Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California. She is the daughter of Monty Silverstone, a real estate investor and financial consultant and Deirdre 'Didi', a former flight attendant.
Silverstone's time in the spotlight began as a model at the age of six, after her father began taking pictures of her to submit to modeling agencies. Although her heart was really in acting, Alicia landed several modeling gigs for companies such as Levi's Dockers and Marshall's. She was first cast in TV commercial for Domino's Pizza.
Silverstone made her film debut in "The Crush". In 1994, she recieved the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and a Young Artist Award for The Crush. She then appeared in the Marty Callner's music video "Cryin'". she was subsequently cast in two more videos: Amazing and Crazy.
Before hitting it big with the sleeper hit of 1995, Clueless, Silverstone worked on the films Hideaway, Babysitter, True Crime, and Le Nouveau Monde. Clueless, a 90's version of Emma, earned Silverstone many awards.
Alicia Silverstone effectively removed herself from the public eye for many years, resurfacing in the critically acclaimed NBC television show Miss Match, which was cancelled after thirteen episodes in fall 2003. In early 2009, Silverstone starred in the world premiere of Donald Margulies's Time Stands Still at the Geffen Playhouse LA. Silverstone next starred in the teen romance "The Art of Getting By", which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
She is also noted for her strong views on animal welfare and is a committed vegan. In 2004, Silverstone was voted sexiest female vegetarian by PETA.
Silverstone is married to her longtime boyfriend, rock musician Christopher Jarecki. They got married on June 11, 2005 in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe. They have a son named Bear Blu Jarecki born in May 2011.