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Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone has become one of the Hollywood most sought-after leading ladies, ever since her starring role in Basic Instinct, the top-grossing film of 1992. Stone recently reprised her role as Catherine Trammel in Michael Caton-Jones, Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction. She'll next be seen in Nick Cassavetes' Alpha Dog with Justin Timberlake and Bruce Willis and was recently seen on the small screen in episodes of Showtime's hit Huff.

Stone starred in Jim Jarmusch's comedy Broken Flowers which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and stars Bill Murray and Jessica Lange. She also starred in the action adventure Catwoman opposite Halle Berry and the thriller Cold Creek Manor opposite Dennis Quaid. Stone received her first Emmy Award for Best Outstanding Guest Actress In a Drama Series for her three-episode role on The Practice, where she played Sheila Carlyle, a successful attorney who claims God speaks to her. Stone has also received an Academy Award nomination and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in Martin Scorsese's Casino in which she starred opposite Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. Later, she starred opposite writer/director Albert Brooks in USA Films The Muse, earning a Golden Globe nomination. Stone also co-starred in Simpatico based on Sam Shepard's play of the same name with Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges. Stone's other film credits include Intersection with Richard Gere and the psychosexual thriller, Sliver, directed by Phillip Noyce and co-starring William Baldwin and Tom Berenger. Previously, Stone starred in and served as co-producer for The Quick and the Dead opposite Gene Hackman, directed by Sam Raimi. She also co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the blockbuster action thriller, The Specialist.

After winning several local beauty pageants and a writing scholarship to Edinboro College where she majored in creative writing and fine arts (with a minor in art history), Stone began a modeling career. She was immediately signed by Eileen Ford in New York and was soon modeling throughout the world. Before her success in Basic Instinct, Stone garnered attention as the secret agent masquerading as Arnold Schwarzenegger's loving wife in Total Recall. Her first (albeit fleeting) film appearance was as the blond goddess glimpsed by Woody Allen on a passing train in Stardust Memories. Stone's first major film role was in Irreconcilable Differences, playing the actress-girlfriend of Ryan O'Neal. Previously, Stone starred in the gripping prison drama Last Dance for Disney/Touchstone directed by Bruce Beresford, co-starring Rob Morrow and in Sphere with Dustin Hoffman and Samuel L. Jackson, directed by Barry Levinson, based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Additionally, Stone starred in and executive produced the critically acclaimed The Mighty for Miramax Films. Stone received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a mother of a disabled child, played by Kieran Culkin. She also starred in the remake of John Cassavettes' Gloria directed by Sidney Lumet. On HBO, Stone won critical acclaim for the If Walls could Talk 2 series, starring opposite Ellen DeGeneres, directed by Anne Heche.

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Sharon Stone Facts

BirthdayMarch 10, 1958 (65)
BirthplaceMeadville, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Sharon Stone compared to you?
Awards2004 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (for The Practice)
1996 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Casino)
1993 MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance (for Basic Instict)
1993 MTV Movie Awards: Most Desirable Female (for Basic Instict)

Selected Filmography

Total Recall
Basic Instinct 2
Alpha Dog
Life on the Line
Deadly Blessing
Above the Law
Running Wild
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