Full Name: Rose Jane McGowan
Birth Date: September 5, 1973
Birth Place: Florence, Italy
Height: 5' 5"
Quote: "I think if I had lived back in Salem, I would have been burned at the stake."
One of six children, McGowan was a citizen of the world at an early age. Raised in Italy, she spent her childhood traveling throughout Europe. She returned to the United States to attend high school in Seattle, Washington.
A chance trip to Los Angeles resulted in her being cast in the film The Doom Generation. Her performance in Gregg Araki's dark and stylish road movie earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. Also in 1996, Rose appeared in Wes Craven's smash hit Scream as Sydney's (Neve Campbell) doomed best friend who met with an unseemly death under a garage door.
Since this auspicious debut, McGowan has worked non-stop. In 1997, she had the distinction of starring in four films appearing at the Sundance Film Festival: Going All the Way, Louis & Clark & George, Nowhere and the short film Seed. In 1998, Rose starred with Ben Affleck and Peter O'Toole in the feature thriller Phantoms and in the independent film Southie, which won Best Picture at the 2000 Seattle Film Festival.
Recent starring roles include the 1999 dark comedy Jawbreaker, about three high school girls who conspire to cover up the accidental murder of their friend. In addition to her roles in Scream and The Doom Generation, McGowan was also seen in Monkeybone, co-starring Brendan Fraser. In 2001 she joined the cast of "Charmed" playing Paige Matthews, a long-lost sister of the Charmed Ones. She recently finished production on the independent film Vacuums which was co-written and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the duo that created the Broadway hit Stomp.
McGowan currently lives in Los Angeles.
Rose McGowan Filmography
Grindhouse (2007) .... Cherry - segment 'Planet Terror'/Pam - segment 'Death Proof'
... aka Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (USA: poster title)
... aka Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror (USA: poster title)
The Black Dahlia (2006) .... Sheryl Saddon
... aka Black Dahlia (Germany)
"Charmed" .... Paige Matthews (2001-2006)
Elvis (2005) (TV) .... Ann-Margret
Darkwatch: Curse of the West (2005) (VG) (voice) .... Tala
Lest We Forget: The Video Collection (2004) (V) .... Jackie O
Vacuums (2002) .... Debbie Dinsdale
... aka Stealing Bess (USA: video title)
The Killing Yard (2001) (TV) .... Linda Borus
"What About Joan"
- Maeve (2001) TV Episode .... Maeve
Monkeybone (2001) .... Miss Kitty
Strange Hearts (2001) .... Moira Kennedy
... aka Rat in the Can
... aka Roads to Riches (USA)
The Last Stop (2000) .... Nancy
... aka Dernier arrêt (Canada: French title)
Ready to Rumble (2000/I) .... Sasha
Sleeping Beauties (1999) .... Sno Blo
Jawbreaker (1999) .... Courtney Alice Shayne
God Is in the T.V. (1999) (V) .... Jackie-O (segment "Coma White")
... aka Marilyn Manson: God Is in the T.V.
Devil in the Flesh (1998) .... Debbie Strand
... aka Dearly Devoted (UK: TV title) (USA)
Southie (1998) .... Kathy Quinn
Phantoms (1998) .... Lisa Pailey
... aka Dean Koontz's Phantoms (USA: complete title)
Lewis & Clark & George (1997) .... George
Nowhere (1997) .... Valley Chick 3
Seed (1997) .... Miriam
Going All the Way (1997) .... Gail Ann Thayer
Scream (1996/I) .... Tatum Riley
Kiss & Tell (1996) .... Jasmine Hoyle
Bio-Dome (1996) .... Denise
The Doom Generation (1995) .... Amy Blue
Encino Man (1992) .... Nora
... aka California Man (Europe: English title) (UK)
- Life with Fathers (1990) TV Episode .... Suzanne
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