Sean Young

Sean Young

Infobox actor
name = Sean Young

imagesize =
caption = Young at the 2007 Jules Verne Adventure Film Special Awards Presentation
birthname = Mary Sean Young
birthdate = birth date and age|1959|11|20
location = Louisville, Kentucky
yearsactive = 1980 - present
spouse = Robert Lujan (1990-2002)
homepage =
goldenraspberryawards = Worst Actress
1991 "A Kiss Before Dying"
Worst Supporting Actress
1991 "A Kiss Before Dying"

Sean Young (born November 20, 1959) is an American actress.

Early life

Young was born as Mary Sean Young in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Lee Guthrie, a screenwriter, public relations executive, and journalist, and Donald Young, a television news producer and journalist. [ Sean Young Biography (1959-)] ] She attended Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and then transferred to and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. [ [ Interlochen Arts Academy - Famous Alumni] ] She has also attended the School of American Ballet in New York. [ Sean Young biography] ] Before becoming an actress, Young worked as a model and dancer.

Film career


Young began her film career in 1980 in the film "Jane Austen in Manhattan", followed by a small role in the 1981 film "Stripes", and played female lead in the part of a replicant opposite Harrison Ford in the futuristic classic "Blade Runner" (1982).imdb name|id=0000707|name=Sean Young] She had a small role in the film "Wall Street" as the wife of Michael Douglas' character. Her role was originally intended to be larger, but was significantly reduced due to clashes with Oliver Stone. [ [ Austin American Statesman] Jan 24, 1989 Page C6 " Nasty reputation Vulnerable woman from Boost juggles real-life trouble "]

One of her most prominent roles was as the mistress of a ruthless Washington politician in 1987's "No Way Out", playing opposite Kevin Costner. Other notable credits include "Dune", "Fatal Instinct", ' and '.

In 1988, Young appeared in "The Boost" with James Woods. Woods later sued her for harassing both him and his then-fiancée, alleging that Young left a disfigured doll on his doorstep in addition to other disruptive behavior. Young denied the allegations and claimed that Woods filed the lawsuit out of spite. Young stated, "It was a crush being turned down, that's all.... So sue me! And he [Woods] did." The suit was settled out of court in 1989.cite news|last=Valby| first=Karen| title=Sean Young: 'I'm a Comeback Waiting To Happen'| publisher = | date =2007-09-21 | url =,,20056516_2,00.html | accessdate =2008-01-30]

In 1989, she was cast as Vicki Vale in Tim Burton's "Batman". During rehearsals, however, she broke her arm after falling off a horse and was replaced by Kim Basinger. In an unsuccessful attempt to win the role as Catwoman (which ultimately went to Michelle Pfeiffer) in the sequel "Batman Returns", Young constructed a homemade Catwoman costume and attempted to confront Burton and actor Michael Keaton during production.


Young was fired from the 1990 movie "Dick Tracy". Cast as Tess Trueheart, she was officially fired for not appearing maternal in the role. Young later claimed she was fired because she rebuffed Warren Beatty's advances, a claim Beatty denies. During most of the 1990s she resided in Sedona, Arizona, and her career cooled.


Since 2000, Young has appeared in a variety of independent films and guest appearances on television, including roles in "Poor White Trash", "Mockingbird Don't Sing", "Sugar & Spice", "Boston Public", and "Reno 911!" In 2005, she spent four months in Russia filming the miniseries "Esenin", in which she played dancer Isadora Duncan. [imdb title|id=0456776|title=Esenin]

In late 2007, Young finished work on two films, "The Man Who Came Back" and "Haunted Echoes". She is currently in talks to appear in "Harvest Moon". [imdb title|id=0808297|title=Harvest Moon]

Sean is part of the cast of CMT's Gone Country 2.

Personal life

In 1990, Young married Robert Lujan, with whom she has two children, Rio Kelly and Quinn Lee. The couple divorced in 2002.cite news|last=Valby| first=Karen| title=Sean Young: 'I'm a Comeback Waiting To Happen'| publisher = | date =2007-09-21 | url =,,20056516,00.html | accessdate =2008-01-30]

In January 2008, Young checked herself into rehab for alcohol abuse the day after an outburst at the Directors Guild of America awards in Los Angeles. Young was removed from the awards ceremony after repeatedly heckling director Julian Schnabel, who was on stage giving his remarks regarding his Best Director nomination for his work on the film, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly". [ [ Tracking the awards: A list of movie awards leading up to the Oscars] ] [ [,4670,PeopleSeanYoung,00.html Sean Young to Rehab After DGA Outburst. January 30, 2008.] ] [ [ DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film For 2007. January 8, 2008.] ]

On May 10, 2008, Young competed with Mikalah Gordon, Irene Cara, Sebastian Bach, Jermaine Jackson, Lorenzo Lamas, and Chris Kirkpatrick in a celebrity demolition derby at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Paris, Tennessee for an upcoming second season episode of "Gone Country" on Country Music Television. Young went on to win the celebrity derby "heat" and then went on to go against professional demolition derby drivers. Young and 21 other drivers squared off in the area. Young finished in fourth place against the professional demolition derby drivers. [ [ Demolition Derby Attracts Music, TV Stars, Big Crowd. May 10, 2008.] ]


Awards and nominations

Razzie Awards
*Won: Worst Actress, "A Kiss Before Dying" (1992)
*Nominated: Worst Actress, "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde" (1995)


External links

* [ Official Site] (Under construction)
*imdb name|id=0000707|name=Sean Young
* person|83359|Sean Young

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