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Jacki Weaver Biography

Birth Name:
Jacqueline Ruth Weaver
Birth Place:
Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2010Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2010L.A. Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2010National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2010National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 2010Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Lead Actress: winner
  • 1978Logie Awards-Best Individual Performance by an Actress: winner
  • 1976Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner


  • Rodney Weaver -- Brother
  • David Price -- Ex-husband
  • Derryn Hinch -- Ex-husband
  • Max Hensser -- Ex-husband
  • John Walters -- Ex-significant Other
  • Peter Neufeld -- Ex-significant Other
  • Phil Davis -- Ex-significant Other
  • Arthur Weaver -- Father
  • Sean Taylor -- Husband
  • Edith Weaver -- Mother
  • Dylan Walters -- Son