Alicia Silverstone is an actress on stage, film, and television. She began her career in 1992, and was at the height of her career during the 1990s. Now, Alicia Silverstone’s net worth is estimated at $60 million. Here is how the actress accrued her wealth.
Alicia Silverstone’s Early Life
Alicia Silverstone was born in San Francisco on October 4, 1976. Although she was born in the United States, her parents are British. She was raised in Hillsborough, California, and she attended Crocker Middle School, followed by San Mateo High School. Silverstone was a child model, and her modeling led to her appearing in several commercials. The first television commercial in which she appeared was for Domino’s Pizza. Her commercial appearances led to her becoming a teen actress.
Her Career in the 1990s
Other than commercials, Alicia Silverstone’s first credited acting role was playing a teen girl in the hit series ‘the Wonder Years’ in 1992. She made her film debut a year later when she landed the lead role in the 1993 film ‘The Crush.’ To fulfill the demands of filming, Silverstone was legally emancipated at the age of 15. For her performance in this role, the actress won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards. The 1990s were the height of Silverstone’s career in film, as she had multiple roles during this decade. According to IMDb, some of the films in which she appeared during the first of the 1990s were ‘Le Nouveau Monde,’ ‘Hideaway,’ ‘Clueless,’ and ‘The Babysitter.’ In the second half of the 1990s, her film roles included ‘True Crime,’ ‘Batman & Robin,’ ‘Excess Baggage,’ and ‘Blast from the Past.’ Silverstone also appeared in several television movies throughout the 1990s. These included ‘Torch Song,’ ‘Scattered Dreams,’ and ‘Cool and the Crazy.’ In 1994, she appeared in a single episode of the series ‘Rebel Highway.’ She appeared as herself in the 1998 documentary ‘Wildlife Vet.’
Silverstone’s Career from 2000 Onwards
While Silverstone’s career had continued to escalate during the 1990s, she decided to take a break from the spotlight in the early 2000s. However, she did not take a break from acting entirely, as she continued to work on stage and took on smaller film and television roles. She also provided the voice of Sharon Spitz in the animated series ‘Braceface,’ for which she was an executive producer, from 2001 to 2003. In 2003, Silverstone landed the lead role of Kate Fox in the NBC series ‘Mismatch.’ Despite receiving a Golden Globe nomination for her performance, the series received moderate reviews, and the series was canceled after just 11 episodes. Some of the films in which Silverstone appeared during the 2000s included ‘Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,’ ‘Beauty Shop,’ ‘Stormbreaker,’ and ‘Tropic Thunder.’ She also continued to appear in stage productions during this decade.During the 2010s, Silverstone increased her acting work, although her focus remained on theater roles and independent productions. She also appeared in several television series, including ‘Suburgatory,’ ‘Making a Scene with James Franco,’ ‘Jeff & Some Aliens,’ and ‘American Woman.’ In the latter, she played the main role of Bonnie Nolan.
She also took on film roles. Some of her films in this decade included ‘Catfight,’ ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,’ ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes,’ and ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer.’ Others were ‘The Art of Getting By,’ ‘Butter,’ ‘Vamps,’ ‘Gods Behaving Badly,’ ‘Ass Backwards,’ ‘Angels in Stardust,’ and ‘King Cobra.’ Silverstone also provided voices for several films during the 2010s. In 2014, she provided the voice of Belka in ‘Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon’ and for Sacha in ‘Jungle Shuffle.’ A year later, she provided the voice for Marie Silberhaus in ‘The Nutcracker Sweet.’ Most recently, Silverstone played one of the main roles in the Netflix series ‘The Babysitters Club’ and starred alongside Diane Keaton in the 2018 film ‘Book Club.’ She also provided the voice of Queen Marlena in the 2020 Netflix animation series ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation.’ Her 2020 films include ‘Bad Therapy,’ ‘Valley Girl,’ and ‘Sister of the Groom.’ The latter is in post-production, and she plays the role of Audrey and is an executive producer for the film.
Silverstone has also appeared in several music videos. The first three videos in which she appeared were all for ‘Aerosmith’ in the 1990s. The singles were ‘Cryin’,’ ‘Amazing,’ and ‘Crazy.’ Her appearances in the Aerosmith music videos helped her to raise her profile during the 1990s. In 2009, she appeared in the video for Rob Thomas’ single ‘Her Diamonds,’ and then she appeared in the Beastie Boys 2011 single ‘Fight for Your Right Revisited.’
In addition to her acting career, Alicia Silverstone has also dabbled in cookery writing. She is a vegan who endorses PETA activities, and this led to her writing a vegan cookbook called ‘The Kind Diet,’ which was published in 2009. At the same time, she launched an associated vegan website called ‘The Kind Life.’
Alicia Silverstone’s Net Worth
According to the Cheat Sheet, Alicia Silverstone’s net worth is $20 million. She has accrued her wealth as an actress working in stage, film, and television. Her film roles have been a particularly lucrative element of her career.
Her Personal Life
In her personal life, Silverstone was married to rock musician Christopher Jarecki. The couple met in 1997 outside a movie theater and dated for eight years before they finally married in 2005. Their wedding took place on the shores of Lake Tahoe. After their marriage, they lived together in an eco-friendly home in Los Angeles. Together, they have a son who was born in 2011. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last, and Silverstone and Jarecki separated in 2018. Silverstone filed for divorce a couple of months later, and the divorce was finalized in November 2018.
Written by Allen Lee
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