Rachel Weisz

Biography

Rachel Hannah Weisz (born 7 March 1970) is an English film and theatre actress and fashion model. She started her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where she co-founded the theatrical group Cambridge Talking Tongues. The group was awarded the Student Drama Award for the improvised piece Slight Possession during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by The Guardian.

Weisz started working in television, appearing in Inspector Morse, the British miniseries The Scarlet and the Black, and the television movie Advocates II. She made her film debut in the 1994 film Death Machine, but her breakthrough role came in the 1996 movie Chain reaction, leading to a high-profile role as Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell in the films The Mummy, in 1999, and The Mummy Returns in 2001. Other notable films featuring Weisz are Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

Weisz also worked on theatre. Her stage breakthrough was the 1994 revival of Noel Coward's play Design for Living, which earned her the 'London Critics' Circle Award for the most promising newcomer. Weisz's performances also include the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, and the 2006 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the latter play earned her the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2009.

Rachel Hannah Weisz (born 7 March 1970) is an English film and theatre actress and fashion model. She started her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where she co-founded the theatrical group Cambridge Talking Tongues. The group was awarded the Student Drama Award for the improvised piece Slight Possession during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by The Guardian.

Weisz started working in television, appearing in Inspector Morse, the British miniseries The Scarlet and the Black, and the television movie Advocates II. She made her film debut in the 1994 film Death Machine, but her breakthrough role came in the 1996 movie Chain reaction, leading to a high-profile role as Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell in the films The Mummy, in 1999, and The Mummy Returns in 2001. Other notable films featuring Weisz are Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

Weisz also worked on theatre. Her stage breakthrough was the 1994 revival of Noel Coward's play Design for Living, which earned her the 'London Critics' Circle Award for the most promising newcomer. Weisz's performances also include the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, and the 2006 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the latter play earned her the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2009.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1970-03-07

Place of Birth Westminster, London, England, UK

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 The Favourite as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough
2017 Disobedience as Ronit
2017 My Cousin Rachel as Rachel Ashley
2016 Denial as Deborah Lipstadt
2016 The Light Between Oceans as Hannah Roennfeldt
2016 Complete Unknown as Alice Manning
2015 The Lobster as Short Sighted Woman
2015 Youth as Lena Ballinger
2013 Oz: The Great and Powerful as Evanora
2012 The Bourne Legacy as Dr. Marta Shearing
2012 360 as Rose
2011 Dream House as Libby Atenton
2011 The Deep Blue Sea as Hester Collyer
2011 Page Eight as Nancy Pierpan
2010 The Whistleblower as Kathryn Bolkovac
2009 The Lovely Bones as Abigail Salmon
2009 Agora as Hypatia
2008 The Brothers Bloom as Penelope
2008 Definitely, Maybe as Summer Hartley
2007 Fred Claus as Wanda
2007 My Blueberry Nights as Sue Lynne
2006 Eragon as Saphira (voice)
2006 The Fountain as Queen Isabella/Izzi Creo
2005 The Constant Gardener as Tessa Quayle
2005 Constantine as Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson
2004 Envy as Debbie Dingman
2003 Runaway Jury as Marlee
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Confidence as Lily
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 The Shape of Things as Evelyn Ann Thompson
2002 About a Boy as Rachel
2001 The Mummy Returns as Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell/Princess Nefertiri
2001 Enemy at the Gates as Tania Chernova
2000 Beautiful Creatures as Petula
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Sunshine as Greta
1999 The Mummy as Evelyn Carnahan
1999 Tube Tales as Angela (segment "Rosebud")
1998 The Land Girls as Ag (Agapanthus)
1998 This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis as Lauren Hynde
1998 My Summer With Des as Rosie
1998 I Want You as Helen
1998 Swept from the Sea as Amy Foster
1997 Bent as Prostitute
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 Going All the Way as Marty Pilcher
1996 Chain Reaction as Dr. Lily Sinclair
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(6 episodes)
1996 Stealing Beauty as Miranda Fox
1994 Death Machine as Junior Executive
1994 Dirtysomething as Becca
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1987 Inspector Morse(2 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 The Mercy as Clare Crowhurst
1900 My Summer with Des(0 episodes) as Rosie
1900 Scarlet and Black(0 episodes) as Mathilde de la Mole

Directing

2011 The Thief … Director

Writing

2011 The Thief … Writer

Production

2014 Radiator … Executive Producer

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