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Overview (3)

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameMary Sean Young
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Sean Young was born on November 20, 1959 in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Lee Guthrie (née Mary Lee Kane), an Emmy-nominated producer, screenwriter, public relations executive, and journalist, and Donald Young, Jr., an Emmy award winning television news producer and journalist. She has Irish, English, and Swiss-German ancestry. She grew up with an older brother Donald Young III and a sister Cathleen Young in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Cleveland Heights High School, and then transferred to and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. A trained dancer, she studied at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and did some modeling. Sean Young began a promising film career by acting in a Merchant-Ivory film Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) for Academy Award winning director James Ivory, She followed that up in the comedy hit film Stripes (1981) for Academy Award nominated producer-director Ivan Reitman. Soon, important directors were casting her in their films, such as Garry Marshall in Young Doctors in Love (1982), Academy Award nominee David Lynch in Dune (1984), and Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott in Blade Runner (1982) in what is her most respected film. 1987 was a big year for her, since she appeared in two big movies. Academy Award winner Oliver Stone cast her in the hit film Wall Street (1987). However, her other hit film No Way Out (1987), which involved a famous steamy scene in the backseat of a limousine with Kevin Costner, gave her star status. She was at the height of her fame, which led to her being cast as Vicky Vale in Batman (1989). She had an accident while she was training for the film. As a result, she lost the role to Kim Basinger for what turned out to be the biggest hit of 1989. Young put on a brave face and gamely moved on to do comedies Fatal Instinct (1993) for director Carl Reiner, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), the latter's box office success made Jim Carrey a star, who immediately landed the role of the Riddler in the Batman sequel. Mary Sean Young is living in Austin, Texas. She created a new business venture called Austin Film Tours. It is Austin's first and only film location tour.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mary Sean Young

Spouse (2)

Robert Lujan (2011 - present)
Robert Lujan (24 November 1990 - 29 April 2002) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Deep husky voice
Brown hair

Trivia (24)

Was cast as Vicky Vale in Tim Burton's version of Batman (1989) but was replaced with Kim Basinger after an injury sustained riding a horse.
Has played a female alter ego of a man (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)) and a man surgically altered into a woman (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)).
Graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Auditioned for the role of Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), which went to Karen Allen.
Model Eugenia Silva appeared in her role in a Blade Runner (1982)-themed photo shoot in the March 1998 issue of Vogue Italia, photographed by Steven Meisel.
Dressed up as Catwoman and attempted to confront Tim Burton and Michael Keaton on the Warner Bros. property, in Batman Returns (1992), to get that role.
Was originally cast as Blythe Hunter in Wicked Wicked Games (2006), but due to apparent clashes with producers, was replaced by Tatum O'Neal.
Her sister is Cathleen Young.
Voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation center on January 28, 2008 to deal with her longtime alcoholism.
Was originally cast as Tess Trueheart in Dick Tracy (1990), but was replaced after several days filming by Glenne Headly. Young claimed she was axed from the film because she wouldn't sleep with Warren Beatty; he disputed this saying Young had become too demanding and he decided not to put up with her antics.
Allegedly accused of harassing and stalking James Woods after their relationship ended.
Born at 10:46 AM (CST).
Filmed scenes for two Woody Allen films: Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), in which she would have paired up with Woody's character at the end of the film) and Alice (1990), playing one of Mia Farrow's wealthy friends), but was cut from both.
The Boost (1988) co-star James Woods and his then fiancée filed a $2 million suit for harassment in 1988 against Young, alleging that, for instance, Young left a disfigured doll on his doorstep and trampled the couple's expensive flower bed. The case was settled out of court in 1989.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son Rio Kelly Lujan (aka Rio Lujan) on November 2, 1994. Child's father is her husband (now 2nd husband), Robert Lujan.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son Quinn Lee Lujan (aka Quinn Lujan) on January 26, 1998. Child's father is her husband (now 2nd husband), Robert Lujan.
She met her husband Robert Lujan in 1985 on the TV miniseries Blood & Orchids (1986). Their five year relationship culminated in their 1990 wedding. They had two sons before divorcing in 2002. They reconciled a year later and, after a few years, remarried in 2011.
She has Irish, English, and Swiss-German ancestry.
She has size 10 feet.
Auditioned for the role that went to Mimi Rogers in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
She still takes ballet and yoga to stay in shape.
She first began studying ballet in high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and after graduation, she headed to New York's School of American Ballet. She gave up the idea of professional ballet to model.
Turned down the role of Janet Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988).
Replaced Sharon Stone for the female lead in Blue Ice (1992).

Personal Quotes (22)

[on the Bible] It's a great little book.
[on wearing a blond wig in Fatal Instinct (1993)] Being a blond makes you very ruthless, insane and self-centered.
All right, I'm young, I'm beautiful - but you don't have to hate me.
[Talking about Harrison Ford during the filming of Blade Runner (1982)] Harry [Ford], he was never happy on that film. The only time he was happy was when they told him it was over.
[on Warren Beatty] I was basically sexually harassed by him. This kind of thing wasn't news to anybody. What was news was I blew the whistle on it. I talked about it...and boy oh boy! He didn't like that. There is one rule in Hollywood you don't break, you don't tell the truth about people in the press. And I broke that rule, and I paid a very, very big price.
There were a lot of rumors spread about me. Of course, I didn't show up to defend myself, so my absence helped create even more.
I'm a comeback waiting to happen. No one deserves it more than I do.
You can act as nice as you can 100% of the time, and it will still not make everybody say nice things about you.
I've been forced to deal with my character assassination.
If you're hit with a lawsuit that's untrue and the reasons you're hit with it aren't clear to you, there's a very big inclination on people's part to want to take responsibility for it - that this must be happening because I'm a terrible person, I did something, and I'm getting repaid for it.
Work is good when people are responsible, and in low-budget movies a lot of the actors don't want to be there. They're there to build a resume.
I never hurt anybody in this business, ever.
I'm just into having fun, because I went through some bad years that really depressed me and made me angry.
The city of angels? It's the city of devils. The city of smiling cobras.
I don't particularly think marriage is a sane thing.
I have a lot of supporters.
I don't really like doing interviews.
I don't want to do any more movies where I look at it and go, 'Oh, God, gross.'
If somebody says to me, 'Oh, you're gonna get married and you'll never be attracted to anybody else again,' I'm like, right, sure. It's just not practical to me on an emotional level. Just because I'm married, I'm not dead.
Because of the incredible reputation I have, people find me exciting to watch on film.
Having a sense of humor is kind of an acclimation one has toward life. Is your approach to life lighthearted, or is it heavy? Because when people take things too seriously, I feel like they feel they're more important than God. . . . You need that level of self-consciousness, because when you get around people who just are so serious, oof , that's why they're always so serious--they get stuck being serious and they wonder why nobody wants to be around them anymore.
After I had to deal with an actor suing me--which I don't think any other actress has ever had to deal with--that, of course, was very difficult, but I never blamed the press, because it was a good story. If I were press, I would've covered it.

But hey, we all have our karma to deal with, and like I say, I'm gonna have the last laugh, because I was an honest person. I have everything to look forward to, because the good Lord looks on me and says, 'Don't worry, baby, you'll be OK.' Bad experiences are our greatest teachers, so I have become really strong. Ever since then, the press has just wanted to devour me, you know what I mean? They've just always wanted to know about me and hear about me. That, to an actress, is a hard thing to even buy.

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