Calista Flockhart was born in Freeport, Illinois on November 11, 1964. She is the daughter of former Kraft Foods business executive Ronald Flockhart and teacher Kay Flockhart (also the sister of Gary Flockhart). Because of her father's job, the family moved frequently, spending time in Iowa, Minnesota, and New York before settling in New Jersey. She has dark blonde hair, brown eyes and is 5'6" tall. Her education includes graduating from Shawnee High School and later in 1987 earning a B.A. in Fine Arts (Theatre) at Rutgers University. After graduating, she headed to Manhattan to begin her professional stage career.

The actress got her big break when she was chosen to play Laura in the 1994 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Her portrayal won her both a Theatre World Award and a Clarence Derwent Award. That same year she made her film debut with a part in Quiz Show. She is most known as the star of Ally McBeal which enabled her to land solid roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her.

She has adopted Liam Flockhart who was born January 1, 2001 in San Diego and has a dog (terrier) named Webster. There has been much attention on Calista's weight and rumours float around that she has an eating disorder. Calista has denied these allegations.

Significant Other(s):

Harrison Ford, actor; dating since 2002
Sam Mendes, director; reportedly dated
Ben Stiller: actor, director; reportedly dated 1999
Was engaged in college; broke off relationship 1988


1995: Theater World Award: The Glass Menagerie
1995: Clarence Derwent Award: The Glass Menagerie
1998: Golden Globe Award: Best Actress in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy), Ally McBeal
1998: The Actor: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Ally McBeal; shared award
2000: People's Choice: Favorite Female Television Performer

Calista Flockhart's filmography:

As an Actress:
Providence (2004) (filming) .... Val
100 Greatest TV Characters, The (2001) (TV) (archive footage) .... Ally McBeal
Bash: Latterday Plays (2000) (TV)
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000) .... Christine Taylor
"Ally" (1999) TV Series .... Ally McBeal
Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1999) .... Helena
Milk & Money (1997) .... Christine
"Ally McBeal" (1997) TV Series .... Ally McBeal
Telling Lies in America (1997) .... Diney Majeski
Drunks (1997) .... Helen
Birdcage, The (1996) .... Barbara 'Barbie' Keeley
"Lifestories: Families In Crisis" (1995) TV Series .... Mary-Margaret
Pictures of Baby Jane Doe (1995) .... Jane
Getting In (1994) .... Amanda Morel
Quiz Show (1994) .... Barnard Girl
Naked in New York (1993) .... Acting student
Darrow (1991) (TV) .... Lillian Anderson
"Guiding Light, The" (1952) TV Series .... Elise (1989) ... aka "Guiding Light" (1977) (USA: new title)

As herself:
75th Annual Academy Awards, The (2003) (TV)
60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (2003) (TV) Presenter: Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001) (TV)
51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (1999) (TV)
McBeal Appeal (1999) (TV)

TV Guest Appearances:
"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 26.5) 11 November 2000
"Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" (1995) playing "Vanna Van" (voice) in episode: "Rip Van Winkle" 1999
"Practice, The" (1997) playing "Ally McBeal" in episode: "Axe Murderer" (episode # 2.26) 27 April 1998


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