Calista Flockhart Bio

Ally Character: Ally McBeal (1997- Present)
Name Meaning: The name Calista is Greek and it means " most beautiful "
Birth Name: Calista Kay Flockhart
Birth Date: November, 11 1964
Birth Place: Freeport, Illinois USA
Height: 5' 5 1/2"

Parents: Calista's Mother, Kay, was a high school English Teacher. Her father, Ronald, was an executive at Kraft Foods. She has one older brother, Gary.

Dated: Director Sam Mendes in the late spring and summer of 1999.

Schooling: Graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1988, with a BFA in theatre. In 1983, Graduated Shawnee High School in Medford, NJ. While there she was a cheerleader and was active in the student council.

Acting Roles: Calista has appeared in many stage productions, most notably she played the character Natalya in Three Sisters on broadway. On film she had a blink-and-you-miss role in the Robin Williams comedy "The Birdcage." She plays a heroin addict in "Pictures of Baby Jane Doe", an independant film that remains unreleased and also acted in "Drunks" as well as "Telling Lies In America" I. She screen tested for Courtney Love's role in The People Vs. Larry Flynt & Cameron Diaz's in My Best Friends Wedding.

Filmography: click here to read about Calista's other roles

After Hours: The single Calista enjoys walking her dog, Webster and spending time with adopted son Liam (Born Jan 11, 2000).

Style File: Controversy has been brewing over what many women have termed Ally's rather unlawyer-like appearance, & her waif-model body. She wears fitted suits and miniscule skirts designed by a variety of names including Armani & DKNY. Of course, if she dressed frumpy there would be complaints as well.

Calista Flockhart: Calista Flockhart was named after great-grandmother. She was born on November 11,1964. Her hometown is in Freeport, Illinois. Her mother Kay, was a school teacher, and her father, Ronald, worked for Kraft Foods Inc. She attended Rutgers University in New Jersey to study acting. After College she worked in regional theatre in Cleveland, Louisville, Chicago & Houston for $400 for eight weeks of work. Three years ago she got her first broadway role playing Laura in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." She's also played in an all-star production of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" playing Natasha. She wasn't too fond of TV before Ally McBeal, but did take part in a 1992 episode of the HBO series Life Stories: Families in Crisis. Calista won the 1998 Golden Globe for Best Actress

Ally McBeal: When Ally McBeal started Ally was a Boston attorney who was still in love with her married ex. Billy Thomas & is in complete denial about it. She was insecure everywhere but the courtroom, even if the judge does ask to see her teeth. Not to be mistaken for a P.C. role model, she once said: " I want to change the world, I just want to get married first." Ally has had many relationships with the most significant being with Larry Paul (Robert Downey Jr.). They broke up at the end of season 4.