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Years active
  
1987–present

Known for
  

Name
  
Illeana Douglas

Role
  
Actress

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Full Name
  
Illeana Hesselberg

Born
  
July 25, 1965 (age 52) (
1965-07-25
)

Education
  
Neighborhood PlayhouseAADA

Occupation
  
ActressDirectorScreenwriterProducer

Notable work
  
Grace of My HeartEasy to Assemble

Home town
  
Los Angeles, California U.S.

Spouse
  
Jonathan Axelrod (m. 1998–2001)

Grandparents
  
Melvyn Douglas, Rosalind Hightower

Parents
  
Melvyn Gregory Hesselberg, Joan Hesselberg

Books
  
I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies

Movies and TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Melvyn Douglas, Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Erbe, Peter Bogdanovich, Helen Gahagan Douglas

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Illeana Hesselberg, most commonly known as Illeana Douglas, (born July 25, 1965) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer. Douglas has had a long-ranging diverse career as a character actor with a specialty in comedy. Notable works include work in a 2001 episode of Six Feet Under – for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and won the Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series award from OFTA, the Online Film & Television Association – and her work in the TV series Action opposite Jay Mohr – for which she won a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. She can currently be seen on Turner Classic Movies where she hosts specials focused on unheralded women directors from film history.

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Early life

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Douglas was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joan Douglas (née Georgescu), a schoolteacher, and Gregory Douglas, a painter. Douglas' father was the son of Hollywood actor Melvyn Douglas and his wife, the artist Rosalind Hightower. Douglas had two older brothers, the late Stefan Gregor Hesselberg, a technician in the histology laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who also trained racehorses in Verona, Italy, and Erik Hesselberg, a journalist.

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Douglas grew up in Connecticut, in the Old Saybrook area, but said that really she grew up all over, in Massachusetts where her father lived, Connecticut where her mother lived, and New York, where her extended family lived. During her childhood she spent time going back and forth between relatives during the summer. Douglas said that her parents were heavily influenced by the 1970s hippie culture—her father especially by the movie Easy Rider. They had a loose parenting style and did not pressure her to go to college. Comedy albums were really big in her family. The family would put on dramatic interpretations and performances.

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Douglas' mother's side is Catholic, Italian and Romanian from Astoria, Queens. Her maternal grandmother worked in the restaurant at Gertz' department store in Astoria and her maternal grandfather was a welder. Douglas said that her maternal grandmother, a former Rockette, had really wanted to be an actor. She instilled in Douglas a love for the movies, which they attended together frequently when she was a child.

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As a child she would visit her paternal grandfather, the actor Melvyn Douglas, in his apartment in Manhattan on the Upper West Side as well as his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles on Senalda Road off Outpost Drive. Douglas said her summers with Melvyn Douglas were about experiencing with him his love of theater and elocution as well as reading, art, and history.

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Douglas has said that her grandfather's performance in Being There was influential on her own career. In the 1940s, Douglas' grandfather and Peter Sellers both served in the military during WWII and met in Burma. In the 1960s, the two men reconnected in London and talked about their time together in the war. During high school, Douglas visited the set while they were shooting on location in Asheville, North Carolina and got to meet Sellers, whose work she admired greatly. It was the first time she was on a film set.

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Douglas notes the contrast between her working-class Italian roots and the glamorous Hollywood world of her paternal side of her family. Famous people like Myrna Loy, Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem, politicians, writers, and others were always around in a salon-type world. Douglas said it took her a long time to figure out the contrasting diversity, to put both halves together. She identifies more with the Italian side of her family, that she developed more of their "rhythms and ways" because she spent so much time with them in Queens.

Early career

After graduating from high school, Douglas moved to New York City. Obsessed with the movies from her childhood, Douglas wanted to be in show business. She stayed with relatives in various temporary arrangements. Douglas attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she was a contemporary of Elias Koteas and Lou Mustillo. Mustillo and Douglas were not asked back to school after their first year.

When she was 18 years old, Douglas went to work for Steve Rubell at the Morgans Hotel. While there, Douglas decided to reinvent herself and began attending Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where she studied with the acting teacher Richard Pinter. While she was working in a sketch comedy group called Manhattan Punchline, one of the troupe members suggested she try stand-up comedy. Douglas decided to give it a try, working briefly at Stand Up New York. She found the writing and acting easy, but the performing very difficult. She did not like the graphic comedy style then in vogue, and didn't like the lifestyle.

Douglas got a job working for a well-known publicist, Peggy Siegal. Through this job, she tried to get her headshot to the casting director who worked with Martin Scorsese, but was not successful; however, Scorsese was editing his film Last Temptation of Christ down the hall from Siegal's offices. The editors needed a sound effect to convey Mary Magdalene screaming, and asked her to help out. Through this happenstance, Douglas met Scorsese, his editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, as well as filmmaker Michael Powell, and provided many ADR of crowd sounds. The group bonded over discussion of old films, which was a long-standing interest. Soon Scorsese and Douglas began a long-term relationship.

Soon afterwards, she got her first movie role: a small part in the Scorsese segment of New York Stories. Douglas said that Lorraine Bracco took Douglas under her wing during the shooting of Goodfellas, helping her find an agent. It was then that Douglas became Scorsese's girlfriend.

Douglas appeared in Scorsese's Cape Fear (1991) – one of four Scorsese films in which she has appeared. After Cape Fear, she had several film roles where her segment was eventually cut, including in Household Saints, Jungle Fever, and Quiz Show. "It was kind of depressing," she commented.

Douglas did a low-budget movie called Grief that got into Sundance, which led to her meeting director Allison Anders.

Feature work

Douglas had her first starring role as singer-songwriter Denise Waverly in Anders' 1996 film, Grace of My Heart. and supporting roles in To Die For (1995) and Ghost World (2001). Douglas, a huge music fan, was fascinated by the Brill Building-era and its personalities. Douglas drew parallels to the Connecticut of her youth and the many contradictions of her childhood and was based in a collaborative effort between herself and Anders that was very meaningful.

Douglas said that when she worked on 1995's To Die For, the director Gus Van Sant taught her about the technical aspects of filmmaking, like camera blocking, film lenses, and modulating a performance for film. It was also a movie where she felt that the Meisner technique she learned at the Neighborhood Playhouse started to connect for her.

In June 2015, it was announced that Douglas was attached to co-star opposite Sean Astin in the independent feature film, Unleashed, that will be directed by Dream with the Fishes filmmaker Finn Taylor.

Television work

On television, Douglas appeared in a memorable role as one of Garry Shandling's love interest towards the end of the series, The Larry Sanders Show, in 1998. In 1999, she had a starring role opposite Jay Mohr in the series Action. She played a television executive who started out as a prostitute who had Mohr as a regular customer.

She guest starred on Seinfeld, Frasier and The Drew Carey Show, and has played a public defender on several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002 and 2003. She appeared in two episodes of the critically acclaimed HBO TV-series Six Feet Under, both of which earned Emmy nominations for Guest Actress in a Drama. She appeared as Mrs. Ari's sister Marci in the Season 7 finale of Entourage.

In 2006, she starred in the Lifetime TV film Not Like Everyone Else and played herself in Pittsburgh opposite Jeff Goldblum. In 2007, Douglas was added to the cast of Ugly Betty, playing Sheila, an editor for MODE magazine.

Douglas spent time in Sweden shooting a TV show called Welcome to Sweden, which is produced by Amy Poehler and stars Lena Olin and Will Farrell. A co-Swedish/American production that will air on Swedish TV but will be sold on Netflix.

Writing & producing

Douglas has written and directed a comedy short The Perfect Woman (1993) (a satire about what men really want from women), the documentary Everybody Just Stay Calm—Stories in Independent Filmmaking (1994), and the satire Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (1995). She has been the producer for several projects including Illeanarama, a collection of her short films for the Sundance Channel.

From 2008 to 2012, Douglas starred in a web series sponsored by IKEA called Easy to Assemble, where she plays herself as an actor-in-recovery-from-acting who goes to work at IKEA. Douglas said that she has a great deal of autonomy from sponsor Ikea, whose only condition was that the show be suitable for children and families. It was canceled after 4 seasons.

In 2015, Douglas is producing and mentoring women filmmakers a web-series for Jill Soloway called The Skinny.

Turner Classic Movies

Douglas worked on a Turner Classic Movies series called Friday Night Spotlight, a prime-time show featuring a month-long festival of movies programmed by special guests. The season that she worked on focused on the theme "Second Looks". Douglas said that curating, writing, and working on this series allowed her to use her movie knowledge while making it funny, entertaining, and informative.

In 2015, in association with the advocacy group, Women in Film, Douglas presented a month-long series on the TCM cable channel called "Trailblazing Women," an initiative to highlight women's contributions to the art of cinema. Douglas became involved in the project when she found out that the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American movies didn't include any movies directed by women. The series was also in response to active discussions about the gender imbalance in Hollywood. The series will present work by female pioneers like Dorothy Arzner, Alice Guy-Blaché, Agnès Varda, Lina Wertmüller, as well as interviews with Allison Anders, Amy Heckerling, Julie Dash, and others. The series will be a multi-year event, with the first year's focus on women directors from the 1920s to the present. Each night is themed, with programming topics from foreign films to African-American filmmakers.

Other work

  • Douglas is Beirget Kattsson, a member of a band called Spärhusen, a Swedish pop group. Douglas describes them: "Spärhusen has had their ups and downs over the years. They’ve been in many plane crashes, but they’ve survived and they’re together."
  • At the Walt Disney World Resort in the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, Douglas plays Aerosmith's manager in the preshow video for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster attraction. She later appeared in an Aerosmith music video as Liv Tyler's mother.
  • Douglas and the comedian Sarah Sweet produced and co-starred in a series professional variety shows called The Living Room Show, that is hosted in various Los Angeles living rooms.
  • Additionally, Douglas wrote a memoir called I Blame Dennis Hopper which was published by Flatiron Books in 2015. The memoir focuses on Douglas telling her life via her love for the movies and her exposure to Hollywood through her paternal grandfather Melvyn Douglas.

    Personal life

    From 1989 until 1997, Douglas was the companion of director Martin Scorsese. On 16 May 1998, she married producer and writer Jonathan Axelrod, the stepson of producer George Axelrod; they divorced in 2001. Douglas said that the period after her divorce was difficult both emotionally and financially, and that she relocated from living in Los Angeles to the New York area, where she took classes at her former school, the Neighborhood Playhouse, and worked in theater. She also began writing and directing.

    Douglas is a vegetarian. She was named after Princess Ileana of Romania.

    Works and publications

  • I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived in and Out of the Movies. New York: Flatiron Books. 2015. ISBN 978-1-250-05291-9. OCLC 912507695. 
  • Web television

  • 2008–2012: Easy to Assemble
  • Filmography

    Actress
    -
    In Fidelity (post-production) as
    Ethel
    -
    The Abomination (completed) as
    Merga
    2023
    Made for Each Other (TV Movie) as
    Doris
    2022
    Just One Kiss (TV Movie) as
    Marlene Schwartz Rivera
    2022
    Search Party (TV Series) as
    Annabelle
    - The Gospel of Judas (2022) - Annabelle
    2020
    Shrill (TV Series) as
    Sheila
    - No (2021) - Sheila
    - Salon (2020) - Sheila
    - HR (2020) - Sheila
    2019
    All Rise (TV Series) as
    Beatrix Rycroft
    - Dripsy (2019) - Beatrix Rycroft
    2019
    Goliath (TV Series) as
    Rita
    - Joy Division (2019) - Rita
    - Conscious Uncoupling (2019) - Rita
    - Fer-De-Lance (2019) - Rita
    - Full Circle (2019) - Rita
    - Good Morning, Central Valley (2019) - Rita
    - Happiness from the Ground Up (2019) - Rita
    - The Subsidence Adventure (2019) - Rita
    2019
    The Simpsons (TV Series) as
    New Age Clerk
    - Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion (2019) - New Age Clerk (voice)
    2017
    Cups & Robbers (Short) as
    Lori
    2016
    Unleashed as
    Monty
    2016
    The Late Bloomer as
    Linda
    2016
    Anamnesis (Short) as
    Doctor
    2016
    Modern Family (TV Series) as
    Janet
    - Double Click (2016) - Janet
    2016
    The Skinny (TV Mini Series) as
    Jacqueline
    - Better (2016) - Jacqueline
    - AWOL (2016) - Jacqueline
    - Squad (2016) - Jacqueline
    - Bigger (2016) - Jacqueline
    - Relapse (2016) - Jacqueline
    2015
    Semi-Charmed Life (TV Movie)
    2015
    Chasing Life (TV Series) as
    Mariann Russo
    - Life of Brenna (2015) - Mariann Russo
    - Rest in Peace (2015) - Mariann Russo
    2014
    Welcome to Sweden (TV Series) as
    Nancy
    - Sexy Dancing/Bröllopet (2015) - Nancy
    - Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk (2015) - Nancy
    - Scrapbook/Skidresa (2015) - Nancy
    - Searching for Bergman/Ljuden (2015) - Nancy
    - Parents!/Föräldrar (2014) - Nancy
    - Fitting In/Vänner (2014) - Nancy
    2015
    Return to Sender as
    Judy
    2015
    Mega Shark vs. Kolossus as
    Dr. Alison Gray
    2015
    Pearly Gates as
    Karen
    2015
    Road Hard as
    Kim Madsen
    2014
    The Darwin Initiative (Short) as
    Lindsey Teller
    2014
    All Stars as
    Billie Burke
    2014
    She's Funny That Way as
    Judy
    2014
    Outlook Not So Good (Short) as
    Mom
    2014
    My Sister as
    Aunt Connie
    2014
    The Boxcar Children as
    Mary (voice)
    2013
    It's Dark Here as
    Linda Tennies
    2013
    Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) as
    Dr. Alma
    - Man on the Moon (2013) - Dr. Alma
    2013
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) as
    Ruby Banks
    - Passed Pawns (2013) - Ruby Banks
    2013
    A Country Christmas as
    Susan Satcher
    2013
    Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) as
    Dr. Reza
    - The Kiss (2013) - Dr. Reza
    2013
    Dark Around the Stars as
    Dayton
    2013
    Maron (TV Series) as
    Illeana Douglas
    - Dominatrix (2013) - Illeana Douglas
    2013
    Max Rose as
    Jenny Flowers
    2013
    Chez Upshaw as
    Rita Upshaw
    2013
    Monarch (Short) as
    Lindsey Teller
    2009
    Easy to Assemble (TV Series) as
    Illeana / Bierget Kattson / Illeana Douglas
    - Finding North (2011) - Illeana / Bierget Kattson
    - Flying Solo: Part 1 (2010) - Illeana
    - Co-Worker of the Year (2009) - Illeana
    - Meet Sparhusen (2009) - Illeana
    - People Skills (2009) - Illeana
    - Celebrity Intervention (2009) - Illeana
    - Taking Stock (2009) - Illeana
    - Bitter Is Better (2009) - Illeana
    - The Team Building Event (2009) - Illeana
    - What's in Store (2009) - Illeana Douglas
    - Flying Solo: Part 3 - Illeana
    - Flying Solo: Part 2 - Illeana
    2011
    4 Wedding Planners as
    Miriam
    2010
    Entourage (TV Series) as
    Marcie
    - Out with a Bang (2011) - Marcie
    - Lose Yourself (2010) - Marcie
    2011
    Chaos (TV Series) as
    Linda Phillips
    - Two Percent (2011) - Linda Phillips
    2011
    The Green as
    Trish
    2011
    The Cape (TV Series) as
    Netta Stilton
    - The Lich: Part 2 (2011) - Netta Stilton
    - The Lich: Part 1 (2011) - Netta Stilton
    2010
    The Temp Life (TV Series) as
    Eve Randall
    - Return of the Eddie (2011) - Eve Randall
    - The Hungover (2011) - Eve Randall
    - We're Number Two (2010) - Eve Randall
    - Back in Business (2010) - Eve Randall
    - The Boss (2010) - Eve Randall
    2010
    Spärhusen Plays the Egyptian (Short) as
    Beirget Kattson
    2010
    Suite 7 (TV Series) as
    Livvy
    - Soulmates (2010) - Livvy
    2010
    The Webventures of Justin & Alden (TV Series) as
    Illeana Douglas
    - 1760 (2010) - Illeana Douglas
    2009
    Triumph of Spärhusen (Short) as
    Beirget Kattsson
    2009
    Life Is Hot in Cracktown as
    Mommy
    2009
    April Showers as
    Sally
    2008
    Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) as
    Beverly Tyson
    - Contract (2008) - Beverly Tyson
    2008
    Osso Bucco as
    Megan
    2008
    Otis as
    Kate Lawson
    2008
    The Year of Getting to Know Us as
    Christine Jacobson
    2007
    Ugly Betty (TV Series) as
    Sheila
    - Giving up the Ghost (2007) - Sheila
    - Grin and Bear It (2007) - Sheila
    - How Betty Got Her Grieve Back (2007) - Sheila
    2007
    Walk the Talk as
    Jill (as Illeana Douglass)
    2007
    Order Up (Short) as
    Waitress
    2007
    The List as
    Donna
    2006
    Shark (TV Series) as
    Gloria Dent
    - Here Comes the Judge (2007) - Gloria Dent
    - Dial M for Monica (2006) - Gloria Dent
    2007
    Expired as
    Wilma
    2006
    Crumbs (TV Series) as
    Shelley
    - Tennis Any Crumb? (2006) - Shelley
    - He Ain't Hetero, He's My Brother - Shelley
    - And It All Came Crumbling Down - Shelley
    2006
    Women of a Certain Age (TV Movie) as
    Sharon
    2006
    Factory Girl as
    Diana Vreeland
    2006
    Not Like Everyone Else (TV Movie) as
    Toni Blackbear
    2006
    The Bondage as
    Elaine Edwards
    2005
    The Californians as
    Olive Ransom
    2001
    Six Feet Under (TV Series) as
    Angela
    - Hold My Hand (2005) - Angela
    - The New Person (2001) - Angela
    - Life's Too Short (2001) - Angela (uncredited)
    2005
    Alchemy as
    KJ
    2004
    The Coven (TV Movie)
    2004
    Surviving Eden as
    Cameo
    2003
    Missing Brendan as
    Julie Conroy
    2003
    The Kiss (Video) as
    Joyce Rothman
    2002
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
    Gina Bernardo
    - Tortured (2003) - Gina Bernardo
    - Resilience (2002) - Gina Bernardo
    - Juvenile (2002) - Gina Bernardo
    2002
    The Adventures of Pluto Nash as
    Dr. Mona Zimmer
    2002
    Point of Origin (TV Movie) as
    Kate
    2002
    The New Guy as
    Kiki Pierce
    2002
    Dummy as
    Heidi
    2001
    Strange Frequency (TV Series) as
    Dr. Helen Mead
    - A Change Will Do You Good (2001) - Dr. Helen Mead
    2001
    Ghost World as
    Roberta Allsworth
    2001
    The Drew Carey Show (TV Series) as
    Rachel Murray
    - Drew and the Activist: Part 2 (2001) - Rachel Murray
    - Drew and the Activist: Part 1 (2001) - Rachel Murray
    2001
    Frasier (TV Series) as
    Kenny's Wife
    - Hungry Heart (2001) - Kenny's Wife
    1999
    Action (TV Series) as
    Wendy Ward
    - The Last Ride of the Elephant Princess (2000) - Wendy Ward
    - One Easy Piece (2000) - Wendy Ward (credit only)
    - Dead Man Floating (2000) - Wendy Ward (credit only)
    - Love Sucks (2000) - Wendy Ward
    - Dragon's Blood (2000) - Wendy Ward
    - Strong Sexual Content (1999) - Wendy Ward
    - Lights, Camera, Action! (1999) - Wendy Ward
    - Twelfth Step to Hell (1999) - Wendy Ward
    - Mr. Dragon Goes to Washington (1999) - Wendy Ward
    - Blowhard (1999) - Wendy Ward
    - Blood Money (1999) - Wendy Ward
    - Re-Enter the Dragon (1999) - Wendy Ward
    - Pilot (1999) - Wendy Ward
    2000
    The Next Best Thing as
    Elizabeth Ryder
    1999
    Neutrino (TV Series) as
    Various
    1999
    Rockin' Roller Coaster (Short) as
    Band Manager
    1999
    Stir of Echoes as
    Lisa
    1999
    Flypaper as
    Laura
    1999
    Lansky (TV Movie) as
    Anna Lansky
    1999
    Brother's Keeper (TV Series) as
    Ginny
    - Dating the Teacher (1999) - Ginny
    1999
    Message in a Bottle as
    Lina
    1999
    Happy, Texas as
    Ms. Schaefer
    1999
    Can't Stop Dancing as
    Anita Dick
    1998
    The Thin Pink Line as
    Julia Bullock
    1998
    The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) as
    Illeana Douglas
    - Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation (1998) - Illeana Douglas
    - Just the Perfect Blendship (1998) - Illeana Douglas
    1998
    Seinfeld (TV Series) as
    Loretta
    - The Strongbox (1998) - Loretta
    1997
    Rough Riders (TV Mini Series) as
    Edith Roosevelt
    - Episode #1.2 (1997) - Edith Roosevelt
    - Episode #1.1 (1997) - Edith Roosevelt
    1997
    Bella Mafia (TV Movie) as
    Teresa Scorpio Luciano
    1997
    Hacks as
    Georgia Feckler
    1997
    Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Movie) as
    Rita Pascoe
    1997
    Picture Perfect as
    Darcy
    1997
    Chasing Amy as
    Alyssa's Roommate (uncredited)
    1996
    Four Tales of Two Cities as
    Celena (segment "Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier")
    1996
    Wedding Bell Blues as
    Jasmine
    1996
    Grace of My Heart as
    Denise Waverly / Edna Buxton
    1995
    The Single Guy (TV Series) as
    Martha
    - Distance (1996) - Martha
    - Sister (1995) - Martha
    1995
    Judgement (Short) as
    Laurel
    1995
    Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) as
    Gina Doolen
    - Autofocus (1995) - Gina Doolen
    1995
    Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (Short) as
    Celena
    1995
    To Die For as
    Janice Maretto
    1995
    Search and Destroy as
    Marie Davenport
    1994
    Quiz Show as
    Woman at Book Party
    1993
    The Perfect Woman (Short)
    1993
    Grief as
    Leslie
    1993
    Household Saints as
    Evelyn Santangelo
    1993
    Alive as
    Lilliana Methol
    1991
    Cape Fear as
    Lori Davis
    1991
    Guilty by Suspicion as
    Nan, Zanuck's Secretary
    1990
    Goodfellas as
    Rosie
    1989
    New York Stories as
    Paulette's Friend (segment "Life Lessons")
    1988
    The Last Temptation of Christ as
    Crowd Member (voice)
    1987
    Hello Again as
    Mother in Park
    Producer
    2016
    The Skinny (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
    - Better (2016) - (executive producer)
    - Control (2016) - (executive producer)
    - AWOL (2016) - (executive producer)
    - Squad (2016) - (executive producer)
    - Bigger (2016) - (executive producer)
    - Relapse (2016) - (executive producer)
    2013
    Chez Upshaw (executive producer)
    2013
    Monarch (Short) (associate producer) / (consulting producer)
    2008
    Easy to Assemble (TV Series) (producer - 57 episodes)
    - Bossy Lady (2012) - (producer)
    - What's Happening? (2012) - (producer)
    - I'm Gonna Love You Through This (2012) - (producer)
    - Will You Be My Partner? (2012) - (producer)
    - We're Finished (2012) - (producer)
    - The All-Nighter (2012) - (producer)
    - Good with Names (2012) - (producer)
    - The Friske Touch (2012) - (producer)
    - Married to My Work (2012) - (producer)
    - You're My Producer? (2012) - (producer)
    - IKEA's Got Talent (2012) - (producer)
    - I'm Literally out of Material (2011) - (producer)
    - Bjorn Borg is Not a Celebrity in America (2011) - (producer)
    - Now I'm Blackmailing You (2011) - (producer)
    - Sammy Salt (2011) - (producer)
    - Co-Worker of the Year (2011) - (producer)
    - You're Never Alone (2011) - (producer)
    - Mrs. Hullestaad (2011) - (producer)
    - Taxi to Trosa (2011) - (producer)
    - Scorpio Rising (2011) - (producer)
    - A Very Heavy Package (2011) - (producer)
    - Chasing Windmills (2011) - (producer)
    - 48 Hours of Daylight (2011) - (producer)
    - Almost Happy (2011) - (producer)
    - The Road to Uppsala (2011) - (producer)
    - The Third Bateman (2011) - (producer)
    - Good Morning Stockholm (2011) - (producer)
    - We're in Swedenland (2011) - (producer)
    - Finding North (2011) - (producer)
    - Flying Solo: Part 1 (2010) - (producer)
    - Co-Worker of the Year (2009) - (producer)
    - Gotcha! Covered (2009) - (producer)
    - Meet Sparhusen (2009) - (producer)
    - People Skills (2009) - (producer)
    - Celebrity Intervention (2009) - (producer)
    - Taking Stock (2009) - (producer)
    - Bitter Is Better (2009) - (producer)
    - The Team Building Event (2009) - (producer)
    - S. Erland Hussen #76 (2009) - (producer)
    - What's in Store (2009) - (producer)
    - Training Video 4: Swedish Phrases (2008) - (producer)
    - Art Is Where You Make It (2008) - (producer)
    - You Can't Be Somebody Else (2008) - (producer)
    - Celebrity Bull-Riding (2008) - (producer)
    - How Swede It Is (2008) - (producer)
    - Personal Shopper (2008) - (producer)
    - Training Video 5: Self Service Warehouse (2008) - (producer)
    - The Justine Bateman Show (2008) - (producer)
    - Co-mingling (2008) - (producer)
    - Gotcha! (2008) - (producer)
    - Training Video 3: Meatball Preparation (2008) - (producer)
    - Training Video 2: Your Allen Wrench and You (2008) - (producer)
    - Actors Anonymous (2008) - (producer)
    - Training Video: Greeting the Customers (2008) - (producer)
    - Training Day (2008) - (producer)
    - Flying Solo: Part 3 - (producer)
    - Flying Solo: Part 2 - (producer)
    2011
    Kingdom Come (Documentary) (co-producer)
    2010
    Spärhusen Plays the Egyptian (Short) (producer)
    2010
    Suite 7 (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
    - Soulmates (2010) - (producer)
    2010
    The Webventures of Justin & Alden (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
    - The Last Episode (2010) - (producer)
    - The Streamys (2010) - (producer)
    - Back to the Present (2010) - (producer)
    - 1760 (2010) - (producer)
    - A Questionable Quest (2010) - (producer)
    2009
    Triumph of Spärhusen (Short) (producer)
    2008
    Celebrity Garage Sale (TV Series) (executive producer)
    2005
    Illeanarama (TV Series) (executive producer)
    2004
    Supermarket (Short) (producer)
    2003
    Devil Talk (Short) (producer)
    2002
    Life Without Dick (Video) (executive producer)
    1993
    The Perfect Woman (Short) (executive producer)
    Writer
    -
    Easy to Assemble (TV Series) (4 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (created and written by - 17 episodes, 2008 - 2012) (creator - 14 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (writer - 10 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (created & written by - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (written by - 1 episode, 2011)
    - Bossy Lady (2012)
    - What's Happening? (2012) - (creator) / (writer)
    - I'm Gonna Love You Through This (2012)
    - Will You Be My Partner? (2012) - (creator) / (writer)
    - Good with Names (2012) - (created and written by)
    - The Friske Touch (2012) - (creator)
    - Married to My Work (2012) - (creator)
    - You're My Producer? (2012) - (creator)
    - IKEA's Got Talent (2012) - (creator)
    - Good Morning Stockholm (2011)
    - We're in Swedenland (2011)
    - Finding North (2011) - (written by)
    - Flying Solo: Part 1 (2010) - (created & written by)
    - Co-Worker of the Year (2009) - (created & written by)
    - Gotcha! Covered (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - Meet Sparhusen (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - People Skills (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - Celebrity Intervention (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - Taking Stock (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - Bitter Is Better (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - The Team Building Event (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - S. Erland Hussen #76 (2009) - (created and written by)
    - What's in Store (2009) - (creator) / (writer)
    - Training Video 4: Swedish Phrases (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Art Is Where You Make It (2008) - (created and written by)
    - You Can't Be Somebody Else (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Celebrity Bull-Riding (2008) - (created and written by)
    - How Swede It Is (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Personal Shopper (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Training Video 5: Self Service Warehouse (2008) - (created and written by)
    - The Justine Bateman Show (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Co-mingling (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Gotcha! (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Training Video 3: Meatball Preparation (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Training Video 2: Your Allen Wrench and You (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Actors Anonymous (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Training Video: Greeting the Customers (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Training Day (2008) - (created and written by)
    - Flying Solo: Part 3 - (created & written by)
    - Flying Solo: Part 2 - (created & written by)
    2010
    Spärhusen Plays the Egyptian (Short)
    2010
    Suite 7 (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
    - Soulmates (2010) - (written by)
    2009
    Triumph of Spärhusen (Short)
    2005
    Illeanarama (TV Series)
    2005
    Stories of Lost Souls (segment "Supermarket")
    2004
    Supermarket (Short)
    2003
    Devil Talk (Short)
    1996
    Four Tales of Two Cities (segment "Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier")
    1995
    Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (Short)
    1993
    The Perfect Woman (Short) (writer)
    Director
    2005
    Stories of Lost Souls (segment "Supermarket")
    2004
    Supermarket (Short)
    2003
    Devil Talk (Short)
    1996
    Four Tales of Two Cities (segment "Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier")
    1995
    Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (Short)
    1994
    Everybody Just Stay Calm (Documentary)
    1993
    The Perfect Woman (Short)
    Composer
    2010
    Spärhusen Plays the Egyptian (Short)
    2009
    Triumph of Spärhusen (Short) (music written and performed by)
    Soundtrack
    2005
    The Californians (performer: "Ivory Towers" - uncredited)
    2002
    Dummy (performer: "My Own Morning")
    Thanks
    2013
    Furever (Documentary) (very special thanks)
    2009
    A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
    2005
    Adam & Steve (thanks)
    Self
    2023
    Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed (Documentary) as
    Self
    2020
    Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time, Parts 1-3 (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Time Warp Vol 3: Comedy & Camp (2020) - Self
    - Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 2 Horror and Sci-Fi (2020) - Self
    - Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 1 Midnight Madness (2020) - Self
    2020
    25 Words or Less (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Jessica Tuck, Lisa Kudrow, Nicole Sullivan, Ileana Douglas (2020) - Self
    - Jessica Tuck, Ileana Douglas, Nicole Sullivan, Oscar Nunez (2020) - Self
    - Nicole Sullivan, Lisa Kudrow, Ileana Douglas, Jessica Tuck (2020) - Self
    - Jessica Tuck, Nicole Sullivan, Oscar Nunez, Illena Douglas (2020) - Self
    - Jessica Tuck, Lisa Kudrow, Nicole Sullivan, Ileana Douglas (2020) - Self
    - Oscar Nunez, Nicole Sullivan, Illena Douglas, Jessica Tuck (2020) - Self
    2019
    Larry King Now (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Illeana Douglas on Goliath, Female Filmmakers & Why She Blames Dennis Hopper (2019) - Self - Guest
    2019
    The Movies (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self - Actor
    - The Golden Age (2019) - Self - Actor
    - The Seventies (2019) - Self - Actor
    - The Nineties (2019) - Self - Actor
    - The Eighties (2019) - Self - Actor
    2018
    TCM Spotlight: Funny Ladies (TV Mini Series) as
    Self - Host
    - 1960s, '70s and '80s (2018) - Self - Host
    - 1950s (2018) - Self - Host
    - 1930s - 1940s (2018) - Self - Host
    - Silents to 1930s (2018) - Self - Host
    2018
    The View (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Illeana Douglas/Terri, Bindi & Robert Irwin (2018) - Self - Guest
    2017
    Art as Dialogue (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2017
    Chopped (TV Series) as
    Self - Contestant
    - Star Power: The Last Laugh! (2017) - Self - Contestant
    2017
    78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (Documentary) as
    Self
    2016
    The Tomorrow Show (TV Series) as
    Self (2016)
    2015
    TCM Spotlight: Trailblazing Women (TV Series) as
    Self - Host
    - Activism (2016) - Self - Host
    - Philanthropic Work (2016) - Self - Host
    - Politics and Public Service (2016) - Self - Host
    - Breaking Barriers (2016) - Self - Host
    - Fighting the Blacklist (2016) - Self - Host
    - Wartime Contributions (2016) - Self - Host
    - Controlling Their Own Destiny (2016) - Self - Host
    - The Business of Film and Television (2016) - Self - Host
    - A New Generation (2015) - Self - Host
    - International Breakthroughs (2015) - Self - Host
    - African American Independents (2015) - Self - Host
    - 1990s Mainstream Hits (2015) - Self - Host
    - Essential Documentaries (2015) - Self - Host
    - The 1980s: A Step Forward (2015) - Self - Host
    - Independent Classics (2015) - Self - Host
    - Studio Directors from the Dawn of Sound to the '70s (2015) - Self - Host
    - Film Pioneers (2015) - Self - Host
    2009
    Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Illeana Douglas (II) (2016) - Self - Guest
    - 1st Year Birthday (2010) - Self - Guest
    - Nia Vardalos/Illeana Douglas (2009) - Self - Guest
    2016
    Bret Easton Ellis Podcast (Podcast Series) as
    Self
    - Illeana Douglas (2016) - Self
    2016
    Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Illeana Douglas: I Blame Dennis Hopper (2016) - Self
    2015
    The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Illeana Douglas (2015) - Self - Guest
    2015
    The Playboy Morning Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #8.64 (2015) - Self
    2015
    Sidewalks Entertainment (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Illeana Douglas (2015) - Self - Guest
    2015
    Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 20 August 2015 (2015) - Self
    2015
    AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
    Self
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin (2015) - Self (uncredited)
    2015
    The Haunting Of (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Illeana Douglas (2015) - Self
    2014
    Take My Bitcoins (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest Co-Host
    - Illeana Douglas (2014) - Self - Guest Co-Host
    2014
    The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh (Documentary) as
    Self
    2014
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 14: Guest Who's Coming to Visit? (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2013
    WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Illeana Douglas (2013) - Self - Guest
    2013
    One Question Interviews (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Special FAQ Edition #1: Cannibals? (2013) - Self - Guest
    - Who Is Illeana Douglas' Celebrity Guardian Angel? (2013) - Self - Guest
    2013
    Furever (Documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2013
    Retire from Show Biz? No Thanks! (TV Special) as
    Self - Moderator
    2008
    Easy to Assemble (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Bossy Lady (2012) - Self
    - What's Happening? (2012) - Self
    - I'm Gonna Love You Through This (2012) - Self
    - Will You Be My Partner? (2012) - Self
    - The All-Nighter (2012) - Self
    - IKEA's Got Talent (2012) - Self
    - I'm Literally out of Material (2011) - Self
    - Bjorn Borg is Not a Celebrity in America (2011) - Self
    - Now I'm Blackmailing You (2011) - Self
    - Sammy Salt (2011) - Self
    - Co-Worker of the Year (2011) - Self
    - You're Never Alone (2011) - Self
    - Mrs. Hullestaad (2011) - Self
    - Taxi to Trosa (2011) - Self
    - Scorpio Rising (2011) - Self
    - A Very Heavy Package (2011) - Self
    - Chasing Windmills (2011) - Self
    - 48 Hours of Daylight (2011) - Self
    - Almost Happy (2011) - Self
    - The Road to Uppsala (2011) - Self
    - The Third Bateman (2011) - Self
    - Good Morning Stockholm (2011) - Self
    - We're in Swedenland (2011) - Self
    - Gotcha! Covered (2009) - Self
    - S. Erland Hussen #76 (2009) - Self
    - Training Video 4: Swedish Phrases (2008) - Self
    - Art Is Where You Make It (2008) - Self
    - You Can't Be Somebody Else (2008) - Self
    - Celebrity Bull-Riding (2008) - Self
    - How Swede It Is (2008) - Self
    - Personal Shopper (2008) - Self
    - Training Video 5: Self Service Warehouse (2008) - Self
    - The Justine Bateman Show (2008) - Self
    - Co-mingling (2008) - Self
    - Gotcha! (2008) - Self
    - Training Video 3: Meatball Preparation (2008) - Self
    - Training Video 2: Your Allen Wrench and You (2008) - Self
    - Actors Anonymous (2008) - Self
    - Training Video: Greeting the Customers (2008) - Self
    - Training Day (2008) - Self
    2012
    SAG Foundation Conversations (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Illeana Douglas (2012) - Self
    2012
    Chug, Plug & Review (TV Series) as
    Self
    2012
    Tweet Out (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Illeana Douglas (2012) - Self
    2012
    A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Interviewee
    2012
    The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2012
    Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.177 (2012) - Self
    2011
    Kingdom Come (Documentary) as
    Self
    2010
    Red Carpet Report (TV Series short) as
    Self
    - iTVFest Gala 2010 (2010) - Self
    2010
    25th Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Audience Member
    2009
    On Profiles in Courage (Documentary) as
    Self
    2009
    Celebrity Ghost Stories (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.5 (2009) - Self
    2009
    A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Interviewee
    2009
    Head Case (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Twinkle, Twinkle- (2009) - Self
    2009
    The 1st Annual Streamy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2009
    The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2009
    Memories from 'Being There' (Video short) as
    Self
    2008
    Celebrity Garage Sale (TV Series) as
    Self / Host
    2008
    Jiminy Glick: Independent Spirit Awards (Short) as
    Self
    2005
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #5.13 (2008) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.173 (2006) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.20 (2005) - Self - Guest
    2008
    2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    2008
    Speechless (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2007
    Greatest Ever Disaster Movies (TV Special) as
    Self
    2007
    Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2007
    Fired! (Documentary) as
    Self
    2006
    Pittsburgh as
    Self / 'The Music Man' Cast
    2006
    The Fabulous Life Presents: Really Rich Real Estate (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.3 - Self
    2006
    The Instant Talk Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Tribeca Film Festival (2006) - Self
    2006
    30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Part II: 15 to 1 (2006) - Self
    2006
    Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2006
    TCM Guest Programmer (TV Series) as
    Self - Special Guest
    - Illeana Douglas (2006) - Self - Special Guest
    2006
    #1 Single (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Cats and Dogs (2006) - Self
    - Following the Rules (2006) - Self
    - Leaving Los Angeles (2006) - Self
    2005
    Illeanarama (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Pilot (2005) - Self
    2004
    Flops 101: Lessons from the Biz (TV Movie documentary) as
    Narrator
    2004
    Supermarket (Short) as
    Self
    2003
    The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2002
    Dinner for Five (TV Series) as
    Self - Special Guest
    - Episode #2.6 (2003) - Self - Special Guest
    - Episode #1.3 (2002) - Self - Special Guest
    2002
    Brilliant But Cancelled (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2002
    Making of 'Ghost World' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2002
    The Perfect Pitch (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2001
    The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 24 July 2001 (2001) - Self - Guest
    2001
    The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2000
    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (TV Movie documentary) as
    Host
    1999
    The List (TV Series)
    - Best Love Song of All Time (1999)
    1999
    Mad TV (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Halloween Special Edition (1999) - Self
    1999
    The Martin Short Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.13 (1999) - Self - Guest
    1996
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Sam Donaldson/Illeana Douglas/Jimeoin (1999) - Self - Guest
    - Tom Brokaw/Illeana Douglas/Leonard Garment (1997) - Self - Guest
    - Sarah Jessica Parker/Tim Meadows/Illeana Douglas (1996) - Self - Guest
    - David Alan Grier/Illeana Douglas/John Pizzarelli (1996) - Self - Guest
    1999
    The 14th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1998
    Women's Day: The Making of a Bill (Documentary short)
    1997
    Pitch (Documentary) as
    Self
    1996
    Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 13 September 1996 (1996) - Self - Guest
    1991
    Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 19 November 1991 (1991) - Self - Guest
    Archive Footage
    2006
    Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon (TV Special short) as
    Janice Maretto (uncredited)
    2005
    Six Feet Under (TV Series) as
    Angela
    - Time Flies (2005) - Angela (uncredited)
    2005
    Stories of Lost Souls as
    Self (segment "Supermarket")

    References

    Illeana Douglas Wikipedia