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Alicia Witt

Working with acclaimed directors such as David Lynch, Cameron Crowe and John Waters, the multi-talented actress Alicia Witt has shown her versatility whether it is on screen, television, or stage.

Witt can currently be seen on USA Network/NBC drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent as detective Nola Falacci opposite Chris Noth. She is temporarily replacing Julianne Nicholson, in an eight episode arc.

Alicia made her film debut in David Lynch's Dune and by the age of fourteen, received her high school diploma and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. Once in Los Angeles, Lynch cast her in his cult classic television series, Twin Peaks as Gersten Hayward, a part that he had written specifically for Witt. Following this, Lynch utilized Alicia's talents once again in his HBO trilogy, Hotel Room, in which she portrayed a young woman with multiple personality disorder.

In 1994, Witt appeared in the critically acclaimed Fun, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Rafal Zielinski, depicts a tale of two disturbed young girls whose quest for fun leads them to murder. Witt received the Special Jury Recognition Award at Sundance and a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.

Witt combined her acting talents with her skills as a classically trained pianist in the romantic comedy, Playing Mona Lisa. For this role, she won a Best Actress Award at the US Comedy Arts Festival. Alicia recently completed her directorial debut with the short film Belinda's Swan Song, which she also wrote. The film premiered at the 2006 Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Additional film credits include Paramount's Last Holiday with Queen Latifah, the critically acclaimed film The Upside of Anger, the romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice, opposite Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock, John Waters' film Cecil B. Demented, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky opposite Tom Cruise, Mr. Holland's Opus, opposite Richard Dreyfuss, Quentin Tarantino's Four Rooms with Tim Roth, Madonna, and Lili Taylor. Other film credits include American Girl, Mike Figgis' Liebstraum, Bodies, Rest and Motion, starring Tim Roth and Bridget Fonda, and Bongwater opposite Luke Wilson.

On television, Witt has made guest appearances on the phenomenally successful HBO series, The Sopranos and the Emmy award winning Ally McBeal. She previously starred for four seasons as Cybill Shepherd's daughter Zoey on the hit sitcom Cybill.

On stage, Witt made her London West End debut in Spring 2004 in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things and appeared on-stage at London's Royal Court Theatre in Terry Johnson's Piano/Forte in the Fall of 2006. Over the past year and half, Alicia has begun writing and performing original music on stage in New York and Los Angeles. Her songs can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/aliciawittmusic. Witt currently lives in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Alicia Witt Facts

Birth NameAlicia Roanne Witt
BirthdayAugust 21, 1975 (47)
BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Alicia Witt compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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