Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette

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    • August 10th, 1959
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.

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Acting (63 Credits)

2018The Etruscan Smile as Claudia
2018For the Love of George as Dr. Faye Carter
2018Billionaire Boys Club as Sydney's Mom
2017SPF-18 as Faye Cooper
2017Holy Lands
2016Frank & Lola as Patricia
2016Lovesong as Eleanor
2015Kill Your Friends as Barbara
2015Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant as TV Anchorwoman
2014Asthma as Gus's Mother
2014Draft Day as Angie
2012Hardflip as Bethany Jones
2011The Divide as Marilyn
2011Peace, Love & Misunderstanding as Darcy
2010Inhale as Dr. Rubin
2009Northern Lights as Charlene Galligan
2009Repo Chick as Lola
2009American Pie Presents: The Book of Love as Rob's Mom
2008Growing Op as DianaWatch Free
2007Battle for Terra as Professor Lina (voice) as Lydia Ann Layton
2006What About Brian as Nicole Varzi
2005Kids in America as Abby Pratt
2001Diary of a Sex Addict as Grace Horn
2001Things Behind the Sun as Pete
2001Good Advice as Cathy Sherman
2001Big Bad Love as Velma
2001Joe Dirt as Charlene the Gator Farmer
2000Too Much Flesh as Amy
2000The Whole Nine Yards as Sophie Oseransky
1999Sugar Town as Eva
1999The '60s as Hippie Mother (uncredited)
1998Hell's Kitchen as Liz McNeary
1998Buffalo '66 as Wendy Balsam
1998Hope Floats as Connie Phillips (uncredited)
1997Gone Fishin' as Rita
1997Deceiver as Mrs. Kennesaw
1996Crash as Gabrielle
1995Search and Destroy as Lauren Mirkheim
1994Pulp Fiction as Jody
1994Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy as Rosanna Arquette
1993The Wrong Man as Missy Mills
1993Nowhere to Run as Clydie Anderson
1992In the Deep Woods as Joanna WarrenWatch Free
1991The Linguini Incident as Lucy
1991Flight of the Intruder as Callie Joy
1991Son of The Morning Star as Libby Custer
1989Black Rainbow as Martha Travis
1989New York Stories as Paulette
1988The Big Blue as Johana Baker
1987Amazon Women on the Moon as Karen
1986Nobody's Fool as Cassie
19868 Million Ways to Die as Sarah
1985Desperately Seeking Susan as Roberta Glass
1985After Hours as Marcy Franklin
1985The Aviator as Tillie Hansen
1985Silverado as Hannah
1983Baby It's You as Jill Rosen
1982The Executioner's Song as Nicole Baker
1981S.O.B. as Babs, hitchhiker picked up by Culley
1980Gorp as Judy
1979More American Graffiti as Girl in Commune
1978The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978) as Kate Constantine

Director (1 Credits)


Herself (5 Credits)

2020You Cannot Kill David Arquette as Self (archive footage)
2019Untouchable as Herself
2018Hal as Herself
2012$ellebrity as Self
2002Searching for Debra Winger as Self


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