The following is in brief a short bio of Ione Skye, an actress, painter and director who is particularly known for her role in the film Say Anything...(1989), after which she amassed large following as a teen idol. Born on 4th September, 1970 in Hampstead, England, Skye is currently 45 years of age and is married to Ben Lee, who is her husband since their marriage in 2008.
Skye holds both British and American passports, and therefore could be called a British-American celebrity. She comes from a mixed heritage since her father is of Scottish ancestry and her mother is of American-Jewish ethnicity. Her birth name is Ione Skye Leitch, and she is the daughter of model Enid Karl and famous singer and songwriter Donovan. Skye also isn't the only one in her family to have pursued a career in the entertainment industry: her elder brother Donovan Leitch is a singer cum actor, her ex-sister-in-law Kristy Hume is a former model, and we have already mentioned Skye's parents. Skye was a student of Immaculate Heart High School, and later in 1987 joined Hollywood High School for the Performing Arts.
Skye's debut in movies came through River's Edge (1986), and then she went on to play the lead character in the 1989 film The Rachel Papers. In the same year, she portrayed the role of Diane Court in the critically acclaimed movie Say Anything…. She took up the role of Eleanor Grey in Covington Cross, a TV show that didn't last very long back in 1992, as well as a supporting role in Samantha, a film by Stephen La Rocque. Her small part in the David Fincher movie Zodiac (2007) was well received by viewers, and she could also be seen in a music video for the song Sad Sweetheart Of The Rodeo, performed by Harvey Danger. Despite acting on over a dozen TV films/shows from 1987 to 2010, and over 35 feature films from 1986 to 2016, Skye recently admitted in a rare interview (given to mondo-video.com) that she didn't pay much attention to her career progress about going for the big roles in Hollywood while she was still in her 20's.
Skye has had a couple of relationships in the past : Anthony Keidis, frontman of the famed rock group Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz, Jenny Shimizu in the mid-90's, David Netto in the early 00's with whom Skye had a daughter. Currently, Skye is married to Ben Lee, a musician whom she married in India following the Hindu wedding tradition. Skye and Lee have a daughter named Goldie Priya Lee, born on 2009.
Skye also has her twitter page to interact with her fans and followers. She has over 5 thousand followers in her twitter page, and over one thousand likes on her facebook page. You too can get more information about her through IMDB, or follow her on social media sites for regular and prompt updates about her life and career. The entertainment channel VH1 ranked her number 84 in it's 2006 list of “100 Greatest Teen Stars”.