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Alicia Silverstone is an actress who starred in such films as Clueless and The Crush. She is an outspoken environmentalist, vegan and animal rights activist.
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Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California. She started acting as a child and won a role on television's The Wonder Years. She was later cast in music videos by the band Aerosmith. Her role in Clueless shot Silverstone to fame. She married rock musician Christopher Jarecki in 2005. Silverstone is a vegan and was named PETA's "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" in 1994.
Born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, Alicia Silverstone is the daughter of Monty Silverstone, a real-estate developer, and Didi Radford, a former flight attendant. Monty Silverstone was born in England and Didi Radford was born in Scotland. Silverstone is the youngest of three children and also has a half-brother and half-sister from her father's previous marriage.
Silverstone's career began at the age of 6, when her father sent her picture to modeling agencies. Her first commercial was for Domino's Pizza. She then did some modeling and other advertising work, and eventually landed a role on The Wonder Years. Silverstone attended Hollywood High School, but dropped out before graduation to pursue acting and modeling. She later earned a GED.
In 1993, Silverstone starred in The Crush, a movie that went on to become a cult favorite. Her biggest break came in 1993, when she was cast as a sexy, rebellious teenager in a series of videos by the rock band Aerosmith. Those videos caught the attention of director Amy Heckerling, who was looking for a lead for her movie, Clueless. Released in 1995, Clueless shot Silverstone to fame and helped her receive a three-year first-look deal for her own production company, First Kiss Productions. In 1996, Silverstone was named "Best Female Performer" and "Most Desirable Female" at the MTV Movie Awards.
Silverstone's career success has varied since Clueless. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, she appeared in such films as Batman and Robin (1997), Blast From the Past (1999), Love's Labour Lost (2000) and Beauty Shop (2005). Additionally, she landed parts of several TV series, including Miss Match (2003) and Pink Collar (2006-07), and starred in the TV movie Candles on Bay Street.
Outside of her acting career, Silverstone is committed to the causes of animal welfare and environmentalism. She became a vegan in 1998, and was named PETA's "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" in 1994.
Silverstone married rock musician Christopher Jarecki on June 11, 2005. The couple lives in an eco-friendly house in Los Angeles.
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