Calista Flockhart Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Sep, 2016
Facts of Calista Flockhart
Name Calista Flockhart
Birth Name Calista Kay Flockhart
Father Ronald Flockhart
Mother Kay Flockhart
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Freeport, Illinois
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $24 million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements 30-24-34
Weight in KG 51 kg
Married Yes
Married to Harrison Ford (m. 2010)
Education Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Awards People's Choice Award
Movies The Last Shot
TV Show Supergirl
Siblings Gary Flockhart
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Synopsis

Calista Flockhart is an American actress. She is notable for roles on television series like ‘Brothers & Sisters’, ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘Supergirl’. Similarly, she has also been part of a number of movies including ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘The Birdcage’. Calista has also won Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for Emmy Award for three times.

Early Life

Calista Flockhart was born on 11 November 1964 in Freeport, Illinois. She is the daughter of Ronald Flockhart, a Kraft Foods executive, and Kay, an English teacher. Currently, her parents are retired and reside in Morristown, Tennessee. She also has one elder brother Gary. As Calista’s father job required him and the family to move often, she and her brother were raised in several places such as New Jersey, Minnesota, Norwich, and New York.

Early Career

Calista Flockhart went to Shawnee High School in Medford Township, New Jersey. After her graduation in 1983, she attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Calista Flockhart graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre as one of the few students who successfully completed the whole course. Her rise to stardom was slow and steady. She spent much of the 1990s doing small roles to pay for her basic needs and also fighting for progressively larger roles.

Ally McBeal

It was not until Calista Flockhart caught the eye of producer David E. Kelley in 1997 that she became a household name. David cast her in the lead role in his new series ‘Ally McBeal’. Though Calista, at first, hesitated to be the part of the series due to some necessary commitment to the show, she was swayed by the script and joined the cast of the show. The show became an immediate success.

She also won a Golden Globe Award for her role in 'Ally McBeal'. Further, she acted in two films on television as the Sassy lawyer, starring in ‘The Last Shot’ and ‘Fragile’.

Other Works

Similarly, Calista Flockhart also performed in a starring role as Kitty Walker in the ABC critically acclaimed prime time series ‘Brothers & Sisters’. In 2014, she landed a role in ‘Full Circles' on its second season as mob boss Ellen. Likewise, in 2015, she landed on television series ‘Supergirl’ a Cat Grant. Apart from these , she has also appeared in several other television shows and movies such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her’, ‘The Last Shot’, ‘Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child’, ‘The Penguins of Madagascar’ and so on.

Personal Life

Calista Flockhart married actor Harrison Ford on 15 June 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The couple first met at the Golden Globe Awards on 20 January 2002. They became engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2009 and after one year of their engagement, they got married. The marriage ceremony was presided over by New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels and Governor Bill Richardson. Calista and her husband have one son adopted son together named Liam.

Net Worth

Stage and Screen actress Calista Flockhart’s net worth is estimated to be around $24 million 

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