The Info List - Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Lisa Arquette (/roʊˈsɑːnə/ roh-SAH-nə; born August 10, 1959) is an American actress, film director, and film producer. She was nominated for an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for her performance in the 1982 TV film The Executioner's Song, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan. Her other film roles include After Hours (1985), The Big Blue
The Big Blue
(1988), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Crash (1996). She also directed the 2002 documentary Searching for Debra Winger, and starred from 2006 to 2007 on the ABC sitcom What About Brian?


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Philanthropy 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Web

6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Arquette was born in New York City, the daughter of Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak; 1939–1997), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher, and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, a film actor, screenwriter, and producer.[1] Her paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Her mother was Jewish, from a family that emigrated from Poland
and Russia.[2][3][4] Her father, whose family's surname was originally "Arcouet", was of part French Canadian descent.[5] Her father was a convert from Catholicism
to Islam; through him, Arquette is distantly related to explorer Meriwether Lewis.[6][7][8] Her siblings, Patricia, Alexis, Richmond, and David, are also actors. Career[edit] Arquette has appeared in both television and screen films. In 1982, she earned an Emmy Award
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'd received since demanded that she similarly expose herself.[9] Arquette's first starring role was in John Sayles's 1983 film, Baby It's You, a highly regarded[10] but little seen[11] film. She starred in Desperately Seeking Susan
Desperately Seeking Susan
(1985) alongside pop singer Madonna, for which she won a British Academy Film Awards
British Academy Film Awards
(BAFTA) for her "supporting" role despite her clearly being the lead. Madonna was breaking out at the time and though many feel that while Arquette's performance was central to the movie's success, Madonna made the movie into a mainstream hit. She had negotiated a deal where she would provide a song for the movie. "Into The Groove" became a huge hit for Madonna as did the movie itself. In an interview at the time, Arquette said "The two questions I hate the most are 'What was it like working with Madonna?' and 'Are you the Rosanna in the song "Rosanna"?'" Following the commercial and critical success of Lawrence Kasdan's Silverado in 1985, and the failure of both After Hours and 8 Million Ways to Die, she quit Hollywood to work in Europe where she acted in Luc Besson's The Big Blue
The Big Blue
(1988). In 1989, director Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
offered her a part in New York Stories. Other movies of note are Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
and the David Cronenberg film Crash and the Australian film Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990) (also known as …Almost). In 1990, Arquette appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial in Playboy's September issue, although she claimed it was without her prior knowledge or consent.[12] In recent years, Arquette has expanded into directing, including the documentaries Searching for Debra Winger
Searching for Debra Winger
(2002) and All We Are Saying (2005); she also produced both projects. Arquette appeared in the short running What About Brian
What About Brian
as Nicole Varsi and on Showtime's The L Word
The L Word
as Cherie Jaffe.[citation needed] She also guest starred on Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
as a healer named Anita who takes Malcolm's virginity. Bryan Cranston, one of her former co-stars from Amazon Women on the Moon, also played Malcolm's dad Hal. In 2009, she joined Fit Parent Magazine, founded by Craig Knight, as Editor at Large.[13] Arquette stars in the French thriller The Divide, directed by Xavier Gens.[14] Personal life[edit] Arquette dated Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro
Steve Porcaro
in the 1980's. The song Rosanna was partly based on her. [15] In August 2013, Arquette married her fourth husband, investment banker Todd Morgan, following a two-year engagement.[16] Her previous marriages, to director Tony Greco, film composer James Newton Howard, and restaurateur John Sidel, all ended in divorce.[16] She has one daughter, Zoe Bleu, with Sidel.[16] Philanthropy[edit] In 2010, Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
became Goodwill Ambassador for The Womanity Foundation.[17] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1979 More American Graffiti Girl in Commune

1980 Gorp Judy

1981 S.O.B. Babs

1982 The Executioner's Song Nicole Baker

1983 Baby It's You Jill Rosen

1985 Aviator, TheThe Aviator Tillie Hansen

1985 Desperately Seeking Susan Roberta Glass / 'Susan'

1985 Silverado Hannah

1985 After Hours Marcy Franklin

1986 8 Million Ways to Die Sarah

1986 Nobody's Fool Cassie

1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Karen Segment: "Two I.D.'s"

1988 Big Blue, TheThe Big Blue Johana Baker

1989 New York Stories Paulette Segment: "Life Lessons"

1989 Black Rainbow Martha Travis

1990 Wendy Cracked A Walnut Wendy Re-titled ...Almost

1991 Flight of the Intruder Callie Joy

1991 Linguini Incident, TheThe Linguini Incident Lucy

1992 Fathers & Sons Miss Athena

1993 Nowhere to Run Clydie Anderson

1994 Pulp Fiction Jody

1994 La Cité de la peur Rosanna Arquette

1995 Search and Destroy Lauren Mirkheim

1996 Crash Gabrielle

1997 Do Me A Favor Alex Langley

1997 Gone Fishin' Rita

1997 Deceiver Mrs. Kennesaw

1998 Buffalo '66 Wendy Balsam

1998 Hope Floats Connie Phillips Uncredited

1998 Hell's Kitchen Liz McNeary

1998 I'm Losing You Rachel Krohn

1998 Fait Accompli Jezzebelle

1999 Sugar Town Eva

2000 Whole Nine Yards, TheThe Whole Nine Yards Sophie Oseransky

2001 Things Behind the Sun Pete

2001 Joe Dirt Charlene the Gator Farmer Uncredited

2001 Big Bad Love Velma

2001 Good Advice Cathy Sherman

2001 Diary of a Sex Addict Grace Horn Video

2004 Dead Cool Deirdre

2005 My Suicidal Sweetheart Vera AKA, Crazy for Love

2005 Kids in America Abby Pratt

2006 I-See-You.Com Lydia Ann Layton

2007 Battle for Terra Professor Lina (voice)

2008 Ball Don't Lie Francine

2008 Nick Nolte: No Exit Herself Documentary

2009 Repo Chick Lola

2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Madeline Shearson

2010 Inhale Dr. Rubin

2011 Convincing Clooney JC

2011 Divide, TheThe Divide Marilyn

2011 Exodus Fall Marilyn Minor

2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Darcy

2012 Hardflip Bethany Jones

2014 Draft Day Angie

2014 Asthma Gus' Mother

2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant TV Anchorwoman

2015 Kill Your Friends Barbara

2016 Frank & Lola Patricia

2016 Lovesong Eleanor

2017 Maya Dardel Leonora Won—Indie Star Award at the American Film Festival.[18]

2018 The Etruscan Smile Claudia Post-production

2018 Billionaire Boys Club Sydney's Mom Post-production


Year Title Role Notes

1978 Dark Secret of Harvest Home, TheThe Dark Secret of Harvest Home Kate Constantine TV miniseries

1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Nancy Episode: "Mr. Potential"

1978 Zuma Beach Beverly Television film

1978 James at 16 Karen Waller Episode: "An Hour Before Midnight"

1978 ABC Afterschool Special Charlie Meredith Episode: "Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me"

1979 Eight Is Enough Lori West Episode: "Best of Friends"

1979–1980 Shirley Debra Miller Main role (13 episodes)

1981 Here's Boomer Ginny Episode: "Good Looking"

1982 Executioner's Song, TheThe Executioner's Song Nicole Baker TV film

1982 Johnny Belinda Belinda McAdam TV film

1983 Insight Jo Episode: "Butterfly"

1984 Parade, TheThe Parade Tilda Kirby TV film

1986 Saturday Night Live Host Recorded October 25, 1986, broadcast two weeks later. With musical guest Ric Ocasek.

1988 Promised a Miracle Lucky Parker

1990 Separation Sarah Weiss TV film

1991 Son of the Morning Star Libby Custer TV film

1993 Wrong Man, TheThe Wrong Man Missy Mills TV film

1994 Nowhere to Hide Sarah Blake TV film

1996 Homicide: Life on the Street Caroline Widmer Episode: "The Heart of a Saturday Night"

1997 Gun Lilly Difideli Episode: "Columbus Day"

1998 I Know What You Did Stacey Keane TV film

1999 The '60s Hippie mother TV miniseries Uncredited

1999 Switched at Birth Linda Wells TV film Also known as Mistaken Identity

2000 Poison Dana Lazlo TV film Also known as Tease

2001 Huntress, TheThe Huntress Arlene Potts Episode: "Black Widow"

2002 Going to California Helen Episode: "Home Games"

2003 Practice, TheThe Practice Brenda Miller Episode: "Character Evidence"

2003 Will & Grace Julie Episodes: "Fagmalion Part 1: Gay It Forward", "Women and Children First"

2004 Summerland Ronnie Episode: "Skipping School"

2004 L Word, TheThe L Word Cherie Jaffe Episodes: "Luck, Next Time", "Liberally", "Limb from Limb"

2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kay Connelly Episode: "Sex Club"

2005 Malcolm in the Middle Anita Episode: "Burning Man"

2005 Grey's Anatomy Constance Ferguson Episode: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"

2006 L Word, TheThe L Word Cherie Jaffe Episode: "Lifeline"

2006–2007 What About Brian Nicole Varzi Main role (24 episodes)

2007 L Word, TheThe L Word Cherie Jaffe Episode: "Legend in the Making"

2008 Dirt Mia Episode: "And the Winner Is"

2008 Medium Michelle Todd Episode: "Lady Killer"

2008 Lipstick Jungle Tina Atwood Episode: "Let the Games Begin"

2009 Northern Lights Charlene Galligan TV film

2009 Eastwick Greta Noa Episodes: "Paint and Pleasure", "Tasers and Mind Erasers"

2010 Private Practice Corinne Episodes: "Shotgun", "'Til Death Do Us Part"

2012 Royal Pains Louise 'Lou' Hunter Episodes: "Something Fishy This Way Comes", "Sand Legs"

2013 Girls Petula Episode: "Video Games"

2013-2014 Ray Donovan Linda Episodes: "Bridget", "Fite Nite", "Yo Soy Capitan", "S U C K", "Irish Spring", "The Captain"

2014 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Alexa Pierson Episode: "Wednesday's Child"

2015 CSI: Cyber Trish McCarthy Episode: "Selfie 2.0"


Year Title Role Notes

2010 Sweety Mrs. Summers 2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Production Result

1983 Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special

The Executioner's Song


1984 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress

Baby It's You


1986 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Desperately Seeking Susan


Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead

After Hours


1987 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated

1989 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival Best Actress

Black Rainbow


1990 Australian Film Institute Best Actress in a Lead Role

Wendy Cracked a Walnut


Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award

Black Rainbow


1991 Mystfest Best Actress Won

1994 Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble [19]

Pulp Fiction


1997 Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series



2000 Teen Choice Awards Film – Choice Hissy Fit

The Whole Nine Yards


The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Nominated

2007 Fantasporto Special
Career Award N/A Won

LA Femme International Film Festival Pioneer Award N/A Nominated


^ " Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
Biography (1959–) at Film Reference.com". Filmreference.com. 1959-08-10. Retrieved 2016-03-17.  ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (October 8, 2002). "Arquette Reconnects". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Retrieved December 13, 2006.  ^ Vallance, Tom (February 16, 2001). "Obituary: Lewis Arquette". The Independent. Retrieved December 13, 2006. [permanent dead link] ^ " Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
– Cranky Critic Star Talk
– Movie Star Interviews". Crankycritic.com. Archived from the original on January 7, 2001. Retrieved 2016-03-17.  ^ Finding Your Roots, February 9, 2016, PBS ^ " Lewis Arquette Obituary". Los Angeles Times. 1986-07-10. Retrieved 2016-03-17.  ^ Hoggard, Liz (August 18, 2006). "Patricia Arquette: The not-so-dippy hippie". The Independent. London. Retrieved May 22, 2010.  ^ "'Medium' Cool". Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012.  ^ Caldwell, Carol (June 9, 1983). "Baby, It's Her". Rolling Stone (397): 17, 19.  ^ Baby It's You at Rotten Tomatoes ^ Baby It's You at Box Office Mojo ^ Account (2005-05-12). " Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
– Rosanna Still Upset About Playboy
Spread". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.  ^ "''Fit Parent Magazine'' web site". Fitparentmagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.  ^ "Xavier Gens' Apocalypse 'The Divide' Encompasses Genre Cast". BloodyDisgusting.  ^ "Toto: The Story Behind Rosanna (2017, with Dutch subtitles) Top 2000".  ^ a b c Hernandez, Lee (August 21, 2013). " Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
Weds Todd Morgan". People. Retrieved August 21, 2013.  ^ "Womanity – Equality And Women's Empowerment". The Luxury Channel.  ^ http://8.americanfilmfestival.pl/en/rosanna-arquette-receive-indie-star-award-american-film-festival-wroclaw-poland/.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ Shared with John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Amanda Plummer, Bruce Willis, Eric Stoltz.

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BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1968) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1969) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1975) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1976) Jenny Agutter (1977) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1978) Rachel Roberts (1979) Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi
/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1982) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1983) Liz Smith (1984) Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
(1985) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1986) Susan Wooldridge (1987) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margolyes
(1993) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1994) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1999) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress

Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1980) Marília Pêra
Marília Pêra
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
(1983) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1984) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1985) Chloe Webb
Chloe Webb
(1986) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1987) Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
(1988) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1989) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1990) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1994) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(1997) Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2000) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2001) Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
(2002) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2003) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2010) Michelle Williams (2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins

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