With the iconic last name of Eastwood, great expectations abounded for the daughter of a Hollywood legend. Like her famous father, actor-writer-director and former politician Clint Eastwood, Alison Ea...
Carmel, California, USA
|The Spring||Actor||Sophie Weston||7|
|Finding Harmony||2014||Actor||Sam Colter||20147|
|Power Play||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Gabriella St. John||20037|
|They Are Among Us||Actor||Finley||7|
|Mary Higgins Clark's I'll Be Seeing You||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Patricia Collins/Annie||20037|
|Intimate Portrait: Jean Harlow||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||Interviewee||19997|
|Animal Intervention||2012 2011 - 2012||Host||n/a||20125|
|Black and White||1998 1997 - 1998||Actor||Lynn Dombrowsky||19987|
|How to Go Out on A Date In Queens||2006||Actor||n/a||20067|
|If You Only Knew||1999||Actor||Samantha||19997|
|Suicide: The Comedy||1997||Actor||Amanda||19977|
|Friends and Lovers||1999||Actor||Lisa||19997|
|One Long Night||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Just A Little Harmless Sex||1999||Actor||Laura||19997|
|Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil||1997||Actor||Mandy Nicholls||19977|
|Absolute Power||1997||Actor||Art Student||19977|
|Breakfast of Champions||1999||Actor||Maria Maritmo||19997|
|The Test||2001 1999 - 2001||Actor||Guest||20017|
|Rails & Ties||2007||Director||n/a||4|
|Don't Tell||2005||Associate Producer||n/a||1|
|Animal Intervention||2012 2011 - 2012||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Space Cowboys||2000||Song Performer||("I Only Have Eyes for You")||1|
|Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil||1997||Song Performer||("Autumn Leaves")||1|
|Played Maria in comedy feature "Breakfast of Champions"|
|Cast as John Cusack's love interest in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"; also directed by her father|
|Posed nude in Playboy magazine|
|Served as associate producer on "Don't Tell"|
|Featured in romantic comedy "If You Only Knew"|
|Co-starred in independent feature "Poolhall Junkies"|
|Made feature debut opposite father in "Tightrope"|
|Played small role in "Absolute Power," directed by her father|
|Made feature directorial debut with drama "Rails and Ties"|
|Went to Paris at age 21 as a model|
Born May 22, 1972 in Carmel, CA - the city her father would one day famously serve as mayor - Alison Eastwood was allegedly conceived during the production of "Dirty Harry" (1971), the offspring of legendary movie star and director, Clint Eastwood, and swimsuit model, Maggie Johnson. Eastwood started early in the family business, making her film debut in 1980 in the comedy action adventure "Bronco Billy," which was directed by her prolific father. Her early schooling consisted of Santa Catalina School in Monterey and Pebble Beach's Stevenson School. When she was 11, her father secured her a substantial role as his daughter in one of his movies, the crime thriller "Tightrope" (1984). At age 18, she headed off to study acting at Santa Barbara City College, from which she would eventually drop out, knowing she wanted to pursue her craft professionally immediately.
By the age of 22, along with making her theater debut in the Coast Playhouse production of "Woman in Control" followed by "It's a Beautiful Life," she allegedly kicked a drug and alcohol addiction as well. By this time, the stunning beauty had also already graced the catwalks of Paris as a model and had posed for several European fashion magazines and the American version of Vogue. In 1997, her exposure as an actress was given a huge boost when she once again appeared alongside her father, this time in the crime thriller "Absolute Power." She gained further recognition in subsequent significant films including the crime drama which her father helmed, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997), for which she reportedly had to audition several times. After that, she branched out on her own, acting in the low-budget "Just a Little Harmless Sex" (1998), in Glenn Freyer's indie "Suicide: The Comedy" (1998), as well as in "Friends & Lovers" (1999), "Breakfast of Champions" (1999), and "Black and White" (1999).
Participating in the talk-show circuit in 1999 on such shows as "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009) and E! Entertainment Television's "Howard Stern" (1994-2007) further helped to increase Eastwood's exposure. Subsequently, the new millennium brought with it more films for the burgeoning starlet, including a leading role in the NBC sci-fi drama "The Spring" (2000), and the romantic comedy film "If You Only Knew" (2000). However, it was her appearance as a pool shark's girlfriend in the small but highly acclaimed movie "Poolhall Junkies" (2002) that placed her solidly in the Hollywood limelight and drew positive attention from audiences and the industry alike. She went on to be cast in numerous movies including "The Bend" (2002), "The Storyteller" (2003) and "Power Play" (2003). However, it was her posing nude for Playboy magazine with the caption "Wanna get lucky?" that created the most buzz for Eastwood in 2003. Throughout the mid- to late-2000s, she continued to be seen in a slew of films, including a starring role in Global Television Network's mystery crime drama "I'll Be Seeing You" (2004) and in the sci-fi thriller "They Are Among Us" (2004).
Eastwood appeared in the movies "Flatbush" (2005) and "The Lost Angel" (2005) before spreading her wings to become an associate producer for the drama "Don't Tell" (2005). In another TV movie, "Lesser Evil" (Lifetime TV, 2006), she played the lead role as Karen Max before playing yet another Karen that year in the romantic comedy "How to Go Out on a Date in Queens" (2006). She made her directorial debut with the drama "Rails & Ties" in 2007. Prior to helming the movie, she reportedly studied her father's processes as a director on the set of his film at the time, the acclaimed historical war drama, "Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006). A true collaboration, "Rails & Ties" was released by Clint Eastwood's in-resident studio, Warner Bros., and produced by Robert Lorenz, who shared an Academy Award with her father for "Letters from Iwo Jima" (along with Steven Spielberg). Moreover, a slew of other "Rails & Ties" staff members worked on some of her father's most recognized and acclaimed movies such as "Mystic River" (2003), "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), as well as "Letters from Iwo Jima."
Alison Eastwood struck out in an entirely different direction in 2007 with the creation of a successful sportswear and denim clothing line, which, with the exception of its obvious famous name - Eastwood Ranch - was her own baby. By this time, she had also created her own company, Purple Rose Productions, which released several small but commendable films. Eastwood continued to garner acting credits into the next decade, starting with a small role the Ed Harris vehicle titled "Once Fallen" (2010), a crime drama also starring Brian Presley and Taraji P. Henson. She followed up with a starring performance in Michael Bernard's film "Henry" (2011), and was cast as Sophie Lacombe in "Shadow People" (2012), and well as a narrator alongside a multi-star cast in "Unity" (2012). Seemingly always eager to flex her show business muscles, Alison Eastwood became a producer as well as director for the drama "Battlecreek" (2012), the story about a gifted young painter who suffers from a rare skin disorder that forces him to live his life primarily in the evening hours.
By Ela Lindsay
|John Cusack||Companion||Met while starring together in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997), directed by her father Clint; No longer together|
|Clint Eastwood||Father||Born May 31, 1930; divorced Allison's mother Maggie in 1984; Directed daughter in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997)|
|Kyle Eastwood||Brother||Born May 19, 1968|
|Francesca Eastwood||Half-Sister||Born Aug. 7, 1993 to Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher|
|Kimber Eastwood||Half-Sister||Born June 17, 1954 to Clint Eastwood and Roxanne Tunis|
|Morgan Eastwood||Half-Sister||Born Dec. 12, 1996 to Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz|
|Kirk Fox||Husband||Married March 14, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV after eight month courtship; Divorced Jan. 28, 2000|
|Maggie Johnson||Mother||Divorced from Allison's father 1980|
|Stacy Poitras||Husband||Married March 15, 2013|
|Santa Catalina School|
|In 1990, Eastwood was arrested for drunken driving.|
|In 1992, Eastwood checked herself into rehab while studying acting in NYC to address her problem with drugs and alcohol.|
|"A former roommate and I used to watch old films together, and I gradually started reading about her. Jean Harlow had a tragic life, and for some reason I felt close to it. She was tortured, and I think I am in a lot of ways. As much as I might have put that pain aside, I'm going to have to find it again within myself when I play her, and that's not going to be easy, because it's a hard place to go." - Eastwood in Interview magazine, December 1997|
|She launched her own clothing line called the Eastwood Ranch in 2001.|
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