|Date of Birth||August 21, 1975 (age 38)|
|Working for||Movies, TV Shows|
|Spouse||Peter Krause, Ben Folds|
|Education at||Boston University|
|Net Worth(s)||$50 million|
|Name on Birth||Alicia Roanne Witt|
Actress Alicia Witt combines willowy good looks with a reputation for braininess. She is an American film, stage, television actress and singer.
Born Aug. 21, 1975 in Worcester, MA, Alicia Roanne, Witt was speaking at one month old and reading/memorizing/reciting Shakespeare by one years of age. As a child prodigy, she made national headlines and sparked multiple magazine pieces, including a memorable spot on "That's Incredible!"; (ABC, 1980-84); where the four-year-old Witt performed the famed balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Home schooled and gifted in numerous disciplines.
Witt had never even seen a movie when David Lynch cast her as a mystical child in his sweeping science-fiction saga "Dune" (1984). Of her many gifts, however, Witt was most passionate about music, demonstrating a world-class talent for piano and building a reputation as one of the most gifted pianists of her generation, winning multiple awards and rankings. After earning her high school diploma at just age 14, Witt decided to pursue an entertainment career, starting with a guest spot on Lynch's "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) as a youthful piano prodigy.
In 2000, Witt had starring roles on the television shows Ally McBeal and The Sopranos; the lead role in the comedy Playing Mona Lisa; a supporting part in John Waters's Cecil B. Demented; and her stage debut at Los Angeles's now-closed Tiffany Theater in Robbie Fox's musical The Gift, in which she played a high-priced stripper with a disease.
In the following years, Witt's acting career slowed. She had a small part in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky intended as a reference to her roles in Dune and Liebestraum; played a college graduate who discusses losing her virginity in the experimental Ten Tiny Love Stories; and was the trailer-trash Barbie in American Girl, which was released to video in 2005.
Witt appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock. In 2003-04, she lived primarily in the United Kingdom, filming The Upside of Anger opposite Kevin Costner and starring as Evelyn in a stage production of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things. Between these two projects, she went to South Africa to shoot the German TV movie Kingdom in Twilight, which also goes by the names The Sword of Xanten, The Ring of the Nibelungs and, in the United States, Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King. Witt played Kriemhild in this film interpretation of the epic poem Das Nibelungenlied. On June 14, 2004, Witt modeled what is believed to be the most expensive hat ever made for Christie's auction house in London. The Chapeau d'Amour, designed by Louis Mariette, is valued at US$ 2.7 million and is encrusted in diamonds. In September 2006 she returned to the London stage at the Royal Court Theatre in Piano/Forte, portraying the piano-playing Abigail, a role in which she demonstrated herself to be an outstanding pianist.
Alicia is on Season 5 of the Emmy-award winning FX series 'Justified' with Timothy Olyphant, in which she is heavily recurring as Wendy Crowe, the smart and sexy paralegal sister of crime lord Danny Crowe, played by Michael Rapaport. The season premiere, in which Alicia is introduced, airs January 5, 2014.
Additionally, she is recurring in 2013 on the ABC series 'Betrayal', as the long-estranged sister of Sara (Hannah Ware). Her first episode aired Nov. 10.
She was married to Peter Krause before. She divorced with him and currently she is married to Ben Folds.
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