Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (IPA: /mɪˈʃɛl ˈfаɪfɜr/; born April 29, 1958) is an American actress. Over the course of her film career, she has been the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award, for her performances in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988) respectively, as well as three Academy Award nominations. She is considered one of the most beautiful women in the cinema, having appeared on the cover of the first People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' issue in 1990, and re-appearing a record six times during that decade, making the cover again in 1999. She is married to television writer and producer, David E. Kelley.
Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, the second of four children born to Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor, and Donna (née Taverna), a homemaker. She has one elder brother, Rick, and two younger sisters, Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, both actresses. The family moved to Midway City, California, where Pfeiffer spent her childhood. She attended Fountain Valley High School and worked as a check-out girl at Vons supermarket. She then attended Golden West College where she was a member