An award-winning actress and director, Anjelica Huston continues her renowned family’s legacy in film, which began with her grandfather, Walter Huston and her father, John Huston.
Throughout her career, Anjelica has received honors from the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles, New York and Boston Film Critics Awards as well as multiple Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominations for her body of work. She recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Anjelica won an Academy Award for Best Supporting actress for her portrayal of “Maerose Prizzi” in Prizzi’s Honor making the Huston family the first to include three generations of Oscar winners. Huston won a Golden Globe Award for her role in HBO’s original movie “Iron Jawed Angels”.
Her directorial debut was an unflinching adaptation of Dorothy Allison’s best-selling memoir, “Bastard Out Of Carolina”, which garnered Huston critical acclaim. She received an Emmy nomination for her work on the controversial drama as well as a Director’s Guild nomination. Huston directed, produced and starred in “Agnes Browne”, which was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
Huston currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National University of Ireland Galway’s John Huston School of Film and Digital Media. She is a member of the Film Foundation’s Artist’s Rights Council and is a recent spokesperson for PETA and the US Campaign for Burma.