Person Details

Birthday: 1959-08-10 18:25:11

Aliases: Rosanna Lisa Arquette , Розанна Аркетт

Gender: Female

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 70

TV Involvements: 9


Most Famous Work

Biography

Rosanna Lisa Arquette is an American actress, director and producer, nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the TV film The Executioner's Song, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film Desperately Seeking Susan. Her other film roles include After Hours, The Big Blue, Pulp Fiction, and Crash. She also directed the documentary Searching for Debra Winger, and starred from 2006 to 2007 in the ABC sitcom What About Brian? Arquette has appeared in both television and screen films. She earned an 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 had received since demanded that she similarly expose herself. Her first starring role was in John Sayles's film, Baby It's You, highly regarded by Rotten Tomatoes reviewers, but not widely distributed. She starred in Desperately Seeking Susan alongside pop singer Madonna, for which Arquette won a British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for her supporting role. Following the commercial and critical success of Lawrence Kasdan's Silverado, the limited success of the Martin Scorsese film After Hours and the commercial flop 8 Million Ways to Die, also a critical failure, she quit Hollywood to work in Europe, acting in Luc Besson's The Big Blue. Director Martin Scorsese then offered her a part in his segment of New York Stories. Arquette's other movies of note are Pulp Fiction, Crash and Wendy Cracked a Walnut. In 1990, she appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial in Playboy's September issue, although she said it was without her prior knowledge or consent. In the 1990s, her career began to stall. Arquette alleges (along with almost a hundred other women from the entertainment industry), that powerhouse film producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her, threatened her because of her refusal to enter his hotel room, and subsequently saw to it that she was paid less for Pulp Fiction, then no longer cast in A-list lead roles because of her rejection of his quid pro quo sexual harassment proposition. The Guardian wrote, "She has no evidence that Weinstein warned others against her (though Peter Jackson has admitted to blacklisting Sorvino and Ashley Judd under pressure from Weinstein)." When the industry scuttlebutt about Weinstein's predation broke into the news in October 2017, Arquette was one of the first actresses to speak openly about his misconduct, with Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker and The New York Times's Jodi Kantor. In the documentary Untouchable about Weinstein focusing on those who have accused him of sexual abuse, Arquette, Paz de la Huerta, and Erika Rosenbaum are among those interviewed. Arquette has expanded into directing, including the documentaries Searching for Debra Winger and All We Are Saying; she also produced both projects. Arquette appeared in the short-running What About Brian as Nicole Varsi and in Showtime's The L Word as Cherie Jaffe. She also guest-starred in Malcolm in the Middle as a healer named Anita who takes Malcolm's virginity. In 2009, she joined Fit Parent Magazine, founded by Craig Knight, as Editor at Large. Arquette starred in the 2011 French thriller The Divide, directed by Xavier Gens.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Average
8

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

(1999) Alexa Pierson
Pulp Fiction
Average
9

Pulp Fiction

(1994) Jody
Medium
Average
7

Medium

(2005) Michelle Todd
Ray Donovan
Average
8

Ray Donovan

(2013) Linda
Nowhere to Run
Average
6

Nowhere to Run

(1993) Clydie Anderson
Crash
Average
7

Crash

(1996) Gabrielle
The Divide
Average
6

The Divide

(2011) Marilyn
Billionaire Boys Club
Average
6

Billionaire Boys Club

(2018) Sydney's Mom

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Self
2020 N/A
Self (archive footage)
Deb
Self
2019 Herself
Claudia
Herself
N/A
2018 Mary
Sydney's Mom
Herself
Joan
Dr. Faye Carter
2017 Faye Cooper
Judith
Leonora
Eleanor
2016 Patricia
Beth
2015 Barbara
Gus's Mother
Actress
TV Anchorwoman
2014 Angie
2013 Linda
Self
2012 Bethany Jones
Marilyn
2011 Darcy
N/A
2010 Dr. Rubin
2009 N/A
Lola
Rob's Mom
Charlene Galligan
2008 Diana
Francine
N/A
Herself
2007 N/A
Professor Lina (voice)
Herself
N/A
2006 N/A
Nicole Varzi
Lydia Ann Layton
2005 Abby Pratt
Deirdre
Effie Harte
Constance Ferguson
Vera
Michelle Todd
2004 N/A
N/A
N/A
2003 Alex McGuire
Narrator
N/A
2002 Self (archive footage)
Self
2001 Grace Horn
Cathy Sherman
Pete
Velma
N/A
Charlene the Gator Farmer
2000 Amy
N/A
Dana
Jezzebelle
Sophie Oseransky
Anita
1999 Linda Wells
N/A
Alexa Pierson
Eva
Dawn
Hippie Mother (uncredited)
1998 N/A
Rachel Krohn
Liz McNeary
Maurey Talbot
Connie Phillips (uncredited)
Wendy Balsam
Stacey Keane
1997 Mrs. Kennesaw
Rita
Lilly Difideli
N/A
Alex Langley
1996 Shelly von Schetekel
Gabrielle
1995 Lauren Mirkheim
1994 Sarah Blake
Jody
Rosanna Arquette
N/A
1993 Missy Mills
N/A
Clydie Anderson
1992 Joanna Warren
Miss Athena
1991 Lucy
Libby Custer
Callie Joy
1990 Wendy
Kate Williams
Sarah Weiss
1989 Martha Travis
Paulette
Paulette
1988 Alice Elizabeth 'Lucky' Parker
Johana Baker
1987 Karen
1986 Cassie
Sarah
1985 Marcy Franklin
Hannah
Roberta Glass
Tillie Hansen
1984 N/A
1983 Tracy Boone
Pam Smith
Jill Rosen
1982 Belinda McAdam
Nicole Baker
Halinka Apt
1981 Rose Cavanaugh
Babs
1980 Judy
1979 Debra Miller
Girl in Commune
N/A
1978 Beverly
N/A
Kate Constantine
1977 N/A
Connie
N/A
1975 N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2005 Director
2002 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2005 Producer
2002 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2002 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1998 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

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