Anjelica Huston (1952 - )
Anjelica Huston is considered American leading lady. She was born in Santa Monica California,
but grew up in Ireland. Anjelica Huston is the daughter
of director John Huston, and the granddaughter of actor, Walter Huston. She lived with actor Jack
Nicholson in LA, from 1973-89. Huston spent her early life in Ireland. Anjelica Huston only made a few forays into films in tiny often uncredited roles, while pursuing a career as a fashion model.
Her work in leading roles commenced when she was 39 years old, when her father cast her in his 1985 movie, PRIZZI'S HONOR, as the calculating, spurned daughter of a Mafia don. Her performance won her the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.
In 1990, Anjelica Huston played a tough con artist named Lilly Dillon in the GRIFTERS. She was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Grifters. Huston was nominated the previous year for Best Supporting Actress for her work on ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY.
In 1991 and 1993, Anjelica Huston starred in THE ADDAMS FAMILY and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES. She portrayed Morticia Addams, the svelt, adoring, macabre wife of Gomez Addams, played by an exuberant Raul Julia.
In 1998, she played the nasty, heartless stepmother in EVERAFTER, a retelling of the Cinderella story with Drew Barrymore playing the Cinderella character.
Anjelica Huston was a member of the ensemble cast of THE ROYAL TENEBAUMSIN 2001, the Wes Anderson directed story of a family of has-beens.
Huston waxed philosophical on her exotic looks: "There were times when I hated my nose. But you grow up and you start to recognize that maybe it wasn't a bad thing that you weren't born Barbie."
She discussed her actress parts in Hollywood: "I've never been the kind of actress whose sole interest was sex appeal, so I think that earns you some longevity. And I like character parts. It's a lot more fun and you don't have to rely on being the taste of the moment. That level of fame is probably very difficult to deal with. People screaming your name in the streets, quite honestly, isn't an audience I'm desperate to capture. I'm lucky. The people who tell me they like my work tend to be the kind of people I might be friends with anyway. I have a really nice audience."
Anjelica Huston's other nominations are for:
A LOVE STORY (1989 - Supporting)
THE GRIFTERS (1990 - Actress)
Her other films include:
A CAT IN PARIS (2010)
WHEN IN PARIS (2010)
TINKER BELL AND THE LOST TREASURE (2009)
SINFUL DAVEY (1969)
THE LAST TYCOON (1976)
THE ICE PIRATES (1984)
GOOD TO GO (1986)
THE DEAD (1986)
GARDENS OF STONE (1987)
A HANDFUL OF DUST (1988)
AND MISDEMEANORS (1989)
THE WITCHES (1990)
ADDAMS FAMILY (1991)
THE CROSSING GUARD (1995)
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993)
AGNES BROWNE (1999)
THE GOLDEN BOWL (2000)
MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS (2001)
THE ROYAL TENEBAUMS (2001)
BLOOD WORK (2002)
DADDY DAYCARE (2003)
KAENA LA PROPHETIE (2003)
SERAPHIM FALLS (2006)
THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007)
THE KREUTZER SONATA (2008)
SPIRIT OF THE FOREST (2008)
TINKERBELL AND THE LOST TREASURE (2009)
WHEN IN ROME (2010)
SECRET OF THE WINGS (2012)
HORRID HENRY: THE MOVIE (2011)
MATERIAL GIRL (2006)
Anjelica Huston's television credits include:
LONESOME DOVE (mini-series) (1989)
THE MISTS OF AVALON (TV MINI-SERIES) (2001)
SMASH (TV SERIES) (2012-2013)
HUFF (TV SERIES) (2006)
Anjelica Huston in
THE ROYAL TENNABAUMS
Anjelica Huston in THE GRIFTERS (1990)
Anjelica Huston in PRIZZI'S
Anjelica Huston in THE ICE PIRATES (1984)
Anjelica Huston in EVER AFTER (1998)
Anjelica in THE
LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004)