Beatrice Alda

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Beatrice Alda
Born (1961-08-10) August 10, 1961 (age 60)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, filmmaker
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Brooke
Parent(s) Alan Alda
Arlene Weiss
Relatives Robert Alda
(paternal grandfather)
Antony Alda
(paternal half-uncle)
Elizabeth Alda (sister)

Beatrice Alda (born August 10, 1961) is an American actress and filmmaker who appeared in The Four Seasons and Men of Respect . She is the daughter of Alan and Arlene Alda.

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Career

Alda played Lisa in the 1981 film, The Four Seasons, directed by her father. [1] She reprised the role in the 1984 television series of the same name. [2] She played Judy, the daughter of Steve, who was played by her real life father, in the 1988 film A New Life. [3]

Alda and her wife filmmaker Jennifer Brooke co-directed and produced the 2008 documentary film Out Late, which follows the lives of people who came out as gay, lesbian, and transgender while they were senior citizens. [4] [5] They also co-directed and produced the 2016 documentary Legs: a Big Issue in a Small Town about a controversy surrounding a giant Larry Rivers sculpture in a small American town. [6]

Filmography

Acting

Film

YearWorkRoleRef.
1981 The Four Seasons Lisa Callan [1]
1988 A New Life Judy [3]
1990 Men of Respect Susan [7]

Television

YearWorkRoleRef.
1984The Four SeasonsLisa Callan [2]

Filmmaker Credits

YearWorkPositionRef.
2008Out LateCo-director, producer [8]
2016Legs: a Big Issue in a Small TownCo-director, producer [9]

Personal life

Alda is the daughter of actor Alan Alda and author and photographer Arlene Weiss. She is the sister of Eve and actress Elizabeth Alda. Alda has four children with wife Jennifer Brooke. [10]

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