Calista Flockhart was born in Washington State. Her mother, Jeanette, was a talented writer and painter who moved with her family to Los Angeles. Calista’s father, Alva, worked as an architect. When Jeanette gave birth to Calista in July of 1962, the family decided to move across the country so that her father could pursue his artistic dreams. They settled in California, and five years later, their daughter was born.
Life in the new country was difficult, and at times, even painful for both mother and daughter. As a result, many of the memories they shared were of her childhood in Los Angeles, and that made life complicated for Calista Flockhart as she attempted to find her place in this strange and new world. Eventually, however, Hollywood came calling, and her acting career took off. She went from playing teenage girls in TV shows to adult movies and finally became a star on the screen, playing the lovable but flawed role of Coraline’s sarcastic human friend, Wax.
During the late sixties, Harrison Ford decided to produce a biopic about Coraline, and that movie became known as the film version of Coraline. However, after filming the film, it became apparent that Calista was not really the waxworks character she was presented as. Fans of the film began wondering if she would ever come back for another Coraline film. Well, here we are fifty years later, and Calista is still part of the action.
The question shouldn’t even be what happens to Coraline. It should be what happened to the actor who used to play Coraline. The question shouldn’t even be who the director cast to play Calista Flockhart, because no one did that. The question that really matters is what happened to the original Coraline film, which is the book, and the TV show that followed. Many fans of the original Coraline film thought that the TV show was a waste of time, while others loved it.
The book and the TV show were huge flops. Because the book was fictional, it didn’t have any realistic setting, and many people found it to be completely silly. Some people said it was far too similar to American Idol, while others thought that it lacked the sparkle of imagination. For some reason, the public always associated Coraline with the original book, and not the TV show, which clearly weren’t true. Now, more than ever, the original Coraline is becoming known as the weird book and TV show that nobody really wants to see.
As an actor, Calista Flockhart has had a few small parts in movies, but her career really began to pick up after her time on the small screen. She has gone on to star in several well-known television shows, including Hawaii Five-0, Lost Girl, The Firm, Chuck and Rich, and has also appeared in some independent films. In terms of her acting career in the U.S., her best chance of getting into the limelight would seem to be in a role with a company like Showtime where she would have a chance to showcase her talents. For now, her acting career will most likely just be on the island of New Jersey.