Calista Flockhart
television and film actress
Calista Flockhart
Calista Kay Flockhart is an American actor widely known for playing the title character in the Fox television comedy-drama series Ally McBeal — for which she won a Golden Globe Award — as well as for the character Kitty Walker McCallister on the ABC drama, Brothers & Sisters. Flockhart is married to actor Harrison Ford.
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Monday's TV Highlights: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' on KTLA
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) is confronted by Bizarro (Hope Lauren), a twisted version of Supergirl who is out to destroy her. Calista Flockhart and Blake Jenner also star in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS Superstore The employees of Cloud 9 brace themselves for their annual "Wedding Day...
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'Supergirl' Is The Feminist Superhero We've Been Waiting For
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"Supergirl" has all the elements of a mainstream superhero show: a kickass dreamy lead with a daffy alter-ego, capable and funny sidekicks, a potential love interest, a power-hungry villain and plenty of action. It also happens to have a distinctly feminist bent. (This post contains some light spoilers about the first episode.) As someone who grew up watching re-runs of the 1960s live-action "Batman" (or as I called it, "na na na na, na na na na, Batman!"), and more recently easily got into "Arrow" and "The Flash," I was excited to see what "Supergirl" might bring to the dude-dominated superhero landscape. Of course, being on CBS and aiming to appeal to a wide audience, "Supergirl" isn't some radical feminist piece of art. But it is entertaining, empowering and totally unapologetic about its protagonist Kara Zor-El's gender. We meet Kara (played by Melissa Benoist) as she's being sent to earth to protect her cousin, the future Superman, only she gets delayed and arrives on eart ...
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First Look: CBS Unveils “Rush Hour,” “Supergirl,” “Limitless” “Angel from Hell”
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
In Wednesday’s 2015-16 schedule announcement, CBS confirmed that the majority of its new series will premiere this fall. New comedy “Life in Pieces” (Monday at 8:30PM, then Thursday at 8:30PM after Thursday Night Football ends) and dramas “Limitless” (Tuesday at 10PM) and “Code Black” (Wednesday at 10PM) will arrive as soon as the season commences. Drama “Supergirl” (Monday at 8PM) and comedy “Angel from Hell” (Thursday at 9:30PM) will then start in November. Only the high-profile “Rush Hour” adaptation and “Criminal Minds” spin-off “Beyond Borders” will wait until midseason to make their premieres. In conjunction with its scheduling announcement, CBS issued first look gallery and episodic photos for “Supergirl,” “Limitless,” “Rush Hour,” “Code Black,” “Angel from Hell” and “Life in Pieces.” Those, along with synopses, follow: CODE BLACK, based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the bus ...
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CBS orders 'Supergirl' series with Calista Flockhart and Melissa Benoist
LATimes - almost 2 years
"Supergirl" is landing at CBS.
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Harrison Ford's wife, Calista Flockhart, with him at hospital after crash
LATimes - almost 2 years
Harrison Ford's wife, Calista Flockhart, rushed to his side Thursday and returned Friday to see him at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was recuperating after crashing a World War II-era airplane Thursday in Santa Monica.
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'Heroic' Ford's crash injuries detailed - USA TODAY
Google News - almost 2 years
USA TODAY 'Heroic' Ford's crash injuries detailed USA TODAY Harrison Ford is no doubt lamenting his aching bones Friday — broken bones, actually. The 72-year-old actor and aviator remained in a hospital recovering from injuries he sustained Thursday when a small plane he was piloting lost engine power and he ... Bloodied Harrison Ford asks, 'Where am I?' after plane crash in VeniceLos Angeles Times Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Harrison Ford Movie?RollingStone.com Calista Flockhart Visits Husband Harrison Ford in HospitalPeople Magazine MSNBC -Chicago Tribune -Daily Beast all 194 news articles »
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Short-Shaming: Fashion's Dirty Little Secret
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There are many reasons I'd rather be a teenage girl today than ten years ago. In the '80s and '90s, we basically turned a blind eye to beauty standards that beat down our self-esteem. We shrugged our shoulders at Calista Flockhart's jutting collarbones, convinced ourselves she was "just built that way," and conspired to look exactly like her. Eating disorders were as mythical as Morgellons: sensationalized Lifetime movie material for years, it seems, before anyone seriously addressed the connection to catwalks and airbrushed advertisements for blue jeans. Women have come a long way from falling for the foolish ideology that puts "thin" on a pedestal and commands us to climb over each other in pursuit of an aesthetic that's appealing precisely because it's out of reach. Today, we have a new religion. We preach self-love as the root of everything right with the world. We're hyper-armed with new slang: "anti-shaming" or, more precisely, "reverse shaming" (shaming the shamers) is all th ...
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'The Good Wife' Costume Designer Daniel Lawson On Why He Hates Dressing Strong Women As Men (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Not since a mini skirt-wearing Calista Flockhart starred as Ally McBeal have I been interested in attorney fashion (save for the sexy suits worn by the men of the aptly titled TV legal drama "Suits"). But after hearing a few of my co-workers buzzing about the Armani and Yves Saint Laurent designs on "The Good Wife," I figured why not binge-watch the show on Netflix? Two weeks later and I'm not only caught up in preparation for Season 5's return on Sunday (September 29 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS), but I've become well-versed on the political-legal style evolution of Julianna Margulies' character Alicia Florrick. We've watched Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin's image evolve in the public eye -- everything from their pant suits to their hairstyles and lipstick colors have been profiled. And Margulies' fictional portrayal of a woman who stands by her man during trying times reinforces our attraction to what's on the surface. So how does one bring this element of reality to television? I dia ...
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Harrison Ford: First Pitch for Jackie Robinson Day!
Just Jared - almost 4 years
Harrison Ford suits up as he arrives at Dodger Stadium on Monday (April 15) in Los Angeles. The 70-year-old actor was accompanied by his wife Calista Flockhart as he threw the ceremonial first pitch on Jackie Robinson Day at a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Harrison Ford Harrison‘s latest film 42, where he portrays Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey, topped this weekend’s box office with a gross of $27.3 million! 10+ pictures inside of Harrison Ford throwing the first pitch at Dodger Stadium…
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LOOK: Calista Flockhart Stuns On The Red Carpet
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It's been a while since we've seen Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart all glammed up for the red carpet. The couple, who got married three years ago, attended the premiere of Ford's latest movie "42," the life story of Jackie Robinson. In the film, Ford plays team exec Branch Rickey, who broke the color barrier when he signed Robinson on to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Flockhart, 48, who took a step back from the spotlight since wrapping up her show "Brothers & Sisters," looked beautiful in a metallic Dodgers-blue dress. Ford, 70, was decked out in a dark suit and kept his lovely wife close for the duration of the night, holding her hand as the two posed for red carpet pictures. Ford is expected to star in the upcoming big flicks "Anchorman 2" and Disney's "Star Wars" sequel. Also in attendance at the premiere in LA's Chinese Theatre were Chadwick Boseman, who plays Robinson in the film, Katherine Heigl, Alyssa Milano, "Glee" star Naya Rivera and Kim Raver. PHOTO: ...
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Calista Flockhart Goes Makeup-Free
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Calista Flockhart appeared ageless as she stepped out wearing not a stitch of makeup while running errands with her mom in Brentwood, Calif., on March 19. The 48-year-old "Brothers & Sisters" star looked chic, donning a pair of thick-rimmed glasses, a loose-fitting T-shirt, a green jacket and skinny jeans. Flockhart recently flaunted her toned body in a bikini while on vacation with her husband Harrison Ford, 70, and their son Liam, 12, in Rio de Janeiro last month. The actress, who battled anorexia during the shooting of her show "Ally McBeal," has admitted that she used to focus on vanity over health back then. “I started under-eating, over-exercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalizing my immune system," Flockhart explained of her eating disorder. "I guess I just didn’t find time to eat. I am much more healthy these days.” Check out Calista's gorgeous makeup-free look:
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Matthew Rhys: “I still blink hard when the young PAs say, ‘We’re doing this period drama’”
Salon.com - almost 4 years
The Cold War-era espionage thriller "The Americans," which is halfway through its first season on FX (and airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET), is not the first series to challenge the audience to identify with unsympathetic characters. But this early 1980s drama pushes American views a little harder, asking us to root for KGB sleeper cells living in suburban northern Virginia as Americans — and see CIA and FBI agents as the enemy. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys, who last appeared on U.S. television in ABC's  family drama "Brothers & Sisters" as a gay lawyer (and whose TV brood included Rachel Griffiths, Calista Flockhart and Sally Field), returns to the small screen to play Philip Jennings, a Russian spy, who takes all of his roles very seriously, no matter which identity he's assumed. He is an effective strategist when it comes to collecting intelligence — and a scrappy thug when he needs to be. But equally interesting is the domestic drama within "The Americans": Philip is devoted ...
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Calista Flockhart Shows Off Toned Bikini Body in Brazil With Harrison Ford
US Magazine - about 4 years
Calista Flockhart looks tanned and toned! The 48-year-old Brothers & Sisters alum showed off her fit figure while vacationing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Feb. 17. PHOTOS: Winter's hottest bikini bodies Wearing a black bikini top and blue swim shorts, Flockhart was all smiles as her family relaxed at the world-famous Ipanema beach. The Ally McBeal star is visiting the South American country with Harrison Ford and their 12-year-old son, Liam. The trip comes just four years after Ford surprised Flockhart with a Valentine's Day proposal. The couple, who met at the 2002 Golden Globes, tied the knot in New Mexico in June, 2010. "Harrison is a wonderful parent," Flockhart once told Red magazine of the Indiana Jones star's parenting skills. "He's funny and warm and loving." PHOTOS: Can you believe these star couples' age differences? Despite their vast age difference, Ford has high hopes for his future with Flockhart. "I was 60 when I fell in love with Calista," he told ...
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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart take photos for the family album as they watch their son play football
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The devoted husband and his wife seemed engrossed in their 11 year-old's soccer game as they photographed the action with their impressive camera in Brentwood.
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What's On Tonight: Fox's 25th Anniversary Special, America's Got Talent, The Great Escape
Ellington-Somers Patch - over 4 years
Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special, 8 p.m., Fox Can it really have been 25 years? Really? It seems like Married with Children was just yesterday. “Highlights from iconic series and tributes to memorable moments; celebrities honoring the network include Calista Flockhart, Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Christina Applegate and Ed O'Neill; Ryan Seacrest hosts.” America’s Got Talent, 9 p.m., NBC This is a repeat from last week. If it includes the little tap dancing, she scared the heck out of me. The Great Escape, 10 p.m., TNT This is Amazing Race, except on cable. I think.
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Dexter Season 7 Promo Poster, Behind-the-Scenes Still, and More Casting News
Dread Central - over 4 years
We have lots of tidbits today relating to Season 7 of Showtime's "Dexter" such as the new promo poster, a behind-the-scenes still provided by co-star Jennifer Carpenter, and some casting news that includes a pretty big name we haven't heard mentioned yet. According to IMDb (so no telling how reliable it is), Calista Flockhart ("Ally McBeal", "Brothers & Sisters") will be appearing in the first episode of Season 7, entitled "Are You...?" She'll be joined by Nicholas Vigneau as young Dexter and Savannah Paige Rae ("Parenthood") as young Debra. Below you'll find the new promo poster courtesy of Dexter Daily and the BTS photo posted by Jennifer Carpenter on Twitter with the caption: "Two dummies waiting to shoot..." The image is from Episode 7.03, "Buck the System". One of the most acclaimed shows on television, "Dexter" stars Michael C. Hall, who has earned multiple Emmy nominations as well as a Golden Globe award for his role as a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter ex ...
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Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart Sell and Buy New Brentwood Mansion
Lalate News - almost 5 years
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Harrison Ford is selling one Brentwood celebrity mansion and buying another. Harrison Ford first made news buying into Brentwood, California in 1981. Now the residence he has called home for three decades is up on the market, while Ford and wife Calista Flockhart have bought another residence, also in Brentwood, local [...]
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Calista Flockhart
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 50
    In 2015, Flockhart was cast in the television series Supergirl as Cat Grant, a "self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo" and boss to Kara (Supergirl's alter ego).
    More Details Hide Details The series premiered on October 26, 2015 on CBS. Due to the network's disappointment in the ratings, it was moved to sister network The CW after its first season, along with a move to filming in Vancouver. Flockhart remained with the show (albeit as a recurring character), despite her previous aversion to working outside Los Angeles.
  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    In 2014, Flockhart landed a role in Full Circle's second season, as mob boss Ellen.
    More Details Hide Details It is expected to air in 2015. This had been Flockhart's first acting role in three years, after her hiatus when Brothers & Sisters ended.
  • 2010
    Age 45
    Flockhart's character was significant throughout the series' first four years, but her appearances were reduced for the 2010–2011 season, coinciding with the departure of TV husband Rob Lowe.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    Flockhart's performed in a starring role as Kitty Walker, opposite Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths and Matthew Rhys, in the ABC critically acclaimed prime time series Brothers & Sisters, which premiered in September 2006 in the time slot after Desperate Housewives.
    More Details Hide Details The show was cancelled in May 2011 after running for five years.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    In the same year, Flockhart travelled to Spain for the filming of Fragile, which premiered in September 2005 at the Venice Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details She was offered the role of Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives but declined, and the role later went to Teri Hatcher.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004, Flockhart appeared as Matthew Broderick's deranged girlfriend in The Last Shot.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    Flockhart has been in a relationship with actor Harrison Ford since their meeting at the Golden Globe Awards on January 20, 2002. They became engaged on Valentine's Day in 2009, and were married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details The ceremony was presided over by Governor Bill Richardson and New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels. Flockhart and Ford have one adopted son together, Liam (b. 2001). From 2004 to 2014, Flockhart served as the national spokesperson for Peace Over Violence.
  • 2000
    Age 35
    In 2000, she appeared in Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her and Bash: Latter-Day Plays, later accompanying Eve Ensler to Kenya in order to protest violence against women, particularly female genital mutilation.
    More Details Hide Details Flockhart also starred in the Off-Broadway production of Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    Flockhart played the role of Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 1999 film version of Shakespeare's play.
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  • 1998
    Age 33
    Flockhart also appeared on the June 29, 1998, cover of Time magazine, placed as the newest iteration in the evolution of feminism, relating to the ongoing debate about the role depicted by her character.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout her professional career, Flockhart has maintained her lean figure. However, many have commented that Flockhart had become dangerously thin, particularly when the actress made red carpet appearances in clothing that revealed an emaciated physique. She had maintained throughout the show's run that she was never diagnosed with either anorexia or bulimia, nor was she a user of illegal drugs. She did remark, however, that while starring in the show she refrained from eating sweets, retaining her slimness with intense workouts and running. In 2006, she admitted that she had a problem at the time, and was "exercising too much" and "eating too little".
    She earned a Golden Globe Award for the role in 1998.
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  • 1997
    Age 32
    In 1997, Flockhart was asked to audition for the starring role in David E. Kelley's Fox television series, Ally McBeal.
    More Details Hide Details Kelley, having heard of Flockhart, wanted her to audition for the contract part. Though Flockhart at first hesitated due to the necessary commitment to the show in a negotiable contract, she was swayed by the script and traveled to Los Angeles to audition for the part, which she won.
  • 1996
    Age 31
    In 1996, Flockhart appeared as the daughter of Dianne Wiest and Gene Hackman's characters in The Birdcage.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout that year, she continued to work on Broadway, playing the role of Natasha in Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters.
  • 1995
    Age 30
    In 1995, Flockhart became acquainted with actors such as Dianne Wiest and Faye Dunaway when she appeared in the movie Drunks.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Flockhart starred in Jane Doe as a drug addict.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 29
    Flockhart debuted on Broadway in 1994, as Laura in The Glass Menagerie.
    More Details Hide Details Actress Julie Harris felt Flockhart should be hired without further auditions, claiming that she seemed ideal for the part. Flockhart received a Clarence Derwent Award for her performance.
  • 1989
    Age 24
    In spring 1989, Flockhart made her first television appearance in a minor role in an episode of Guiding Light as a babysitter.
    More Details Hide Details She made her professional debut on the New York stage, appearing in Beside Herself alongside Melissa Joan Hart, at the Circle Repertory Theatre. Two years later, Flockhart appeared in the television movie Darrow. Though she later appeared in films Naked in New York (1993) and Getting In (1994), her first substantial speaking part in a film was in Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford.
    Flockhart moved to New York City in 1989 and began seeking auditions, living with three other women in a two-bedroom apartment and working as a waitress and aerobics instructor.
    More Details Hide Details She would remain in the city until 1997.
  • 1988
    Age 23
    Flockhart graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre in 1988 as one of the few students who successfully completed the course.
    More Details Hide Details Rutgers inducted her into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 3, 2003.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 18
    Flockhart attended Shawnee High School in Medford Township, New Jersey. Following graduation in 1983, Flockhart attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details While there, she attended a specialized and competitive class, lasting from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In her sophomore year at Rutgers, Flockhart met aspiring actress Jane Krakowski, the best friend of her roommate. Later, they both would work together on Ally McBeal. People began recognizing Flockhart's acting ability when William Esper (Mason Gross' theatre director and Flockhart's acting teacher) made an exception to policy by allowing Flockhart to perform on the main stage. Though this venue usually is reserved for juniors and seniors, Harold Scott insisted that Flockhart perform there in his production of William Inge's Picnic.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on November 11, 1964.
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