Anna Paquin

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Anna Helene Paquin
  • Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/24/1982, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer; voice-overs
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Anna Paquin Fast Facts:
  • Born in Canada but moved to her mother's native New Zealand when she was 4; has dual citizenship.
  • Has no formal training in acting.
  • Won an Oscar for her work in The Piano when she was 11, the second youngest person to have done so (Tatum O'Neal was the youngest, at 10, for Paper Moon).
  • Keeps her Oscar statuette in the closet so visitors don't feel that they have to make conversation about it.
  • Made her professional stage debut in 2001 in Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living (directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman), which earned her a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play.
  • Other stage work includes Neil LaBute's The Distance From Here (2004) and Gina Gionfriddo's After Ashley (2005) in New York, and Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth (2002). 
  • Formed production company with her filmmaker brother, Andrew, called Paquin Films; their first film was Blue State (2007).
  • Appeared on the silver screen with husband and True Blood costar Stephen Moyer in Open House (2010), a thriller her brother Andrew wrote and directed.
  • Anna Paquin Relationships:
  • Billy - Stepson
  • Lilac - Stepdaughter
  • Andrew Paquin - Brother
  • Mary Paquin - Mother
  • Katya Paquin - Sister
  • Charlie - Son
  • Poppy - Daughter
  • Brian Paquin - Father
  • Stephen Moyer - Husband
  • Anna Paquin Awards:
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Columbia University, New York, New York, United States

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