Elizabeth McGovern is an American film, television, and theater actress, and musician. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime.
She is also known for her performance as Lady Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in the British drama series Downton Abbey, for which she has been nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award.
Her other films include Ordinary People (1980), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Handmaid’s Tale (1990) and The Wings of the Dove (1997).
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