Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 28, 1969
DiedSeptember 11, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States
FactFormer sister-in-law of actors Nicolas Cage, and Thomas Jane who were married to her sister, Patricia Arquette.


Alexis Arquette (born Robert Arquette; July 28, 1969 – September 11, 2016) was an American actress, musician, and cabaret performer. Arquette’s acting career began in the 1980s, with roles in films such as National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). She also appeared in television series such as Roseanne and Friends. In the 1990s, Arquette began to transition to more adult roles, appearing in Pulp Fiction (1994), She’s All That (1999), and The Wedding Singer (1998).

Arquette’s gender transition was widely publicized in the media. In 2006, she completed her transition and changed her legal name to Alexis Arquette.

Arquette died on September 11, 2016, at the age of 47.

Early Life

Alexis Arquette was born Robert Arquette in Los Angeles, California, on July 28, 1969. She was the fourth child of Brenda Olivia “Mardi” (née Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor. Arquette’s paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Arquette’s mother was Jewish, while her father was a convert to Islam from Catholicism.

Arquette’s siblings are actors Rosanna, Richmond, and Patricia. Richmond died on October 11, 2020.

Arquette was educated at the private Windward School in Los Angeles.

Career

Arquette’s acting career began in the early 1980s with appearances in films such as National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). She also appeared in television series such as Roseanne and Friends. In the 1990s, Arquette began to transition to more adult roles, appearing in Pulp Fiction (1994), She’s All That (1999), and The Wedding Singer (1998).

Arquette’s gender transition was widely publicized in the media. In 2006, she completed her transition and changed her legal name to Alexis Arquette.

Arquette died on September 11, 2016, at the age of 47.

Personal Life

Arquette was married to Robert Paulsen from 1987 to 1997. They had one child together, a daughter named Zoe Bleu Paulsen-Arquette (born October 10, 1988).

Arquette was in a relationship with Matthew Ross from 2006 to 2011.

Arquette had a son, Enzo Rossi, with ex-girlfriend Carrie Ann Inaba in 1987; however, she did not meet him until he was 18 years old.

Arquette died on September 11, 2016, at the age of 47. The cause of death was cardiac arrest brought on by myocarditis caused by HIV.

General Info

Full NameAlexis Arquette
Date Of BirthJuly 28, 1969
DiedSeptember 11, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.72 m
ProfessionMusician, Actor, Cabaret Artist
NationalityAmerican

Family

ParentsLewis Arquette, Brenda Denaut
SiblingsPatricia Arquette, David Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Richmond Arquette

Accomplishments

MoviesThe Wedding Singer, Pulp Fiction, Bride of Chucky, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Jumpin' at the Boneyard, Of Mice and Men, Lords of Dogtown, She's All That, I Think I Do, Killer Drag Queens on Dope, Sometimes They Come Back... Again, Spun, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, The Movie Hero, Cleopatra...
TV ShowsWanted, The Strip

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1"I enjoy being a character actor, I enjoy being different in everything. I want a private life, I want to be able to go to 7-11 and not get into a fight with a guy because he saw me in a movie, or not have people hitting on me simply because they saw me in a movie. You want to be wanted for who you are, not what you've done or who you've become, and it's hard." Interview with Chris Lee, 1998.

Facts

#Fact
1Sister-in-law of Christina McLarty, David's second wife.
2Appearing on the 6th installment of The Surreal Life (2003) on VH-1. [March 2006]
3The family surname was spelled "Arcouet" many generations back. Her father had French-Canadian, English, Swiss-German, German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alexis's maternal grandfather, Yusseff "Joseph" Nowack, was a Jewish immigrant from Bila Zerkwa, Kiev, then in the Russian Empire, while Alexis's maternal grandmother, Claire Hibel, was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.
4Aunt of Zoe Sidel (Rosanna's daughter), Enzo Rossi, Harlow Olivia Calliope Elliott (Patricia's children), Coco Arquette and Charlie West Arquette (David's children).
5Former sister-in-Law of Courteney Cox, who was married to her brother, David Arquette.
6Sister-in-law of Todd Morgan, Rosanna's 4th husband.
7Former sister-in-law of Tony Greco, James Newton Howard and John Sidel, who were married to her sister, Rosanna Arquette.
8Was cast as the "Young Boy" in The Tubes' "She's a Beauty" video because she happened to be on the set that day.
9Alexis is also an L.A. area underground cartoonist, her most famous strip was called "Nico's Mobile Mole" and was about her friend, actress Nico Petrakis.
10Former sister-in-law of actors Nicolas Cage, and Thomas Jane who were married to her sister, Patricia Arquette.
11Granddaughter of Cliff Arquette and Julie Harrison.
12Sister of Richmond Arquette, David Arquette, Patricia Arquette, and Rosanna Arquette.
13Daughter of Lewis Arquette and Brenda Denaut.
14Arquette posed as the Hindu god Krishna for a controversial cover for Genre Magazine (a gay men's publication).

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Citizens2018post-productionThe Cop
The Pretender2016Short completedChardonnay Tequila
Blended2014Georgina
Fire Island '792013Short voice
Getting Back to Zero2013Judy
Hard Breakers2010Ms. Independence
Here & Now2010Ramona
Californication2008TV SeriesLady In Jail
Wanted2005TV SeriesPaula
Lords of Dogtown2005Tranny
Wasabi Tuna2003Champange Anna
The Movie Hero2003Strange, Yet Attractive Woman
Killer Drag Queens on Dope2003Ginger (as Eva Destruction)
Boxer Shorts2002VideoRichard (segment "Audit")
Spun2002Moustache Cop
The Trip2002Michael
Tomorrow by Midnight2001Sidney
Friends2000-2001TV SeriesThe Waiter in Drag / The Customer
Audit2001ShortRichard
Son of the Beach2001TV SeriesBeverly
Xena: Warrior Princess2001TV SeriesCaligula
Perfect Lover2001Onix
Boys Life 32000Adam (segment "Inside Out")
The Price of Air2000Willy
Beggars and Choosers1999-2000TV SeriesLarry
Felicity2000TV SeriesJim
Piccadilly Pickups2000Henri de la Plus Ooh Arrgh
The Strip1999TV SeriesCleo
Clubland1999Steven
Out in Fifty1999Kim
She's All That1999Mitch
Fool's Gold1998Mark
Bride of Chucky1998Damien
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror1998VideoGreg
Love Kills1998James
Cleopatra's Second Husband1998Alex
The Wedding Singer1998George
Kiss & Tell1997Amerod Burkowitz
Close To1997ShortDeaf Mute
I Think I Do1997Bob
Goodbye America1997Paul Bladon
Inside Out1997ShortAdam
Scream, Teen, Scream1996ShortLisa Marie
Never Met Picasso1996Andrew Magnus
Sometimes They Come Back... Again1996VideoTony Reno
Cosas que nunca te dije1996Paul
Days of the Pentecost1995Mechanic
Frank & Jesse1995Charlie Ford
Paradise Framed1995
Roseanne1995TV Series
White Man's Burden1995Panhandler
Frisk1995Punk (victim #3)
Dead Weekend1995TV MovieMcHacker
Don't Do It1994David
Pulp Fiction1994Fourth Man
Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg1994TV MovieDenver McDowell
Threesome1994Dick
Jack Be Nimble1993Jack
Grief1993Bill
Grey Knight1993Cpl. Dawson
Miracle Beach1992Lars
Of Mice and Men1992Whitt
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992Vampire DJ (uncredited)
Jumpin' at the Boneyard1991Dan
American Playhouse1991TV SeriesWerner Hauser
Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen1990Milan
Terminal Bliss1990Craig Murphy
High Score1990Yago / Freddie
Alien Nation1989TV SeriesJohn Barrymore
Last Exit to Brooklyn1989Georgette

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Motorama1991storyboard artist

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killer Drag Queens on Dope2003producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wedding Singer1998performer: "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Most Annoying Couples We Love to Hate2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration2008TV MovieHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother2007DocumentaryHerself
Certifiably Jonathan2007DocumentaryHerself
Top Design2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Poorman's Bikini Beach2006TV SeriesHerself
The Surreal Life2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow2005DocumentaryHimself
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHimself
L.A. Pool Party2001TV SeriesHimself
Digital Sex2001DocumentaryHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Ruby2000TV SeriesHimself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHerself
The Adam and Joe Show1999TV SeriesHimself
So Graham Norton1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wigstock: The Movie1995DocumentaryHerself
The Word1993TV SeriesHimself
A Matter of Opinion2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Playing the Straight Man2014Documentary shortHerself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2009TV SeriesHerself / Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2017TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1997Grand Jury AwardL.A. OutfestOutstanding Actor in a Feature FilmNever Met Picasso (1996)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1994Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorJack Be Nimble (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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