is an American actress, producer, writer, singer and comedian.She began her career in various Robert Altman films in the 1970s, including Brewster Mc Cloud (1970), Mc Cabe & Mrs.Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974), Nashville (1975), and 3 Women (1977), which won her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.Duvall had a supporting role in Annie Hall (1977) before starring in lead roles in Popeye (1980) and The Shining (1980).After leaving school, Duvall sold cosmetics at Foley's and attended South Texas Junior College, where she majored in Nutrition and Diet Therapy. I was swept away." Altman chose Duvall for roles as an unsatisfied mail-order bride in Mc Cabe & Mrs.She met Robert Altman when he was shooting Brewster Mc Cloud (1970) on location. She said, "I got tired of arguing, and thought maybe I am an actress. Miller (1971), the daughter of a convict and mistress to Keith Carradine's character in Thieves Like Us (1974), a spaced-out groupie in Nashville (1975), and a sympathetic Wild West woman in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976).She also hosted an evening of Saturday Night Live and appeared in 5 sketches: "Programming Change," "Video Vixens," "Night of the Moonies," "Van Arguments" and "Goodnights." In 1977, Duvall starred as Mildred "Millie" Lammoreaux in Altman's 3 Women.Duvall's performance garnered the award for Best Actress at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival and the LAFCA Award for Best Actress.
Scott Fitzgerald’s short story Bernice Bobs Her Hair.Later, Duvall appeared in Time Bandits (1981), Frankenweenie (1984), and The Portrait of a Lady (1996).She is also an Emmy-nominated producer responsible for Faerie Tale Theatre and other child-friendly programming.She appeared in a minor role in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977).Duvall's most recent performance was in Manna from Heaven (2002).