The splitting image of her actress mother, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri made her own mark in show business with scene-stealing performances in a variety of projects. Eva Maria Livia Amurri was born on March 15, 1985 in New York City to Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri and Sarandon. On movie sets all her life, Amurri made her feature film debut with a cameo in "Bob Roberts" (1992), a satirical mockumentary written, directed by, and starring her then stepfather, Tim Robbins. Amurri first acted alongside her mother in "Dead Man Walking" (1995), a biographical drama directed by Robbins and co-starring Sean Penn, in which Amurri played the younger version of Sister Helen Prejean, the role which won her mother a Best Actress Oscar in 1996. The duo acted together in several other projects, from a guest appearance on the sitcom "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004) to the comedy "The Banger Sisters" (2002). Amurri landed her first featured role in the ensemble teen comedy "Saved!" (2004) as a rebellious Jewish high school student attending an all-Christian school. She further established her career on the indie film circuit with a lead role in "Middle of Nowhere" opposite her mother and Anton Yelchin. In 2009, Amurri joined the cast of the Showtime series "Californication," as a college student and stripper who falls in love with troubled novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny). After a few years apart professionally, Amurri again played the younger version of her mother in the Adam Sandler comedy "That's My Boy."
By Candy Cuenco