Rachel Griffiths born on 18th December 1968 is an Australian actress. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie in 1998. She portrayed masseuse Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters. Griffiths has received a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Australian Film Institute Awards for her work.
Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls’ College, did well at school and learned ballet. When she was 11, her father left home with an 18 year old woman. She hasn’t seen him for years. Her mother was an art teacher at the time and raised the children alone. Has an Education Degree in dance and drama. Worked for the theatre company The Woolly Jumpers, in Geelong. Made famous by Muriel’s Wedding (1994).
Rachel Griffiths and Toni Collette were relative unknowns when they were cast as best friends and fellow outcasts in the 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding. Her performance won her critical acclaim and both the Australian Film Critics Award and the Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She followed in 1996 with the role of an earthy, ill-mannered pig farmer’s daughter in Michael Winterbottom’s Jude.
In 1997, Rachel Griffiths sparked a controversy after attending uninvited the opening of the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, while topless. Griffiths received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of real-life flautist Hilary du Pré opposite Emily Watson as her sister, famed cellist Jacqueline “Jackie” du Pre, in Hilary and Jackie in 1998.
In 2001, Rachel Griffiths was cast as one of the leads in Six Feet Under. Her performance as emotionally scarred massage therapist, Brenda Chenowith, earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as two Emmy Award nominations.
As of 2006, she became part of the ensemble cast, co-starring alongside Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Balthazar Getty and Matthew Rhys, of the dramatic series Brothers & Sisters, in which she portrays Sarah Walker, who inherits control of the family business after her father’s deat. Griffiths made her Broadway debut in Other Desert Cities, directed by Joe Mantello and co-starring Judith Light, which began previews on 10 October 2011, opening on 3 November 2011. In 2015, Rachel Griffiths made her debut as a television director when she directed three episodes of the second series of the Australian teen drama Nowhere Boys.
Rachel Griffiths Husband
Griffiths married Australian artist Andrew Taylor on 31 December 2002 in the chapel of her high school, Star of the Sea College, in Melbourne.
Rachel Griffiths Children
Rachel Griffiths has three children: a son born in 2003 and two daughters, one born in 2005 and the other in 2009.
Rachel Griffiths Age
Rachel Griffiths was on 18th December 1968.
Rachel Griffiths Movies and Tv Shows
- Muriel’s Wedding
- Children of the Revolution
- My Son the Fanatic
- My Best Friend’s Wedding
- Among Giants
- Hilary and Jackie
- Divorcing Jack
- Me Myself I
- Very Annie Mary
- Blow Dry
- The Hard Word
- The Rookie
- Ned Kelly
- Step Up
- Beautiful Kate
- Burning Man
- Underground: The Julian Assange Story
- Saving Mr. Banks
- Hacksaw Ridge
- Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child
- The King’s Daughter
- Police Rescue
- Six Feet Under
- Kath & Kim
- Angel Rodriguez
- Brothers and Sisters
- Comanche Moon
- Paper Giants: Magazine Wars
- Indian Summers
- When We Rise
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