Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston

Jul. 8th, 1951
Born in
Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.
5' 10"

Anjelica Huston's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Smash TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
2011 - 50/50
2010 - When in Rome
2009 - Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
2008 - Choke
2007 - Martian Child
2007 - These Foolish Things
2007 - The Darjeeling Limited
2006 - Material Girls
2006 - Art School Confidential
2003 - Daddy Day Care
2002 - Blood Work
2001 - The Man from Elysian Fields
2001 - The Royal Tenenbaums
2000 - The Golden Bowl
1998 - Phoenix
1998 - Buffalo '66
1995 - The Crossing Guard
1993 - Addams Family Values
1993 - Manhattan Murder Mystery
1992 - The Player
1991 - The Addams Family
1990 - The Witches
1990 - The Witches
1990 - The Grifters
1989 - Crimes and Misdemeanors
1988 - A Handful of Dust
1987 - The Dead
1987 - Gardens of Stone
1986 - Captain EO
1984 - The Ice Pirates
1984 - This Is Spinal Tap
1982 - Frances
1981 - The Postman Always Rings Twice
1976 - Swashbuckler
1976 - The Last Tycoon
1969 - Hamlet
1967 - Casino Royale

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Cynthia Keener
Julienne (Voiced)
Clara Allen
Dr. Lena Markova
Herself - Guest
Superintendent Ellen Riggs (Voiced)
[Complete List]


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 1969 first dipped her toe into the acting profession, taking a few small roles in her father's movies. However, in that year her mother died in a car accident, at 39, and Huston relocated to the United States, where the tall, exotically beautiful young woman modeled for several years.

While modeling, Huston had a few more small film roles, but decided to focus more on movies in the early 1980s. She prepared herself by reaching out to acting coach Peggy Feury and began to get roles. The first notable part was in Bob Rafelson's remake of the classic noir movie The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) (in which Jack Nicholson, with whom Huston was living at the time, was the star). After a few more years of on-again, off-again supporting work, her father perfectly cast her as calculating, imperious Maerose, the daughter of a Mafia don whose love is scorned by a hit man (Nicholson again) in his film 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, including notable roles 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 the sculptor Robert Graham in 1992, The couple lived in the Los Angeles area before Graham's death in 2008.


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