Jacki Weaver Biography
Jacki Weaver AO (birth name: Jacqueline Ruth Weaver) is an Australian theatre, film, and TV actress who is known internationally for her roles in the films Animal Kingdom (2010) as Janine “Smurf” Cody and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Both of these films led to her nominations for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She has her own autobiography titled Much Love, Jac that she released in 2005. She is also known for her performance in the 70s Ozploitation films like Stork (1971), Alvin Purple (1973), and Petersen (1974).
In 1970, Jacki Weaver made headlines for having a child out of wedlock. This scandal did little to hamper her career, however. Weaver had a major career breakthrough with the 1971 comedy Stork, which be proved to be a big hit with audiences as well as critics. Jacki Weaver won an Australian Film Institute Award for her work on the film. More films followed, such as Alvin Purple in 1973 and Petersen in 1974. Weaver also appeared in Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock in 1975. After the 1970s, Jacki Weaver worked primarily as a stage actress, only appearing on screen from time to time.
Jacki Weaver Age
The Silver Linings Playbook star is 71 years old as of 2018. She was born on 25 May 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Jacki Weaver Family
Jacki comes from a family of an England migrant, Edith Simpson, and a Sydney solicitor, her father Arthur Weaver. She has a brother by the name Rod Weaver.
She went to Hornsby Girls’ High School where she became the Dux. For her university education, she won a sociology scholarship but decided to get into acting.Jacki Weaver’s Picture
Jacki Weaver Husband
In 1966 Jacki Weaver married David Price but they divorced in 1970. In 1975 she married Max Hensser. She lived with Phil Davis, former Sydney crime reporter, Canberra Press Secretary and Executive Producer for Mike Willesee, for five years in “the most stable relationship of her life” until 1981 before she married radio and television presenter Derryn Hinch in 1983. Jacki Weaver and Hinch divorced in 1996, remarried in 1997, and divorced again in 1998. She had a son, Dylan (b. 1969) with partner at the time John Walters. She is currently married to actor Sean Taylor.
Jacki Weaver Career
At the age of 16 in 1963, Jacki Weaver mimed the role of Gretel to the great soprano, Marilyn Richardson, in an ABC production of Weber’s Hansel and Gretel, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. In 1964 at the Palace Theatre in Sydney, Weaver and a number of other Australian singers such as The Delltones and her then-boyfriend Bryan Davies performed a satire on the Gidget movies, in which Weaver performed as “Gadget.”
In 1965, Weaver was cast in the television series ‘Wandjina!’. Weaver’s film debut came with 1971’s Stork for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award. In the 1970s, Jacki Weaver gained a sex-symbol reputation thanks to her performances in the likes of Alvin Purple (1973), a stereotyping she claimed she hated, but complied with as a means to work. Other notable films during this time include a small role in Peter Weir’s critically acclaimed film version of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), and a more substantial appearance in Caddie (1976) for which she won her second Australian Film Institute Award.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, Weaver found it increasingly difficult to gain roles on screen or television and she devoted much of her energy to the Australian stage, starring in plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Death of a Salesman, Reg Cribb’s Last Cab to Darwin, and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya alongside Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in 2010-11.
In 2010, Weaver starred in the Melbourne-set crime thriller Animal Kingdom playing a gang family matriarch. Her dead-pan performance earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as winning the Australian Film Institute Award, the National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and a Satellite Award.
In August 2013, Australians in Film announced that Weaver would be honored with the organization’s Breakthrough Award at an exclusive Benefit Dinner held 24 October 2013 in Los Angeles. She also portrayed Dr. Warren in the 2014 comedy crime horror film ‘The Voices’.
Jacki Weaver Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook romantic comedy-drama film that was released in 2012 and stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, alongside Jacki Weaver and others. Weaver plays the role of Dolores Solitano, Pat Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper) and Jake’s (played by Shea Whigham) mother.
Jacki Weaver Theatre
|2010||Entertaining Mr Sloane||State Theatre Company of South Australia|
|Uncle Vanya||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2006||A Hard God||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2004||Last Cab to Darwin||7 August – 10 November 2004|
|The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead||24 February 2004 – 23 October 2006, 1 June 2007|
|2003||Last of the Red Hot Lovers||3 June 2003 – 13 July 2004|
|Six Degrees of Separation|
|2002||The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead||Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst|
|Soulmates||Civic Theatre, Newcastle (13 April – 28 August 2002)|
|2000||The Falls||Griffin Theatre Company & Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst|
|Girl Talk||Australia wide October 2000 – June 2001|
|1999||Fred||Sydney Theatre Company|
|1997||After the Ball||Sydney Theatre Company|
|Navigating||Queensland and Melbourne Theatre companies|
|1995||Reunion||Comedy Club, Carlton, 13 May – 3 June 1995|
|1993||Away||Riverside Theatres, Parramatta|
|1987||Emerald City||Playhouse, Melbourne (18 March & 11 November 1987)|
|1986||Blithe Spirit||Playhouse, Melbourne|
|1985||The Real Thing||Drama Theatre, Sydney|
|1980||They’re Playing Our Song||Comedy Theatre, Melbourne (23 August 1980 – January 1981)|
|1976||A Streetcar Named Desire||Drama Theatre, Sydney|
|Bedroom Farce||Theatre Royal (1976-5 October 1978)|
|1974||Love’s Labour’s Lost||Drama Theatre, Sydney (6 December 1974 – 18 January 1975)|
|The Seagull||Nimrod Upstairs, Surry Hills|
|1963||Once Upon a Surfie||Palace Theatre, Sydney|
|1962||A Wish is a Dream||Phillip Theatre, Sydney|
Jacki Weaver Movies and TV Shows
|Life of the Party||Sandy Cook|
|Out of Blue||Miriam Rockwell|
|2017||The Polka King||Barb|
|Small Crimes||Irma Denton|
|The Disaster Artist||Carolyn Minnott|
|2015||Last Cab to Darwin||Dr. Farmer|
|2014||Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks||Irene Mossbecker|
|The Voices||Dr. Warren|
|Maya the Bee||Buzzlina Von Beena (voice)|
|Magic in the Moonlight||Grace|
|2013||Stoker||Aunt Gwendolyn “Gin” Stoker|
|2012||The Five-Year Engagement||Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes|
|Silver Linings Playbook||Dolores Solitano|
|2010||Animal Kingdom||Janine “Smurf” Cody|
|2008||Three Blind Mice||Bernie Fisher|
|1997||The Two-Wheeled Time Machine||Old Alice|
|1987||The Perfectionist||Barbara Gunn|
|1983||Abra Cadabra||Primrose Buttercup|
|1975||Picnic at Hanging Rock||Minnie|
|The Removalists||Marilyn Carter|
|1973||Alvin Purple||Second Sugar Girl|
|2016–2018||Secret City||Senator Catriona Bailey|
|2016||Sister Cities||Mary Baxter|
|2015–2016||Blunt Talk||Rosalie Winter|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||As Self|
|2013||The McCarthys||Marjorie McCarthy|
|Super Fun Night||Pamela Boubier|
|2007||Hammer Bay||Aileen Blakely|
|1988||House Rules||Julie Buckley|
|1986||The Challenge||Rasa Bertrand|
|1981||Tickled Pink||2 episodes|
|1980||Trial by Marriage||Joan|
|Water Under the Bridge||Maggie McGhee|
|1977||The Dick Emery Show in Australia||Various Characters|
|Do I Have to Kill My Child?||TV film|
|Up the Convicts|
|1975||Polly Me Love||Polly|
|1971||The Comedy Game||2 episodes|
|The Godfathers||Matilda Mathews|
|1970–74||Would You Believe?||As Self|
|1970||Woobinda, Animal Doctor||Episode: “Chocolate, Cherry or Pistachio”|
|1969–1973||Division 4||Val Smith / Thea Kemp|
|Homicide||Hettie / Anne Johnson / Sue Ryan|
Jacki Weaver Bird Box
Bird Box is post-apocalyptic horror thriller film that was released in 2018. It stars the likes of Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald and Sarah Paulson. It focuses on a woman, Malorie Hayes, as she tries to protect herself and two children from malevolent supernatural entities that make people who look at them go insane and commit suicide.
Weaver was cast in the film in October 2017 and played the role of Cheryl, an elderly survivor who later commits suicide by stabbing herself with a pair of scissors in the neck.
Jacki Weaver Net Worth
The Australian actress has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Jacki Weaver Height
Weaver is 1.51 m tall.
Jacki Weaver Interview
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