Rachel Weisz

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Rachel Hannah Weisz
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/07/1971, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Rachel Weisz 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.
  • Rachel Weisz Relationships:
  • Ella - Stepdaughter
  • George Weisz - Father
  • Darren Aronofsky - Ex-fiancĂ©
  • Daniel Craig - Husband
  • Ruth Weisz - Mother
  • Alessandro Nivola - Ex-significant Other
  • Henry Chance Aronofsky - Son
  • Minnie Weisz - Sister
  • Rachel Weisz Awards:
  • 2005 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1999 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 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
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge, England (BA in English)

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