Michelle Pfeiffer

     
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Real Name: Michelle Pfeiffer
Birthday: Born April 29, 1958

 

Biography And Filmography:

While Hollywood has been good to Michelle Pfeiffer, she rarely dwells on her celebrity status. Michelle is known for remaining very private in person, but her movie roles are unmatched, giving Oscar nominated performances in “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988), “The Fabulous Baker Boys” (1989) and “Love Field” (1992). But it was her role as Catwoman in “Batman Returns” (1992) that firmly established her fame and movie star status.

Born on Apr. 29, 1958 in Santa Ana, California, Michelle Pfeiffer was raised by her tough father, Richard, and Donna, a homemaker. She often described herself as being “out of control” in her youth, crashing her first car, skipping classes to hang out with surfers at Huntington Beach, and failing at her early jobs. 

After high school, Pfeiffer studied to be a courtroom stenographer and entered a beauty contest, winning as Miss Orange County in 1978. As a result, she won a small role on the hit 1970's show, “Fantasy Island”, then got her first television role playing a college student named Bombshell in  “Delta House” (1978-79). Without really trying, she Pfeiffer had become a celebrity.

After more roles on television and in film like the police drama “B.A.D. Cats” (1980-81) and the young teen comedy “Falling in Love Again” (1980), Pfeiffer started taking her career seriously. She landed roles in films like “Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen” (1981), and “Grease 2” (1982). Her big break came when she was cast opposite Al Pacino in Brian De Palma’s “Scarface,” making an impression as the cocaine loving mistress of a Cuban refugee drug lord. While not onscreen for long, she made her mark with critics and audiences, giving the actress the opportunity to play bigger and better roles.

Pfeiffer then landed roles as a female jewelry smuggler in “Into the Night” (1985), and as the star in a film about the American Revolution that gets the Hollywood treatment in “Sweet Liberty” (1986). Her next movie was “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987), a dark comedy about three women whose friendship is almost torn apart when they are seduced by Satan, himself (Jack Nicholson). Michelle next found herself between two friends – one a retired drug dealer (Mel Gibson); the other a celebrity cop (Kurt Russell) – in the crime drama, “Tequila Sunrise” (1988). Also that year, Pfeiffer won her first Academy Award nomination for “Dangerous Liaisons” with Keanu Reeves and Glenn Close, getting the nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as a married woman who is the romantic target of the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich). She then divorced her husband, Peter Horton in 1990.


In “Married to the Mob” (1988), Pfeiffer showed great comedy talent as the wife of a mob hit man (Alec Baldwin). Michelle then earned attention for her role as a singer who helps two brothers (Beau and Jeff Bridges) in “The Fabulous Baker Boys” (1989). Her sexy rendition of “Makin’ Whoopie” while laying on a grand piano was enough for her to win a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards. Starring opposite Pacino again, she took the role of a waitress with a haunted past who gets involved with an ex-con trying to go straight in “Frankie and Johnny” (1991).

Michelle Pfeiffer was now a Hollywood super star and every producer wanted her in their movies!

In 1992, she played an isolated Texas woman trying to help Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband’s assassination, in “Love Field.” Michelle Pfeiffer won her third Academy Award nomination and her second for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She then reached superstardom with her performance as the Catwoman in “Batman Returns.” With her relationship with Stevens ending in 1991, Pfeiffer started to believe that her chances for a lifelong relationship including children was impossible -so she adopted a baby in 1993, long before celebs like Angelina Jolie and Madonna made it a high-profile right of passage.

PfeifferShe then played a scandalous woman who seeks a rich man (Daniel Day-Lewis) who is marrying her cousin (Winona Ryder) in Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Edith Wharton’s “The Age of Innocence” (1993). In November 1993, she married screenwriter and producer David E. Kelley.

Back on the movie screen, Michelle Pfeiffer was hired and cast with Jack Nicholson in the horror film, “Wolf” (1994), playing the daughter of a publishing executive (Christopher Plummer) who starts a romance with an unemployed book editor (Jack Nicholson) bitten by a wolf and changed into a supernatural creature. Next was a role of schoolteacher in “Dangerous Minds” (1995), then she took the lead in “To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday” (1996), a sad story written by husband David E. Kelley about a mourning husband still dealing with the death of his wife and altering his relationship with his daughter (Claire Danes). 

Next was “One Fine Day” (1996), where Pfeiffer played a career mom who falls in love with a hard working newspaper columnist (George Clooney); then appeared in “A Thousand Acres” (1997) with Jennifer Jason Leigh, and based on Jane Smiley’s "King Lear", she played Rose, one of three sisters sexually abused by their father.

Pfeiffer then lent her voice talents to “The Prince of Egypt” (1998) with Sandra Bullock, DreamWorks’ animated story of the life of Moses (Val Kilmer), as told in the Book of Exodus. By now, she had started producing movies and formed her own company, Via Rosa Productions. After a role as Titania in “William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1999), Pfeiffer starred next to Bruce Willis in “The Story of Us” (1999), a romantic comedy about a couple with everything who discover that they no longer love each other and wonder if it is enough to save their marriage. Pfeiffer followed with a role as a mother trying to bond with her abducted son in “The Deep End of the Ocean” (1999), then took a role as the stunning wife of a scientist (Harrison Ford) getting over his past lovers in the thriller, “What Lies Beneath” (2000).

Michelle Pfeiffer gave a great performance in “I Am Sam” (2002), playing a fanatical lawyer who takes the pro bono case of a mentally-challenged father (Sean Penn) fighting to retain custody of his seven year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning). 

For “White Oleander” (2002), Pfeiffer worked with Noah Wyle and Renee Zellweger, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Screen Actor’s Guild for her performance as an artistic mother sent to jail for murder. She then returned to animation in “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” (2003) with Brad Pitt. 


Pfeiffer then took a few years of needed vacation, returning in 2007 with the funny “Hairspray” boasting an all-star cast that included John Travolta, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron, in the fun and light-hearted variation of the Tony Award winning play adaptation of John Waters’ 1988 feature. She played a evil television station manager out to stop the dreams of an overweight dancer (Nicole Blonsky) with big hair and a bigger heart. 

Next was the romantic comedy "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007), that follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Pfeiffer wrapped her year next to Sienna Miller in the romantic adventure "Stardust" (2007), set in a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Michelle Pfeiffer moved right along the following year starting with the dramatic "Personal Effects" (2008) starring Ashton Kutcher, and was then cast as Lea in "Cheri" (2009), a romantic drama set in 1920's Paris where the son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

The actress wrapped her year with the dramatic comedy "Chasing Montana" (2008), a story about two doctors - a father and his daughter who go on a vacation to Montana which becomes a poignant and at times amusing voyage of self discovery.

 

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