Rosanna Arquette Biography (1959-)

Full name, Rosanna Lauren Arquette; born August 10, 1959, in New York, NY; daughter of Lewis (an actor and director of an improvisational comedy group) and Mardi (a poet and political activist) Arquette; granddaughter of Cliff Arquette (an actor and humorist; known as Charley Weaver); sister of Patricia Arquette (an actress), Alexis Arquette (an actor), David Arquette (an actor), and Richmond Arquette (an actor and writer); married first husband, 1977 (divorced, 1978); married James Newton Howard (a composer and musician), September13, 1986 (divorced, 1987); married John Sidel (a recording executive and restaurateur), December, 1993 (marriage ended); engaged to David Codikow (a lawyer, executive, and producer); children: (third marriage) Zoe Blue Sidel (somesources cite Zoe Bleu Sidel). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Jason Weinberg, Untitled Entertainment, 8436 West Third St., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Actress, director, producer
Birth Details
August 10, 1959
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Girl in commune, More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze), Universal, 1979
  • Judy, Gorp (also known as G.O.R.P.), Filmways, 1980
  • Babs, S.O.B., Paramount, 1981
  • Jill Rosen, Baby, It's You, Paramount, 1983
  • Pam, Off the Wall, Jensen-Farley, 1983
  • Hannah, Silverado, Columbia, 1985
  • Marcy Franklin, After Hours, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Roberta Glass, Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1985
  • Tillie Hansen, The Aviator, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • Cassie, Nobody's Fool, Island Pictures, 1986
  • Sarah, 8 Million Ways to Die, TriStar, 1986
  • Karen, "Two I.D.'s," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987
  • Johanna, Le grand bleu (also known as The Big Blue), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988, director's cut released as Le grand bleu, version integrale (also known as Le grand bleu, version longue), 1998
  • Paulette, "Life Lessons," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Callie, Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1991
  • Wendy, ... Almost (also known as Wendy Cracked a Walnut), Magnum Entertainment, 1991
  • Lucy, The Linguini Incident, Academy Pictures, 1992
  • Miss Athena, Fathers & Sons, Pacific Pictures, 1992
  • Lies, 1992
  • Clydie Anderson, Nowhere to Run, Columbia, 1993
  • Jody, "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife," Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994
  • Herself, La cite de la peur: Un comedie familiale (also known as Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy, La cite de la peur, and Lefilm de les nuls), Sogepaq Distribucion, 1994
  • Lauren Mirkheim, Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules), October Films, 1995
  • Gabrielle, Crash, Fine Line, 1996
  • Junkie artist, White Lies, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Herself, Vive le cinema!, 1996
  • Alex Langley, Trading Favors (also known as Do Me a Favor),Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • Liz McNeary, Hell's Kitchen (also known as Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. and HK), CEO Entertainment/Kusher-Locke International, 1997
  • Mrs. Kennesaw, Liar (also known as Deceiver), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1997
  • Rita, Gone Fishin', Buena Vista, 1997
  • (In archive footage from Pulp Fiction) Jody, You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (documentary short film), Impossible Funky Productions, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Connie Phillips, Hope Floats, Twentieth Century-Fox,1998
  • Dawn, Palmer's Pick Up, Winchester Films, 1998
  • Devon's mother, Pigeonholed, Eclipse Pictures, 1998
  • Jezzebelle, Fait Accompli (also known as Voodoo Dawn), Cutting Edge Entertainment, 1998
  • Rachel Krohn, I'm Losing You, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Wendy Balsam, Buffalo 66, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Homeslice, 1998
  • Eva, Sugar Town, October Films, 1999
  • Interview with a Dead Man, [Great Britain], 1999
  • Amy, Too Much Flesh, Camer-Ton-Film-Russ/Primer Plano Film Group/Rezo Films/Sherlock Media/TF1 International, 2000
  • Sophie Oseransky, The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Le nouveau voisin), Warner Bros., 2000
  • (Uncredited) Charlene, Joe Dirt (also known as The Adventures of Joe Dirt), Columbia, 2001
  • Grace Horn, Diary of a Sex Addict, Nu Image, 2001
  • Pete, Things behind the Sun, Behind the Sun Productions, 2001
  • Being Light (also known as Light Beings), Rezo Films, 2001
  • Herself, Searching for Debra Winger, Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • Velma, Big Bad Love, IFC Films, 2002
  • Amazing Graces, 2002
  • Vulnerable, Bar Nothing Films, 2003
  • Abby Pratt, Kids in America, 2004
  • Deirdre, Dead Cool, 2004
  • Effie Harte, Iowa, Full Fathom 5, 2004
  • Sally, Gilded Stones (also known as David Mamet's Gilded Stones), 2004
  • Vera, Max and Grace, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Music consultant, Lucky Numbers (also known as Le bon numero), Paramount, 2000
  • Director and producer, Searching for Debra Winger, Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • Director and producer, The Road, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Debra Miller, Shirley, NBC, 1979-1980
  • Miniseries
  • Kate Constantine, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, NBC, 1978
  • Nicole Baker, The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982
  • Elizabeth "Libby" Custer, Son of the Morning Star, ABC, 1991
  • Hippie mother, The '60s, NBC, 1999
  • Movies
  • Connie, Having Babies II, ABC, 1977
  • Beverly, Zuma Beach, NBC, 1978
  • Becky, The Ordeal of Patty Hearst, ABC, 1979
  • Rose Cavanaugh, A Long Way Home, ABC, 1981
  • Belinda McAdam, Johnny Belinda, CBS, 1982
  • Halinka Apt, The Wall, CBS, 1982
  • Tracy Boone, One Cooks, the Other Doesn't, CBS, 1983
  • Tilda Kirby, The Parade (also known as Hit Parade), CBS, 1984
  • Survival Guide, 1985
  • Alice "Lucky" Parker, Promised a Miracle, CBS, 1988
  • Martha Travis, Black Rainbow, 1989
  • Dana Lazlo, Poison (also known as Tease and Das Blonde Biest--Wenn Mutterliebe blind macht), HBO, 2000
  • Kate Williams, Sweet Revenge (also known as Une femme parfaite), TNT, 1990
  • Joanna Warren, In the Deep Woods, NBC, 1992
  • Missy Mills, The Wrong Man, Showtime, 1993
  • Sarah Blake, Nowhere to Hide (also known as State of Terror), ABC, 1994
  • Maury Pierce (some sources cite Maury Talbot), Floating Away (alsoknown as Sorrow Floats), Showtime, 1998
  • Stacey Keane, I Know What You Did (also known as Crimes of Passion: I Know What You Did and In Defense of Murder), ABC, 1998
  • Linda Wells, Two Babies: Switched at Birth (also known as Mistaken Identity and Switched at Birth), NBC, 1999
  • Cathy Sherman, Good Advice, HBO, 2001
  • Alex McGuire, Rush of Fear, Lifetime, 2003
  • Specials
  • Charlotte "Charlie" Meredith, "Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1978
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1987
  • The Prince's Trust Gala, TBS, 1989
  • Sarah Wise, "Separation" (also known as "Don't Hang Up"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1990
  • In a New Light '93, ABC, 1993
  • Just Cause, Oxygen Network, 2001
  • Herself, I Love the '80s Strikes Back, VH1, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2000
  • Presenter, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Presenter, Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World, Lifetime, 2003
  • Episodic
  • James at 15, NBC, 1977
  • "Mr. Potential," What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, NBC, 1978
  • Lori West, "Best of Friends," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1979
  • "Looking Good," Here's Boomer, NBC, 1981
  • "Butterfly," Insight, syndicated, 1983
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1986
  • Kara Dimly, "A Family Tree" (also known as "How to Survive a Family Tree"), Trying Times, PBS, 1987
  • Guest, Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET), syndicated, 1989
  • Guest, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 1989
  • Guest, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1989
  • Stephanie, "Good Sex, Bad Sex, What Sex, No Sex," thirtysomething,ABC, 1990
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1992
  • Caroline Widmer, "The Heart of a Saturday Night," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1996
  • Lilly Difideli, "Columbus Day," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's Gun), ABC, 1997
  • Herself, "All You Need Is Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.--Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2000
  • Arlene Potts, "Black Widow," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001
  • Helen, "Home Games," Going to California, Showtime, 2002
  • Guest, V Graham Norton, 2002
  • Herself, Visible Panty Lines, Oxygen Channel, 2002
  • Brenda Miller, "Character Evidence," The Practice, ABC, 2003
  • Julie, "Fagmalion Part 1: Gay It Forward," Will & Grace, NBC,2003
  • Julie, "Women and Children First," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003
  • Linda Ellis, "Junkyard Dog," The Henry Lee Project, CBS, 2003
  • Guest, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Angie Dickinson, Lifetime, 2003
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette, Lifetime, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Sherry Jaffe, "Liberally," The L Word, Showtime, 2004
  • Sherry Jaffe, "Looking Back," The L Word, Showtime, 2004
  • Sherry Jaffe, "Luck, Next Time," The L Word, Showtime, 2004
  • Guest, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Daisy, Daisy and Chess, Fox, 1995
  • Blue Tremaine, Tangled Up in Blue, ABC Family Channel, 2004
  • Other
  • Herself, L'aventure du grand bleu, 1989
  • Television Producer
  • Pilots
  • Tangled Up in Blue, ABC Family Channel, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Metamorphosis, Story Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975
  • Appeared in other productions.
  • Videos
  • (In archive footage) Herself in "Liberian Girl" video, Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film: Volume II, 1997
  • Pulp Fiction: The Facts, 2002
  • Music Videos
  • (And subject of the song) "Rosanna," by Toto, 1982
  • Also appeared in other music videos, including "Liberian Girl," by Michael Jackson and "Into the Grove," by Madonna.

Further Reference


    • Contemporary Newsmakers 1985, Issue Cumulation, Gale, 1986
    • Empire, Issue 48, 1993, pp. 46-47
    • Jersey Journal, 1988, p. 6
    • Movieline, September, 1999, p. 18

    User Contributions:

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    Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:02 am
    shouldnt Alexis be changed to actress considering shes now had gender reassignment surgery?

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