She was born on October 4,1976, in San Francisco, California to parents of English decent. Her mom, Didi was a former airline stewardess and her dad Monty, a real estate Investor. Alicia attended San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California, where the movie Dangerous Minds was filmed.
At the age of 6, Alicia received a series of modeling jobs. Soon thereafter, she appeared in a Domino’s Pizza television commercial and then, who could forget her guest appearance as Kevin’s Fred Savage dream girl on The Wonder Years.
Alicia landed her first movie, The Crush at the age of 15. She starred as the man-hungry Adrian Forrester opposite Cary Elews, and won “Best Villain” and “Breakthrough Performance” at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards. During the filming, she found an injured dog on the side of the road. Since then, animal-lover Alicia contributes a portion of her movie earnings to an animal foundation.
After The Crush Alicia starred in three Aerosmith music videos entitled “Cryin,” “Crazy,” and “Amazing.” “Cryin,” the first of the three music videos, was honored as MTV ’s Best Video of All Time. After a few made-for-TV movies, Alicia could be seen in The Babysitter, Hide Away, True Crime, and “The Nouveau Monde”. That same year, Alicia starred in the movie Clueless and pulled heart strings of adolescent males everywhere. She then went on to co-star as Batgirl in the fourth Batman and Robin -opposite names like George Clooney, Uma Thurman, Chris O’Donnell, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Her film career has never achieved real prominence but she continues to be a prolific actress, appearing in 2 movies in 2002: “Scorched”, a bank robbery comedy with Woody Harrelson and John Cleese, and “Global Heresy”, another comedy with Peter O’Toole. Both movies received average reviews but passed almost unnoticed.
- Razzie: Worst Supporting Actress, Batman & Robin, 1998
- Blockbuster Entertainment: Favorite Female Newcomer, Clueless, 1996
- MTV: Most Desirable Female, 1996 MTV: Best Female Performance, Clueless, 1996
- American Comedy: Funniest Female Performer in Film, Clueless, 1996
- National Board of Review: Outstanding Newcomer, Clueless, 1995
- MTV Movie: Best Villain, The Crush, 1994
- MTV Movie Award: Best Breakthrough Performance, The Crush, 1994