- Costarred in a Sydney stage production of Cinderella at age 15.
- Won the first of her three Australian Film Board acting awards playing an unwed mother in her first film, the 1971 drama Stork.
- Has appeared in more than 100 plays in Australia.
- Released her autobiography, Much Love, Jac, in 2005.
- Had not made a film in 13 years when she appeared in her Academy Award-nominated role in 2010's Animal Kingdom.
- Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam called her a "national treasure."
- 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1976, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
- 1972, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance: Winner
- 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2010, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2013, AACTA Awards — Raymond Longford Award: Winner
- 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actress: Winner
- 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 1978, Logie Awards — Best Individual Performance by an Actress: Winner
- Dylan Walters — Son
- Richard Wherrett — Ex-significant Other
- Derryn Hinch — Ex-husband
- Edith Weaver — Mother
- Phil Davis — Ex-significant Other
- Sean Taylor — Husband
- Max Hensser — Ex-husband
- John Walters — Ex-significant Other
- David Price — Ex-husband
- Arthur Weaver — Father
- Peter Neufeld — Ex-significant Other
- Rodney Weaver — Brother
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- Birth Name: Jacqueline Ruth Weaver
- Birth Place: Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
- Profession: Actor
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