Last year Alicia Witt joined Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” for its seventh and final season as Zelda. Witt also recently wrapped production on the feature film I Care a Lot, opposite Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage. “Christmas Tree Lane” is Witt’s eighth annual holiday film for the Hallmark family, starting with “A Very Merry Mix-Up” in 2013 for Hallmark Channel.
Witt received rave reviews for her role as Paula on Season Six of AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead.” Other recent television roles include ABC’s “Nashville,” as country music star Autumn Chase; Fox TV’s “The Exorcist,” the horror anthology “Lore” on Amazon; cult-favorite “Supernatural” on The CW and returning to David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” on Showtime for which she reprised her role from the original series. In 2014, Witt joined the cast of the Emmy award- winning FX series “Justified” as Wendy Crowe, the smart and sexy paralegal sister of crime lord Danny Crowe.
A classically trained pianist and a singer-songwriter, Witt released her newest album, 15,000 Days, with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson, Tom Waits, James Bay). She released her first full-length studio album, Revisionary History, in 2015. She has opened for Ben Folds Five, Jimmy Webb, and John Fullbright. She completed a 19-city U.S. tour last year and has played all over the world, including at the Grand Ole Opry in her hometown of Nashville. Her music can be found at www.aliciawittmusic.com.
Starting with her film debut in 1984, at the age of seven as Alia in David Lynch’s science fiction classic Dune, Witt’s many film credits include 88 Minutes with Al Pacino, Warner Bros.’ hit Two Weeks’ Notice opposite Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, Last Holiday with Queen Latifah, Urban Legend, The Upside of Anger, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Four Rooms, Fun and Vanilla Sky, directed by Cameron Crowe. She received the Special Jury Recognition Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival for Fun, in addition to being nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Debut Performance. She also won Best Actress at the US Comedy Arts Festival for Playing Mona Lisa.
Other significant roles that fans may recognize Witt from include Showtime’s “House of Lies,” NBC’s Emmy Award winning “Friday Night Lights,” CBS’s “The Mentalist” and NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” alongside Chris Noth. She spent four years on the CBS hit show “Cybill,” and has also appeared on the HBO series “The Sopranos,” CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and Fox’s “Ally McBeal.”
On stage, Witt starred in Neil LaBute’s Tony nominated play Reasons to Be Pretty at the Geffen Playhouse. She also appeared at London’s Royal Court Theatre in Terry Johnson’s Piano/Forte and made her West End debut with Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things. She has also performed at Williamstown Theatre Festival and is a regular participant in the 24-Hour Plays on Broadway and the 24-Hour Musicals off-Broadway.
Witt can add author to her resume with Small Changes, whose rights were recently acquired by Harper Horizon. The book, out in Fall 2021, is an inspiring, welcoming and simple yet effective guide to health, happiness and sustainable living. Instead of promoting a rigid diet, Small Changes will instead offer readers a stress-and-judgment-free approach for enacting easy, incremental changes across all areas of life.
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