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: 07/28/1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Actor (59)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Georgina (Actor)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)


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


Hard Breakers 2011 (Movie)

Ms. Independence (Actor)

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


Californication 2008 (Tv Show)


The Surreal Life 2006 (Tv Show)


Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Tranny (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)


Beggars and Choosers 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)


Friends 2001 (Tv Show)


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)


The Woman Every Man Wants 2000 (Movie)

Onix (Actor)

Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence 1999 (Movie)


Close To 1999 (Movie)


Clubland 1999 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Midnight 5 1999 (Movie)


She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Asphalt Beach 1998 (Movie)


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)


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)


Roseanne 1995 (Tv Show)


Scream, Teen, Scream 1995 (Movie)

Lisa Blair (Actor)

White Man's Burden 1995 (Movie)

Panhandler (Actor)

Wigstock: The Movie 1995 (Movie)

Alexis Arquette (Actor)

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)


The Hollow Boy (TV Show)



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.


Patricia Arquette Actor

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

David Arquette Actor

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

Lewis Arquette Actor

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

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

Rosanna Arquette Actor

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

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

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

Brenda DeNaut

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


Otis Parson's College of Art and Design

Los Angeles , California
attended for one year



Appeared in the comedy "Wasabi Tuna"


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


Starred in the comedy "I Think I Do"


Had featured role in "Pulp Fiction"


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


First supporting role, "Last Exit to Brooklyn"


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

Bonus Trivia


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