Actress Mary Sean Young was born on November 20, 1959, in Louisville, Kentucky. A rising star in the 1980s, actress Sean Young is best known for such films as Blade Runner (1982) and No Way Out (1987).
The daughter of two writers, Young grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She developed an interest in performing arts during her school years. Young even staged her own dance recital while attending Cleveland Heights High School. Deciding on her career path early on, she then studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
Young went to New York to study at the School of American Ballet. While there, she tried her hand at modeling as well. Young then moved out to California where she landed her first film role in Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980), which was directed by James Ivory. Another small role soon followed with Young in the Bill Murray comedy Stripes (1981). Her first major career breakthrough, however, came with the now classic science-fiction thriller, Blade Runner (1982). She appeared opposite Harrison Ford, playing his android love interest.
Tackling a variety of projects, Young starred in the 1982 comedy Young Doctors in Love. She also had a small role in the science fiction epic Dune (1984). In 1987, Young established her image as a big-screen siren for her turn in No Way Out. Young co-starred with Kevin Costner in the thriller, which is best remembered for its steamy love scenes. Around this time, she also started to develop a reputation for being difficult to work with. Young reportedly clashed with director Oliver Stone while making Wall Street (1987). Her role was allegedly trimmed down by Stone. READ MORE ABOUT SEAN YOUNG ON THE FOURTH ISSUE COMING SOON!