Photo of Anjelica Huston Anjelica Huston

The daughter of acclaimed director John (whose father was actor Walter), Huston boasts a long list of achievements that include being the first third-generation Oscar winner. Born July 8, 1951, in Los Angeles, Huston was 18 when her father first cast her in a film, but she withdrew from acting after her mother's untimely death.

In the early '70s, Huston reappeared in some unmemorable roles; after surviving a serious car crash, she took stock and began to hone her acting skills. Hard work resulted in a string of successes, including Frances (1982) and Prizzi's Honor (1985), which won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a gangster's daughter.

Other memorable performances include Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), The Grifters (1990), The Addams Family (1991) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). In 1996, Huston made her directorial debut with Showtime's Bastard Out of Carolina.

Anjelica Huston in The Big Year

The Big Year

2011 PG

Inspired by Mark Obmascik's nonfiction book of the same name, this high-flying comedy concerns a trio of competitive bird watchers who vow to win a contest by spotting and recording as many avian species as humanly possible.

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  • Anjelica Huston in The Darjeeling Limited The Darjeeling Limited
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  • Anjelica Huston in Ever After: A Cinderella Story Ever After: A Cinderella Story
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  • Anjelica Huston in Barbie as Rapunzel Barbie as Rapunzel
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  • Anjelica Huston in The Dead The Dead
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  • Anjelica Huston in The Man From Elysian Fields The Man From Elysian Fields
  • Anjelica Huston in Daddy Day Care Daddy Day Care
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