Alicia Silverstone Biography

Alicia Silverstone is a popular American actress and activist. Go through this biography to learn more about her profile, childhood, life and timeline.

Alicia Silverstone
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 4, 1976

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses Animal Rights Activists

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Libra

Born in: San Francisco

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Christopher Jarecki

father: Monty Silverstone

mother: Didi Radford

siblings: David Silverstone, Kezi

children: Bear Blu

U.S. State: California

City: San Francisco, California

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education: San Mateo High School, San Mateo

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Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, best-known for her role in the film, ‘Clueless’. She began her acting career from a very young age and went on to become a teenage sensation and an idol. She was also considered to be one of the most ‘appealing’ actresses in Hollywood after she appeared in an Aerosmith music video, as a foxy, rebellious teenager. After her smash-hit performance in the film, ‘Clueless’, she signed a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia-TriStar and also set up her own production company. However, she never seemed to find much success after her film ‘Clueless’, but did manage to catch the attention of critics with her performance as ‘Batgirl’ in ‘Batman & Robin’. She appeared in a number of roles in films of different genres, such as, ‘Beauty Shop’, ‘Stormbreaker’, ‘Excess Baggage’ and ‘Blast from the Past’. Apart from her career in Hollywood, she has also appeared in a television series, ‘Miss Match’ as a matchmaker. She is also active in a number of philanthropic/charitable causes. With absolute hard work and resolve, she has managed to portray herself as the ideal ‘lifestyle’ icon, by promoting veganism and supporting animal rights. She also has her very own cookbook, ‘The Kind Diet’.

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Alicia Silverstone
Childhood & Early Life
  • Alicia Silverstone was born to Monty Silverstone and Deirdre Radford in Hillsborough, California. She has a half-brother and a half-sister from her father’s previous marriage.
  • She had a typical upper-middle class rearing and grew up in the town of San Francisco. At the age of 6, she began modeling and consequently appeared in her first television commercial for Domino’s Pizza.
  • She studied at Crocker Middle School and San Mateo High School. She earned her first accredited role as a young actress in the show, ‘The Wonder Years’, in 1992, playing the character of ‘Jessica Thomas’.
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Career
  • She earned the role of a protagonist in the film, ‘The Crush’, which was released in 1993. Her acting garnered the praise of critics and audiences and she went on to win accolades for her role. The same year, she was seen in two of Aerosmith’s music videos, ‘Cryin’ and ‘Amazing’.
  • 1993 also saw her acting in the television films, ‘Torch Song’ and ‘Scattered Dreams’. This was followed by her starring in a television film the next year titled, ‘Cool and the Crazy’.
  • In 1995, she earned her biggest break as an actress with her role as ‘Cher Horowitz’ in the sleeper hit film ‘Clueless’. She immediately signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar worth $8-10 million.
  • The same year, she also starred in the films, ‘Le Nouveau Monde’, ‘Hideaway’ and ‘The Babysitter’, which made 1995 an extremely busy year for the actress.
  • From 1996 to 1998, she was cast in the films, ‘True Crime’, ‘Batman & Robin’ and ‘Excess Baggage’. She was also seen as herself in an episode of the television show, ‘Wildlife Vet’.
  • In 2000, she was cast as ‘The Princess of France’ for the movie, ‘Love’s Labor Lost’. The same year, she lent her voice for the television shows, ‘Baby Felix & Friends’. Subsequently, she lent her voice once again for the show, ‘Braceface’ next year. She was a recurrent character for both the shows.
  • In 2002, she was cast as ‘Natalie ‘Nat’ Bevin’ in ‘Global Heresy’, trailed by a role in the film, ‘Scorched’ the following year. She was also seen as a matchmaker, ‘Kate Fox’ in the show, ‘Miss Match’.
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  • From 2004 to 2008, she appeared in numerous roles, expanding her repertoire of works. She was seen in movies like, ‘Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed’, ‘Beauty Shop’, ‘Silence Becomes You’ , ‘Stormbreaker’, ‘Candles on Bay Street’ and ‘Tropic Thunder’.
  • Around this time, she also did roles in television series’ like ‘Queen B’, ‘Pink Collar’, ‘The Singles Table’ and ‘The Bad Mother’s Handbook’. She once again returned to the world of music videos with her appearance in ‘Her Diamonds’ by Rob Thomas.
  • Silverstone has time and again been associated with theater acts as well and she appeared in a theater show titled, ‘Time Stands Still’ from 2009 to 2010.
  • 2011 proved to be an extremely industrious year for the actress. She was seen in ‘The Art of Getting By’ and ‘Butter’, two average-rated films at the box-office. She also appeared in a music video, ‘Fight for Your Right Revisited’ by the Beastie Boys.
  • From 2012 to 2013, she appeared in ‘Ass Backwards’, a comedy film and is cast in the upcoming films, ‘Angels in Stardust’ and ‘Gods Behaving Badly’.
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Major Works
  • Alicia Silverstone was cast in the box-office hit, ‘Clueless’, which released in 1995. The movie is roughly based on the novel ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen. The film became a huge success, earning Silverstone a permanent spot in Hollywood and also earning her a multi-million dollar deal. The movie earned $56,631,572 at the box-office and gathered a huge cult-following post-release. The film is also listed at the 42nd position in a list called ‘New Classics’, by the ‘Entertainment Weekly’.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 1994, she won the MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Villain’ for her role in the movie, ‘The Crush’.
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  • She won the American Comedy Award for ‘Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture’ for her role in the hit-film, ‘Clueless’, in 1996.
  • Silverstone won the Kids’ Choice Awards for ‘Favorite Movie Actress’ as ‘Batwoman’ for ‘Batman & Robin’, in 1998.
  • She was ranked no. 5 in VH1’s list of ’40 Hottest Hotties of the ‘90s’.
  • In 2004, she was ranked as ‘Sexiest Female Vegetarian’ by PETA.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • She married her boyfriend, Christopher Jarecki on June 11, 2005, after eight years of relationship. They currently live in an eco-friendly house in Los Angeles, with their son, Bear Blu Jarecki.
  • She has written a cookbook with vegan recipes, since she is a vegan herself, titled, ‘The Kind Diet’. She plans on writing two more books, ‘The Kind Mama’ and ‘The Kind Diet Cookbook’.
  • She is an avid animal rights activist and supports PETA. She is also an environmental activist.
  • Apart from politicking, she contributed $500 to Dennis Kuchinich’s presidential campaign and is a supporter of Barack Obama’s administration.
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Trivia
  • This American actress of the ‘Clueless’ fame, currently owns a sanctuary for rescued pets in Los Angeles.
  • This popular American actress was clutched and smooched by Jim Carrey, when she presented the ‘Best Comedic Performance’ Award to him, at the MTV Movie Awards in 1997.
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1. Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

  (Comedy, Short, Music)

2. Clueless (1995)

  (Comedy, Romance)


3. Tropic Thunder (2008)

  (Action, Comedy)

4. Blast from the Past (1999)

  (Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance)



5. The Art of Getting By (2011)

  (Drama, Romance)

6. Butter (2011)

  (Comedy)




7. Global Heresy (2002)

  (Comedy, Music, Drama)

8. Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

  (Romance, Musical, Comedy)





Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
1996 Best Female Performance Clueless (1995)
1996 Most Desirable Female Clueless (1995)
1994 Best Breakthrough Performance The Crush (1993)
1994 Best Villain The Crush (1993)

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- September 25, 2017

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