Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958), addressed professionally as Michelle Pfeiffer, is a captivating American actress, filmmaker, and Academy Award winner.
She began her acting career in 1978 and has since starred in several successful films, including Scarface, The Witches of Eastwick, and Dangerous Minds.
In 1990, Michelle Pfeiffer won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Dangerous Liaisons.
With numerous high-profile performances in the 1990s, Michelle Pfeiffer established herself as a leading actress and became one of the highest-paid actresses of the time.
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|Full Name:||Michelle Marie Pfeiffer|
|Stage Name:||Michelle Pfeiffer|
|Born:||29 April 1958 (age 64 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Santa Ana, California, United States|
|Parents:||Richard Pfeiffer, Donna Pfeiffer|
|Siblings:||Rick Pfeiffer, Dedee Pfeiffer, Lori Pfeiffer|
|Husband • Spouse:||David E. Kelley (m. 1993), Peter Horton (m. 1981–1988)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Fisher Stevens (1989-1992), Michael Keaton (1988-1989), John Malkovich (1988), Alec Baldwin (1987), Val Kilmer (1985), Mickey Swenson (1977), Dodi Fayed (1988)|
|Children:||Claudia Rose Pfeiffer, John Henry Kelley|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$250 million|
Early Life & Education
Michelle Pfeiffer was born on April 29th, 1958, and raised in Santa Ana, California, United States. She is the second child in a family of four. She has an older brother named Rick Pfeiffer and two younger sisters named Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, born in 1964 and 1965, respectively.
Her father, Richard Pfeiffer, worked as an air-conditioning contractor, while her mother, Donna Pfeiffer, was a homemaker. Her maternal grandfather was of Swiss-German descent, and her maternal grandmother was of Swedish ancestry.
Michelle Pfeiffer‘s paternal grandfather had German ancestry, and her paternal grandmother had English, Welsh, French, Irish, and Dutch ancestry. The family moved to Midway City, another Orange County, where she spent her early years.
Michelle Pfeiffer attended Fountain Valley High School, graduating in 1976. She worked as a check-out girl at Vons supermarket and attended Golden West College.
At the age of 20, Michelle Pfeiffer was strongly addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. She was able to quit the habit after a friendly couple who ran a metaphysics and vegetarian cult took her in and helped her quit her addictions.
However, the help she got wasn’t for free, as the vegetarian slowly took charge of her life and finances. Michelle Pfeiffer said most of her money went back into the group. She also accused the group of brainwashing her.
Michelle Pfeiffer met an aspiring actor named Peter Horton at a Milton Katselas acting class in Los Angeles, and they started dating shortly after. In 1981, they got married in Santa Monica.
In 1988, 7 years after their union, the couple decided to annul their union. The divorce was finalized two years later. Peter Horton, however, blamed the divorce on their devotion to their work rather than their marriage.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Horton gave birth to their daughter Claudia Rose Pfeiffer, an adopted child to whom David E. Kelley later stood as a father.
Michelle Pfeiffer then got married to David E. Kelley, a renowned American television writer. Their union is blessed with a son named John Henry Kelley.
Michelle Pfeiffer has had the following personalities as boyfriends: Fisher Stevens (1989-1992), Michael Keaton (1988-1989), John Malkovich (1988), Alec Baldwin (1987), Val Kilmer (1985), and Mickey Swenson (1977).
She is rumored to have dated Dodi Fayed (1988).
Michelle Pfeiffer made her first official on-screen debut in a one-episode of Fantasy Island in 1978. This one single role and appearance shot her to stardom. Because of her remarkable performance, she got roles in other movies, such as Delta House and B.A.D Cats, all in the same years.
In 1982, she secured her biggest film role in Grease 2, where she played the lead character. By 1990, Michelle Pfeiffer began receiving US$1 million for each film she featured.
Michelle Pfeiffer had to learn a Russian accent to play the role of a Soviet book editor named Katya Orlova in Sean Connery‘s 1990 film adaptation of John le Carré‘s titled The Russia House.
In 1990, Michelle Pfeiffer formed her own boutique film production company, Via Rosa Productions, which ran for ten years. The company allowed her to produce and/or star in films tailored for strong women.
She asked her best friend Kate Guinzburg to be her producing partner at the company. The two met on the set of the film Sweet Liberty (1986) and quickly became friends.
In October 2019, Michelle Pfeiffer started working on the dark comedy film titled French Exit, which was released in 2020. The movie was based on a novel by Patrick DeWitt.
Michelle Pfeiffer, who is a talented actress and filmmaker, has an estimated net worth of US$250 million. She began her acting career in 1978 and has since starred in a number of films, including Scarface and The Witches of Eastwick.
Michelle Pfeiffer has won several awards for her work, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award.
- Instagram handle: @Michellepfeifferofficial
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- Grease 2
- Batman Returns
- Dark Shadows
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
- French Exit
- What Lies Beneath
- The Wizard of Lies
- The Family
- I Am Sam
- Frankie & Johnny
- Into the Night
- Tequila Sunrise
- New Years Eve
- Falling In Love Again