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Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian film and television actress. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie (1998). She is best known for her portrayals of Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters. Her work in film and television has earned her a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Australian Film Institute Awards. Griffith attended Melbourne University, studying philosophy, before attending the drama department at Victoria School of the Art.  After college, she began working with the touring youth company Woolly Jumpers Theater Company, as well as the Melbourne Theater Company, where she appeared in numerous dramas.   Griffiths made a name for herself in 1991 when she wrote and performed in the short film "Barbie Gets Hip,” which was screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival. She landed a few TV spots before she was cast as Rhonda, Toni Collette's sidekick in P.J. Hogan's "Muriel's Wedding" (1994), winning her an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress. These successes jump-started her career, landing her numerous dramatic and comedic roles in overseas productions, before making her American cinema debut with her second P.J. Hogan collaboration, "My Best Friend's Wedding” (1997). In the fall of 2001, Griffiths accepted her first major television series role and came aboard Alan Ball’s HBO series "Six Feet Under."  Griffith stayed with the show during its five years of critical acclaim, while at the same time, continued to appear an lend her voice to screen and direct-to-video features before returning to telvision to star in "Brothers and Sisters" to much similar acclaim. 


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Nascut:
Dec 18, 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
55
Primul film:
In movie The King's Daughter
Ultimul film:
Film Making Muriel 2017-12-31
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Camp
Poster of Paper Giants: Magazine Wars
Poster of Land of the Morning Star
Filme in care a jucat
Film The King's Daughter Abbess 2019
Film Don't Tell Joy Conolly 2017-05-18
Film Making Muriel Herself 2017-12-31
Serial When We Rise Diane 2017-02-27
Film David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Herself 2017-03-09
Serial Barracuda Samantha Taylor 2016-07-10
Film Mammal Margaret 2016-04-01
Film The Osiris Child General Lynex 2016-02-17
Film Barracuda Mrs Taylor 2016-07-10
Film Hacksaw Ridge Bertha Doss 2016-10-07
Serial Deadline Gallipoli Lady Hamilton 2015-04-19
Film Paper Giants: Magazine Wars Dulcie Boling 2013-06-02
Serial Paper Giants: Magazine Wars Dulcie Boling 2013-06-02
Film Butterflies Claire 2013-06-15
Serial Camp Mackenzie 'Mack' Granger 2013-07-10
Film Patrick Matron Cassidy 2013-10-15
Film Saving Mr. Banks Aunt Ellie 2013-11-16
Film Underground: The Julian Assange Story Christine Assange 2012-10-07
Film Burning Man Miriam 2011-09-10
Film Beautiful Kate Sally Kendall 2009-06-13
Serial Comanche Moon Inez Scull 2008-01-13
Serial Brothers and Sisters Sarah Walker 2006-09-24
Film Step Up Director Gordon 2006-08-11
Film Angel Nicole 2005-09-15
Film After the Deluge Beth 2003-06-15
Film Ned Kelly Susan Scott 2003-03-22
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Land of the Morning Star Narrator (voice) 2003-01-01
Film The Rookie Lorri Morris 2002-03-25
Film The Hard Word Carol 2002-05-30
Film The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Albertine 2002-08-06
Film Very Annie Mary Annie Mary Pugh 2001-05-25
Serial Six Feet Under Brenda Chenowith 2001-06-03
Film Blow Dry Sandra 2001-03-01
Film Blow Ermine Jung 2001-04-04
Film Me Myself I Pamela Drury 2000-04-20
Film Hilary and Jackie Hilary Du Pré 1998-12-30
Film Divorcing Jack Lee Cooper 1998-10-01
Film Welcome to Woop Woop Sylvia 1998-08-13
Film Among Giants Gerry 1998-06-24
Film Since You've Been Gone Sally Zalinsky 1998-06-06
Film My Best Friend's Wedding Samantha Newhouse 1997-06-19
Film Amy Tanya Rammus 1997-09-12
Film My Son the Fanatic Bettina / Sandra 1997-10-21
Film Children of the Revolution Constable Anna Welch 1996-06-14
Film Cosi Lucy 1996-03-04
Film Jude Arabella 1996-02-06
Film To Have & To Hold Kate 1996-01-01
Serial Once a Thief Unknown 1996-09-29
Film Muriel's Wedding Rhonda Epinstalk 1994-08-22
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Serial Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Serial The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Serial Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24