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Liane Alexandra Curtis (born July 11, 1965) is an American film and television actress and musician, known for her appearances in B movies as Critters 2: The Main Course and Girlfriend from Hell, as well as smaller roles in higher profile classics such as Sixteen Candles.[1]

Liane Curtis
Born Liane Alexandra Curtis
(1965-07-11) July 11, 1965 (age 52)
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation Actress, producer, songwriter
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Timothy J. Mackenzie (m. 1999)
Children 3
Parent(s) Jack Curtis
Paulette Rubinstein

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Early lifeEdit

Liane Alexandra Curtis was born in New York City. She attended the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City. Curtis' parents, Jack Curtis (1926–1970) and Paulette Rubinstein (maiden; born 1923) did many voices for the U.S. dubs of Japanese sci-fi films and TV series. Jack and Paulette married December 31, 1964. Jack was a voice actor for characters that included Pops Racer and Inspector Detector for the Japanese anime series Speed Racer in 1967 as well as a director and producer of The Flesh Eaters in 1964. Paulette was an actress as well as screenwriter and songwriter and has performed with Eddie Albert in The Seven Year Itch (early 1950s) and with Julie Andrews in The Boy Friend (1954). Paulette was also known as Paulette Girard. From about 1951 about 1956, she was married to jazz accordionist Mat Mathews (1924–2009).[citation needed]

Curtis's paternal grandmother, Mabel Curtis (née Ford; 1888–1982), the third wife (of three) of her paternal grandfather, Jack Curtis (né Jacob Zinn; born 1880), was a popular tap dancer in a quartet of four sisters known then as The Four Fords. Curtis's father's first wife, Anna Chandler (1879–1957), was a widely known vaudeville actress and mezzo-soprano. Curtis's cousin, Roy Benson (January 17, 1914 – December 6, 1977) was a stage magician born in Courbevoie in France. Just like the rest of the family Benson was also an accomplished musician. He is credited for Special Effects, having created the monster for the film The Flesh Eaters (1964) directed by Liane's father, Jack Curtis. Benson was very respected among his peers.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Curtis' feature film debut was Baby It's You directed by John Sayles.[1]

Curtis founded Vulcan A Productions in 2005, located in Los Angeles, to produce and distribute feature films, reality and scripted television. She also co-owned the production company oy-oy-click-click.com (inactive as of 2010) with Kathy Messick which they formed in 2004 in Santa Monica, California. In 2006, she formed Mackenzie Group Entertainment, Inc., with her husband, Timothy J Mackenzie, a now suspended California corporation. The company had worked with USO San Diego as Special Event producers and also manage a few artists.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Curtis is married to Timothy J. Mackenzie on March 21, 1999. They have three children. The youngest, Jacqueline MacKenzie (born 1999), who she had with Mackenzie, is a vocal artist who appeared as a contestant on American Idol's Season 14.[citation needed]

TV and filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Who's Who in Hollywood (revised edition, Curtis is in Vol. 1 of 2), by David Ragan, Facts on File (1992); OCLC 423825688

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