Skip to main content

Flockhart, Calista 1964–

Flockhart, Calista 1964–

PERSONAL

Full name, Calista Kay Flockhart; born November 11, 1964, in Freeport, IL; daughter of Ronald (a business executive) and Kay (a school teacher) Flockhart; engaged to Harrison Ford (actor), 2002; children: Liam. Education: Graduated from Shawnee High School, Medford, NJ, 1983; Rutgers College, B.F.A., theater, 1988.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Appeared in regional theatre productions in Cleveland, OH, Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL, and Houston, TX; Malaparte (a theater company), former member. V-Day Global Youth Initiative, cofounder (with Eve Ensler) and spokesperson.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, best new talent, Clarence Derwent Award, most promising female performer, Actor's Equity Association, 1995, both for The Glass Menagerie; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, 1998, 1999, 2001, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actress in a television series—comedy/musical, 1998, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actress in a television series—comedy/musical, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, People's Choice Award, favorite female television performer, 2000, People's Choice Award nominations, favorite female performer in a new television series, 1998, 1999, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1999, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series (with others), 1998, 2000, 2001, Q Award, best actress in a quality comedy series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1998, Q Award nomination, Viewers for Quality Television, best actress in a quality comedy series, 2000, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest female performer in a TV series (leading role) network, cable or syndication, 1999, TV Guide Award nominations, favorite actress in a comedy, 1999, 2000, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television series—comedy or musical, International Press Academy, 1999, 2000, all for Ally McBeal; TV Prizes, Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden, best foreign television personality, 1999, 2000.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Barnard girl, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994.

Amanda Morel, Getting In (also known as Student Body), Trimark Pictures, 1994.

Acting student, Naked in New York, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1994.

Clear Cut, 1994.

Jane, Jane Doe (also known as Pictures of Jane Doe), 1995.

Helen, Drunks, 1995.

Barbara Keeley, The Birdcage (also known as Birds of a Feather), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Christine, Milk and Money, 1997.

Diney Majeski, Telling Lies in America, Banner Entertainment, 1997.

Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Sogno di una notte di mezza estate), Fox Searchlight, 1999.

Like a Hole in the Head, Fox Searchlight, 1999.

Christine, "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine" and "This Is Dr. Keener," Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her, United Artists, 2000.

Valerie Watson, The Last Shot, Buena Vista, 2004.

Amy, Fragile, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Elise, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), 1989.

Title role, Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997–2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen, Drunks, Showtime, 1995.

Amy, Venecia 2005: Cronica de Carlos Boyero, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mary Lynn, An American Story, CBS, 1991.

Lillian Anderson, "Darrow," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991.

Mary-Margaret Carter, "The Secret Life of Mary-Margaret: Portrait of a Bulimic," Lifestories: Families in Crisis, HBO, 1992.

Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 1998, ABC, 1998.

Herself, McBeal Appeal, Channel 4, 1999.

Bash: Latter-Day Plays, Showtime, 2000.

Narrator, Science of Love (documentary), Discovery Health, 2001.

(Uncredited) The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Channel 4, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Calista Flockhart (documentary), Lifetime, 2001.

All About Ally, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Young Hollywood (documentary), Lifetime, 2002.

Intimate Portrait: Lisa Gay Hamilton (documentary), Lifetime, 2002.

Intimate Portrait: Melissa Joan Hart (documentary), Lifetime, 2003.

Intimate Portrait: Eve Ensler (documentary), Lifetime, 2003.

TV Revolution, Bravo, 2003.

(Uncredited) Herself, Michael Moore, el gran agitador, 2004.

Herself, 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

(Uncredited) Herself, The AFI Tribute to George Lucas, USA Network, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 1999.

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, Fox, 1999.

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999.

The 1st Annual TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999.

The 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2000.

The 57th Annual Golden Glob Awards, NBC, 2000.

The 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2000.

The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 2000.

The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001.

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001.

Presenter, My VH1 Music Awards '01, VH1, 2001.

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002.

The 56th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2002.

Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003.

The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003.

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Ally McBeal, "Axe Murderer," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998, 2000, 2002.

Voice of Vanna Van, "Rip Van Winkle," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 1999.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 2000.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2002.

Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Guest, Corazon, corazon, 2004.

Guest, Magacine, 2005.

Guest, Corazon de …, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Skidie, Beside Herself, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Lucia, Student, and Doctor, Mad Forest, Stage I, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1991–92.

Class 1 Acts: '91-'92, MCC Theater, New York City, 1992.

Emily, Our Town, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1992–93.

Anita Merendino, Wrong Turn at Lungfish, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Robin Smith, Sophistry, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1993.

Joanna, Sons and Fathers, Malaparte Theatre Company, New York City, 1994.

Irina, Three Sisters, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1994–95.

(Broadway debut) Laura, The Glass Menagerie, Criterion Stage Right, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1994–95.

Natalya Ivanova, The Three Sisters, Roundabout Theatre, 1997.

"Medea Redux," Bash: Latter-Day Plays, Douglas Fairbanks Theater, New York City, 1999.

The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theater Downstairs, New York City, 2000.

Also appeared as Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT; Cordelia, King Lear; Emily, Our Town, Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown, MA; in Bover Boys, Primary Stages; All for One, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City; The Loop, Alice's 4th Floor; Beside Herself; The Imposter, Alice's 4th Floor; Death Takes a Holiday, Williamstown Theater Festival; Jittas' Atonement, Berkshire Theater Festival, Berkshire, MA.

RECORDINGS

Taped Readings:

Carl Best's Shrinking Violet, Weston Books, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Backstage, February 14, 1997, p. 33.

Cosmopolitan, January, 1998, p. 128.

Entertainment Weekly, January 30, 1998, p. 20; October 16, 1998, p. 12.

People Weekly, May 11, 1998, p. 175; January 29, 2001, p. 58; May 20, 2002, p. 60; December 1, 2003, p. 57.

TV Guide, February 26, 1998, pp. 16-22; May 1, 1999, p. 22.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Flockhart, Calista 1964–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Flockhart, Calista 1964–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 16, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/flockhart-calista-1964

"Flockhart, Calista 1964–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Retrieved November 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/flockhart-calista-1964

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.