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Alicia Silverstone Biography
Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, author, and former fashion model. She first came to widespread attention in music videos for Aerosmith, and is best known for her roles in Hollywood films such as Clueless (1995) and her portrayal of Batgirl in Batman & Robin (1997).
Silverstone was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Deirdre "Didi" (née Radford), a Scottish-born former Pan Am flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, an English-born real-estate investor and part-time actor. Silverstone was raised in a "traditional Jewish household"; her father, a native of east London, is Jewish, and her mother converted to Conservative Judaism before marriage. Silverstone is the youngest of three children and also has a half-sister, London-based rock singer Kezi Silverstone, and a half-brother, David Silverstone, both from her father's previous marriage. Silverstone attended Crocker Middle School and then San Mateo High School, but did not complete her high school studies. When she was six years old, she began modeling and was subsequently cast in television commercials, the first being for Domino's Pizza. She acquired some early modeling and advertising work and was eventually cast as "dream girl" Jessica on the episode "Road Test" of The Wonder Years.
Silverstone has won several awards for her film performances, including MTV Movie Awards, National Board of Review, Young Artist Awards, and a Razzie. She has been nominated for an Emmy award and a Golden Globe Award. During her career, she turned down several key roles in films, including Dede Truitt in The Opposite of Sex and a role in Scream 3. She was also considered for roles in Scream 2, Bewitched, Little Women and Heartbreakers. She turned down the role of Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1994; Tiffani Thiessen was cast instead.
Silverstone won a leading part in the 1993 film The Crush, playing a teenaged girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; she won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for the role—Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain. Silverstone became legally emancipated at the age of 15 in order to work the hours required for the shooting schedule of the film. Also in 1993, Silverstone auditioned for the lead role of Angela Chase in the ABC TV series My So-Called Life, but Claire Danes was chosen for the role instead. Alicia made some television movies in her early career including Torch Song, Cool and the Crazy and Scattered Dreams.
After seeing her in The Crush, Marty Callner decided Silverstone would be perfect for a role in a music video he was directing for the band Aerosmith, called "Cryin'"; she was subsequently cast in two more videos, "Amazing" and "Crazy". These were hugely successful for both the band and Silverstone, making her a household name (and also gaining her the nickname, "the Aerosmith chick"). They also got her noticed by filmmaker Amy Heckerling, who, after seeing them, decided to cast her in Clueless.
Clueless became a sleeper hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995. Silverstone's performance was well received, and she was branded the spokeswoman for an emerging young generation. As a result, she signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar worth $10 million. As part of the package, she got a three-year first-look deal for her own production company, First Kiss Productions. Silverstone also won "Best Female Performance" and "Most Desirable Female" at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards for her performance in the film. In the same year, Silverstone starred in the erotic thriller The Babysitter, film adaptation of the novel by Dean Koontz, Hideaway and the French drama about Americans New World.
Silverstone's next role was as Batgirl in Batman & Robin, and while it was not a critical success, the film grossed $238,207,122 worldwide. Silverstone's turn as Batgirl was not well received, and won her a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress. However she also won a Blimp Award at the Kid's Choice Awards for the role. She suffered further bad press for allegedly striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in a crosswalk. In addition to Batman & Robin, Silverstone also starred alongside Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken in 1997's dark comedy Excess Baggage, which was the first movie to be released by her production company, First Kiss Productions.
Silverstone ended the 1990s with the Saturn Award-nominated romance/comedy film Blast from the Past which also stars Brendan Fraser, Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek. In 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90's she was ranked #5. Topsocialite.com listed her as the 3rd Sexiest woman of the 90s.
In 2000, Silverstone appeared in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Love's Labour's Lost, in which she was required to sing and dance. In 2001, Silverstone provided the voice of Sharon Spitz, the lead character in the Canadian animated television Braceface. During this time she also made the films Global Heresy and Scorched. In 2002, she made her Broadway debut alongside Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs in The Graduate. After removing herself from the public eye for a few years, she resurfaced in the short-lived 2003 NBC television show Miss Match, which was canceled after 11 episodes. Silverstone later acknowledged that she hates the trappings of fame, saying, "Fame is not anything I wish on anyone. You start acting because you love it. Then success arrives, and suddenly you're on show".
Alicia Silverstone photographed by Jerry Avenaim in 2005After the cancellation of Miss Match in 2003, Silverstone did a pilot with Fox called Queen B, in which she played a former high school prom queen named Beatrice (Bea) who has discovered that the real world is nothing like high school. It was not picked up for production. In 2005, she co-starred with Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, a spinoff of the BarberShop films, as one of the stylists in the beauty shop. In the same year, she played a reporter alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. in Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, which did well financially, and appeared in the direct-to-video film Silence Becomes You.
In 2006, Silverstone starred in an ABC pilot called Pink Collar, in which her character worked in a law firm. Like Queen B, this pilot was not picked up for syndication. That year she also starred alongside Ewan McGregor, Mickey Rourke and Sophie Okonedo in the film Stormbreaker, and appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-TV movie Candles on Bay Street, based on the book by Cathie Pelletier. Silverstone continued her theatre work, next appearing in David Mamet's Boston Marriage and Speed-the-Plow. In 2008, she filmed another ABC pilot alongside Megan Mullally called Bad Mother's Handbook and made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Tropic Thunder.
In early 2009, Silverstone starred in the world premiere of Donald Margulies's Time Stands Still at the Geffern Playhouse LA. The play focuses on a longtime couple and journalistic team who return to New York from an extended stint in the war-torn Middle East. In a review, Silverstone was described as "a formidable stage presence who creates sparks whenever she performs". She reprised her role alongside Laura Linney in the New York production of the play on Broadway, which premiered on January 28, 2010, directed by Daniel Sullivan, who described Silverstone as "a breath of fresh air." The play received good reviews with the New York Times praising Silverstone, saying she "brings warmth, actorly intelligence and delicate humour."
Silverstone filmed a small segment in Elektra Luxx, a sequel to Women In Trouble. Director Sebastian Gutierrez cut her segment but will possibly use it for a third installment, tentatively titled Women In Ecstasy. She also starred in the music video for Rob Thomas's 2009 single "Her Diamonds".
Alicia will next appear with Sigourney Weaver and Krysten Ritter in director Amy Heckerling's vampire film, Vamps, playing one of two vampires who fall in love and face a choice that could jeopardise their immortality. She was offered the role after Heckerling came to see her in Time Stands Still. She is also set to play the adoptive mother of a 12-year old African American girl who enters a local butter sculpture competition in a small Iowa town, alongside Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde and Ashley Greene in Butter. The movie is said to be inspired by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's battle to secure the Democratic nomination for president. Silverstone will also appear in the teen romance Homework.
Silverstone has dated famous people including Benicio del Toro, Stephen Dorff, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Adam Sandler.
Silverstone married her longtime boyfriend, rock musician Christopher Jarecki (lead singer of group S.T.U.N.), in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe, on June 11, 2005. After meeting outside a movie theater in 1997, the couple dated for eight years prior to their marriage. They got engaged about a year before their marriage and Jarecki presented Silverstone with an engagement ring that had belonged to his grandmother. She intends to have children in the future.
Silverstone and Jarecki live in an eco-friendly Los Angeles house complete with solar panels and an organic vegetable garden. She bought the house, shared with a "menagerie of rescued dogs," in 1996.
In 2009, Silverstone released The Kind Diet, a guide to vegan nutrition, and launched its associated website The Kind Life. The Kind Diet has topped the New York Times best sellers list.
Alicia Stilverstone's Political convictions
Silverstone is noted for being an animal rights and environmental activist. She became a vegan in 1998 after attending an animal rights meeting. "I realized that I was the problem," she told InStyle Home, in spring 2007. "I was an animal lover who was eating animals." She has revealed she struggled with childhood vegetarianism stating "There were times when I would get selfish and eat meat—at eight years old it's hard to stick to your guns—and so through the years I was always starting and stopping trying to be a vegetarian." In 2004, Silverstone was voted, "Sexiest Female Vegetarian," by PETA. In 2007, Silverstone appeared nude in a print advertisement and 30-second commercial for PETA championing vegetarianism; the TV spot was subsequently pulled from the Houston, Texas, market by Comcast Cable. Silverstone has set up a sanctuary for rescued pets in Los Angeles.
Federal campaign contribution records also reveal that Silverstone contributed US$500 to Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign.
On May 23, 2007, Silverstone was a guest on ABC's The View. Moments before she entered, hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck had a heated argument regarding the Iraq war. The video segment shows Silverstone entering and walking past Hasselbeck to greet the other hosts. Though the interview continued normally and featured easy conversation between Silverstone and Hasselbeck, Access Hollywood deemed the act a deliberate snub. Hasselbeck later revealed, on an episode of The View which aired September 19, 2007, that Silverstone called and apologized for the incident. Hasselbeck said that Silverstone never meant to be rude, but was simply nervous when she walked on the stage and believed that incident was wrongly perceived by the media. Silverstone supported Barack Obama's presidential candidacy.
In 2009, she appeared in "The Gaythering Storm," a Funny or Die spoof internet video parodying anti-same-sex marriage commercial "The Gathering Storm." She also appeared in "My Mother's Red Hat" with Alanis Morissette parodying indie movies.
Alicia Silverstone Casting Credits
Vamps (2011) .... Goody
Producer:Queen B (2005) (TV) (co-executive producer)
"Braceface" (executive producer) (13 episodes, 2001)
... aka "Sourire d'enfer" - Canada (French title)
- Brace Yourself (2 June 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- Crushed (3 June 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- 5 Things That Really Bug Me About You (9 June 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- The Doctor Is In (16 June 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- The Meat of the Matter (23 June 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- The Makeover (30 June 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- Mixed Messages (7 July 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- The Worst First Date Ever. Period (14 July 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- The Divorce Thing (21 July 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- Driving Miss Sharon (28 July 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- Twenty Four Hours (4 August 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- The Pickford Project (11 August 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
- Take That (25 August 2001) - Sharon Spitz (voice), executive producer
Excess Baggage (1997) (producer) (uncredited)
SoundtrackCandles on Bay Street (2006) (TV) (performer: "The Tracks of My Tears")
Thanks:Year of the Dog (2007/I) (thanks)
Self:"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" .... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.213 (2010) TV episode .... Herself
"Rachael Ray" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
- Episode dated 18 March 2010 (2010) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode #4.40 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
"The View" .... Herself (4 episodes, 2002-2010)
- Episode dated 26 January 2010 (2010) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 23 May 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 14 November 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 25 June 2002 (2002) TV episode .... Herself
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" .... Herself (1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #6.32 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
A Gaythering Storm (2009) (V) .... Herself
Tropic Thunder (2008) .... Herself - Awards Ceremony
"The Graham Norton Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #3.10 (2008) TV episode .... Herself
35th Annual Key Art Awards (2006) (TV) .... Herself - Announcer
"Getaway" .... Herself - Celebrity traveller (1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #15.33 (2006) TV episode .... Herself - Celebrity traveller
40 Dumbest Celeb Quotes... Ever (2006) (TV) .... Herself
"Corazón de..." .... Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
- Episode dated 4 April 2006 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 5 December 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 12 October 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
"Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2006)
- Episode dated 24 January 2006 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 29 October 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
'Clueless': Suck N' Blow - A Tutorial (2005) (V) .... Herself
"Live with Regis" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
... aka "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" - USA (original title)
... aka "Live with Regis & Kelly" - USA (new title)
- Episode dated 30 March 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" .... Herself (4 episodes, 2000-2005)
- Episode dated 29 March 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 14 November 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 12 June 2002 (2002) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 9 June 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
"Hollywood Beat" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
- Episode dated 19 March 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 - Beyond Batman: Dressed to Thrill - The Costumes of 'Batman & Robin' (2005) (V) .... Herself
"HBO First Look" .... Herself - 'Heather Jasper-Howe' (1 episode, 2004)
- Inside 'Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed' (2004) TV episode .... Herself - 'Heather Jasper-Howe'
"T4" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode dated 29 February 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
"Total Request Live" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode dated 17 February 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
"GMTV" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
- Episode dated 17 February 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 11 July 2001 (2001) TV episode .... Herself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2004) (TV) .... Herself
Scooby-Doo's Triple Threat Featurette (2004) (V) (also archive footage) .... Herself - 'Heather Jasper Howe'
... aka "Triple Threat Featurette: Scooby-Doo Gives You an Insider Tour of the Moviemaking Process" - USA (DVD box title)
"Tinseltown TV" .... Herself (1 episode, 2003)
- Episode dated 6 December 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
"Punk'd" .... Herself (1 episode, 2003)
- Episode #2.6 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
"Extra" .... Herself (1 episode, 2003)
... aka "Extra: The Entertainment Magazine" - USA (alternative title)
- Episode dated 10 October 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" .... Herself (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
- Episode dated 25 September 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 8 June 2001 (2001) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 14 June 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2003) (TV) .... Herself - Co-presenter
NBC Fall Preview Show (2003) (TV) .... Herself - Hostess
"Last Call with Carson Daly" .... Herself (1 episode, 2002)
- Episode dated 14 August 2002 (2002) TV episode .... Herself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards (2002) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
"Total Request Live" .... Herself (1 episode, 2002)
... aka "TRL" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
... aka "TRL Weekend" - USA (informal alternative title)
... aka "Total Request with Carson Daly" - USA (alternative title)
- Episode dated 10 May 2002 (2002) TV episode .... Herself
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" .... Herself (3 episodes, 1997-2002)
- Episode dated 19 March 2002 (2002) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 7 June 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 15 August 1997 (1997) TV episode .... Herself
"E! True Hollywood Story" .... Herself (1 episode, 2001)
- Clueless (2001) TV episode .... Herself
"The Big Breakfast" .... Herself (1 episode, 2001)
- Episode dated 1 August 2001 (2001) TV episode .... Herself
"Trackers" .... Herself (1 episode, 2000)
- What's Hot in Music (2000) TV episode .... Herself
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" .... Herself (1 episode, 2000)
... aka "The Daily Show" - USA (original title)
... aka "A Daily Show with Jon Stewart" - USA (new title)
... aka "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition" - International (English title) (cut version)
- Episode dated 22 June 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
"Charlie Rose" .... Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2000)
... aka "The Charlie Rose Show" - USA (original title)
- Episode dated 9 June 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself - Guest
"Late Show with David Letterman" .... Herself (4 episodes, 1995-2000)
... aka "Late Show Backstage" - USA (title for episodes with guest hosts)
... aka "The Late Show" - USA (informal short title)
- Episode dated 5 June 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 26 January 1999 (1999) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 22 August 1997 (1997) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 17 July 1995 (1995) TV episode .... Herself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000) (TV) (uncredited) .... Herself - Presenter
"Friday Night's All Wright" .... Herself (1 episode, 2000)
- Episode dated 11 March 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 (1999) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
"The Howard Stern Radio Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 1999)
- Episode dated 20 March 1999 (1999) TV episode .... Herself
Junket Whore (1998) .... Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (1997) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
"Mundo VIP" .... Herself (1 episode, 1997)
- Show nº62 (1997) TV episode .... Herself
1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
"Howard Stern" .... Herself (1 episode, 1996)
- Episode dated 2 July 1996 (1996) TV episode .... Herself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter: Best Makeup
1996 MTV Movie Awards (1996) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
"Moviewatch" .... Herself (1 episode, 1995)
- Episode #4.1 (1995) TV episode .... Herself
The 9th Annual Genesis Awards (1995) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) (TV) .... Herself
1994 MTV Movie Awards (1994) (TV) .... Herself
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at (1994) (V) .... Teenage Girl ("Cryin'", "Amazing", "Crazy")
Archive Footage:"The Graham Norton Show"
- Episode #4.13 (2008) TV episode .... Herself
"100 Greatest Teen Stars" (2006) .... Herself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Batman Unbound (2005) (V) .... Herself
"The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde" (2004) .... Herself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV) .... Herself - #91: Alicia Silverstone: Producer!
- Episode #1.8 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros (2002) (V) .... Batgirl
Dreamworlds II: Desire, Sex, Power in Music Video (1997)
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997) (TV) .... Herself
Aerosmith: Amazing (1993) (TV) .... Girl