Alison Doody Age, Birthday, Biography, Wiki, Movies & More

Alison Doody was born in Dublin in 1966, in a well-off family. She is the youngest of three children. She was educated in a convent, where she gained a passion for the arts. She later studied at the National College of Fine Arts in Dublin, but left because she lacked the motivation and thought she would take a year off to think it out. Meanwhile, while sitting in a café with friends, she was approached by a still photographer who asked her if she would be interested to model. Thinking she could use the pocket money, she said yes. Modeling proved to be both fun and lucrative, and very soon she did it professionally. Her modeling contracts led to commercial work, which would take her around the world. One day, a casting director saw her work and suggested she try acting instead. She was sent to London at age 19, where she quickly won an audition to appear in the new James Bond film, A View to a Kill (1985). She so loved acting that she pursued a career in that direction. After her first film, she shot a few TV dramas in London and in Dublin, but her big break came when she was cast as Austrian seductress Dr. Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Apparently she made a huge impression on Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, who loved her great sense of humor and her Grace Kelly looks. After Indiana Jones, which introduced her to Hollywood and to the United States, she was chosen to replace Cybill Shepherd as spokeswoman for L’Oréal. After that she shot a few B-movies in the United States, but at one point felt she missed Ireland too much, so she went back to Dublin. In 1994, she put her career on hold to spend more time with media heir Gavin O’Reilly, whom she had been dating for two years. In 1996 they married, and later had two children. In 2002, she was asked to cameo in the ‘Michael Caine (I)_ comedy Les acteurs (2003), and there she regained a lust for the movie industry. The following summer, she shot Allan Quatermain et la pierre des ancêtres (2004) with co-starPatrick Swayze, and it’s then that the whole ball started rolling again. In 2005, she and her husband divorced and she decided to re-launch her stalled career, but she quickly realized how difficult it was to break into this kind of business for a second time, especially after ten years away from the camera. Recently she appeared in the short film Benjamin’s Struggle (2005), directed by newcomer James Breese, and played a role in the well-known British series Meurtres en sommeil (2000). In a recent interview, she said she was thrilled to be acting again, but added that she wasn’t willing to accept anything for the sake of working. She is determined to find the right part, but she also wants to do different things: “I’m fed up playing the nasty Nazi. I’d like to do something quite extreme.”

Alison Doody

Alison Doody Biography / Wiki

Name Alison Doody
Also Know
Gender Female
Known For Acting
Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of Birth 1966-11-11
Age(as in 2022) 55
Deathday

Alison Doody Acting Movies

Movie Name Character Release Date Overview
Duel of Hearts Lady Caroline Faye 1992-01-01 Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets…
Muse Grace 2019-10-18 Luca is the pre-eminent artist of his generation and at the peak of his career, lauded, feted and collected by all. He is the ultimate showman however…
Women in Tropical Places Celia Jones 1990-11-08 Celia, an Argentinian expatriate, arrives in Newcastle to marry her fiancé, George. Instead of meeting her at the airport, George sends his chauffeur…
We Still Kill the Old Way Susan Taylor 2014-12-12 A group of aging London gangsters go on a vigilante killing spree when one of their number is murdered by a street gang….
Temptation Lee Reddick 1994-10-19 After five years in prison for insurance fraud the sailor Lanarsky is released. Together with his buddy Bone he gets a job as seamen on board the yach…
Billy & Chuck Mother 2011-02-19 A tale about a young boy who sets out on an adventure deep into the forest to face his fear, guided only by a voice at the end of his walkie-talkie….
Taffin Charlotte 1988-02-26 When a small Irish town is terrorized by a corrupt business syndicate, a lone hero wages an all out war….
Division 19 Neilsen 2017-02-24 In 2039, jails have been turned into online portals where the public gets to choose what prisoners eat, wear, watch and who they fight. So successful …
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Elsa 1989-05-24 When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and…
Ring of the Musketeers Ann-Marie Athos 1992-12-01 Modern day “Musketeers” attempt to become protectors of the inocent. While the biking trio rescue kindnapped children, guard witnesses, and chase mafi…
Brother Grace 2016-01-20 The extravagantly rich Grace wants to revive a 20-year old love affair. Mark travels to Ireland, together with pushy Ronnie and pretends to be his dec…
Selling Hitler Gina Heidemann 1991-06-11 In 1981, Gerd Heidemann (Jonathan Pryce), a war correspondent and reporter with the German magazine Stern, makes what he believes is the literary and …
The Rising Hawk Rada Berkut 2019-10-10 During the 13th century, a small village fights for freedom in the frontier landscape of the Carpathian Mountains against Mongolian invaders….
RRR Cassandra Buxton 2022-03-24 A fictional history of two legendary revolutionaries’ journey away from home before they began fighting for their country in the 1920s….
Deceptions Waitress 1985-05-26 Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results….
Major League II Rebecca Flannery 1994-03-30 After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Cleveland Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! However, they first have to…
A Prayer for the Dying Siobhan Donovan 1987-09-11 Jack Higgins’ straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into “one last job”…
A View to a Kill Jenny Flex 1985-05-24 A newly-developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear…
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy 2003-10-21 George Lucas and Steven Spielberg share the struggles and the passion that went into making the “Indiana Jones” trilogy….
The Actors Alison Doody 2003-03-16 During the run of a particularly awful interpretation of Richard III, the star, Anthony O’Malley, begins to frequent a rough pub to develop his charac…
The Rapture Professor Alison Hayes 2010-06-01 Told through the eyes of Casper Harrison. The Rapture is a fast paced mystery thriller where good and evil collide in the quest to possess the most ho…

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