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Rachel Hannah Weisz
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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
, 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
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-fiancé
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
University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge, England (BA in English)
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