Alicia Silverstone Biography

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Alicia Silverstone
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Birthday: October 4, 1976

Nationality: American

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Libra

Born Country: United States

Born in: San Francisco, California, United States

Famous as: Actress

Quotes By Alicia Silverstone Actresses

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

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Christopher Jarecki (m. 2005–2018)

father: Monty Silverstone

mother: Didi Radford, Didi Silverstone

siblings: David Silverstone, Kezi Silverstone

children: Bear Blu, Bear Blu Jarecki

U.S. State: California

City: San Francisco, California

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education: San Mateo High School, Beverly Hills High School, Crocker Middle School

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Alicia Silverstone is an American actress best-known for her role in the film ‘Clueless.’ She began her acting career at a very young age and went on to become a teenage sensation and idol. She was also considered to be one of the most ‘appealing’ actresses in Hollywood after she appeared in an ‘Aerosmith’ music video, playing a foxy, rebellious teenager. After her excellent 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 the 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 films, she has also appeared as a matchmaker in a television series titled ‘Miss Match.’ She is also active in a number of charitable causes. She has managed to present 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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Childhood & Early Life

Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976, in Hillsborough, California, USA, to Monty Silverstone and Deirdre Radford. She has a half-brother and a half-sister from her father’s previous marriage.

She had a typical upper-middle class upbringing and grew up in San Francisco. At the age of six, 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.’ In 1992, she landed her first accredited role in the show ‘The Wonder Years’ in which she played the character of ‘Jessica Thomas.’

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Career

She landed the role of an antagonist in the film ‘The Crush,’ which released in 1993. Her performance garnered the praise of critics and audience 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.’

In 1993, she was also seen in television films, such as ‘Torch Song’ and ‘Scattered Dreams.’ This was followed by her starring role in a television film titled ‘Cool and the Crazy’ (1994).

In 1995, she received her biggest break as an actress with her role as ‘Cher Horowitz’ in the sleeper hit film ‘Clueless.’ She then signed a deal worth $8-10 million with ‘Columbia-TriStar.’

The same year, she also starred in films like ‘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 films like ‘True Crime,’ ‘Batman & Robin,’ and ‘Excess Baggage.’ She was also seen in an episode of the television show ‘Wildlife Vet.’

In 2000, she was cast as ‘The Princess of France’ in the movie ‘Love’s Labor Lost.’ Subsequently, she voiced ‘Sharon Spitz’ for the show ‘Braceface’ from 2001 to 2003; she had a recurrent role in the show.

Meanwhile in 2002, she was cast as ‘Natalie “Nat” Bevin’ in ‘Global Heresy.’ The following year, she was seen in the film ‘Scorched.’ She was also seen as a matchmaker named ‘Kate Fox’ in the show ‘Miss Match.’

From 2004 to 2008, she appeared in numerous roles. 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 returned to the world of music videos with her appearance in ‘Her Diamonds’ by Rob Thomas.

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Silverstone has had a long-time association with theater. She appeared in a theater play titled ‘Time Stands Still’ from 2009 to 2010.

2011 proved to be an extremely busy 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 titled ‘Fight for Your Right Revisited’ by the ‘Beastie Boys.’

From 2013 to 2014, she appeared in films like ‘Ass Backwards,’ ‘Angels in Stardust,’ and ‘Gods Behaving Badly.’

Subsequently, she had recurring roles in TV series, such as ‘Making a Scene with James Franco’ and ‘Jeff & Some Aliens.’ She was part of the main cast of Paramount Networks’ comedy series ‘American Woman’ in which she played ‘Bonnie Nolan.’

From 2015 to 2019, she was seen in supporting roles in several movies, including ‘King Cobra,’ ‘Catfight,’ ‘Who Gets the Dog?,’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ ‘Book Club,’ and ‘The Lodge.’

In 2020, she was seen playing ‘Susan Howard’ in William Teitler's comedy film ‘Bad Therapy.’ She also became part of the main cast of the comedy-drama web television series ‘The Baby-Sitters Club.’

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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 a multi-million dollar deal. The movie earned $56,631,572 at the box-office and gathered a huge cult following post its release. The film is ranked 42nd in a list called ‘New Classics’ by ‘Entertainment Weekly.’

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 Award’ for ‘Favorite Movie Actress’ for her performance as ‘Batwoman’ in ‘Batman & Robin’ in 1998.

She was ranked fifth in VH1’s ‘Hottest Hotties of the ‘90s’ list.

In 2004, she was named ‘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 courtship. They used to live in an eco-friendly house in Los Angeles with their son Bear Blu Jarecki. They divorced in November 2018.

She has written a cookbook titled ‘The Kind Diet’ with vegan recipes. 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 Kucinich’s presidential campaign. She supported Barack Obama’s administration and endorsed Bernie Sanders’ bid to the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trivia

This American actress of ‘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.

1. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

  (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller)

2. Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

  (Comedy, Short, Music)

3. Clueless (1995)

  (Comedy, Romance)

4. Blast from the Past (1999)

  (Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance)

5. Tropic Thunder (2008)

  (Action, Comedy)

6. The Art of Getting By (2011)

  (Drama, Romance)

7. The Lodge (2020)

  (Drama, Horror, Thriller)

8. Butter (2011)

  (Comedy)

9. Global Heresy (2002)

  (Comedy, Music, Drama)

10. 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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