Calista Flockhart

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Calista Flockhart

Born

11/11/1964, Freeport, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Calista Kay Flockhart

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Callista Flockhart
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Biography

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Calista Flockhart, best know for her role in a hit comedy-drama show "Ally McBeal," was born on November 11th, 1964. She was named after her great-grandmother. It is also her mothers name mixed around. Her mother is named Kay Calista and she is Calista Kat. Her mother Kay,…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 2001, she adopted a baby boy she named Liam. A few years later, her fiancé, Harrison Ford, adopted him as well.

    • Calista has been nominated for eight SAG awards. From 1998-2001 she was nominated for both Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Ally McBeal. In 1999 she won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

    • On April Fool's Day, 2007, Calista was proposed to by her partner, Harrison Ford. After accepting the proposal, Calista and Harrison plan to marry once Harrison finishes filming the fourth Indiana Jones movie.

    • During school, people were always having trouble with her name. So she would just say that her name was Carol or Jennifer to make life easier.

    • Calista was hesitant at first in taking the role of Ally McBeal. But then she immediately fell in love with the writing and the character.

    • Calista's parents always supported her in her desire to be an actress. Even when her friends were encouraging her to change professions, her parents never did.

    • She reportedly once dated Ben Stiller.

    • She narrated the children's book, Shrinking Violet by Carl Best, the CD which was released by Weston Books in 2003.

    • In 1999, she appeared in the play Bash with Paul Rudd and Ron Eldard in New York. The play was written by Neil LaBute.

    • She acted in the Medea Redux act of Bash at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater in the summer of 1999, while on hiatus from Ally McBeal.

    • She had a dog called Webster. He was her best friend until he died.

    • She dated director Sam Mendes in the late spring and summer of 1999.

    • In December 2000, Calista collapsed on the set of the TV show Ally McBeal. It was announced she suffered from dehydration and exhaustion and had nothing to with her thinness, that many have attributed to bulimia.

    • While in Shawnee High School in Medford, NJ, she was a cheerleader and was active in the student council.

    • In 1998, she was in one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

    • She graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1988, with a BFA in theatre.

    • She is of Irish, English, and Italian descent.

    • The name Kallista means most beautiful in Greek. Callista (her spelling Calista) is an Anglicization.

    • She also starred in non-NYC productions, such as The Three Sisters in Chicago, and Our Town and Death Takes a Holiday at the Williamstown Theater Festival.

    • She worked in the off-Broadway productions of The Loop, All for One, Sophistry, Wrong Turn at Lungfish, Beside Herself and Bovver Boys.

    • She got her first Broadway role playing Laura in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.

    • After college she worked in regional theatre in Cleveland, Louisville, Chicago, and Houston for $400 for eight weeks of work.

    • She attended Rutgers University in New Jersey to study acting.

    • Calista Flockhart was named after her great-grandmother.

    • Calista tried out for the part of Alison Parker on Melrose Place. The role eventually went to Courtney Thorne-Smith, with whom Calista later co-starred in Ally McBeal.

    • Calista and Harrison Ford are planning to marry in November 2005. It will be her first marriage, and his third.

  • Quotes

    • Calista: (on the WGA strike) It was a mixed blessing for me to have a little bit of a break, but I am very happy that we are all back and up and running.

    • Calista (on what attracted her to Brothers and Sisters): Well, primarily it was the script. I loved the complexity of the relationships between the siblings and the complexity of my relationship with my mother, and that really appealed to me. If the script hadn't come along, I probably would still not be working.

    • Calista: We had a little walk around. We went to the zoo and it was wonderful.

    • Calista: Just the whole idea of what drives people to violence and if we know about it maybe we can prevent it. It's interesting. And these people live among us.

    • Calista: So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!

    • Calista: I don't see it, but I'm flattered nonetheless. To look like Michelle Pfeiffer is quite nice.

    • Calista: I'm not particularly pre-occupied with the husband / baby thing. Besides I have a dog.

    • Calista: I like to hike with my dog, Webster. It helps clear my mind.

    • Calista (about her character from Ally McBeal): I embrace everything about Ally... I don't particularly see her as a whiner. One week she's tough, the next she's really weak. I love that. She's human.

    • Calista: I'm fascinated by women who aren't making a great impression on people. I think there's probably something there that is more than meets the eye.

    • Calista (About her character on ): I embraced everything about Ally... I didn't particularly see her as a whiner. One week she was tough, the next she was really weak. I loved that. She was human.

    • Calista (On Letterman): I would like to take this opportunity just to tell the press to KISS MY SKINNY WHITE ASS!

    • Calista: I'm not particularly pre-occupied with the husband/baby thing. Besides I have a dog.

    • Calista: I just can't eat without my sunglasses.

    • Calista (wondering if working on Ally McBeal contributed to her eating disorder after Portia de Rossi had similar problems): I've often wondered if I wasn't on that show, anorexia may not have happened. I didn't really know at that point what it was like to be a celebrity and the only people I knew at the time who had a similar experience where these women I worked with.

    • Calista: (Calista admits to her eating problem) I was working 15-hour days on the set and then I was dealing with the end of the show, which was basically my life. I started under-eating, overexercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalising my immune system. I guess I just didn't find the time to eat. I am much more healthy today.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Overated.

    4.0
    Bad actress. Too thin.
  • Calista Flockhart is a really really great actress. I love her in Brothers and Sisters as Kitty Walker-McCallister.

    10
    I really really love Calista Flockhart. I first saw her from the movie The Birdcage and then I watched Brothers and Sisters and I began to love her more. She is just so amazing in the series. I watched Brothers and Sisters from the very first season until the latest episode right now. I just can't wait to watch the next episode that's coming this Sunday. I think that everybody should love her because she's just a great actress, a great mum, a great wife and a great person. I'd really love to meet her if I get a chance to. I love her as Kitty Walker but that doesn't mean that I don't love her herself. I wish that someday I can meet her..moreless
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