Calista Flockhart was named after great-grandmother. She was born
on 11 November, 1964. Her hometown is in Freeport, Illinois. Her
mother Kay, was a school teacher, and her father, Ronald, worked
for Kraft Foods Inc. She attended Rutgers University in New Jersey
to study acting. After College she worked in regional theatre in
Cleveland, Louisville, Chicago, and Houston for $400 for eight
weeks of work. Three years ago she got her first Broadway role
playing Laura in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." She's
also played in an all-star production of Chekhov's "The Three
Sisters" playing Natasha. She wasn't too fond of TV before Ally
McBeal, but did take part in a 1992 episode of the HBO series Life
Stories: Families in Crisis. She did take part in many movies,
among them is the remake of "The Birdcage". Calista played the
fiancée of Robin Williams's son. In October she can be seen in
"Telling Lies in America" as the object of Brad Renfro's obsession.
'Calista Flockhart' (qv) has established herself in New York,
Chicago, and elsewhere with an impressive stage and theater
repertoire. In 1995, she was recognized with the Theater World and
Clarence Darwent Awards for her role as Laura in "The Glass
Menagerie" at the Roundabout Theater. She also worked in the
off-Broadway productions of "The Loop", "All for One", "Sophistry",
"Wrong Turn at Lungfish, " "Beside Herself, " and "Bovver Boys."
She also starred in non-NYC productions, such as "The Three
Sisters" in Chicago, and "Our Town" and "Death Takes a Holiday" at
the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).