Actor and singer-songwriter Alicia Witt has been acting since the age of 7, when she made her film debut in David Lynch’s sci fi classic Dune. She was most recently seen in I Care A Lot on Netflix, starring Rosamund Pike and Dianne Wiest, and… (read more)
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Actor and singer-songwriter Alicia Witt has been acting since the age of 7, when she made her film debut in David Lynch’s sci fi classic Dune. She was most recently seen in I Care A Lot on Netflix, starring Rosamund Pike and Dianne Wiest, and leading the cast of the December release Modern Persuasion. Other recent credits include Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black as Zelda; along with The Walking Dead, Supernatural, ABC’s Nashville, FOX’s The Exorcist, and Showtime’s 3rd season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Films include Two Weeks’ Notice, Last Holiday, The Upside of Anger, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Urban Legend, Four Rooms, 88 Minutes, Urban Legend and Vanilla Sky.
Alicia is also well known to Hallmark Channel audiences for her Christmas movies, beginning with 2013’s A Very Merry Mixup; her eighth annual holiday film for the network, Christmas Tree Lane, which she produced, wrote the story for, and featured two of Witt’s original Christmas songs, was released for the 2020 holiday season.
Witt co-produced her next album, The Conduit, with Jordan Lehning and Bill Reynolds in Nashville TN, where she resides. Led by the first two singles, Chasing Shadows and Talk To You, the record comes out September 2021. A classically trained former competitive pianist, Alicia's music has been described as 'sharply personal, boldly melodic pop originals in the Carole King/Billy Joel vein' and ‘touching lost-and-found love ballads' (Philadelphia Inquirer).
Alicia has performed her original piano-driven pop music all over the world, including at the renowned Grand Ole Opry. Alicia has also opened for Ben Folds Five, Rachel Platten, and Jimmy Webb, to name a few. Her 2018 release, 15000 Days, was produced by Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (James Bay, Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, Dawes). Witt’s previous album, Revisionary History, was produced by Ben Folds and was described as ‘Grey Seal era Elton John, an alt-universe Fiona Apple, and a film noir chanteuse notching her nights in cigarette burns on the fallboard' (NASHVILLE SCENE).
As a musical guest, Alicia has appeared on numerous shows including NPR’s Weekend Edition, CBS' Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Queen Latifah Show, WGBH’S Open Studio on PBS, Good Day Nashville, KTLA’s Morning Show, Good Morning Washington, and many performances on Hallmark’s Home & Family Show.
Alicia’s music has been heard in numerous TV shows and movies over the past 10 years, including her ironic Christmas song ‘I’m Not Ready for Christmas’, which was featured in her Hallmark Christmas movie of the same name.
Witt can add author to her resume with Small Changes, out October 5 2021 from Harper Horizons. The book is an inspiring, welcoming and simple yet effective guide to health, happiness and sustainable living. Instead of promoting a rigid diet, Small Changes will instead offer readers a stress-and-judgment-free approach for enacting easy, incremental changes across all areas of life.
On stage, Witt starred in Neil LaBute’s Tony nominated play Reasons to Be Pretty at the Geffen Playhouse. She also appeared at London’s Royal Court theatre in Terry Johnson’s Piano/Forte and made her West End debut with The Shape of Things. She has also performed at Williamstown Theatre Festival and is a regular participant in the 24-Hour Plays on Broadway and the 24-Hour Musicals off-Broadway.
Other significant roles include Showtime’s House of Lies, NBC’s Friday Night Lights, CBS’ The Mentalist and NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She spent 4 years on the CBS hit show Cybill and has also appeared on the HBO series The Sopranos, CBS’s Two and a Half Men, Ally McBeal, and David Lynch’s original Twin Peaks.