Biography: Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer has received numerous honors for her work on the big screen, including three Academy Award® nominations. Her first Oscar® nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, came in 1989 for her portrayal of the long-suffering Madame de Tourvel in the Stephen Frears-directed period drama Dangerous Liaisons, also winning a BAFTA Award in the same category.
The following year, Pfeiffer earned Oscar® and BAFTA Award nominations and won a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actress, for her performance as sexy chanteuse Susie Diamond in The Fabulous Baker Boys, opposite Jeff and Beau Bridges. For her role in that film, Pfeiffer was also named Best Actress by a number of critics groups, including the New York, Los Angeles and Chicago Film Critics, the National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics.
Pfeiffer received another Best Actress Oscar® nod, as well as another Golden Globe nomination, for her work as Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett in Love Field. In addition, she has received Golden Globe nominations, all for Best Actress, for her performances in The Age of Innocence, Frankie and Johnny, The Russia House and Married to the Mob.
She was also recognized by her peers with a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in White Oleander. She later shared in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, as part of the ensemble of the 2007 hit musical Hairspray.
Later this summer Pfeiffer stars in the drama People Like Us, directed by Alex Kurtzman. Her recent film credits also include Garry Marshall‘s all-star ensemble comedy New Year’s Eve; Cheri, which reunited her with Stephen Frears; and the epic fantasy Stardust, with Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Rupert Everett and Ricky Gervais.
Pfeiffer previously collaborated with Dark Shadows director Tim Burton when she played Catwoman in Batman Returns. Among her many other film credits are I Am Sam, with Sean Penn; Robert Zemeckis‘ What Lies Beneath, opposite Harrison Ford; Rob Reiner‘s The Story of Us; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Deep End of the Ocean; One Fine Day, opposite George Clooney; the title role in To Gillian on her 37th Birthday; Up Close & Personal, opposite Robert Redford; Dangerous Minds; Mike Nichols‘ Wolf, with Jack Nicholson; The Witches of Eastwick, also with Nicholson; Robert Towne‘s Tequila Sunrise; Sweet Liberty; Ladyhawke; and Brian De Palma‘s Scarface, opposite Al Pacino. In addition, she has lent her voice to the animated features Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and The Prince of Egypt.
This Biography/Filmography of Michelle Pfeiffer is courtesy of Warner Brothers