Beyond being an American actress, Clea Duvall has fared well as a producer, writer, and director. She is best known for the variety of roles she has played in several movies including She’s All That, The Faculty, Girl, Interrupted, But I’m a Cheerleader, 21 Grams, Conviction, Identity, Argo, and The Grudge. The actress has also featured in a number of television shows such as Carnivale in which she played Sofie, Heroes as Audrey Hanson, American Horror Story: Asylum as Wendy Peyser, Veep as the character Majorie, and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles playing Emma Borden.
Not one to limit herself, Clea has extended her love for film towards directing and producing them. She made her directorial debut in 2016 with the film The Intervention, which has been nominated for several awards and honors. For over two decades, Clea has dazzled and impressed audiences with her impeccable acting talents and funny personality. She is especially beloved by the LGBTQ community for portraying queer characters in an honest and true to life way that doesn’t belittle or deride their experiences. The accomplished actress has received several honors and recognition for her work.
Bio – Who Is Clea Duvall?
This actress was named Clea D’Etinne Helen Duvall after she was birthed on September 25, 1977, in Los Angeles, California, to Stephen DuVall and Rosemary Hatch. She has no siblings as she is the only child born to her parents. Her father is also in the acting industry and has found some fame in his career as well. He appeared alongside Clea in a couple of episodes of the series Carnivale. Clea attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Upon graduation, she worked a low paying job in a coffee shop to make ends meet.
She made her first movie appearance in a low-budget horror flick called Little Witches. Subsequently, she starred in a couple of independent films and made guest appearances on several episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and ER. Her big break came in 1998 when she played a goth girl in high school in the movie, The Faculty. Her next big role came in Can’t Hardly Wait, which became a cult classic amongst teenagers. She starred alongside soon-to-be-famous actors like Jason Segel and Selma Blair. Clea went on to feature in The Astronaut’s Wife alongside Johnny Depp, She’s All That, Girl, Interrupted, But I’m a Cheerleader, and Wildflowers, which earned her critical acclaim. But I’m a Cheerleader, has since gained a cult following among the LGBTQ community especially, and Clea is revered for her role as a teen lesbian being made to undergo conversion therapy.
As the years trudged on, Clea Duvall scored roles in many other movies such as Ghost of Mars, Thirteen, The Laramie Project, Identity, Conversations About One Thing alongside Matthew McConaughey, 21 Grams alongside Sean Penn, The Slaughter Rule opposite Ryan Gosling, The Grudge with Sarah Gellar, and Helter Skelter for which she received a Satelite Award nomination for Best Actress.
Film enthusiasts might recognize the actress from Argo, the Oscar-winning movie by Ben Affleck in which she played the Japanese-American diplomats named Cora Lijek. She and the rest of the crew earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2013. Some of her other notable acting credits include Heaven’s Floor, Better Call Saul, Veep, The Handmaid’s Tale, All About Nina, The Intervention, American Horror Story, Passengers, Lie to Me, and The Killing Room.
Who’s Her Girlfriend?
Clea DuVall is gay, openly and proudly so. She has been romantically affiliated with several celebrities in the past like Summer Phoenix, Camila Gutierrez, and Carlo Gallo. Prior to coming out as gay, she was rumored to be dating the actor James DeBello, but that has long since been put to rest.
More recently, the actress has been dating Ellen Page, a former Canadian actress. The two were spotted everywhere together: shopping malls, events, and vacations. Most people were holding out for wedding bells for the couple, but unfortunately, they broke up and Clea hasn’t announced any new relationships.
Where Is She Now?
Clea DuVall is still very much active on the acting scene. She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her time reading scripts for new roles and writing some of her own. She appears to be working on a follow up to her directorial debut, which is no doubt being highly anticipated. One thing is for sure, Clea has no intentions of retiring anytime soon, so she is going to be showing herself to the world in various ways on screen in the coming months.