Alison Eastwood

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Alison Eastwood
Alison Eastwood 2012.jpg
Alison Eastwood, Hollywood, California on November 10, 2012
Born (1972-05-22) May 22, 1972 (age 42)
Carmel, California, US
Occupation Actress, model, film director, fashion designer
Years active 1980–present
Parents Clint Eastwood
Relatives Kyle Eastwood (brother)
Scott Eastwood (half-brother)
Francesca Eastwood (half-sister)

Alison Eastwood (born May 22, 1972) is an American actress, film director, fashion model, and fashion designer.

Early life[edit]

Alison Eastwood was born fifteen days premature[1] in Carmel, California, the daughter of Maggie Johnson and movie star Clint Eastwood. She has a brother, Kyle Eastwood, and five half-siblings of record: Kimber Tunis, Scott Reeves, Kathryn Reeves, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood and Morgan Eastwood, all from her father's side. In a 2011 interview with The Sunday Times, she stated: "My dad has eight children by six women."[2]

Eastwood attended Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, and Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. When she was eighteen, in 1990, Eastwood enrolled at UC Santa Barbara (did not graduate) to study acting. In 1991 she was arrested for drunk driving and served three years probation.[1]

Career[edit]

Eastwood landed some professional acting roles during her childhood and preadolescent years, making her (uncredited) film debut at age seven in Bronco Billy. At age eleven, she had a major role in the thriller Tightrope (1984). She has also worked as a runway and magazine model in Paris, posing for several European fashion magazines and Vogue (U.S. edition). In February 2003, she posed nude for Playboy.[3]

More recently, Eastwood has again appeared onscreen. Her film credits include Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998), Black and White (1999), Friends & Lovers (1999), If You Only Knew (2000), Power Play (2002), Poolhall Junkies (2003), I'll Be Seeing You (2004), and Once Fallen (2010).

Eastwood made her directorial debut with Rails & Ties (2007), starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden.[4][5]

She has her own clothing line, called the Eastwood Ranch Apparel.

She is the founder of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation, which "provides support and financial assistance to animal sanctuaries, rescue groups and no-kill shelters responsible for the lifetime or temporary care of animals who need homes."[6]

On the small screen, she appeared in the Nat Geo Wild TV program Animal Intervention.[7] She has also been featured on the reality TV series Chainsaw Gang as one of the sculptor's girlfriends.[8] The sculptor is her now husband, Stacy Poitras, whom she married March 15, 2013.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Bronco Billy Child at orphanage Uncredited
1984 Tightrope Amanda Block
1997 Absolute Power Art Student
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Mandy Nicholls
1998 Just a Little Harmless Sex Laura
1998 Suicide, the Comedy Amanda
1999 Breakfast of Champions Maria Maritimo
1999 Friends & Lovers Lisa
1999 Black and White Lynn Dombrowsky TV film
2000 The Spring Sophie Weston TV film
2000 If You Only Knew Samantha
2002 Poolhall Junkies Tara
2002 The Bend Sue Morris Short
2002 Power Play Gabriella St. John
2004 I'll Be Seeing You Patricia Collins TV film
2004 They Are Among Us Finley TV film
2005 Flatbush Shellman Short
2005 The Lost Angel Billie
2005 Don't Tell Raphael
2006 Lesser Evil Karen Max TV film
2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Karen
2006 Waitin' to Live Harriett Williams
2007 One Long Night Wendy
2010 Once Fallen Kat
2011 Henry Laura Short
2013 Shadow People Sophie Lacombe
2013 Finding Harmony Sam Colter Post-production
2013 C.R.U. Allison Doyle-Ewansiha Post-production
2014 Unity Narrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Patrick McGilligan (2002). Clint: The Life and Legend. St. Martin's Press. p. 223. ISBN 0312290322. 
  2. ^ What it feels like... to be Clint Eastwood’s daughter. The Sunday Times. August 7, 2011
  3. ^ Alison Eastwood: Clint's Daughter Makes Our Day
  4. ^ Alison Eastwood Biography New York Times.
  5. ^ Eastwood's tip to daughter: take your vitamins from Reuters, September 16, 2007.
  6. ^ "Eastwood Ranch Foundation". Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374714/
  8. ^ ""Chainsaw Gang" [IMDb]". Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alison Eastwood Is Engaged". People.com. December 3, 2012. 

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