Anjelica Huston is an American model, filmmaker, producer, director, actress, and author with a net worth of $60 million. She made her wealth from her career as an actress, model and film activities.
Anjelica professional acting career began in 1981 after receiving roles from her father, who was an actor and film director. Before then, she had uncredited roles in the 1960s. Later, she got a role in the movie “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” which made her famous.
In 1985, she won an Academy Award for her performance in the 1985 movie “Honor, Enemies: A Love Story,” which was directed her John Huston, her father. Over her career, she has more than 90 acting credits to her name, including Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Witches, The Crossing Guard, the TV series Medium and Transparent.
Additionally, she portrayed the character of Morticia Addams in 1991 “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values” in 1993. She played the role of Eileen Rand on the NBC musical series entitled “Smash.” She also played the role of Viviane, Lady of the Lake in 2001 miniseries dubbed “The Mists of Avalon,” which was earned her an Emmy nomination.
Her appearance in the film “The Grifters” brought her several awards and accolades. She is a frequent collaborator with Woody Allen, having worked on his films “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” both of which got her two BAFTA nominations.
She received praise after portraying the Grand High Witch in the 1990 movie adaptable of Roald Dahl’s book titled “The Witches.” She received two Golden Globe nominations – thanks to her role in The Addams Family series.
Anjelica has worked with director Wes Anderson in several movies, including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Darjeeling Limited. As a voice actor, she lent her vocals for Queen Clarion in the Disney fairies films.
|Place of Birth||Santa Monica, United States|
|Date of Birth||9 July, 1951|
|Age||72 Years (2023)|
|Ethnicity||English, Italian, Scottish/Northern Irish, distant German, remote Portuguese|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Occupation||Actress, Model, Film Producer, Director|
|Source of Wealth||TV Shows, Films, Endorsements, Sponsorships|
|Net Worth||$60 Million|
Early Life and Biography
Anjelica Huston was on in Santa Monica, California, on 8 July, 1951. Her father John Huston was an actor, screenwriter, director known to work in movies such as “The African Queen” and “The Maltese Falcon.” On the other hand, her mother, Enrica Soma was a prima ballerina and model.
Anjelica’s family moved to Ireland when she was 2. There, she attended Kylemore Abbey in Connemara. After the family moved to England, she was enrolled at Holland Park School in London.
Anjelica has many siblings. She has an older brother Tony and an step-brother, Pablo, from her father previous relationship to Evelyn Keyes, an actress. She also has two younger half-siblings, who are Allegra from her mother’s affair with TV personality John Julius Norwich, and Danny, from her father’s romantic affair with author Zoe Sallis.
In 1968, Anjelica and her mother Enrica were photographed for Vogue magazine. Sadly, she lost her mother in a car accident in early 1969.
Anjelica had uncredited roles in the 1967 film “Casino Royale” and “Sinful Davey” (1969). Afterwards, she played the role of a teenage French noblewoman in “A Walk with Love and Death” (1969).
Huston relocated to New York after the death of her mother in pursuit of a modeling career. In the early 1970s, she entered a deal with Ford Models and spent the next couple of years working in Europe. Later, she moved to Los Angeles to start a career in acting.
In 1976, she appeared in the film “The Last Tycoon” and in 1982, she was featured in “The Postman Always Rings Twice” film.
In 1982, she appeared in the “Frances” and “Rose for Emily” films. Between 1982 to 1983, she guest-starred on “Laverne & Shirley.” In 1984, she appeared in the films titled “This Is Spinal Tap” and “The Ice Pirates.” In 1985, she won an Academy Award for role in “Prizzi’s Honor.”
In 1986, Anjelica co-starred with singer Michael Jackson in the 3D Disneyland/Epcot film entitled “Captain EO.” She also co-hosted “Saturday Night Live” with athlete Billy Martin.
She appeared in the 1987 film “Gardens of Stone.” The same year, she featured in the film “The Dead.” In 1988, she appeared in the film “Mr. North” and in 1989, she was featured in the movie “Enemies, A Love Story.”
In 1990, she portrayed the Grand High Witch in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1983 work “The Witches.” That same year, she appeared in “The Grifters,” which earned her several award nominations and accolades.
In 1992, she appeared in “The Player” and starred in “Manhattan Murder Mystery” in 1993. From 1993 to 1998, she starred in the films – “The Perez Family,” “Ever After,” “Buffalo ’66.”
In 1991, she portrayed Morticia Addams in “The Addams Family.” She repeated her role in the 1993 sequel titled “Addams Family Values.” Both films earned her Golden Globe nominations in the Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category.
In the 2000s, she did a lot of voice work in films and TV shows, voicing Gothel in 2002’s “Barbie as Rapunzel,” Queen Clarion in 2008’s “Tinker Bell,” 2009’s “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,” 2011’s “Pixie Hollow Games,” 2012’s “Secret of the Wings,” 2014’s “The Pirate Fairy,” 2015’s “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast,” Magda in 2019’s “Artic Dogs,” and Queen Usurna on “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia,” which aired between 2016 to 2018.
Huston worked with director Wes Anderson in different movies. In 2001, she appeared in “The Royal Tenenbausms.” She starred in the 2004 movie “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” and 2007’s “The Darjeeling Limited.”
Anjelica starred, produced and directed the 1999 film titled “Agnes Browne.” She also directed the 1996 drama “Bastard Out of Carolina” as well as the 2005 TV movie entitled “Riding the Bus with My Sister.”
Houston produced the 2011 documentary “Burma: A Human Tragedy.” She also produced the “Breaking the Chain” documentary in 2020. In 2017, she produced the movie “Trouble.”
Betwen 2000 to 2008, she appeared in the following films:
- The Golden Bowl (2000).
- The Man from Elysian Fields (2001).
- Daddy Day Care (2003).
- Art School Confidential (2006).
- Material Girls (2006).
- Seraphim Falls (2006).
- Choke (2008).
Her performance in the 2004 TV movie titled “Iron Jawed Angels” earned her an Emmy nomination as well as the Golden Globe award.
Between 2008 to 2009, she reprise her role as Cynthia Keener on NBC’s Medium. From 2012 to 2013, she played Eileen Rand on the Steven Spielberg-produced TV series “Smash,” which aired over 32 episodes across two seasons.
In 2011, she was featured in several film projects; including “Horrid Henry: The Movie,” “50/50,” and “The Big Year.” In 2013, she published the book “A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York.” “Watch Me: A Memoir” was released the next year.
Between 2015 to 2016, she portrayed Vikki in seven episodes of “Transparent.” In recent years, she made camero appearances in the films and documentaries:
- The Cleanse (2016).
- The Watcher in the Woods (2017).
- Anjelica Huston on James Joyce: A Shout in the Street (2017).
- Always at The Carlyle (2018).
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019).
- Waiting for Anya (2020)
Award and Nominations
Anjelica Huston was nominated for three Academy Awards. She won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1986 for the film “Prizzi’s Honor.” The other Academy Award nominations were Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film “Enemies: A Love Story” in 1990 and Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film “The Grifters.” (1991).
Anjelica received six Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for the 1989 film “Lonesome Dove” and “Buffalo Girls” (1995), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special for “Bastard Out of Carolina” (1997).
She received the Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for 2002’s “The Mists of Avalon” and “Iron Jawed Angels” (2004). Her work in “Medium” (2008) earned her another Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Over her career, Anjelica Huston has received over eight Golden Globe nominations, winning the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for the film “Iron Jawed Angels” in the year 2005.
Other movies that earned her the Golden Golden Globe nominations include Prizzi’s Honor, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Lonesone Dove, The Crossing Guard, and The Grifters.
Anjelica won the Independent Spirit Award in the Best Supporting Female category for the film “The Dead” and Best Female Lead award for “The Grifters.” The film “Ever After” won her a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama/Romance.
The “Family Pictures” project won her an American Television Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries. Similar, she won a Gracie Allen Award in the Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series category for “Smash.” She also received a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for the film “Iron Jawed Angels.”
Notably, she received the Female Star of the Year award at the 1990 ShoWest Convention and the 1998 Golden Apple Awards.
In 1996, she won a Crystal Award at the Women in Film Crystal Awards courtesy of her work. In 1999, she won a Chloe Award at the Chlotrudis Awards, the icon Award at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards coupled with a Muse Award from the New York Women in Film & Television.
That same year, she won a Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in 1999. She was honored with a Maverick Award at the Taos Talking Picture Festival in 2000. Similarly, she won a Taormina Arte Award at the Taormina International Film Festival in 2004.
She also received the Excellence Award at the Locarno International Film festival in 2008. In 2010, Huston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2023, Anjelica Huston won a National Board of Review Award for work on “Prizzi’s Honor.” The same year, she received the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the films “Prizzi’s Honor” and “Enemies: A Love Story.” Also, she won the Best Actress Award for “The Grifters” and “The Witches.”
In 1969, Angelica began dating photographer Bob Richardson. She was 17 at the time while Bob was 23 years older than her. Anjelica and Richardson broke up after four years.
In 1973, she met Jack Nicholson and they a on-and-off relationship for sometime until 1990 when he welcomed a child with another woman.
Towards the end of the 1970s, she dated Ryan O’Neal but suffered domestic violence in the relationship. On May 23, 1992, she married Robert Graham, a sculptor and they remained together till his demise in 2008.
In 2017, Anjelica Huston got involved in the campaign urging the-then United Nations Secretary General Bank Ki-moon to help secure the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese diplomat, politician, diplomat, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Award.
Furthermore, she is a member of the Save the Chimps advistory council. In 2012, she was featured in a PSA for PETA urging Hollywood to stop using great apes in films, TV shows, and commercials. That same year, PETA honored her with the Person of the Year Award.
Angelisa Huston’s husband left her with their Venice Beach home in California after his death in 2008. She listed the property on the market for $18 million but had no luck.
She lowered the price severally, hoppping to find a buyer. In 2014, she received an offer of $11.15 million. The 3,800-square-foot property features top-floor ocean views, 11,000-square-foot artist’s studio, and a zen garden.
Anjelica Huston Net Worth
Anjelica Huston is a successful American model, actress, voice actor, filmmaker, and producer. Her venture in the acting and TV industry has been successful by all standards.
Asides from her income from film and TV sources, she has other business ventures. Anjelica owns several properties in the United States. Her net worth is estimated to be around $70 million.