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Michelle Pfeiffer


Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it their life's work. Her parents were both originally ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath Claire Spencer
(2000)
One Fine Day
One Fine Day Melanie Parker
(1996)
Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds Louanne Johnson
(1995)
Hairspray
Hairspray Velma Von Tussle
(2007)

Filmography

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 2020 Maleficent 2 (filming)
Queen Ingrith
 2019 Untitled Avengers Movie (post-production)
Janet Van Dyne
 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp
Janet Van Dyne / Wasp
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Caroline Hubbard
 2017 Mother!
Woman
 2017 The Wizard of Lies (TV Movie)
Ruth Madoff
 2017 Where Is Kyra?
Kyra
 2013/I The Family
Maggie Blake
 2012 People Like Us
Lillian
 2012 Dark Shadows
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
 2011 New Year's Eve
Ingrid (segment "Resolution Tour")
 2009 Personal Effects
Linda
 2009 Chéri
Lea
 2007 Stardust
Lamia
 2007 Hairspray
Velma Von Tussle
 2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Eris (voice)
 2002 White Oleander
Ingrid Magnussen
 2001 I Am Sam
Rita
 2000 What Lies Beneath
Claire Spencer
 1999 The Story of Us
Katie Jordan
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Titania
 1999 The Deep End of the Ocean
Beth Cappadora
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
Tzipporah (voice)
 1997 A Thousand Acres
Rose Cook Lewis
 1996 One Fine Day
Melanie Parker
 1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Gillian Lewis
 1996 Up Close & Personal
Tally Atwater
 1995 Dangerous Minds
Louanne Johnson
 1995 Coolio Feat. L.V.: Gangsta's Paradise (Video short)
Louanne Johnson
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Client
- Freezer Burn (1995) ... Client (uncredited)
 1994 Wolf
Laura Alden
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mindy Simmons
- The Last Temptation of Homer (1993) ... Mindy Simmons (voice)
 1993 The Age of Innocence
Ellen Olenska
 1992 Love Field
Lurene Hallett
 1992 Batman Returns
Catwoman / Selina Kyle
 1991 Frankie and Johnny
Frankie
 1990 The Russia House
Katya
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys
Susie Diamond
 1988 Dangerous Liaisons
Madame de Tourvel
 1988 Tequila Sunrise
Jo Ann
 1988 Married to the Mob
Angela de Marco
 1987 Great Performances (TV Series)
Natica Jackson
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
 1987 The Witches of Eastwick
Sukie Ridgemont
 1986 Sweet Liberty
Faith Healy
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Annie
- One Too Many (1985) ... Annie
 1985 Ladyhawke
Isabeau
 1985 Into the Night
Diana
 1983 Scarface
Elvira Hancock
 1982 Grease 2
Stephanie
 1981 The Children Nobody Wanted (TV Movie)
Jennifer Williams
 1981 Splendor in the Grass (TV Movie)
Ginny Stamper
 1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie)
Sue Lynn Bordeaux (as Michele Pfeiffer)
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Deborah Dare / Athena
- Elizabeth's Baby/The Artist and the Lady (1981) ... Deborah Dare
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
- Running Home (1980) ... Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
- Die, Cheerleader, Die! (1980) ... Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
- Death Car (1980) ... Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
- Bomb! (1980) ... Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
- Let's Put Sam Away (1980) ... Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
 1980 Falling in Love Again
Sue Wellington (1940's)
 1980 Enos (TV Series)
Joy
- Uncle Jesse's Visit (1980) ... Joy
- Enos (1980) ... Joy
 1980 The Hollywood Knights
Suzie Q
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Jobina
- The Watch Commander (1979) ... Jobina
 1979 The Solitary Man (TV Movie)
Tricia
 1979 Delta House (TV Series)
The Bombshell
- The Matriculation of Kent Dorfman (1979) ... The Bombshell
- Hoover and the Bomb (1979) ... The Bombshell
- Campus Fair (1979) ... The Bombshell
- The Blotto Who Came to Dinner (1979) ... The Bombshell
- The Fall of Dean Wormer (1979) ... The Bombshell
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Coolio: "Gangsta's Paradise". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 19 Interviews | 18 Articles | 24 Pictorials | 72 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michele Pfeiffer

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on playing her part of Claire Spencer in What Lies Beneath (2000)] "I thought about Drew Barrymore in the first Scream (1996) - I mean, ultimately that movie was more funny than scary, but the opening sequence was quite terrifying, and she portrayed terror in a way I'd never seen an actress do." See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #39 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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