Rose McGowan, who catapulted to big-screen stardom with edgy roles in films such as The Doom Generation
, joins the cast of Charmed
as Paige Matthews, a long-lost sister of the Charmed Ones.
One of six children in her family, 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 U.S. in order to attend high school and moved to Seattle. 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 starred in four films appearing at the Sundance Film Festival: Going All the Way
, Louis & Clark & George
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 roles include the 2006 mystery The Black Dahlia
and multiple roles in Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse