Anjelica Huston

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Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth Date: July 08, 1951
Occupation: Actress, Director, Producer

Anjelica Huston 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.

Anjelica Huston Movies / TV-Shows

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Manolo: the Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (2017)
Thirst Street (2017)
The Oscars (2017)
The Watcher in the Woods (2017)
Angie Tribeca (2016)
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Unity (2015)
All Hail King Julien (2014)
Transparent (2014)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)
The Pirate Fairy (2014)
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012)
Smash (2012)
Secret of the Wings (2012)
Pablo (2012)
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
50/50 (2011)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)
The Big Year (2011)
Piers Morgan Live (2011)
The Talk (2010)
When in Rome (2010)
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2010)
A Cat in Paris (2010)
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation (2009)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Tinker Bell (2008)
Spirit of the Forest (2008)
Choke (2008)
Martian Child (2007)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Seraphim Falls (2006)
Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)
Material Girls (2006)
Art School Confidential (2006)
American Dad! (2005)
These Foolish Things (2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Medium (2005)
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Huff (2004)
Daddy Day Care (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Kaena: The Prophecy (2003)
Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002)
Blood Work (2002)
Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
The Mists of Avalon (2001)
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Agnes Browne (1999)
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Phoenix (1998)
Buffalo '66 (1998)
The View (1997)
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
The Daily Show (1996)
Buffalo Girls (1995)
The Crossing Guard (1995)
The Perez Family (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Addams Family Values (1993)
And the Band Played On (1993)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
The Player (1992)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Grifters (1990)
The Witches (1990)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Enemies, A Love Story (1989)
A Handful of Dust (1988)
The Dead (1987)
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Captain EO (1986)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
American Masters (1985)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Frances (1982)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Wings Over the World (1979)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Swashbuckler (1976)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
A Walk with Love and Death (1969)
Sinful Davey (1969)
Casino Royale (1967)

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