Hugo Weaving

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Hugo Wallace Weaving
  • Birth Place: Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/04/1960, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Hugo Weaving Fast Facts:
  • Lived in South Africa, England and Australia as a child. 
  • Became interested in acting after seeing a ballet production of Romeo and Juliet as a child.
  • Studied under future Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush at NIDA.
  • Won the Australian Film Institute award for Best Actor in a Lead Role for Proof (1991), The Interview (1998) and Little Fish (2005).
  • Plays major roles in both The Matrix (as Agent Smith) and The Lord of the Rings (as Elrond) film trilogies. 
  • Voices Decepticon leader Megatron in the Transformer film series.
  • Promotes Voiceless, the Animal Protection Institute, an Australian nonprofit that seeks to stop the institutionalized suffering of animals.
  • In 2013, reprised The Matrix role of Agent Smith for a General Electric commercial promoting its medical equipment. 
  • Hugo Weaving Relationships:
  • Anna-Jane Weaving - Sister
  • Samara Weaving - Niece
  • Katrina Greenwood - Significant Other
  • Holly Weaving - Daughter
  • Wallace Weaving - Father
  • Harry Weaving - Son
  • Anne Weaving - Mother
  • Simon Weaving - Brother
  • Morgan Weaving - Niece
  • Hugo Weaving Awards:
  • 1998 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 2011 AACTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2013 AACTA Awards: Best Lead Actor - Nominee
  • 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards: International Award for Best Actor - Nominee
  • 2009 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actor - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2005 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actor - Winner
  • College:
  • National Institute of Dramatic Art, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (1981)

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