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Rose McGowan

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Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Since the age of nineteen, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In 2014, her directorial debut Dawn was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Rose Arianna McGowan was born on September 5, 1973 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, to American parents Terri and Daniel Patrick McGowan. She is the second eldest of six siblings, and has Irish, French, and English ancestry. As a young child, she was raised within the Italian chapter of the Children of God. During the early 1980s, her family severed ties with the community and migrated to Eugene, Oregon, USA. Following the divorce of her parents, Rose relocated to Gig Harbor, Washington, to live with her grandmother. At age 14, McGowan was accused of drug use by a family friend and committed to rehabilitation. She has consistently maintained the decision was unjustified. Upon release, she spent a year without a home and was emancipated from her parents by the age of 15. McGowan's career as an actor began with The Doom Generation. Originally intended for Jordan Ladd, the character of Amy Blue was, coincidentally, awarded to McGowan by an associate of director Gregg Araki. For her performance, she was nominated at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance. Subsequently cast in Wes Craven's Scream, she experienced further success when the project defied expectations to become one of the highest grossing films of the year. The innovative career of McGowan was overshadowed throughout much of the 1990s by her high-profile relationship with musician Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson). Strong performances in Going All the Way, Lewis & Clark & George, Southie and Jawbreaker were largely unseen by the general public. When the relationship ended between Rose and Manson in 2001, she remarked: "There is great love, but our lifestyle difference is, unfortunately, even greater". Rose continued to work solidly, appearing in a string of soft-sounding studio and independent films. Performances from this period included: a political activist in Showtime's The Killing Yard, a grifter in Strange Hearts and a factory worker in "Stealing Bess" (aka Vacuums). She was re-introduced to the mainstream as Paige Matthews in Aaron Spelling's Charmed, a popular television series for which she devoted five consecutive years. When "Charmed" finished its run in 2006, McGowan emerged in top form. Critics praised her efforts in Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror, and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. In several interviews, McGowan has expressed a general apathy and disdain for Hollywood. Despite this, her work ethic remains strong. Following her recent marriage to LA-based artist Davey Detail, the actress has resolved to purse further projects as a director.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Rose McGowan Sued -- I'm Brain Damaged Thanks to Your Dog

Rose McGowan Sued
I'm Brain Damaged Thanks to Your Dog

Rose McGowan's dog crushed a woman's skull and now she lies in a bed severely brain damaged and is gunning for millions of dollars ... so she claims in a new lawsuit. Elna Ebner claims she and her… READ MORE >

Rose McGowan Files for Divorce

Rose McGowan
Files for Divorce

Rose McGowan is pulling the plug on her marriage ... filing for divorce. According to the divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Rose cites the boilerplate "irreconcilable differences" as the reason… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Rose McGowan -- Shaved Clean (PHOTO)

Rose McGowan
Shaved Clean

Rose McGowan channeled her inner Sinead O'Connor by shaving her head for no apparent reason.  McGowan captioned one photo ..."No hair don't care. Honestly, it's liberating." She can eat her… READ MORE >

- 247 days ago
Rose McGowan -- I Got FIRED ... For Bitching About Boobs

Rose McGowan
I Got FIRED ... For Bitching About Boobs

Calling out Adam Sandler for demanding extreme cleavage, just bit Rose McGowan in the ass -- she got dropped by her agent.  As Rose puts it ... "I just got fired by my wussy acting agent… READ MORE >

- 396 days ago
Rose McGowan -- BLASTS RAY RICE COSTUME ... 'Those People Are Repulsive'

Rose McGowan
BLASTS RAY RICE COSTUME 'Those People Are Repulsive'

Rose McGowan is not amused by the guy who decided to dress up as Ray Rice for Halloween -- telling TMZ Sports anyone who tries to mock that situation is downright "repulsive."The actress was… READ MORE >

- 642 days ago
Rose McGowan Wedding Lawsuit -- Scorned DJ Sues

Rose McGowan
Scorned DJ Sues Over Wedding Gig

Rose McGowan broke her wedding vows even before she tied the knot ... at least according to a very pissed off D.J. who is suing her in small claims court.Nahchey Storer claims in his lawsuit he… READ MORE >

- 845 days ago
Rose McGowan -- I WITNESSED a Knockout Game Attack ... In L.A.

Rose McGowan
I WITNESSED a Knockout Game Attack ... In L.A.

Rose McGowan says she personally witnessed a knockout game attack in L.A. yesterday ... when a  masked "evil guy" punched an unsuspecting 65-year-old man and then took off. McGowan described… READ MORE >

- 934 days ago
Rose McGowan -- I Never Watched 'Charmed' ... And I WON'T Do the Reboot

Rose McGowan
I Never Watched 'Charmed' ... And I WON'T Do the Reboot

Rose McGowan tells TMZ she NEVER watched a single episode of her show "Charmed" -- and just to pour salt in the wound, Rose added ... she wants NOTHING to do with the reboot. McGowan was blowing… READ MORE >

- 993 days ago
Rose McGowan -- House Fire Was My Own Damn Fault

Rose McGowan
House Fire Was My Own Damn Fault

Rose McGowan is finally revealing the cause of the fire that nearly burned down her L.A. mansion – herself. The “Charmed” actress was leaving Chateau Marmont with her… READ MORE >

- 1025 days ago
Rose McGowan's Top Falls Off

Rose McGowan's
Top Falls Off

Rose McGowan was left feeling a little exposed earlier today -- after the roof of the car she was in suddenly FLEW OFF on a highway.Rose tweeted the picture just hours ago, with the message, "Kind… READ MORE >

- 1854 days ago

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