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Alicia Silverstone Biography

Birth Name:
Alicia Silverstone
Birth Place:
San Francisco, California, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Began modeling at an early age and quickly moved on to commercials
  • Legally emancipated at age 15 to work the long hours that came with her first big-screen lead role in 1993's The Crush
  • Dropped out of high school and earned her GED
  • Gained widespread recognition from appearances in three Aerosmith videos: "Cryin'," "Amazing" and "Crazy
  • " Had her big-screen breakthrough in Clueless (1995)
  • Made her Broadway debut alongside Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs in a 2002 production of The Graduate
  • A well-known animal-rights activist and vegan, she appeared nude in a PETA ad in September 2007
  • In 2009, released the vegan-nutrition guide The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet and the companion blog The Kind Life


  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1995National Board of Review-Best Breakthrough Performer: winner


  • David Silverstone -- Brother
  • Christopher Jarecki -- Ex-husband
  • Kezi Silverstone -- Half Sister
  • Deirdre Silverstone -- Mother
  • Bear Blu Jarecki -- Son