August 21, 1975
46 years old
5 ft 8½ in | 174 cm tall
34-24-35 in | 86.5-61-89 cm
59 kg | 130 lbs
8.5 US | 39 EU
Alicia Roanne Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, on August 21, 1975, is an American actress.
Young Alicia Witt began her professional acting career as a child actress, was discovered by David Lynch, at the age of 5.
She started her career as a classical pianist, at the age of 7.
She made her big screen debut in epic science fiction film Dune (1984) in role as Alia Atreides.
She got her television debut in ABC mystery horror drama series Twin Peaks (1990) in episode #2.1, in role as Gersten Hayward.
Her breakthrough performance came as Bonnie in independent drama film Fun (1994).
She landed her stage debut in a musical "The Gift" (2001), at Tiffany Theater, Los Angeles.
She made her West End debut in a play "The Shape of Things" (2004) at New Ambassadors Theatre, London.
She released first full length album "Live at Rockwood" in 2012.
She made her directorial debut with short drama movie Belinda's Swan Song (2006).
She won the Sundance Film Festival Award for Special Jury Recognition for Acting (shared with Renee Humphrey) and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for her role as Bonnie in drama film Fun (1994).
She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Young Actor / Actress for her role as Natalie Simon in slasher film Urban Legend (1998).
She won the The Comedy Festival Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actor for her performance as Claire Goldstein in comedy movie Playing Mona Lisa (2000).
The Upside of Anger (2005) romantic comedy drama opposite Joan Allen, Kevin Costner and Evan Rachel Wood
Cecil B. Demented (2000) comedy with Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Last Holiday (2006) romantic comedy drama opposite Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and Timothy Hutton
88 Minutes (2007) thriller with Al Pacino, Leelee Sobieski and William Forsythe
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993) romantic drama opposite Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda and Tim Roth
She voiced Caitlin Fairchild in animated superhero film Gen¹³ (1998).
Bongwater (1998) comedy romance with Luke Wilson, Jack Black and Brittany Murphy
Passion's Way (1999) historical drama opposite Sela Ward, Timothy Dalton and Jamie Glover
Playing Mona Lisa (2000) comedy with Harvey Fierstein, Brooke Langton and Johnny Galecki
Vanilla Sky (2001) science fiction psychological thriller opposite Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz and Cameron Diaz
The Bronx Bull (2017) biographical sports with William Forsythe, Paul Sorvino and Joe Mantegna
I Care a Lot (2020) black comedy opposite Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage and Eiza González
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her role as Zoey Woodbine in CBS sitcom Cybill (1995-1998).
Ally McBeal (2000) Fox legal comedy drama series in role as Hope Mercey
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007) police procedural drama series in role as Det. Nola Falacci
The Mentalist (2009-2012) CBS drama series in role as Rosalind Harker
Friday Night Lights (2009-2011) NBC sports drama series in role as Cheryl
Justified (2014) FX Western crime drama series in role as Wendy Crowe
House of Lies (2015) Showtime comedy series in role as Maya
Nashville (2016) ABC musical soap opera in role as Autumn Chase
Twin Peaks (2017) Showtime mystery horror drama series in role as Gersten Hayward
She had recurring role as Nikki Kim in Fox supernatural horror television series The Exorcist (2017).
Orange Is the New Black (2019) Netflix comedy drama streaming series in role as Zelda
She was homeschooled.
Studied piano at the Boston University.
Has one brother, Ian Rob Witt.
Has Irish, Italian, French-Canadian, Polish and English ancestry.
She is also an accomplished pianist, singer and songwriter.
Supporter of "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals".
Lives in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
She dated Peter Krause (1995-1999).
She was married to Nathan Foulger (2003-2006).
She started dating Ben Folds in 2017.