Illeane Douglas is an American actress, screenwriter, director, and a producer. She had a long ranging diverse career as the character actor with a specialty in comedy. She is widely known for her work in 2001 episode of the Six Feet Under for which she won a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama Series and she also won the Best Guest Actress in Drama Series Award from the OFTA, the Online Film and TV Association. At present, Douglas can be seen on Turner Classic Movies in which she hosts specials focused on unheralded women directors from the history of the film.
Douglas is the native of Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America. She came into this world on 25th July of the year 1965 which has now made her reach at the age of 50. Although she is known by the name Illeane Douglas, as a child, she was named as Illeane Hesselberg. She is the daughter of Gregory Douglas and Joan Douglas. Her father was a painter whereas her mother was a school teacher. Her family members also include his two brothers who are both elder than her.
Douglas was grown up in Connecticut in Old Saybrook area. She got graduated from her high school in 1981 and after that, she moved to New York City. At that time, she was at the age of 17. She was obsessed with movies from her childhood and she wanted to be in the show business. She also got enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. There, she was a contemporary of Lou Mustillo and Elias Koteas. While she was 18, she attended Neighborhood Playhouse School of The Theatre where she studied with acting teacher Richard Pinter.
Prior to that, Douglas stands at the perfect height of five feet and eight and a half inches that are 1.74 m. As she was born in the month of July, her birth sign is Leo. She is a vegetarian and she was named after a deposed Romanian princess named Princess Illeane. She had starred in numbers of movies and TV series and shows such as To Die For, Cape Fear, New York Stories, Picture Perfect, Dummy, Ghost World, Flypaper, Grief, Quiz Show, The New Guy, Lansky, Knots, Monarch, Max Rose, April Showers, The Green, Return to Sender, Action, Pearly Gates, Seinfeld, Frasier, Six Feet Under, She’s Funny That Way, The Cape, Maron, Shark, Ugly Betty and many more.
A beautiful actress Douglas has already got married as well as divorced too. She was previously married to her then-husband named Jonathan Axelrod who is a producer and a writer and is also the step-son of George Axelrod. The couple exchanged their vows with each other on 16th May of 1998 and they remained together till they got separated in 2001. Previous to getting married to Jonathan, she was in a loving relationship with Martin Scorsese. The pair dated with each other from 1989 until 1997. Prior to that, she has the estimated net worth of $5 million. Besides that, to get more details regarding her bio, interview, and other activities, she can also get connected through Instagram and twitter pages.