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Rosanna Arquette has made her mark in independent and mainstream projects alike. Acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope, Arquette's first break came as a young teen in the movie of the week Harvest Home, directed by Leo Penn and starring Bette Davis, who took Arquette under her wing. She went on to play an asthmatic child in the Afterschool Special Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me and soon after that portrayed an alcoholic teen on the popular series James at 15.

Her role opposite Tommy Lee Jones in The Executioner's Song brought her great critical acclaim, as well as her subsequent performance in Martin Scorsese's After Hours. She reunited with Scorsese for his segment of New York Stories. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Susan opposite newcomer Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan.

Arquette's considerable acting talents have been showcased in such films as John Sayles' Baby It's You, Father and Sons, The Linguine Incident and Flight of the Intruder. Other films in which she has had featured parts include Silverado, S.O.B., Amazon Women On the Moon, Eight Million Ways to Die, More American Graffiti and Gorp, in which she made her film debut.

More recent credits include Do Me A Favor, an independent film directed by Sondra Locke; David Cronenberg's Crash; Quentin Tarantino's highly acclaimed Pulp Fiction; and Search and Destroy," a dark comedy executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by artist David Salle. She has also recently appeared in Floating Away for John Badham; Buffalo ‘66 for Vincent Gallo; Hope Floats, starring opposite Sandra Bullock for director Forest Whitaker; and Sugar Town for Allison Anders.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)