Rosanna Arquette Biography
Though born in New York her family moved to Chicago when her father became the manager of The Second City Theatre. However when she was 11 her parents joined a commune in Virginia. The move to the commune was not very healthy to Rosanna and her school grades were eventually affected. In 1974, she then hitchhiked across the country, leaving Virginia and eventually settling to San Francisco. In San Francisco she landed a job at the Renaissance and Dickens fairs. In 1977, she debuted in the at the Story Theatre Musical Ovids The Metamorphoses. It was shown at the Callboard Theatre in Los Angeles.
Typically in Hollywood, she first appeared in roles portraying troubled teenager before eventually getting more mature roles. She also appeared in several movies made for TVs. In 1982, she appeared in the movie for television The Executioners Song. For her role in The Executioners Song she was nominated for an Emmy Award. After her Emmy Awards nomination she was then offered many good roles and she even worked with some of the most respected directors in Hollywood. She was seen in Baby its You by John Sayles and in Desperately Seeking Susan opposite Madonna. Then she was next seen in After Hours where she showcased her comedic talent. This was followed by 8 Million Ways to Die which was never released by the studio. She then decided to leave Hollywood for Europe.
Then in 1989 director Martin Scorsese offered her a part in his New York Stories. The success of the film and her acclaimed performance made her decide to appear in at least one well selected movie per year. She appeared in David Cronenbergs Crash and in Quentin Tarantinos Pulp Fiction. Also in 1990 she graced the cover and appeared in nude in the September issue of Playboy. She then appeared in the Australian movie Wendy Cracked a Walnut in 1990. Recently she also tried her hands into directing. She directed the documentary Searching for Debra Winger in 2002 and in another documentary All We are Saying in 2005. She also appeared and produced the documentaries.