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Anjelica Huston

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Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston March 21, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Huston in March 2014
Born (1951-07-08) July 8, 1951 (age 67)
EducationKylemore Abbey
Holland Park School
OccupationActress, director, producer, author
Years active1967–present
Robert Graham
(m. 1992; died 2008)
Partner(s)Jack Nicholson

Anjelica Huston (/ˈhjuːstən/; born July 8, 1951) is an American actress, director, producer, author, and former fashion model. Huston became the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award, when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1985's Prizzi's Honor, joining her father, director John Huston, and grandfather, actor Walter Huston. She received further Academy Award nominations for her performances in Enemies: A Love Story (1989) and The Grifters (1990), for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.

Huston earned BAFTA nominations for her work in two Woody Allen films: Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). She received acclaim for her portrayal of the Grand High Witch in the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, and earned two Golden Globe nominations for starring as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel. Subsequent film credits have included Buffalo '66 (1998), Ever After (1998), Blood Work (2002), Daddy Day Care (2003), Seraphim Falls (2006), Choke (2008), 50/50 (2011), and The Cleanse (2016). She frequently works with director Wes Anderson; their collaborations have included The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), and The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

On television, Huston has had recurring roles on Huff (2006), Medium (2008–09), and Transparent (2015–16). She won a Gracie Award for her portrayal of Eileen Rand on Smash (2012–13).

Huston made her directorial debut with the 1996 film Bastard out of Carolina. This was followed by Agnes Browne (1999), in which she also starred. She has written two memoirs: A Story Lately Told and Watch Me.

Early life

Huston with her father John, circa 1960
Huston with her father John, circa 1960

Huston was born in Santa Monica, California, and is the daughter of director and actor John Huston and prima ballerina and model Enrica Soma.[1] Huston's paternal grandfather was Canadian-born actor Walter Huston. Huston has Scottish, Scotch-Irish, English and Welsh ancestry from her father, and Italian from her mother. Her father was also an Irish citizen.[2] She spent much of her childhood in Ireland which she still considers home,[3] particularly near Craughwell, County Galway, and attended school at Kylemore Abbey.[4] Huston has an older brother, Tony, a younger maternal half-sister named Allegra, whom she called "Legs", a younger paternal half-brother, actor Danny Huston, and an adopted older brother, Pablo. She is the aunt of Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston.[5] She later lived in England, where she attended Holland Park School.[6]

In the late 1960s, she began taking a few small roles in her father's movies. She began other small roles too, substituting, for example, her hands for Deborah Kerr's in the British Casino Royale and advanced to bigger roles in 1969, starring in A Walk with Love and Death, where she played the 16-year-old French noblewoman Claudia opposite Assi Dayan. In the same year, her mother, who was 39 years old, died in a car accident, and she relocated to the United States, where she modeled for several years. While modeling, she worked with photographers such as Richard Avedon and Bob Richardson.[7] In the early 1970s, Huston, with Pat Cleveland, Pat Ast, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, and others, became one of fashion designer Halston's favored troupe of models, nicknamed the Halstonettes.[8]


Acting career

Huston with her half-brother Danny Huston on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards, March 26, 1990
Huston with her half-brother Danny Huston on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards, March 26, 1990

Huston studied acting in the early 1980s after deciding to focus more on films. Her first notable role was in Bob Rafelson's remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). Later, her father cast her as Maerose, daughter of a Mafia don whose love is scorned by a hit man (Jack Nicholson) in the film adaptation of Richard Condon's Mafia-satire novel Prizzi's Honor (1985). Huston won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, making her the first person in Academy Award history to win an Oscar when a parent and a grandparent had also won one. She also earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a con artist in Stephen Frears' The Grifters (1990). She starred as the lead in her father's final directorial film, The Dead (1987), an adaptation of a James Joyce story.

She was then cast as Morticia Addams in the hugely successful 1991 movie adaptation of The Addams Family. In 1993, she reprised the role for the sequel Addams Family Values. She also starred in the 1998 Hollywood blockbuster Ever After: A Cinderella Story alongside Drew Barrymore and Melanie Lynskey as the Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent. She starred in two Wes Anderson films, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), as well as appearing in a minor role in 2007's The Darjeeling Limited. She voiced the role of Queen Clarion in the Disney Fairies film series starring Tinker Bell. Huston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 22, 2010. In 2011, Huston was in the film Horrid Henry: The Movie. Huston later appeared on the NBC television series Smash as Broadway producer Eileen Rand.[9] In 2015 and 2016 Huston appeared in the second and third seasons of the Amazon Video series Transparent.

Directing career

Huston has followed in her father's footsteps in the director's chair. Her first directorial credit was Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), followed by Agnes Browne (1999), in which she both directed and starred, and then Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005). For over 20 years, Huston has been developing a film project on Maud Gonne and William Butler Yeats.[10] During a visit to the National Library of Ireland in 2010 to look through the Yeats collection, Huston said that she was still developing the project.[11]

Political activism

Huston in 2005
Huston in 2005

Huston led a letter campaign organized by the U.S. Campaign for Burma and Human Rights Action Center in November 2007. The letter, signed by over twenty five high-profile individuals from the entertainment business, 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.[12]

In 1995 Huston donated $500 to the Irish republican political party Sinn Féin. She has also attended Sinn Féin events and supported Martin McGuinness in his bid for the Presidency of Ireland in 2011.[13]

In December 2012, Huston recorded a public service announcement for PETA urging her colleagues in Hollywood to refrain from using great apes in television, movies and advertisements.[14] The animal rights organization subsequently named her their Person of the Year 2012.[15] In 2018, she donated her fur coats to the homeless and animal shelters.[16]

Personal life

In her 2014 book A Story Lately Told, Huston refers to a sexual relationship with actor James Fox when she was a teenager. In 1969, at age 18, Huston began dating photographer Bob Richardson, who was 23 years her senior. Their relationship lasted almost four years.[17] She met Jack Nicholson in 1973 and they lived together, on and off,[18] from that year until 1990, when the media reported he had fathered a child with Rebecca Broussard.[17] During a split with Nicholson the late 1970s, Huston dated Ryan O'Neal who allegedly assaulted her.[19]

On May 23, 1992, Huston married sculptor Robert Graham. The couple lived in a three-story[20] house, designed by Graham, at 69 Windward Avenue in Venice, California, until his death on December 27, 2008. She does not have any children.

Huston wrote her memoirs as one 900-page book; she split it into two books at her publisher's urging.[21] She was a close friend of actor Gregory Peck, whom her father directed in Moby Dick (1956). The two first met on the set of the film when she was four years old while Peck was in costume as Captain Ahab. Decades later, after her father's death, Huston reunited with Peck and maintained a friendship that lasted until his death.[22][23]

Huston's home went on the market for $18 million in 2010, but initially failed to sell. In September 2012, the New York Post reported that Huston was planning to transform her house into a private social club;[24] the actress was said to have accepted $12 million for the property and to serve on the advisory board for a new private club to be based there.[25] In April 2014, Huston sold the house for $11.15 million.[26]



Year Title Role Notes
1969 A Walk with Love and Death Claudia
1976 The Last Tycoon Edna
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice Madge Gorland
1982 Rose for Emily Miss Emily Grierson
1982 Frances Mental patient
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Polly Deutsch
The Ice Pirates Maida
1985 Prizzi's Honor Maerose Prizzi Lonesome Dove
1986 Captain EO The Supreme Leader
1987 Gardens of Stone Samantha Davis
The Dead Gretta Conroy
1988 Mr. North Persis Bosworth-Tennyson
A Handful of Dust Mrs. Rattery
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Dolores Paley
Enemies, A Love Story Tamara Broder
1990 The Witches Miss Eva Ernst/The Grand High Witch
The Grifters Lilly Dillon
1991 The Addams Family Morticia Addams
1992 The Player herself
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Marcia Fox
Addams Family Values Morticia Addams
1995 The Perez Family Carmela Perez
The Crossing Guard Mary
1996 Bastard Out of Carolina Director
1998 Phoenix Leila
Ever After Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent
Buffalo '66 Jan Brown
1999 Agnes Browne Agnes Browne Also director and producer
2000 The Golden Bowl Fanny Assingham
2001 The Man from Elysian Fields Jennifer Adler
The Royal Tenenbaums Etheline Tenenbaum
2002 Barbie as Rapunzel Gothel Voice
Blood Work Dr Bonnie Fox
2003 Daddy Day Care Miss Harridan
Kaena: The Prophecy Queen of the Selenites English dub
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Eleanor Zissou
2006 Art School Confidential Art History Teacher
Covert One: The Hades Factor President Castilla
Material Girls Fabiella Du Mont
Seraphim Falls Madame Louise
These Foolish Things Lottie Osgood
2007 The Darjeeling Limited Patricia Whitman
2008 Choke Ida Mancini
Tinker Bell Queen Clarion Voice
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Queen Clarion Voice
2011 50/50 Diane Lerner
The Big Year Annie Auklet
Horrid Henry: The Movie Miss Battle-Axe
Pixie Hollow Games Queen Clarion Voice
2012 Secret of the Wings Queen Clarion Voice
2014 The Pirate Fairy Queen Clarion Voice
2015 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Queen Clarion Voice
2016 The Cleanse Lily
2017 Thirst Street Narrator Voice
Trouble Maggie Also executive producer
2018 Isle of Dogs (Mute) Poodle Credit only
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum The Director Post-production
Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad Maureen Voice; post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Laverne & Shirley Geraldine Episode: "An Affair to Forget"
1983 Miss Paris Episode: "Miss Paris"
1986 Saturday Night Live Co-host Episode: "Anjelica Huston & Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic"
1988 Lonesome Dove Clara Allen 4 episodes
1993 Family Pictures Lainey Eberlin Television movie
1995 Buffalo Girls Calamity Jane Television movie
2001 The Mists of Avalon Viviane, Lady of the Lake Television movie
2002 Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star Narrator TCM special honoring the legendary movie actress, Joan Crawford
2004 Iron Jawed Angels Carrie Chapman Catt Television movie
2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Television movie; director
2006 Huff Dr. Lena Markova 4 episodes
2008–2009 Medium Cynthia Keener 8 episodes
2011 American Dad! Superintendent Ellen Riggs (voice) 2 episodes
2012–2013 Smash Eileen Rand 32 episodes
2014 BoJack Horseman Angela Diaz (voice) Episode: "The Telescope"
2015–2016 Transparent Vikki 7 episodes
2016 All Hail King Julien Julienne (voice) 5 episodes
2016–2017 Trollhunters Queen Usurna (voice) 11 episodes
2017 The Watcher in the Woods Mrs. Aylwood Television film
2018 Angie Tribeca Anna Summour Episode: "Just the Fat, Ma'am"



  • Huston, Anjelica (2013). A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York. New York: Scribner. Also published in London by Simon & Schuster.
    • — (2014). A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York. Paperback reprint. New York: Scribner.
  • — (2014). Watch Me: A Memoir. New York: Scribner.

Critical studies, reviews and biography

  • Jones, Lewis (4 January 2014). "Blazing saddles". Books. The Spectator. 324 (9671): 24–25. Review of A Story Lately Told.

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1985 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizzi's Honor Won
1985 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Prizzi's Honor Won
1985 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizzi's Honor Won
1985 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizzi's Honor Won
1986 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Prizzi's Honor Nominated
1986 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizzi's Honor Won
1986 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Prizzi's Honor Nominated
1986 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizzi's Honor Won
1986 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizzi's Honor Won
1987 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress The Dead Nominated
1988 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female The Dead Won
1988 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress The Dead Nominated
1989 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Enemies: A Love Story Nominated
1989 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Lonesome Dove Nominated
1990 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Enemies: A Love Story Nominated
1990 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Lonesome Dove Nominated
1990 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Enemies: A Love Story Won
1990 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Grifters Won
1990 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Witches Won
1990 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress Enemies: A Love Story Won
1990 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Grifters Nominated
1991 Academy Awards Best Actress The Grifters Nominated
1991 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Crimes and Misdemeanors Nominated
1991 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress The Grifters Won
1991 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress The Witches Won
1991 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Grifters Nominated
1991 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama The Grifters Nominated
1991 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead The Grifters Won
1991 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress The Grifters Won
1991 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress The Witches Won
1991 Saturn Awards Best Actress The Witches Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy The Addams Family Nominated
1992 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss (shared with Raúl Juliá) The Addams Family Nominated
1994 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Family Pictures Nominated
1994 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy The Addams Family Values Nominated
1994 Saturn Awards Best Actress The Addams Family Values Nominated
1995 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Manhattan Murder Mystery Nominated
1995 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Buffalo Girls Nominated
1996 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture The Crossing Guard Nominated
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Buffalo Girls Nominated
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role The Crossing Guard Nominated
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama/Romance EverAfter Won
1999 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain EverAfter Nominated
1999 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress EverAfter Nominated
2002 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Cast The Royal Tenenbaums Nominated
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie The Mists of Avalon Nominated
2002 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture The Royal Tenenbaums Nominated
2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie The Mists of Avalon Nominated
2004 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cast The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Iron Jawed Angels Nominated
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Cast The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Nominated
2005 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Iron Jawed Angels Won
2005 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Iron Jawed Angels Won
2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Medium Nominated
2008 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Choke Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female 50/50 Nominated
2013 Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Smash Won
2016 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Transparent Nominated


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