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Encyclopedia > Gaby Hoffmann
Gaby Hoffmann
Birth name Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann
Born January 8, 1982 (age 25)
NYC,
Flag of United States United States
Other name(s) Gabriel
Notable roles Annabelle Andrews in Freaky Friday
Karin Kinsella in Field of Dreams
Kelly Roark in Volcano

Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann (born January 8, 1982 in NYC, USA) is an American actress. Hoffmann’s mother, Viva Hoffmann (aka Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), is an actress and writer and appeared in many of Andy Warhol's movies during the 1960s. Hoffmann also has a half-sister, Alexandra Auder, who is 11 years older than she and also once worked as an actress before becoming a yoga teacher and author. In her autobiography "Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years With Andy Warhol," Isabelle Collin Dufresne (known as 'Ultra Violet' and who was a member of Warhol’s 'Factory' clique along with Hoffmann’s mother Viva) says that Gaby's father was a soap opera actor who denied paternity. She did not name him. Hence, Hoffmann’s last name is her mother's maiden name. Viva had Gaby relatively late as she was 44 when Gaby was born. Gaby’s birth is documented in Brigid Berlin's “The Andy Warhol Diaries”. An entry dated the 10th January 1982, two days after Gaby was born, says that a friend of Warhol’s calls Warhol up and tells him that they are going to the Chelsea Hotel to see Viva and her new baby (i.e. Gaby). January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Freaky Friday is a 1995 television version of the book Freaky Friday. ... Baseball field from the movie. ... Volcano is an action drama starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, and Don Cheadle, and was directed by Mick Jackson. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Viva (born Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann on August 23, 1938 in Syracuse, New York) is an actress, writer and a former Warhol superstar. ... Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987) was an American artist who became a central figure in the movement known as pop art. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Isabelle Collin Dufresne (born 6 September 1935 in La Tronche, Grenoble, France; stage name Ultra Violet) is an French-American artist, author, and former colleague of Andy Warhol. ... The Factory was Andy Warhols original New York City studio from 1963 to 1968, although his later studios were known as The Factory as well. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Brigid Berlin (also known as Brigid Polk,The Duchess,The 250 Pound Hippotamus of Sin, born September 6, 1939) is an artist and former Warhol superstar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early Life At The Chelsea Hotel

Until 1993, Hoffmann had lived in the well known Chelsea Hotel (a conglomeration of residential apartments rather than a hotel as one would normally understand the conventional term) in New York City all her life which Hoffmann later said she really enjoyed. According to Hoffmann, she and her best friend Talya Shomron would roller-skate in the hallways, spy on the drug dealer across the hall, and persuade the bellman to go to the neighbourhood deli at night and get them ice cream. The Chelsea Hotel is where the poet Dylan Thomas would have died had he not been taken in a coma to a nearby hospital and where Nancy Spungen did die at the knife tip of Sex Pistol boyfriend Sid Vicious. Gaby and her mother left the Chelsea Hotel in July 1993 after a dispute of long standing with the management, but the hotel ended up featuring prominently in Hoffmann’s future. The idea for her 1994 sitcom Someone Like Me came after Gail Berman (now president of Viacom's Paramount Pictures), the shows producer, read a New York Times article about the Hotel which referred to a children's book which Viva and friend Jane Lancellotti wrote entitled ‘Gaby at the Chelsea’ (a take on Kay Thompson’s 1950’s classic Eloise books). After leaving the Chelsea Hotel, Hoffmann and her mother (and their 2 dogs) moved to live in a 2 bedroomed rental house in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California which ended up being badly damaged in a January 1994 earthquake. The Hotel Chelsea. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Dylan Thomas Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sex Pistols was an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Someone Like Me is a song from the 2000 Disney film: The Tigger Movie which is sung by the films main character Tigger (voiced by Jim Cummings) when he realizes that hes the only one, that is: The only Tigger in the world. ... Gail Berman (born 1956) is the president of Viacoms Paramount Pictures. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Kay Thompson (born November 9, 1908 in St. ... Eloise is a mischievous 6-year-old who lives at the Plaza Hotel of New York, principal character in books by Kay Thompson. ... Woodland Hills, California in the foreground, including Warner Center. ...


Early Acting Career

Hoffmann began her acting career at the early age of 4 to help pay the family bills by acting in commercials. However, she tired of the tough schedules and temporarily retired. Nevertheless, upon hearing that Macaulay Culkin was making a lot of money from his movies her "competitive spirit got the best of her" as she later put it and she re-entered the profession. In 1989, she starred in her debut movie, Field of Dreams, with Kevin Costner. She followed this up with 1989’s Uncle Buck with John Candy, and then went onto star in This is My Life (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) with Tom Hanks and The Man Without a Face with Mel Gibson. According to Hoffmann, it was the praise she received for her performance in This is My Life which encouraged her to pursue an acting career in Hollywood full time as it gave her the confidence she needed to handle major roles Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. ... Baseball field from the movie. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor and director who has often produced his own films. ... Uncle Buck is a 1989 film starring John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, and Macaulay Culkin. ... John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 movie, directed by Nora Ephron, based on the story by Jeff Arch. ... Thomas Tom Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor, Emmy winning director, voice-over artist and movie producer who starred in family-friendly and screwball comedies before achieving notable success as a dramatic actor in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. ... The Man Without a Face is a 1993 drama starring and directed by Mel Gibson. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American born Australian actor, director, and producer. ...


Someone Like Me (1994)

In 1994, Hoffmann landed the starring role in her own sitcom Someone Like Me (on NBC) about a young girl, Gaby (played by Hoffmann), and her dysfunctional family, including her fresh-out-of-prison older sister, played by Nikki Cox. Although generally well received, the show only lasted 6 episodes. Publicity work for the show included personal appearances by Hoffmann on late night talk shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. Someone Like Me is a song from the 2000 Disney film: The Tigger Movie which is sung by the films main character Tigger (voiced by Jim Cummings) when he realizes that hes the only one, that is: The only Tigger in the world. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Nikki Cox (born Nicole Avery Cox on June 2, 1978 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress known mostly for her roles on the television series Unhappily Ever After and Las Vegas. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, debuting on May 25, 1992. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is a multiple Emmy Award-winning hour-long weeknight comedy talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ...


Freaky Friday (1995)

After Someone Like Me, Hoffmann won the lead role in the TV film Freaky Friday, a remake of the 1976 film of the same name starring Jodie Foster. In the film, schoolgirl Annabelle Andrews (Hoffmann) and her mother (played by Shelley Long) both believe that the other has too easy a life. On an ordinary Friday morning they both complain to each other about it and wish that they could be the other for just a day. As they secretly make their wishes simultaneously, due to some magic they suddenly switch bodies. Consequently, they both have a “Freaky Friday”. The film is generally regarded as being on a par with the Jodie Foster version and the later 2003 Lindsay Lohan remake. Hoffmann received very good reviews for her performance and by this time she was regarded as one of the best child actresses of her generation. Later in 1995, Hoffmann would star as the object of a custody battle in the 1995 CBS TV film Whose Daughter Is She? Someone Like Me is a song from the 2000 Disney film: The Tigger Movie which is sung by the films main character Tigger (voiced by Jim Cummings) when he realizes that hes the only one, that is: The only Tigger in the world. ... Freaky Friday is a 1995 television version of the book Freaky Friday. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Shelley Lee Long, born on August 23, 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actress and comedienne. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ...


Now and Then (1995)

Hoffmann's performance in the 1995 film Now and Then is generally regarded as her best performance to date. It also starred Thora Birch, Christina Ricci, Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith. Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, the film is about four friends who have been so preoccupied with their own lives that they have not seen one another for some time until the impending birth of one of their babies reunites them. Upon reuniting, they reminisce about events during the summer of 1970 when they were 12 which were ultimately influential in shaping their lives. It was during that summer, a mixture of both happy and sad events, that they realized that adulthood was fast approaching, that they began to work out what life was about and what they wished to do with their own lives. They also promised to be there for another, hence the reason why they were reuniting for the birth of the baby. The film, a female take on the film Stand By Me, was an enormous success and Hoffman won great critical acclaim for her performance. Now and Then Movie Poster Now and Then is a 1995 film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie ODonnell and Rita Wilson, which tells the story of four friends that have been busy with their lives until an important event takes place and... Thora Birch (born March 11, 1982) is an American actress. ... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress. ... Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957 in New York City) is an American Academy Award nominated film actress. ... Stand by Me is a 1986 drama film directed by Rob Reiner. ...


A Period of Consolidation (1996-2000)

Between 1996-2000, Hoffmann landed lead roles in several important films including Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Volcano (1997), Snapped (1998), 200 Cigarettes (1999), Coming Soon (1999), Black & White (1999),You Can Count On Me (2000), and Perfume (2001). Her best performance during this period is generally regarded to be her role as Odette in All I Wanna Do (1998) which also starred Kirsten Dunst and Rachael Leigh Cook. The film (released as 'Strike!' in some parts of the world and 'The Hairy Bird' in others) is a comedy about an all-girls school during the 1960s where the students protest about the proposed admittance of boys. Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is a musical film written and directed by Woody Allen. ... Volcano is an action drama starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, and Don Cheadle, and was directed by Mick Jackson. ... Snapped is a television series that debuted in 2004 in the United States. ... The 1999 film 200 Cigarettes stars Ben Affleck, Elvis Costello, Kate Hudson, Jay Mohr, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Martha Plimpton, Casey Affleck, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Guillermo Diaz, Gaby Hoffmann, Catherine Kellner, Brian McCardie, Nicole Parker and Angela Featherstone. ... Coming Soon DVD cover Coming Soon is a 1999 movie which was a romantic comedy that starred Yasmine Bleeth, Bonnie Root, Mia Farrow and Gaby Hoffmann. ... Black and White is a 1999 film directed by James Toback, starring a cast of young actors and celebrities including Elijah Wood, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields, and a number of rap musicians. ... You Can Count on Me is a 2000 movie, starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin and Matthew Broderick, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. ... Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body, objects, and living spaces a pleasant smell. ... The Hairy Bird (also released as Strike! and All I Wanna Do) is a 1998 film written and directed by Sarah Kernochan and starring Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, and Rachael Leigh Cook. ... Rachael Leigh Cook (born October 4, 1979) is an American actress. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


University

In 1999, Hoffmann went to University and began a degree in literature moving later to study film and politics at Bard College, New York. From 2001, she put her acting career on hold to enable her to complete the degree and she graduated in 2004. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... For other meanings of the word Bard, see Bard (disambiguation). ... NY redirects here. ...


Career since 2003

Since 2003, Hoffmann has largely concentrated on a theatre career in New York. Recent theatre work includes roles in 24 Hour Plays (as Denise at the American Airlines Theatre), The Sugar Syndrome (Williamstown Theatre Festival - July/August 2005: played 17-year-old Dani who surfed internet chat rooms searching for someone who is honest and direct. Instead, what she found was a man twice her age who thought she was an 11-year-old boy) and Third (Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre/Lincoln Centre Theatre - September - December 2005: played Emily Imbrie, an estranged daughter). In late 2005, she starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She recently appeared in the Broadway play Suburbia, as Sooze, a wannabe artist, alongside Kieran Culkin and Jessica Capshaw at the Second Stage Theatre on 43rd St in New York City which ran from September - October 2006. The play was about a day in the life of seven rootless young Americans who hang out every night in the parking lot of a Pakistani family's convenience store. The return of their high school friend, Pony (now a successful rock singer with a video on MTV), sparks a night of drinking, sex and violence as the friends air their resentments and examine the choices they've made. Most recently, Gaby returned to the 24 Hours Plays where she acted along side Jennifer Aniston. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... NY redirects here. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ... Kieran Kyle Culkin (born September 30, 1982) is an American actor. ...


Gaby is next scheduled to appear in the upcoming documentary Guest of Cindy Sherman (2006).


Trivia

Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Now and Then Movie Poster Now and Then is a 1995 film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie ODonnell and Rita Wilson, which tells the story of four friends that have been busy with their lives until an important event takes place and... The 1999 film 200 Cigarettes stars Ben Affleck, Elvis Costello, Kate Hudson, Jay Mohr, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Martha Plimpton, Casey Affleck, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Guillermo Diaz, Gaby Hoffmann, Catherine Kellner, Brian McCardie, Nicole Parker and Angela Featherstone. ... Bradley Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 - May 22, 2007) was an American actor, born in Knoxville, Tennessee and was raised by his grandmother. ...

Selected filmography

Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body, objects, and living spaces a pleasant smell. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... You Can Count on Me is a 2000 movie, starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin and Matthew Broderick, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Black and White is a 1999 movie directed by James Toback, starring a cast of young actors and celebrities including Elijah Wood, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields, and a number of rap musicians. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Coming Soon DVD cover Coming Soon is a 1999 movie which was a romantic comedy that starred Yasmine Bleeth, Bonnie Root, Mia Farrow and Gaby Hoffmann. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Snapped is a television series that debuted in 2004 in the United States. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ... The 1999 film 200 Cigarettes stars Ben Affleck, Elvis Costello, Kate Hudson, Jay Mohr, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Martha Plimpton, Casey Affleck, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Guillermo Diaz, Gaby Hoffmann, Catherine Kellner, Brian McCardie, Nicole Parker and Angela Featherstone. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ... Volcano is an action film of 1997. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is a musical film written and directed by Woody Allen. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Now and Then Poster Now and Then is a 1995 film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie ODonnell and Rita Wilson, which tells the story of four friends that have been busy with their lives until an important event takes place and reunites... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... Freaky Friday is a childrens novel by Mary Rodgers first published in the USA in 1972, in which a teenage girl, Annabelle Andrews, and her mother, Ellen Andrews, switch bodies and learn to understand each other better. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... The Man Without a Face is a 1993 drama starring and directed by Mel Gibson. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 movie, directed by Nora Ephron, based on the story by Jeff Arch. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Uncle Buck is a 1989 film starring John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, and Macaulay Culkin. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Baseball field from the movie. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ...

External links

  • Gaby Hoffmann at the Internet Movie Database
  • Gaby Hoffman Fan Page
  • 1997 Index Magazine Interview With Gaby Hoffmann

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