Michelle Pfeiffer

Mostly Credited As: Michelle Pfeiffer
Birth Name: Michelle Marie Pfeiffer
Date Of Birth: April 29, 1958 (Age 58)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Santa Ana, California
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Michelle Pfeiffer

Father: Dick Pfeiffer
Mother:Donna Pfeiffer
Sisters: Dedee Pfeiffer, Lori Pfeiffer
Spouse: David E. Kelley (13 November 1993 - present), Peter Horton (5 October 1981 - 1988) (divorced)
Daughter: Claudia Rose
Son: John Henry

Golden West College Huntington Beach, California
Fountain Valley High School Fountain Valley, California 1976

Michelle Pfeiffer is the daughter of Dick and Donna Pfeiffer. She has an older brother and two younger sisters, Dedee and Lori Pfeiffer. Both of her sisters also dabbled in acting and modeling but didn't make them their lives' work. In 1976, she graduated from Fountain Valley High School and studied to become a court reporter for a year at Golden West College. In 1981, she was married to Peter Horton, an actor and director. Her first starring role was in the musical movie, Grease 2 (1982). After she was divorced, she was in a 3 years relationship with Fisher Stevens, an actor too. She adopted a baby girl name Claudia Rose in 1993. She finally settled down and married lawyer-turned-writer/producer David E. Kelley on November 13, 1993. She gave birth to their first son, John Henry on August 5, 1994.

Her wonderful performances in movies such as Married to the Mob, Batman Returns, Dangerous Minds and What Lies Beneath, among others make her one of the big names in Hollywood. Her most recent work includes roles in the movies Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, What Lies Beneath, White Oleander, and I Am Sam.

~Michelle Pfeiffer's Quotes~

Filmography - Actress
Filmography - Others

Filmography - Actress: (~Michelle Pfeiffer's Movie Quotes~ )
  1. 1979 ~ The Solitary Man
    Character played: Tricia
  2. 1980 ~ Falling in Love Again
    Character played: Sue Wellington
  3. 1980 ~ The Hollywood Knights
    Character played: Suzi Q
  4. 1981 ~ Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
    Character played: Cordelia Farenington
  5. 1981 ~ Splendor in the Grass
    Character played: Ginny Stamper
  6. 1981 ~ The Children Nobody Wanted
    Character played: Jennifer Williams
  7. 1981 ~ Callie and Son
    Character played: Sue Lynn Bordeaux
  8. 1982 ~ Grease 2
    Characters played: Stephanie Zinone
  9. 1983 ~ Power, Passion and Murder
    Character played: Natica Jackson
  10. 1983 ~ One Too Many
    Character played: Annie
  11. 1983 ~ Scarface
    Character played: Elvira Hancock
  12. 1985 ~ Into the Night
    Character played: Diana
  13. 1985 ~ Ladyhawke
    Character played: Isabeau d'Anjou
  14. 1986 ~ Sweet Liberty
    Character played: Faith Healy
  15. 1987 ~ The Witches of Eastwick
    Character played: Sukie Ridgemont
  16. 1987 ~ Amazon Women on the Moon
    Character played: Brenda ("Hospital")
  17. 1988 ~ Married to the Mob
    Character played: Angela De Marco
  18. 1988 ~ Tequila Sunrise
    Character played: Jo Ann Vallenari
  19. 1988 ~ Dangerous Liaisons
    Character played: Madame Marie De Tourvel
  20. 1989 ~ The Fabulous Baker Boys
    Character played: Suzie Diamond
  21. 1990 ~ The Russia House
    Character played: Katya Orlova
  22. 1991 ~ Frankie and Johnny
    Character played: Frankie
  23. 1992 ~ Batman Returns
    Characters played: Catwoman / Selina Kyle
  24. 1992 ~ Love Field
    Character played: Lurene Hallett
  25. 1993 ~ The Age of Innocence
    Characters played: Countess Ellen Olenska
  26. 1994 ~ Wolf
    Character played: Laura Alden
  27. 1995 ~ Dangerous Minds
    Character played: Louanne Johnson
  28. 1996 ~ Up Close & Personal
    Character played: Sally / Tally Atwater
  29. 1996 ~ To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
    Character played: Gillian Lewis
  30. 1996 ~ One Fine Day
    Character played: Melanie Parker
  31. 1997 ~ A Thousand Acres
    Character played: Rose Cook Lewis
  32. 1998 ~ The Uttmost (documentary)
    Character played: Herself
  33. 1998 ~ The Prince of Egypt
    Characters played: (voice of) Tzipporah
  34. 1999 ~ The Deep End of the Ocean
    Character played: Beth Cappadora
  35. 1999 ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Character played: Titania
  36. 1999 ~ The Story of Us
    Character played: Katie Jordan
  37. 2000 ~ What Lies Beneath
    Character played: Claire Spencer
  38. 2001 ~ I Am Sam
    Character played: Rita Harrison
  39. 2002 ~ White Oleander
    Character played: Ingrid Magnussen
  40. 2003 ~ Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
    Character played: (voice of) Eris
  41. 2007 ~ I Could Never Be Your Woman
    Character played: Rosie
  42. 2007 ~ Hairspray
    Character played: Velma Von Tussle
  43. 2007 ~ Stardust
    Character played: Lamia
  44. 2008 ~ Cheri (post-production)
    Character played: Lea de Lonval
  45. 2008 ~ Personal Effects (post-production)
    Character played: Linda

Filmography - Others:
  1. 1996 ~ One Fine Day
    Credits: Executive Producer
  2. 1997 ~ A Thousand Acres
    Credits: Producer


  • Academy 1988
    Best Supporting Actress: Nominated
    Dangerous Liaisons
  • Golden Globe 1988
    Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Nominated
    Married to the Mob
  • L.A. Film Critics Association 1988
    Best Actress: Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1988
    Best Actress: Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Academy 1989
    Best Actress: Nominated
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • British Academy Awards 1989
    Best Supporting Actress: Won
    Dangerous Liaisons
  • Golden Globe 1989
    Best Actress (Drama): Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Golden Globe 1989
    Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Nominated
    Married to the Mob
  • L.A. Film Critics Association 1989
    Best Actress: Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • National Board of Review 1989
    Best Actress: Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1989
    Best Actress: Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • National Society of Film Critics Award 1989
    Best Actress: Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Chicago Film Festival 1989
    Best Actress: Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • British Academy Awards 1990
    Best Actress: Nominated
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Golden Globe 1990
    Best Actress (Drama): Won
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Golden Globe 1990
    Best Actress (Drama): Nominated
    The Russia House
  • Golden Globe 1991
    Best Actress (Drama): Nominated
    The Russia House
  • Golden Globe 1991
    Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Nominated
    Frankie and Johnny
  • Academy 1992
    Best Actress: Nominated
    Love Field
  • Golden Globe 1992
    Best Actress (Drama): Nominated
    Love Field
  • Golden Globe 1992
    Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Nominated
    Frankie and Johnny
  • Berlin International Film Festival 1993
    Silver Bear for Best Actress: Won
    Love Field
  • Berlin International Film Festival 1993
    Best Actress: Won
    Love Field
  • Women in Film Crystal Award 1993
  • Golden Globe 1993
    Best Actress (Drama): Nominated
    The Age of Innocence
  • Golden Globe 1993
    Best Actress (Drama): Nominated
    Love Field
  • Golden Globe 1994
    Best Actress (Drama): Nominated
    The Age of Innocence
  • Screen Actors Guild 2002
    Best Supporting Actress: Nominated
    White Oleander

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Wizard Of Lies (2016)As: Ruth Madoff
B.A.D Cats (1980)As: Officer Samantha Jensen
Delta House (1979)As: The Bombshell
Episode Cast Credits 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 55 04x55: (Nov/15/2013) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Saunders, Cher 14x03: (Oct/25/2013) As Herself 

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 8 01x15: (May/13/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Bear Grylls, Snow Patrol 20x79: (May/07/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonah Hill, MIMS 15x205: (Aug/06/2007) As Herself 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Dr. Phil Mcgraw, Chuck Berry & Little Richard 10x136: (Jan/24/2002) As Herself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 58x01: (Mar/07/2010) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 65th Annual Academy Awards 41x01: (Mar/29/1993) As Nominee: Best Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]

This Morning (1988) 
  May 7, 2009 21x166: (May/07/2009) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, Chris Moyles, Roisin Murphy 13x05: (Oct/05/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Early Show (1999) 
  RVs; Actress Michelle Pfeiffer of "Stardust", Dave Price; 08x244: (Aug/09/2007) As Herself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Season 19, Episode 28 25x243: (Aug/08/2007) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Nichols, Kat DeLuna 03x130: (Aug/08/2007) As Herself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer 13x09: (Aug/06/2007) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Pfeiffer 56x226: (Jul/17/2007) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonah Hill, Michel Lauziere 14x175: (Jul/16/2007) As Herself 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Regan 09x70: (Dec/14/2001) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 6, Episode 217 06x217: (Jul/01/2003) As Herself 
  Season 5, Episode 17 05x17: (Jan/23/2002) As Herself 
  Season 1, Episode 25 01x25: (Sep/12/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 16x01: (Apr/12/2003) As Herself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #625 06x25: (May/19/2001) As Herself, [Uncredited]

Muppets Tonight (1996) 
  The Best of Muppets Tonight 02x09: (Dec/21/1997) As Herself 
  Michelle Pfeiffer 01x01: (Mar/08/1996) As Herself 

Picket Fences (1992) 
  Freezer Burn 03x11: (Jan/06/1995) As Client, [Uncredited]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Another Simpsons Clip Show 06x03: (Sep/25/1994) Voiced  Mindy Simmons 
  The Last Temptation of Homer 05x09: (Dec/09/1993) Voiced  Mindy Simmons, [Special Guest Stars]

Wogan (1982) 
  Series 12, Show 61 12x61: (Jul/01/1992) As Herself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 47x01: (Jan/20/1990) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'The Fabulous Baker Boys') 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Elizabeth's Baby/The Artist and the Lady 04x11: (Jan/17/1981) As Deborah Dare 
  The Flight of the Great Yellow Bird/The Island of Lost Women 02x10: (Nov/25/1978) As Athena 

Enos (1980) 
  Enos 01x01: (Nov/12/1980) As Joy 

CHiPs (1977) 
  The Watch Commander 03x11: (Nov/17/1979) As Jobina 
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Her height is 5' 7½" (1.71 m).

She is of German, Dutch, Swedish, Swiss and Irish descent.

She was born at 8:11am.

She shares her birthday with actress Uma Thurman, comedian Jerry Seinfield and tennis star Andre Agassi.

She studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.

She studied acting under Geraldine Page at workshop at LA's Ahmanson Theater.

She won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant.

She learned to tie maraschino cherry stems in knots with her tongue when she was a teenager, working at Vons Grocery Store in California.

Her son's name is John Henry Kelley, was named after her husband father, who has the exact same name.

Val Kilmer wrote poetry for her.

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Michelle Pfeiffer Quotes
Michelle Pfeiffer: For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it.

Michelle Pfeiffer: I look like a duck. It's the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck.

Michelle Pfeiffer: I still think people will find out that I'm really not very talented. I'm really not very good. It's all just been a big sham.

Michelle Pfeiffer: I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker... but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table.

Michelle Pfeiffer: I'm afraid to be alone, I'm afraid not to be alone. I'm afraid of what I am, what I'm not, what I might become, what I might never become. I don't want to stay at my job for the rest of my life, but I'm afraid to leave. And I'm just tired, you know? I'm just so tired of being afraid.

Michelle Pfeiffer: Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring.

Michelle Pfeiffer: Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bright side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am.

Michelle Pfeiffer: (about raising kids) We're just going to do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we've set enough money aside for their therapy.