Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California to a former ballerina and famed film director, John Huston. As the child of a father who traveled from movie set to movie set, Huston spent much of her childhood abroad, first moving to Ireland and eventually living in London after her parents’ breakup. In 1968, Huston left school to focus on acting. It was her filmmaking father, however, who first cast his daughter in larger roles, starting with A Walk with Love in 1969. The movie did little for the starlet’s career, but the tragic passing of her mother a decade later in a car crash made Huston re-examine her life goals, and again she focused on the big screen. Early roles included parts in The Postman Always Rings Twice with Jack Nicholson and The Ice Pirates. It was the 1985 career-changing role of an estranged daughter in Prizzi’s Honor that earned the actress her first Academy Award®, as she became the third generation of actors in her family to win an Oscar®. More high-profile films soon followed, including Gardens of Stone, The Dead, Mr. North, and the 1989 television miniseries Lonesome Dove. She followed up with roles in several Woody Allen films, including the 1989’s Crimes and Misdemeanors and Enemies: A Love Story – which earned her another Oscar nod – plus The Witches and The Grifters in 1990, earning her yet a third Academy Award nomination. Huston eventually followed her father’s directing footsteps with Bastard Out of California and Agnes Browne, in which she also had a starring role. The early 2000s introduced a repertoire of Wes Anderson movies to her film credits. Her career includes 75 film and television roles, and nearly 40 awards. Huston’s also known for her animal rights activism. She was named PETA’s Person of the Year in 2012.