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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet French Exit Frances Price (Character) - 2020
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame Janet van Dyne (Character) $858.4M 2019
40% 95% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Queen Ingrith (Character) $113.9M 2019
87% 75% Ant-Man and The Wasp Janet van Dyne/Wasp (Character) $216.6M 2018
75% 62% The Wizard of Lies Ruth Madoff (Character) - 2017
81% 51% Where Is Kyra? Kyra (Character) $7K 2017
68% 51% mother! Woman (Character) $17.8M 2017
61% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Caroline Hubbard (Character) $101.5M 2017
28% 41% The Family Maggie (Character) $114.5K 2013
53% 62% People Like Us Lillian (Character) $12.4M 2012
36% 46% Dark Shadows Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Character) $79.7M 2012
7% 45% New Year's Eve Ingrid (Character) $54.5M 2011
No Score Yet 39% Personal Effects Linda (Character) - 2009
51% 39% Chéri Léa de Lonval (Character) $2.7M 2009
91% 84% Hairspray Velma Von Tussle (Character) $118.8M 2007
76% 86% Stardust Lamia (Character) $38.3M 2007
64% 44% I Could Never Be Your Woman Rosie (Character) - 2007
45% 56% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Eris (Voice) $26.3M 2003
68% 81% White Oleander Ingrid Magnussen (Character) $16.3M 2002
35% 87% I Am Sam Rita (Character) $40.3M 2001
46% 58% What Lies Beneath Claire Spencer (Character) $155.4M 2000
43% 59% The Deep End of the Ocean Beth Cappadora (Character) $13.4M 1999
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania (Character) - 1999
26% 58% The Story of Us Katie Jordan (Character) $27.1M 1999
80% 76% The Prince of Egypt Tzipporah (Voice) $101.3M 1998
24% 42% A Thousand Acres Rose Cook Lewis (Character) $7.9M 1997
14% 42% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Gillian Lewis (Character) $4.1M 1996
31% 66% Up Close & Personal Sally/Tally Atwater (Character) $51.1M 1996
50% 66% One Fine Day Melanie Parker (Character),
Executive Producer
$46.1M 1996
29% 64% Dangerous Minds Louanne Johnson (Character) $84.9M 1995
60% 42% Wolf Laura Alden (Character) $65M 1994
84% 75% The Age of Innocence Ellen Olenska (Character) $31.9M 1993
80% 73% Batman Returns Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Character) $160.3M 1992
40% 56% Love Field Lurene Hallett (Character) $519.2K 1992
66% 67% Frankie and Johnny Frankie (Character) $21.5M 1991
76% 50% The Russia House Katya (Character) $22.6M 1990
96% 70% The Fabulous Baker Boys Susie Diamond (Character) $18.1M 1989
89% 48% Married to the Mob Angela de Marco (Character) $19.7M 1988
93% 83% Dangerous Liaisons Madame de Tourvel (Character) $32.7M 1988
52% 40% Tequila Sunrise Jo Ann Vallenari (Character) $39.7M 1988
59% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Brenda Landers (Character) $388.2K 1987
76% 62% The Witches of Eastwick Sukie Ridgemont (Character) $58.7M 1987
77% 35% Sweet Liberty Faith Healy (Character) $12.7M 1986
38% 49% Into the Night Diana (Character) - 1985
67% 74% Ladyhawke Isabeau d'Anjou (Character) - 1985
82% 93% Scarface Elvira Hancock Montana (Character) $656.2K 1983
No Score Yet 20% Power, Passion & Murder Natica Jackson (Character) - 1983
37% 53% Grease 2 Stephanie Zinone (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 33% 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 No Score Yet B.A.D. Cats Samantha `'Sunshine'` Jensen (Character) - 1980
14% 71% The Hollywood Knights Suzie Q (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 0% Falling in Love Again Sue Wellington (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppets Tonight Guest 1996
85% 77% The Simpsons Mindy Simmons (Guest Voice) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1978

QUOTES FROM Michelle Pfeiffer CHARACTERS

Catwoman says: It's the so-called normal guys who always let you down. Sickos never scare me. At least they're committed.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Life's a bitch. So am I.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I'm exactly the way you made me: do it this way, do it that way, do it MY way - until I don't even know how to do it without you.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: (proposes marriage to Warren) I want you around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.

Warren Justice says: You already have me around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I wanna know that you're legally required to be there.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: (after sex) Why didn't we do this before?

Warren Justice says: Because it was always gonna be this hard to stop.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: When I asked you how long you could stay and you said, 'Long enough,' how long is that? When we're not together...

Warren Justice says: ...Everything shuts down.

Louanne Johnson says: Sometimes it takes a lot of wrong answers to get a right.

Ellen Olenska says: Don't make love to me. Too many people have done that.

Ellen Olenska says: I must go where I am invited or I would be too lonely.

Jack Taylor says: (curtly) My attitude is derived from your attitude

Jack Taylor says: My attitude is derived from your attitude.

Melanie Parker says: "Derived", you must be a writer.

Melanie Parker says: Men like you have made me the woman I am.

Jack Taylor says: All the women I know like you have made me think all the women are like you.

Melanie Parker says: If you don't want your balls juggled, don't throw them in my face.

Melanie Parker says: I only wanted to warn you that Sammy can get into trouble faster than you can make most women smile.

Melanie Parker says: You're the most important thing in the world.

Sammy Parker says: No, I'm not. Your job is.

Melanie Parker says: Let's do this right. Let me freshen up so I'll feel a little more like a woman and less like a dead mommy.

Jack Taylor says: What would you do if I kissed you right now?

Melanie Parker says: You wouldn't kiss me.

Jack Taylor says: But what would you do if I did?

Melanie Parker says: Do you wanna kiss me right now?

Jack Taylor says: I wouldn't mentioned if it didn't.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: He's so stupid!

Warren Justice says: He's an anchorman.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: What we in the news business can never forget is that we are only as good as the stories we tell.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: Why don't you come with me?

Warren Justice says: I've already been where you're going.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: Do you wanna be with me?

Warren Justice says: So much it hurts.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I'm Sally, and I'm gonna be a star.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I'm Sally and I'm gonna be a star.

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: Fight on, Barnabus, Fight on for us.

Barnabas Collins says: And fight i shall!

Elvira says: So, you want to dance, Frank, or you want to sit there and have a heart attack?

Ingrid Magnussen says: "Loneliness is a human condition."

Ingrid Magnussen says: Loneliness is a human condition.

Tzipporah says: Look. Look at your people, Moses. They are free.

Edna Turnblad says: (to Velma Von Tussle): Smile Miss Crab Meat you're on candid camera

Edna Turnblad says: [to Velma Von Tussle] Smile Miss Crab Meat you're on candid camera.

Wilbur Turnblad says: That was a good shot

Wilbur Turnblad says: That was a good shot.

Velma Von Tussle says: (laughs) What are you doing? GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME! GO TO COMMERCIAL! GO!

Velma Von Tussle says: [laughs] What are you doing? GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME! GO TO COMMERCIAL! GO!

Ingrid Magnussen says: Love humiliates you, Hatred cradles you.

Max Shreck says: Bruce Wayne, what are doing dressed up as Batman?

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: He is Batman, you idiot!

Catwoman says: He is Batman, you moron!

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: I am Catwoman, hear me roar.

Louanne Johnson says: Quack, quack, quake!

Hal Griffith says: How'd they get you to come back???

Hal Griffith says: How'd they get you to come back?

Louanne Johnson says: They gave me candy and called me "the Light"

Louanne Johnson says: They gave me candy and called me 'the Light'.

Hal Griffith says: That'll do it...

Elvira says: Lesson number two: Don't get high on your own supply.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: Always waiting for some Batman to save you.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Always waiting for some Batman to save you.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: Honey I'm home! Oh I forgot, I'm not married.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Honey I'm home! Oh I forgot, I'm not married.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: All good girls go to heaven

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: All good girls go to heaven.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: A mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it...

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: but a kiss could be deadlier if you mean it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: But a kiss can be even deadlier... if you mean it.

Max Shreck says: Why are you dressed up as Batman?

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: That's because he is Batman you moron!

Stephanie Zimone says: [singing] I want a cool rider

Stephanie Zimone says: [singing] I want a cool rider.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Life's a bitch, now so am I. *smirks*

Barnabas Collins says: How soon can the horses be ready?

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: We don't have horses...we have a Chevy~

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: We don't have horses...we have a Chevy.

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: Fight on, Barnabas! Fight on for us!

Barnabas Collins says: And fight I shall!

Suzie Diamond says: I figure if you're gonna be sticking something in your mouth you may as well make it the best

Mormo says: You're very close. She's in the market town. One mile from the gap in the wall.

Lamia says: You speak as if this is good news. Do I have to remind you that Wall is not part of our universe? If she crosses that threshold into the human realm, our star becomes nothing more than a pitted lump of metallic rock!

Empusa says: Then I suggest you hurry up!

Lamia says: Where are the Babylon candles?

Mormo says: You used the last one, Lamia, 200 years ago. Do you not recall?

Empusa says: Perhaps we can obtain another?

Lamia says: Has your mind become as decrepit as your face, Empusa? You speak as if such things are freely available.

Empusa says: I know sister, I merely thought--

Lamia says: You'd have us hunting for a Babylon candle while some other witch finds our star. Fool! There's no time to waste. If we must retrieve it on foot, then we shall. Mormo, we need information.

Lamia says: Limbus grass! You dear to steal truth from my lips by feeding me limbus grass?! Do you have any idea what a big mistake you've made, Ditchwater Sal?

Ditchwater Sal says: How do you know my-- Who are you?

Lamia says: Look again. [Lamia's eyes distorts]

Lamia says: What it to be prince charming? Frog or tadpole?

Lamia says: The golden burning heart of a star at peace is so much better than your frighten little heart. Even so, better than no heart at all!

Lamia says: Seek all you like. You shall not see the star, touch it, smell, or hear it. You will not perceive her even if she stands before you.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: You poor guys. Always confusing your pistols with your privates.

Max Shreck says: Selina? Selina Kyle, you're fired! And Bruce Wayne, why are you dressed up like Batman?

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Because he is Batman, you moron!

Wilbur Turnblad says: [Time lapse] And, my personal favorite, "X-ray Specs" [he is wearing them]. I can see through anything. Skin, clothes, you name it.

Wilbur Turnblad says: [time lapse] And, my personal favorite, 'X-ray Specs' [he is wearing them]. I can see through anything. Skin, clothes, you name it.

Velma Von Tussle says: [carrying a large bunch of items, looks at her watch, obviously fed-up]

Mr. Spritzer says: I want that chubby communist girl off the show!

Mr. Spritzer says: I want that chubby communist girl off the show.

Velma Von Tussle says: Well, let me be the first to toss the harpoon.

Velma Von Tussle says: Well, let me be the first to toss the harpoon.

Isabeau says: So, you intend to by my protector as well, eh? Iâ??m flattered.

Isabeau says: So, you intend to by my protector as well, eh? I'm flattered.

Phillipe Gaston says: Actually, the truth is, heâ??ll kill me if I lose it.

Phillipe Gaston says: Actually, the truth is, he'll kill me if I lose it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Please. I wouldn't touch you to scratch you.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: You poor guys. Always confusing your pistols with your privates.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: I am Catwoman, Hear me roar

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: I am Catwoman. Hear me roar.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Honey, I'm home! Oh, I forgot, I'm not married.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Honey, I'm home! Oh, I forgot. I'm not married.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: But a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it.

Katie Jordan says: ....and if one person is always drawing the world as they want it to be, i guess the other person has no choice but to draw it the way it is. I guess that's why they never wrote a book about Harold's wife.

Katie Jordan says: If one person is always drawing the world as they want it to be, i guess the other person has no choice but to draw it the way it is. I guess that's why they never wrote a book about Harold's wife.