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Alicia Silverstone

Born October 4, 1976 (1976-10-04) (age 30)
Years active 1992-present
Spouse(s) Christopher Jarecki
(2005–present)

Alicia Silverstone, (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. She first came to widespread attention in music videos for Aerosmith and later starred in Hollywood films such as Clueless and Batman & Robin. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (576 × 864 pixel, file size: 526 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Alicia Silverstone ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Photograph of the once famous model Dovima A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... ... Clueless is a 1995 comedy film, loosely based on Emma by Jane Austen, written and directed by Amy Heckerling and produced by Scott Rudin. ... Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ...

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Biography

Early life

Alicia Silverstone was born in San Francisco, California to Monty Silverstone, a real-estate investor, and Didi Radford, a former flight attendant. Silverstone's father is English-born and her mother is Scottish.[1] Her father, a native of East London, is Jewish and her mother also Jewish upon marrying Silverstone's father.[2] She attended San Mateo High School but did not complete her high school studies. Silverstone is the youngest of three children and also has a half-sister, London rock singer Kezi Silverstone, and a half-brother, David Silverstone, both from her father's previous marriage. Silverstone visited England during the summer during her childhood. When she was six, she began modeling and was subsequently cast in television commercials, the first being for Domino's Pizza. She acquired some early modeling and advertising work and was eventually cast as the 'dream girl' on American TV series The Wonder Years. “San Francisco” redirects here. ... Real estate or immovable property is a legal term (in some jurisdictions) that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... An investor is any party that makes an investment. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... This article is about the country. ... East London area East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of London, England on the north side of the River Thames. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... World locations Dominos Pizza, Inc. ... Photograph of the once famous model Dovima A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Advertising is nothing but just waste of money. ... The Wonder Years is an Emmy Award winning American television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ...


Career

1990s

Silverstone won a leading part in the 1993 film The Crush, playing a girl who sets out to ruin an older man after her teenage crush is spurned; she won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for the role for Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain. Silverstone became legally emancipated at the age of fifteen in order to work the hours required for the shooting schedule of the film. After seeing her in The Crush, Marty Callner decided she'd be perfect for a role in a music video he was directing for the band Aerosmith, called "Cryin", and then the following two videos "Amazing" and "Crazy". These were hugely successful both for the band and Silverstone, making her a household name (and also gaining her the nickname, "the Aerosmith chick"). They also got her noticed by film maker Amy Heckerling, who after seeing them decided to cast her in Clueless. The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... The Crush (1993) is an American thriller, directed and written by Alan Shapiro, filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... See also MTV Movie Awards The 1994 ceremony was hosted by Will Smith. ... Marty Callner is a director. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Amy Heckerling (born May 7, 1954) is an American film director, one of the few women directors to have produced multiple box-office hits. ...


Clueless, became a sleeper hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995. Silverstone's performance was well received, and she was branded the spokeswoman for an emerging young generation. As a result, she signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar worth $10 million. As part of the package, she got a three-year first-look deal for her own production company, First Kiss Productions. Silverstone also won "Best Female Performance" and "Most Desirable Female" by the MTV Movie Awards in 1996 for her performance in the film. Clueless is a 1995 comedy film, loosely based on Emma by Jane Austen, written and directed by Amy Heckerling and produced by Scott Rudin. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... See also MTV Movie Awards The MTV Movie Awards 1996 were hosted by Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo. ...


Silverstone's next role was as Batgirl in Batman & Robin, which was neither a critical[3] nor a financial success.[4] Silverstone won a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress. She suffered further bad press for allegedly striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in a crosswalk.[5] She also starred in 1997's dark comedy Excess Baggage, which was the first movie to be released by First Kiss Productions. In the film, Silverstone played a chain smoking, underage drinking, rich brat who fakes her own kidnapping in order to get her father's attention. The film was not as critically or commercially embraced as Clueless[6] After just one film, Columbia-TriStar let their production deal with Silverstone expire.[citation needed] Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... The term problem plays is applied to the three plays William Shakespeare wrote between the last of his pure comedies (Twelfth Night) and the first of his pure tragedies (Othello) They are Alls Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The legal drinking age is a limit assigned by governments to restrict the access of children and youth to alcoholic beverages. ...


2000s

Silverstone appeared in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Love's Labour's Lost in 2000, in which she was required to sing and dance. Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The 2000 movie Loves Labours Lost is an adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare as a romantic Hollywood musical starring Shakespearean veteran Kenneth Branagh, Alicia Silverstone, and Nathan Lane. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ...


In 2001, Silverstone provided the voice of Sharon Spitz, the lead character in the Canadian animated television Braceface. This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... Braceface was a Canadian animated series formerly broadcast on Teletoon in Canada, and on the Disney Channel and ABC Family in the United States. ...


After removing herself from the public eye for a few years, she resurfaced in the 2003 NBC television show Miss Match, which was then cancelled after thirteen episodes. Silverstone's long hiatus was referred to in the pilot episode of the television series Get Real, as an exasperated Kenny remarked, "Why can't I fall off the face of the earth, like Alicia Silverstone?" The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Miss Match was a 2003 American television series produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Darren Star Productions and Imagine Entertainment. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Silverstone later acknowledged that she hates the trappings of fame, insisting that being a celebrity is a horrific ordeal that she wouldn't want her worst enemy to suffer. According to Silverstone, "Fame is not anything I wish on anyone. You start acting because you love it. Then success arrives, and suddenly you're on show."[7]


After the cancellation of Miss Match in 2003, she did a pilot with FOX called Queen B, in which she would have played a former high school prom queen named Beatrice (Bea), who has found out that the real world is nothing like high school. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ...


In 2005, she co-starred with Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, a spin-off of the BarberShop films. She played one of the stylists in the beauty shop. This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Also see the Arab singer Latifa Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey) is a Grammy-winning American rapper/singer, model, and Academy Award-nominated actress. ... Promotional poster for Beauty Shop This article is about Beauty Shop, the movie. ... Barbershop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures, and released by MGM on September 13, 2002. ...


For the pilot season of 2006-2007, she surfaced on a pilot being developed by ABC called Pink Collar, in which she would have worked in a law firm. This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... The year 2007 in television involves some significant events. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Silverstone's most recent movie, Stormbreaker, was released in the UK on July 21, 2006, and in North America on October 13, 2006. Silverstone filmed the role of Jack Starbright (Alex Rider's housekeeper and guardian) in the summer of 2005, several days after her wedding. She took the role because the opportunity to work with co-stars Ewan McGregor and Sophie Okonedo, both of whom she has said she admires.[citation needed] This article is about the 2006 film. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Sophie Okonedo (born January 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated British actress. ...


In November 2006, she starred in the television movie Candles on Bay Street for Hallmark Hall of Fame, based on the book by Cathie Pelletier under the pseudonym of K.C. Mikinnon. 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... Candles on Bay Street is a Hallmark special tv movie starring Alicia Silverstone as a single mom who returns to her hometown after a lengthy absence Tagline: A single mom, Dee-Dee, returns to her hometown after a lengthy absence, posing a potential threat to the marriage of her old... Hallmark Hall of Fame is a long running anthology program on American television. ...


Personal life

Silverstone married longtime boyfriend, rock musician Christopher Jarecki, in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe on June 11, 2005. The couple had dated for eight years prior to being married, after meeting outside a movie theater in 1997.[8] They got engaged about a year before their marriage and Silverstone's engagement ring belonged to Jarecki's grandmother.[9] They live in an eco-friendly Los Angeles house complete with solar panels and an organic vegetable garden.[8] She bought the house, shared with a "menagerie of rescued dogs," in 1996.[9] Silverstone drives a Mercedes Benz.[8] Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... A photovoltaic module is composed of individual PV cells. ... An organically-grown apple. ... Mercedes-Benz (sometimes shortened to just Mercedes, Benz or Merc) is the worlds oldest German brand name of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks owned by Daimler AG (2007-Present), previously Daimler-Benz (1926-1998) and DaimlerChrysler (1998-2007). ...


Political beliefs

Silverstone has strong political opinions and is noted for being an animal welfare and environmental activist. She also became a vegan in 1998 after attending an animal rights meeting. "I realized that I was the problem," she told InStyle Home in spring 2007. "I was an animal lover who was eating animals."[8] In 2004, Silverstone was voted "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" by PETA. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... The logo of the worlds first Vegan Society, registered in 1944. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... InStyle (founded in 1994) is a popular womens fashion magazine. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture...


Records[10] also reveal that Silverstone contributed $500 to Dennis Kucinich's 2004 Presidential campaign. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party and a candidate for President of the United States in both 2004 and 2008. ... Presidential election results map. ...


On May 23, 2007, Silverstone was a guest on ABC's The View. Moments before she entered, hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck had a heated argument regarding the Iraq war. The video segment shows Silverstone entering and walking past Hasselbeck to greet the other hosts. Though the interview continued normally and featured easy conversation between Silverstone and Hasselbeck, Access Hollywood[11] deemed the act a deliberate snub. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2007 in television involves some significant events. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the talk show. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck (born May 28, 1977) is a former reality show - Survivor: The Australian Outback - contestant and current American talk show personality, one of the co-hosts on the daytime talk show The View. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Access Hollywood logo used 2001-2005 Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Wonder Years Jessica TV series
1993 Aerosmith: Amazing Music video
1993 Aerosmith: Cryin' Music video
1993 The Crush Adrain/Darian Forrester
1993 Torch Song Delphine
1993 Scattered Dreams Phyllis Messenger
1994 Rebel Highway Roslyn TV series
1995 New World Trudy Wadd
1995 Hideaway Regina Harrison
1995 Clueless Cher Horowitz
1995 The Babysitter Jennifer
1996 True Crime Mary Giordano
1997 Batman & Robin Batgirl/Barbara Wilson
1997 Excess Baggage Emily Hope
1999 Blast from the Past Eve Rustikoff
2000 Love's Labour's Lost The Princess of France
2001 Braceface Sharon Spitz
2002 Global Heresy Natalie Bevin
2003-2005 Miss Match Kate Fox TV series
2003 Scorched Sheila Rio
2004 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Heather Jasper-How
2005 Queen B Beatrice 'Bea'
2005 Beauty Shop Lynn
2005 Silence Becomes You Violet
2006 Pink Collar
2006 Stormbreaker Jack Starbright
2006 35th Annual Key Art Awards Announcer
2006 Candles on Bay Street Dee Dee
2007 The Singles Table Georgia TV series

References

  1. ^ Interview, Feb, 1994 by Graham Fuller
  2. ^ http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297403&ct=514855
  3. ^ Batman & Robin. Metacritic. Retrieved on June 20, 2005.
  4. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=batmanrobin.htm
  5. ^ http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,1919,00.html
  6. ^ News for Excess Baggage, IMDb
  7. ^ http://breakingnews.iol.ie/entertainment/story.asp?j=187233891&p=y87z34754&n (link dead on March 1, 2007)
  8. ^ a b c d Pener, Degan. "Alicia in Wonderland." InStyle Home spring 2007.
  9. ^ a b "Love, Naturally." People Magazine 27 June 2005.
  10. ^ NEWSMEAT - Alicia Silverstone's Federal Campaign Contribution Report
  11. ^ http://www.accesshollywood.com/news/ah5476.shtml

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