Alicia Witt has appeared in only a few shows or films that could be considered horror. Most of her genre credits are in the realm of sci-fi or thriller and quite a few have been guest appearances on TV series. So why choose her for as this months Scream Queen? Three reasons: She’s beautiful, she’s talented and she’s a redhead. That last reason is my personal favorite.
Alicia Roanne Witt was born on August 21, 1975 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her first genre credit (and first film credit, period) was for David Lynch’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune in 1984 under her full name. She made an appearance on Lynch’s cult classic TV series Twin Peaks in 1990. She starred in Mike Figgis’ mystery-thriller Liebestraum in 1991. In 1995 she was one of a coven of witches in the “The Missing Ingredient” segment of Four Rooms and was directed by Allison Anders. 1998 saw her fighting off a maniac with a parka and an axe with a mad-on for recreating Urban Legend(s) in a nasty way. She starred as Cherish in John Water’s comedy-crime-thriller Cecil B. Demented in 2000, in Cameron Crowe’s weird fantasy Vanilla Sky in 2001 and in “The Execution of Grady Finch” episode of The Twilight Zone in 2003. In 2010 she starred in the short film The Pond. Her most recent genre credit was as Paula, one of the member of the Saviors in the “The Same Boat” episode of The Walking Dead (not to mention being an uncredited voice in the previous episode, “Not Tomorrow Yet”.
Aside from being an actress Miss Witt is an accomplished singer-songwriter and pianist and will be in concert April 8th at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out her website at aliciawitt.com and let us all welcome her as the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month for April, 2016.
Parents are Diane (Pietro) a high school teacher; and Robert Witt, a science teacher and photographer.
Has often played the prodigy or gifted child and had her skills as a pianist incorporated into her roles.
Appeared on That’s Incredible! (1980) at the age of four because of her amazing reading skills. She also performed the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet with the host.
Was home schooled and received her high school diploma at age 14.
Is a classically trained pianist.Is also a singer/songwriter who has played shows at venues including Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and Joe’s Pub in New York City.
Her paternal great-grandfather, who had changed his surname from “Witcoski” to “Witt”, was of Polish descent. Her other ancestry includes Irish, French-Canadian, Italian, and English.
Alicia Says the Wittiest Things
“I like to play any character that allows me the freedom to explore it and teach the audience something they didn’t know, and show them a journey they identify with…or be inspired, or moved. Anything that touches someone’s heart is important for me.”
“In my fantasy I was always the savior. I would come to ‘Peanuts’ land and save everybody. Charlie Brown would fall madly in love with me. Peppermint Patty was so jealous.”
“When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer and marry Charlie Brown. I wanted to rescue him and make him happy. Besides, he was always lusting after the little redhead girl.”
“Redheads get so stereotyped. You’re either exotic and wild or totally Victorian.”
“It occurred to me the other day that I’ve made out with more people on camera than I have in real life!”