Alicia Witt
American actress
Alicia Witt
Alicia Roanne Witt is an American film, stage, television actress and singer.
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Actor Alicia Witt Turns Musician With 'Revisionary History'
NPR - almost 2 years
In lean years she played piano in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Otherwise she's acted in roles for Justified and Mr. Holland's Opus. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Alicia Witt about her debut album. » E-Mail This
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What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations
Talk Radio Blog - over 3 years
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, good vision is an important component to playing well. Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to discuss what he focuses on during a game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest, where he counseled Anthony, an aspiring professional basketball player. Tune in here. Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with fellow TSN host and newscaster Rolonda Watts.  Host Stephanie Robinson delved into the world of e-books and the publishing push. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week. On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet funnyman Kevin Bozeman.  Kevin’s been performing his smooth stand-up style in clubs across the country and was the winner of HBO’s Comedy Competition in 2000.  You’ll have seen him in Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and most recently in the hit indie film ...
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Movie review: 'I Do' doesn't do much for same-sex couple love story
LATimes - almost 4 years
It was only a matter of time before the green-card marriage immigration scheme and the marriage equality issue merged in one well-meaning romantic comedy. That film is "I Do," a sweet, sincere, yet ultimately tepid story about Jack (David W. Ross, who wrote and produced) — a gay, single, unassuming Brit who's lived in New York so long that when his visa suddenly isn't renewed, the prospect of returning to England feels like moving to a foreign country. (Among other firm U.S. roots, he's been helping his brother's widow — played by Alicia Witt — raise his nephew.)
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Kergan Edwards-Stout: Q-and-A With Glenn Gaylord, Director Of Gay Indie Hits 'I Do' And 'Eating Out 3'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Throughout my life I've met a great many people. Some stay, some go, some are remarkable, some are not, but one of the constants has been the unforgettable Glenn Gaylord, whom I first met over 20 years ago, when we both volunteered at AIDS Project Los Angeles. He has charisma and wit to spare and takes on every task, whether educating people about HIV or directing an actor in a laborious sex scene, with unbridled enthusiasm. Glenn is a noted director, having helmed the new indie hit I Do, which is receiving accolades and awards at gay film festivals around the world, as well as the gay cult fave Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat. Prior to I Do Glenn wrote the screenplay and lyrics for the musical film Leave It on the Floor, which also received great acclaim and is newly out on DVD. Recently Glenn took a break from his busy schedule to share with me more about his films, his life, and his views on the gay community. Glenn, thanks for taking the time to chat! First of ...
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Alex Simon: Jackson Rathbone Trades His Fangs for Cowgirls 'n Angels
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Born in Singapore and raised in Midland, Tex., actor Jackson Rathbone became a household name after landing the role of Jasper Hale in the Twilight films, playing a brooding vampire who seems to be undergoing a constant crisis of conscience. Having just wrapped the fourth film in the series, Breaking Dawn Part II, Jackson is currently promoting Cowgirls 'n Angels, a family western set among the world of professional rodeos, in which he plays Justin, an affable cowpoke who gets a taste of youthful romance. The Samuel Goldwyn Films release, which also stars Bailee Madison, Alicia Witt and James Cromwell, arrives in limited release May 25. Does the fact that you're a Texan give you a natural inclination towards horses and anything western? Jackson Rathbone: (laughs) I'm definitely a big fan of Westerns. I grew up loving all the spaghetti westerns and am a huge Clint Eastwood fan. So to get a chance to do a western and a family film was too good an opportunity to pass u ...
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The almanac - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
... in 1954 (age 57); American Online founder Steve Case in 1958 (age 53); actors Carrie-Ann Moss in 1967 (age 44), Alicia Witt in 1975 (age 36) and Hayden Panettiere in 1989 (age 22); Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt in 1986 (age 24)
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Actress/Singer Alicia Witt Sticks with Obama Who Gave Her 'Passion' for America - NewsBusters (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Actress/singer Alicia Witt (IMDb page), who came to semi-fame playing Cybill Shepherd's teenage daughter “Zoey” on the late 1990s CBS sit-com Cybill, traveled to Washington, DC this past week, which she told the
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Friday Night Lights Star Alicia Witt Takes A Bow At The W Washington, DC Hotel! - REVAMP.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Friday Night Lights or wowed moviegoers on the big screen opposite stars like Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, and Kevin Costner, Alicia Witt was a struggling actress in Hollywood who supported herself by playing the piano at the Regent Beverly Wilshire
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Celeb Birthdays for the Week of Aug. 21-27 - ABC News
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Alicia Witt is 36. Singer Kelis is 32. Singer Melissa Schuman is 27. Actor Cody Kasch is 24. Actress Hayden Panettiere is 22. Actor RJ Mitte (TV: "Breaking Bad") is 19. Aug. 22: Author Ray Bradbury is 91. Author Annie Proulx is 76
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Witt performs at W, votes for O - Washington Examiner (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
You've seen her on the big screen in "88 Minutes" and "Mr. Holland's Opus" as well as on TV during her recurring roles on "Friday Night Lights" -- but have you heard actress Alicia Witt sing? "I basically wanted to come to DC because I have a friend
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SLFS 2011 Review: JOINT BODY - We Are Movie Geeks
Google News - over 5 years
As Nick slowly acclimates to life outside of prison, he meets an exotic dancer named Michelle (Alicia Witt) who lives in his building. With nothing left to lose, Nick proposes he and Michelle get coffee, with about as much confidence as a high school
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Dan Gross: Will & Jaden Smith meeting with M. Night - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Alicia Witt, who was just seen on the "Friday Night Lights" finale, is also a singer/songwriter. That's what brings her to World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut) Wednesday. The redheaded beauty is a classically trained pianist and displayed her musical
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Dan Hannon Visits The Pond - MovieMaker Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
MM: The actors in The Pond are all phenomenal, particularly Alicia Witt and David Morse. How did they come to be involved with the project? DH: I am a huge admirer of their work, which is how I suppose it all started. I had also met Alicia several
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Don't Quit Your Night Job, With Marc Kudisch, Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega ... - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
Most recently, Don't Quit played at The Julia Miles Theater and over the years has welcomed performers such as Huey Lewis, Hank Azaria, Julianna Margulies, Michael McKean, Marc Shaiman, Alicia Witt, Anthony Rapp, Sara Ramirez, George Wendt,
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Series Finale - A.V. Club New York
Google News - over 5 years
... through the series' run, the D'Onofrio/Erbe episodes began to alternate with episodes starring Chris Noth, as his old L & O character Mike Logan, and a revolving door of Logan's female partners (Annabella Sciorra, Juliette Nicholson, Alicia Witt)
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Philadelphia's Independent Film Festival - PW-Philadelphia Weekly
Google News - almost 6 years
(NF) Main character Shelly, played by Friday Night Lights star Alicia Witt, greaves over the sudden lose of her husband by sprinkling his ashes over their favorite spot, a local pond. Quickly it is revealed this is no ordinary pond
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alicia Witt
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    In 2016, Witt joined the cast of ABC's Nashville in a recurring capacity playing established country singer Autumn Chase.
    More Details Hide Details Witt will perform several songs throughout season 4. On June 14, 2004, Witt modeled what is believed to be the most expensive hat ever made, for Christie's auction house in London. The Chapeau d'Amour, designed by Louis Mariette, is valued at $2.7 million (US) and is encrusted in diamonds. In September 1990, Witt competed on Wheel of Fortune.
    In April 2016, Witt appeared in two episodes of the hit series The Walking Dead; the same month, it was announced that she would also be reprising her role as Gersten Hayward in the 2017 Twin Peaks series.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    Witt was a regular part of the cast of Justified in Season 5, which began airing in January 2014.
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    Also in 2014, Witt appeared in a major guest starring role on the DirecTV series Kingdom, which aired that October.
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    Witt performed alongside Amber Tamblyn in Neil LaBute's play, Reasons To Be Pretty, at the Geffen Playhouse, which ran through 31 August 2014.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to acting, Witt is a professional singer-songwriter and pianist, and is reported to have been a musical prodigy. During her work with David Lynch, she supported herself by playing piano at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    Witt also appeared in three Christmas films in 2013: the feature film Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, A Snow Globe Christmas for Lifetime Channel, and A Very Merry Mix-Up for Hallmark Channel, and in 2014 Hallmark Channel's Christmas at Cartwright's.
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    Her dramatic performance in this film was critically acclaimed, with New York Magazines David Edelstein proclaiming her turn one of the top performances of 2013.
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    Witt appeared as the character Elaine Clayton in Cowgirls n' Angels (2012), and in 2013 co-starred in the independent film Cold Turkey opposite Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines; there, she additionally performed an original musical piece over the end credits (see below).
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    She released a self-titled debut album in 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    In the latter she played Detective Nola Falacci, a character temporarily replacing Megan Wheeler as Chris Noth's partner (otherwise played by Julianne Nicholson, who was away on maternity leave), and was a recurring character in the 2007-2008 season.
    More Details Hide Details Witt appeared in the role of Amy in the film Peep World (2010).
    Witt filmed the Last Holiday (2006) and the thriller 88 Minutes (2007, alongside Al Pacino), and joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent for the 2007-2008 season.
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  • 2006
    Age 30
    Responses to her 2006 stage portrayal of Abigail Piano/Forte included recognition of her skill as an "outstanding pianist" of "formidable skill".
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Witt released her self-titled extended play album, followed by Live At Rockwood in 2012 and Revisionary History in 2015. In 2013, Witt and Ben Folds performed a song they had co-written on the soundtrack for the independent film Cold Turkey.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 27
    In 2003–04, she took up residence in the United Kingdom, though she portrayed Joan Allen's daughter in the US-based comic drama The Upside of Anger (with Kevin Costner, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood, and others).
    More Details Hide Details Between these two projects, Witt went to South Africa to shoot a film interpretation of the epic poem "Das Nibelungenlied", played the central character Kriemhild in the German TV movie Kingdom in Twilight (with title Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King in the U.S., and The Ring of the Nibelungs and The Sword of Xanten elsewhere).
  • 2001
    Age 25
    Witt made her stage debut in 2001, at Los Angeles' historic Tiffany Theater, in Robbie Fox's musical The Gift, in which she played a high-priced, though diseased, stripper.
    More Details Hide Details While in residence in the U.K. in 2004, she starred as Evelyn in a stage production of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things at the New Ambassadors Theatre. In September 2006, Witt returned to the London stage at the Royal Court Theatre, in the critically well-received Piano/Forte, wherein she was "well-cast" in portraying the stammering, emotionally damaged pianist Abigail, sister to "unloved attention-seeker" Louise (Kelly Reilly).
  • 2000
    Age 24
    In 2000, Witt had starring roles on episodes of the television shows Ally McBeal and The Sopranos, the lead role in the Matthew Huffman comedy Playing Mona Lisa (featuring Harvey Fierstein, Elliott Gould, and Marlo Thomas), and a "memorable" part in John Waters' "scathing satire" Cecil B. Demented.
    More Details Hide Details She then went on to a small part in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001). Witt played "Two", the college graduate discussing loss of her virginity, in Rodrigo Garcia's Ten Tiny Love Stories (a series of 10 monologues, alongside ones by Radha Mitchell, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Debi Mazar, Elizabeth Peña, and others), and played the role of promiscuous Barbie, half-sister of the title character, in American Girl (starring Jena Malone). Witt also appeared in Marc Lawrence's romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice (2002), starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    Witt was introduced to a larger audience in the role of Cybill Shepherd's daughter, Zoey Woodbine, in the sitcom Cybill. While playing that part, from 1995 to 1998, she also had film roles in Stephen Herek's Mr. Holland's Opus, Alexander Payne's "delightful" satirical comedy Citizen Ruth, Robert Allan Ackerman's Passion's Way (based on the Edith Wharton novel, The Reef), and Richard Sears' comedy Bongwater.
    More Details Hide Details After the Cybill series was cancelled, Witt went on to leading roles in Jamie Blanks' horror film Urban Legend (alongside "other nascently twinkling stars" Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, and Rebecca Gayheart), and in Kevin Altieri/Touchstone Pictures' limited-release animated feature, Gen¹³.
  • 1994
    Age 18
    In 1994, Witt landed her first lead role in a film, playing a disturbed, murderous teenager in Fun, and receiving the Special Jury Recognition Award at the Sundance Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Witt was then cast in the "desultory" Four Rooms, as Madonna's lover in the episode, "The Missing Ingredient".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 4
    Her acting talent was recognized by director David Lynch in 1980, when he heard her recite Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on the television show That's Incredible! at age five.
    More Details Hide Details He would begin working with her in film and television even before Witt earned her high school equivalency credential (at age 14). She did undergraduate work in piano at Boston University and competed nationally. Witt's discovery by Lynch led to his casting of the "flame-haired" child in the movie Dune (1984) as Paul Atreides's sister Alia; she turned eight during filming. She worked with Lynch again when she appeared in an episode of Twin Peaks, playing the younger sister of Lara Flynn Boyle's character Donna. These experiences led to Witt's having small parts in Mike Figgis's Liebestraum (1991), in which her brother Ian also appears, the Gen-X drama Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), and the TV movie The Disappearance of Vonnie (1994).
  • 1975
    Born
    Alicia Roanne Witt was born on August 21, 1975, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (née Pietro), a junior high school reading teacher, and Robert Witt, a science teacher and photographer.
    More Details Hide Details Witt has a brother, Ian. "Talking by age two and reading by the age of four," Witt has been described as a child prodigy.
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