Hollywood Royalty

Anjelica Huston

Anjelica is featured in Season 6, Episode 1: Hollywood Royalty (check local listings).

Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston continues her renowned family’s legacy in film, which began with her grandfather, Walter Huston and her father, John Huston.

Throughout her career, Huston has received a multitude of awards for her work, including many honors from the National Society of Film Critics, two Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards and an honor from Women in Film.

Huston received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her role as Maerose Prizzi in the black comedy “Prizzi’s Honor,” in which she starred opposite Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner. In 2005, Huston received a Golden Globe Award® for her role in HBO’s original movie “Iron Jawed Angels,” in which she starred opposite Hilary Swank and Julia Ormond.

Other film credits include memorable turns in Summit’s feature film “50/50,” alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Seth Rogen as well as Wes Anderson’s “The Darjeeling Limited,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” and “The Royal Tenenbaums." Additional credits include Frances Ford Coppola’s “Gardens of Stone,” Woody Allen’s “Manhattan Murder Mystery” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Paul Mazursky’s “Enemies: A Love Story,” Nic Roeg’s “The Witches,” Stephen Frears’ “The Grifters,” Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values,” Mira Nair’s “The Perez Family,” Sean Penn’s “The Crossing Guard,” Vincent Gallo’s “Buffalo ‘66,” Andy Tennant’s “Ever After,” Clark Gregg’s “Choke,” Bobby Miller’s “The Cleanse,” and Theresa Rebeck’s “Trouble” opposite Bill Pullman and David Morse, which Huston executive produced. She also collaborated with her director/father on his final film, “The Dead.”

Her directorial debut was an unflinching adaptation of Dorothy Allison’s best-selling memoir, “Bastard Out of Carolina,” which garnered Huston critical acclaim. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work on the controversial drama, as well as a Directors Guild Award nomination. Huston directed, produced and starred in “Agnes Browne,” which was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Huston starred as Broadway producer Eileen Rand in the Golden Globe- nominated television series “Smash” on NBC. In addition, Huston’s television credits include Robert Ludlum’s “Covert One: The Hades Factor,” a recurring role on Showtime’s original series “Huff”, an Emmy-nominated guest-starring role on “Medium,” Lifetime’s “The Watcher In The Woods,” “Angie Tribeca” on TBS, and a recurring role on Amazon’s acclaimed series “Transparent.” Huston received additional Emmy nominations for her performances in “Buffalo Girls,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Family Pictures” and “The Mists of Avalon.” She has contributed voices to Disney’s “Tinker Bell” franchise, the Fox animated series “American Dad,” and the Netflix animated series “BoJack Horseman,” “All Hail King Julien,” and Guillermo Del Toro’s “Troll Hunters.”

Huston serves on the Board of Directors at the National University of Ireland Galway’s John Huston School of Film and Digital Media. She is a member of the Film Foundation’s Artists Rights Council, an Ambassador for the California Arts Council, a member of the Save the Chimps advisory council, and a recent spokesperson for both PETA and The Humane Society.

Huston is also a New York Times bestselling author. Her memoir A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York was published by Scribner in November 2013. A Story Lately Told ends as she launches her Hollywood life. The second part of her story—Watch Me—opens in Los Angeles in 1973 and was published in Nov 2014.

Huston’s upcoming film releases include Goldfinch Studios’ “Waiting for Anya,” based on the novel by Sir Michael Morpurgo opposite Noah Schnapp and Jean Reno and Liongate’s “John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum” with Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry.

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