Anjelica Huston Biography

Birthday: 1951-07-08
Place of Birth: Santa Monica, California
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951, to director and actor John Huston and Italian American (from New York) prima ballerina Enrica (Ricki) Soma. Huston spent most of her childhood overseas, in Ireland and England, and in the late 1960s first dipped her toe into the acting profession, with a few small roles and one starring role in films directed by her father. However, in 1969 her mother died in a car accident, at 39, and Huston relocated to the United States, where the very tall, exotically beautiful young woman modeled for several years. After her modeling career ended, she decided to get back into movies in the early 1980s, studied acting and began to get roles. The first notable part came in 1985, when her father cast her as calculating, imperious Maerose, the daughter of a Mafia don whose love is scorned by a hit man (Jack Nicholson, who was Huston's boyfriend at the time) in the adaptation of Richard Condon's Mafia-satire novel Prizzi's Honor (1985). Huston won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, making her the first person in Academy Award history to win an Oscar when a parent and a grandparent (her father and grandfather Walter Huston) had also won one. Huston thereafter worked prolifically, notable roles including co-star billing in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987), Barry Sonnenfeld's film versions of the Charles Addams cartoons The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), in which she portrayed Addams matriarch Morticia, Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004). Probably her finest performance on-screen, however, was as Lilly, the veteran, iron-willed con artist in Stephen Frears' The Grifters (1990), for which she received another Oscar nomination, this time for Best Actress. A sentimental favorite is her performance as the lead in her father's final film, an adaptation of James Joyce's The Dead (1987) -- with her many years of residence in Ireland, Huston's Irish accent in the film is authentic. Endowed with her father's great height and personal boldness, and her mother's beauty and aristocratic nose, Huston certainly cuts an imposing figure, and brings great confidence and authority to her performances. She clearly takes her craft seriously and has come into her own as a strong actress, emerging from under the shadow of her father, who passed away in 1987. Huston married sculptor Robert Graham in 1992, and the couple live in the Los Angeles area.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Addams Family Morticia Addams 1964 - 1965 Comedy
Mists of Avalon Vivianne 2001 Drama
Daddy Daycare Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan 2003 Comedy
Iron Jawed Angels Carrie Chapman Catt 2004 Drama
Good, Better...Best Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan 2011
Kevin Bridges: Whats The Story Eileen Rand 2012 Comedy
Dream Machines Diane 2012 Sci Fi
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Walk with Love and Death 1969 Drama
Swashbuckler 1976 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Ice Pirates 1984 Comedy, Sci Fi, Action
Captain EO The Supreme Leader 1985
Prizzi's Honor Maerose Prizzi 1985
Gardens of Stone Samantha Davis 1987 0, 0, Romance
The Dead Gretta Conroy 1987 Drama
A Handful of Dust Mrs. Rattery 1988 Drama, Romance
Mr. North Persis Bosworth-Tennyson 1988 Comedy, Drama
Crimes and Misdemeanors Dolores Paley 1989 Comedy, Drama
Enemies, a Love Story Tamara Broder 1989 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Grifters Lilly Dillon 1990 Comedy, 0
The Witches Miss Eva Ernst 1990 0, 0, Reality Tv, 0
The Addams Family Morticia Addams 1991 Reality Tv, 0
And the Band Played On Dr. Betsy Reisz 1993
Manhattan Murder Mystery Marcia Fox 1993 0
Addams Family Values Morticia Addams 1993 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Crossing Guard 1995 0, Game Show
The Perez Family 1995 0, 0
Buffalo '66 Janet Brown 1998 Biography, 0, Comedy
Ever After: A Cinderella Story Rodmilla 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Agnes Browne Agnes Browne 2000 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Golden Bowl Fanny Assingham 2000 Drama, Romance
The Royal Tenenbaums Etheline Tenenbaum 2001 0
The Mists of Avalon Vivianne 2001 Drama, Fantasy
Barbie as Rapunzel Gothel 2002
Blood Work Dr. Bonnie Fox 2002 Comedy, Game Show, 0
The Man From Elysian Fields Jennifer Adler 2002 Drama, Romance
Daddy Day Care Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan 2003 Comedy, Family
Kaena: The Prophecy Queen of the Selenites 2003 Animation, Adventure, Family
Iron Jawed Angels Carrie Chapman Catt 2004 Drama, History, Romance
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Eleanor Zissou 2004 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Seraphim Falls Madame Louise 2006 0, 0, Fantasy
Material Girls Fabiella 2006
Art School Confidential Art History Teacher 2006 Comedy, Drama
The Darjeeling Limited 2007 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Tinker Bell Queen Clarion 2008 Drama, 0, 0
Espíritu del bosque Mrs. D'Abondo 2008 Animation, Family
Tinkerbell Queen Clarion 2008 Animation, Adventure, Family
Choke Ida J. Mancini 2008 Comedy, Drama
The Kreutzer Sonata Elinore 2008 Drama
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Queen Clarion 2009 0, 0, 0
When in Rome Celeste 2010 Comedy, Romance
50/50 Diane 2011
Horrid Henry: The Movie Miss Battleaxe 2011 0, 0
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston 2011
Secret of the Wings Queen Clarion 2012 Animation, Family, Fantasy
Pablo Herself 2013 Animation, Biography