Amanda Donohoe Movies and Career Information

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Jun 29, 1962

Amanda Donohoe (born 29 June 1962) is an English film and television actress. Donohoe was born in London, the daughter of Joanna and Ted Donohoe, antique dealers. She has Irish and Russian descent on her father's side, and her mother is Swiss. Amanda attended the private Francis Holland School until she left home at sixteen, and in her early twenties she was accepted at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In the late 1980s, she decided to move to Los Angeles to expand her career. Donohoe first came to the attention of worldwide audiences in 1986, when she was cast opposite Oliver Reed as Lucy Irvine in Nicolas Roeg's Castaway (where she appeared nude in some sequences of the movie). She followed this up with roles in two Ken Russell films The Lair of the White Worm, based on a Bram Stoker novel, and The Rainbow, based on a D. H. Lawrence novel. In 1981, Donohoe appeared in the music videos for the songs "Antmusic" and "Stand & Deliver" by Adam and the Ants. In February 1991, Donohoe took part in the first of the so-called "lesbian kiss episodes" on American television when her character CJ Lamb on L.A. Law kissed Abbie Perkins, played by Michele Greene. Donohoe appeared in L.A.

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