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Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Michelle Pfeiffer started gaining recognition in the early 1980s and, throughout the years, managed to continue developing an extremely successful career. In this article, we will give you an overview of the feats she has accomplished in her professional and personal life. Stay tuned for all of the drama!
Being best known for her incredible looks and extraordinarily versatile acting skills, Michelle Pfeiffer is originally from Santa Ana in California. She was born on April 29th, 1958, and today, at the age of 62 she still looks as charming as ever, which comes as no surprise from an ex-beauty contest winner.
Even though Pfeiffer participated in several beauty contests during her teenage years, she wanted to do something more and decided to pursue her studies to become a court reporter. During that period, Pfeiffer realized that she wanted her life to take on a different direction, which led her to stop studying and focus on developing an acting career.
Counting with over sixty acting credits on her IMDB profile, Michelle Pfeiffer began her acting career back in 1979 when she played the role of "The Bombshell" on the television series "Delta House". That same year, Pfeiffer also appeared on the television movie "The Solitary Man" and the popular series "CHiPs".
These small acting roles allowed her to not only gain more experience but also land some other roles that would bring her the visibility she needed to make it in the industry. From "Enos" to "B.A.D. Cats", passing through "Fantasy Island" and "Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen", Pfeiffer quickly became a recognizable face.
In 1982, just four years after the start of her career, Michelle Pfeiffer landed one of the most important roles of her career. She played Stephanie in "Grease 2" and, even though the sequel wasn’t as successful as the first movie, it opened the doors for bigger and more interesting productions.
One of those productions was “Scarface”, which is now considered a classic. Acting alongside Al Pacino, Pfeiffer proved that she was much more than just a pretty face. These two experiences allowed her to move further into Hollywood, and over the next years she appeared in movies such as "Into the Night", "Ladyhawke", and "Sweet Liberty".
In 1987, Pfeiffer joined stars from the decade Cher and Susan Sarandon in the movie “The Witches of Eastwick”, and the year after she shared the screen with John Malkovich and Glenn Close in “Dangerous Liaisons”. Her performance in the latter received excellent feedback both from the public and the critics and landed her first Academy Award nomination.
In 1990, Michelle Pfeiffer received once again an Oscar nomination for her role in “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, where she played alongside Beau and Jeff Bridges. During that period of time, the actress took on some comedy roles, however, she would quickly become known as a sultry hero.
Just two years later, Pfeiffer was cast as Catwoman in Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns”, and to this day she is considered by many as the best actress to have ever played the role of this antiheroine. Throughout the 1990s, she continued to portray an array of characters, from dramatic to comedic ones.
A tendency that appeared in Peiffer’s career during the late 1990s and early 2000s was that she kept on taking roles in movies that were portraying some sort of familiar problem. From a troubled single parent in “One Fine Day” to “I Am Sam”, passing through “White Oleander”, it seemed that she was made to play these types of roles.
Between 2003 and 2007, Michelle Pfeiffer didn’t appear in any movie or television series, which might have raised some questions to those who enjoyed seeing her work. According to the actress, she just became pickier and pickier about which roles she would take, which made her become “unhirable”.
She returned to acting in 2007, with an impressive and hilarious performance in the musical movie “Hairspray”, where she worked alongside John Travolta, Christopher Walken, and Nikki Blonsky. Shortly after, she made an appearance in “Stardust”, with another interval in 2008. In 2009, Pfeiffer acted alongside Ashton Kutcher in “Personal Effects”.
While she kept on being part of some smaller productions, none really hit it off or brought as much success as expected, until in 2012 she rejoined Tim Burton on the movie “Dark Shadows”, in which she acted alongside Burton’s favorite, Johnny Depp. Five years later, she was part of “The Wizard of Lies”, a movie that landed her a Golden Globe nomination.
More recently, Michelle Pfeiffer returned to her origins as a hero, and portrayed the character The Wasp in the Marvel movie “The Ant-Man and the Wasp”. Just one year later, she continued on the topic of superheroes and appeared on “Avengers: Endgame” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”.
Although there is a lot of information online about Michelle Pfeiffer’s professional achievements, it is always interesting to learn more about what is happening with the stars behind the cameras. Let’s have a look at how her love and family life has been developing over the years.
Back in 2013, Michelle Pfeiffer made the shocking revelation that she faced many issues growing up, and when she was in her early twenties. According to the actress, she had just recently moved to Hollywood and was looking for her big break in the industry, when she met a “very controlling” couple.
This couple believed in a few strange concepts that affected the actress. Pfeiffer admitted that over time she would visit this couple more regularly but that each time she visited she was responsible for all the expenses, which quickly became financially draining.
Luckily, Pfeiffer met the actor Peter Horton, who was doing his research for a movie, and through conversations with him, she realized she was part of something unhealthy and she needed to get out. This gave her the final nudge to go after a better lifestyle.
Peter Horton quickly became a lover, and the two got married in 1981. Throughout the 1980s, they could be seen working together on several productions, however, in 1988 their relationship would come to an end, and they would officially be separated in 1990. In the following years, Pfeiffer would be involved with Fisher Stevens and John Malkovich.
After years of broken relationships, Michelle Pfeiffer was beginning to lose hope in love, however, in 1993 she took a chance and went on the blind date that would change her life. In January of that year, Pfeiffer met the writer David Kelley during a blind date in a restaurant with other people.
While Pfeiffer herself had the idea of bringing together several people for a blind date, she later recalled that it wasn’t a good one, especially because David and she barely spoke, and he spent more time chatting with her sister instead. Thinking David and her sister would make a cute couple, she decided to set them up.
Although Pfeiffer wasn’t sure about how she felt about David, the friend that invited him to the blind date was adamant that they had a lot in common, and convinced the actress to just give him an opportunity during one individual date. Luckily, Pfeiffer accepted her friend’s request.
Michelle Pfeiffer and David Kelley truly had a lot in common, and the two quickly fell in love, having gotten married just eight months after meeting each other. At that time, Pfeiffer was in the process of adopting her daughter Claudia and David assumed part of the parenting responsibilities, which made Pfeiffer certain that he was Mr. Right.
One year after their marriage, the couple welcomed their biological son, John Henry. Both children are now adults, and while they have often been seen with their celebrity parents, there isn’t much information about what studies or careers they have decided to pursue.
After twenty-seven years of marriage, Michelle Pfeiffer is still seen gushing over her husband. She has recently commented that he makes her feel like the luckiest girl alive, not only for the incredible man he is and how he treats her but also for his parenting skills and the love he gives their children.
Overall, it is fair to say that Michelle Pfeiffer has lived a fulfilling life thus far. With an interesting and dynamic career and a wonderful family and personal experiences that allowed her to grow as a person, she clearly has everything to consider herself a happy woman.
There are no bad movies that feature this amazing star and we cannot wait to see what she will do next. What do you think about her story? Let us know in the comments below what your opinion is about Michelle Pfeiffer, and don’t forget to share this article with your friends!
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