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Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Lisa Arquette is an American actress, director and producer, nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the TV film The Executioner's Song, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film Desperately Seeking Susan. Her other film roles include After Hours, The Big Blue, Pulp Fiction, and Crash. She also directed the documentary Searching for Debra Winger, and starred from 2006 to 2007 in the ABC sitcom What About Brian? Arquette has appeared in both television and screen films. She earned an Emmy Award nomination for the TV film The Executioner's Song. However, she was unhappy with the film's nude scene, remarking in an interview that the idea of the general public seeing her naked made her feel uncomfortable and exploited, and that most of the offers she had received since demanded that she similarly expose herself. Her first starring role was in John Sayles's film, Baby It's You, highly regarded by Rotten Tomatoes reviewers, but not widely distributed. She starred in Desperately Seeking Susan alongside pop singer Madonna, for which Arquette won a British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for her supporting role. Following the commercial and critical success of Lawrence Kasdan's Silverado, the limited success of the Martin Scorsese film After Hours and the commercial flop 8 Million Ways to Die, also a critical failure, she quit Hollywood to work in Europe, acting in Luc Besson's The Big Blue. Director Martin Scorsese then offered her a part in his segment of New York Stories. Arquette's other movies of note are Pulp Fiction, Crash and Wendy Cracked a Walnut. In 1990, she appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial in Playboy's September issue, although she said it was without her prior knowledge or consent. In the 1990s, her career began to stall. Arquette alleges (along with almost a hundred other women from the entertainment industry), that powerhouse film producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her, threatened her because of her refusal to enter his hotel room, and subsequently saw to it that she was paid less for Pulp Fiction, then no longer cast in A-list lead roles because of her rejection of his quid pro quo sexual harassment proposition. The Guardian wrote, "She has no evidence that Weinstein warned others against her (though Peter Jackson has admitted to blacklisting Sorvino and Ashley Judd under pressure from Weinstein)." When the industry scuttlebutt about Weinstein's predation broke into the news in October 2017, Arquette was one of the first actresses to speak openly about his misconduct, with Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker and The New York Times's Jodi Kantor. In the documentary Untouchable about Weinstein focusing on those who have accused him of sexual abuse, Arquette, Paz de la Huerta, and Erika Rosenbaum are among those interviewed. Arquette has expanded into directing, including the documentaries Searching for Debra Winger and All We Are Saying; she also produced both projects. Arquette appeared in the short-running What About Brian as Nicole Varsi and in Showtime's The L Word as Cherie Jaffe. She also guest-starred in Malcolm in the Middle as a healer named Anita who takes Malcolm's virginity. In 2009, she joined Fit Parent Magazine, founded by Craig Knight, as Editor at Large. Arquette starred in the 2011 French thriller The Divide, directed by Xavier Gens.

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Aug 10, 1959 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Here's Boomer 2022
Known For
Poster of American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
Poster of The Whole Nine Yards
Poster of Pigeonholed
Poster of Crash
Series Here's Boomer Unknown 2022
Movie Brainwashed Self 2021-05-21
Movie Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert Self 2020-04-10
Movie Puppy Love Deb 2020-06-28
Movie You Cannot Kill David Arquette Self (archive footage) 2020-08-21
Movie Love Is Love Is Love 2020-09-07
Movie Holy Lands Unknown 2019-01-16
Movie Hal Herself 2019-03-28
Movie Untouchable Herself 2019-06-20
Movie The Etruscan Smile Claudia 2019-05-03
Movie For the Love of George Dr. Faye Carter 2018-02-13
Movie Octavio Is Dead Joan 2018-06-02
Movie Half the Picture Herself 2018-06-08
Series Sideswiped Mary 2018-07-25
Movie Billionaire Boys Club Sydney's Mom 2018-07-19
Movie Lovesong Eleanor 2017-02-17
Movie Maya Dardel Leonora 2017-03-12
Movie Born Guilty Judith 2017-04-07
Movie SPF-18 Faye Cooper 2017-09-29
Movie Falsely Accused Beth 2016-06-24
Movie Frank & Lola Patricia 2016-12-09
Movie Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant TV Anchorwoman 2015-06-05
Movie My Last Film Actress 2015-09-27
Movie Kill Your Friends Barbara 2015-11-06
Movie Asthma Gus's Mother 2015-10-23
Movie Draft Day Angie 2014-04-11
Movie $ellebrity Self 2013-01-11
Series Ray Donovan Linda 2013-06-30
Movie The Divide Marilyn 2012-01-13
Movie Hardflip Bethany Jones 2012-06-01
Movie Exodus Fall Unknown 2011-04-01
Movie Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Darcy 2011-09-13
Movie Inhale Dr. Rubin 2010-08-27
Movie Northern Lights Charlene Galligan 2009-03-21
Movie American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Rob's Mom 2009-06-18
Series Eastwick Unknown 2009-09-23
Movie Repo Chick Lola 2009-09-09
Movie Nick Nolte: No Exit Herself 2008-01-01
Series Lipstick Jungle Unknown 2008-02-07
Movie Ball Don't Lie Francine 2008-06-05
Movie Growing Op Diana 2008-11-21
Series Dirt Unknown 2007-01-02
Series Indie Sex Herself 2007-08-01
Movie Battle for Terra Professor Lina (voice) 2007-09-06
Series Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-26
Movie Lydia Ann Layton 2006-03-08
Series What About Brian Nicole Varzi 2006-04-16
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Series Medium Michelle Todd 2005-01-03
Series Grey's Anatomy Constance Ferguson 2005-03-27
Movie My Suicidal Sweetheart Vera 2005-03-01
Movie Iowa Effie Harte 2005-04-22
Movie Dead Cool Deirdre 2005-09-01
Movie Kids in America Abby Pratt 2005-10-21
Movie Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche 2004-01-01
Series The L Word Unknown 2004-01-18
Series Summerland Unknown 2004-06-01
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Olive Thomas: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Narrator 2003-09-01
Movie Rush of Fear Alex McGuire 2003-10-01
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Movie Pulp Fiction: The Facts Self (archive footage) 2002-08-20
Movie Diary of a Sex Addict Grace Horn 2001-11-23
Movie Joe Dirt Charlene the Gator Farmer 2001-04-10
Movie Big Bad Love Velma 2001-10-11
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Things Behind the Sun Pete 2001-10-12
Movie Good Advice Cathy Sherman 2001-11-15
Movie Voodoo Dawn Jezzebelle 2000-03-28
Series Malcolm in the Middle Anita 2000-01-09
Movie The Whole Nine Yards Sophie Oseransky 2000-02-18
Movie Poison Dana 2000-04-04
Series The Huntress Unknown 2000-07-26
Movie Too Much Flesh Amy 2000-09-24
Movie The '60s Hippie Mother (uncredited) 1999-02-07
Movie Palmer's Pick Up Dawn 1999-02-09
Movie Sugar Town Eva 1999-09-17
Movie Switched at Birth Linda Wells 1999-11-24
Movie Pigeonholed Unknown 1999-09-28
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alexa Pierson 1999-09-20
Movie Buffalo '66 Wendy Balsam 1998-01-20
Movie I Know What You Did Stacey Keane 1998-01-11
Movie Hope Floats Connie Phillips (uncredited) 1998-05-29
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Movie Floating Away Maurey Talbot 1998-08-30
Movie I'm Losing You Rachel Krohn 1998-09-16
Movie Hell's Kitchen Liz McNeary 1998-09-11
Movie Do Me a Favor Alex Langley 1997-01-01
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Gone Fishin' Rita 1997-05-30
Series Gun Lilly Difideli 1997-04-12
Movie Deceiver Mrs. Kennesaw 1997-08-31
Movie Crash Gabrielle 1996-07-17
Movie Valley Girls Shelly von Schetekel 1996-11-09
Movie Search and Destroy Lauren Mirkheim 1995-01-01
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy Rosanna Arquette 1994-03-09
Movie Pulp Fiction Jody 1994-09-10
Movie Nowhere to Hide Sarah Blake 1994-10-09
Movie Nowhere to Run Clydie Anderson 1993-01-15
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie The Wrong Man Missy Mills 1993-09-05
Movie Fathers & Sons Miss Athena 1992-01-01
Movie In the Deep Woods Joanna Warren 1992-10-26
Series Son of the Morning Star Libby Custer 1991-02-03
Movie Flight of the Intruder Callie Joy 1991-01-18
Movie The Linguini Incident Lucy 1991-05-01
Movie Sweet Revenge Kate Williams 1990-07-09
Movie Separation Sarah Weiss 1990-06-27
Movie Almost Wendy 1990-08-02
Movie Life Lessons Paulette 1989-03-10
Movie Black Rainbow Martha Travis 1989-12-05
Movie New York Stories Paulette 1989-03-10
Movie The Big Blue Johana Baker 1988-05-10
Movie Promised a Miracle Alice Elizabeth 'Lucky' Parker 1988-05-19
Movie Amazon Women on the Moon Karen 1987-09-18
Movie 8 Million Ways to Die Sarah 1986-04-25
Movie Nobody's Fool Cassie 1986-11-07
Movie The Aviator Tillie Hansen 1985-03-01
Movie Desperately Seeking Susan Roberta Glass 1985-03-29
Movie After Hours Marcy Franklin 1985-09-13
Movie Silverado Hannah 1985-07-10
Movie The Parade Unknown 1984-02-29
Movie Baby It's You Jill Rosen 1983-04-03
Movie One Cooks, the Other Doesn't Tracy Boone 1983-09-27
Movie Off the Wall Pam Smith 1983-07-01
Movie The Executioner's Song Nicole Baker 1982-09-10
Movie The Wall Halinka Apt 1982-02-16
Movie Johnny Belinda Belinda McAdam 1982-10-19
Movie S.O.B. Babs 1981-07-01
Movie A Long Way Home Rose Cavanaugh 1981-12-06
Movie Gorp Judy 1980-05-01
Movie The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Unknown 1979-03-04
Movie More American Graffiti Girl in Commune 1979-08-03
Series Shirley Debra Miller 1979-10-26
Series The Runaways Unknown 1978-04-27
Series The Dark Secret of Harvest Home Kate Constantine 1978-01-23
Movie Zuma Beach Beverly 1978-09-27
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Movie Having Babies II Connie 1977-10-28
Series What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? Unknown 1977-12-08
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11