Fast Facts

  • Parents are from Eastern Europe; father is a Hungarian-born inventor; mother is an Austrian-born psychotherapist.
  • Turned down a role in King David, starring Richard Gere, when she was 14.
  • While at Cambridge, formed an avant-garde acting troupe called Talking Tongues.
  • Received the London Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 1994 for Design for Living.
  • Was not in the third installment of The Mummy series because she had both scheduling difficulties and a newborn baby.
  • Won Britain's 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Blanche DuBois in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. 
  • Signed on to be a L'Oréal Paris spokesperson on October 2010.
  • Says doing an American accent is no longer difficult for her.
  • Keeps her Oscar in her bathroom.
  • Describes being an actor as a way of fulfilling her childhood dream of wanting to be a detective because she gets to "snoop into other people's lives."
  • Has been called the muse of fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez.

Awards

  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2011, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1999, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ella — Stepdaughter
  • George Weisz — Father
  • Ruth Weisz — Mother
  • Henry Chance Aronofsky — Son
  • Darren Aronofsky — Ex-fiancé
  • Minnie Weisz — Sister
  • Alessandro Nivola — Ex-significant Other
  • Daniel Craig — Husband

College

  • University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge, England (BA in English)

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  • Birth Name: Rachel Hannah Weisz
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: March 7, 1971, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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