American Actress & Fashion Model: Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone was born October 4, 1976) is an American actress, author, and former fashion model. She first came to widespread attention in music videos for Aerosmith, and is perhaps best known for her roles in Hollywood films such as Clueless (1995) and her portrayal of Batgirl in Batman & Robin (1997).

Silverstone was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Deirdre “Didi” (née Radford), a Scottish-born former Pan Am flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, an English-born real-estate investor and part-timeactor. Silverstone was raised in a “traditional Jewish household”; her father, a native of east London, isJewish, and her mother converted to Conservative Judaism before marriage. Silverstone is the youngest of three children and also has a half-sister, London-based rock singer Kezi Silverstone, and a half-brother, David Silverstone, both from her father’s previous marriage. Silverstone attended Crocker Middle School and then San Mateo High School, but did not complete her high school studies.[citation needed] When she was six years old, she began modeling and was subsequently cast in television commercials, the first being for Domino’s Pizza. She acquired some early modeling and advertising work and was eventually cast as “dream girl” Jessica on the episode “Road Test” of The Wonder Years.  Silverstone married her longtime boyfriend, rock musician (for the band S.T.U.N.) and basketball coach Christopher Jarecki, in a beachfront ceremony atLake Tahoe, on June 11, 2005. After meeting outside a movie theater in 1997, the couple dated for eight years prior to their marriage. They got engaged about a year before their marriage and Jarecki presented Silverstone with an engagement ring that had belonged to his grandmother. Silverstone and Jarecki live in an eco-friendly Los Angeles house complete with solar panels and an organic vegetable garden. She bought the house, shared with a “menagerie of rescued dogs,” in 1996. In 2009, Silverstone released The Kind Diet, a guide to vegan nutrition, and launched its associated website The Kind LifeThe Kind Diet has topped The New York Times best sellers list. The book was mostly ghostwritten by nutritionist Jessica Porter. On January 14, 2011, it was announced that Silverstone and Jarecki were expecting their first child together. On May 5, 2011, they welcomed a baby boy named Bear Blu Jarecki.

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