Anjelica Huston

Actor, Director, Producer
As the daughter of legendary director John Huston and granddaughter of Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston, it was no surprise that actress Anjelica Huston found success and acclaim in Hollywood. Representing the third ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1951 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (109)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Master Cleanse 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tinker Bell And the Legend Of The NeverBeast 2014 (Movie)

Queen Clairon (Voice)

Horrid Henry: The Movie 2013 (Movie)

Miss Battleaxe (Actor)

Smash 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cat in Paris 2012 (Movie)

Claudine (Voice)

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Pixie Hollow Games 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

50/50 2011 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

Annie Auklet (Actor)

When in Rome 2010 (Movie)

Celeste (Actor)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Medium 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Choke 2008 (Movie)

Ida Mancini (Actor)

Spirit of the Forest 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. D'Abondo (Voice)

Tinker Bell 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Queen Clarion (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 1994 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Martian Child 2007 (Movie)

Mimi (Actor)

Seraphim Falls 2007 (Movie)

Madame Louise (Actor)

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

Patricia (Actor)

The Kreutzer Sonata 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Art School Confidential 2006 (Movie)

Art History Teacher (Actor)

Huff 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Material Girls 2006 (Movie)

Fabiella (Actor)

Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

These Foolish Things 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ladies in Lavender 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Kaena: The Prophecy 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Queen of the Selenites (Actor)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

Eleanor Zissou (Actor)

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

Miss Gwyneth Harridan (Actor)

Blood Work 2002 (Movie)

Dr Bonnie Fox (Actor)

The Man From Elysian Fields 2002 (Movie)

Jennifer Adler (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golden Bowl 2001 (Movie)

Fanny Assingham (Actor)

The Irish Gala 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

Etheline Tenenbaum (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

Agnes Browne (Actor)

Lifetime Women's Film Festival 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Models Uncovered 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Showgirl Stories 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

Janet 'Jan' Brown (Actor)

Ever After 1998 (Movie)

Rodmilla (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Anjelica Huston 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Lifetime Women's Film Festival 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Phoenix 1998 (Movie)

Leila (Actor)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

American Heroes & Legends 1992 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Crossing Guard 1995 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Perez Family 1995 (Movie)

Carmela Perez (Actor)

Addams Family Values 1993 (Movie)

Morticia Addams (Actor)

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

Marcia Fox (Actor)

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (11/05/91) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

Morticia Addams (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grifters 1990 (Movie)

Lilly Dillon (Actor)

The Witches 1990 (Movie)

Miss Ernst -- Grand High Witch (Actor)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

Dolores Paley (Actor)

Enemies, A Love Story 1989 (Movie)

Tamara (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Handful of Dust 1988 (Movie)

Mrs Rattery (Actor)

Mr. North 1988 (Movie)

Persis Bosworth-Tennyson (Actor)

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

Samantha Davis (Actor)

John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dead 1987 (Movie)

Gretta (Actor)

The Making of Disney's Captain EO 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain Eo 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Good to Go 1986 (Movie)

Charlemaigne (Actor)

John Huston & The Dubliners 1986 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Prizzi's Honor 1985 (Movie)

Maerose Prizzi (Actor)

The Cowboy and the Ballerina 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Pirates 1984 (Movie)

Maida (Actor)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

Polly Deutsch (Actor)

Frances 1982 (Movie)

Mental Patient (Actor)

The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 (Movie)

Madge (Actor)

Swashbuckler 1976 (Movie)

Durant's Woman (Actor)

The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

Edna (Actor)

A Walk With Love and Death 1969 (Movie)

Claudia of Saint Jean (Actor)

Hamlet 1969 (Movie)

Court Lady (Actor)

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Buffalo Girls (TV Show)

Actor

Family Pictures (TV Show)

Actor

Iron Jawed Angels (TV Show)

Actor

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

The Mists Of Avalon (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Cleopatra (TV Show)

Narrator
Director (3)

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

Director

Riding the Bus with My Sister (TV Show)

Director

Biography

As the daughter of legendary director John Huston and granddaughter of Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston, it was no surprise that actress Anjelica Huston found success and acclaim in Hollywood. Representing the third generation of Hustons to win an Academy Award, the actress emerged from the long shadow cast by her father with an Oscar-winning turn in "Prizzi's Honor" (1985). Prior to her triumph, Huston struggled to make her way as a model and actress, while her biggest claim to fame up to that point was being in a longtime romantic relationship with Jack Nicholson. After "Prizzi's Honor," however, Huston came into her own and embarked on a long, vibrant career full of sterling performances. Just a few years later, she found herself back in Oscar contention with "Enemies: A Love Story" (1989) and the excellent crime noir, "The Grifters" (1990). Having also turned in a dynamic performance as a spurned mistress in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989), Huston had established herself as one of Hollywood's top actresses. While she occasionally stepped into lighter roles like Morticia Addams in "The Addams Family" (1991) and "Addams Family Values" (1993), she earned critical appreciation for her performances in "Agnes Browne" (1999) and "Iron Jawed Angels" (HBO, 2004), which no doubt would have made her father proud.

Relationships

Robert Graham Actor

Husband
Married May 23, 1992 until his death on Dec. 27, 2008; couple resided in Venice, CA Graham died on on Dec. 27, 2008

John Huston Actor

Father
Born in 1906 worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter before directing "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) earned Oscars for directing and scripting "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" (1948) directed daughter Anjelica in her Oscar-winning performance in "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) died from emphysema in 1987

Tony Huston

Brother
Born in 1950 mother, Enrica Soma wrote screenplay for "The Dead" (1987), directed by father and starring sister Anjelica married to actress Pat Delaney

Walter Huston Actor

Grandparent
Born in 1884 played leading roles in many important American films of the 1930s and 40s directed by his son John in his Oscar-winning role in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) died from an aortic aneurysm in 1950

Allegra Huston

Half-Sister
Born in 1963 mother, Enrica Soma father was a titled Englishman adopted by John Huston and raised by him after his wife's tragic death

Danny Huston Actor

Half-Sibling
Born in 1962 mother, Zoe Sallis formerly married to Virginia Madsen directed "Mr. North" (1987), John Huston's final film (as executive producer and co-screenwriter), which also starred his sister, Anjelica

Jack Huston Actor

Nephew

Jack Nicholson Actor

Companion
Lived together from 1973 until 1983, when she moved out and bought a place nearby Relationship ended in 1989 when she learned Nicholson was having a child with another woman

Robert Richardson Actor

Companion
Met at a fashion shoot when Huston was still in her teens According to Richardson, they maintained a relationship until the early 1980s

Enrica Soma

Mother
Born in 1930 married to Huston from 1950 until her death in 1969 at age 39 from an auto accident they lived apart from 1962 until her death also had child, Allegra, from a different relationship, who Huston raised as his daughter

EDUCATION

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle

Kylemore Abbey

A prestigious all-girl boarding school

Holland Park School

Studied acting with Peggy Feury and Martin Landau

Milestones

2012

Cast as the tenacious producer of a Broadway musical on NBC's "Smash"

2011

Cast in the comedy feature "The Big Year" opposite Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin

2011

Cast opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in "50/50"

2010

Played the curator of the Guggenheim and Kristen Bell's boss in the comedy "When in Rome"

2010

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2008

Cast as Sam Rockwell's mother in the film "Choke," based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk

2008

Played a missing persons investigator in a six-episode story arc on "Medium" (NBC); received an Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama

2007

Co-starred with Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan in the western "Seraphim Falls"

2006

Guest starred as an unorthodox psychiatrist in a four episode stint on the Showtime series "Huff"

2006

Cast in Terry Zwigoff's adaptation of Daniel Clowes' comic story "Art School Confidential"

2005

Directed Rosie O'Donnell and Andie MacDowell in the CBS movie "Riding the Bus With My Sister"

2004

Co-starred with Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" as Zissou's (Murray) estranged wife

2003

Co-starred with Hilary Swank in the HBO movie "Iron Jawed Angels," about the American women's suffrage movement during the early 1900s; received an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress

2002

Starred opposite Clint Eastwood in "Blood Work"

2001

Played the matriarch in a family of failed geniuses in Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums"

2001

Portrayed the Lady in the Lake in the TNT retelling of the Arthurian legend "The Mists of Avalon"

2000

Appeared in James Ivory's "The Golden Bowl" (based on the Henry James novel)

1999

Directed, co-produced and starred in "Agnes Browne" as a widowed mother of seven in 1960s Ireland

1998

Portrayed the evil stepmother in Andy Tennant's take on the Cinderella story "Ever After"

1998

Acted in Danny Cannon's mediocre crime film "Phoenix" (HBO), portraying Ray Liotta's love interest

1998

Played Vincent Gallo's Buffalo Bills-crazed mom in Gallo's "Buffalo 66"

1996

Made directorial debut with "Bastard Out of Carolina" (originally filmed for TNT, but they would not air it due to its content; later aired on Showtime); received an Emmy nomination for Directing

1995

Re-teamed with Nicholson to play an estranged couple in Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard"

1995

Portrayed Calamity Jane in the CBS miniseries "Buffalo Girls" (adapted from Larry McMurtry's novel); received an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries

1993

Offered a strong performance as the mother of an autistic child in the ABC miniseries "Family Pictures"

1993

Portrayed Doctor Betsy Reisz in the acclaimed HBO movie "And the Band Played On" that followed the course of the AIDS crisis

1993

Re-teamed with Woody Allen for "Manhattan Murder Mystery"

1993

Reprised role of Morticia for "Addams Family Values"

1992

Appeared as herself in Robert Altman's "The Player"

1991

Portrayed gothic matriarch Morticia Addams in "The Addams Family"

1990

Acted the part of the Grand High Witch in Nicolas Roeg's "The Witches"

1990

Received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Lily Dillon in "The Grifters"

1989

Received a Best Supporting Oscar nomination as a Nazi concentration camp survivor in Paul Mazursky's "Enemies, a Love Story"

1989

Acted in first film with director Woody Allen, "Crimes and Misdemeanors," playing the desperate mistress of Martin Landau

1989

Cast as as Clara Allen in the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove" (adapted from Larry McMurtry's novel); received an Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Miniseries

1988

Acted in half-brother Danny Huston's "Mr. North"; co-adapted by father, John Huston

1987

Played a woman in a loveless marriage in John Huston's final film, "The Dead"; screenplay was adapted by brother, Tony from the short story of the same name by James Joyce

1987

Re-teamed with Coppola in her first leading role, "Gardens of Stone"

1986

Joined Michael Jackson and Dick Shawn in Francis Ford Coppola's 17-minute, 3-D musical "Captain Eo" (produced for the Disney theme parks)

1985

Played title role in the Los Angeles stage production of "Tamara"

1985

Landed breakthrough screen role as the Mafia princess in John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor"; third onscreen collaboration with Nicholson

1984

Career received a boost when she was cast as an Amazon with guns in "The Ice Pirates"

1984

Made TV-movie debut in "The Cowboy and the Ballerina" (CBS)

1984

Appeared in Rob Reiner's feature directing debut "This Is Spinal Tap"

1982

Acted on episodes of "Laverne and Shirley" (ABC)

1981

Second film with Nicholson, Bob Rafelson's remake of "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

1976

Returned to the screen in Elia Kazan's "The Last Tycoon"; first film with Jack Nicholson

1973

Moved to Los Angeles, CA to live with off-screen love Jack Nicholson

1970

Modeled for photographer (an old friend of Huston's mother) Richard Avedon in a 30-page fashion shoot for Vogue magazine

1968

First starring role, "A Walk with Love and Death"; directed by her father (who also co-starred as her uncle)

1968

Moved to NYC after mother's death and was an understudy for Marianne Faithful in the Broadway production of "Hamlet"

1968

Made feature acting debut with an uncredited appearance in her father, John Huston's "Sinful Davey"

1967

Auditioned for the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's film version of "Romeo and Juliet"

1961

Moved to London at age ten

Moved to Ireland as a young child and lived in an estate in Galway

Bonus Trivia

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"He was 6-foot-3; his voice was big. He was devastatingly attractive – even to his daughter as a child. I remember watching him get dressed sometimes. He would ask me about his ties – rows of ties. I would pick out something, and he would never follow my advice. He had a sort of contempt for vanity, but he knew exactly the kind of impact he had."He had a cruel streak – made him interesting. He liked his fun. It was certainly sometimes at the expense of others. I think he was sometimes reckless, and at worst thoughtless, but I don't think he was ever a man of bad intent. I think that he regretted things later, after he'd had time to consider. But I think if there were sin there, it was that he was very much preoccupied with what he wanted to do, which didn't necessarily coincide with his having a wife, or having children." – Huston remembering her father, to The New York Times, Feb. 12, 1989

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"I bought it when I was told beauty came from the inside. When you become older, it's an act of faith to believe beauty is inside. Do I like my looks? Sometimes. I'd say I'm one of those people who's handsome rather than beautiful. I have the same duality my father had. He could look wrinkled or child-like within hours. Feature-wise I'm more like him than [my mother]. I think I'm like a tall Englishwoman." – Huston quoted in The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 4, 1990

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"I was surprised that a television network would embark on this. But since the script had been sent to me directly by TNT, I assumed they knew what they were getting into."As we made the film, I was left blissfully alone, and I received only good reports when I sent back my dailies. By the time I handed in my director's cut, I was feeling quite in the clover." – Huston on her directorial debut, the controversial "Bastard Out of Carolina," to The New York Times, Dec. 15, 1996

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"I'm more terrified by technology than I should be, but I'm pretty good with people, and certainly still better in front of the camera than behind it."I've been on sets a long time, so there's not a lot people can tell me about what goes on. I basically do what's honest to me, and rely on my cameraman [Anthony B. Richmond] to keep it on the right side of the line and to watch over me when I get so far into the acting discipline that I can't be objective." – Huston on acting in and directing "Agnes Browne," to Premiere magazine, Women in Hollywood issue, 1999

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"My father was extremely loving to me and funny and wise and understanding, and at other times extremely demanding, critical, calculating, exacting. When you're a young woman, I think you want to please a lot, so maybe you accept more of the criticism than you would as an older person. But criticism can be very wounding. It certainly was to me." – Huston to husband Graham Fuller in Interview magazine, February 2000

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