Lead actress, onscreen from the '80s.
- Costarred in a Sydney stage production of Cinderella at age 15.
- Won the first of her three Australian Film Board acting awards playing an unwed mother in her first film, the 1971 drama Stork.
- Has appeared in more than 100 plays in Australia.
- Released her autobiography, Much Love, Jac, in 2005.
- Had not made a film in 13 years when she appeared in her Academy Award-nominated role in 2010's Animal Kingdom.
- Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam called her a "national treasure."