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Name: Michelle Marie Pfeiffer                                                           
Born: 29 April 1958 Santa Ana, California, U.S.                                         
Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is a                                     
Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated American actress. In       
a career spanning more than 25 years, she has starred in films such as Scarface,       
The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns, One Fine Day, Dangerous Minds, I am Sam,       
What Lies Beneath, Hairspray, Stardust, and Grease 2 .                                 
Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, the daughter of Donna (née Taverna),       
a homemaker, and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air conditioning contractor.           
She is of Swiss, Swedish, Dutch and German descent. She was raised in Midway           
City, Orange County, California, about thirty miles southeast of Los Angeles.           
Pfeiffer is the second of four siblings: an older brother, Rick Pfeiffer, and           
two younger sisters, Dedee Pfeiffer (b. 1964, also an actress) and Lori Pfeiffer       
(b. 1965). Pfeiffer attended Fountain Valley High School, graduating in 1976.           
She was Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland during her tenure, performing in the         
Main Street Electrical Parade. She briefly pursued a career as a court reporter         
at local Golden West Community College before dropping out to pursue a career in       
acting. In 1978, Pfeiffer entered and won the Miss Orange County beauty                 
pageant, and then entered the statewide competition for Miss California USA.           
Although unsuccessful in winning the title, Pfeiffer acquired an agent, who             
helped her secure TV commercial parts and small movie and television roles             
before making her mark in Hollywood.