Alicia Silverstone is an American actress. She made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. She went on to star in the teen comedy film Clueless, which earned her a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia Pictures. She also starred in the big-budget film Batman & Robin, playing Batgirl.
About Alicia Silverstone in brief
Alicia Silverstone is an American actress. She made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. Silverstone went on to star in the teen comedy film Clueless, which earned her a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia Pictures. She also starred in the big-budget film Batman & Robin, playing Batgirl. She has continued to act in film and television and on stage. A vegan, Silverstone has endorsed PETA activities and has published a vegan cookbook, The Kind Diet. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Council of Teachers of English. She was born in San Francisco, California, to British parents Deirdre and Monty Silverstone, a former Pan Am flight attendant and real estate agent, respectively. Her father was born to a Jewish family and her mother converted to Conservative Judaism before marriage, making her Jewish as well. She attended Crocker Middle School and then San Mateo High School. Her first credited acting role was on The Wonder Years in 1992, in the episode “Road Test” as Kevin’s high school “dream girl’” Her next role was in the film adaptation of the novel by Dean Koontz, Hideaway, in which she played the daughter of a man who dies in a car accident and is revived two hours later. In 1997, she starred in Excess Baggage, the first movie by Silverstone’s production company, First Kiss Productions, as a young woman who stages a kidnapping to get her father’s attention.
The film only grossed USD 5 million in North America, but received a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress. She starred in True Crime as a Catholic school student searching for a murderer of a murderer in 1996, which grossed over USD 125 million worldwide. Her next film role was Barbara Gordon & Robin in 1997, where she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in the short-lived NBC series Miss Match. She appeared in the music video for Aerosmith’s ‘Cryin’’ at the age of 16, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in two more AerOSmith videos, ‘Amazing’ and ‘Crazy’. She had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony and was born into a British Jewish family; her father is a Scottish ex-Pan Am flight attendants and her mom is a Conservative Judaism convert. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children. She and her husband have a son, Alex, and a daughter, Ava, who lives in New York City with her mother and step-father, both of whom are also Jewish. She recently moved to Los Angeles to be closer to her husband’s family, and they have a home in San Diego, California. She lives with her boyfriend and two dogs in the San Diego suburb of San Diego.