Calista Kay Flockhart born November 11,   is an American actress. She has one older brother, Gary. Her mother reversed her own first and middle names in naming her Calista Kay. Because her father's job required the family to move often, Flockhart and her brother grew up in several places including Illinois , Iowa , Minnesota , New Jersey , and Norwich, New York. As a child, she wrote a play called Toyland which she performed at a dinner party. In her sophomore year at Rutgers, Flockhart met aspiring actress Jane Krakowski , the best friend of her roommate. Later, they both would work together on Ally McBeal.
Why was Calista Flockhart famous?
After earning her fine arts degree, Flockhart moved to New York City to focus on her acting career, though took work teaching aerobics and waiting tables until her first big break. Flockhart's TV debut came on a episode of soap opera "Guiding Light". The show ran from until Flockhart declined an offer to star on "Desperate Housewives" and the role was eventually given to Teri Hatcher. Flockhart is the spokeswoman for Peace over Violence.
Ally McBeal was, truth be told, an immensely popular show around the turn of the millennium. However, this was more down to the lack of any competition. As such, Ally McBeal was a tiny bright spark in a sea of mediocrity; a bit like finding out your train has been cancelled but somebody left a dollar in the platform vending machine. Calista Flockhart is now better known as the better half of Stars Wars legend and grandpa-hunk Harrison Ford; whom she met just as Ally McBeal was drawing to a close in Since meeting Ford, Flockhart entered something of an acting hiatus — presumably choosing to take up bingo and long rambling stories instead. She has since starred in a number of episodes of the drama. While not on the screen, Calista Flockhart can sometimes be heard behind it — she voiced the dolphin character Doris in the Madagascar spin-off on Nickelodeon, The Penguins of Madagascar. Outside of acting, Flockhart was the National Spokesperson for Peace Over Violence: a social service agency devoted to the elimination of sexual and domestic violence and all forms of interpersonal abuse.
Watch the video. Sign In. Calista Flockhart Actress Soundtrack Producer. Up this week. She has Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry. Calista was named after two of her great-grandmothers, who both had the middle name "Calista". Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Share this page:.