Birth Name: Illeana Douglas
Birth Place: Massachusetts, USA
Born Illeana Hesselberg on July 25, 1965 in Quincy, MA, she was the youngest child and only daughter of educators Gregory and Joan Douglas, and grand-daughter of Academy Award-winning screen legend Melvyn Douglas. Growing up in a self-described bohemian household in Connecticut after her parents' divorce, Douglas was enthralled with film and theater from an early age. Having performed in grade school productions and done a bit of stand-up comedy as a teenager, she left for New York at age 18 and began studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Neighborhood Playhouse. She later embarked on a NYC stage career, acting in "Takes on Woman" and "As Sure as You Live" with the Naked A...
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