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Toni Collette Biography

Birth Name:
Antonia Collette
Birth Place:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Profession
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Made acting debut at 14 in a school production of Godspell
  • First major professional stage appearance was in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Uncle Vanya, with Geoffrey Rush
  • Gained more than 40 pounds for her breakout role in Muriel's Wedding; later put on 30 pounds for In Her Shoes, which she had to drop during filming to reflect her character's weight loss
  • Is in a rock band called Toni Collette and the Finish with her drummer husband

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2019Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2017AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama: nominated
  • 2015IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best International Actress: nominated
  • 2012AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actress: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2009Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actress: winner
  • 2008Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2007Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actress: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2006Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actress: nominated
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2003Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2002Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress [Runner-up]: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1998Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1996Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1994Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1991Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated

Relationships

  • Sage Florence Galafassi -- Daughter
  • Bob Collette -- Father
  • David Galafassi -- Husband
  • Judy Collette -- Mother
  • Arlo Robert Galafassi -- Son