DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL
ALICIA SILVERSTONE (Susan Hefley): Alicia Silverstone is best
known for her generation-defining turn in Clueless. Her performances have
garnered Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and she also won National Board of
Review. A dynamic and well-connected fixture in the acting, political, and
scientific communities, she is a dedicated activist.
Silverstone recently wrapped the independent films King Cobra, directed by James
Kelly, alongside James Franco and Garrett Clayton and Who Gets the Dog starring
opposite Ryan Kwanten. This summer she starred in Of Good Stock for the
Manhattan Theatre Company. She was recently seen alongside AJ Michalka in
High-Motor Productions' drama, Angels in Stardust directed by William Robert
Carey which was released last year.
In 1993, Silverstone made her feature film debut starring as Adrienne Forrester
in The Crush, playing a teenaged girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he
spurns her affections; won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for the
role-Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain.
After seeing her in The Crush, Marty Callner decided Silverstone would be
perfect for a role in a music video he was directing for the band Aerosmith,
called Cryin'; she was subsequently cast in two more videos, Amazing and Crazy.
These were hugely successful for both the band and Silverstone. They also got
her noticed by filmmaker Amy Heckerling, who, after seeing them, decided to cast
her in Clueless.
Clueless became a sleeper hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995.
Silverstone's performance was so well received she won the National Board of
Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performer, the MTV Movie Award for Best
Female Performance and Most Desirable Female and the American Comedy Award for
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture.
In 1997 Silverstone played Batgirl in Batman & Robin and starred alongside
Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken in the dark comedy Excess Baggage which
she also produced. Other film credits include Beauty Shop opposite Queen Latifah,
Blast from the Past, Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of the Shakespeare play
Love's Labour's Lost, Stormbreakers with Mickey Rourke and Ewan McGregor; Le
nouveau monde alongside James Gandolfini, Global Heresy, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters
Unleashed, Hideaway with Jeff Goldblum and Scorched with Woody Harrelson and
Her television credits include ABC's Suburgatory, NBC's Miss Match, for which
she was nominated for a Golden Globe, and voicing the lead character in the
animated television show Braceface which garnered her a Daytime Emmy nomination
for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. She also executive produced 75
In October 2009, Silverstone released her first book titled The Kind Diet: A
Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet. The book
went to Number One on the New York Times bestseller list. In The Kind Diet,
Silverstone shares her journey toward a more conscious way of eating and reveals
how it has made her feel better than she ever thought possible. The book is
filled with personal anecdotes, motivational tips, and nearly 100 delicious
recipes. In February 2011 the paperback version of The Kind Diet was released
with continued success and making the New York Times bestsellers list yet again.
Silverstone's second book The Kind Mama hit stores on April 15, 2014. The book
was published by Rodale Books and is a comprehensive and practical guide
empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6
months with baby.
In 2014 she started the mykind organics- vitamin line which is the first ever
food based, organic, non GMO vegan vitamin.
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