Desperate to connect with her role model Lori, Kathleen drags Bonnie and Diana to a party in the hills, but when Diana tries to cut loose, things get out of hand. Meanwhile, Bonnie finds herself in an exciting new position.
Alicia Silverstone is best known for her generation-defining turn in Clueless. Her performances have garnered Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and she also won National Board of Review. A dynamic and well-connected fixture in the acting, political, and scientific communities, she is a dedicated activist.
In 1993, Silverstone made her feature film debut starring as Adrienne Forrester in The Crush, playing a teenaged girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for the role—Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain.
After seeing her in The Crush, Marty Callner decided Silverstone would be perfect for a role in a music video he was directing for the band Aerosmith, called "Cryin'"; she was subsequently cast in two more videos, "Amazing" and "Crazy". These were hugely successful for both the band and Silverstone. They also got her noticed by filmmaker Amy Heckerling, who, after seeing them, decided to cast her in Clueless.
Clueless became a sleeper hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995. Silverstone's performance was so well received she won the National Board of Review Award for "Best Breakthrough Performer", the MTV Movie Award for "Best Female Performance" and "Most Desirable Female" and the American Comedy Award.
In 1997 Silverstone played Batgirl in Batman & Robin and starred alongside Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken in the dark comedy Excess Baggage which she also produced. Other film credits include Beauty Shop opposite Queen Latifah; Blast from the Past, Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Love's Labour's Lost, Stormbreakers with Mickey Rourke and Ewan McGregor; Le Nouveau Monde alongside James Gandolfini, Global Heresy, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Hideaway with Jeff Goldblum and Scorched with Woody Harrelson and John Cleese. In 2014 she was recently seen alongside AJ Michalka in High-Motor Productions' drama, Angels in Stardust, directed by William Robert Carey.
Her television credits include ABC's Suburgatory, NBC's Miss Match, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe, and voicing the lead character in the animated television show Braceface which garnered her a Daytime Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program". She also executive produced 75 episodes.
In October 2009, Silverstone released her first book titled The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet. The book went to Number One on the New York Times bestseller list. In The Kind Diet, Silverstone shares her journey toward a more conscious way of eating and reveals how it has made her feel better than she ever thought possible. The book is filled with personal anecdotes, motivational tips, and nearly 100 delicious recipes. In February 2011 the paperback version of The Kind Diet was released with continued success and making the New York Times bestsellers list yet again.
Silverstone's second book The Kind Mama hit stores on April 15, 2014. The book was published by Rodale Books and is a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby.
In 2014 she started the mykind organics- vitamin line which is the first ever food based, organic, non GMO vegan vitamin.
Last year Silverstone appeared in the independent films King Cobra, directed by James Kelly, alongside James Franco and Garrett Clayton, Who Gets the Dog starring opposite Ryan Kwanten, and Catfight opposite Anne Heche and Sandra Oh. Last summer she also starred in Of Good Stock for the Manhattan Theatre Company. In May of this year, she starred in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
Most recently, Silverstone was featured in YorgosLanthimos breakout thriller, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and the soon to be released The Tribes of Palos Verdes. Next year Silverstone will be seen starring in Paramount Network's new series American Woman, and alongside Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Candice Bergen in the highly anticipated comedy Book Club.
Mena Suvari made her film debut working with director Gregg Araki in the cult-classic Nowhere (1997). That was soon followed by the back to back blockbuster successes of American Pie (1999) and the five-time Oscar-awarded American Beauty (1999) which was directed by Sam Mendes and which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. She reunited with Jason Biggs in Amy Heckerling's romantic comedy Loser (2000) and continued to showcase her range in projects as diverse as Jonas Åkerlund's cult-classic Spun (2002), Rob Reiner's Rumor Has It (2005), Tony Scott's Domino (2005), Beauty Shop (2005) and Factory Girl (2006), amongst others, while also contributing sequels to the American PIe franchise in between (American Pie 2 in 2001 and American Reunion in 2012, respectively).
On the small screen, Mena reteamed with Alan Ball with an arc on the award-winning HBO series Six Feet Under (2004), played the iconic Black Dahlia in Ryan Murphy's television series American Horror Story (2011), appeared on the hit series Chicago Fire (2013) and continued to work in the medium with the lead in the Amazon pilot Hysteria (2014) and WeTv's mini-series South of Hell (2015), executive produced by both Eli Roth and Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions. Mena most recently wrapped on Paramount Network series American Woman starring opposite Alicia Silverstone and produced by John Wells slated for the Summer of 2018 and will appear in the sketch series Hot Date for PopTV starting in November.
Jennifer Bartels is an actress, writer and comedian who resides in Los Angeles. After graduating from East Carolina University, she headed to NYC where she studied and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on house improv and sketch teams. She was cast in the FOX Reboot of In Living Color, appeared in Men In Black 3, and was featured as NY Daily News Top Five Funniest women. She was also selected as one of the "New Faces of Comedy" for the 2013 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. She was a member of truTV's first scripted sketch show, Friends of the People, where she served as writer, performer and executive producer for two seasons. Additionally, she served as writer, performer and executive producer in the relationship dramedy series Broken on ABC.com.
She just wrapped season 1 of Paramount Networks new show American Woman, playing the dynamic role of Diana, and has loved every moment. Be kind, be thankful and never stop working on you.
Cheyenne Jackson is a Grammy-nominated actor, singer and songwriter who can most recently be seen in FX's American Horror Story.
He finished a critically acclaimed run of The Most Happy Fella in New York City in 2014. In the fall of 2012, he starred on Broadway opposite Henry Winkler, Ari Graynor and Alicia Silverstone in David West Read's play The Performers.
On and off Broadway, Jackson has starred in 8, Finian's Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League and Drama Desk nominations), The Agony and the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award; Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nominations), the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On the Twentieth Century and The 24 Hour Plays. For his self-penned album I'm Blue, Skies, Jackson collaborated with Sia, Stevie Aiello and Charlotte Sometimes.
James Tupper was most recently seen in Jean-Marc Vallee's HBO limited series Big Little Lies created by David E. Kelley and based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name. He starred alongside Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgard. Tupper portrayed Nathan Carlson, the ex-husband to Reese Witherspoon's Madeline Martha Mackenzie, who face the challenges of raising their teenage daughter.
Tupper is in the Paramount Network series American Woman opposite Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari as well as the supernatural thriller Totem directed by Marcel Sarmiento.
Additionally, Tupper starred in the SYFY postapocalyptic thriller Aftermath as Joshua Copeland opposite Anne Heche. The two, along with their three teenagers, battle for survival after civilization comes to an end triggered by devastating natural disasters and the rise of supernatural creatures. He also starred in ABC's hit show Revenge as David Clarke, the allegedly dead father of Emily VanCamp's character Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke. Other television appearances include Grey's Anatomy, Men in Trees, Mercy, Resurrection and Samantha Who?
On film, Tupper can recently be seen opposite Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace and Rashida Jones in Decoding Annie Parker, the story of the discovery of the BRCA1 hereditary breast cancer gene. Entertainment One Films released the film on May 2, 2014. Tupper can also be seen in Playing for Keeps, Me and Orson Wells and Mr. Popper's Penguins, among others.
Makenna James began her acting career at the age of 12 starring in several national commercials. She segued into television when Makenna's fluency in French helped land her the role of a foulmouthed, bourgeois Parisian schoolgirl in a comedy pilot with actors Diane Farr and Greg Grunberg. Since that time, she has played a variety of characters ranging from boy-crazy party girl, young lesbian struggling with her sexuality, victim of sibling murder, political rebel, to dry-witted naysayer trapped inside a board game.
Makenna is best known for her recurring role on the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show Transparent on which she plays Young Sarah alongside actors Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light. Previous television appearances include those on MTV's Teen Wolf and Community on CBS, as well as notable guest-starring roles on The Mick, The Goldbergs and How to Get Away with Murder.
Makenna was recently accepted into Harvard University where she intends to study writing and environmental science in the fall.
Lia McHugh plays Jessica Nolan, the character based on young Kyle Richards in this dramedy inspired by Richards's own life growing up in the 70s. At the age of 12, McHugh already has an impressive list of credits.
McHugh recently completed the much-anticipated "The Lodge" (Sony, 2018), a film by award-winning directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. She plays Mia, a young girl snowed in at a remote lodge with her brother and future stepmom. She stars opposite Riley Keough, Jaeden Lieberher, Richard Armitage and her "American Woman" co-star Alicia Silverstone.
In "Along Came the Devil" (Sony & DeVan Clan Productions, 2018), McHugh plays young Sydney Sweeney in flashbacks that reveal her troubled childhood.
In McHugh's first film, the psychological thriller "Totem" (Blumhouse, 2017), she stars opposite Kerris Dorsey and James Tupper. She plays a young girl trying to resist the threatening forces of a supernatural entity.
McHugh was recently awarded the National Youth Arts Award as 2018 Jr. Soloist for her role as Mary Lennox in the musical production of "The Secret Garden" with John Burroughs HS Powerhouse, a nationally renowned traveling show choir directed by Brendan Jennings.
McHugh loves sewing, horseback riding, singing and dancing. When she is not acting, she enjoys quiet time at home with her three brothers, one sister, two dogs and her parents.
about American Woman
Inspired by the upbringing of co-executive producer and Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards, this series follows an unconventional mom named Bonnie (Alicia Silverstone) struggling to raise her daughters with the help of her two best friends Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels) as they discover their own brand of independence amid the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1970s.