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Rosanna Arquette

1959-08-10 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Rosanna Arquette


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.


Brainwashed Self 2021-05-21
Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert Self 2020-04-10
You Cannot Kill David Arquette Self (archive footage) 2020-08-21
Love Is Love Is Love 2020-09-07
Puppy Love Deb 2020-06-28
Hal Herself 2019-03-28
Holy Lands 2019-01-16
The Etruscan Smile Claudia 2019-05-03
Untouchable Herself 2019-06-20
Billionaire Boys Club Sydney's Mom 2018-07-19
Half the Picture Herself 2018-06-08
Octavio Is Dead Joan 2018-06-02
For the Love of George Dr. Faye Carter 2018-02-13
Born Guilty Judith 2017-04-07
Maya Dardel Leonora 2017-03-12
Lovesong Eleanor 2017-02-17
SPF-18 Faye Cooper 2017-09-29
Frank & Lola Patricia 2016-12-09
Falsely Accused Beth 2016-06-24
Asthma Gus's Mother 2015-10-23
My Last Film Actress 2015-09-27
Kill Your Friends Barbara 2015-11-06
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant TV Anchorwoman 2015-06-05
Draft Day Angie 2014-04-11
$ellebrity Self 2013-01-11
Hardflip Bethany Jones 2012-06-01
The Divide Marilyn 2012-01-13
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Darcy 2011-09-13
Exodus Fall 2011-04-01
Inhale Dr. Rubin 2010-08-27
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Rob's Mom 2009-06-18
Northern Lights Charlene Galligan 2009-03-21
Repo Chick Lola 2009-09-09
Nick Nolte: No Exit Herself 2008-01-01
Ball Don't Lie Francine 2008-06-05
Growing Op Diana 2008-11-21
Battle for Terra Professor Lina (voice) 2007-09-06 Lydia Ann Layton 2006-03-08
Iowa Effie Harte 2005-04-22
Kids in America Abby Pratt 2005-10-21
Dead Cool Deirdre 2005-09-01
My Suicidal Sweetheart Vera 2005-03-01
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche 2004-01-01
Rush of Fear Alex McGuire 2003-10-01
Olive Thomas: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Narrator 2003-09-01
Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Pulp Fiction: The Facts Self (archive footage) 2002-08-20
Things Behind the Sun Pete 2001-10-12
Joe Dirt Charlene the Gator Farmer 2001-04-10
Good Advice Cathy Sherman 2001-11-15
Diary of a Sex Addict Grace Horn 2001-11-23
Big Bad Love Velma 2001-10-11
Too Much Flesh Amy 2000-09-24
Poison Dana 2000-04-04
Voodoo Dawn Jezzebelle 2000-03-28
The Whole Nine Yards Sophie Oseransky 2000-02-18
The '60s Hippie Mother (uncredited) 1999-02-07
Sugar Town Eva 1999-09-17
Palmer's Pick Up Dawn 1999-02-09
Pigeonholed 1999-09-28
Switched at Birth Linda Wells 1999-11-24
I Know What You Did Stacey Keane 1998-01-11
Hope Floats Connie Phillips (uncredited) 1998-05-29
I'm Losing You Rachel Krohn 1998-09-16
Buffalo '66 Wendy Balsam 1998-01-20
Hell's Kitchen Liz McNeary 1998-09-11
Floating Away Maurey Talbot 1998-08-30
Gone Fishin' Rita 1997-05-30
Deceiver Mrs. Kennesaw 1997-08-31
Do Me a Favor Alex Langley 1997-01-01
White Lies Junkie Artist 1997-04-01
Valley Girls Shelly von Schetekel 1996-11-09
Crash Gabrielle 1996-07-17
Search and Destroy Lauren Mirkheim 1995-01-01
Nowhere to Hide Sarah Blake 1994-10-09
La cité de la peur Rosanna Arquette 1994-03-09
Pulp Fiction Jody 1994-09-10
The Wrong Man Missy Mills 1993-09-05
Nowhere to Run Clydie Anderson 1993-01-15
Fathers & Sons Miss Athena 1992-01-01
In the Deep Woods Joanna Warren 1992-10-26
The Linguini Incident Lucy 1991-05-01
Flight of the Intruder Callie Joy 1991-01-18
Wendy Cracked a Walnut Wendy 1990-08-02
Sweet Revenge Kate Williams 1990-07-09
Separation Sarah Weiss 1990-06-27
New York Stories Paulette 1989-03-10
Black Rainbow Martha Travis 1989-12-05
Life Lessons Paulette 1989-03-10
Promised a Miracle Alice Elizabeth 'Lucky' Parker 1988-05-19
Le Grand Bleu Johana Baker 1988-05-10
Amazon Women on the Moon Karen 1987-09-18
8 Million Ways to Die Sarah 1986-04-25
Nobody's Fool Cassie 1986-11-07
Silverado Hannah 1985-07-10
After Hours Marcy Franklin 1985-09-13
The Aviator Tillie Hansen 1985-03-01
Desperately Seeking Susan Roberta Glass 1985-03-29
The Parade 1984-02-29
Off the Wall Pam Smith 1983-07-01
One Cooks, the Other Doesn't Tracy Boone 1983-09-27
Baby It's You Jill Rosen 1983-04-03
The Executioner's Song Nicole Baker 1982-09-10
The Wall Halinka Apt 1982-02-16
Johnny Belinda Belinda McAdam 1982-10-19
A Long Way Home Rose Cavanaugh 1981-12-06
S.O.B. Babs, hitchhiker picked up by Culley 1981-07-01
Gorp Judy 1980-05-01
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst 1979-03-04
More American Graffiti Girl in Commune 1979-08-03
Zuma Beach Beverly 1978-09-27
Having Babies II Connie 1977-10-28
Crash Cannes Film Festival Press Conference