Alicia Witt Biography
In 1980, she appeared in the TV show Thats Incredible where she was spotted by David Lynch. Soon, David Lynch created a role for her in his series Twin Peaks. She then played the role of Gersten Heyward in Twin Peaks. Soon after David cast and directed her again in Blackout in the HBO series Hotel Room. While acting in Twin Peaks and afterwards in Blackout she supported herself by playing the piano at the Wilshire Hotel. Then she played other smaller parts. She appeared in Liebestraum by Mike Figgis, in Bodies, Rest and Motion and in The Disappearance of Vonnie.
In 1994, she got her first lead role in the film Fun. She played the character of Bonnie a very disturbed teenager. Her performance as Bonnie earned her the Sundance Festivals Special Jury Recognition Award. She was also nominated as best actress by the Independent Spirit Award.
The following year, she played the role of Zoey Woodbine in the sitcom Cybill. She appeared with the sitcoms main star, Cybill Shepherd. The show lasted from 1995 to 1998. During this time she starred in several films including Mr. Hollands Opis, Citizen Ruth, Bongwater and Passions Way. Then she landed the lead role in the horror film Urban Legend. In 2000 she appeared in Alley McBeal and in The Sopranos. She also had the lead role in Playing Mona Lisa and starred in Cecil B. Demented. She appeared first time on stage in Tiffany Theater for The musical The Gift by Robbie Fox. The following years she was seen in Vanilla Sky, Ten Tiny Love Stories and American Girl.
In 2003 and 2004, she decided to live in the UK, where she got the role opposite Kevin Costner in The Upside of Anger. She also appeared in the stage production of The Shape of Things by Neil La Butte. She also starred in The Sword f Xanten and The Rings of the Nibelungs. Then in 2004 she modeled Louis Mariettes Champrau dAmour for Christies auction house. The hat was estimated at $2.7 million.