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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 48)
OccupationActress, model, fashion designer
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)
(
m. 1999; div. 2000)

(
m. 2013)
Parent(s)Clint Eastwood
Maggie Johnson
RelativesKyle Eastwood (brother)
Scott Eastwood (half-brother)
Francesca Eastwood (half-sister)

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

Early life[edit]

Eastwood was born in Santa Monica, California,[1][2] the daughter of Margaret Neville Johnson (b. 1931) and movie star Clint Eastwood. She has a brother, Kyle (b. 1968), and seven known paternal half-siblings: Laurie (b. 1954), Kimber (b. 1964), Scott (b. 1986), Kathryn (b. 1988), Francesca (b. 1993) and Morgan (b. 1996).

Eastwood attended Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, and Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. In 1990, aged 18, Eastwood enrolled at UC Santa Barbara to study acting; she did not graduate.[3]

Career[edit]

Eastwood landed some professional acting roles during her childhood and preadolescent years, making an uncredited movie debut at the age of seven in Bronco Billy (1980). Her acting in the 1984 thriller Tightrope earned her a Young Artist Award nomination. She has also worked as a runway and magazine model in Paris, posing for several European fashion magazines and Vogue (U.S. edition). She posed nude in the February 2003 issue of Playboy.[4]

Since then, 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), Once Fallen (2010), and The Mule (2018).

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

She has her own clothing line, called the Eastwood Ranch Apparel.[6] She is the founder of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation, a non-profit animal welfare organization.[6]

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

Eastwood's cover of "Come Rain or Come Shine", which she is shown performing part of in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is included on the movie's soundtrack.[9]

Eastwood directed the romantic drama film Battlecreek (2017), starring Bill Skarsgård, Paula Malcomson, and Claire van der Boom.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Bronco Billy Child at orphanage Uncredited
1980 Any Which Way You Can Kid Uncredited
1984 Tightrope Amanda Block
1997 Absolute Power Art Student Uncredited
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Mandy Nicholls
1998 Just a Little Harmless Sex Laura
1998 Suicide, the Comedy Amanda
1999 Breakfast of Champions Maria Maritimo
1999 Friends & Lovers Lisa
1999 Black and White Lynn Dombrowsky TV film
2000 The Spring Sophie Weston TV film
2000 If You Only Knew Samantha
2002 Poolhall Junkies Tara
2002 The Bend Sue Morris Short
2002 Power Play Gabriella St. John
2004 I'll Be Seeing You Patricia Collins TV film
2004 They Are Among Us Finley TV film
2005 Flatbush Shellman Short
2005 The Lost Angel Detective Billie Palmer
2005 Don't Tell Raphael
2006 Lesser Evil Karen Max TV film
2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Karen
2006 Waitin' to Live Harriett Williams
2007 One Long Night Wendy
2010 Once Fallen Kat
2011 Henry Laura Short
2012 Animal Intervention Herself Docoseries
2013 Shadow People Sophie Lacombe
2014 Finding Harmony Sam Colter
2014 C.R.U. Allison Doyle-Ewansiha
2015 Unity[10] Narrator Documentary
2018 The Mule Iris

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clint Eastwood: A Biography
  2. ^ CaliforniaBirthIndex.org
  3. ^ Patrick McGilligan (2002). Clint: The Life and Legend. St. Martin's Press. p. 455. ISBN 0312290322.
  4. ^ "Playboy Magazine ~ February 2003 (Alison Eastwood)". Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Eastwood's tip to daughter: take your vitamins from Reuters, September 16, 2007.
  6. ^ a b "Alison Eastwood: Finding Forever Homes Beyond Hollywood".
  7. ^ ""Chainsaw Gang" [IMDb]". Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Alison Eastwood Is Engaged". People.com. December 3, 2012.
  9. ^ AllMusic Review by Matthew Robinson (November 18, 1997). "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  10. ^ Dave McNary (April 22, 2015). "Documentary 'Unity' Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2015.

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