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Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer received her first Academy Award nomination in 1989 in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her role as the long-suffering Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons. In 1990, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) and received her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as the sexy chanteuse Susie Diamond in The Fabulous Baker Boys. She earned her third Academy Award nomination in 1993 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett in Love Field

Pfeiffer has also been honored with a BAFTA Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, National Board of Review Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award, and has also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and five additional Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances in The Age of InnocenceLove FieldFrankie and JohnnyThe Russia House and Married to the Mob

The celebrated actress first came to prominence in the cult classic Scarface in 1983 in the role of Elvira Hancock, the wife of Al Pacino's Tony Montana. The Universal Pictures American crime drama, directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, has become a cultural icon and was named by the American Film Institute in June 2008 as one of the ten greatest gangster films of all time.

Pfeiffer was most recently seen in Dark Shadows, a film that reunited her with Tim Burton on his big-screen take on the 1960s gothic vampire television series. The film also stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Eva Green.

In 2011, Pfeiffer was seen in New Line Cinema's New Year's Eve. Directed by Garry Marshall, the ensemble romantic comedy also stars Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashton Kutcher, among others. In 2009, Pfeiffer starred in Miramax Films' Chari. The film was directed by Stephen Frears and is based on the 1920 novel of the same name by French author Colette.

In 2007, Pfeiffer also appeared in the Golden Globenominated global sensation Hairspray opposite John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah and Zac Efron. That same year, Pfeiffer also appeared as evil witch Lamia in Paramount Pictures' fantasy epic Stardust, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The cast includes Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Ian McKellen, Rupert Everett and Sienna Miller.

In 2003, Pfeiffer lent her voice to DreamWorks' animated feature Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, with Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joseph Fiennes. She received a Screen Actors Guild nomination in 2002 for her role as the murderous mother Ingrid Magnussen in Warner Bros.' White Oleander. In 2001, she starred in the critically acclaimed I Am Sam opposite Sean Penn. In 2000, she starred in the summer blockbuster What Lies Beneath opposite Harrison Ford.

Pfeiffer's film credits also include The Story of UsA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Deep End of the OceanThe Prince of EgyptOne Fine DayTo Gillian on Her 37th BirthdayUp Close & PersonalDangerous MindsWolfBatman ReturnsThe Witches of EastwickTequila SunriseSweet Liberty and Ladyhawke

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Michelle Pfeiffer Facts

BirthdayApril 29, 1958 (65)
BirthplaceSanta Ana, California, USA
Height5' 7½" (1m71)  How tall is Michelle Pfeiffer compared to you?
Awards1990 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for The Fabulous Baker Boys)
1990 BAFTA Awards: Actress in a Supporting Role (for Dangerous Liaisons)

Selected Filmography

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
The Witches of Eastwick
Personal Effects
People Like Us
The Prince of Egypt
Batman Returns
Dark Shadows
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