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Jacki Weaver

In 2011 Jacki Weaver was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Animal Kingdom.

She won Best Supporting Actress from the National Board of Review in New York, also winning Los Angeles Film Critics, San Francisco Film Critics, Virtuoso Award, Satellite award and nine other American nominations including a Golden Globe.

Jacki made her professional debut in1962 while still a schoolgirl, playing Cinderella at Sydney's legendary Phillip Theatre. Since then she's performed in more than 100 plays and many films and television programs.

Her most recent work includes Uncle Vanya with Cate Blanchett, (Sydney Theatre Company, Kennedy Centre Washington DC, Lincoln Centre NYC), Let the Sunshine, Prisoner of Second Avenue (Queensland Theatre Company), Death of a Salesman and Derrida in Love, (Sydney Ensemble Theatre), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (South Australian Theatre Company), and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical On Stage.

Recently Jacki played seven different characters in the one-woman play The Blonde the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead as part of a 65 venue national tour, winning her the Touring Legend Award.

Jacki's other stage leading roles include Six Degrees of Separation, The Real Thing, Born Yesterday, The Three Sisters, Love's Labors Lost, A Streetcar Named Desire, Shadowlands, Fred, Old Masters, A Hard God, Soulmates (all for Sydney Theatre Company), Emerald City, Blithe Spirit, Joe Egg, The Sisters Rosensweig, Shadowlands, Daylight Saving (all for Melbourne Theatre Company), Last Cab to Darwin, Ruby's Last Dollar (Pork Chop), The Seagull, The Removalists, Tom, After Magritte, Rockola, (Nimrod).

Jacki's film roles include Cosi, Caddie, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Removalists, Stork, Petersen, The Perfectionist, Polly Me Love, The Girl From Moonooloo, Squizzy Taylor and the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Award–winning film Animal Kingdom.

On television Jacki starred in the ABC series House Rules and Trial by Marriage, both series written especially for her.

Jacki's won many Best Actress awards including a Best Actress Logie for Do I Have to Kill My Child, three AFI awards for Animal Kingdom, Caddie and Stork, a Mo for Old Masters, a Glug for Last of the Red Hot Lovers, two Variety Heart awards for Shadowlands and They're Playing Our Song in which she starred with John Waters for 3 years, also winning a Gold Record.

In 2011 Jacki appeared in Five Year Engagement as Emily Blunt's mother, in Stoker with Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasiowska.

Jacki's best selling memoir Much Love Jac, was published in 2005 and re-released in 2012.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2013.

Jacki Weaver Facts

Birth Name Jacqueline Ruth Weaver
BirthdayMay 25, 1947 (75)
BirthplaceSydney, Australia

Selected Filmography

Not available.