Movies and TV Shows about actress

La La Land
La La Land
Madeline's Madeline
  • Madeline's Madeline (2018)
  • Drama,
  • A theater director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.
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Madeline's Madeline
Tootsie
  • Tootsie (1982)
  • Comedy, Romance,
  • Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection.
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Tootsie
All About My Mother
  • All About My Mother (1999)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
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All About My Mother
A Star Is Born
  • A Star Is Born (2018)
  • Drama, Music, Romance,
  • Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer—until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
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A Star Is Born
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2018)
  • Documentary,
  • The world's most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communications, but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved... until now.
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Match Point
  • Match Point (2005)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance,
  • Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.
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Match Point
Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
  • Drama,
  • A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
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Clouds of Sils Maria
All About Eve
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • Drama,
  • Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson.
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All About Eve
In the Land of Women
  • In the Land of Women (2007)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
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In the Land of Women
Persona
  • Persona (1966)
  • Drama,
  • A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona.
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Persona
The Decoy Bride
  • The Decoy Bride (2011)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • A local woman is hired to draw paparazzi away from a Hollywood actress who has come to Scotland to get married.
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The Decoy Bride
Smiley Face
  • Smiley Face (2007)
  • Comedy,
  • Jane (Anna Faris), a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats her roommate's pot-laced cupcakes and embarks on a series of misadventures all over Los Angeles.
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Smiley Face
Code Unknown
  • Code Unknown (2000)
  • Drama, Romance, War,
  • A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' brother, Jean, is looking for the entry code to Georges' apartment. These characters lives interconnect with a Romanian immigrant and a deaf teacher.
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Code Unknown
Starry Eyes
  • Starry Eyes (2014)
  • Horror,
  • A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
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Starry Eyes
The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.
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The French Lieutenant's Woman
Girl 6
  • Girl 6 (1996)
  • Comedy,
  • Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Directors Quentin Tarantino and Ron Silver make cameo appearances as film directors at a pair of interesting auditions.
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Girl 6
Summer Stock
  • Summer Stock (1950)
  • Music, Romance,
  • To Jane Falbury's New England farm comes a troup of actors to put up a show, invited by Jane's sister. At first reluctant she has them do farm chores in exchange for food. Her reluctance becomes attraction when she falls in love with the director, Joe, who happens to be her sister's fiance.
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Summer Stock
Timecode
  • Timecode (2000)
  • Drama,
  • A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering divorce, while Rose's girlfriend secretly spies on her and attempts to sabotage the relationship. The four storylines in the film were each shot in one take and are shown simultaneously, each taking up a quarter of the screen.
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Timecode
Try Seventeen
  • Try Seventeen (2002)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. After Jane's ex-boyfriend arrives to help her recover from a car accident, Jones begins to understand just how much he cares for her.
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Try Seventeen
Telenovela
  • Telenovela (2015)
  • Comedy,
  • If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes! Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV superstar, and her lively family of cast and crew all competing to steal the spotlight. When the cameras turn off, the drama turns up as Ana battles pesky network execs, drunken scriptwriters, narcissistic co-stars and an unfortunately familiar new on-screen love interest.
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Telenovela
The Audrey Hepburn Story
  • The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
  • Drama,
  • The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in the U.S. where she succeeds in making it big as a movie actress, in such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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The Audrey Hepburn Story
Devil You Know
  • Devil You Know (2013)
  • Thriller, Mystery,
  • Kathryn Vale (Lena Olin) is a reclusive ex-movie star with a dark secret and a daughter hoping to follow in her mother's movie-star footsteps. When Kathryn attempts to make a career comeback, she is threatened by an anonymous blackmailer. The resulting events force Kathryn to confront the truth about herself and those around her.
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Devil You Know
Doll & Em
  • Doll & Em (2014)
  • Comedy,
  • Doll & Em is a British comedy series starring real-life friends Emily Mortimer (Em) and Dolly Wells (Doll), filmed in the style of a reality TV show. After a breakup, Doll heads to Hollywood to be with her childhood best friend Em, who's now a successful actress.
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Doll & Em
The Dramatics: A Comedy
  • The Dramatics: A Comedy (2015)
  • Comedy, Romance,
  • When an out of work actress unexpectedly lands a starring role in the sexually explicit mini-series adaptation of a best selling erotic novel, her aimless, stoner boyfriend does his best to be supportive. But when her volatile, Oscar winning co-lead takes "rehearsals" too far, her dream job becomes her boyfriend’s worst nightmare and the couple is forced to decide whether or not their relationship is worth fighting for.
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The Dramatics: A Comedy
The Killing of Sister George
  • The Killing of Sister George (1968)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • George lives with her lover, Childie, and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's TV programme. Her life begins to fall apart as Childie has an affair with a predatory TV producer.
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The Killing of Sister George
Star!
  • Star! (1968)
  • Drama, Music, Romance,
  • Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
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Star!
Method
  • Method (2004)
  • Thriller,
  • The line between fantasy and reality blurs when an actress begins behaving like the 19th-century murderer she is playing.
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Method
Salaam Cinema
  • Salaam Cinema (1995)
  • Drama, Comedy, Documentary,
  • Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the screen tests of the would-be actors.
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Salaam Cinema
Just Write
  • Just Write (1997)
  • Comedy, Romance,
  • A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
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Just Write
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly
  • The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)
  • Drama, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime,
  • Dreaming of ascending the underworld ladder and gaining revenge on his sadistic boss, Sal, a Mafia flunky, Frankie, tries to take a step in the right direction by "saving" an exploited, drug-addicted porn actress, Margaret.
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The Last Days of Frankie the Fly
Kiss The Bride
  • Kiss The Bride (2002)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Sibling drama overshadows the impending nuptials of Danni Sposato (Amanda Detmer) and her longtime boyfriend, Geoff Brancato (Johnathon Schaech). Television actress Niki (Brooke Langton) brings her manager-boyfriend, Marty (Johnny Whitworth), to meet the family for the first time, while spiky youngest sister Toni (Monet Mazur) shows off her bandmate and lover, Amy (Alyssa Milano), and driven Wall Street banker Chrissy (Vanessa Parise) flashes the status symbols of her financial success.
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Kiss The Bride
Lace
  • Lace (1984)
  • Drama,
  • A sex symbol (Phoebe Cates) sets a trap for the trio who abandoned her as a baby, to destroy the one who is her mother.
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Lace
G-Spot
  • G-Spot (2005)
  • Comedy,
  • G-Spot is a Canadian adult comedy television series. The show debuted on The Movie Network and Movie Central on April 25, 2005 and ran for two seasons until April 3, 2006, and is also seen on the Showcase and E! network. The show is executive produced by, written by and stars Brigitte Bako. A third season began airing in 2009 with eight new episodes.
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G-Spot
Lily in Love
  • Lily in Love (1984)
  • Comedy,
  • Insulted when his screenwriter wife writes a leading role for a younger man, aging Broadway idol Fitz Wynn disguises himself as a handsome young Italian.
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Lily in Love
A House In The Hills
  • A House In The Hills (1993)
  • Thriller, Romance,
  • An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.
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A House In The Hills
Lillian Russell
  • Lillian Russell (1940)
  • Drama, Music,
  • Alice Faye plays the title role in this 1940 film biography of the early-20th-century stage star.
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Lillian Russell
Family Album
  • Family Album (1994)
  • Drama, War & Politics,
  • Family Album, also known as Danielle Steel's Family Album, is a 1994 television film directed by Jack Bender. The film, which was released in two parts, is based upon the 1985 novel of the same name written by Danielle Steel. The drama centers on the life chronology of a Hollywood actress who becomes a successful film director in an era where directing was dominated by men.
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Family Album
Passion Fish
  • Passion Fish (1992)
  • Drama,
  • Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. Then she meets with Chantelle, whose stubbornness matches her own -- if only because Chantelle, herself a recovering cocaine addict, cannot afford to lose this job. Their mutual dislike gradually develops into an armed truce as the two women deal with their own problems and with each others'.
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Passion Fish
The Legend of Lylah Clare
  • The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
  • Drama,
  • A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.
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The Legend of Lylah Clare