Alicia Witt

Alicia Roanne Witt is an American actress, singersongwriter, and pianist. Witt first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her as Alia Atreides in his film Dune and in a guest role in his television series Twin Peaks .

Alicia Roanne Witt was born on August 21, 1975 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Diane , a junior high school reading teacher, and Robert Witt, a science teacher and photographer. Witt has a brother, Ian. Talking by age two and reading by the age of four, Witt has been described as a child prodigy. Her acting talent was recognized by director David Lynch in 1980, when he heard her recite Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet on the television show Thats Incredible! at age five. He would begin working with her in film and television even before Witt earned her high school equivalency credential . She did undergraduate work in piano at Boston University and competed nationally.

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