Who is Celia Weston?

Celia Weston is an American award-winning actress, who has achieved fame through the role of Jolene Hunnicutt in the TV series “Alice” (1981-1985), and later in her career a number of supporting roles in films such as Mary Beth Percy in the film “Dead Man Walking” (1995), as Mrs Krensler in the film “Hulk” in 2008, and as Molly in the film “Knight and Day” in 2010, among other roles.

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Where Is Celia Weston Today? What Happened to Her?

Celia is now in her late ‘60s, so her career has been active for over 40 years. She has most recently finished working on the film “The Secret: Dare to Dream”, based on the highly successful self-help book “The Secret” (2006), written by Rhonda Byrne, but the premiere of which didn’t justify expectations, as it received mostly negative critiques.

Celia Weston Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Celia Watson on the 14th December 1951, in Spartanburg, South Carolina USA, she changed her surname to Weston, as there was already an actress with the same first and last name. Celia went to Spartanburg Day School, from which she matriculated in 1966. She took interest in acting from an early age, and with the help of her mother overcame stage fright. However, she also feared that her father wouldn’t approve of her as an actress, so she didn’t pursue professional acting until 1979, meantime studying psychology at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and later enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

After obtaining an Artist Diploma, she moved to London, where she continued her acting training by enrolling at Rose Bruford College of Theater and Performance in Kent. She moved back to the US in 1977, and signed under Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof.

Career Beginnings

Celia’s debut happened in 1979 when she was selected for the part of Maraya in the play “Loose Ends”, portraying the character through 1980. She has since featured in several plays, on and off-Broadway – her most popular role was as Reba Freitag in the play “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” in which she performed from 1997 to 1998, and was nominated for both Drama Desk Award and Tony Award, though she didn’t win any.

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Her latest on-stage appearance was as Aunt Ruth in the play “Marvin’s Room” in 2017.

Celia’s on-screen debut was in 1980 in the TV series “Ryan’s Hope” as Gloria D’Angelo. The following year she secured her first notable role, as Grace in the action-comedy film “Honky Tonk Freeway”, starring David Rasche, Paul Jabara and Howard Hesseman, and in the same year was selected for the part of Jolene Hunnicutt in the sitcom “Alice”. At first Celia didn’t want the role, but had to accept it as she needed the money, and the pay for the series was very good. However, in later statements, Celia claimed that the role of Jolene Hunnicutt hindered her career. After the end of “Alice”, she continued her career with roles in independent films, appearing in such projects as “Stars and Bars” and “A New Life” both in 1988, and “Lost Angels” in 1989.

Rise to Prominence

Already a popular actress, Celia continued her rise to stardom in the ‘90s, appearing in several successful films, such as the drama about the boy genius “Little Man Tate” (1991), portrayed by Adam Hann Byrd, and also starring Jodie Foster and Michael Shulman. Then in 1995 she had a supporting role in Diane Keaton’s Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama “Unstrung Heroes”, starring Andie MacDowell, John Turturo and Michael Richards. The same year, she had a supporting role in the Oscar-winning crime-drama film “Dead Man Walking”, with Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon as the stars.

Before the decade ended, Celia also featured in the romantic war-drama film “Ride with the Devil” (1999), and played Aunt Joan in the multiple Academy award-nominated crime-thriller film “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law in the lead roles.

Continual Success

Nothing changed for Celia with the start of the new millennium, as she continued to appear in popular films. She was Katie Grinnel in the crime-drama film “In the Bedroom” (2001) – nominated for five Academy Awards, and starring Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, and Nick Stahl. She then played Doris Archer in the sci-fi mystery film “K-PAX”, starring Kevin Spacey. The following year, she appeared in the Golden Globe award-nominated comedy-drama film “Igby Goes Down”, and also had a memorable role in the multiple Academy Award-nominated film “Far from Heaven”, with Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert starring.

In 2004 she portrayed Vivian Percy in another Oscar Award-nominated film “The Village”, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and starred Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt and Joaquin Phoenix, while in 2005 she was Peg in the comedy-drama film “Junebug”. Two years later, Celia secured one of few starring roles in the film “Joshua”, next to Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga. Before the decade ended, Celia made a few more notable appearances, first as Mom in the comedy crime-drama film “Observe and Report” (2009), then as Lana Burns in the fantasy-drama film “The Box”, also in 2009.

The 2010s and Recent Endeavors

From 2010 onwards, Celia became more focused on television roles. She was selected for the role of Paula Ann Hendricks in the TV comedy crime-drama series “Memphis Beat”, appearing in all 20 episodes of the award-winning series.

Also in 2010, she was chosen for the recurring role of Barb Tucker in the popular TV comedy series “Modern Family”, and from 2010 to 2016 appeared in five episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series. From 2014 to 2015 she was a cast member of the anthology series “American Horror Story”, portraying Lillian Hemmings, and in recent years she was Florence in the film “Freak Show” (2017), played Dottie in the TV series “Hunters”, and most recently appeared in the drama film “Adam” (2020).

Celia Weston Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Celia has made appearances on both screen and stage, and all of her efforts have contributed to her wealth. According to sources, Celia Weston’s net worth is as high as $4 million, as of mid- 2020.

Celia has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, while she weighs approximately 145lbs ~ 66kgs, and her vital statistics are 34-23-34, bra size 34B.

Celia Weston Personal Life, Is She Married? Hobbies, and Interests

Celia Weston’s personal life is a mystery; she has never talked about her aspirations other than professional. According to sources, Celia is single, has never married and doesn’t have children, and there’s no mention of boyfriends or affairs.

In addition to acting, she also loves singing, which helped her a few times to obtain roles, mostly on stage. Celia is a huge basketball fan and one of her favorite players is Zion Williamson, the new star of the New Orleans Pelicans, who is a graduate of Spartanburg Day High School.

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