Actresses

Michelle Pfeiffer Net Worth

Michelle Pfeiffer Net Worth is
$80 Million

Michelle Pfeiffer Biography

The American actress Michelle Marie Pfeiffer was born on 29 April 1958 in the city of Santa Ana,  California, USA, into a well-off middle class family. of very mixed European descent – German, French, Irish, English, Welsh, and Dutch on her father’s side, and Swiss-German and Swedish on her mother’s. Michelle Pfeiffer is one of the best-known names in Hollywood, and boasts numerous Golden Globe nominations – including the award Pfeiffer won in 1989, for her part in the romantic comedy-drama “The Fabulous Baker Boys” – and one BAFTA Award, for Best Supporting Actress in the 1988 historical drama “Dangerous Liaisons”. This recognition, and her fame and popularity among filmgoers, goes a long way in explaining Michelle Pfeiffer’s considerable net worth.

So just how rich is Michelle Pfeiffer? Sources estimate that Michelle has accrued a net worth of $80 million over her lengthy and successful acting career of over 30 years.

Michelle Pfeiffer Net Worth $80 Million

Growing up, Pfeiffer attended Fountain Valley High School, and was initially set on being a law-court stenographer. However, after winning a local beauty competition in 1978, Pfeiffer became intrigued by the possibility of a career in acting, and further success in the pageant “Miss California” sealed the deal. Soon after, Michelle Pfeiffer attracted the attention of a professional acting agent, who opened the doors for her first auditions. An early blunder in appearing as one of the lead stars of the 1982 musical film “Grease 2” – sequel to the original “Grease” of 1978, which had featured John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – almost cost Pfeiffer her career, as she found herself associated with a film that had been an utter commercial and critical failure.

However, Michelle Pfeiffer didn’t give up, and with the help of producer Martin Bregman, Pfeiffer landed a part in Brian de Palma’s 1983 cult classic crime drama “Scarface” alongside Al Pacino. Largely considered her breakout role, Michelle Pfeiffer received widespread acclaim for her performance, which paved the way for future roles in the hugely successful 1987 comedy-fantasy “The Witches of Eastwick”, where she appeared with Jack Nicholson and the popular singer and actress Cher, and Pfeiffer’s first Golden Globe-award performance in “The Fabulous Baker Boys”. These successes certainly had a part in ensuring Michelle Pfeiffer’s net worth continued to grow at an impressive pace, even in this early part of her career. In the years since, and despite a four-year break from acting between 2003 and 2007 to spend time with her family, Michelle Pfeiffer has continued to make successful and critically acclaimed performances in a number of high-profile films, including the successful 2007 musical film “Hairspray”. Altogether, Michelle has appeared in over 40 films, and well over 20 TV series’ and shows.

Still. the actress has been quoted as believing that her best performances are still ahead of her, and so continues to remain active in the film industry, set to appear in several upcoming productions.

In her personal life, today, Michelle Pfeiffer lives with her husband of over twenty years, writer and producer David E. Kelley. They have two children together – their adopted daughter Claudia, and their son John.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameMichelle Pfeiffer
Net Worth$80 Million
Date Of BirthApril 29, 1958
Place Of BirthSanta Ana, California, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
ProfessionFilm actress
EducationFountain Valley High School, Golden West College
NationalityAmerican
SpouseDavid E. Kelley (m. 1993), Peter Horton (m. 1981–1988)
ChildrenClaudia Rose Pfeiffer, John Henry Kelley
ParentsRichard Pfeiffer, Donna Pfeiffer
SiblingsDedee Pfeiffer, Lori Pfeiffer, Rick Pfeiffer
NicknamesMichelle Marie Pfeiffer , Michele Pfeiffer
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Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Pfeiffer
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AwardsBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1988), National Board of Review Award and National Society of Film Critics Awardfor Best Actress, Chicago, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama (1989), Elvira Notari Prize (1993), Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast (2007),
NominationsMiss Orange County beauty pageant (1978), Miss California (1978, 6th position)
Movies“Scarface” , “The Witches of Eastwick”, "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989), “Hairspray” (2007), “Dangerous Liaisons”, "The Russia House" (1989), Love Field" (1992), "Hairspray" (2009)
TV Shows"B.A.D. Cats" (1980), "Fantasy Island" (1978), "Delta House" (1979), "The Simpsons" (1993), "The Wizard of Lies" (2017)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has twice missed the opportunity to work with one of her idols, Meryl Streep , first in Working Girl (1988) and then in A Prairie Home Companion (2006) , which she dropped out of to film I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007).
2Before moving to Northern California in 2003-2004, she lived in the affluent Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her neighbors included Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, O.J. Simpson and Roseanne Barr.
3Turned down Still Alice (2014). Julianne Moore was cast instead and ended up winning an Oscar for the role.
4Shortly after coming to Hollywood, Pfeiffer was introduced to "Breatharianism", a cult which 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 Reverend Moon Sung Moon's Unification Church. She realized that the psychological manipulation described by former Moon-members was similar to her experience with "Breatharianism".
5Mentioned in the songs "Riptide" by Vance Joy and "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.
6Was auditioned and rejected for the role of "Tiffany Wells" in Charlie's Angels (1976).
7Lost out to Daryl Hannah for the lead role in Ron Howard's Splash (1984).
8Was considered for the part of Marilyn Lovell (née Gerlach, wife of astronaut Jim Lovell) in Apollo 13 (1995).
9Was offered a role in Lorenzo's Oil (1992) but backed out due to scheduling conflicts from Batman Returns (1992). The role ultimately went to Susan Sarandon.
10Turned down the part of "Suzanne" in To Die For (1995).
11Michelle is a fan of Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Judi Dench.
12Other actresses considered for Pfeiffer's breakthrough role in Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983) included Karen Allen, Sally Field, Kathleen Quinlan, Marilu Henner, Debra Winger, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Melanie Griffith, Kirstie Alley, Diane Keaton, Glenn Close and Amy Irving.
13In March 2004 Pfeiifer was attached to star in a remake of Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957). She was attached to star as Marlene Deitrich's character Christine Helm Vole. Her husband David E. Kelley was penning and adapting the screenplay. Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard advised, "The role of Christine was written for someone like Michelle Pfeiffer. She'd be perfect in it. She's gorgeous, sultry and superbly talented. Would my grandmother approve? Definitely. It'll be one of the biggest films ever based on an Agatha Christie work." Unfortunately the project was put on hold.
14Has been vegan since June 2012.
15After almost 20 years to the day, she has reunited with two former directors for new projects. Garry Marshall, who directed Pfeiffer in Frankie and Johnny (1991), is directing her in New Year's Eve (2011), and Tim Burton, who directed her in Batman Returns (1992), is directing her in Dark Shadows (2012).
16Reportedly turned down the chance to star opposite Pierce Brosnan in the romantic comedy, Some Kind of Beautiful (2014).
17Was the original choice for the female lead in City Island (2009).
18Briefly considered taking on the lead role in the boxing drama Against the Ropes (2004). When Pfeiffer passed, Meg Ryan was cast in the film, which went on to become a failure at the box office.
19Michelle was under serious consideration for the role of "Maria" in the big-screen adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Brian De Palma, who had directed the actress in Scarface (1983), was eager to work with her again. However, she instead opted for the role in another literary film adaptation, The Russia House (1990). Melanie Griffith was then cast as "Maria" and received a Razzie nomination as Worst Actress for the role, while Michelle went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for her performance.
20Kate Nelligan has been her co-star in three films: Frankie and Johnny (1991), Wolf (1994) and Up Close & Personal (1996).
21Pfeiffer was already in the process of adopting a child by the time she met future husband David E. Kelley. They had only been together for two months when their daughter Claudia Rose was added to their family.
22Was offered the Julia Roberts role in Pretty Woman (1990).
23Was considered for the Marcia Gay Harden's role in Mystic River (2003).
24Empire Magazine voted her the 3rd sexiest movie star ever in 1995. 1st was Johnny Depp and 2nd was Marilyn Monroe.
25Was considered for the role of Golly in Nickelodeon's screen adaptation of Harriet the Spy (1996) that went to Rosie O'Donnell.
26While Pfeiffer was involved with her own production company "Via Rose Productions", she had a few projects in development. They included a biopic of singer Marianne Faithfull, artist Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as a sci-fi/drama, a female basketball coach, a project where she would play a tabloid journalist called "Privacy", also included in the mix are one about the Rosewood Education Center in South Central Los Angeles, where gang members help and work with handicap kids. Another script in development was where she would play an undercover drug agent in a project called, "The Ice Queen", based on the true story of DEA agent Heidi Landgraf who posed as a drug queen and ended up sending 200 dealers to jail.
27She was offered the role of Slim Keith in Infamous (2006). She turned down the role and it was then given to Hope Davis.
28Turned down the Ashley Judd role in Double Jeopardy (1999).
29A potentially very interesting role that got away from Michelle was "Mistress of the Seas", to be directed by Paul Verhoeven and produced by Jon Peters. It was to have centered around the true story of two female pirates, "Anne Bonny" and "Mary Read", who sailed the seas with "Calico Jack" in the Caribbean during the 18th Century. Michelle and Geena Davis were to be involved, but Geena had already signed up to do her own pirate flick, Cutthroat Island (1995), and Michelle, after meetings with Verhoeven, withdrew from the project, stating that all the conversations "were about how much skin I would show".
30Passion of Mind (2000) was originally developed for Pfeiffer in the late 1980s, but by the time it was finally ready to go into production a decade later, she was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, and the film became a vehicle for Demi Moore.
31Was considered for the role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) that was played by Jennifer Jason Leigh.
32Was tested and rejected by Franco Zeffirelli for the role of Jade Butterfield in Endless Love (1981). In the end, Zeffirelli chose Brooke Shields, a very young actress for the role, a decision she later wanted to regret.
33Turned down the role of the Angel of death in A Prairie Home Companion (2006). The role went to Virginia Madsen.
34Before the role in Chéri (2009) went to Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange was attached to play the lead, and was attached to the project for a number of years. She has credit as a producer on the film.
35Was considered for a part in Working Girl (1988) along with Meryl Streep. The roles eventually went to Melanie Griffith (replacing Pfeiffer) and Sigourney Weaver (replacing Streep).
36Said she wanted to star in a Grease remake with Jessica Simpson.
37Was attached to star in two romantic comedies in 2004. One was "Taming Ben Taylor" (2004) with Kevin Costner and the other was "She's Gone" (2004), a romantic comedy about a couple whose marriage is at a crossroads. It was to be produced by Armyan Bernstein and Mark Johnson for Disney.
38Auditoned for the role in Urban Cowboy (1980) that eventually went to Debra Winger.
39Was considered for the role in Bugsy (1991) that eventually went to Annette Bening.
40In the mid-1990s, she was attached to star in a remake of The Innocents (1961) starring Deborah Kerr, based on the Henry James novel "The Turn of the Screw".
41Turned down the role of Ginger McKenna in Casino (1995), because she had already played a similar role in Scarface (1983). The part eventually went to Sharon Stone.
42According to her interview in Premiere Magazine in 1999, she would really like to work with: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt.
43Was considered for the lead role in Mamma Mia! (2008) that eventually went to Meryl Streep.
44She is best friends with Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, and close friends with Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Gina Gershon, Martin Scorsese, Cher, Melanie Griffith, Vonda Shepard, James Spader, Jeff Goldblum, Matthew Broderick, Giorgio Armani, Ellen Barkin, Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Sarandon,.
45Empire Magazine voted her the 33rd sexiest movie star in December 2007.
46Good friends with Ellen Barkin.
47Was voted by Empire Magazine as 13th Greatest actress of her time (out of 50 actresses) 2004.
48When she was in her twenties, strangers would come up to her thinking she was Debbie Harry from the band Blondie. Not surprisingly, Harry stated in an interview that if she could choose any actress to play her in a film, she would choose Pfeiffer.
49One of her favorite films is The Wizard of Oz (1939).
50Has been very good friends with Cher since working together on The Witches of Eastwick (1987).
51Was nominated for 6 consecutive Golden Globe Awards from 1989-1994.
52Has worked with four live-action Batmans. First, she appeared in Batman Returns (1992), with Michael Keaton. She worked with Val Kilmer ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) {One Too Many (#13.7)} and The Prince of Egypt (1998). In One Fine Day (1996), she works with George Clooney, and in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), she works with Christian Bale.
53Has been an an avid oil painter for most of her life.
54Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 6, 2007.
55Was offered the role of Clarice Starling, in the movie The Silence of the Lambs (1991), that eventually went to Jodie Foster.
56In an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll, she placed second in the category of Best Modern Actress; beaten only by Meryl Streep [September 1999].
57In 1999, joined the "12 million dollar club".
58Was considered for the role of Eva Perón in Evita (1996), and when the film was to be directed by Oliver Stone, she even had taken a good few months voice training for the role.
59Sister-in-law of Jude Cole and Kevin Ryan. Ex-sister-in-law of Gregory Fein.
60Turned down the role of the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005); she was the only major Hollywood star offered the role.
61Chosen by People Magazine as one of the most intriguing people of 1988 and 1989.
62Voted by Biography Magazine readers as the most beautiful woman of the 1990s.
63Barbara Walters called her and Julia Roberts the most beautiful people she has ever interviewed.
64Was chosen to be on the cover of the first ever "People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" issue in 1990; appeared on the list a record 6 times (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999) and the first person to appear on the cover of the special issue twice (1990 and 1999).
65During an A&E Biography (1987), she said that her Catwoman costume from Batman Returns (1992) was vacuum-sealed once she was fitted into it for scenes, so she actually had only a short amount of time to perform before she would have to have it opened or she could become light-headed and pass out.
66Michelle's paternal grandfather was of German descent, and Michelle's paternal grandmother had English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, and Irish ancestry. On her mother's side, Michelle is of Swiss-German and Swedish descent.
67Actor Val Kilmer wrote poetry for her.
68Older sister of Lori Pfeiffer, and Dedee Pfeiffer.
69Attended Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California and graduated in 1976.
70There was a study done of the faces of beautiful women, quantifying the ratio of the width of the mouth to the width of the nose, attempting to find the perfect proportions for the perfect face of feminine beauty (the ratio turns out to be something like 1.7). The movie star with the most perfect proportions for feminine facial beauty, based on this measure, turns out to be Michelle Pfeiffer.
71Her first job as a performer was playing "Alice" from Alice in Wonderland (1951) at Disneyland in the Main Street Electrical Parade in the mid-1970s.
72Studied acting under Geraldine Page at workshop at Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.
73Accidentally cut Al Pacino with broken glass while auditioning for Scarface (1983).
74Has an adopted daughter named Claudia Rose (born in 1993) and a son named John Henry (born in 1994) with husband David E. Kelley, named after David's father.
75While a teenage clerk at Vons Grocery Store in California, c. 1974, she learned to tie maraschino cherry stems in knots with her tongue.
76Turned down the Sharon Stone role in Basic Instinct (1992).
77The character Catwoman/Selina Kyle, who she played in Batman Returns (1992), was voted #3 in Empire's "69 Sexiest Movie Characters of All Time". [2000]
78Does her own singing in Grease 2 (1982), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Hairspray (2007).
79Replaced Annette Bening as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), due to the former actress' pregnancy.
80Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#3). [1995]
81Michelle's name was misspelled as 'Michele' in the credits of her film, Callie & Son (1981).
82Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
83Was voted Best Dressed Female Movie Star. [1997]
84Won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant.
85She thought about looking for a man to father a child with "no strings attached," but decided to adopt instead. She adopted a daughter, 'Claudia Rose'.
86Born at 8:11am-PDT.
87Ranked #39 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
88Used to work in a clothing store.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
What Lies Beneath (2000)$10,500,000
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)$12,000,000
Dangerous Minds (1995)$6,000,000
Wolf (1994)$6,000,000
Batman Returns (1992)$3,000,000
Frankie and Johnny (1991)$3,000,000


Quotes

#Quote
1[In 1990, recalling her early days in Hollywood] I remember that I used to get on the phone with Ellen Barkin. We were both unemployed. Nobody would hire us. Every part that we wanted, Debra Winger would steal. We could not get a job and we'd be hysterical for hours on the phone, bitching and moaning and kvetching.
2(On Grease 2 (1982)) "That film was a good experience for me. It taught me a valuable lesson. Before it even came out the hype had started. Maxwell and I were being thrust down the public's throat in huge full page advertisements. There was no way we could live up to any of that and we didn't. So the crash was very loud. But it did teach me not to have expectations."
3[on Johnny Depp] -- Johnny is one of the most iconic actors in cinema history. He was always on my bucket list.
4I really thought One Fine Day (1996) was a good movie. I know why it did badly. It was released at a bad time. Perhaps if it had been released at a better time it would have done better. But there are so many variables. It's just all a big crapshoot.
5[on Married to the Mob (1988)] It's a good one, I think. I had a great time on that with Jonathan Demme.
6[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 together. It was like all the actors were in the trenches together. Working without a script doesn't work very well. We had a finished script but it wasn't one everyone was satisfied with. There were constant changes and there was a lot of drama. It's very rarely a positive to start without a solid foundation. It works sometimes.
7[on Shaquille O'Neal] He was so sweet to my son [John Henry, 14] at a game a few years ago. We have this great photo of him sitting by Shaq's feet, and I swear my son and his feet are the same size.
8[on Anne Hathaway] Oh, I think she's great. I'm actually very much looking forward to seeing her in the role (Catwoman). I'm a big fan of hers and I think she has everything you need for that role. She has the humor, she can go to dark places, shes obviously very talented. I think she's going to be really good.
9I can't believe I'm saying this but I'd like to do an action movie. Yeah (I have done some action), but, I want to be like the Kiefer Sutherland character in 24. Jack Bauer? I want to be like him! I want to kick butt.
10The loss of youth, the loss of beauty - it definitely plays havoc with your psyche. There's this transition from, 'Wow, she looks really young for her age,' to, 'She looks great for her age.' There is certainly a mourning process to that. I used to think I would never have surgery but it's really hard to say never.
11I still think I'm going to be fired in the first week of every new job I take. Always. In fact, before I even start a movie I'll try to get myself fired or think of a reason I should quit. I guess it's fear of failure.
12I can't see myself ever retiring. Ever. I started working part-time when I was 14 and still at school. And I've never stopped. From the moment I started, I loved it, and I feel like I always need to be productive in some way. But who knows? I may not always be acting; I hope I am. [2012]
13I love Robert Zemeckis. I would do the yellow pages if he was directing [October 2000 while promoting What Lies Beneath (2000)].
14There's always those performances which are so inspiring they are reminders of why you're in this business, and what you strive for and they continue to raise the bar for everyone. Like seeing Daniel Day-Lewis in just about anything that he does. He continues to inspire me.
15I remember that I used to get on the phone with Ellen Barkin. We were both unemployed. Nobody would hire us. For every part that we wanted, Debra Winger would steal. We could not get a job and we'd be hysterical for hours on the phone, bitching and moaning and kvetching. [Interview in Esquire, 1990].
16[on George Clooney while on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) BBC, 1 August 2007] He's just a great guy, great with kids. I bet him he would get married and he keeps inflating the bet - from 100 dollars to 100,000 dollars. I still think he will, he's a handsome devil.
17I look over and I've cut Al Pacino. This is the guy who already hates me. So, well, there goes that, I guess! But I actually think it's when he began to like me. And we've been good friends ever since. I got the job. (July 2007 Inside the Actors Studio (1994)).
18[on having to turn down the part of Evita which eventually went to Madonna)] It was a very hard decision. I worked my ass off for that part. I was 6 months pregnant, doing Dangerous Minds (1995), taking voice lessons, and making demos on the weekend. Then, it got too expensive to keep the production in Los Angeles.
19Interview with Movieline April 2002: (On being asked who do you find ravishing?) I find Cate Blanchett just so beautiful, so chameleon-like, so good in such different things. Brad Pitt is great looking. He's pretty cute and I'd like to work with him, too. There are people I love on- screen that I would love to work with. I adore George Clooney and I'd love to work with him again. I'd love to work with Ralph Fiennes. I'd love to work with Sean Penn again. I also find my husband very, very attractive.
20If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait till you hit 50 - and I was surprised at how liberating it was. The anticipation of something is always much worse than the reality.
21It seems that my leading men just keep getting younger the older I get. [at the Berlin Film Festival whilst promoting Chéri (2009)]
22It's my profound fear of embarrassment that's kept me going. That's the key to my success.
23(From Movieline magazine April 2002) People like Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep have paved the way and our window of opportunity expands incrementally year by year. Obviously, the kind of roles I'm offered are different than before, but I feel like the roles have only gotten more interesting. I want to grow up to be Judi Dench or Ellen Burstyn. The older we get, the less we work, but look at the work just those two women are doing. It gets deeper.
24[on her role as "Velma Von Tussle" in Hairspray (2007)] It's a lot of fun to play mean and sinister - but you certainly put yourself at risk for scenery chewing. And, every once in a while, Adam [Adam Shankman, the director] would come over to me after a take and say, "Hey, Michelle - is there a chair leg in your teeth?"
25Acting's an odd profession for a young person; it's so extreme. You work, and the conditions are tough and the process is so immersive, and then it stops, and then there's nothing. So you have to find ways of making you feel productive when you're not actually producing anything. For a young person, that's really challenging.
26For 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.
27I have to say this singing was harder than any I've done before. The melodies are so fast that you can barely get a breath in. But once I got past the 'Oh my God, what have I gotten myself into' phase, it was so much fun to sing again.
28I was shocked at the prejudice, voiced in some quarters, over my decision to adopt a mixed-race baby. It's really surprising that people still put so much emphasis on it. None of us are pure anything. We're all a mixture. Claudia is a beautiful child, and some of the most beautiful people I've seen in the world have been of mixed race. As mother of both an adopted child and my own birth-child, there is absolutely no difference in the huge amount of love I feel for both my children. I always knew I wanted to adopt a child and also have one of my own. There is no difference at all.
29Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?
30I act for free, but I demand a huge salary as compensation for all the annoyance of being a public personality. In that sense, I earn every dime I make.
31[on cosmetic surgery] "If that nose or those jowls bother you, do it! But this epidemic of people losing sight of what looks good, the distortion that has been going on is creepy."
32[on wearing her costume in Batman Returns (1992) for the first time]: "I thought to myself 'I can't move, I can't breathe, I can't think. I'm unhappy. I can't act'."
33[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."
34I 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.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USACinema Icon Award
2008Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalHairspray (2007)Nikki Blonsky

Amanda Bynes

Zac Efron

Allison Janney

Elijah Kelley

Queen Latifah

James Marsden

Brittany Snow

John Travolta

Christopher Walken
2007Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 6 August. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
2007Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearHairspray (2007)Nikki Blonsky

John Travolta

Queen Latifah

Christopher Walken

Amanda Bynes

James Marsden

Brittany Snow

Zac Efron

Elijah Kelley

Allison Janney
2002KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressWhite Oleander (2002)
2002SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressWhite Oleander (2002)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - SuspenseWhat Lies Beneath (2000)
1999Best ActressVerona Love Screens Film FestivalA Thousand Acres (1997)Jessica Lange

Jennifer Jason Leigh
1997Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Comedy/RomanceOne Fine Day (1996)
1996Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - DramaDangerous Minds (1995)
1996Icon AwardElle Women in Hollywood Awards
1995Woman of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1994ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of the Year
1993Elvira Notari PrizeVenice Film FestivalThe Age of Innocence (1993)Martin Scorsese
1993Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1993Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest ActressLove Field (1992)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1990BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleDangerous Liaisons (1988)
1990CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1990NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1982Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016All Def Movie AwardAll Def Movie AwardsMost Helpful White PersonDangerous Minds (1995)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie Icon
2009EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Defying Age and AgeismPersonal Effects (2009)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressStardust (2007)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastHairspray (2007)Nikki Blonsky

Amanda Bynes

Paul Dooley

Zac Efron

Allison Janney

Elijah Kelley

James Marsden

Queen Latifah

Brittany Snow

Jerry Stiller

John Travolta

Christopher Walken
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHairspray (2007)Nikki Blonsky

Amanda Bynes

Paul Dooley

Zac Efron

Allison Janney

Elijah Kelley

James Marsden

Queen Latifah

Brittany Snow

Jerry Stiller

John Travolta

Christopher Walken
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)White Oleander (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleWhite Oleander (2002)
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressWhite Oleander (2002)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressWhat Lies Beneath (2000)
1999Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Story of Us (1999)Bruce Willis
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Prince of Egypt (1998)Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics by)

Sally Dworsky (performed by)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Cinematic MomentThe Prince of Egypt (1998)Val Kilmer

Sandra Bullock

Jeff Goldblum

Ralph Fiennes
1997Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActressOne Fine Day (1996)
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceDangerous Minds (1995)
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsMost Desirable FemaleDangerous Minds (1995)
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressWolf (1994)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Age of Innocence (1993)
1994DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)The Age of Innocence (1993)
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleLove Field (1992)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaLove Field (1992)
1993Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActressBatman Returns (1992)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsMost Desirable FemaleBatman Returns (1992)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissBatman Returns (1992)Michael Keaton
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalFrankie and Johnny (1991)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Russia House (1990)
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1991People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actress
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleDangerous Liaisons (1988)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalMarried to the Mob (1988)
1989CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDangerous Liaisons (1988)
1986Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressLadyhawke (1985)
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Motion Picture ActressGrease 2 (1982)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThe Age of Innocence (1993)
1992NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressLove Field (1992)
1989NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressDangerous Liaisons (1988)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder on the Orient Express2017post-productionMrs. Hubbard
Mother!2017post-production
The Wizard of Lies2017TV MovieRuth Madoff
Where Is Kyra?2017Kyra
The Family2013/IMaggie Blake
People Like Us2012Lillian
Dark Shadows2012Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
New Year's Eve2011Ingrid (segment "Resolution Tour")
Personal Effects2009Linda
Chéri2009Lea
Stardust2007Lamia
Hairspray2007Velma Von Tussle
I Could Never Be Your Woman2007Rosie
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas2003Eris (voice)
White Oleander2002Ingrid Magnussen
I Am Sam2001Rita Harrison Williams
What Lies Beneath2000Claire Spencer
The Story of Us1999Katie Jordan
A Midsummer Night's Dream1999Titania
The Deep End of the Ocean1999Beth Cappadora
The Prince of Egypt1998Tzipporah (voice)
A Thousand Acres1997Rose Cook Lewis
One Fine Day1996Melanie Parker
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday1996Gillian Lewis
Up Close & Personal1996Tally Atwater
Dangerous Minds1995Louanne Johnson
Coolio featuring LV: Gangsta's Paradise1995Video shortLouanne Johnson
Picket Fences1995TV SeriesClient
Wolf1994Laura Alden
The Simpsons1993TV SeriesMindy Simmons
The Age of Innocence1993Countess Ellen Olenska
Love Field1992Louise Irene 'Lurene' Hallett
Batman Returns1992Catwoman Selina Kyle
Frankie and Johnny1991Frankie
The Russia House1990Katya
The Fabulous Baker Boys1989Susie Diamond
Dangerous Liaisons1988Madame de Tourvel
Tequila Sunrise1988Jo Ann
Married to the Mob1988Angela de Marco
Great Performances1987TV SeriesNatica Jackson
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
The Witches of Eastwick1987Sukie Ridgemont
Sweet Liberty1986Faith Healy
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV SeriesAnnie
Ladyhawke1985Isabeau
Into the Night1985Diana
Scarface1983Elvira Hancock
Grease 21982Stephanie
The Children Nobody Wanted1981TV MovieJennifer Williams
Splendor in the Grass1981TV MovieGinny Stamper
Callie & Son1981TV MovieSue Lynn Bordeaux (as Michele Pfeiffer)
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen1981Cordelia
Fantasy Island1978-1981TV SeriesDeborah Dare Athena
Falling in Love Again1980Sue Wellington (1940's)
Enos1980TV SeriesJoy
The Hollywood Knights1980Suzie Q
B.A.D. Cats1980TV SeriesSamantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
CHiPs1979TV SeriesJobina
The Solitary Man1979TV MovieTricia
Delta House1979TV SeriesThe Bombshell

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hairspray2007performer: " The Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs" 2002, "Big, Blonde and Beautiful Reprise" 2007
The Deep End of the Ocean1999performer: "The Bunny Song"
The Prince of Egypt1998performer: "When You Believe"
Muppets Tonight1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
Up Close & Personal1996performer: "The Impossible Dream"
Love Field1992performer: "The Green Grass Grew All Around" - uncredited
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentary performer: "Voices that Care"
The Fabulous Baker Boys1989music: "The Pea Song" / performer: "Feelings", "More Than You Know", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Ten Cents a Dance", "The Look of Love", "Makin' Whoopee", "The Pea Song", "My Funny Valentine"
Married to the Mob1988performer: "Some Enchanted Evening"
The Witches of Eastwick1987performer: "Someone To Watch Over Me"
Grease 21982performer: "Who's That Guy?", "Love Will Turn Back the Hands of Time", "Score Tonight", "Girl for All Seasons", "Rock-a-Hula-Luau Summer Is Coming", "Cool Rider", "We'll Be Together"
The Children Nobody Wanted1981TV Movie performer: "Happy Birthday to You", "Deck the Halls", "Good King Wenceslas" - uncredited
Splendor in the Grass1981TV Movie performer: "Everybody's Wild About Mabel"
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen1981performer: "Happy Birthday to You"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Thousand Acres1997producer - uncredited
One Fine Day1996executive producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013Documentary special thanks
Batman Returns: Rob Burman on Mold Making and Costumes2012Documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight2005Video documentary short special thanks
Being John Malkovich1999acknowledgment
B.B. King: Into the Night1985Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2007-2017TV SeriesHerself
Today2017TV SeriesHerself
Ok! TV2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2017TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlie Rose2001-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan2007-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2013TV Series shortHerself
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Project2011TV SeriesHerself
Close Up2011TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee / Actress
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHerself
Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden2011TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience (uncredited)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Días de cine2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
The View2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Cast in a Motion Picture
Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth2007Video documentary shortHerself
You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray'2007Video documentaryHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Getaway2007TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity traveller
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HBO First Look1998-2007TV Series documentary shortHerself
'Hairspray' Extentions2007Video documentary shortHerself
It's 'Hairspray'!2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Search for Tracy Turnblad2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Reichen Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight2005Video documentary shortHerself
Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman2005Video documentary shortHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '032003TV SpecialHerself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
La semaine du cinéma2002TV SeriesHerself
Becoming Sam2002Video documentary shortHerself
Exclusif2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MADtv2001TV SeriesHerself
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Actress- Suspense
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Mundo VIP1998-2000TV SeriesHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Telling the Story of Us1999TV Short documentaryHerself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Annual Museum of TV and Radio Honors. A Salute to Jerry Seinfeld and David E. Kelly1998TV MovieHerself
The Uttmost1998DocumentaryHerself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture - Drama
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Maury1997TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese1997TV Special documentaryHerself
Muppets Tonight1996TV SeriesHerself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Hasty Pudding Awards1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHerself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Discovering Women1994TV Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
CBS This Morning1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Innocence and Experience: The Making of 'The Age of Innocence'1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Choir Member
Omnibus1991TV Series documentaryHerself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: International Segment
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee & Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck1987TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
B.B. King: Into the Night1985Video documentary shortThe saxophonist / Diana (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHerself
The Fabulous Allan Carr2017DocumentaryHerself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011-2012TV SeriesMadame de Tourvel Samantha Jensen Diana
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
Banda sonora2012TV SeriesEllen Olenska
60/902008TV SeriesCatwoman
Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous2007TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
20 to 12007TV Series documentarySusie Diamond
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesMadame Marie de Tourvel
The Many Faces of Catwoman2005Video documentary shortHerself
Beyond Batman: Sleek, Sexy and Sinister - The Costumes of Batman Returns2005Video documentary shortHerself
The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself
VH1 Goes Inside2004TV Series documentary
Cher: The Farewell Tour2003TV Movie documentarySukie Ridgemont
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialRita Harrison Williams (uncredited)
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros2001TV Movie documentaryCatwoman
Hollywood Remembers2000TV Series documentary
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentarySusie Diamond Melanie Parker Titania
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Antes de ser famosos1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHerself
Before They Were Famous1997TV SeriesHerself
The Simpsons1994TV SeriesMindy Simmons
Troldspejlet1992TV SeriesHerself / Catwoman
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