Shelley Duvall





7/7/1949 , Houston, Texas

Birth Name

Shelley DuVall




Shelley Duvall is an actress born in 1949 from Houston, Texas, who got her start in show business after director Robert Altman cast her in the film Brewster McCloud in 1971. Duvall attended a party in Los Angeles where a talent scout for Altman saw her and invited the actress to attend the McCloud casting call. Her performance in the film led to roles in three other Altman films, and Hollywood began to take notice of the rising star. Duvall earned the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977 for her work in the film, 3 Women. The following year, director Woody Allen asked the actress to play a supporting role in his romantic comedy, Annie Hall. In 1980, Stanley Kubrick invited the young star to work with Jack Nicholson in the Shinning, and Duvall followed up her performance by playing Olive Oil in Robert Altman's fantasy film, Popeye. Duvall took a short hiatus from acting after the film, and she tried her hand at producing fairy tale stories for Showtime during the early eighties. Duvall returned to the silver screen in 1987, working in film and television until 2002.