Arquette attending VH1's Daisy of Love premiere party at My House, Hollywood, CA in April, 2009.
July 28, 1969 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Eva Destruction|
Arquette was born in Los Angeles, California to Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak), an actor, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher, and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor and director. Her paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Her mother was Jewish, the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland. Arquette's siblings are actors Rosanna, Patricia, Richmond, and David.
In 1982, at the age of twelve, Arquette's first job was as "this little kid who's on a ride with all these women and whatnot" in the music video "She's a Beauty" by The Tubes. In 1986, Arquette debuted on the big screen in an uncredited role as Alexis, the androgynous friend and bandmate of the sexually ambivalent, angst-filled teenager Max Whiteman (Evan Richards) in the comedy film Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Twenty years later, she transitioned from male to female, an experience that was documented in the film, Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
At nineteen, Arquette landed her first featured film role, playing transvestite Georgette in Last Exit to Brooklyn. The majority of her film work has been in low-budget or independent films. She appeared in I Think I Do, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, Sometimes They Come Back... Again, and Killer Drag Queens on Dope, among 40 other independent pictures.
Arquette has appeared in supporting roles in Pulp Fiction as well as mainstream films, including Threesome, Bride of Chucky and an appearance as a Boy George fanatic in The Wedding Singer, performing "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?". In 2001, Arquette played the Roman emperor Caligula in two episodes of the cult television show Xena: Warrior Princess. That same year, Arquette guest starred in the Friends episode "The One with Chandler's Dad" and had a cameo appearance in Son of the Beach.
In September 2005, VH1 announced Arquette as one of the celebrity house-guests on the sixth season of its reality show The Surreal Life. On January 31, 2007, Arquette was a featured celebrity client and guest judge on the premiere episode of Bravo's reality television show Top Design. Arquette also made a cameo appearance in Robbie Williams' "She's Madonna" video.
|1989||Last Exit to Brooklyn||Georgette|
|1990||Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen||Milan|
|1990||High Score||Yago / Freddie|
|1992||Jumpin' at the Boneyard||Dan|
|1992||Terminal Bliss||Craig Murphy|
|1992||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Vampire DJ|
|1992||Of Mice and Men||Whitt|
|1993||Grey Knight||Cpl. Dawson|
|1993||Jack Be Nimble||Jack|
|1994||Pulp Fiction||Man #4|
|1994||Don't Do It||David|
|1995||Days of the Pentecost||Mechanic|
|1995||Frank & Jesse||Charlie Ford|
|1995||Frisk||Punk (victim #3)|
|1995||White Man's Burden||Panhandler|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Amerod Burkowitz|
|1996||Cosas que nunca te dije||Paul|
|1996||Sometimes They Come Back... Again||Tony Reno||Video|
|1996||Never Met Picasso||Andrew Magnus|
|1996||Scream, Teen, Scream||Lisa Marie||Short film|
|1997||Inside Out||Adam||Short film|
|1997||Goodbye America||Paul Bladon|
|1997||I Think I Do||Bob|
|1997||Close To||Deaf Mute||Short film|
|1998||Wedding Singer, TheThe Wedding Singer||George|
|1998||Cleopatra's Second Husband||Alex|
|1998||Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror||Greg||Video|
|1998||Bride of Chucky||Damien|
|1999||She's All That||Mitch|
|1999||Out in Fifty||Kim|
|2000||Piccadilly Pickups||Henri de la Plus Ooh Arrgh|
|2000||Price of Air, TheThe Price of Air||Willy|
|2000||Boys Life 3||Adam||Segment: "Inside Out"|
|2001||Tomorrow by Midnight||Sidney|
|2002||Trip, TheThe Trip||Michael|
|2003||Killer Drag Queens on Dope||Ginger|
|2003||Movie Hero, TheThe Movie Hero||Strange, Yet Attractive Woman|
|2003||Wasabi Tuna||Champangne Anna|
|2005||Lords of Dogtown||Tranny|
|2010||Here & Now||Ramona|
|2010||Hard Breakers||Ms. Independence|
|2011||Getting Back to Zero||Judy|
|1989||Alien Nation||John Barrymore||Episode: "Contact"|
|1991||American Playhouse||Werner Hauser||Episode: "The Hollow Boy"|
|1994||Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg||Denver McDowell||TV film|
|1995||Dead Weekend||McHacker||TV film|
|1995||Roseanne||Episode: "December Bride"|
|1999||Strip, TheThe Strip||Cleo||Episodes: "Games Without Frontiers", "Send Me an Angel", "Even Better Than the Real Thing"|
|1999-2000||Beggars and Choosers||Larry / Lola||TV series|
|2000||Felicity||Jim||Episode: "Docuventary II"|
|2000||Friends||The Customer||Episode: "The One with Rachel's Sister"|
|2001||Friends||The Waiter in Drag||Episode: "The One with Chandler's Dad"|
|2001||Xena: Warrior Princess||Caligula||Episodes: "The God You Know", "You Are There"|
|2001||Son of the Beach||Beverly||Episode: "B.J. Blue Hawaii"|
|2005||Wanted||Paula||Episode: "Lips Are Lips"|
|2008||Californication||Lady in Jail||Episode: "The Great Ashby"|
- "Rosanna Arquette Biography".
- Pfefferman, Naomi (2002-10-08). "Arquette Reconnects". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
- "USA WEEKEND Magazine".
- Hoggard, Liz (2006-08-18). "Patricia Arquette: The not-so-dippy hippie". London: Independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
- Lee, Chris (1998). "Interview with Alexis Arquette". indexmagazine. Archived from the original on 15 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
- Alexis Arquette at the Internet Movie Database
- Down and Out in Beverly Hills at the Internet Movie Database
- Ali, Lorraine (May 13, 2007). "None of Us Are Safe". Newsweek.
- "Killer Drag Queen on Dope".