Michelle Pfeiffer :: Biography
Michelle Pfeiffer is a prominent American actress and singer. She was born on 29th of April, 1958 as Michelle Marie Pfeiffer. She debuted into the movie industry in 1980 with the film The Hollywood Knights but gained a lot of attention after her outstanding performance in the 1983 movie Scarface. During her career, she had given a lot of blockbuster and commercial hits such as What Lies Beneath (2000), Ladyhawke (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Into the Night (1985), Married to the Mob (1988), The Age of Innocence (1993), Tequila Sunrise (1988),Wolf (1994), Dangerous Minds (1995), Hairspray (2007), I Am Sam (2001) and many others. She was cast as Catwoman in the 1992 movie Batman Returns replacing Annette Being. For her great work in the movies she was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for six consecutive years from 1989 to 1994 for several categories.
She is a native of Santa Ana, California, United States, as she was born and spent her early life there. She was welcomed to the family as the second of the four children to father Richard Pfeiffer, who worked as an air conditioning and heating contractor and mother Donna who was a housewife. She has an elder brother Rick and two younger sisters Lori and Dedee. She has Dutch, German and Irish ancestry from her father’s side and Swedish and Swiss-German ancestry from her mother’s side. Her family later moved to Midway City, where she received her education. She graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1975. Then she attended Golden West College and worked as a check-out girl at the supermarket Vons. She tried to become a court stenographer but soon decided against it and wanted a career in acting instead. She acquired an agent as she won the Miss Orange County in 1978 and finished sixth in the Miss California beauty pageant, the same year.
She started her acting career with various television roles and few theatrical films. She landed her breakthrough role only in 1983 after being cast in the movie Scarface. There was no looking back after that and she continued to give numerous commercially and critically successful movies in the remaining of 80s decade. For her role in Dangerous Liaisons in 1988, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The 90s decade went likewise and she gave some notable performances in movies such as A Thousand Acres, One Fine Day, Dangerous Minds, Wolf, The Age of Innocence, Love Field, Batman Returns, Frankie and Johnny, The Russia House, are a few among others . The following decade she starred in the movies like I Am Sam, White Oleander and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. After that she took a four year long hiatus and returned to the movies with Hairspray in 2007. Her recent work can be seen in The Family, People Like Us, Dark Shadows and New Year's Eve.
Michelle met her future husband, actor Peter Horton during an acting class and they began dating. Eventually, they tied the knot in 1981. However, the couple could not mend the patches in their marriage and divorced in 1990. Then she got into a relationship with actor and producer Fisher Stevens and ended it after three years. She was set up into a blind date with David E. Kelley, television writer and producer and they started dating since January. They married on November of the same year. She was already processing for a legal adoption and adopted a baby girl, Claudia Rose, in March 1993 who was christened on their wedding day. She has a son, John Henry, born on August 1994. She is a supporter of American Cancer Society and Humane Society. She has the net worth of $80 million.
Pfeiffer stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches and has a hot bikini body. She likes experimenting with her hairstyles. She was rumored to have had plastic surgery as she looks youthful even at the age of 56. Her numerous fans and followers can follow her in her Twitter account and read her detailed biography on the Wikipedia.