Pfeiffer was the second of four children born to Dick and Donna Pfeiffer. She
was born in Santa Ana, California, but she grew up in Midway City, California.
After graduating from Fountain Valley High School, she attended Golden West College,
majoring in court reporting. She left college along with her job as a supermarket
checker at a local grocery store to pursue a career in acting. |
first appeared in the movie FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN and then in the disappointing
sequel, GREASE 2. Her next role in SCARFACE made a lasting impression, and two
years later she was cast in the movie, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK with Jack Nicholson.
The movie that really put her on the map was THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS for which
she won a Golden Globe for her role as Susie Diamond. Pfeiffer has continued to
enjoy a steady career in film and has begun to produce her own projects. She is
married to David E. Kelley, creator of ALLY MCBEAL, and they have two children,
Claudia Rose and John Henry.
She was born in Santa Ana, California. (April 29)
graduated from Fountain Valley High School.
1978 She won the
Miss Orange Countys pageant.
1980 FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN -
1981 She married Peter Horton.
GREASE 2 - film
1983 SCARFACE - film
INTO THE NIGHT, SWEET LIBERTY, LADYHAWKE - films
WITCHES OF EASTWICK - film
1988 MARRIED TO THE MOB, DANGEROUS
LIAISONS, TEQUILA SUNRISE - films
1989 THE FABULOUS BAKER
BOYS - film; She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in THE FABULOUS
1990 THE RUSSIA HOUSE - film; She and Peter Horton
divorced.; She won a Golden Globe for her role in THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS.
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - film
1992 BATMAN RETURNS - film
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - film; She married David E. Kelley. She adopted her daughter,
Claudia Rose Kelley.
1994 WOLF - film; Her son, John Henry
Kelley, was born.
1995 DANGEROUS MINDS - film; She was selected
as Woman of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL - films
ONE FINE DAY, A THOUSAND ACRES - films; She began to produce her own projects.
1999 THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,
THE STORY OF US - films
2000 WHAT LIES BENEATH - film