Elizabeth McGovern

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Elizabeth Lee McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actress, and musician. McGovern received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime. She is also known for her performance as Cora, Countess of Grantham in the British drama series Downton Abbey, for which she has been nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award. Her other films include Ordinary People (1980), Once Upon A Time In America (1984), The Handmaid's Tale (1990) and The Wings of the Dove (1997).

Age: 54
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Once Upon a Time in America,She's Having a Baby and Downton Abbey

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Elizabeth McGovern is married to Simon Curtis.
Simon Curtis
  • Commenced Dating: December 1992
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2015 Woman in Gold Judge Florence Cooper
2015 Showing Roots Shirley
2015 Unexpected Carolyn
2014 Civil War: The Untold Story Narrator
2014 Text Santa 2014 Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
2013 Swung Dolly Adams
2012 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Mrs. Thatcham
2011 Angels Crest Jane
2011 Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters Wallis Simpson
2011 Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama -
2010 Clash of the Titans Marmara


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On careers other than acting: "I probably would have become a veterinarian, or I might have lived on a ranch somewhere and raised horses, or I might have become more serious about painting, or I might have worked in a Burger King."


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Nominated for 8 Awards | Won 2


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