Detective Nola Falacci
Alicia Witt joins the esteemed cast of the hit drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which moves to USA network for its seventh season beginning in October 2007. Witt will play Detective Mike Logan’s (Chris Noth) new partner, Detective Nola Falacci. “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes.
Alicia Witt recently wrapped production on“88 Minutes” opposite Al Pacino for director Jon Avnet. Witt plays a graduate student and teaching assistant with whom Pacino’s character, a forensic psychiatrist, has a complicated relationship. The film is produced by Jon Avnet along with Millenium Films and Emmett/Furla Films and is being released by ScreenGems in early 2008. Witt was last seen in Paramount’s “Last Holiday” with Queen Latifah.
Witt starred in New Line’s critically acclaimed film “The Upside of Anger.” She appeared in the film opposite Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood and Keri Russell. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released on March 11, 2005.
On stage, Witt made her London West End debut in Spring 2004 in Neil Labute’s “The Shape of Things” and appeared on-stage at London’s Royal Court Theatre in Terry Johnson’s “Piano/Forte” in the Fall of 2006.
In 2002, Witt appeared in the Warner Bros. romantic comedy, “Two Weeks Notice,” opposite Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock. She was also seen in the John Waters film “Cecil B. Demented,” also starring Stephen Dorff and Melanie Griffith, as well as director Cameron Crowe’s “Vanilla Sky,” opposite Tom Cruise.
Witt combined her acting talents with her skills as a classically trained pianist in the romantic comedy, “Playing Mona Lisa.” For this role, she won a Best Actress Award at the US Comedy Arts Festival. Alicia recently completed her directorial debut with the short film “Belinda’s Swan Song,” which she also wrote. The film premiered at the 2006 Rhode Island International Film Festival.
On television, Witt has made guest appearances on the phenomenally successful HBO series, “The Soprano”s and the Emmy award winning “Ally McBeal.” She previously starred for four seasons as Cybill Shepherd’s daughter Zoey on the hit sitcom “Cybill.”
In 1994, Witt appeared in the critically acclaimed “Fun,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Rafal Zielinski, depicts a tale of two disturbed young girls whose quest for fun leads them to murder. Witt received the “Special Jury Recognition” Award at Sundance and a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award. In 1998, she starred in Columbia Tristar’s hit movie, “Urban Legend.”
Alicia made her film debut in David Lynch’s “Dune,” and by the age of fourteen, received her high school diploma and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. Once in Los Angeles, Lynch cast her in his cult classic television series, “Twin Peaks,” as Gersten Hayward, a part that he had written specifically for Witt. Following this, Lynch utilized Alicia’s talents once again in his HBO trilogy, “Hotel Room,” in which she portrayed a young woman with multiple personality disorder.
Alicia appeared in “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” opposite Richard Dreyfuss, as well as “Four Rooms” (Miramax) with Tim Roth, Madonna and Lili Taylor, and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Allison Anders, Robert Rodriguez, and Alexandre Rockwell. Other film credits include “American Girl,” Mike Figgis’ “Liebstraum,” starring Kevin Anderson, “Bodies, Rest and Motion,” starring Tim Roth and Bridget Fonda, and “Bongwater” opposite Luke Wilson.