Alicia Silverstone (born 4.10.1976)
Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, best known for her lead role in the film Clueless.
Childhood: Alicia Silverstone was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her parents are Deirdre ('Didi'), a former PanAm flight attendant and Monty, a real-estate investor. Her father is Jewish and her mother converted to Judaism before marrying Monty.
Alicia has two siblings as well as a half-sister and a half-brother, from her father's previous marriage. She failed to complete her high school studies but began modeling at a young age and was cast in a number of commercials, as well as a role in one episode of The Wonder Years.
Rise to Fame & Career Highlights: In the early 1990s, Silverstone became legally emancipated, at the age of 15, to enable her to work the long hours for her lead role in the 1993 film The Crush. She won the Best Breakthrough Performance Award and the Best Villain Award at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for her performance in the film.
Marty Callner was so impressed with her performance in the film that he cast her in the Aerosmith videos 'Cryin'', 'Amazing' and 'Crazy'. The videos helped to make Silverstone a household name and brought her to Amy Heckerling's attention. Heckerling went on to cast Silverstone in Clueless.
As a result of Clueless' success in the summer of 1995, Alicia signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar, reportedly worth $10 million. The following year, she starred in The Babysitter, Hideaway and New World.
Her next major role was as Batgirl, in Batman & Robin. The film performed badly in the US, though the rest of the world seemed to look more favourably on the release.
Silverstone's final film release of the 1990s was the comic romance Blast From the Past, which starred Sissy Spacek, Brendan Fraser and Christopher Walken.
In 2000, Silverstone was cast alongside Kenneth Branagh in an adaptation of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. This was followed up with the films Global Heresy and Scorched.
Alicia Silverstone started 2005 with a spin-off of the BarberShop films, appearing alongside Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop. Later that year, she appeared in the box office success, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, which also starred Freddi Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
The following year, Silverstone starred in Stormbreaker, which also featured Ewan McGregor and Sophie Okonedo.
Personal Life: Silverstone has been known to date a number of high-profile celebrities, such as Benicio del Toro, Adam Sandler and Leonardo DiCaprio.
In 2005, Alicia Silverstone married Christopher Jarecki (of the band S.T.U.N.), on a beach in Lake Tahoe. They had been dating for eight years prior to the marriage.
In 1998, Alicia became a vegan and is a regular supporter of animal rights and environmental causes.
‘Clueless’ is being adapted into a musical.
Clueless, the hit 1990s teen comedy drama, is being adapted into a musical. The news was announced by film director Amy Heckerling on Thursday (25th June). Heckerling was responsible for writing, directing and producing the 1995 hit and she is now turning her attention to a musical.
Alicia Silverstone starred in Clueless.
Continue reading: ‘Clueless’ Musical Is In Development, Director Amy Heckerling Reveals
Linday Lohan will be spending September-November in London when she stars in David Mamet's play Speed-The-Plow. This will not only be her West End debut but her first stage performance.
Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End and stage debut in David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow. The production could not be more appropriate for the 27-year-old actress as it satirises Hollywood and the pressures and debauchery which occur behind the scenes. Lohan certainly knows how fickle the film industry can be and the pressures, when in the public eye, to succeed. The former Disney star went through something of a rocky patch starting in 2010 and has only appeared healthy again.
Lindsay Lohan will play Karen in Speed-The-Plow.
Lohan is set to play Karen, a secretary working for a Hollywood producer, who is courted and seduced by two producers causing to complications in their working relationship. When the play was first performed on Broadway in 1988, Madonna took the lead as Karen. Since its debut the role of Karen in Speed-The-Plow has been portrayed by Elisabeth Moss and Alicia Silverstone, as the BBC reports.
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Alicia Silverstone's new parenting book has ruffled a few feathers, what does she have to say on the subject of raising children?
Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone has been causing a stir with her recently published parenting book, entitled The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier More Beautiful Beginning. Catchy.
Alicia Silverstone's parenting book has caused quite a stir
So, we know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover but right off the bat we’re going to assume there will be some pretty questionable advice. We’re all for raising your children how you want to raise your children, but shoving it down other people’s throats is a whole other ball game.
Just like Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, we all still want to be in Clueless.
Rapper Iggy Azalea has done a pretty amazing job at recreating the movie ‘Clueless’ for her new video ‘Fancy’ featuring Charli XCX. Iggy has pretty much included all the film's most important scenes in her homage and its sent us straight back to the nineties, wanting to be Alicia Silverstone all over again. So what is it about a film that's nearly twenty years old which keeps us coming back?
We Loved 'Clueless'
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea Reminds Us Why We Still Love 'Clueless' [Video]
If you're of the organic/vegan/clean eating tribe, that is
Like many of her fellow Hollywood dwellers, Alicia Silverstone is an advocate for the clean, organic, vegan lifestyle, however her latest endeavor might be taking it a bit too far. The Miss Match actress has founded a breast milk share program, the New York Daily News reports. How this works is, if a mom should find herself in need of breast milk and not wanting to use the services of a breast milk bank – yes, those do exist – she can just reach out to the program and someone, more fortunate in the lactation department, can help out. “If you have milk to share — post it! If you are in need of milk — post it!” Silverstone wrote. “Think of all the babies we can help raise together!”
The health-conscious mom is reaching out.
The “Clueless” star, a longtime vegan, explained she was inspired by a friend who couldn’t produce enough milk because of a prior breast reduction surgery. It sounds like a well-meaning plan, however there are a number of drawbacks to it. Most notably, breast milk is the easiest way to transfer a disease from mother to baby. While breast milk banks test their samples for a number of viruses, including HIV, an unofficial program like this doesn’t have the safety checks in place, so women turning to in for help should be prepared to run some checks themselves. Regardless of the risks, however, Silverstone’s program already has several eager patrons.
Continue reading: Alicia Silverstone Milk Share Program: Is This Really A Good Idea?
All eyes are on Flight and Wreck It Ralph this weekend as the main contenders for box office glory. Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight has already sparked whispers of an Oscar nomination from insiders, something that’s always guaranteed to get people fleeing to the movie theaters. However, with much of the East coast of the USA blighted by Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week, the attentions of much of the US public will be elsewhere as people try to recover from the devastation caused there.
Denzel Washington last won an Oscar in 2002, for the crime thriller Training Day. Flight is Washington’s latest stab at the prize. Described on Rotten Tomatoes as an “action packed mystery thriller,” Denzel plays the lead role of the pilot Whip Whitaker, who manages to land a passenger plane after a mid-air catastrophe and saves everyone on board. After being hailed as a hero, it soon becomes clear that something may be amiss with Whitaker and all is not as it seems.
The critical response to Flight has been largely positive, with Roger Ebert hinting at the power of Denzel’s performance by saying “Not often does a movie character make such a harrowing personal journey that keeps us in deep sympathy all of the way.” High praise indeed from Ebert. In fact, the bulk of the praise for Flight is centered on Washington; Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers surmises “Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor. He's a ball of fire, and his detailed, depth-charged, bruisingly true performance will be talked about for years.” Sounds like one not to be missed! Wreck It Ralph might not have ‘Oscar Winner’ stamped all over it but it’s still shaping up to be a strong contender in the popularity stakes this weekend, with only one dissenter failing to give it the thumbs up on Rotten Tomatoes’ round-up of the top critics’ remarks.
Laura Pickler is the proud and doting wife of long-time butter carving champion Bob Pickler. When Bob is forced to relinquish his title for that year's butter carving competition (an annual event in their small town in Iowa), Laura determinedly decides to step up and submit her own talents in order to keep the title in the family. However, her confidence is diminished when an unusual opponent also enters the competition. That opponent is 10-year-old adopted girl Destiny who is allowed to participate by her accepting but fairly sceptical foster parents Julie and Ethan. If that wasn't enough to spur Laura's determination then what comes next certainly will be. It is revealed that Bob has become hopelessly infatuated by a gorgeous stripper named Brooke who goes by the stage name of Tokyo Rose and who also happens to be entering the competition in a bid to snatch the butter carving champion title from Laura's reach. While the competition initially was created to represent the excellence in butter, it now becomes about power, politics and sex.
'Butter' is set to become a huge hit with its hilarious all-star cast, ridiculous subject matter and humour that is set to win the hearts of movie lovers everywhere. Directed by Jim Field Smith ('She's Out of My League') and the screenwriting debut of up and coming star Jason A. Micallef, you won't have to wait for 'Butter' any longer with a release date that couldn't be any nearer on October 5th 2012.
Stacey and Goody are two vampires cursed to remain young and beautiful forever after being bitten and changed in the 19th Century. Whilst they have dated numerous men in the past, they still prove to be putty in the hands of love when Stacey falls for the son of the notorious vampire hunter Dr Van Helsing. Joey Van Helsing is equally as taken with her as she is with him, however his father immediately knows Stacey's secret and tries to warn Joey but to no avail. He gets together an angry mob of hunters who threaten to expose the coffin-lounging lady vamps to the sunlight they hate so much - always being slaves to the night when they spend their time partying. When Goody meets her dream man from years ago, both girls are faced with a choice: eternal immortality or love.
This side-splitting Rom Com is a brilliantly light-hearted take on the classic vampire; the perfect comic relief after the serious subject matter of modern vamp stories 'Twilight', 'True Blood' and 'Vampire Diaries'. It has been directed and written by Amy Heckerling; the writer of high-school parody series 'Clueless' and movies 'Loser' and 'Look Who's Talking' and has the same hilarious style of humour that has captured audiences since the '90s. 'Vamps' is set for release on November 2nd 2012 in the USA.
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Richard Lewis, Sigourney Weaver, Wallace Shawn, Justin Kirk, Malcolm McDowell, Zak Orth, Marilu Henner, Scott Thomson, Todd Barry, Kristen Johnston, Natalie Gal, Meredith Scott Lynn, Joel Michaely and Dan Stevens.
In his senior year at a Manhattan prep school, George (Highmore) can't muster up the energy to do his schoolwork. A bright kid with serious artistic talent, he's in trouble with the principal (Underwood) for failing his classes. He's also uninterested in communicating with his mother (Wilson) or stepdad (Robards). The class' hot bad girl Sally (Roberts) takes an interest in him, but he can't do much more than follow her around, even when his mentor painter (Angarano) urges him to make a move.
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Date of birth
4th October, 1976