Alexis Arquette

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Alexis Arquette

Born

7/28/1969, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Robert Arquette

Gender

Female
7.1
out of 10
User Rating
8 votes

Biography

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Born Robert Arquette, Alexis later identified herself as a woman and is well-known as one of Hollywood's most famous transgendered actresses. The daughter of Lewis Arquette and the granddaughter of Cliff Arquette, Alexis is also the sister of Richmond, David, Patricia and Rosanna Arquette. In addition to being…more

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  • Trivia

    • Her mother's Jewish ancestors originated from Russia and Poland.

    • Alexis appeared in the 1998 horror film Bride Of Chucky, and is smothered by the red headed doll by a pillow, then met his fate once again in 1999's Midnight 5. He played Sidney, and was shot in the face by William Voight.

    • Alexis was upset with the way that actor Neil Patrick Harris handled the 'coming out' of his sexuality, he thought it was a cowardly way to hide out who he really was for so long, and publicly admonished him.

    • Alexis would like to host his own daytime television talkshow.

    • Alexia appeared in a music video for Extra Fancy's 'Sinnerman' video, which was a featured soundtrack on the television show Mega Man in 1995.

    • Alexis revealed the big secret that his brother and sister-in-law were keeping on The Sharon Osbourne Show in 2004, when he disclosed that the couple were expecting a baby.

    • Alexis and his family were all honored with the American Film Institute's 6th Platinum Circle Award on May 10th, 2006. Previous acting families to win the award are the Fondas and the Penns.

    • Alexis ia an underground cartoonist in Los Angeles. Nico's Mobile Mole is his most famous strip, about his friend, actress Nico Petrakis.

    • Alexis's favorite movies include: Carrie, Psycho, The Big Hit, True Romance, and The Hunger.

    • Alexis starred in the 1998 independent I Think I Do, which opened Houston's 2nd Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

    • Alexis is also known by his birth name, Robert Arquette. His parents named him after the last emporer-to-be of Russia.

    • Alexis appeared as himself in the documentary about New York's famed 'Outfest' in 1995's Wigstock: The Movie.

    • Alexis makes a cameo appearance in the Adam Sandler hit comedy The Wedding Singer, as a Boy George-esque musician in 1998.

    • Alexis holds a well-known second job as a drag queen performer by the name of 'Eva Destruction'.

    • Alexis has portrayed a variety of characters, such as a a gay university student with a crush on a straight friend in 1994's Threesome to an unfortunate gunman shot in the chest by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in 1994's Pulp Fiction.

    • Alexis made his big screen debut in a small part in the 1986 comedy Down and Out in Beverly Hills, his first breakthrough came when he played Georgette, a young man with a sensitive side, with a crush on the neighborhood thug in The Last Exit To Brooklyn in 1990.

    • Alexis appears in a photography art book by Greg Gorman, titled As I see It.

    • Alexis appeared at age twelve in the 1983 music video from The Tubes, 'She's a Beauty'.

    • Alexis is the grandson of vaudevillians, and son of veteran character actor Lewis Arquette, and poet Mardi Arquette.

    • Arquette posed as the Hindu god Krishna for a controversial cover for Genre Magazine (a gay men's publication).

  • Quotes

    • Alexis: I applaud the outstanding job that Kathleen Turner put out there on her appearance as Chandler's father on Friends. She straight tore that part UP.

    • Alexis: I must say. That I enjoyed my time with Florence Henderson on The Surreal Life. I felt motherly over her though, especially when Tawny started messing with her, I felt like I needed to step in and rescue the lamb from the wolf.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Just a wonderful person.

    8.0
    Great she can be who she wants to be.
  • Alexis (as well as Andrea James) is an inspiration to all transgendered women everywhere. I'm a transgendered woman myself. Her biography on this site should be changed to female and should be reflected to such.moreless

    9.6
    Her bio should read



    "She is a member of the famous Arquette family.



    She is the sister of Richmond Arquette, David Arquette, Patricia Arquette and Rosanna Arquette.



    Her father is Lewis Arquette and her grandfather is Cliff Arquette." She did undergo M2F gender reassignment surgery in 2004.



    Other than the biography correction, Arquette also made a cameo appearance in Robbie Williams's "She's Madonna" video. Alexis was also a guest on "The Adam Carolla Show." Danny Bonaduce, a co-host, asked Alexis if she had male genitalia. That question, and Alexis' refusal to answer sparked an argument between Carolla, Bonaduce, and Arquette, ending in Arquette storming out of the studio and violently pushing sound equipment at them as she was leaving.



    She did undergo M2F gender reassignment surgery in 2004.moreless
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