Graduated Shawnee High School in Medford, NJ. While there she was a cheerleader and was active in the student council.
Calista Flockhart was named after a paternal great-grandmother, Hannah Calista (Clarke) Flockhart, and a maternal great-grandmother, Mary Calista (Sproule) Honohan. Hannah and her husband, Calista’s great-grandfather, John Flockhart, were both Scottish immigrants.
Calista’s Mother, Kay, was a high school English Teacher. Her father, Ronald, was an executive at Kraft Foods. She has one older brother, Gary.
13 December 2000 – Calista collapsed on the set of her TV show, Ally McBeal (1997). It was announced she suffered from dehydration and exhaustion and had nothing to with her thinness, that many have attributed to bulimia.
Adopted a baby boy she named Liam Flockhart. [January 2001]
Had a dog named Webster. He was her best friend until he died.
Became engaged on Valentine’s Day, 2009 to Harrison Ford.
One of the nine Rutgers alumni who were inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on 3rd May, 2003. Calista graduated from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1988. Met her future Ally McBeal (1997) co-star, Jane Krakowski, while both were attending Mason Gross.
Best known for her role in Ally McBeal (1997)
She has Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry.
She won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Television Performer on January 9, 2000 at the 26th Annual People’s Choice Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA.
Won a Q Award for Best Actress in a Quality Series for Ally McBeal (1997) at the Viewers for Quality Television Awards on October 3, 1998 at the Burbank Airport Hilton and Convention Center in Burbank, California, USA. Her show, Ally McBeal (1997) also won for Best Quality Comedy Series.
She was inducted into the South Jersey Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame on April 27, 2006.
She is the national spokesperson for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and was presented with a Humanitarian Award by them on October 21, 2005.
Attended Peace Over Violence (formerly the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women) Humanitarian Awards dinner with Harrison Ford on October 28, 2006.
Attended the 18th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California, USA, with actor Harrison Ford on January 20, 2007.
Calista Flockhartand Harrison Ford adopted her son Liam Flockhart.
Stepmother of Ben Ford.
Sister-in-law of Terence Ford.
Calista Flockhartand Harrison Ford’s Santa Fe wedding was presided over by New Mexico’s governor Bill Richardson. The modest ceremony was attended by Richardson, his wife Barbara and the newlyweds’ adopted son Liam Flockhart.
First met her Ally McBeal (1997) co-star, Gil Bellows, when they were both theater actors in New York. She sat across from him at play readings.
She returns to television to star on the ABC family drama, Brothers & Sisters (2006) with Sally Field and Rachel Griffiths. [September 2006]
Features as the voice of some of the Androids on an Audiobook version of “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K Dick.
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