Michelle Pfeiffer (born 29.04.1958) Michelle Pfeiffer is a BAFTA winning American actress.
Childhood: Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California but grew up in Midway City. Her parents are Donna and Richard Pfeiffer, an air-conditioning contractor. She attended Fountain Valley High School and Golden West College where she briefly trained to be a court stenographer. She worked at Vons supermarket in her teenage years and won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant in 1978 after which she came sixth in the Miss California pageant.
Acting career: Michelle Pfeiffer began her career in television with roles in 'Fantasy Island', 'Delta House' and 'BAD Cats' in the 70s and later landed small roles in the films 'Falling in Love Again' in 1980 which starred Susannah York, 'The Hollywood Knights' starring Robert Wuhl and 'Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen' in 1981. Her first lead role was in ‘Grease 2’ opposite Maxwell Caulfield in 1982 though it did poorly at the box office. In 1983, she appeared in the fairly well-received ‘Scarface’ with Al Pacino. Two years later she landed roles in ‘Ladyhawke’ alongside Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick, and ‘Into the Night’ with Jeff Goldblum. She was also in ‘Sweet Liberty’ with Michael Caine in 1986 and ‘Amazon Women on the Moon’ in 1987. Her first big box office success was in 1987’s ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ opposite Jack Nicholson, Cher and Susan Sarandon In 1988, she was in Jonathan Demme's 'Married to the Mob' opposite Matthew Modine and Dean Stockwell which earned her her first Golden Globe Award nomination.
She was also in 'Tequila Sunrise' opposite Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell, and 'Dangerous Liaisons' with Glenn Close and John Malkovich for which she won a BAFTA and an Academy Award nomination. The following year she appeared in ‘The Fabulous Baker Boys’ alongside Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges which earned her another Oscar nomination and BAFTA nomination.
She was given a Golden Globe nomination for 1990's 'The Russia House' opposite Sean Connery before reuniting with Al Pacino in 1991 for 'Frankie and Johnny'. She was nominated for several awards for her appearance in 'Love Field' in 1992. The same year also saw her play Catwoman in Tim Burton's hugely successful 'Batman Returns' opposite Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito. She was in Martin Scorsese's 'The Age of Innocence' in 1993 with Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder which earned her several awards.
The following year she teamed with Jack Nicholson in the horror film 'Wolf'. 1995 saw her appear in 'Dangerous Minds', before starring opposite Robert Redford in 1996's 'Up Close & Personal' and taking on the lead role in 'To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday'. In 1996, she executively produced 'One Fine Day' in which she also starred alongside George Clooney. The following year she was in 'A Thousand Acres' with Jessica Lange and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
In 1999, she starred in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opposite Kevin Kline, Rupert Everett and Stanley Tucci as well as 'The Story of Us' with Bruce Willis. She appeared in thriller 'What Lies Beneath' with Harrison Ford which became a majoy success while 2001 and 2002 saw her in 'I Am Sam' with Sean Penn and 'White Oleander' with Renée Zellweger respectively.
She then took a four year hiatus to devote her time to her family but returned in 'Hairspray' opposite John Travolta, Christopher Walken and Queen Latifah in 2007 and as a witch in 'Stardust' with Claire Danes, Charlie Cox and Robert De Niro. In 2007, she appeared in ‘I Could Never Be Your Woman’ opposite Paul Rudd and Saoirse Ronan and in 2009 she was in ‘Personal Effects’ opposite Ashton Kutcher and Kathy Bates. She then took another break before starring in Garry Marshall's 2011 rom com ‘New Year's Eve’ and co-starring with Chris Pine in ‘People Like Us’ in 2012. That year also saw her in Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’ with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Chloë Grace Moretz.
Personal life: Michelle Pfeiffer was 'brainwashed' into quitting drinking, smoking and taking drugs by a cult when she was younger who also took advantage of her money. She dated Peter Horton while she took acting classes in Beverly Hills and he helped her leave the cult. They married in 1981 before getting divorced in 1990. She then had a relationship with Fisher Stevens which lasted three years. She was then set up on a blind date with David E. Kelley who she married in 1993. In 1993, she adopted a baby girl called Claudia Rose and in 1994, gave birth to a son called John Henry. She is a vegan.
Elizabeth Olsen created handmade Michelle Pfeiffer calendars when she was a youngster.
Despite her older siblings Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen being bona fide A-listers almost since birth, Elizabeth became obsessed with a different actress growing up.
“Michelle Pfeiffer,” she said without hesitation while chatting to Britain’s Metro newspaper. “I would look up photos of her on the interweb and print them on bad paper with bad ink. I would get a calendar of puppies of something that I made it a Michelle Pfeiffer calendar. I thought she was so cool. She was so WOMAN to me. I just fell in love with her. It started with Grease 2 and Catwoman.”
While her twin sisters started acting from a very young age, Elizabeth found fame much later. She made her big screen debut in 2011’s Silent House, and has gone on to star alongside acting greats like Josh Brolin and Bryan Cranston.
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Tv Executives At Nbc Have Added Hairspray To Their Line-up Of Live Musicals.
Bosses at the network have developed musical adaptations of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wiz for annual TV specials, and they are reuniting with Hairspray movie producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced the other live musicals for the network, to work on the new project.
"I'm happy to say that we are hopefully going to be producing a live new movie of Hairspray next December," network executive Robert Greenblatt says. "People have been saying to me since The Wiz, 'Do this show, do that show...' I've heard obscure titles and famous titles. Not everything's going to be a big name to the whole audience."
"I don't think there's an infinite number of these that can be done," he adds, "but we're still doing it."
Continue reading: Nbc Bosses Developing Hairspray Live Musical
Natalie Portman has beat Miley Cyrus and Naomi Watts to be voted the world's hottest female vegetarian.
Natalie Portman has been voted the world's hottest vegetarian.
The 'Black Swan' actress topped a poll to find the sexiest non-meat eating woman, narrowly beating Miley Cyrus - who became a vegan only last year - who came in second place.
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Robert De Niro's Plans To Make A Film About Incarcerated Conman Bernie Madoff And The Ponzi Scheme He Used To Rip Off Wealthy Clients Have Been Given A Big Casting Boost - Michelle Pfeiffer Has Signed On.
The Raging Bull star will portray the convicted fraudster, who is serving a 150-year prison term for stealing billions of dollars from people like John Malkovich, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, and ailing Zsa Zsa Gabor, in Wizard of Lies.
De Niro will also serve as executive producer alongside Barry Levinson, who has recently signed on to direct.
Pfeiffer is taking on the role of Madoff's wife, Ruth, while Alessandro Nivola will play his older son Mark, who committed suicide in 2010.
Continue reading: Robert De Niro's Bernie Madoff Finds Director And Additional Castmembers
Scarlett Johansson will be starring and producing in a television adaptation of Edith Wharton's 'The Custom of Country'. It will be Johansson's first major television role.
Scarlett Johansson is making the jump from the big screen screen to the small when she stars in an adaptation of novelist Edith Wharton's The Custom of Country.
Scarlett Johansson will star in The Custom Of Country.
David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer - Celebrities attend The Television Academy's 23rd Annual Hall of Fame event at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th March 2014
Dianna Agron says she learned to make ''smart choices'' in her career from her A-list co-stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The 27-year-old actress, who stars alongside the screen legends in 'The Family', says she learned a lot about Hollywood while working with the screen veterans, such as being selective about the projects she takes on.
Dianna explained: ''I feel like a lot of people want to work back-to-back-to-back for fear that it's going to go away and I think that if I'm to try and honour what I've seen from Michelle and Bob do, it's to make smart choices and make things that you really believe in. Because that's when you're having the most fun, and if you try and force it, you're probably only going to like half of your work.''
Continue reading: Dianna Agron Learns From De Niro
Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...
10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to kill him. But the story is wafer-thin, and the film is almost overpoweringly indulgent.
Read more about 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' here
9. Pain & Gain - Michael Bay's comedy may feature enjoyably offhanded performances from Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, but it's also the year's most offensive movie. Playing a true-life murder for laughs is only the first mistake.
Watch the trailer for 'Pain & Gain' here
Read the full review for 'Pain & Gain' here
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Michelle Ofeiffer loved working with ''iconic'' Robert De Niro on 'The Family' because he put everyone at ease.
'The Family' actress was pleased that her co-star didn't have an ego on the set of their new film together and believes his easy-going nature helped the cast and crew work together harmoniously.
She said: ''He's a classic example of someone who's iconic and effortlessly puts actors at ease the moment you meet him. You just show up to the set and you're part of a team and working together and supporting each other, and if everybody shows up with that attitude then everybody has a great time and the work is better as well.''
Continue reading: Michelle Pfeiffer: De Niro Is A Great Influence
Michelle Pfeiffer says she can't compare co-stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino after playing wife to both of them on screen.
The actress is no stranger to playing the wife of a mob boss, appearing as Pacino's wife in 'Scarface' and De Niro's in new movie 'The Family', but she can't say who the ''better gangster'' is.
Pfeiffer told BANG Showbiz: ''You can't compare the two, it's like apples and oranges. I never considered ['Scarface' character] Tony Montana as a Mafioso.
Continue reading: Michelle Pfeiffer Can't Compare Pacino And De Niro
Michelle Pfeiffer admits she misses her children living at home, but looks forward to walking around naked now they have fled the nest.
Michelle Pfeiffer looks forward to walking around naked now her children have left the family home.
'The Family' actress, who has two children, Claudia Rose, 20, and 19-year-old John Henry with husband David E. Kelley, admits her house feels empty since her son left for university but she can't wait to strut around without any clothes on.
Quizzed if it's difficult to not have her children at home, she said: ''I'm an empty-nester. I'm going to arrive at that place [of difficulty] but I'm not there yet. Now I'm just like, 'I can walk around naked!' That's kind of nice.''
Continue reading: Michelle Pfeiffer Loves To Get Naked At Home
Dianna Agron, Luc Besson, Virginie Silla, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro and Lenny Kravitz - The French premiere of 'Malavita' Premiere at Aeroville - Roissy En France, France - Wednesday 16th October 2013
Dedee Pfeiffer and Michelle Pfeiffer - Dedee Pfeiffer, Michelle Pfeiffer Saturday 27th October 2012 Elyse Walker presents the 8th Annual Pink Party hosted by Michelle Pfeiffer to benefit Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Program - Arrivals
Date of birth
29th April, 1958
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