Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer

Highest Rated: 96% The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Lowest Rated: 7% New Year's Eve (2011)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1958

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, USA

Michelle Pfeiffer was an American actress born on April 29, 1958 in Santa Ana, California. The second of four children, including sister and fellow actress Dedee Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer attended Golden West College before deciding to embark on an acting career. After participating in a number of California beauty pageants, Pfeiffer secured an agent and began auditioning for television and movies. She made her acting and TV debut in an episode of "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1977-1984) in 1978, and her film debut in "The Hollywood Knights" (1980). Just before landing the female lead role in "Grease 2" (1982), Pfeiffer married fellow actor Peter Horton. Her role as Stephanie Zinone in "Grease 2" almost cost her an audition for Brian De Palma's "Scarface" (1983), since De Palma apparently did not like the movie, but in the end, she played Elvira Hancock for her breakout role. This began a string of hit movie roles that made Pfeiffer one of the leading actresses of the 1980s and '90s. She starred in George Miller's "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987), one of her most iconic roles. Pfeiffer has been nominated for three Academy Awards; her roles in "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) and "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989) earned her two of those nominations. Pfeiffer and Horton divorced in 1990 due to the stresses of their respective careers. She starred as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Tim Burton's superhero sequel "Batman Returns" (1992), one of her most well-known performances that also served to create one of the most vivid interpretations of the comic book character. Pfeiffer was nominated for her third Oscar with "Love Field" (1992) and starred in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence" (1993). She married TV writer and producer David E. Kelley in 1993. The couple adopted a newborn daughter, Claudia Rose, the same year, and Pfeiffer gave birth to a son, John Henry, in 1994. She lent her voice to DreamWorks' second animated film, "The Prince of Egypt" (1998), and began a four-year hiatus from acting in 2003 that concluded with her appearance as the villainous Velma Von Tussle in the musical hit "Hairspray" (2007). After another four-year acting hiatus that began in 2013, Pfeiffer had a critically acclaimed 2017 thanks to her parts in "Mother!," "Murder on the Orient Express," and the HBO TV movie "The Wizard of Lies." For the latter, she was nominated for her first Emmy Award as Ruth Madoff opposite Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff. Pfeiffer then joined the pantheon of characters brought to the screen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Janet Van Dyne in "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018). A relatively private star whose dislike of interviews was public knowledge, Pfeiffer also received significant media attention as an example of exceptional Hollywood beauty. Pfeiffer was critically regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, playing a versatile range of characters across diverse genres and eras.

Highest rated movies

The Fabulous Baker Boys
Avengers: Endgame
Dangerous Liaisons
Hairspray
Married to the Mob
Ant-Man and The Wasp
The Age of Innocence
Where Is Kyra?

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Janet van Dyne/Wasp (Character) - 2022
64% 43% French Exit Frances Price (Character) $740.4K 2020
39% 95% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Queen Ingrith (Character) $113.9M 2019
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame Janet van Dyne (Character) $858.4M 2019
87% 80% Ant-Man and The Wasp Janet van Dyne/Wasp (Character) $216.6M 2018
81% 51% Where Is Kyra? Kyra (Character) $7.0K 2017
61% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Caroline Hubbard (Character) $101.5M 2017
68% 51% mother! Woman (Character) $17.8M 2017
73% 63% The Wizard of Lies Ruth Madoff (Character) - 2017
28% 41% The Family Maggie (Character) $114.5K 2013
53% 62% People Like Us Lillian (Character) $12.4M 2012
35% 46% Dark Shadows Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Character) $79.7M 2012
7% 45% New Year's Eve Ingrid (Character) $54.5M 2011
50% 39% Chéri Léa de Lonval (Character) $2.7M 2009
No Score Yet 39% Personal Effects Linda (Character) - 2009
64% 44% I Could Never Be Your Woman Rosie (Character) - 2007
77% 86% Stardust Lamia (Character) $38.3M 2007
92% 84% Hairspray Velma Von Tussle (Character) $118.8M 2007
45% 56% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Eris (Voice) $26.3M 2003
69% 81% White Oleander Ingrid Magnussen (Character) $16.3M 2002
36% 86% I Am Sam Rita (Character) $40.3M 2001
47% 58% What Lies Beneath Claire Spencer (Character) $155.4M 2000
26% 58% The Story of Us Katie Jordan (Character) $27.1M 1999
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania (Character) - 1999
43% 58% The Deep End of the Ocean Beth Cappadora (Character) $13.4M 1999
80% 89% The Prince of Egypt Tzipporah (Voice) $101.3M 1998
24% 42% A Thousand Acres Rose Cook Lewis (Character) $7.9M 1997
31% 66% Up Close & Personal Sally/Tally Atwater (Character) $51.1M 1996
14% 41% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Gillian Lewis (Character) $4.1M 1996
53% 66% One Fine Day Melanie Parker (Character),
Executive Producer
$46.1M 1996
33% 64% Dangerous Minds Louanne Johnson (Character) $84.9M 1995
63% 42% Wolf Laura Alden (Character) $65.0M 1994
87% 75% The Age of Innocence Ellen Olenska (Character) $31.9M 1993
40% 56% Love Field Lurene Hallett (Character) $519.2K 1992
81% 73% Batman Returns Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Character) $160.3M 1992
66% 67% Frankie and Johnny Frankie (Character) $21.5M 1991
67% 49% The Russia House Katya (Character) $22.6M 1990
96% 70% The Fabulous Baker Boys Susie Diamond (Character) $18.1M 1989
50% 40% Tequila Sunrise Jo Ann Vallenari (Character) $39.7M 1988
90% 49% Married to the Mob Angela de Marco (Character) $19.7M 1988
94% 83% Dangerous Liaisons Madame de Tourvel (Character) $32.7M 1988
65% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Brenda Landers (Character) $388.2K 1987
66% 62% The Witches of Eastwick Sukie Ridgemont (Character) $58.7M 1987
76% 35% Sweet Liberty Faith Healy (Character) $12.7M 1986
40% 49% Into the Night Diana (Character) - 1985
65% 74% Ladyhawke Isabeau d'Anjou (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 20% Power, Passion & Murder Natica Jackson (Character) - 1983
81% 93% Scarface Elvira Hancock Montana (Character) $656.2K 1983
35% 53% Grease 2 Stephanie Zinone (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 38% Callie & Son Sue Lynn Bordeaux (Character) - 1981
33% 32% Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Cordelia Farenington (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Splendor in the Grass Ginny Stamper (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children Nobody Wanted Jennifer Williams (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 0% Falling in Love Again Sue Wellington (Character) - 1980
14% 71% The Hollywood Knights Suzie Q (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.A.D. Cats Samantha `'Sunshine'` Jensen (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
41% 56% The First Lady Betty Ford (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017 2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017 2021
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013 2017
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppets Tonight Guest 1996
85% 76% The Simpsons Mindy Simmons (Guest Voice) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1981