Alicia Witt

Alicia Roanne Witt is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and pianist. Witt was born on August 21, 1975, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (née Pietro), a junior high school reading teacher, and Robert Witt, a science teacher and photographer. "Talking by age two and reading by the age of four", Witt has been described as a child prodigy. She has a brother called Ian. Her acting talent was recognized by director David Lynch discovered her when he heard her recite Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on the television show That's Incredible! at age 5. This led Lynch to cast her in the role of Alia, the "flame-haired" sister of Paul Atreides, in Dune (1984). She turned 8 during filming. He would begin working with her in film and television even before Witt earned her high school equivalency credential (at age 14). She did undergraduate work in piano at Boston University and competed nationally. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

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Vanilla Sky (2001)

Mind blowing

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Kurt Russell

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Kurt Russell

88 Minutes (2007)

ThrillingSuspensefulThought provokingDark

A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Alicia Witt  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Amy Brenneman

A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Alicia Witt  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Amy Brenneman

Dune (1984)

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

Last Holiday (2006)

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Glenne Headly  •  Jay Thomas  •  Olympia Dukakis

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Glenne Headly  •  Jay Thomas  •  Olympia Dukakis

The Upside of Anger (2005)

After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two grow closer, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Joan Allen  •  Kevin Costner  •  Erika Christensen  •  Keri Russell

After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two grow closer, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Joan Allen  •  Kevin Costner  •  Erika Christensen  •  Keri Russell

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Lawrence
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Hugh Grant  •  Alicia Witt  •  Dana Ivey

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Lawrence
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Hugh Grant  •  Alicia Witt  •  Dana Ivey

Urban Legend (1998)

A college campus is plagued by a vicious serial killer murdering students in ways that correspond to various urban legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Blanks
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  Jared Leto  •  Rebecca Gayheart  •  Michael Rosenbaum

A college campus is plagued by a vicious serial killer murdering students in ways that correspond to various urban legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Blanks
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  Jared Leto  •  Rebecca Gayheart  •  Michael Rosenbaum

Four Rooms (1995)

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

Cecil B. Demented (2000)

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Alicia Witt  •  Adrian Grenier

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Alicia Witt  •  Adrian Grenier

Bongwater (1998)

David is an artist and a pothead. He's fallen in love with the beautiful and sexy Serena, and things are going simply splendidly until poor David's house burns down. Serena doesn't need the bad vibes, so she splits the scene and runs off to New York with rocker and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Sears
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Jack Black  •  Andy Dick  •  Brittany Murphy

David is an artist and a pothead. He's fallen in love with the beautiful and sexy Serena, and things are going simply splendidly until poor David's house burns down. Serena doesn't need the bad vibes, so she splits the scene and runs off to New York with rocker and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Sears
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Jack Black  •  Andy Dick  •  Brittany Murphy

Citizen Ruth (1996)

"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Kurtwood Smith  •  Mary Kay Place

"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Kurtwood Smith  •  Mary Kay Place

American Girl (2002)

A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Harmony Blossom  •  Erik von Detten  •  Brad Renfro

A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Harmony Blossom  •  Erik von Detten  •  Brad Renfro

Liebestraum (1991)

A man returns to his hometown and a series of dark secrets are revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Kevin Anderson  •  Pamela Gidley  •  Bill Pullman  •  Kim Novak

A man returns to his hometown and a series of dark secrets are revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Kevin Anderson  •  Pamela Gidley  •  Bill Pullman  •  Kim Novak

The Pond (2012)

A young woman who has tragically lost the love of her life stumbles upon a powerful phenomenon while grieving at a place very special to them, a small pond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Hannon
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  David Morse  •  Todd Rotondi  •  Bill Conner

A young woman who has tragically lost the love of her life stumbles upon a powerful phenomenon while grieving at a place very special to them, a small pond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Hannon
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  David Morse  •  Todd Rotondi  •  Bill Conner

A Snow Globe Christmas (2013)

While clasping her favorite Christmas snow globe, a cynical, overworked TV executive rants about how the movies she produces lie, making you think dreams come can come true. Upset, she tries to smash the globe, but instead it bonks her on the head, knocking her out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodi Binstock
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  Donald Faison  •  Christina Milian  •  Trevor Donovan

While clasping her favorite Christmas snow globe, a cynical, overworked TV executive rants about how the movies she produces lie, making you think dreams come can come true. Upset, she tries to smash the globe, but instead it bonks her on the head, knocking her out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodi Binstock
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  Donald Faison  •  Christina Milian  •  Trevor Donovan

The Bronx Bull (2016)

A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Guigui
CAST:  William Forsythe  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Natasha Henstridge

A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Guigui
CAST:  William Forsythe  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Natasha Henstridge

Cold Turkey (2013)

Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan goes from bad to worse when estranged daughter Nina makes a surprise visit home for the first time in 15 years. Nina clashes with her stepmother Deborah, and sister, Lindsay, while half-brother Jacob tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Slocombe
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  Wilson Bethel  •  Sonya Walger  •  Cheryl Hines

Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan goes from bad to worse when estranged daughter Nina makes a surprise visit home for the first time in 15 years. Nina clashes with her stepmother Deborah, and sister, Lindsay, while half-brother Jacob tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Slocombe
CAST:  Alicia Witt  •  Wilson Bethel  •  Sonya Walger  •  Cheryl Hines

Wiener Dog Nationals (2013)

A family adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter. Only time will tell if little "Shelly" and her new family are up for the challenges of entering the nation's greatest wiener dog race, Wienerschnitzel's "Wiener Dog Nationals."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevan Peterson
CAST:  Jason London  •  Alicia Witt  •  Morgan Fairchild  •  Bryan Batt

A family adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter. Only time will tell if little "Shelly" and her new family are up for the challenges of entering the nation's greatest wiener dog race, Wienerschnitzel's "Wiener Dog Nationals."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevan Peterson
CAST:  Jason London  •  Alicia Witt  •  Morgan Fairchild  •  Bryan Batt

A Madea Christmas (2013)

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Anna Maria Horsford  •  Tika Sumpter  •  Eric Lively

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Anna Maria Horsford  •  Tika Sumpter  •  Eric Lively
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