Calista Flockhart, a classically trained stage actress, gained overnight fame as the provocative and controversial title character on David E. Kelley's television series "Ally McBeal." The role earned Flockhart a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild and People's Choice Awards, as well as three Emmy Award nominations, four additional Golden Globe nominations and three additional Screen Actors Guild nominations, as well as numerous international awards.
In addition to "Ally McBeal," Flockhart starred on the family drama "Brothers & Sisters." Currently, she can be seen in DirecTV's 10-episode series "Full Circle," which focuses on a group of people whose lives are intertwined. The all-star cast includes Terry O'Quinn, Stacy Keach, Chris Bauer, Rita Wilson, Brittany Snow, Patrick Fugit, David Koechner, Eric McCormack and Kate Burton. Recently, Flockhart guest starred in two episodes of "Web Therapy," Lisa Kudrow's improvisational comedy series.
Flockhart made her Broadway debut opposite Julie Harris in "The Glass Menagerie," for which she received the Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Best New Talent Award. Her additional New York theater credits include "Bash: Latter-Day Plays," "The Three Sisters," Warren Leight's "The Loop," a performance which earned her the role of Gene Hackman's daughter in the feature film "The Birdcage," "Sophistry," "Sons and Fathers," "Wrong Turn at Lungfish," written and directed by Gary Marshall, "All for One" with Liev Schreiber and "Mad Forest."
Regionally, Flockhart was Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" at The Hartford Stage; Cordelia in "King Lear" at The Actors Theater in Louisville; Irina in "The Three Sisters" at the Goodman Theater in Chicago; and Emily in "Our Town," directed by the legendary Jose Quintero. Summers at the Williamstown Theater Festival and the Berkshire Theater Festival featured Flockhart in "Death Takes a Holiday" opposite Christopher Reeve and "Jitta's Atonement" opposite Diane Wiest.
Flockhart's feature film credits include "Fragile," directed by Jaume Balaguero, "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her," with Glenn Close and Cameron Diaz, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Drunks, "The Birdcage" and "Telling Lies in America."
Flockhart was born in Freeport, Ill. and lived in several cities growing up, attending high school in Medford, N.J. and attending the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her birthday is Nov. 11.