Fast Facts

  • Initially trained to become a ballerina, but switched to acting at 15 years old.
  • Got her first break in 2004, appearing in the Australian drama All Saints.
  • Received a Best Young Actor nomination from the Australian Film Institute for her role in the 2006 film Suburban Mayhem.
  • Director Tim Burton said he cast her as the title role in Alice in Wonderland because she has "an old-soul quality" to her.
  • Loves photography.


  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 2009, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actress: Winner
  • 2014, AACTA Awards — Best Lead Actress: Nominee
  • 2015, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Australian Film Institute Awards — Young Actor Award: Nominee


  • John Reid — Father
  • Jesse Eisenberg — Ex-significant Other
  • Marzena Wasikowska — Mother
  • Kai — Brother
  • Jess — Sister

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  • Birth Name: Mia Wasikowska
  • Birth Place: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Profession: Actor

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