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Illeana Douglas stars in "Welcome to Sweden" on NBC as Bruce's (Greg Poehler) mother, Nancy Evans.

Illeana Douglas has had show business in her blood since she was a child. The granddaughter of screen legend Melvyn Douglas, she began studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. As a teenager, she acted in many plays and also did standup comedy. In 1988, working for a publicist in New York led to her first movie role.

Since then, Douglas has forged a career that bridges the worlds of independent and studio films, including her remarkable performance as a struggling singer/songwriter in Allison Anders' "Grace of My Heart" and her breakthrough turn in Gus Van Sant's "To Die For." Working with a broad range of directors, including Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and Frank Marshall, Douglas' additional film credits include "Cape Fear," "Search & Destroy," "Picture Perfect," "Quiz Show," "Goodfellas," "Alive," "Wedding Bell Blues," "Hacks," "Grief" and "Message in a Bottle." She was also seen Terry Zwigoff's award-winning adaptation of the comic book "Ghost World."

More recently, Douglas has been seen in "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," starring Eddie Murphy, "The New Guy" with DJ Qualls and Eliza Dushku, "Alchemy," alongside Michael Ian Black and Sarah Chalke, "The Californians," opposite Noah Wylie, "Factory Girl," alongside Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce and Hayden Christensen, "The Year of Getting to Know Us" with Tom Arnold, "April Showers," opposite Kelly Blatz, "Life Is Hot in Crackdown," "The Green," "Chez Upshaw" and "Max Rose," alongside Jerry Lewis and Kevin Pollak.

Douglas has also written, produced and directed three short films, "The Perfect Woman," which won Best Short Film at the Aspen Festival, "Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier," and "Everybody Just Stay Calm," all of which have screened at numerous film festivals and appear regularly on cable television.

On television, she appeared in the critically acclaimed comedy "Action" and opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the HBO biopic "Lansky." She also guest-starred as Garry Shandling's girlfriend in the final season of "The Larry Sanders Show" and once appeared as Carrot Girl on the hit show "Seinfeld." She has also been seen in episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Drop Dead Diva," "Entourage," "The Cape," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Ugly Betty," "Shark," "Six Feet Under," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Drew Carey Show" and "Frasier."


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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: July 25, 1965
Full Name / Real Name: Illeana Hesselberg
Birthplace: Quincy, MA

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