Frances O'Connor

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Wantage, Oxfordshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/12/1967, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Frances O'Connor Fast Facts:
  • Raised in a devout Roman Catholic household, along with four siblings. Her father is a nuclear physicist ; her mother is a pianist.
  • Born in England, but grew up in Australia after moving there at age 2.
  • After college, spent a year in Japan, teaching English, modeling and traveling.
  • Attended Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts at the same time as Hugh Jackman. 
  • First received attention in the Australian films Love and Other Catastrophes (1996) and Kiss or Kill (1997).
  • Was cast in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) after Steven Spielberg saw her performance as Fanny Price in the 1999 film adaptation of Mansfield Park.
  • First role after the birth of her son Luka was as T.S. Eliot's troubled first wife in a 2006 London revival of play Tom & Viv.
  • Frances O'Connor Relationships:
  • Luka - Son
  • Gerald Lepkowski - Significant Other
  • Frances O'Connor Awards:
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2009 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actress - Winner
  • 2005 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actress - Nominee
  • 1997 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 AACTA Awards: Best Lead Actress - Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1995 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (BA in literature); Edith Cowan University, Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (1992)

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