Tuesday, November 27, 2007

rosanna arquette

LONDON (AP) ― Another day, another photographic flame for Paul McCartney? Rosanna Arquette is the latest woman to be photographed with the 65-year-old ex-Beatle. The News of the World published pictures of McCartney and the 48-year-old actress walking together outside of what it said was McCartney's north London home.

The encounter took place last week, the British tabloid said ― only a month after McCartney was photographed embracing Nancy Shevell, a New Jersey trucking heiress and member of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.

McCartney's love life has been the subject of intense scrutiny amid his messy, multimillion-dollar divorce from his second wife, Heather Mills. The rock legend has previously been spotted with Renee Zellweger and Christie Brinkley.

McCartney's spokesman refused to comment on the latest photos. A representative for Arquette could not immediately be located.
Rosanna Arquette
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Rosanna Arquette

Arquette at Cannes in (2002)
Birth name Rosanna Lauren Arquette
Born August 10, 1959 (1959-08-10) (age 48)
New York City, New York
Spouse(s) John Sidel
(December 1993 - 1999) (divorced) 1 child

James Newton Howard
(13 September 1986 - 1987) (divorced)

Anthony Greco
(17 July 1979 - October 1980) (divorced)

Parents Lewis Arquette
BAFTA Awards
Best Supporting Actress
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan

Rosanna Lauren Arquette (born August 10, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress, film director, and film producer.

1 Biography
1.1 Early life
1.2 Career
1.3 Personal life
3 Filmography as actress
4 Filmography as director/producer
5 References
6 External links

[edit] Biography

[edit] Early life
Arquette was born in New York City, the daughter of Mardi Olivia (née Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor and director.[1] Arquette's paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Arquette's mother was Jewish, the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland,[2] and her father was a convert to Islam and a descendant of explorer Meriwether Lewis.[3][4][5][6] Arquette's siblings are actors Patricia, Alexis, Richmond and David Arquette. Arquette is also the sister-in-law of Courteney Cox, who is married to Arquette's brother David.

In 1963, Arquette's family moved to Chicago, where her father managed The Second City theater for several years. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved to a commune in Front Royal, Virginia. Arquette did not do well at school. In 1974, she hitchhiked across the country with three older teenagers, eventually going to San Francisco, where she worked at Renaissance and Dickens fairs. Her professional theater debut was May 27, 1977, appearing in the Story Theatre Musical Ovid's The Metamorphoses at the Callboard Theatre on Melrose Place in Los Angeles.

[edit] Career
In Hollywood, she had her first roles playing teens with troubles. A few years later she started to act in mature roles. Besides cinema movies, Arquette appeared from the beginning of her career in television films. In 1982, she earned an Emmy Award nomination for the TV film The Executioner's Song. Thereafter, she played in many cinema movies and TV films and has worked with many of the most acclaimed film directors of the last twenty years. Arquette's first starring role was in John Sayles's Baby It's You (film), a highly regarded but little seen film. She carried Desperately Seeking Susan but was eclipsed by her pop singer co-star Madonna. After Hours also played to her comedic talents but failed to find an audience while 8 Million Ways to Die was buried by the studio and for a time she quit Hollywood to work in Europe.

In 1989, Martin Scorsese offered her a part in New York Stories. Since then, Arquette has appeared, with few exceptions, in one or in several movies each year, some of them of notable interest, like Pulp Fiction and the David Cronenberg film, Crash. An offbeat choice, however, was to fly downunder and make the Australian film Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990) (also known as "…Almost"). An expensive film, and a huge box office flop, only the musical score by Bruce Smeaton was generally noted by critics, for its musical innovation. In 1990, Arquette appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial in Playboy's September issue, although she claimed it was without her prior knowledge or approval.[7]

Known for most of her career as an actress, in recent years, Arquette has also been expanding into film direction. Recent films which she has directed include the documentaries Searching for Debra Winger (2002) and All We Are Saying (2005); she served for both projects in the role of producer, as well as director.[8]

Arquette also appeared in the short running "What About Brian" as Nicole Varsi.

[edit] Personal life
Arquette was married when she was 19 to director/composer Tony Greco; they divorced in October 1980. Her 1986 marriage to composer James Newton Howard ended in divorce as well. The reconciliation with an old love of Arquette's, English pop and rock star Peter Gabriel, proved also to be impossible. More recently, Arquette has focused her energies on spending time with her daughter and promoting awareness of breast cancer, while continuing with her work, now also as a director. In 2002 her critically acclaimed documentary Searching For Debra Winger was released. In the film, Arquette interviews prominent and respected actresses (mostly between the ages of 30 and 60) in an attempt to find out whether it was practical for a working actress to successfully maintain a family.

Arquette married restaurateur Jon Sidel in 1993. One year later their daughter, Zoe Blue Sidel, was born. Arquette went on working intensively, which meant she was often away from home. The tensions this created, as well as the death of her mother from breast cancer, led the couple to divorce.

The Grammy-award winning single "Rosanna", which was the lead track on the album Toto IV (by the band of the same name) was named after Steve Porcaro's ex-girlfriend, Arquette, but the song itself was not about her, according to writer David Paich. She was involved with Steve Porcaro of Toto at the time, but according to a 1983 Rolling Stone interview, Arquette said it was written by the band about the fact that she used to bring them "juice and beer" at all hours of the night during their recording sessions.

[edit] Quotes
"I'm a wreck. I get hurt very easily. I don't have a tough shell. I'm so insecure ― it's pretty stupid for me to be in this business, isn't it?"[9]

"I have buck teeth. I sucked my thumb until I was 11... and then I went on to suck other things…"[10]

"I'm very insecure. I hate working out. I detest it. I have places that could probably be more toned, but in Europe, imperfection is beautiful".[11]

"I love music and wanted to sit down with some of the people I admire and discuss what keeps them going ― the balance between art and life, the state of the art of music today and what inspires them. Most true artists care about music as a pure, passionate art form, but can get caught in the trap of the business which, sadly, has now become more important than the artist or even the music itself".[12]


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