Shelley DuvallShelley Alexis Duvall (born July 7, 1949) is a former American actress, producer, writer, and singer. Over the duration of her career, Duvall was best known for her portrayals of various eccentric characters as well as her performance in the role of Wendy Torrance in The Shining. Her accolades include a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, a Peabody Award, two Emmy Award nominations, a BAFTA Award nomination and a Golden Raspberry nomination for Worst Actress.
Duvall began her career in the 1970s appearing in various films by director Robert Altman, including ''Brewster McCloud'' (1970), ''McCabe & Mrs. Miller'' (1971), ''Thieves Like Us'' (1974), ''Nashville'' (1975), and ''3 Women'' (1977), the latter of which won her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She had a supporting role in ''Annie Hall'' (1977) before starring in lead roles as Olive Oyl in Altman's ''Popeye'' (1980), and Wendy Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's horror film ''The Shining'' (1980). She subsequently appeared in Terry Gilliam's fantasy film ''Time Bandits'' (1981), the short comedy-horror film ''Frankenweenie'' (1984), and the comedy ''Roxanne'' (1987).
In the 1980s, Duvall ventured into producing television programming aimed at children and youth. Between 1982 and 1987, she created, hosted, and appeared in ''Faerie Tale Theatre'', a live-action anthology series based on popular fairy tales. She subsequently created and hosted ''Tall Tales & Legends'' (1985–1987), which earned an Emmy Award nomination in 1988, followed by the young adult-aimed horror series ''Nightmare Classics'' (1989), which she created and produced.
In the 1990s, Duvall continued to appear in film, including supporting roles in Steven Soderbergh's thriller ''The Underneath'' (1995), and the Henry James adaptation ''The Portrait of a Lady'' (1996), directed by Jane Campion. Duvall's most recent performance was in ''Manna from Heaven'' (2002), after which she retired from acting. Provided by Wikipedia