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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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Man Accused of Harassing Rose McGowan Arrested

Man Accused of Harassing Rose McGowan
Arrested

The man Rose McGowan claims has been harassing her and threatening her employees was arrested today in Derby, CT.As TMZ first reported, McGowan was granted a temporary restraining order against… READ MORE >

Rose McGowan Wins Restraining Order

Rose McGowan
Wins Restraining Order

Rose McGowan just got a temporary restraining order against a man she claims is harassing her and threatening her employees.The order is against Luis Santo III -- and in McGowan's request for the… READ MORE >

- 2040 days ago
Rose vs. Amy: Who'd You Rather?

Rose vs. Amy
Who'd You Rather?

Former "Charmed" lovely Rose McGowan, 37, and "Road Trip" babe Amy Smart, 34, held their posture at the same event in Hollywood this week.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 2120 days ago
McGowan vs. Smart: Who'd You Rather?

McGowan vs. Smart
Who'd You Rather?

With their red lipsticks in tow, Rose McGowan and Amy Smart both showed up to the same event in L.A. on Thursday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 2396 days ago
Separated by a Snarl

Separated
By a Snarl

Here's Rose McGowan at the Hollywood Foreign Press luncheon in L.A. on Tuesday (left) -- and Vanessa Hudgens at an event last year in NYC (right).One of them was famously photographed practically… READ MORE >

- 2599 days ago
Terminator Pooch -- I Told You I'd Be Back

Terminator Pooch
I Told You I'd Be Back

Rose McGowan recently lost one pup to doggy heaven -- but rest assured, she didn't have to say "Hasta la vista, baby" to her cyborg-lookin' canine. READ MORE >

- 2872 days ago
McGowan Makes Deposit to Pet Sematary

McGowan
Makes Deposit to Pet Sematary

Rose McGowan was in a great, Palin bashing mood outside Madeo Friday night -- but it quickly dropped six feet under when a pap brought up her dearly deceased pup. READ MORE >

- 2911 days ago
McGowan's RoboPooch -- I'll Be Bark

McGowan's RoboPooch
I'll Be Bark

Rose McGowan's fugly dog wouldn't need much make-up to become the next Terminator -- go with him if you want to live!  READ MORE >

- 3098 days ago
Grindhouse Girls Reunite in Sin City

Grindhouse Girls
Reunite in Sin City

Rosario Dawson and Rose McGowan partied it up over in Las Vegas and took time to chill with some powerful Hollywood types.TMZ spotted the movie hotties out early in the night at Cathouse in the… READ MORE >

- 3141 days ago
No Rose for Barbarella

No Rose
For Barbarella

Universal Studios has taken one giant leap back from backing the remake of "Barbarella." The movie, which was set to be directed by "Sin City" boss Robert Rodriguez, was also set to star his new… READ MORE >

- 3259 days ago

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