- NAME: Anjelica Huston
- OCCUPATION: Animal Rights Activist, Actress
- BIRTH DATE: July 08, 1951 (Age: 62)
- Did You Know?: Anjelica Huston is the daughter of famous Hollywood director John Huston.
- Did You Know?: Anjelica Huston, father John and grandfather Walter represent the only family to win Oscars in three successive generations.
- EDUCATION: Holland Park School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Monica, California
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Anjelica Huston is an Academy Award-winning actress, a film director and the daughter of John Huston.
Anjelica Huston details the many characteristics of her father, actor and director John Huston, in her memoir "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York." (Video courtesy of Simon and Schuster)
Anjelica Huston describes her relationship with her mother, who was known as "The Mona Lisa Girl" in her memoir "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York." (Video courtesy of Simon and Schuster)
Anjelica Huston tells the story of her life during her adolescence in her memoir "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York." (Video courtesy of Simon and Schuster)
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Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951, in Santa Monica, California. The daughter of film director John Huston, Huston got her start in show business through small parts in her father's films. Her first significant film role was in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). In 1985, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role inPrizzi's Honor. Like her father, Huston went on to become a filmmaker herself, directing her first film,
Bastard Out of Carolina, in 1996.
Anjelica Huston was born in Santa Monica, California, on July 8, 1951, to film director John Huston and former ballerina Enrica Soma. Two years later, the family moved to Ireland, where Huston would spend much of her childhood in the absence of her father, who would go from one film set to the next.
Her parents split up in 1962, and Huston moved to London with her mother. She left school in 1968 and soon delved into acting, auditioning for the lead in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Romeo and Juliet. Huston's father, though, essentially poached his daughter for his own film, A Walk with Love and Death (1969), whose critical reception did little for the film or Huston's nascent acting career.
Huston spent some time acting in the theater and modeling, leaving the big screen for a decade.
Her mother was killed in a car crash during this period, and Huston's own car crash in 1980 made her re-examine her goals, and she threw herself back into acting, taking on some supporting roles on television and in film. Early roles included playing a lion tamer in the remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981; with Jack Nicholson, with whom she had a years-long relationship) and guest appearances on Laverne & Shirley.
After a starring turn in 1984's The Ice Pirates, Huston's next film would change her career path. Prizzi's Honor (1985), in which Huston starred opposite Nicholson, was directed by John Huston, and it earned the actress her first Academy Award, for best supporting actress. Several high-profile films would follow: Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987), her father's adaptation of James Joyce's The Dead (1987) and Mr. North (1988) would all precede the epic TV miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989), based on the Larry McMurtry novel.
Suddenly, Huston was everywhere and in a wide variety of films, from Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) to Enemies: A Love Story (1989; which earned her an Oscar nomination) to playing the Grand High Witch in The Witches (1990) and a homicidal con artist in the screen version of Jim Thompson's The Grifters (1990; Oscar nomination), Huston could seemingly do it all. She also married during this period, and she would remain with husband Robert Graham until his 2008 death.
In 1996, Huston followed her father into the director's chair, helming Bastard out of Carolina, and three years later she was at it again with Agnes Browne, a film in which she also starred.
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