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Robert Alexis Arquette

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
Death: September 11, 2016 (47)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (AIDS)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lewis Michael Arquette and Mardi Arquette (Nowak)
Sister of Richmond Arquette; Patricia T. Arquette; David Lewis Arquette and Rosanna Arquette

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About Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette was an American trans woman actor, musician, and cabaret performer.

Arquette was born Robert Arquette in Los Angeles. Arquette's siblings are actors Rosanna, Patricia, Richmond and David. Arquette is also the sister-in-law of actress Courteney Cox, who is married to her brother David.

At twenty-two, Arquette landed her first significant acting role, playing a transvestite Georgette in Last Exit to Brooklyn. Sixteen years later, she went through her own transition from male to female, an experience that was documented in the film, Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Lesser known than her siblings, the majority of her film work has been limited to low-budget or independent films. She also appeared in I Think I Do, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, Sometimes They Come Back... Again, The Wedding Singer, and Killer Drag Queens on Dope, among 40 other independent pictures.

Arquette has appeared in supporting roles in mainstream films, including Pulp Fiction, Threesome, Bride of Chucky and a memorable appearance as a Boy George fanatic in The Wedding Singer, singing "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" over and over. In 2001, Arquette played the Roman emperor Caligula in two episodes of the cult television show Xena: Warrior Princess. Also in 2001, Arquette guest starred in the Friends episode The One with Chandler's Dad as a waiter in drag, in the show's 7th season. In September 2005, VH1 announced her casting in an upcoming season of the reality show The Surreal Life.

On January 31, 2007, Arquette was a featured celebrity client and guest judge on the premiere episode of Bravo Channel's television show Top Design, where she was described by one of the contestants as "Iggy Pop in drag". Arquette also made a cameo appearance in Robbie Williams' "She's Madonna" video. On February 26, 2007, Arquette was promoting the DVD Release of Killer Drag Queens on Dope on The Adam Carolla Show. Danny Bonaduce, a co-host, asked Arquette if she had a penis. The question, and her refusal to answer sparked an argument between Carolla, Bonaduce, and Arquette, ending in Arquette storming out of the studio and violently pushing sound equipment at them as she was leaving.

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Alexis Arquette's Timeline

July 28, 1969
Los Angeles County, California, United States
September 11, 2016
Age 47
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States