Alexis Arquette (born July 28, 1969) is an American male-to-female transgender actress, musician, and cabaret drag performer.
Arquette was born Robert Arquette in Los Angeles, California, to Mardi Olivia (née Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor and director. Arquette's paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Arquette's mother was Jewish, the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland, and Arquette's father was a convert to Islam and a descendant of explorer Meriwether Lewis. Arquette's siblings are actors Patricia, Rosanna, Richmond and David Arquette. Arquette is also Courteney Cox's sister-in-law, as Cox is married to Alexis' brother David.
Her films include Last Exit to Brooklyn, Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother, and Killer Drag Queens on Dope, among 40 other independent pictures....
Arquette has appeared in supporting roles in mainstream films, including Pulp Fiction, Threesome, Bride of Chucky, The Wedding Singer, and as Roman emperor Caligula in two episodes of the cult television show Xena: Warrior Princess, and as a waiter in drag in the Friends episode The One with Chandler's Dad. In September 2005, VH1 announced her casting in an upcoming season of the reality show The Surreal Life. ....[read more at Wikipedia]
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