Jacki Weaver

One of the most acclaimed and notorious entertainment figures in Australian entertainment history, actress Jacki Weaver earned numerous awards for her gutsy turns in films like "Animal Kingdom" (2010), "Stork" (1971) ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1947 in Hurstville, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (27)

Blunt Talk 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Equals 2016 (Movie)

Bess (Actor)

Gracepoint 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Cab to Darwin 2015 (Movie)

Doctor Farmer (Actor)

Maya the Bee Movie 2015 (Movie)

Buzzlina (Voice)

Sister Cities 2015 (Movie)

Mary Baxter (Actor)

The Voices 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Warren (Actor)

Zeroville 2015 (Movie)

Dotty (Actor)

Haunt 2014 (Movie)

Janet Morello (Actor)

Magic in the Moonlight 2014 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Reclaim 2014 (Movie)

Reigert (Actor)

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 2014 (Movie)

Irene Mossbecker (Actor)

Parkland 2013 (Movie)

Marguerite Oswald (Actor)

Stoker 2013 (Movie)

Gwendolyn Stoker (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Haunts 2012 (Movie)

Janet Morello (Actor)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

Dolores (Actor)

The Five-Year Engagement 2012 (Movie)

Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes (Actor)

Animal Kingdom 2010 (Movie)

Janine "Smurf" Cody (Actor)

Summer Coda 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Abra Cadabra 1984 (Movie)

Primrose (Actor)

Squizzy Taylor 1980 (Movie)

Dolly Grey (Actor)

Caddie 1975 (Movie)

Josie (Actor)

Picnic At Hanging Rock 1975 (Movie)

Minnie (Actor)

Petersen 1974 (Movie)

Suzie Petersen (Actor)

The Removalists 1974 (Movie)

Marilyn Carter (Actor)

Stork 1971 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Biography

One of the most acclaimed and notorious entertainment figures in Australian entertainment history, actress Jacki Weaver earned numerous awards for her gutsy turns in films like "Animal Kingdom" (2010), "Stork" (1971) and "Caddie" (1976), while dominating the Down Under gossip pages with stories of affairs, children born out of wedlock and substance abuse. She reflected a headstrong attitude towards romance and sex both onscreen and off, winning her first Australian Film Institute award for her portrait of a young unwed mother who decided to defy tradition and keep her child in "Stork." Weaver would continue to vacillate between scandal and screen success until the late 1990s, when a stockpile of personal tragedies pushed her into depression and alcoholism. In 2010, she mounted a stellar comeback as the malevolent head of a criminal family in "Animal Kingdom," which brought her near-universal acclaim and overdue praise for a life led in pursuit of high drama on both professional and personal levels. That led to more supporting turns in higher-profile movies like "The Five-Year Engagement" (2012) and "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012), assuring fans that Weaver's comeback was destined to last.

Relationships

Dylan

Son
Weaver had son Dylan with a man nearly 30 years her senior while still married to David Price

Derryn Hynch Actor

Husband
Married Feb. 25, 1983 Divorced 1996

David Price

Husband
Married when she was 18 Divorced

Max Rensser

Husband
Married in the late 1970s Divorced

Sean Taylor Actor

Husband
Met 2002 while working in Sydney on the David Williamson play "Soulmates"

Arthur Weaver

Father
Flew bombers for Royal Australian Air Force in World War II

Edy Weaver

Mother

Richard Wherrett Director

Companion
Together on-and-off for several years; Wherrett was a confirmed gay man Died 2001 from AIDS-related complications

EDUCATION

Hornsby Girls' High School

Hornsby, New South Wales

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in drama thriller "Stoker"

2012

Played the long-suffering mother of Bradley Cooper's character in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook"

2012

Made U.S. film debut in "The Five-Year Engagement," starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel

2010

Portrayed the matriarch of a dysfunctional crime family in David Michôd's "Animal Kingdom"

2010

Appeared in Sydney stage production of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" alongside Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh

2005

Published autobiography <i>Much Love, Jac</i>

1996

Played a mental patient in musical drama "Cosi"

1984

Gave acclaimed performance in "Born Yesterday" at Sydney Theatre Company

1982

Co-starred in Australian drama "Squizzy Taylor," based on life of the Melbourne gangster

1980

Starred in Neil Simon's "They're Playing Our Song" at Sydney's Theatre Royal

1976

Re-teamed with Jack Thompson for "Caddie"

1975

Appeared as one of the schoolgirls in Peter Weir's "Picnic At Hanging Rock"

1974

Co-starred with Jack Thompson in Tim Burstall's drama "Petersen"

1973

Again collaborated with director Tim Burstall for sex comedy "Alvin Purple"

1970

Joined cast of Australian series "Matlock Police"

1970

Made feature film acting debut in Tim Burstall's comedy "Stork"

1969

First film appearance, Australian documentary "The Naked Bunyip"

1967

Played small role in Australian TV movie "The Schoolmistress"

1966

Made television acting debut on Australians series "Wandjina!"

First acting role, playing Cinderella opposite popular teen idol Bryan Davies

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