awards & nominations

Hairspray (2007)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Velma Von Tussle"

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

White Oleander (2002)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Ingrid Magnussen"

"White Oleander" chronicles the life of Astrid (Alison Lohman), a young teenager who journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) goes to prison for committing a crime of passion. Set adrift in the world, Astrid struggles to become her own person while coming to terms with the challenges of living life on her own.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

The Age of Innocence (1993)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Ellen Olenska"

Wealthy lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is engaged to sweet socialite May Welland (Winona Ryder) in 1870s New York. On the surface, it is a perfect match. But when May's beautiful cousin Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is estranged from her brutish husband, arrives in town, Newland begins to question the meaning of passion and love as he desperately pursues a relationship with Ellen, even though she has been made a social outcast by Archer's peers.

Golden Globe (1993)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Love Field (1992)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Lurene Hallett"

A Dallas housewife is so obsessed with the Kennedys that she travels from her home town to Washington DC for the President's funeral. On her journey, she meets a friendly black man and his young daughter, but after a series of strange events the three of them are pursued by the police, the FBI and some brutal racists.

Academy Award (1992)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1992)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Frankie and Johnny (1991)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Frankie"

When Johnny (Al Pacino) is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora (Kate Nelligan), Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie (Michelle Pfeiffer). While Frankie resists Johnny's charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim (Nathan Lane), persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

Golden Globe (1991)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Russia House (1990)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Katya"

While visiting Moscow, British publisher Barley Blair (Sean Connery) learns of a manuscript detailing the Soviet Union's nuclear missile capabilities. British intelligence and the CIA consider the book to contain crucial information and recruit Blair to investigate its editor, Katya Orlova (Michelle Pfeiffer). As Blair learns the origin of the manuscript and discovers Russian military secrets, he falls in love with Katya and fights to protect her family.

Golden Globe (1990)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Susie Diamond"

Frank (Beau Bridges) and Jack Baker (Jeff Bridges) are brothers who have performed together in a small but successful piano act for years. However, their lack of ambition hurts them -- they begin losing gigs, and are soon relegated to run-down venues. Attempting to infuse new life into their act, the brothers audition singers and choose the stunning Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer). The new lineup brings success, but a growing attraction between Susie and Jack threatens the trio's stability.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1989)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1989)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Madame de Tourvel"

The Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) display the petty jealousies and jaded insouciance of life in France's royal court in the 18th century, casually ruining the lives of de Merteuil's young romantic rival (Uma Thurman), the music teacher (Keanu Reeves) for whom she secretly pines and the upstanding Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when actual romantic feelings begin to surface, their games take on a more treacherous air.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)WonActress in a Supporting Role
Academy Award (1988)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role

Married to the Mob (1988)

Michelle Pfeiffer as "Angela de Marco"

Angela de Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer) is fed up with her gangster husband's (Alec Baldwin) line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo (Dean Stockwell), Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a fresh start. Unfortunately, Tony has set his sights upon Angela -- and so has an undercover FBI agent (Matthew Modine) looking to use her to bust Tony.

Golden Globe (1988)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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