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Anjelica Huston

Highest Rated:   100% Bastard out of Carolina (1996)
Lowest Rated:   4% Material Girls (2006)
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Birthplace:   Santa Monica, California, USA
Born July 8th, 1961, he daughter of director John Huston and his fourth wife, ballerina Ricki Somma, Anjelica Huston spent a privileged but troubled childhood in Ireland. Although her father didn't really want her to be an actress, he gave her substantial roles in his films Sinful Davy and A Walk With Love and Death (both 1969). The actress did little movie work during the '70s, choosing instead to pursue a successful, albeit short-term, career as a model before returning to films with a vengeance in the '80s, diligently studying with famed drama coach Peggy Feury.In 1985, Huston earned an Oscar for her performance as the vengeful girlfriend of hit man Jack Nicholson in Prizzi's Honor, making her the first third-generation Academy winner in history. Other worthwhile roles followed in her father's final directorial effort, The Dead (1987), and Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). She was also rewardingly directed by her half-brother Danny Huston in Mr. North (1988). Huston earned additional Oscar nominations for her outstanding dramatic work in Enemies: A Love Story (1989) and The Grifters (1990). On a lighter note, she was ideally cast as Morticia Addams in the two Addams Family movies in the early '90s; neither was recognized by the Academy, although both earned her Golden Globe nominations. Despite her breakup with long-time companion Nicholson (she went on to marry Robert Graham in 1992), Huston still occasionally acted opposite him, most notably in Sean Penn's The Crossing Guard (1995). Other notable roles for the actress during the late '90s included her turn as the wicked stepmother in Ever After (1998) and a hilarious portrayal of a football-obsessed, dysfunctional mother in Buffalo '66.In addition to her work on film, Huston accumulated an impressive roster of television credits during the 1980s and '90s, including her powerful performances as frontier woman Clara Allen in the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove and the beleaguered mother of an autistic child in the two-part Family Pictures (1993). She also had a supporting role in the widely acclaimed 1993 production of And the Band Played On. In 1996, Huston made her directorial debut with Bastard out of Carolina, a praised adaptation of Dorothy Allison's novel of the same name, and followed that up with another behind-the-camera effort, Agnes Browne, in 1999. She played Gene Hackman's estranged wife in the critically-acclaimed The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001. She appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in his police drama Blood Work. She continued to appear in a wide variety of films including an officious antagonist in Daddy Day Care. In 2004 she reteamed with Wes Anderson for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and played in the made for cable historical drama Iron Jawed Angels. In 2006 Huston took on a small role in Terry Zwigoff's Art School Confidential, and appeared in Martha Coolidge's Material Girls opposite Hilary and Haylie Duff.In 2008, Huston joined the cast of the made-for-HBO period film Iron Jawed Angels, in which she played an activist opposed to the National Woman's Party, which encouraged rewarding American women with the right to vote and hold citizenship. After participating in several films throughout 2006 (Material Girls, Art School Confidential, Seraphim Falls), Huston reunited with Wes Anderson to play a supporting role in the multi-award winning comedy The Darjeeling Limited in 2007. The actress took on another supporting role in the critically acclaimed psychological drama The Kreutzer Sonata (2008). In 2011, she co-starred in the complex comedy drama 50/50, in which she played the overbearing mother of a public radio employee diagnosed with cancer at 27-years-old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Watcher in the Woods
  • Mrs. Alywood
2017
No Score Yet Trouble
  • Actor
2017
78% The Master Cleanse
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Pablo
  • Actor
2014
80% The Pirate Fairy
  • Queen Clarion
$5.6M 2014
74% TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
  • Queen Clarion
$1.3M 2014
10% Horrid Henry: The Movie
  • Miss Battleaxe
$2.6M 2013
94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
  • Actor
$0.7M 2012
58% Secret of the Wings
  • Queen Clarion
$1.9M 2012
35% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
  • Anjelica Huston
$4.5k 2012
40% The Big Year
  • Annie Auklet
$7.2M 2011
94% 50/50
  • Diane
$35.1M 2011
No Score Yet Burma: A Human Tragedy
  • Executive Producer
  • Narrator
2011
16% When in Rome
  • Celeste
$32.6M 2010
No Score Yet Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  • Queen Clarion
2009
56% The Kreutzer Sonata
  • Elinore
2009
89% Tinker Bell
  • Queen Clarion
2008
54% Choke
  • Ida Mancini
$2.9M 2008
No Score Yet Spirit of the Forest (Espíritu del bosque)
  • Mrs. D'Abondo
2008
33% Martian Child
  • Tina
$7.5M 2007
69% The Darjeeling Limited
  • Patricia
$11.9M 2007
No Score Yet These Foolish Things
  • Lottie Osgood
2007
54% Seraphim Falls
  • Madame Louise
$0.3M 2007
No Score Yet American Masters
  • Actor
2007
4% Material Girls
  • Fabiella
$11.4M 2006
No Score Yet Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor
  • President
2006
36% Art School Confidential
  • Sophie
$3.2M 2006
No Score Yet Riding the Bus with My Sister
  • Director
2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Eleanor Zissou
$24M 2004
7% Kaena: The Prophecy
  • Queen of the Selenites
2004
27% Daddy Day Care
  • Miss Harridan
$103.7M 2003
No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
2003
No Score Yet MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos
  • Actor
2002
53% Blood Work
  • Dr. Bonnie Fox
$26.2M 2002
No Score Yet Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star
  • Narrator
2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Etheline Tenenbaum
$52.4M 2002
No Score Yet Barbie as Rapunzel
  • Gothel
2002
51% The Man from Elysian Fields
  • Jennifer Adler
$1.3M 2001
38% The Mists of Avalon
  • Viviane
2001
53% The Golden Bowl
  • Fanny Assingham
$2.2M 2000
No Score Yet Cleopatra: The First Woman of Power
  • Actor
1999
41% Agnes Browne
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Agnes Browne
1999
50% Phoenix
  • Leila
1998
91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story
  • Rodmilla
1998
76% Buffalo '66
  • Janet Brown
$2.4M 1998
100% Bastard out of Carolina
  • Director
1996
75% The Crossing Guard
  • Mary
1995
63% The Perez Family
  • Carmela Perez
1995
No Score Yet Buffalo Girls
  • Calamity Jane
1995
No Score Yet Irish Country House
  • Narrator
1995
78% Addams Family Values
  • Morticia Addams
1993
100% And the Band Played On
  • Dr. Reisz
1993
93% Manhattan Murder Mystery
  • Marcia Fox
1993
No Score Yet Family Pictures
  • Lainey
1993
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears - Rip Van Winkle
  • Narrator
1993
98% The Player
  • Herself
1992
60% The Addams Family
  • Morticia Addams
1991
90% The Grifters
  • Lilly Dillon
1990
100% The Witches
  • Miss Eva Ernst/Grand High Witch
1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic
  • Actor
1990
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Dolores Paley
1989
No Score Yet John Huston - The Man, the Movies, the Maverick
  • Actor
1989
91% Enemies, a Love Story
  • Tamara Broder
1989
43% Mr. North
  • Persis Bosworth-Tennyson
1988
No Score Yet A Handful of Dust
  • Mrs. Rattery
1988
No Score Yet John Huston and the Dubliners
  • Actor
1988
93% The Dead
  • Gretta
1987
43% Gardens of Stone
  • Samantha Davis
1987
88% Prizzi's Honor
  • Maerose Prizzi
1985
No Score Yet Captain Eo
  • The Supreme Leader
1985
9% The Ice Pirates
  • Maida
1984
95% This Is Spinal Tap
  • Polly Deutsch
1984
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Ballerina
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Rose For Emily
  • Actor
1983
68% Frances
  • Actor
1982
83% The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Madge
1981
44% The Last Tycoon
  • Edna
1976
No Score Yet Swashbuckler
  • Woman of Dark Visage
1976
No Score Yet A Walk with Love and Death
  • Claudia
1969
No Score Yet Hamlet
  • Court Lady
1969
33% Sinful Davey
  • Actor
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% Transparent
2014
  • Vicki
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
68% Smash
2012-2013
  • Eileen Rand
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Cynthia Keener
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator
  • 2007
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1986

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