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Alicia Witt is a Actor American born on 21 august 1975 at Worcester (USA)

Alicia Witt

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Birth name Alicia Witt
Nationality USA
Birth 21 august 1975 (45 years) at Worcester (USA)

Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and classically-trained pianist. Witt first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her as Alia Atreides in his film Dune (1984) and in a guest role in his television series Twin Peaks (1990).

Witt later had a critically acclaimed role as a disturbed teenager in Fun (1994), and appeared as a music student in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), and as a college coed in the horror film Urban Legend (1998). She then appeared in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001), Last Holiday (2006), and the thriller 88 Minutes (2007). Witt has made television appearances in Friday Night Lights and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and has had continuing starring roles in the sitcom Cybill and the Southern crime drama Justified. In addition to acting, Witt has been described as a musical prodigy, and is an accomplished pianist, singer, and song-writer, releasing a self-titled debut album in 2009.

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Alicia Witt est née dans le Massachusetts. Sa mère, Diane (née Pietro), enseigne les lettres en collège ; son père, Robert Witt, est professeur de sciences et photographe. Elle a un frère, Ian. De 1988 à 1996, sa mère figurait dans le Livre Guinness des records à cause de sa chevelure alors considérée comme la plus longue du monde.

Enfant prodige, Alicia commence à lire très tôt. À deux ans, elle lit des livres du collège.

Elle est découverte par David Lynch alors qu’elle apparaît dans la série télévisée C’est incroyable ! en 1980, où elle récite Roméo et Juliette de Shakespeare.

Elle joue Alia, la jeune sœur de Paul Atréides dans le film Dune (1984). Par la suite, elle quitte Hollywood pour se concentrer sur ses études et la musique. Elle étudie à domicile. Elle remporte plusieurs concours nationaux et internationaux de piano classique, y compris le concours international de piano Bartok-Kabalevsky.

À 14 ans, elle obtient son diplôme d’études secondaires. Peu de temps après, elle déménage à Hollywood avec sa mère pour poursuivre une carrière d’actrice.


Carrière

En septembre 1990, elle a participé à l'émission de télévision La Roue de la Fortune. Puis, elle enchaîne les petits rôles.

En 1994, Alicia Witt a décroché son premier rôle principal dans un film, jouer une adolescente perturbée dans Fun . Elle a reçu le Prix Spécial du Jury reconnaissance au Festival de Sundance et a été nominée pour la meilleure actrice aux Independent Spirit Awards. Cette performance a inspiré Madonna pour recommander Wit afin d'interpréter sa fille dans Groom Service, un film à sketches distribué en 1995.

Entre 1995 et 1998, Witt se fait connaître auprès du grand public en jouant le rôle de Zoey Woodbine, dans la sitcom Cybill. Entre les saisons, elle apparaît dans des films comme Professeur Holland, Citizen Ruth et Bongwater.

Après la fin de la série Cybill, Witt décroche le premier rôle du film d’horreur Urban Legend.

Dans les années 2010, elle joue dans de nombreux téléfilms, notamment autour de Noël et en collaboration avec le réseau Hallmark Channel, comme 10 choses à faire pour un Noël parfait avec l'acteur américain Gabriel Hogan mais encore Le roman de Noël avec l'acteur canadien David Alpay.

En 2014, elle fait partie des nouveaux visages de la cinquième saison de la série policière Justified, aux côtés d'Edi Gathegi.

En 2016, elle incarne la chanteuse de country Autumn Chase pour la série télévisée dramatique et musicale Nashville. La même année, invitée en tant que guest-star, elle fait une prestation remarquée dans un épisode de la série horrifique The Walking Dead. L'année suivante, elle reprend son rôle de Gersten Hayward pour la nouvelle saison de Twin Peaks.

En 2019, elle joue un rôle récurrent dans la septième et dernière saison d'Orange Is the New Black qui connaît un large succès.

Best films

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
(Actress)
Urban Legend (1998)
(Actress)
Last Holiday (2006)
(Actress)

Usually with

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(1 films)
Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1 films)
Brian Jun
Brian Jun
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alicia Witt (32 films)

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Actress

I'm Not Ready for Christmas, 1h24
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Alicia Witt, George Stults, Brigid Brannagh, Dan Lauria, Maxwell Caulfield, John Lund
Roles Holly Nolan
Rating59% 2.995722.995722.995722.995722.99572
Le monde d'Holly, dirigeante dans une agence de publicité, est chamboulé lorsque le v?u, que sa nièce de 9 ans a fait au Père Noël, se réalise. Elle ne peut plus dire de mensonges. Alors que sa carrière et sa vie amoureuse battent de l'aile, la jeune femme doit trouver un juste milieu entre dire la vérité et faire ce qui est juste.
A Madea Christmas, 1h40
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Films based on plays
Actors Anna Maria Horsford, Larry the Cable Guy, Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter, Eric Lively
Roles Amber
Rating49% 2.4640952.4640952.4640952.4640952.464095
In Atlanta, Georgia Mabel "Madea" Simmons (Tyler Perry) has been talked into getting a job at a local store as customer service by her great-niece Eileen Murphy (Anna Maria Horsford). Madea quickly gets fed up with the customers and starts speaking rudely to them, causing herself to get fired on her first day. Madea then asks for her paycheck, but her boss tells her they will mail it to her. Infuriated, Madea steals a dress and some money from the cash register, then exits shortly after.
A Very Merry Mix-Up
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Alicia Witt, Mimi Kuzyk, Judah Katz, Susan Hogan, Lawrence Dane
Roles Alice
Rating67% 3.3920253.3920253.3920253.3920253.392025
Alice et Will se sont connus sur un site de rencontres. Alice a repris le magasin d'antiquités de son père alors que Will, agent immobilier ambitieux, lui conseillait de vendre. Après l'avoir demandée en mariage, Will l'invite à passer Noël chez ses parents, l'envoyant en avance le temps de boucler une affaire. À l'aéroport, suite à un quiproquo, Alice rencontre Matt, qu'elle croit être le frère de Will…
Bending The Rules
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Jamie Kennedy, Edge, Jennifer Esposito, Alicia Witt, Kevin Weisman, Gary Grubbs
Roles D.A. Roslyn Wohl
Rating50% 2.5084752.5084752.5084752.5084752.508475
Detective Nick Blades (Adam "Edge" Copeland) is a New Orleans cop on trial for corruption. Assistant District Attorney Theo Gold (Jamie Kennedy) is the man in charge of putting him behind bars. When these two unlikely partners from opposite sides of the law stumble onto a criminal plot, they'll need to rely on luck - and patience - to take down a dangerous killer without killing each other first. Alicia Witt, Jennifer Esposito and Jessica Walter co-star in a story that proves that when the going gets tough, the tough continue to move at a moderate pace, thus proving that slow and steady wins the race.
Cowgirls n' Angels, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bailee Madison, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone, Alicia Witt, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Frankie Faison
Roles Elaine
Rating61% 3.0533353.0533353.0533353.0533353.053335
12-year old Ida Clayton (Bailee Madison) lives with her single mother, Elaine (Alicia Witt), but Ida's summer days are boring and full of nothing to do, so she takes to sneaking off to rodeo shows in order to keep herself entertained. But Ida's father, a man named Walker whom she never met, is a subject that Elaine refuses to speak about, and is part of the reason why she disapproves of rodeos. When Ida is given the opportunity to tour America with America's Sweethearts, a group of young women who perform at rodeos, Ida takes it, and after several scenes, Elaine approves. Ida quickly befriends the Sweethearts managers, Terence Parker (James Cromwell) and his daughter, Rebecca (Kathleen Rose Perkins). She sets off on a quest, looking for her father with the help of fellow Sweethearts, troubled, retiring alcoholic, Kansas (Dora Madison Burge), Madison (Leslie-Anne Huff) and Kansas's new lover that Rebecca disapproves of, Justin Wood (Jackson Rathbone).
Joint Body
Joint Body (2011)
, 1h26
Directed by Brian Jun
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Mark Pellegrino, Alicia Witt, Tom Guiry, Bellamy Young, Vis Brown
Roles Michelle Page
Rating55% 2.7707252.7707252.7707252.7707252.770725
While doing time in prison for a violent offense, Nick Burke (Mark Pellegrino) is visited by his wife who informs him that after waiting for seven years, she is divorcing him and has taken out a restraining order against him to prevent him from seeing their daughter. Sometime later, after accepting the parole board's condition that he relinquish all custody rights of his daughter, he is given his freedom. Now in his mid-forties and determined to start a new life, Nick tries to find his way back into society and move beyond his violent criminal past. He meets with his parole officer, finds a small motel room, and attends an AA meeting.
Peep World
Peep World (2010)
, 1h19
Directed by Barry W. Blaustein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Ron Rifkin, Lewis Black, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Ben Schwartz
Roles Amy
Rating55% 2.799742.799742.799742.799742.79974
At a dinner celebrating the 70th birthday of their father Henry Meyerwitz (Ron Rifkin), tensions among the four Meyerwitz siblings explode thanks to the success of the youngest son, Nathan (Ben Schwartz), whose new novel Peep World is a thinly veiled portrait of the family. The best-selling expose reveals the oldest, "responsible" son, Jack (Michael C. Hall), as a porn addict, the daughter, Cheri (Sarah Silverman), as a catty drama queen, and the third son, Joel (Rainn Wilson), as a living disaster with a loony plan to change his life.
Backyard Wedding
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Alicia Witt, Teddy Sears, Markie Post, Frances Fisher, Ryan Bittle, Diana Scarwid
Roles Kim Tyler
Rating59% 2.954422.954422.954422.954422.95442
Kim Tyler grew up loving her next-door neighbor, Evan Slauson (Teddy Sears). Their fairy-tale romance and young elopement seemed like fate, until they realized they both wanted different things, and got a swift annulment.
88 Minutes
88 Minutes (2007)
, 1h47
Directed by Jon Avnet
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger, Amy Brenneman, Neal McDonough
Roles Kim Cummings
Rating58% 2.9495452.9495452.9495452.9495452.949545
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) testifies at the trial of suspected serial murderer Jon Forster (Neal McDonough), dubbed "The Seattle Slayer" by police. Gramm's testimony and expert psychiatric opinion are crucial to help convict Forster of the attempted killing of Janie Cates and the murder of Joanie Cates, who was drugged, hanged upside down, and killed after the killer broke into her home. After receiving his conviction by the jury, Forster taunts Gramm, saying "Tick-tock, Doc."
Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke, 1h28
Directed by David Carson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Actors Alicia Witt, Scott Bakula, Matthew Settle, Talia Shire, Eric Keenleyside, John Reardon
Roles Reena Hale
Rating57% 2.853292.853292.853292.853292.85329
After watching a fire burn her family's Baltimore pizzeria to the ground, 11‑year-old Reena Hale (Witt) decides she wants to be an arson investigator when she grows up. And with the help of mentor John Minger (Bakula), whom she met during the investigation of her family's restaurant, Reena realizes her dream.
Last Holiday, 1h52
Directed by Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Gérard Depardieu, Alicia Witt, Giancarlo Esposito
Roles Ms. Buns
Rating65% 3.252783.252783.252783.252783.25278
Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah), an employee in the cookware department at Kragen's Department Store in New Orleans, is a shy, unassuming woman who longs to cook professionally, and who records her dreams of a better life in a journal labeled "Possibilities." It is the Christmas holiday season. While flirting with a co-worker Sean Williams (LL Cool J), she bumps her head on a cabinet door and is taken to the store's health center for a CAT scan. There she is told by company physician Dr. Gupta (Ranjit Chowdhry) she has several brain tumors resulting from a rare neurological disorder called Lampington's Disease. Since her HMO plan will not cover the exorbitant cost of an operation, Georgia resigns herself to the fact she has only a few weeks to live, quits her job, liquidates her assets, and sets off on a dream vacation at the deluxe Grandhotel Pupp in the spa city of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.
The Upside of Anger, 1h57
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt
Roles Hadley Wolfmeyer
Rating67% 3.3979753.3979753.3979753.3979753.397975
The opening scene presents Terry Wolfmeyer and her daughters, with a friend, Denny Davies, attending a funeral.
Ring of the Nibelungs, 3h4
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Benno Fürmann, Alicia Witt, Kristanna Loken, Julian Sands, Samuel West, Robert Pattinson
Roles Kriemhild
Rating66% 3.348673.348673.348673.348673.34867
Part 1 The film is set around the time when many Europeans had changed their religion from paganism to Christianity. The film is split into three parts, and comprises the story of Siegfried from childhood to his death. The film opens with a young Siegfried awakening in the middle of an invasion of his parents' castle by Saxons. The castle is soon overrun and all are slain except for Siegfried, whose mother has sent him down the river. In the morning he is picked up by a blacksmith, Eyvind, who raises him under the name Erik.