Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall

Jul. 7th, 1949
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
5' 8"

Shelley Duvall's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Faerie Tale Theatre TV Show
Faerie Tale Theatre
Tall Tales and Legends TV Show
Tall Tales and Legends
Maggie Winters TV Show
Maggie Winters

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • Sister of 'Stewart Duvall' (qv).
  • 'Milos Forman' (qv) considered her for the role of the prostitute in _One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)_ (qv). While screening _Thieves Like Us (1974)_ (qv) to see if she was right for the role, he became interested in 'Louise Fletcher' (qv), who had a supporting role, and decided to cast her as "Nurse Ratched".
  • Was "discovered" in 1970 by 'Brian McKay (III)' (qv) and 'Tommy Thompson (III)' (qv), who spotted her at a party while scouting locations for 'Robert Altman (I)' (qv)'s _Brewster McCloud (1970)_ (qv) in Houston, Texas. At the time, she was majoring in nutrition and diet therapy at South Texas Junior College and working as a cosmetics salesperson in a Foley's department store. Although she had no prior acting experience, she was casted by Altman in the film and won a three-picture contract with MGM for her performance.
  • Got hooked on cigarettes after having to smoke for her role in Robert Altman's _Thieves Like Us (1974)_ (qv).
  • Graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas in 1967. 'Patrick Swayze' (qv) and wrestler 'Mark Calaway' (qv) (aka The Undertaker) graduated from the same high school.
  • Played chess with 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) between takes on _The Shining (1980)_ (qv).
  • Once lived with 11 dogs, 12 parrots, and 58 finches, budgies, and cockateels.
  • Served as secretary of the Board of Governors Executive Committee for the National Academy of Cable Programming.

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