47 Facts About Anjelica Huston


Anjelica Huston's is the daughter of director John Huston and granddaughter of actor Walter Huston.

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Anjelica Huston's decided to actively pursue acting in the early 1980s, and, subsequently, had her breakthrough with her performance in Prizzi's Honor, directed by her father, for which she became the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award, when she won Best Supporting Actress, joining both John and Walter Huston in this recognition.

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Anjelica Huston received Academy Award nominations for Enemies, A Love Story and The Grifters, for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively, BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actress for the Woody Allen films Crimes and Misdemeanors and Manhattan Murder Mystery, and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for starring as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values .

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Anjelica Huston's received acclaim for her portrayal of the Grand High Witch in Roald Dahl's film adaptation The Witches .

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Anjelica Huston has frequently worked with director Wes Anderson, starring in The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited .

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Anjelica Huston's has lent her voice to several animated films, mainly the Tinker Bell franchise .

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On television, Anjelica Huston has had recurring roles on Huff, Medium, and Transparent .

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Anjelica Huston's won a Gracie Award for her portrayal of Eileen Rand on Smash .

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Anjelica Huston made her directorial debut with the film Bastard Out of Carolina .

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Anjelica Huston's has written the memoirs A Story Lately Told and Watch Me .

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Anjelica Huston has Scottish, Scotch-Irish, English and Welsh ancestry from her father, and Italian from her mother.

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Anjelica Huston's attended school at Kylemore Abbey, and later attended Holland Park School after relocating to England.

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Anjelica Huston has a complex family because of her parents' multiple marriages and extramarital affairs.

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Anjelica Huston's has an older brother, Tony, and an adopted older brother, Pablo.

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Anjelica Huston's has a younger maternal half-sister named Allegra, whom she called "Legs"; and a younger paternal half-brother, actor Danny Huston.

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Anjelica Huston's had been in the running to play Juliet in director Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but Huston withdrew her from consideration when he decided to cast her as Claudia in A Walk With Love and Death.

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Anjelica Huston's described it as "very innovative because they presaged the whole sort of Gypsy look".

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Anjelica Huston became a frequent subject of Bob Richardson, whom she lived with until 1973.

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Anjelica Huston's was signed to Ford Models and in the early 1970s, worked in Europe "for a couple of years".

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Anjelica Huston's walked the runway for brands such as Zandra Rhodes, Yamamoto, Armani and Valentino.

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Anjelica Huston's briefly appeared in the drama Frances and the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap before obtaining a larger role in the science fiction film The Ice Pirates .

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Anjelica Huston starred opposite Michael Jackson in the 17-minute $30 million 3D film Captain EO, written by George Lucas and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which ran from 1986 at Disneyland and Epcot, and later at Tokyo Disneyland and Euro Disneyland.

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Anjelica Huston's starred as the wife of an academic in her father's The Dead, which was his last film as director.

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Anjelica Huston knew when we were going to get a take way long before the camera rolled.

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In 1988, Anjelica Huston played the love interest of an engaging, multi-talented, middle-class Yale University graduate in Mr North, which was more of a family project, directed by half-brother Danny Anjelica Huston, and made a cameo appearance in the film adaptation A Handful of Dust.

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Anjelica Huston's vision was diabolical and dark and brilliantly funny.

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Anjelica Huston next portrayed a veteran con artist in the neo-noir thriller The Grifters .

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Anjelica Huston obtained the part of Morticia Addams, the stern, aloof matriarch of the titular family, in The Addams Family .

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For both installments, Anjelica Huston garnered Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

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Anjelica Huston's was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special.

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Anderson and Anjelica Huston had a tense relationship with Hackman, who was not always amiable on set.

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In 2008, Anjelica Huston voiced Queen Clarion in Tinker Bell, which was released on DVD to outstanding commercial results.

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Anjelica Huston's reprised the role in four sequels, a television special and a short film, all released between 2009 and 2015.

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Anjelica Huston took on significant roles in three 2011 live-action films.

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Anjelica Huston's found her character to be "irresistible", explaining to The Guardian: "It's very British material to me, and I've always been strangely attracted to these extreme characters".

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Anjelica Huston starred in the NBC television series Smash, as Broadway producer Eileen Rand.

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Anjelica Huston subsequently appeared in the second and third seasons of the Amazon Video series Transparent, as Vic, a cisgender woman who forms a connection with Maura, a retired college professor of political science at UCLA.

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In 2017, Anjelica Huston narrated the black comedy Thirst Street, and starred with Bill Pullman as siblings feuding over possession of their father's estate in the comedy Trouble.

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Decades later, after her father's death, Anjelica Huston reunited with Peck and maintained a friendship that lasted until his death.

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In 1969, at age 17, Anjelica Huston began dating photographer Bob Richardson, then 41; they lived together from that year until March 1973.

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Anjelica Huston's acknowledged an affair during the shooting of Ever After: A Cinderella Story, with a married man known simply as Dolyn in the book.

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Anjelica Huston currently sits on the advisory council of Save the Chimps, the largest chimp sanctuary and rescue in history.

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Anjelica Huston has narrated the educational video Save the Chimps History Video on YouTube exposing the cruelty of chimpanzee abuse by laboratories, entertainment and the NASA program Monkeys and apes in space, which sent primates into space often resulting in death by impact and explosion.

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In 1995, Anjelica Huston donated $500 to the Irish republican political party Sinn Fein.

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Anjelica Huston's has attended Sinn Fein events and supported Martin McGuinness in his bid for the Presidency of Ireland in 2011.

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In December 2012, Anjelica Huston recorded a public service announcement for PETA urging her colleagues in Hollywood to refrain from using great apes in television, films, and advertisements.

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Anjelica Huston's was the executive producer for Breaking the Chain, a 2020 documentary about the PETA fieldworkers who try to help neglected animals.

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