May 28, 2022

Alicia Silverstone Biography, Age, Parents, Husband, Book, Movies and TV Shows

 Biography

Alicia Silverstone is an American actress. She made her first film performance in The Crush (1993), earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.  This gained her further fame as a teen idol when she appeared at the age of 16 in the music video for Aerosmith’s “Cryin'”.

She starred in the comedy hit Clueless (1995), which earned her a multimillion-dollar deal with Columbia Pictures, and in the big-budget film Batman & Robin (1997), playing Barbara/Batgirl.

In her role in the short-lived NBC series Miss Match (2003), Silverstone received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. She has resumed acting in film and television and on stage. A vegan, Silverstone has endorsed PETA activities and has published a vegan cookbook, The Kind Diet.

Alicia Silverstone photo

 Age

Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976, in San Francisco, California, U.S. She is 44 years old as of 2021.

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 Parents

Silverstone is the daughter of British parents Deirdre “Didi”, a Scottish former Pan Am flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, an English real estate agent.

 Husband

Silverstone met her husband Christopher Jarecki, who is a rock musician outside a movie theater in 1997. The couple dated for eight years before their marriage. They got engaged about a year before their marriage where Jarecki presented her with a ring that had belonged to his grandmother.

On June 11, 2005, they married in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe. In February 2018, the couple separated, in May the same year Silverstone filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized in November 2018

On May 5, 2011, Silverstone gave birth to a boy

Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki photo

Alicia Silverstone Son

Silverstone has a son named Bear Blu Jarecki. He is 10 years old as of 2021.

Alicia Silverstone Career

1990s, her first credited acting role was on The Wonder Years, starring Fred Savage, on January 8, 1992 episode “Road Test,” as Savage’s character’s high school “dream girl.” Silverstone made her film debut when she had the leading role in the erotic thriller The Crush, playing a teenage girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; she became legally emancipated at the age of 15 to work the hours required for the shooting schedule of the film. She won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for the role—Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain. Silverstone made some television series in her early career, including the Torch Song, Cool and the Crazy, and Scattered Dreams.

Aerosmith

After her appearance in The Crush, Marty Callner decided Silverstone would be perfect for a role in a music video he was directing for the band Aerosmith, called “Cryin'”; she was subsequently cast in two more videos, “Amazing” and “Crazy.” These were highly successful for both the band and Silverstone, making her a household name (and also gaining her the nickname, “the Aerosmith chick”). After seeing Silverstone in the three videos, filmmaker Amy Heckerling decided to cast her in the coming-of-age comedy Clueless, in the role of Cherilyn “Cher” Horowitz, a sweet but spoiled girl living in Beverly Hills. Clueless became a hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995, and as a result, she signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar valued between $8 and $10 million.

Silverstone had other three films releases in 1995—Le Nouveau Monde, Hideaway and The Babysitter. The French drama about Americans Le Nouveau Monde saw her play the love interest of a French boy. In the film adaptation of the novel by Dean Koontz, Hideaway, she took on the role of the daughter of a man who dies in a car accident and is revived two hours later, and the film The Babysitter was a B erotic thriller directed by Guy Ferland based on the eponymous short story by Robert Coover in his 1969 collection Pricksongs and Descants.

1996 – 1999

In 1996, she starred in the direct-to-video thriller True Crime as a Catholic school student searching for a murderer of teenage girls. Her next role was Barbara/Batgirl in Batman & Robin in 1997. Budgeted at over US$125 million but the film grossed a modest $238,207,122 worldwide, and her turn as Batgirl received polarizing reviews from critics, who also considered the film to be one of the worst films of all time. Silverstone later won a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress but received a Blimp Award at the Kid’s Choice Awards for the role.

In 1997, the first movie by Silverstone’s production company, Excess Baggage, was released. In the crime-comedy, she played the role of a neglected young woman who stages her own kidnapping to get her father’s attention, only to be actually kidnapped by a car thief. The film only grossed US$14.5 million in North America, and received mediocre reviews from critics; Roger Ebert mentioned that she was “no better than OK” as he felt that she was miscast. Silverstone starred as the female lead in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past (1999), directed by Hugh Wilson and co-starring with Brendan Fraser, Christopher Walken, and Sissy Spacek. Critics towards the film were mixed, while it made a modest US$40 million worldwide.

2000 – 2006

Silverstone executive produced and provided the voice of Sharon Spitz, the lead part, in the Canadian animated television Braceface, from 2001 to 2003. During this period, she played the bassist of a rock band in the independent comedy Global Heresy (2002), opposite Peter O’Toole and Joan Plowright, and made her Broadway debut with Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs in a stage version of The Graduate, which ran between 2002 and 2003 at the Plymouth Theatre. She also starred as one of the disgruntled bank employees trying to rob the same bank in the small-scale comedy Scorched (2003), co-starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson, and John Cleese.

Silverstone portrayed the close friend of a teenager turned secret agent in the action-spy film Stormbreaker (2006), directed by Geoffrey Sax and co-starred by Alex Pettyfer, Ewan McGregor, and Mickey Rourke. Despite having a US$40 million budget, the film made US$23 million globally and was largely dismissed by critics. USA Today described Silverstone as “simply ghastly” in her role, while View London remarked that there was “strong support” from the actress. She obtained the role of a single mother returning to her hometown after a lengthy absence in the made-for-Hallmark Hall of Fame television film Candles on Bay Street, based on the book by Cathie Pelletier.

2007

Silverstone went on with her theatre work, and next appeared in David Mamet’s Boston Marriage (2007), a play exploring the relationship between two upper-class women, where the actress played what was described by Los Angeles Times as the “clueless and hyper-emotional Scottish maid” of one of them. The production was presented at the Geffen Playhouse theater in Los Angeles, with various writing that Silverstone “steals the show [in her role].

Her Scottish accent is good, her comic delivery is fresh, and she gets the maximum laugh value from each wobbly curtsey. Her part is the one thing in the show that Mamet gets absolutely right, although she has used a bit repetitively.” In the same year, she starred as a secretary in the theater production Speed-the-Plow, a satire on Hollywood executives and their monetary decisions. The production, presented at Geffen Playhouse, which was directed by Randall Arney and starred by David Mamet. The Hollywood Reporter concluded that the play was “fueled” by “a spectacular tour de force” from Silverstone.

2008 – 2009

In 2008, Silverstone filmed another unaired ABC pilot alongside Megan Mullally called Bad Mother’s Handbook and made a cameo appearance in the action-comedy Tropic Thunder. In 2009, she starred in the music video for Rob Thomas’s single “Her Diamonds”, and acted in Donald Margulies’ production of Time Stands Still, set in Brooklyn and revolving around the relationships of two couples.

Like Silverstone’s previous few stage projects, it ran at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. In the late 2000s, she ventured into writing, releasing her book The Kind Diet, a guide to vegan nutrition, in 2009; she simultaneously launched its associated website The Kind Life. The Kind Diet topped the Hardcover Advice & Misc. category of the New York Times bestseller list.

2010

Silverstone continued to focus on theater and independent productions throughout the 2010s, but she acted considerably more than in 1990s and 2000s. In 2010, she reprised her role in the Broadway production of Time Stands Still, alongside Laura Linney. It was directed by Daniel Sullivan, and described Silverstone as “a breath of fresh air” which had a general positive reception among critics. The New York Times felt that Silverstone “brings warmth, actorly [sic] intelligence, and delicate humor.” She filmed a small segment in the independent comedy sequel Elektra Luxx (2010), but her part was not included in the final cut of the film.

2011 – 2012

She obtained the role of the teacher of a Manhattan private-school senior in the teen romance drama The Art of Getting By (2011), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, The ensemble comedy Butter saw her play the adoptive mother of a 12-year-old African American girl who enters a local butter sculpturing competition in a small Iowa town. The film screened on the film festival circuit and was distributed for a limited release in certain parts of the United States only.

She then reunited with Clueless director Amy Heckerling in the independent film Vamps (2012), playing one of two vampires who fall in love and face a choice that could put an end to their immortality. She was offered the role after Heckerling came to see her in Time Stands Still. Despite a very limited release, many found the film to be “a refreshing change of pace […] with an irresistible cast”.

She guest-starred in Childrens Hospital (2011) and obtained a four-episode role in season one of Suburgatory (2012), reuniting with her Clueless castmate Jeremy Sisto. In 2012, She returned to Broadway in the production of The Performers, a comedic performance set at the Adult Film Award in Las Vegas. The play premiered in November at the Longacre Theatre but was cancelled after 23 previews and seven regular performances due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

2013 – 2014

In 2013, she filmed the television pilot HR, which was not picked up, and appeared in the Sundance comedy Ass Backwards, released for VOD and selected theaters. In 2014, Silverstone took on the role of a self-absorbed mother in the rural environment in the coming-of-age drama Angels in Stardust, and her Kind Life follow-up book, The Kind Mama, was published.

2015 – 2017

Silverstone starred in the New York production of Of Good Stock, a play revolving around a group of siblings who gather at their family home for a summer weekend in 2015. Entertainment Weekly remarked that she was “magnetic even as an engaged narcissist, ditzy” sister, however, The New York Times felt that her role was “the most cartoonish of the characters and a thankless part for [Silverstone], who tips into comic shrillness here”. She appeared in the romantic comedy Who Gets the Dog? in 2016, opposite Ryan Kwanten portraying a divorcing couple fighting over custody of their beloved dog. The production went straight-to-DVD. Her next film appearance was in the independent biographical drama King Cobra (2016), as the mother of gay film actor Brent Corrigan.

Silverstone played the love interest of an outsider artist having a bitter lifetime rivalry with a wealthy housewife in 2016’s Catfight. The black comedy was released for VOD and selected theaters, to largely positive reviews. Silverstone starred in three films in 2017 — Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and The Tribes of Palos Verdes — and filmed the television series American Woman in July of the same year. On her busy workload, she remarked: “[T]hey were all happening at the same time. Everybody worked together.

Yorgos [the Sacred Dee director]

Yorgos [the Sacred Dee director] helped us to push my date and Diary of a Wimpy Kid held the movie for a week or two for me”. The comedy The Long Houl, the fourth film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series, saw her portray the clueless and loving mother of the titular character. The film was panned by critics for the recasting of the main characters and its story development, and while The Long Haul made a modest US$40.1 million globally, it emerged as Silverstone’s most widely-seen film since Beauty Shop (2005).

In the psychological thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and co-starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, Silverstone took on the role of a widow and the mother of a mysterious boy who befriends his late father’s cardiac surgeon. The film competed for the Palme d’Or at the 70th Cannes Film Festival and was an arthouse success. Casting director Francine Maisler choose Silverstone after seeing her star in a previous play; her two-scene appearance was filmed in one day, and she remarked of the filming: “[I]t was just so wonderful.

Living in Palos Verdes

When you admire something so much, it’s a little bit hard to imagine how you fit into it”. In the independent coming-of-age drama The Tribes of Palos Verdes, she reunited with her Butter co-star Jennifer Garner, playing a real-estate agent living in Palos Verdes, an affluent, coastal suburb of Los Angeles.

In 2018, she played a supporting role in the film Book Club. She also starred in American Woman, a series for Paramount Network, that premiered on June 8, 2018. To promote the series, she appeared on an episode of Lip Sync Battle with co-star Mena Suvari. She will next appear in The Lodge, Judy Small and The Pleasure Of Your Presence, for which she was also an executive producer.

Alicia Silverstone Book

In The Kind Diet, Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion.

Alicia Silverstone Movies

Year
Title
Role
1993
The Crush
Darian/Adrian Forrester
1995
Le Nouveau monde
Trudy Wadd
1995
Hideaway
Regina Harrison
1995
Clueless
Cher Horowitz
1995
The Babysitter
Jennifer
1996
True Crime
Mary Giordano
1997
Batman & Robin
Barbara/Batgirl
1997
Excess Baggage
Emily Hope
1999
Blast from the Past
Eve Rustikoff
2000
Love’s Labour’s Lost
The Princess of France
2002
Global Heresy
Natalie “Nat” Bevin
2003
Scorched
Sheila Rio
2004
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Heather Jasper Howe
2005
Beauty Shop
Lynn
2005
Silence Becomes You
Violet
2006
Stormbreaker
Jack Starbright
2008
Tropic Thunder
Herself
2011
The Art of Getting By
Ms. Herman
2011
Butter
Jill Emmet
2012
Vamps
Goody
2013
Ass Backwards
Laurel
2013
Gods Behaving Badly
Kate
2014
Angels in Stardust
Tammy
2014
Jungle Shuffle
Sacha
2015
The Nutcracker Sweet
Marie
2016
King Cobra
Janette
2016
Space Dogs Adventure to the Moon
Belka
2016
Catfight
Lisa
2016
Who Gets the Dog?
Olive Greene
2017
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Susan Heffley
2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Mrs. Lang
2017
The Tribes of Palos Verdes
Ava
2018
Book Club
Jill
2019
The Lodge
TBA
Judy Small
Susan Howard
TBA
The Pleasure Of Your Presence
Audrey

Alicia Silverstone Tv Shows

Year Title Role
1992 The Wonder Years Jessica Thomas
1993 Torch Song Delphine
1993 Scattered Dreams Phyllis Messenger
1994 Cool and the Crazy Roslyn
1994 Rebel Highway Roslyn
1998 Wildlife Vet[116] Herself
2001–03 Braceface Sharon Spitz (Voice)
2003 Miss Match Kate Fox
2005 Queen B Beatrice “Bea”
2006 Candles on Bay Street Dee Dee Michaud
2006 Pink Collar Hayden Flynn
2007 The Singles Table Georgia
2008 The Bad Mother’s Handbook Karen
2011 Childrens Hospital Kelly
2012 Suburgatory Eden
2013 HR Ellen
2015 Making a Scene with James Franco Charlotte / Marcy D’Arcy / Janet
2017 Jeff & Some Aliens Alison (voice)
2018 American Woman Bonnie Nolan
2018 Lip Sync Battle Herself

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