Alison Eastwood

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Alison Eastwood
Alison Eastwood 2012.jpg
Alison Eastwood, Hollywood, California on November 10, 2012
Born(1972-05-22) May 22, 1972 (age 41)
Carmel, California, US
OccupationActress, model, film director, fashion designer
Years active1980–present
ParentsClint Eastwood
RelativesKyle Eastwood (brother)
Scott Eastwood (half-brother)
Francesca Eastwood (half-sister)
 
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Alison Eastwood
Alison Eastwood 2012.jpg
Alison Eastwood, Hollywood, California on November 10, 2012
Born(1972-05-22) May 22, 1972 (age 41)
Carmel, California, US
OccupationActress, model, film director, fashion designer
Years active1980–present
ParentsClint Eastwood
RelativesKyle Eastwood (brother)
Scott Eastwood (half-brother)
Francesca Eastwood (half-sister)

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

Early life[edit]

Alison Eastwood was born fifteen days premature[1] in Carmel, California, the daughter of Maggie Johnson and movie star Clint Eastwood. She has a brother, Kyle Eastwood, and five half-siblings of record: Kimber Tunis, Scott Reeves, Kathryn Reeves, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood and Morgan Eastwood, all from her father's side. In a 2011 interview with The Sunday Times, she stated: "My dad has eight children by six women."[2]

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. In 1991 she was arrested for drunk driving and served three years probation.[1]

Career[edit]

Eastwood landed some professional acting roles during her childhood and preadolescent years, making her (uncredited) film debut at age seven in Bronco Billy. At age 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.[3]

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), and Once Fallen (2010).

Eastwood made her directorial debut with Rails & Ties (2007), starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden.[4][5]

She has her own clothing line, called the Eastwood Ranch Apparel.

She is the founder of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation, which "provides support and financial assistance to animal sanctuaries, rescue groups and no-kill shelters responsible for the lifetime or temporary care of animals who need homes."[6]

On the small screen, she appeared in the Nat Geo Wild TV program Animal Intervention.[7] She has also been featured on the reality TV series Chainsaw Gang as one of the sculptor's girlfriends.[8] The sculptor is her now husband, Stacy Poitras, whom she married March 15, 2013.[9]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1980Bronco BillyChild at orphanageUncredited
1984TightropeAmanda Block
1997Absolute PowerArt Student
1997Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilMandy Nicholls
1998Just a Little Harmless SexLaura
1998Suicide, the ComedyAmanda
1999Breakfast of ChampionsMaria Maritimo
1999Friends & LoversLisa
1999Black and WhiteLynn DombrowskyTV film
2000The SpringSophie WestonTV film
2000If You Only KnewSamantha
2002Poolhall JunkiesTara
2002The BendSue MorrisShort
2002Power PlayGabriella St. John
2004I'll Be Seeing YouPatricia CollinsTV film
2004They Are Among UsFinleyTV film
2005FlatbushShellmanShort
2005The Lost AngelBillie
2005Don't TellRaphael
2006Lesser EvilKaren MaxTV film
2006How to Go Out on a Date in QueensKaren
2006Waitin' to LiveHarriett Williams
2007One Long NightWendy
2010Once FallenKat
2011HenryLauraShort
2013Shadow PeopleSophie Lacombe
2013Finding HarmonySam ColterPost-production
2013C.R.U.Allison Doyle-EwansihaPost-production
2014UnityNarrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Patrick McGilligan (2002). Clint: The Life and Legend. St. Martin's Press. p. 223. ISBN 0312290322. 
  2. ^ What it feels like... to be Clint Eastwood’s daughter. The Sunday Times. August 7, 2011
  3. ^ Alison Eastwood: Clint's Daughter Makes Our Day
  4. ^ Alison Eastwood Biography New York Times.
  5. ^ Eastwood's tip to daughter: take your vitamins from Reuters, September 16, 2007.
  6. ^ "Eastwood Ranch Foundation". Retrieved 02/08/2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374714/
  8. ^ ""Chainsaw Gang" [IMDb]". Retrieved 02/08/2014. 
  9. ^ "Alison Eastwood Is Engaged". People.com. December 3, 2012. 

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