Anne Rice

Famed New Orleans author Anne Rice received her M. A. in creative writing, soon thereafter penning "Interview With the Vampire", the first book of her legendary "Vampire Chronicles". Rice's books, most of them written ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

Anne Rice: Vampires, Witches and Best Sellers 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild on Mardi Gras 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anne Rice: Birth of the Vampire 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein -- The Making of a Monster 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Fear in the Dark (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

Christ the Lord 2016 (Movie)

(from novel: "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt") (Source Material)

Exit to Eden 1994 (Movie)

("Exit to Eden") (Source Material (from novel))

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

("Interview With the Vampire") (Source Material (from novel))

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

The Feast of All Saints (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Famed New Orleans author Anne Rice received her M. A. in creative writing, soon thereafter penning "Interview With the Vampire", the first book of her legendary "Vampire Chronicles". Rice's books, most of them written serially, are known for their erotic overtones. In 1994 "Interview With the Vampire" was made into a major motion picture starring mega-celebrities Tom Cruise as Lestat and Brad Pitt as Louie (with a young Kirsten Dunst as Claudia), with Rice herself working on the screenplay. The film was well received, but the second Rice book-to-screen adaptation, "The Queen of the Damned", starring Stewart Townsend and singer Aaliyah, was a a commercial failure. Rice also wrote the TV pilot "Rag and Bone" (starring Dean Cain) and the 2001 miniseries "Feast of All Saints", neither of which was a popular or critical success.

Relationships

Alice Borchardt

Sister
Born Oct. 6, 1939 Died July 24, 2007

Howard O'Brien

Father

Katherine O'Brien

Mother
Died when Anne was 14

Stan Rice

Husband
Married Oct. 14, 1961 until his death Dec. 9, 2002

Christopher Rice Actor

Son
Born March 11, 1978; father, Stan Rice

Michele Rice

Daughter
Born Sept. 21, 1966; father, Stan Rice Died of leukemia Aug. 5, 1972

EDUCATION

Texas Women's University

Attended freshman year

San Francisco State University

San Francisco , California 1972
Creative Writing

San Francisco State University

San Francisco , California 1964

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas
Dropped out sophomore year

Milestones

2008

Published first non-fiction book Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

2006

Stage musical Lestat, based on The Vampire Chronicles books, opened on Broadway; music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin

2005

Chronicled early years of Jesus in Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

2003

Published 10th book in The Vampire Chronicles titled Blood Canticle

2002

Second film adaptation from The Vampire Chronicles "Queen of the Damned" released; Stuart Townsend took over as Lestat opposite Aaliyah in title role

2001

Made executive producing debut with NBC movie "Earth Angels"; also co-wrote with Toni Graphia

1998

After years of self-avowed atheism, returned to Catholic Church

1994

Made screenwriting debut with feature adaptation "Interview with the Vampire," directed by Neil Jordan; Tom Cruise cast as vampire Lestat opposite Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, and Antonio Banderas

1994

Garry Marshall directed comedy thriller "Exit to Eden" released

1988

Moved back to New Orleans

1985

Using pseudonym Anne Rampling, wrote erotic novels Exit to Eden and Belinda

1983

Published The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, a series of erotic novels written under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure

1979

Wrote historical novel The Feast of All Saints

1976

Made book publishing debut with Interview with the Vampire, the first book in The Vampire Chronicles; story centered around vampire Lestat

1973

While grieving loss of daughter, began writing short story into novel Interview with the Vampire

1972

Daughter Michele died of leukemia in Palo Alto, CA

1968

Began writing short story that later became debut novel Interview with the Vampire

1962

Moved to San Francisco, CA with husband and daughter

1958

With family, moved to Richardson, TX

Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, which inspired most of her books

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