Alicia Silverstone

Actor, Model, Producer
Having gained considerable attention by appearing as a love-spurned teen in the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'" (1993), actress Alicia Silverstone saw her career skyrocket in a few short years, only to come back to ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1976 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Who Gets the Dog? 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angels In Stardust 2014 (Movie)

Tammy (Actor)

Jungle Shuffle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ass Backwards 2013 (Movie)

Laurel (Actor)

Butter 2012 (Movie)

Julie Emmett (Actor)

Gods Behaving Badly 2012 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Suburgatory 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vamps 2012 (Movie)

Goody (Actor)

Childrens Hospital 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Art of Getting By 2011 (Movie)

Ms. Herman (Actor)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Moscow Zero 2007 (Movie)

Lyuba (Actor)

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

Jack Starbright (Actor)

Silence Becomes You 2006 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

Lynn (Actor)

Miss Match 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

Heather Jasper-Howe (Actor)

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Fall Preview 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Scorched 2003 (Movie)

Sheila Rilo (Actor)

Braceface 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Rock My World 2001 (Movie)

Nat (Actor)

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

Princess of France (Actor)

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Genesis Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Wildlife Vet 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

Batgirl/Barbara Wilson (Actor)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

Masters of Fantasy: Joel Schumacher 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

True Crime 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Clueless 1995 (Movie)

Cher (Actor)

Hideaway 1995 (Movie)

Regina (Actor)

Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Babysitter 1995 (Movie)

The Babysitter (Actor)

Scattered Dreams: The Kathryn Messenger Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 MTV Movie Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The New World 1994 (Movie)

Trudy Wadd (Actor)

Judith Krantz's "Torch Song" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crush 1993 (Movie)

Darian (Actor)

Candles on Bay Street (TV Show)

Actor

Cool and the Crazy (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Having gained considerable attention by appearing as a love-spurned teen in the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'" (1993), actress Alicia Silverstone saw her career skyrocket in a few short years, only to come back to Earth twice as fast following a series of poor choices and professional failures. After making her film debut in the thriller "The Crush" (1993) and appearing in two more Aerosmith videos, Silverstone became the It-girl of the Clearasil set with her dazzling performance as a spoiled Beverly Hills teen in the hit comedy "Clueless" (1995). The surprising success of the movie allowed the precocious young actress to sign a lucrative deal and form her own production company. But a mere two years later, Silverstone faced a barrage of criticism for being grossly miscast as Batgirl in the silly "Batman & Robin" (1997). She did not do herself any favors with her first film under her new production company, "Excess Baggage" (1997), the title of which spawned some cruel jokes about her weight gain at the time. Silverstone suffered further setbacks with "Blast From the Past" (1999) before displaying decent singing chops in the musical take on the Bard's "Love's Labour's Lost" (2000). Following more disappointments with Rock My World" (2002) and "Scorched" (2003), she seemed poised for a big comeback with the series "Miss Matched" (CBS, 2003), only to see it cut short when the show was canceled in the middle of its first season. Though her career hit a lull sans for a newsworthy guest hosting stint on "The View" (ABC, 1997- ), Silverstone nonetheless remained the untamed dream girl of every grunge-era man's dreams.

Relationships

Mozie Chabbouth

Companion
born c. 1967 no longer together

Benicio Del Toro Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated around time of filming "Excess Baggage" (1997) No longer together

Chris Jarecki Actor

Husband
married June 11, 2005 in Lake Tahoe dated eight years prior to being married

Bear Jarecki

Son
Born May 5, 2011 father, Christopher Jarecki

Bryan Mashard

Companion
dated in 1997 no longer together

Adam Sandler Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1996 No longer together

Monty Silverstone

Father
British-born Jewish acted in a San Mateo County community-theater production "The Real Inspector Hound" (c.1996) reportedly appeared in an installment of NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" (c. 1997)

Didi Silverstone

Mother
Scottish-born converted to husband's Jewish faith born c. 1942

David Silverstone

Half-Brother
born November 1971 from father Monty's previous marriage

Kezi Silverstone

Half-Sister
from father Monty's previous marriage

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California
attended for a semester; dropped out in her sophomore year

earned her Graduate Equivalency Diploma

San Mateo High School

San Mateo , California

attended an intensive acting workshop run by Judi O'Neil in San Francisco

attended Shakespeare & Company, a month-long classics "boot camp", in Massachusetts in 1995; studied text, voice and movement

Milestones

2008

Cast in a featured role in the ABC comedy film "Bad Mother's Handbook"

2006

Starred in the CBS movie drama "Candles on Bay Street"

2006

Cast in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" based on Stormbreaker, the first novel in the Alex Rider series

2005

Appeared in the comedy "Beauty Shop" opposite Queen Latifah

2004

Appeared opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. in "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed"

2003

Starred in the Darren Star series "Miss Match"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (2003)

2002

Appeared in crime comedy "Scorched" with Woody Harrelson; screened at Cannes

2002

Made Broadway debut as Elaine Robinson in the stage adaptation of "The Graduate"

2001

Executive produced and voiced the character of Sharon Spitz in the Fox Family Channel animated series "Braceface"

2000

Undertook first Shakespearean screen role, the Princess of France, in "Love's Labour's Lost", Kenneth Branagh's musical reworking of the Bard's comedy

1999

Co-starred opposite Brendan Fraser in "Blast From the Past"

1997

First offering from French Kiss Productions, "Excess Baggage", fizzled at box office

1997

Played Batgirl in Joel Schumacher's "Batman & Robin"

1995

Starred as Cher in "Clueless," Amy Heckerling's updated version of Jane Austin's "Emma"

1995

Attended Shakespeare & Company, a month-long classics "boot camp" at Edith Wharton's home, the Mount, in the Massachusetts' Berkshires

1995

Signed a deal worth between $7 and 10 million to produce and star in two movies for Columbia Pictures; also snared a three-year non-exclusive "first-look" pact with the studio for her production company, First Kiss Productions

1995

Started her production company, First Kiss Productions

1993

Appeared in three videos of the rock band Aerosmith ("Cryin'", "Amazing" and "Crazy")

1993

Made TV-movie debut, "Judith Krantz's Torch Song" (ABC)

1993

Starred in the thriller "The Crush," her feature acting debut

1993

Legally emancipated from her parents at age 15 (date approximate)

1992

Made TV acting debut with a guest shot on ABC's "The Wonder Years"

1990

Attended her first acting workshop at 13 (date approximate)

1989

Bat mitzvahed at age 13 (date approximate)

1984

Began modeling at the age of 8 (date approximate)

1980

Saw her first plays in London at age three with her father and older brother (date approximate)

Made TV commercial debut, an ad for Domino's Pizza

Played a suicidal lesbian coke addict in L.A. stage production of "Carol's Eve'"

Her father found her a print agent

Raised in Hillsborough, California, an affluent suburb of San Francisco; spent summers in England

Won fourth-place prize at a county fair for performing a routine to the theme song from "Flashdance"

Studied ballet as a child

Bonus Trivia

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Silverstone has participated in The Forum, a so-called "self-improvement" organization akin to est.

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She is a passionate animal rights activist, affiliated with PETA in New York and Last Chance for Animals in California.

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"I mean, a lot of times I wonder, What drugs are these people taking that allow them to stay alive? My perception of [Hollywood] is that it is very cold and very dry and very dark. But the people, they always have a smile on their face, though I always wonder, How deep in that smile is the knife? I just don't understand how jobs could rule people's lives. I don't really understand how you could think, I'm going to backstab, cheat, harm, just to get ahead in a business. I mean, I guess in caveman world it happened, but it happened to survive!"---Alicia Silverstone in VANITY FAIR, September 1996.

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In response to the people in Hollywood who take exception to Silverstone's closeness to her agent-turned-manager Carolyn Kessler: "My relationship with Carolyn is a marriage. I'm going to have her as a friend forever. Carolyn supported me being who I am. She'd rather I be happy than successful as an actress. That's been really helpful. I don't trust anybody here [in Hollywood]. People are greedy and insensitive and eager to be successful in a really nasty way, almost where everybody's a mini-Hitler."---Silverstone quoted in PREMIERE, August 1997.

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On her role of Batgirl in the ill-fated "Batman & Robin" (1997), Silverstone told the Web site Mr. Showbiz (mrshowbiz.go.com): "I knew the day I started shooting it wasn't going to be a good movie. I don't regret it; it's just a silly, huge movie. This movie was a huge machine; it was bigger than any actor in it. But you can't have a film without a story, and that was my problem with it. I thought I'd be really cool, like Catwomanish, not the same character, but important and interesting and complex, and have idiosyncrasies. [Instead] I was like this big fashion show-type machine. It worked out really well though; George Clooney was really nice and that was cool."

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"For close to two years I've been vegan, and it's turned my whole life around. I can sleep better, I have more energy, my skin is really clear, and my body's in the shape it needs to be in. And being vegan, I love food more, because animal products numb your taste buds. It's not a joke that a lot of people are lactose intolerant. They open them up and there are blocks of cheese inside them that they can't digest. I mean, have you seen how they make milk? Ugh!"---Silverstone to Entertainment Weekly, June 1, 2000.

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"Alicia makes this idea make sense to me,'' Star tells Variety. "You believe her as someone who believes in other people's happiness. She has a very empathetic quality and innate sweetness and loveability to her. There's this grown-up, adult persona that I don't think people are quite as familiar with."---Darren Star talking about her role in "Miss Match" to EWonline, September 2003.

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"My lifestyle really allows me to feel healthy as I'm being pulled left and right and up and down and my brain's falling out. I feel like as long as you can get to yoga, eat really good, feel healthy and have love in your life, it's all good."---Silverstone quoted in Moveline's Hollywood Life, May 2004.

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