Celia Weston is an award-winning American actress, best known for her role in the TV series “Alice” (1981-1985).
She is now in her late sixties and has worked on the movie “The Secret: Dare to Dream”.
She was born Celia Watson in Spartanburg, South Carolina and changed her last name to Weston because of another actress with the same name.
Her career spans over 40 years and has included roles in “Dead Man Walking” (1995), “Hulk” (2008) and “Knight and Day” (2010).
She is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million and is a fan of basketball, especially Zion Williamson.
Who is Celia Weston?
Celia Weston is an American award-winning actress, who rose to prominence for 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 including in the film “Dead Man Walking” (1995), as Mrs. Krensler in the movie “Hulk” in 2008 and as Molly in the movie “Knight and Day” in 2010.
Where is Celia Weston today? What happened to her?
Celia is now in her late sixties, so her career has been going on for over 40 years. She recently worked on the movie “The Secret: Dare to Dream”, based on the highly successful self-help book “The Secret” (2006), written by Rhonda Byrne, but whose premiere failed to live up to expectations. , as received mostly negative reviews.
Celia Weston Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Celia Watson on December 14, 1951 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, she changed her last name to Weston, as there was already an actress with the same first and last name. Celia attended Spartanburg Day School, graduating in 1966. She was interested in acting from an early age and with the help of her mother, she overcame stage fright. However, she also feared that her father would not approve of her as an actress, so she did not pursue acting professionally until 1979, meanwhile studying psychology at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and later enrolled at the University of North Carolina Highschool for Arts.
After completing an Artist Diploma, she moved to London where she continued her acting education 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.
Celia’s debut took place in 1979 when she was selected for the role of Maraya in the play “Loose Ends”, playing the character until 1980. Since then she has acted in several plays, on and off Broadway – her most popular role was that of Reba Freitag. in the play “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”, in which she performed from 1997 to 1998, and was nominated for both the Drama Desk Award and the Tony Award, although she did not win any.
Her last stage appearance was as Aunt Ruth in the play “Marvin’s Room” in 2017.
Celia’s on-screen debut was in the 1980 TV series “Ryan’s Hope” as Gloria D’Angelo. The following year, she landed her first notable role, as Grace in the action-comedy film “Honky Tonk Freeway” starring David Rasche, Paul Jabara, and Howard Hesseman, and the same year, she was selected for the role of Jolene Hunnicutt in the sitcom . Alice. Initially, Celia didn’t want the role, but she had to accept it because 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 fame
Already a popular actress, Celia continued to rise to fame in the 90s by appearing in several successful films, such as the drama about the boy genius “Little Man Tate” (1991), played by Adam Hann Byrd, as well as starring Jodie Foster in the main role. and Michael Sullman. 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”, starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.
Before the end of the decade, Celia also starred 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”, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law star.
At the turn of the new millennium, nothing changed for Celia as she continued to appear in popular films. She played Katie Grinnel in the crime drama film ‘In the Bedroom’ (2001) – nominated for five Academy Awards, starring Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek and Nick Stahl. Then she played Doris Archer in the sci-fi mystery movie “K-PAX”, starring Kevin Spacey. The following year, she appeared in the Golden Globe nominated comedy-drama film “Igby Goes Down”, and also played a memorable role in the multiple Academy Award nominated film “Far from Heaven”, starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert in the lead role.
In 2004, she played Vivian Percy in another Oscar nominated movie “The Village” which was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starred Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt and Joaquin Phoenix while in 2005 she played Peg in the comedy- drama film “Junibug”. Two years later, Celia landed one of the few leading roles in the movie “Joshua” alongside Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga. Before the decade was out, Celia made a few more notable appearances, first as a mother 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, Celia focused more 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 hit TV comedy series “Modern Family”, and from 2010 to 2016, she 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”, playing Lillian Hemmings, and in recent years she was Florence in the movie “Freak Show” (2017), played Dottie in the TV series ” Hunters”, and last appeared in the drama film “Adam” (2020).
Celia Weston Net worth, height, weight and appearance
Celia has appeared on screen as well as on stage and all her efforts have contributed to her wealth. According to sources, Celia Weston’s net worth is a whopping $4 million in mid-2020.
Celia has blond hair and blue eyes. She is 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) tall, while weighing about 145 lbs ~ 66 kg, 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 never talked about her aspirations except professionally. According to sources, Celia is single, never married, has no children, and is not talking about boyfriends or affairs.
Apart from acting, she also enjoys singing, which helped her land roles on a few occasions, 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.