Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951, in Santa Monica, California. The daughter of film director John Huston, Huston got her start in show business through small parts in her dad’s movies. Her first major movie role was in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). In 1985, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her part inPrizzi’s Honour. Like her dad, Huston went to become a filmmaker herself, directing her first movie, Bastard Out of Carolina, in 1996.
Anjelica Huston was born in Santa Monica, California, on July 8, 1951, to film director John Huston and former ballerina Enrica Soma. A couple of years after, the family moved to Ireland, where Huston would spend much of her youth in the lack of her dad, who go from one film set to another.
Her parents split up in 1962, and Huston moved to London with her mom. Huston’s dad, though, basically poached his daughter for his own movie, A Walk with Love and Death (1969), whose critical reception did little for the movie or Huston’s nascent acting career.
Huston spent some time playing in the theatre and modeling, leaving the big screen to get a decade.
Her mom was killed in an automobile crash in this time, and Huston’s own car crash in 1980 made her reexamine her aims, and she threw herself back into playing, taking on some supporting characters on television as well as in movie.
Following a starring turn in 1984’s The Ice Pirates, Huston’s following movie would alter her career path. Prizzi’s Honor (1985), in which Huston starred opposite Nicholson, was directed by John Huston, also it earned the actress her first Academy Award, for best supporting actress.
She also married in this era, and she’d stay with husband Robert Graham until his 2008 departure.
In 1996, Huston followed her dad to the director’s seat, helming Bastard out of Carolina, and three years after she was at it again with Agnes Browne, a movie where she also starred.
In all, Huston has inhabited more than 75 movie and TV characters, as well as for her efforts she’s won almost 40 prizes, among them one Oscar.