Michelle Pfeiffer


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Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California to Dick and Donna Pfeiffer. 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 lives' work. She graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1976, and attended one year at the Golden ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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What Lies Beneath Claire Spencer
(2000)
Hairspray Velma Von Tussle
(2007)
One Fine Day Melanie Parker
(1996)
The Fabulous Baker Boys Susie Diamond
(1989)

Filmography

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 2023 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (post-production)
Janet Van Dyne / Wasp
 2022 The First Lady (TV Series)
Betty Ford
- Victory Dance (2022) ... Betty Ford
- Rift (2022) ... Betty Ford
- Punch Perfect (2022) ... Betty Ford
- Nadir (2022) ... Betty Ford
- Shout Out (2022) ... Betty Ford
 2020 French Exit
Frances Price
 2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Queen Ingrith
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
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
 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 (Music 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
 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 Vallenari
 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
 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
- The Artist and the Lady/Elizabeth's Baby (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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Other Works:

Print ads for Giorgio Armani sunglasses (2005). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 19 Interviews | 19 Articles | 24 Pictorials | 378 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Michele Pfeiffer

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

David E. Kelley  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Kelley, Claudia Rose | See more »

Parents:

Pfeiffer (Taverna), Donna Jean | Pfeiffer, Richard

Relatives:

Dedee Pfeiffer (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on The Witches of Eastwick (1987)] We were a great team. There were no personality clashes whatsoever among the actors. We became very close. It was a difficult shoot, but not because we didn't get along. We started with an unfinished script, and then you get a lot of cooks in the kitchen and everyone's doing rewrites and it just became really stressful. But if anything, it made us stick ... See more »

Trivia:

Shortly after coming to Hollywood, she was introduced to "Breatharianism", a cult that follows the belief that a person can live without food and water, receiving sustenance only from air and sunlight. She didn't realize anything was wrong until she met her first husband, Peter Horton, who was working on a documentary about Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. She realized that the ... See more »

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