44 Facts About Alicia Silverstone


Alicia Silverstone made her film debut in the thriller The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'".


Alicia Silverstone went on to star as Cher Horowitz in the teen comedy film Clueless, which earned her a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia Pictures.


Alicia Silverstone has continued to act in film and television and on stage.


Alicia Silverstone's father was born to a Jewish family and her mother converted to Conservative Judaism before marriage.


Alicia Silverstone began modeling when she was six, and was cast in television commercials, the first being for Domino's Pizza.


Alicia Silverstone attended Crocker Middle School, then San Mateo High School.


Alicia Silverstone's first credited acting role was on The Wonder Years in 1992, in the episode "Road Test", as Kevin's high school "dream girl".


Alicia Silverstone made her film debut when she obtained the leading role in the erotic thriller The Crush, playing a teenage girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; she became legally emancipated at the age of 15 to work the hours required for the shooting schedule of the film.


Alicia Silverstone made some television films in her early career, including Torch Song, Cool and the Crazy, and Scattered Dreams.


Clueless became a hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995, and as a result, Alicia Silverstone signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar valued between $8 and $10 million.


Alicia Silverstone won Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Female at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards, plus awards from Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Kids' Choice Awards, National Board of Review, and an American Comedy Award for her performance in the film.


Alicia Silverstone won a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress, but received a Blimp Award at the Kid's Choice Awards for the role.


Alicia Silverstone starred as the female lead in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past, directed by Hugh Wilson and co-starring Brendan Fraser, Christopher Walken, and Sissy Spacek.


In Love's Labour's Lost, a film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, directed by Kenneth Branagh, Alicia Silverstone played the Princess of France, a role which required her to sing and dance.


Alicia Silverstone executive produced and provided the voice of Sharon Spitz, the lead part, in the Canadian animated television Braceface, from 2001 to 2003.


Alicia Silverstone starred as one of several disgruntled bank employees trying to rob the same bank in the small-scale comedy Scorched, co-starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson, and John Cleese.


Alicia Silverstone signed on to headline the 2003 NBC television series Miss Match, as Kate Fox, a Los Angeles matrimonial attorney who doubles as a high-end matchmaker.


In 2004, Alicia Silverstone played a news reporter turned villainess in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr.


Alicia Silverstone did a pilot episode in 2005 with Fox called Queen B, where she played a delusional former high school prom queen, but it was not picked up for production.


Alicia Silverstone portrayed the close friend of a teenager turned secret agent in the action-spy film Stormbreaker, directed by Geoffrey Sax and co-starring Alex Pettyfer, Ewan McGregor and Mickey Rourke.


Alicia Silverstone obtained the role of a single mother returning to her hometown after a lengthy absence in the made-for-Hallmark Hall of Fame television film Candles on Bay Street, based on the book by Cathie Pelletier.


Alicia Silverstone continued her theatre work, next appearing in David Mamet's Boston Marriage, a play exploring the relationship between two upper-class women, where the actress played what was described by Los Angeles Times as the "clueless and hyper-emotional Scottish maid" of one of them.


Alicia Silverstone's character is the one thing in the show that Mamet gets absolutely right, although she is used a bit repetitively.


In 2008, Alicia Silverstone filmed another unaired ABC pilot alongside Megan Mullally called Bad Mother's Handbook and made a cameo appearance in the action-comedy Tropic Thunder.


Alicia Silverstone continued to focus on theater and independent productions throughout the 2010s, but acted considerably more than in the previous decade.


Alicia Silverstone obtained the role of the teacher of a Manhattan private-school senior in the teen romance drama The Art of Getting By, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.


Alicia Silverstone reunited with Clueless director Amy Heckerling in the independent film Vamps, playing one of two vampires who fall in love and face a choice that could jeopardize their immortality.


Alicia Silverstone was offered the role after Heckerling came to see her in Time Stands Still.


Alicia Silverstone guest-starred in Childrens Hospital and obtained a four-episode role in the first season of Suburgatory, reuniting with her Clueless castmate Jeremy Sisto.


In 2012, Alicia Silverstone returned to Broadway in the production of The Performers, a comedic performance set at the Adult Film Award in Las Vegas.


In 2014, Alicia Silverstone took on the role of a self-absorbed mother in the rural environment in the coming-of-age drama Angels in Stardust, and her Kind Life follow-up book, The Kind Mama, was published.


In 2015, Alicia Silverstone starred in the New York production of Of Good Stock, a play revolving around a group of siblings who gather at their family home for a summer weekend.


In 2016's Catfight, Alicia Silverstone played the love interest of an outsider artist having a bitter lifetime rivalry with a wealthy housewife.


Alicia Silverstone appeared in the comedy Book Club, opposite Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen, playing the "domineering" daughter of a "skittish" widow reading Fifty Shades of Grey.


Alicia Silverstone appeared in the horror film The Lodge, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


In 2020, Alicia Silverstone appeared in the comedies Bad Therapy, Sister of the Groom and Valley Girl, and narrated the eco-superhero fantasy novel CHENDELL: A Natural Warrior and the Audible podcast Eat S-t Kenny Daniels.


Alicia Silverstone began starring in the Netflix series The Baby-Sitters Club.


Alicia Silverstone's upcoming roles include the crime drama Reptile co-starring Benicio del Toro and Justin Timberlake, as well as the A24 film Y2K.


In 2004, Alicia Silverstone was voted "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" by PETA.


Alicia Silverstone has set up a sanctuary for rescued pets in Los Angeles.


Federal campaign contribution records list Alicia Silverstone contributing $500 to Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign.


Alicia Silverstone supported Barack Obama's presidential candidacy, and endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president in the 2016 US presidential election.


Alicia Silverstone married her longtime boyfriend, rock musician Christopher Jarecki, in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe on June 11,2005.


Alicia Silverstone had bought the house, shared with a "menagerie of rescued dogs", in 1996.