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Who is Alicia Witt?

Alicia Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American actress, singer and pianist. She first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her in Dune (1984) and Twin Peaks (1990).

Witt had a critically acclaimed role as a disturbed teenager in Fun (1994), appeared as a music student in Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) and as a terrorized college student in the horror film Urban Legend (1998).

She appeared in Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky (2001), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Last Holiday (2006), and the thriller 88 Minutes (2007). Witt has made television appearances in The Walking DeadThe SopranosNashvilleTwo and a Half MenFriday Night LightsLaw & Order: Criminal IntentThe MentalistCybillJustifiedTwin Peaks: The ReturnCSI: Miami, and Orange Is the New Black.

Alicia Witt’s parents found dead at home

Alicia Witt's parents found dead at home
Alicia Witt’s parents found dead at home

Alicia Witt’s parents have both been found dead at their home in Massachusetts.

Robert and Diane Witt were found dead on Monday night (12.20.21), and the 46-year-old actress has revealed she’s still trying to “wrap [her] head” around the news.

Alicia – who starred in ‘The Walking Dead’ – said in a statement to ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I reached out to a cousin who lives close to my parents to check on them.

“Sadly, the outcome was unimaginable. I ask for some privacy at this time to grieve and to wrap my head around this turn of events, and this surreal loss.”

Worcester Police Department confirmed to E! News that there was no sign of foul play when officers arrived at the house after 9pm.

A family member called the police after they had trouble checking in on the elderly couple.

However, the case remains under investigation and the cause of death won’t be determined until after the autopsy.

Firefighters were also summoned to the house after the bodies were discovered and they checked the air quality inside the property.

But, according to Worcester’s Telegram & Gazette newspaper, no harmful gases were detected.

Worcester Fire Deputy Chief Adam Roche told the publication: “There were no signs of carbon monoxide.”

A neighbour explained that the couple were rarely seen in public in recent times and that their property had fallen into a state of disrepair.

One neighbour had, in fact, been mowing the lawn and clearing snow from the property for a number of years.

Diane – who died aged 75 – home-schooled Alicia and her brother Ian Witt when they were children.

Meanwhile, Robert – who was 87 when he passed away – used to teach science at a nearby middle school.

Alicia Witt Biography, Wiki

Actor/singer-songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as “Alia” in David Lynch’s science fiction classic, Dune (1984).

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer and science teacher. Her ancestry includes Irish, Italian, French-Canadian, Polish, and English.

Alicia is an accomplished singer/songwriter. A classically-trained pianist for the past five years, she has been performing her original piano-driven rock all across the world and has opened for Ben Folds Five, Jimmy Webb, and John Fullbright.

Her self-titled first EP was released on iTunes in 2009 and her Kickstarter-funded first full-length album, “Live at Rockwood”, which was recorded at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, was released following a self-booked national tour in 2012. Witt performed live as the musical guest on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005).

In 1994, Witt appeared in the critically-acclaimed Fun (1994), which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Rafal Zielinski, depicts a tale of two disturbed young girls whose quest for fun leads them to murder.

Witt received the “Special Jury Recognition” Award at Sundance and a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award. In 1998, she starred in Columbia Tristar’s hit horror movie, Urban Legend (1998).

On television, Witt has made guest appearances on the phenomenally successful HBO series, The Sopranos (1999), and the Emmy award-winning Ally McBeal (1997), in which she sang opposite Randy Newman. She previously starred for four seasons, as Cybill Shepherd’s daughter “Zoey”, on the hit CBS sitcom, Cybill (1995).

Alicia Witt Biography Wikipedia
Alicia Witt
Full NameAlicia Roanne Witt
Nick Name Alicia
Profession Actress, singer, and pianist
Boyfriend nameNot Known
Zodiac signLeo
Physical Status 
Age46 years
Height (Approx)5’6″
Weight (Approx)65 kg
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlonde
Personal Information
Date of Birth 21 August 1975
Birth PlaceWorcester, Massachusetts, U.S
EthnicityNorth American
School NameNot Known
College NameBoston University
Qualifications Graduated
parents Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
SiblingsNot Known
Source Of IncomeActing
Appeared InMovies & TV Shows
Net Worth$5 million (Approx)

Alicia Witt Career

Witt was seen in Paramount’s Last Holiday (2006), with Queen Latifah and Timothy Hutton. She also appeared, opposite Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood and Keri Russell in New Line’s critically-acclaimed film, The Upside of Anger (2005), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

She is also well-known for her role in the Warner Bros. hit romantic comedy, Two Weeks Notice (2002), opposite Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.

Witt appeared on-stage in fall 2006 at London’s Royal Court Theatre in Terry Johnson’s “Piano/Forte”. She made her West End debut with Neil LaBute’s “The Shape of Things”. She was also seen on stage in “Dissonance” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

In April 2013, Alicia performed in the 24 Hour Musicals off-Broadway, for the 3rd time. She has previously taken the stage in the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and in the West End.

Alicia made her directorial debut with the short film, Belinda’s Swan Song (2006), which she also wrote. The film premiered at the 2006 Rhode Island International Film Festival and was screened at 9 additional festivals around the world, including the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

She also appeared in Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995), opposite Richard Dreyfuss, as clarinet player “Gertrude Lang”, as well as Four Rooms (1995) (Miramax), with Tim Roth, Madonna, and Lili Taylor, and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Allison Anders, Robert Rodriguez and Alexandre Rockwell.

She was also seen in the John Waters film, Cecil B. Demented (2000), with Stephen Dorff and Melanie Griffith, as well as director Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky (2001), opposite Tom Cruise.

Other film credits include Mike Figgis’ Liebestraum (1991), starring Kevin Anderson; Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), starring Tim Roth and Bridget Fonda; Bongwater (1998), opposite Luke Wilson; Peep World (2010), with Sarah Silverman, Michael C. Hall and Rainn Wilson; The Pond (2010) with David Morse; and Away from Here (2014), opposite Nick Stahl.

Alicia is on Season 5 of the Emmy-award winning FX series, Justified (2010) with Timothy Olyphant, in which she is heavily recurring as “Wendy Crowe”, the smart and sexy paralegal sister of crime lord “Danny Crowe”, played by Michael Rapaport. The season premiere, in which Alicia is introduced, airs January 5, 2014.

She starred, opposite Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines, in the independent family dramedy Cold Turkey (2013), in limited theatrical release Nov 15, 2013, following its festival run. She also can be heard on the closing credits song, which she wrote and co-performed with Ben Folds.

The music video can be seen at Alicia will appear that same month in her Hallmark film A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013), in which she stars as a girl who goes home to spend Christmas with her fiancé for the first time, only to discover that she may or may not be about to marry the wrong guy.

She also appeared in Tyler Perry’s feature A Madea Christmas (2013), which was released through Lionsgate theatrically worldwide on December 14, 2013. To round out her trio of holiday films, A Snow Globe Christmas (2013) premieres on Lifetime on December 17.

Additionally, she is recurring this year on the ABC series Betrayal (2013), as the long-estranged sister of Sara (Hannah Ware). Her first episode aired Nov. 10.

The critically-acclaimed independent feature film, I Do (2012), opened nationwide in May 2013, after screening at 25 festivals worldwide and winning 10 awards. Alicia has two songs featured in this film as well, including her latest single, ‘Do It’.

In 2012, she was in the Samuel Goldwyn film Cowgirls ‘n Angels (2012), with ‘James Cromwell’, which premiered at the Dallas Film Festival and opened on May 25, 2012. She appeared in the Emmy award-winning series finale of Friday Night Lights (2006) on NBC, in which she reprised her Season 4 role as Becky’s mom “Cheryl”, and recurred on CBS’ The Mentalist (2008) as blind pianist “Rosalind”.

Alicia starred, opposite Al Pacino, in the feature film, 88 Minutes (2007), for director Jon Avnet. Witt played a graduate student and teaching assistant with whom Pacino’s character, a forensic psychiatrist, has a complicated relationship.

She played “Detective Nola Falacci”, opposite Chris Noth, on NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) for half a season; she was also featured on the Emmy-award winning CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men (2003), as a teacher-turned-stripper in an episode featuring an extended lap dance that has been viewed nearly 2 million times on YouTube.

Alicia Witt Movies

  • 1984 Dune
  • 1991 Liebestraum
  • 1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion
  • 1995 Four Rooms
  • 1996 Citizen Ruth
  • 1998 Urban Legend
  • 1999 The Reef
  • 2000 Playing Mona Lisa
  • 2001 Vanilla Sky
  • 2002 American Girl
  • 2005 The Upside of Anger
  • 2012 Cowgirls n’ Angels
  • 2020 I Care a Lot
  • 2021 Fuzzy Head

Alicia Witt TV Shows

  • 1990 Twin Peaks
  • 1993 Hotel Room
  • 1995–98 Cybill
  • 2000 Ally McBeal
  • 2003 The Twilight Zone
  • 2004 Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King
  • 2007 Blue Smoke
  • 2009–12 The Mentalist
  • 2009–11 Friday Night Lights
  • 2011 CSI: Miami
  • 2012 Person of Interest
  • 2013 A Very Merry Mix-Up
  • 2014 Kingdom
  • 2018 Disjointed
  • 2019 Orange Is the New Black

Alicia Witt FAQ’s

Who is Alicia Witt?

Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American actress, singer, and pianist. She first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her in Dune (1984) and Twin Peaks (1990).

What happened to Alicia Witt’s parents?

Alicia Witt’s parents have both been found dead at their home in Massachusetts.

How did Alicia’s parents die?

However, the case remains under investigation and the cause of death won’t be determined until after the autopsy.

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