Alexis Arquette

Actor, Gender illusionist, Dancer
A transgender activist and character actress, Alexis Arquette was a member of the famed Arquette dynasty that also included Rosanna, Patricia and David. She earned critical acclaim as a drag queen living in the slums in ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Georgina (Actor)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Felicity 1999 - 2000, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hard Breakers 2011 (Movie)

Ms. Independence (Actor)

Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Californication 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Surreal Life 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Tranny (Actor)

Wanted (TNT) 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wasabi Tuna 2004 (Movie)

Santa Ana Anna (Actor)

Spun 2003 (Movie)

Moustache Cop (Actor)

The Trip 2003 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Son of the Beach 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Beggars and Choosers 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cleopatra's Second Husband 2000 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Inside Out 2000 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

The Price of Air 2000 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

The Strip 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Every Man Wants 2000 (Movie)

Onix (Actor)

Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence 1999 (Movie)

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Close To 1999 (Movie)

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Clubland 1999 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Midnight 5 1999 (Movie)

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She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Asphalt Beach 1998 (Movie)

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Bride of Chucky 1998 (Movie)

Damien Baylock (Actor)

Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror 1998 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Davis Is Dead 1998 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

I Think I Do 1998 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Love Kills 1998 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Out in Fifty 1998 (Movie)

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Piccadilly Pickups 1998 (Movie)

Henri De La Plus Oooh Arrgh (Actor)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Things I Never Told You 1998 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Fools Gold 1997 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Goodbye America 1997 (Movie)

Paul Bladon (Actor)

Never Met Picasso 1997 (Movie)

Andrew Magnus (Actor)

Frisk 1996 (Movie)

Punk (Actor)

Sometimes They Come Back... Again 1996 (Movie)

Tony Reno (Actor)

Frank and Jesse 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream, Teen, Scream 1995 (Movie)

Lisa Blair (Actor)

White Man's Burden 1995 (Movie)

Panhandler (Actor)

Wigstock: The Movie 1995 (Movie)

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Grief 1994 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Jack Be Nimble 1994 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

Fourth Man (Actor)

Threesome 1994 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

Don't Do It! 1993 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Paradise Framed 1993 (Movie)

Singapore (Actor)

Jumpin at the Boneyard 1992 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Miracle Beach 1992 (Movie)

Lars (Actor)

Of Mice and Men 1992 (Movie)

Whitt (Actor)

Terminal Bliss 1992 (Movie)

Craig Murphy (Actor)

The Ghost Brigade 1992 (Movie)

Dawson (Actor)

Last Exit to Brooklyn 1990 (Movie)

Georgette (Actor)

Dead Weekend (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollow Boy (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A transgender activist and character actress, Alexis Arquette was a member of the famed Arquette dynasty that also included Rosanna, Patricia and David. She earned critical acclaim as a drag queen living in the slums in "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (1989) and scored small roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992), "Threesome" (1994) and "Pulp Fiction" (1994). After lead roles in the gay-themed indies "Never Met Picasso" (1996) and "I Think I Do" (1997), she stole scenes in the mainstream hits "The Wedding Singer" (1997) and "Bride of Chucky" (1998). Recurring on "Xena: Warrior Princess" (syndicated, 1995-2001) and "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), Arquette also performed as the drag character "Eva Destruction" and produced and starred in "Killer Drag Queens on Dope" (2003). She spoke eloquently on her gender reassignment journey on "The Surreal Life" (The WB, 2003-04; VH1, 2004-06) and in the documentary "Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother" (2007). Capable of strong performances in roles that were male, female and everything in between, Alexis Arquette carved out an impressive career as a character actress with a powerful, unique point of view.

Relationships

Patricia Arquette Actor

Sister
Born April 8, 1968; starred in "True Romance" (1993) and the NBC television series "Medium"

David Arquette Actor

Brother
Born Sept. 8, 1971; starred in "Scream" (1996) and "Never Been Kissed" (1999); competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"

Lewis Arquette Actor

Father
Born Dec. 14, 1935; a descendant of explorer Meriwether Lewis; Islam convert; original member of the improvisational group The Committee; played 'J.D.' Pickett on the series "The Waltons" (CBS) Died on Feb. 10, 2001 due to congestive heart failure

Richmond Arquette Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 21, 1963; acted in "Fight Club" (1999) and the FX drama series "Dirt"

Rosanna Arquette Actor

Sister
Born Aug. 10, 1959; starred in "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985) and "Pulp Fiction" (1994); also directed the documentary "Searching for Debra Winger" (2002)

Cliff Arquette Actor

Grandfather
Born Dec. 28, 1905; Famous for his role as "Charley Weaver"; first appeared in 1959 on "The Jack Paar Tonight Show" (NBC) Died Sept. 23, 1974

Courteney Cox Actor

Sister-In-Law
Born June 15, 1964; married Arquette's brother David; starred in "Scream" (1996) and ABC's "Cougar Town"

Brenda DeNaut

Mother
Born Aug. 21, 1939; Jewish daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland; divorced from Arquette's father c. 1990 Died of breast cancer on Aug. 6, 1997

EDUCATION

Otis Parson's College of Art and Design

Los Angeles , California
attended for one year

Milestones

2004

Appeared in the comedy "Wasabi Tuna"

1999

Had recurring role on the Showtime series "Beggars and Choosers"

1998

Starred in the comedy "I Think I Do"

1994

Had featured role in "Pulp Fiction"

1991

TV acting debut, "The Hollow Boy" (PBS)

1989

First supporting role, "Last Exit to Brooklyn"

1986

Came out to his family as gay at age 16 (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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Arquette is an accomplished drag performer who has performed under the alter egos Eva Destruction and Amanda B Reckondwith.

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"... my agents ... I want to fire them this moment, because all they ever do is send me up for gay roles or drag queen roles. And it's like, okay, that's fine, I can do that, they know I can do that. But before they knew that A) I was gay, and B) I had done drag stage work, I was getting the normal auditions. People only know what they know and they only believe what they see. They're very limited, most people in this town. It's amazing how uncreative so many people in the film business are. They're people who should be CPAs. All of them should just go away. So often I'm labeled the "outsider" or the "bad boy" because I speak my mind. You know, I'll walk in and say, "Who wrote this shit?" I do speak my mind. Luckily I came out when I was very young so I don't have to worry about that burden anymore or have fear of that. And coming out was just the sort of thing like--I have sex with men. That's it. Can we get past that?" --Arquette quoted in index, March-April 1998.

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