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Rose McGowan

Television Actress / Film Actress / Actress / Model (person) | * 09/05/1973 (47) | Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Rósa Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973), known professionally as Rose McGowan, is an American actress and activist. After her film debut in a brief role in the comedy Encino Man (1992), McGowan achieved wider recognition for her performance in Gregg Araki's dark comedy The Doom Generation (1995), receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. She had her breakthrough in the horror film Scream (1996) and subsequently headlined the films Going All the Way (1997), Devil in the Flesh (1998) and Jawbreaker (1999). During the 2000s, McGowan became known to television audiences for her role as Paige Matthews in The WB supernatural drama series Charmed (2001–2006). She went on to star in Robert Rodrigu... ()
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Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973) is an American actor, filmmaker, activist and musician. Born in Italy, they were raised among the Children of God cult, before their American-born parents fled back to the USA when Rose was 10 amid concerns about the direction of the community. Settling in Oregon, McGowan was bullied at school and rebelled from their family. At 15, they legally emancipated herself from their parents and lived in a squat with drag artists, before moving to Los Angeles to try their hand at acting. Commercials, extras work and a small part in 1992’s Encino Man followed, but McGowan walked away from the industry, deciding to work in cosmetology instead. In 1994, they were standing looking grouchy outside of an LA gym when they were discovered by a casting director for Gregg Araki’s The Doom Generation, believing they’d be perfect for the role of Amy Blue, an apathetic gen-X femme fatale. Their performance became synonymous with 90s punk cool, and they were nominated for Best Debut Performance at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. Landing an agent, McGowan quickly found further roles, among them the smash hit Scream and cult indies including Jawbreaker, Going All the Way and Devil in the Flesh. With their pale white skin and blood-red lipstick, along with a relationship with rock star Marilyn Manson, McGowan was promoted as a bad girl sex symbol for the 1990s, but began to struggle finding mainstream success. On advice from their management, McGowan joined the cast of the fantasy drama Charmed in its fourth season, replacing the departed Shannen Doherty as one third of a trio of sister witches. After five seasons on the series, McGowan returned to film with roles in Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia and the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double bill Grindhouse. While Grindhouse garnered McGowan international attention, particularly for their role as a go-go dancer with a machine gun for a leg, it was an unhappy period in their personal life. A relationship with Rodriguez imploded, a car accident forced them to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery, and their father died. In 2015, McGowan announced that they were walking away from acting to explore other ventures, due to their own traumatic experiences in the industry and their frustration with the quality of work promoted by Hollywood. Their filmmaking debut, the short film Dawn, premiered at Sundance 2015 to rave reviews, and in the same year they released their debut single — an atmospheric slice of electronica called RM486. They have since become a prominent activist across social media, launching their own feminist movement known as Rose Army, and continues to work as an artist, filmmaker and musician. Rose has said they don't identify with being either a man or woman.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Movies with Rose McGowan as Actress(40)

as Kelly2018 The Sound
as Kelly Johansen2017 The Sound
as Ariel2016 The Tell-Tale Heart
as Gale2013 Mondo Taurobolium
as Dr. Coco / Red Riding Hood (voice)2013 Doctor Lollipop
as Marique2011 Conan the Barbarian
as Mary Winkler2011 The Pastor's Wife
as Sonny Blake2011 Rosewood Lane
as Herself (archive footage)2010 Gaze
as Pam (segment "Death Proof") / Cherry (segment "Planet Terror")2007 Grindhouse
as Pam2007 Death Proof
as Cherry Darling2007 Planet Terror
as Sheryl Saddon2006 The Black Dahlia
as Debbie Dinsdale2003 Stealing Bess
as Moira Kennedy2002 Strange Hearts
as Linda Borus2001 The Killing Yard
as Miss Kitty2001 Monkeybone
as (archive footage)2000 Scream 3
as Nancy2000 The Last Stop
as Sasha2000 Ready to Rumble
as Courtney Shayne1999 Jawbreaker
as Sno Blo1999 Sleeping Beauties
as Debbie Strand1998 Devil in the Flesh
as Lisa Pailey1998 Phantoms
as Kathy Quinn1998 Southie
as Val-Chick 31997 Nowhere
as Jasmine Hoyle1997 Kiss & Tell
as Gale Ann Thayer1997 Going All the Way
as Tatum Riley1996 Scream
as Denise1996 Bio-Dome
as Miriam1996 Seed
as Amy Blue1995 The Doom Generation
as Nora1992 Encino Man
as Girl Outside Langford's Office (uncredited)1990 Class of 1999

TV Shows/Series with Rose McGowan as Actress(13)

as herself2018 Citizen Rose
as herself2016 Chelsea
as Josie Acosta2013 Chosen
as Young Cora2011 Once Upon a Time
as Herself - Host2006 Scream Awards
as Ann-Margret2005 Elvis
as herself2003 Punk'd
as Paige Matthews1998 Charmed

Movies with Rose McGowan as Crew(1)

Directing/Director2015 Dawn

TV Shows/Series with Rose McGowan as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2018 Citizen Rose
Sound/Music2018 Citizen Rose

Additional Information

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Full Name: Rose McGowan
Born: Wednesday, 09/05 1973 (September) in Certaldo (current age: 47 years + 222 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Roosevelt High School
Member of: Silence Breakers
Spouses (current/former): Davey Detail
Other names for Rose McGowan (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Rose Arianna McGowan"
Rose McGowan frequently works together with these people:
Quentin Tarantino (13x, Crew)
Robert Rodriguez (13x, Crew)
Gregg Araki (8x, Crew)
Halle Berry (6x, Actress)
Harvey Weinstein (6x, Crew)
Ashton Kutcher (6x, Actor)
Ashley Tisdale (6x, Actress)
Alyssa Milano (6x, Actress)
Holly Marie Combs (6x, Actress)
Zoë Bell (6x, Actress)
Andrew Chambliss (6x, Crew)
Bob Weinstein (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1825, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/08/2021