Alicia Silverstone was born in San Francisco, CA, and she started her career by doing commercial spots, while modeling as a teenager. Her big break came in 1993 after getting a lead role in an Alan Shapiro thriller named The Crush. The film's success led to Silverstone appearing…more
Alicia's mother was born in Scotland while her father comes from England.
Alicia attended William H. Crocker Middle School in Hillsborough, California and San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California. Alicia also attended Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia for a brief time.
Alicia claims to be a dog lover, and owns several dogs, yet she is ironically a strong supporter of PETA, an organization against the private ownership of animals.
In 2002, Alicia was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program playing Sharon Spitz on Braceface.
She won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Female Newcomer in 1996. In 1998, she was nominated for a Favorite Supporting Actress - Sci-Fi Blockbuster Entertainment Award for her role as Batgirl in Batman & Robin.
Alicia won an American Comedy Award in 1995 for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture, for her role in Clueless.
Alicia owns her own production company called First Kiss Productions.
Her Bat Mitzvah was held at Temple Beth Jacob in Redwood City, California.
In 2002 she was voted a Fun and Fearless Female by Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Alicia married rock musician Christopher Jarecki in June of 2005.
She did her first modeling work at six years old.
Her first acting role was in a Domino's Pizza commercial.
Alicia is five feet and five inches tall.
Alicia appeared in several popular Aerosmith music videos.
She was offered a role in Scream 3.
Was turned down for the role of Juliet in Romeo + Juliet in 1996.
Was turned down for the lead in My Father the Hero in 1994. They said she was too heavy for the part.
She is a vegetarian.
Alicia dated actor/comedian Adam Sandler at one time.
Alicia: Judaism turned me into who I am today, and I definitely feel I live a very spiritual life. I got that from my parents.
Alicia: (referring to her Jewish heritage) Growing up in the suburbs of San Francisco, there was a tiny risk that I might turn out to be a 'Jewish American Princess'.
Alicia: I love cooking and one of my favourite things to do with my husband is open up the refrigerator.
Alicia: I didn't want to be married- I thought it was like a cult! It seemed so conservative and unnatural. And also the way that word wife or husband sounds- who made those words up? But then once I was married I was like, I love saying "my husband." That's surprising!
Alicia: When I was a little girl, I used to carry around other people's babies and say "My baby." So I was pretty determined to have babies!
Alicia: Nobody's ever tried to set me up. I wish they had- I think it would be fun.
Alicia: The worst date I've ever had was when I was 15. The guy must've been 16, because he was driving. I had a crush on him in summer school because he was so cute. And then he came to pick me up and, all of a sudden he was a complete gangster. He was wearing his hood really low and I had to open my door, because he'd let it slam in my face.
Alicia: I think that Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it is true lightness.
Alicia: (when asked if she could eat brownies, as a vegan) I wouldn't eat, like, a regular brownie. Because it would have, stuff.
Alicia: I don't feel like a dream girl, but I think it's really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I'm this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog.