Perhaps most recognisable for her role in Cameron Crowe’s feature film Say Anything and her iconic scene opposite John Cusack and his boombox, Ione’s entire career is quite remarkable.
Making her feature film debut as a teen, opposite Keanu Reeves in River’s Edge, she then went on to play the title character in The Rachel Papers, opposite James Spader, before her legendary performance as Diane Court in Say Anything. Working across the U.S., U.K. and Australia for almost four decades, Ione’s list of film credits contains work across many genres and styles, working with some of our industries most recognised and esteemed professionals.
Other film roles include Stephen La Rocque’s film Samantha, David Fincher’s Zodiac opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon opposite River Phoenix, Paramount’s Wayne’s World and Fox’s Fever Pitch, where she starred opposite Drew Barrymore under the direction of Bobby and Peter Farrelly.
For television, Ione has also worked on recognisable titles including Netflix’s Arrested Development, Camping created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Covington Cross with Daniel Craig and a recurring role in NBC’s Good Girls. Her most recent small screen work includes La Brea for NBC and the Australian surf drama Barons, a flagship series for the ABC in 2022.
Ione is also a published Author of children’s books, a Director of music videos and the Host and Producer of live comedy / variety shows alongside husband, musician Ben Lee.
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