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      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 poster
      The Fabulous Baker Boys
      Avengers: Endgame poster
      Avengers: Endgame
      Dangerous Liaisons poster
      Dangerous Liaisons
      Hairspray poster
      Hairspray
      Married to the Mob poster
      Married to the Mob
      Ant-Man and The Wasp poster
      Ant-Man and The Wasp
      The Age of Innocence poster
      The Age of Innocence
      Where Is Kyra? poster
      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
      79% 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
      67% 67% Frankie and Johnny Frankie (Character) $21.5M 1991
      68% 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% 48% 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 The Children Nobody Wanted Jennifer Williams (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Splendor in the Grass Ginny Stamper (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% 75% The Simpsons Mindy Simmons (Guest Voice) 1993-1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1981