59 Facts About Anjelica Huston


Anjelica Huston is an American actress and director.


Anjelica Huston moved from London to New York City, where she worked as a model throughout the 1970s.


Anjelica Huston decided to actively pursue acting in the early 1980s, and subsequently, had her breakthrough with her performance as a mobster moll 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.


Anjelica Huston achieved further critical and popular recognition for playing a mistress in Crimes and Misdemeanors, a long-vanished wife in Enemies, A Love Story, a con artist in The Grifters, the Grand High Witch in The Witches, Morticia Addams in the Addams Family films, and an adventurous writer in Manhattan Murder Mystery.


Anjelica Huston directed the films Bastard Out of Carolina and Agnes Browne ; collaborated with director Wes Anderson in The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and The Darjeeling Limited ; and lent her voice to several animated films, mainly the Tinker Bell franchise.


Anjelica Huston won a Golden Globe for playing Carrie Chapman Catt in the cable film Iron Jawed Angels, and a Gracie Award for her portrayal of Eileen Rand in Smash.


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


Anjelica Huston was born at 6:29 PM on July 8,1951, at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, in Los Angeles, to director and actor John Anjelica Huston and prima ballerina and model Enrica Soma.


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


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


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


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


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


Anjelica Huston 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 her father decided to cast her as Claudia in A Walk With Love and Death.


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


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


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


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


Anjelica Huston 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.


Anjelica Huston's father cast Huston as Maerose, the daughter of a New York Mafia clan head whose love is scorned by a hit man, in the film adaptation Prizzi's Honor, which starred Nicholson.


Anjelica Huston was paid the SAG-AFTRA scale rate of US$14,000 for her role.


Anjelica Huston starred opposite Michael Jackson in the 17-minute US$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.


Anjelica Huston starred in her father's last film, 1987's The Dead, as the wife of an academic.


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


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.


Anjelica Huston earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a flight attendant having an affair with a respected family guy in Woody Allen's dramedy Crimes and Misdemeanors.


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


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


Anjelica Huston's performance earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.


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


In 1995, Anjelica Huston portrayed a Cuban refuge attempting to stay in America in the comedy and the former wife of a tormented man in Sean Penn's sophomore directorial effort, the drama.


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


In 1998, Anjelica Huston played a woman romantically involved with a compulsive gambler in the neo-noir Phoenix, with Ray Liotta, as well as the mother of a troubled man in Vincent Gallo's independent dramedy Buffalo '66, which starred Gallo as her son and reunited her with Christina Ricci.


Anjelica Huston claimed she caused the film to be turned down by the Cannes Film Festival.


Anjelica Huston appeared as an affluent English woman, alongside James Fox, Nick Nolte, Kate Beckinsale, and Uma Thurman, in James Ivory's period drama The Golden Bowl, based on the 1904 novel of the same name by Henry James.


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


In 2001, Anjelica Huston starred as Viviane, Lady of the Lake, in the TNT miniseries The Mists of Avalon, based on the 1983 novel of the same title by Marion Zimmer Bradley.


In 2004, Anjelica Huston took on the role of women's suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt in the HBO film Iron Jawed Angels, with Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor and Julia Ormond.


Anjelica Huston filmed her third directorial effort, the Hallmark Channel drama Riding the Bus with My Sister, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


In 2006, Anjelica Huston was featured as an art teacher in the dramedy Art School Confidential, the president of the United States in the made-for-CBS thriller Covert One: The Hades Factor, a competing business owner in the comedy Material Girls, a vanishing con artist in the revisionist Western Seraphim Falls, and an ebullient patroness in the romantic drama These Foolish Things.


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


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


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


Anjelica Huston 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".


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


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.


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.


Anjelica Huston was a close friend of actor Gregory Peck, whom her father directed in Moby Dick.


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


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


On May 23,1992, Anjelica Huston married sculptor Robert Graham, following a courtship of almost two years.


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


Anjelica Huston led a letter campaign organized by the US Campaign for Burma and Human Rights Action Center in November 2007.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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