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

Alison Eastwood
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Alison Eastwood, Hollywood, California on November 10, 2012
Born (1972-05-22) May 22, 1972 (age 46)[1][2][3][4]
OccupationActress, model, fashion designer
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)
Kirk Fox
(m. 1999; div. 2000)

Stacy Poitras (m. 2013)
Parent(s)Clint Eastwood
Maggie Johnson
RelativesKyle Eastwood (brother)
Scott Eastwood (half-brother)
Francesca Eastwood (half-sister)

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Early lifeEdit

Eastwood was born in Carmel, California,[1][2][3][4][5] the daughter of Maggie Johnson and movie star Clint Eastwood. She has a brother, Kyle Eastwood, and six half-siblings, including Kimber, Scott, Kathryn, Francesca, and Morgan Eastwood.

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.[6]

CareerEdit

Eastwood landed some professional acting roles during her childhood and preadolescent years, making her (uncredited) film debut at the age of seven in Bronco Billy. At the age of 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.[7]

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), Once Fallen (2010), and The Mule (2018).

Eastwood made her directorial debut with Rails & Ties (2007), starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden.[4][8]

She has her own clothing line, called the Eastwood Ranch Apparel.[citation needed]

She is the founder of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation, a non-profit animal welfare organization.[citation needed]

On the small screen, she appeared in the Nat Geo Wild TV program Animal Intervention.[9] She has also been featured on the reality TV series Chainsaw Gang as one of the sculptor's girlfriends.[10] The sculptor is her now husband, Stacy Poitras, whom she married on March 15, 2013.[11]

Eastwood's cover of "Come Rain or Come Shine", which she is shown performing part of in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is included on the movie's soundtrack.[12]

Eastwood directed the 2017 romantic drama film Battlecreek, starring Bill Skarsgård, Paula Malcomson, and Claire van der Boom.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Bronco Billy Child at orphanage Uncredited
1980 Any Which Way You Can Kid 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 Detective Billie Palmer
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
2012 Animal Intervention Herself Docoseries
2013 Shadow People Sophie Lacombe
2014 Finding Harmony Sam Colter
2014 C.R.U. Allison Doyle-Ewansiha
2015 Unity[13] Narrator Documentary
2018 The Mule Iris

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c TCM. "ALISON EASTWOOD". Birth Place: Carmel, California, USA
  2. ^ a b c "Alison Eastwood". hollywood.com. Born: 05/22/1972 in Carmel, California, USA
  3. ^ a b c "Alison Eastwood". nndb.com. Born: 22-May-1972 Birthplace: Carmel, CA
  4. ^ a b c d Alison Eastwood Biography The New York Times. quote="Born: May 22, 1972 Birthplace: Carmel, California, USA"
  5. ^ a b "Alison Eastwood guides Southern California foundation to rescue animals". The Carmel Sandpiper Carmel High School. She has always had strong ties to Carmel. Born and raised here, Eastwood spent the entirety of her childhood as well as parts of her adult life in Carmel. Eastwood feels as though growing up in Carmel had a positive effect on her love for animals, saying, “I’ve always loved animals, ever since I grew up in Pebble Beach, California. I’ve just felt a kinship with nature and animals.”
  6. ^ Patrick McGilligan (2002). Clint: The Life and Legend. St. Martin's Press. p. 455. ISBN 0312290322.
  7. ^ Alison Eastwood: Clint's Daughter Makes Our Day Archived February 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Eastwood's tip to daughter: take your vitamins from Reuters, September 16, 2007.
  9. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374714/
  10. ^ ""Chainsaw Gang" [IMDb]". Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Alison Eastwood Is Engaged". People.com. December 3, 2012.
  12. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/midnight-in-the-garden-of-good-evil-mw0000030408
  13. ^ Dave McNary (April 22, 2015). "Documentary 'Unity' Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2015.

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