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Anjelica Huston

Born: 08 July 1951 (70 years old)
Gender: Female

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Anjelica Huston is an American actress and former fashion model best known for her starring role as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), receiving Golden Globe nominations for both.

She also starred as legendary Broadway producer Eileen Rand in the musical drama television series Smash, from 2012-2013.

An award-winning actress and director, Huston continues her renowned family's legacy in film, which began with her grandfather, Walter Huston and her father, John Huston.

Huston was seen on the big screen in Summit's feature film 50/50, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Rogen. She also was seen in Nick Moore's Horrid Henry, a live action 3D film based on the successful children's books in the U.K. She continues to voice the role of Queen Clarion in Disney's Tinker Bell franchise.

Throughout her career, Huston has received a multitude of awards for her work, including many honours from the National Society of Film Critics, two Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards and an honor from Women in Film.

Huston received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Maerose Prizzi in the black comedy Prizzi's Honor, in which she starred opposite Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner.

In 2005, she received a Golden Globe Award for her role in HBO's original movie Iron Jawed Angels, in which she starred opposite Hilary Swank and Julia Ormond.

Huston's additional film credits include memorable turns in Fox's The Big Year, Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone, Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery and Crimes and Misdemeanors, Paul Mazursky's Enemies: A Love Story, Nic Roeg's The Witches, Stephen Frears' The Grifters, Barry Sonnenfeld's Addams Family and Addams Family Values, Mira Nair's The Perez Family, Sean Penn's The Crossing Guard, Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66, Andy Tennant's Ever After, Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums, and Clark Gregg's Choke.

She also collaborated with her director/father on his final film, The Dead.

Her directorial debut was an unflinching adaptation of Dorothy Allison's best-selling memoir, Bastard Out of Carolina, which garnered Huston critical acclaim. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work on the controversial drama, as well as a Directors Guild Award nomination.

Huston directed, produced and starred in Agnes Browne, which was presented at the Directors' Fortnight at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. She also directed an adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's Give Us a Kiss.

In addition, Huston's television credits include Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor, a recurring role on Showtime's original series Huff, and an Emmy-nominated guest-starring role on Medium.

Huston received additional Emmy nominations for her performances in Buffalo Girls, Lonesome Dove, Family Pictures and The Mists of Avalon. In addition, she voices the role of the superintendent on the Fox animated series American Dad.

Huston currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National University of Ireland Galway's John Huston School of Film and Digital Media.

She is a member of the Film Foundation's Artists Rights Council, an Ambassador for the California Arts Council, a member of the Save the Chimps advisory council, and a spokesperson for both PETA and the U.S. Campaign for Burma.






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