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Alicia Silverstone

Actress, Author, Entrepreneur, & Activist

Award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author Alicia Silverstone is often recognized for her role as “Cher” in the comedy hit Clueless. Through film, television and theater, her performances have garnered awards and critical praise including Emmy and Golden Globe nominations as well as a National Board of Review award. A dynamic and well-connected fixture in the acting, political, and scientific communities, Silverstone is also a dedicated activist in the health and wellness space.

Her proudest awards have come from her work as a humanitarian, health advocate and animal rights activist. A vegan for more than 20 years, Silverstone received Mercy for Animals Hope Award and Peta's 35th Anniversary Humanitarian Award. Her first bestseller, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet chronicled her own journey toward a more conscious way of eating. Her second book, The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning, was released in 2014. She is the co-founder of mykind Organics, the first ever food-based, Certified Organic, and Non-GMO Project Verified vegan supplement line. Silverstone's website, TheKindLife.com, is a platform for all things health, eco-living, and activism.

Most recently, Silverstone starred in the horror/thriller, The Lodge opposite Riley Keough and Richard Armitage which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. You will also be able to see her in William Teitler’s Judy Small, alongside Rob Cordry, Michaela Watkins and Haley Joel Osment scheduled for release this year. Silverstone also starred in the lead role of Paramount Network’s successful American Woman last year.

BIO

Silverstone made her feature film debut in 1993 as Adrienne Forrester in The Crush, playing a teenage girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; she won two MTV Movie Awards for the role—Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain.

After seeing her in The Crush, Marty Callner cast Silverstone in Aerosmith’s music videos for Cryin’, Amazing, and Crazy. The success of those videos helped Silverstone get noticed by filmmaker Amy Heckerling, who offered her a role in Clueless.

Clueless became a sleeper hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995. Silverstone’s performance earned her a National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performer, the MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Female, and the American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture.

After playing Batgirl in 1997’s Batman & Robin, Silverstone starred alongside Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken in the dark comedy Excess Baggage, which she also produced. Her other film credits include Beauty Shop opposite Queen Latifah; Blast from the Past Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost; Stormbreaker with Mickey Rourke and Ewan McGregor; Le nouveau monde alongside the James Gandolfini; Global Heresy;Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed; Hideaway with Jeff Goldblum; and Scorched with Woody Harrelson and John Cleese.

In 2016, Silverstone wrapped independent films King Cobra, alongside James Franco and Garrett Clayton, Who Gets the Dog opposite Ryan Kwanten, and Cathfight with Anne Heche and Michelle Oh. She also starred in the summer production of Of Good Stock for the Manhattan Theatre Company.

She also starred alongside Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Candice Bergen in the highly anticipated comedy, Book Club. In 2017, Silverstone worked with director, Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)on the acclaimed thriller, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman. Silverstone’s television credits include ABC’s Suburgatory, NBC’sMiss Match—for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination—and ABC Family’s animated Braceface.

Silverstone made her feature film debut in 1993 as Adrienne Forrester in The Crush, playing a teenage girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; she won two MTV Movie Awards for the role—Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain.

After seeing her in The Crush, Marty Callner cast Silverstone in Aerosmith’s music videos for Cryin’, Amazing, and Crazy. The success of those videos helped Silverstone get noticed by filmmaker Amy Heckerling, who offered her a role in Clueless.

Clueless became a sleeper hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995. Silverstone’s performance earned her a National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performer, the MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Female, and the American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture.

After playing Batgirl in 1997’s Batman & Robin, Silverstone starred alongside Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken in the dark comedy Excess Baggage, which she also produced. Her other film credits include Beauty Shop opposite Queen Latifah; Blast from the Past Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost; Stormbreaker with Mickey Rourke and Ewan McGregor; Le nouveau monde alongside the James Gandolfini; Global Heresy;Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed; Hideaway with Jeff Goldblum; and Scorched with Woody Harrelson and John Cleese.

In 2016, Silverstone wrapped independent films King Cobra, alongside James Franco and Garrett Clayton, Who Gets the Dog opposite Ryan Kwanten, and Cathfight with Anne Heche and Michelle Oh. She also starred in the summer production of Of Good Stock for the Manhattan Theatre Company.

She also starred alongside Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Candice Bergen in the highly anticipated comedy, Book Club. In 2017, Silverstone worked with director, Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)on the acclaimed thriller, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman. Silverstone’s television credits include ABC’s Suburgatory, NBC’sMiss Match—for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination—and ABC Family’s animated Braceface.

SPEECH TOPICS

Turning Your Passion Into Purpose

Living The Kind Life

An Evening with Alicia Silverstone

Books & Media