Arquette, Rosanna 1959–

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ARQUETTE, Rosanna 1959


Full name, Rosanna Lauren Arquette; born August 10, 1959, in New York, NY; daughter of Lewis (an actor and director of an improvisational comedy group) and Mardi (a poet and political activist) Arquette; granddaughter of Cliff Arquette (an actor and humorist; known as Charley Weaver); sister of Patricia Arquette (an actress), Alexis Arquette (an actor), David Arquette (an actor), and Richmond Arquette (an actor and writer); married first husband, 1977 (divorced, 1978); married James Newton Howard (a composer and musician), September 13, 1986 (divorced, 1987); married John Sidel (a recording executive and restaurateur), December, 1993 (marriage ended); engaged to David Codikow (a lawyer, executive, and producer); children: (third marriage) Zoe Blue Sidel (some sources cite Zoe Bleu Sidel). Education: Studied acting with Sandra Seacat. Avocational Interests: Cooking.

Addresses: Agent Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Jason Weinberg, Untitled Entertainment, 8436 West Third St., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress, director, and producer. Worked at Renaissance and Dickens fairs; appeared in advertisements, including commercials for Gap clothing, 2002; advocate against breast cancer.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, 1983, for The Executioner's Song; Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best actress, 1984, for Baby, It's You; Film Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a motion picturecomedy/musical, both 1986, for Desperately Seeking Susan; Independent Spirit Award nomination, Independent Features Project, best female lead, 1986, and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, 1987, both for After Hours; Fantasy Film Award, Catalonian International Film Festival, Stiges, Spain, best actress, 1989, International Fantasy Film Award, Fantasporto, best actress, 1990, and Mystfest Award, best actress, 1991, all for Black Rainbow; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a lead role, 1990, for Almost.


Film Appearances:

Girl in commune, More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze ), Universal, 1979.

Judy, Gorp (also known as G.O.R.P. ), Filmways, 1980.

Babs, S.O.B., Paramount, 1981.

Jill Rosen, Baby, It's You, Paramount, 1983.

Pam, Off the Wall, JensenFarley, 1983.

Hannah, Silverado, Columbia, 1985.

Marcy Franklin, After Hours, Warner Bros., 1985.

Roberta Glass, Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1985.

Tillie Hansen, The Aviator, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1985.

Cassie, Nobody's Fool, Island Pictures, 1986.

Sarah, 8 Million Ways to Die, TriStar, 1986.

Karen, "Two I.D.'s," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich ), Universal, 1987.

Johanna, Le grand bleu (also known as The Big Blue ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988, director's cut released as Le grand bleu, version integrale (also known as Le grand bleu, version longue ), 1998.

Paulette, "Life Lessons," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989.

Callie, Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1991.

Wendy, Almost (also known as Wendy Cracked a Walnut ), Magnum Entertainment, 1991.

Lucy, The Linguini Incident, Academy Pictures, 1992.

Miss Athena, Fathers & Sons, Pacific Pictures, 1992.

Lies, 1992.

Clydie Anderson, Nowhere to Run, Columbia, 1993.

Jody, "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife," Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.

Herself, La cite de la peur: Un comedie familiale (also known as Fear City: A FamilyStyle Comedy, La cite de la peur, and Le film de les nuls ), Sogepaq Distribucion, 1994.

Lauren Mirkheim, Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules ), October Films, 1995.

Gabrielle, Crash, Fine Line, 1996.

Junkie artist, White Lies, Buena Vista, 1996.

Herself, Vive le cinema!, 1996.

Alex Langley, Trading Favors (also known as Do Me a Favor ), Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Liz McNeary, Hell's Kitchen (also known as Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. and HK ), CEO Entertainment/KusherLocke International, 1997.

Mrs. Kennesaw, Liar (also known as Deceiver ), Metro GoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1997.

Rita, Gone Fishin', Buena Vista, 1997.

(In archive footage from Pulp Fiction ) Jody, You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (documentary short film), Impossible Funky Productions, 1997.

(Uncredited) Connie Phillips, Hope Floats, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Dawn, Palmer's Pick Up, Winchester Films, 1998.

Devon's mother, Pigeonholed, Eclipse Pictures, 1998.

Jezzebelle, Fait Accompli (also known as Voodoo Dawn ), Cutting Edge Entertainment, 1998.

Rachel Krohn, I'm Losing You, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Wendy Balsam, Buffalo 66, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Homeslice, 1998.

Eva, Sugar Town, October Films, 1999.

Interview with a Dead Man, [Great Britain], 1999.

Amy, Too Much Flesh, CamerTonFilmRuss/Primer Plano Film Group/Rezo Films/Sherlock Media/TF1 International, 2000.

Sophie Oseransky, The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Le nouveau voisin ), Warner Bros., 2000.

(Uncredited) Charlene, Joe Dirt (also known as The Adventures of Joe Dirt ), Columbia, 2001.

Grace Horn, Diary of a Sex Addict, Nu Image, 2001.

Pete, Things behind the Sun, Behind the Sun Productions, 2001.

Being Light (also known as Light Beings ), Rezo Films, 2001.

Herself, Searching for Debra Winger, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Velma, Big Bad Love, IFC Films, 2002.

Amazing Graces, 2002.

Vulnerable, Bar Nothing Films, 2003.

Abby Pratt, Kids in America, 2004.

Deirdre, Dead Cool, 2004.

Effie Harte, Iowa, Full Fathom 5, 2004.

Sally, Gilded Stones (also known as David Mamet's Gilded Stones ), 2004.

Vera, Max and Grace, 2004.

Film Work:

Music consultant, Lucky Numbers (also known as Le bon numero ), Paramount, 2000.

Director and producer, Searching for Debra Winger, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Director and producer, The Road, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Debra Miller, Shirley, NBC, 19791980.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Kate Constantine, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, NBC, 1978.

Nicole Baker, The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982.

Elizabeth "Libby" Custer, Son of the Morning Star, ABC, 1991.

Hippie mother, The '60s, NBC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Connie, Having Babies II, ABC, 1977.

Beverly, Zuma Beach, NBC, 1978.

Becky, The Ordeal of Patty Hearst, ABC, 1979.

Rose Cavanaugh, A Long Way Home, ABC, 1981.

Belinda McAdam, Johnny Belinda, CBS, 1982.

Halinka Apt, The Wall, CBS, 1982.

Tracy Boone, One Cooks, the Other Doesn't, CBS, 1983.

Tilda Kirby, The Parade (also known as Hit Parade ), CBS, 1984.

Survival Guide, 1985.

Alice "Lucky" Parker, Promised a Miracle, CBS, 1988.

Martha Travis, Black Rainbow, 1989.

Dana Lazlo, Poison (also known as Tease and Das Blonde BiestWenn Mutterliebe blind macht ), HBO, 2000.

Kate Williams, Sweet Revenge (also known as Une femme parfaite ), TNT, 1990.

Joanna Warren, In the Deep Woods, NBC, 1992.

Missy Mills, The Wrong Man, Showtime, 1993.

Sarah Blake, Nowhere to Hide (also known as State of Terror ), ABC, 1994.

Maury Pierce (some sources cite Maury Talbot), Floating Away (also known as Sorrow Floats ), Showtime, 1998.

Stacey Keane, I Know What You Did (also known as Crimes of Passion: I Know What You Did and In Defense of Murder ), ABC, 1998.

Linda Wells, Two Babies: Switched at Birth (also known as Mistaken Identity and Switched at Birth ), NBC, 1999.

Cathy Sherman, Good Advice, HBO, 2001.

Alex McGuire, Rush of Fear, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Charlotte "Charlie" Meredith, "Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1978.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1987.

The Prince's Trust Gala, TBS, 1989.

Sarah Wise, "Separation" (also known as "Don't Hang Up"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1990.

In a New Light '93, ABC, 1993.

Just Cause, Oxygen Network, 2001.

Herself, I Love the '80s Strikes Back, VH1, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995.

Presenter, The 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2000.

Presenter, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Presenter, Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

James at 15, NBC, 1977.

"Mr. Potential," What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, NBC, 1978.

Lori West, "Best of Friends," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1979.

"Looking Good," Here's Boomer, NBC, 1981.

"Butterfly," Insight, syndicated, 1983.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL ), NBC, 1986.

Kara Dimly, "A Family Tree" (also known as "How to Survive a Family Tree"), Trying Times, PBS, 1987.

Guest, Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET ), syndicated, 1989.

Guest, Good Morning America (also known as GMA ), ABC, 1989.

Guest, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1989.

Stephanie, "Good Sex, Bad Sex, What Sex, No Sex," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1992.

Caroline Widmer, "The Heart of a Saturday Night," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide ), NBC, 1996.

Lilly Difideli, "Columbus Day," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's Gun ), ABC, 1997.

Herself, "All You Need Is Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.Die Bodyguards ), syndicated, 2000.

Arlene Potts, "Black Widow," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001.

Helen, "Home Games," Going to California, Showtime, 2002.

Guest, V Graham Norton, 2002.

Herself, Visible Panty Lines, Oxygen Channel, 2002.

Brenda Miller, "Character Evidence," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Julie, "Fagmalion Part 1: Gay It Forward," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003.

Julie, "Women and Children First," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003.

Linda Ellis, "Junkyard Dog," The Henry Lee Project, CBS, 2003.

Guest, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Angie Dickinson, Lifetime, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette, Lifetime, 2003.

(In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Sherry Jaffe, "Liberally," The L Word, Showtime, 2004.

Sherry Jaffe, "Looking Back," The L Word, Showtime, 2004.

Sherry Jaffe, "Luck, Next Time," The L Word, Showtime, 2004.

Guest, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Daisy, Daisy and Chess, Fox, 1995.

Blue Tremaine, Tangled Up in Blue, ABC Family Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Herself, L'aventure du grand bleu, 1989.

Television Producer; Pilots:

Tangled Up in Blue, ABC Family Channel, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Metamorphosis, Story Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975.

Appeared in other productions.



(In archive footage) Herself in "Liberian Girl" video, Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film: Volume II, 1997.

Pulp Fiction: The Facts, 2002.

Music Videos:

(And subject of the song) "Rosanna," by Toto, 1982.

Also appeared in other music videos, including "Liberian Girl," by Michael Jackson and "Into the Grove," by Madonna.



Contemporary Newsmakers 1985, Issue Cumulation, Gale, 1986.


Empire, Issue 48, 1993, pp. 4647.

Jersey Journal, 1988, p. 6.

Movieline, September, 1999, p. 18.