Anjelica Huston

Infobox actor

caption = Anjelica Huston in 2005, by Robin Linderborg
birthdate = July 8, 1951 (age 57)
birthplace = Santa Monica, California
yearsactive = 1967 - present
occupation = actress, director. producer
spouse = nowrap|Robert Graham Jr. (1992-present)
domesticpartner = Jack Nicholson (1973-1989)
academyawards = Best Supporting Actress
1985 "Prizzi's Honor"
goldenglobeawards = Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
2005 "Iron Jawed Angels"
awards = BSFC Award for Best Supporting Actress
1985 "Prizzi's Honor"
BSFC Award for Best Actress
1990 "The Witches" ; "The Grifters"
LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress
1985 "Prizzi's Honor"
LAFCA Award for Best Actress
1990 "The Witches" ; "The Grifters"
NBR Award for Best Supporting Actress
1985 "Prizzi's Honor"
NSFC Award for Best Supporting Actress
1985 "Prizzi's Honor"
1989 '
NSFC Award for Best Actress
1990 "The Witches" ; "The Grifters"
NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actress"'
1985 "Prizzi's Honor"

Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model.

Huston became the third generation of her family to win an Oscar for her performance in 1985's "Prizzi's Honor", joining her director father, John, and actor grandfather, Walter. She later was nominated in 1990 and 1991 for her acting in "Enemies, a Love Story" and "The Grifters" respectively. Among her roles, she starred as Morticia Addams in "The Addams Family" (1991) and "Addams Family Values" (1993), receiving Golden Globe nominations for both.


Early life

Huston was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of film director John Huston (1906-1987) and his fourth wife, prima ballerina Enrica Soma (1930-1969).cite web|url=|title=Cinema Italian Style|work=CinemaItalianStyle|accessdate=2007-08-16] Her grandfather, Walter Huston, a stage and screen star, won an Oscar for "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre". She has Scots-Irish, Scottish, English, and Welsh ancestry on her father's side, and Italian on her mother's side. [ [ Q: The Interview; Anjelica Huston.(Features) | Article from The Independent Sunday (London, England) | HighBeam Research ] ] One of four siblings, she was raised mainly in Ireland and England. She attended Kylemore Abbey, a prestigious all-girl boarding school in Connemara, Ireland as well as Holland Park School.

Acting career

Two of Huston's first movies, "Sinful Davey" (1969) and "A Walk with Love and Death" (1969) were directed by her father. Although he disapproved of her ambitions to act, Anjelica received crucial but hurtful reviews for her performances.Fact|date=January 2008 She would lose her mother in a car accident the same year; her father remarried Celeste Shane three years later. She appeared in only a few films over the next decade, moving to United States and pursuing a successful career in modeling.

Huston would again retreat to familiar roots, taking on small roles in films in the early 1980s: one in which she would star alongside Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange in Bob Rafelson's "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), and "Frances" (1982), which would also star Jessica Lange. Huston would also appear in television series, "Laverne & Shirley" and "Faerie Tale Theatre".

After taking on several small but prominent roles in both film and in television, Huston landed her big role, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi's Honor (1985), a film directed by her father, John Huston and starring opposite Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner. With Anjelica's win, she became the first third-generation Academy Award winner, having been preceded by her father and by her grandfather, actor Walter Huston.

Huston collaborated with her father again in "The Dead", a film for which she was awarded an Independent Spirit Award. It was John Huston's final film before passing away from emphysema in 1987.

Huston was nominated for another Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tamara Broder in "Enemies, a Love Story" (1989) and another for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for her role as Lily Dillon in "The Grifters" (1990). She received three Saturn Award nominations for one of her most memorable roles, The Grand High Witch in "The Witches" (1990). Later she received nominations for her role as Morticia Addams in "Addams Family Values" (1993) and for her role as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent in "Ever After" (1998).

Over the years, Huston received five Emmy Award nominations for her television work. She won a Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actress in a TV Program for "Iron Jawed Angels" (2004). It was her first win after eight nominations. She appeared in several films by Wes Anderson, starting with "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" (2004), as well as "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007).

In January 2008, Huston joined the cast of "Medium" at the start of its fourth season for a six-episode story arc. Her character is a missing persons investigator who employs the psychic abilities of Allison DuBois. Her performance earned her a sixth Emmy nomination.


After a handful of prominent roles in both television and in film, Huston stepped away from acting, following in her father’s footsteps in the Director’s chair. The first film she directed was "Bastard Out of Carolina" (1996); another was "Agnes Browne" (1999), in which she both directed and starred, and "Riding the Bus with My Sister" (2005).


In 2007, Huston led a letter campaign organized by the US Campaign for Burma and Human Rights Action Center. The letter, signed by over 25 other Hollywood profiles, was addressed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and urged him to "personally intervene" to secure the release of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma. [United States Campaign for Burma. [ "Hollywood: UN Should Act on Burma"] . United States Campaign for Burma's homepage, 6 September 2007. Received 6 November 2007.]

Personal life

Huston lived with Jack Nicholson from 1973 to 1989. She married sculptor Robert Graham Jr. in 1992. She has never had children and states that she does not regret it. She also has a ranch in Three Rivers Ca, just east of Visalia Ca. She visits often.


Other awards

Emmy Award Nominations

* 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - "Lonesome Dove"
* 1995 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - "Buffalo Girls"
* 1997 - Outstanding Directing In A Miniseries Or A Special - "Bastard Out of Carolina"
* 2002 - Outstanding Supporting Actress - Miniseries or a Movie - "The Mists of Avalon"
* 2004 - Outstanding Supporting Actress - Miniseries or a Movie - "Iron Jawed Angels"
* 2008 - Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series - "Medium"

Academy Award Nominations

* 1985 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Prizzi's Honor
* 1989 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Enemies, a Love Story
* 1990 - Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Grifters

Golden Globe television nominations

* 1990 - Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - "Lonesome Dove"
* 1994 - Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television - "Family Pictures"

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for "Angels in America"
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for "Grey's Anatomy"


External links

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*tvtome person|id=64044|name=Anjelica Huston

NAME= Huston, Anjelica
DATE OF BIRTH= 8 July, 1951
PLACE OF BIRTH= Santa Monica, California

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