American film actress.
She was born August 10, 1959 in New York (USA).
Rosanna Arquette of the actor's family, the eldest of the five children of actor Lewis Arquette.
Her grandfather, Cliff Arquette, is a television comedian; her father is an actor and one of the founders of the satirical improv theater, The Committee.
Because of these family influences, Roseanne showed an early interest in acting work. She grew up in a liberal family. At the age of 15, Roseanne decided to hitchhike around the country, and at 17 she successfully starred in small roles on television and played in the theater.
Roseanne's first big break, when she was still a teenager, was her role in the weekly series "The End of the Harvest," starring Bette Davis.
Several television roles followed, including part of the series "James at Fifteen," before she starred in her debut motion picture, "The Grub."
Since then, she has starred continuously, including John Sayles' "It's You, Baby," "Fathers and Sons" (1986) with Jeff Goldblum, an episode of "New York Stories" directed by Martin Scorsese, "Flight of the Intruder," "Son of a Bitch," "Amazons on the Moon," "Eight Million Ways to Die" and "New American Graffiti."
In the 1980s and 1990s, Roseanne Arquette gained recognition in film circles and received many offers for roles. Often she got roles as unusual, crazy and eccentric women who deny societal norms.
She was especially proud of her unconventional roles in films made by independent studios: "After Work," "No Fools," and "Susan's Desperate Quest" (1985).
For the latter film, the actress won the British Film Academy Award and she has come to real popularity.
Roseanne Arquette continues to work on television, starring on ABC in the soon to be released weekly series "State of Terror.
On NBC, along with Anthony Perkins, she starred in the series "Into the Deep Woods" as well as "Son of the Morning Star", "The Long Road Home", "Class of 65", "Finding Patty Hearst" as well as "The Wrong Man" where she played with John Lithgow and Kevin Anderson.
Arquette was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work in the controversial The Hangman's Song.
Famous actors include Roseanne's sister Patricia and brother David. Roseanne Arquette has a daughter, Zoe Sidel, from her marriage to John Sidel.
Roseanne Arquette is dedicated to the American band Toto's song "Rosanna," which David Pach wrote while Roseanne Arquette was friends with Toto musician Steve Porcaro.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
BAFTA Award (1985):
Best Supporting Actress ("Looking for Susan").