Jacki Weaver

Active - 1971 - Present  |   Born - May 25, 1947 in Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime

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Biography

Lead actress, onscreen from the '80s.

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  • 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."