Rachel Griffiths

Actor, Dancer, Producer
Australian actress Rachel Griffiths burst onto the big screen as Toni Collette's spitfire sidekick in the sleeper hit "Muriel's Wedding" (1994) before going on to appear in over a dozen Australian, British and American ... Read more »
Born: 12/18/1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Filmography

Actor (39)

Deadline Gallipoli 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Patrick: Evil Awakens 2014 (Movie)

Matron Cassidy (Actor)

Camp 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

Aunt Ellie (Actor)

Underground 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Burning Man 2012 (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)

Brothers & Sisters 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Beautiful Kate 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Comanche Moon 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Rodriguez 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Step Up 2006 (Movie)

Principal Gordon (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Ned Kelly 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Scott (Actor)

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina 2004 (Movie)

Albertine (Actor)

The Hard Word 2003 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

AFI Awards 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

Lorri (Actor)

Very Annie Mary 2002 (Movie)

Annie Mary (Actor)

Amy 2001 (Movie)

Tanya Rammus (Actor)

Blow 2001 (Movie)

Ermine Jung (Actor)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

Sandra (Actor)

Me Myself I 2000 (Movie)

Pamela (Actor)

Among Giants 1999 (Movie)

Gerry (Actor)

My Son the Fanatic 1999 (Movie)

Bettina (Actor)

Divorcing Jack 1998 (Movie)

Lee Cooper (Actor)

Hilary and Jackie 1998 (Movie)

Hilary du Pre (Actor)

Since You've Been Gone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome to Woop Woop 1998 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Children of the Revolution 1997 (Movie)

Ana (Actor)

Cosi 1997 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

Samantha Newhouse (Actor)

Jude 1996 (Movie)

Arabella (Actor)

To Have and To Hold 1996 (Movie)

Kate Henley (Actor)

Muriel's Wedding 1995 (Movie)

Rhonda (Actor)

Plainsong (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Tulips 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (1)

Embassy (Movie)

(Script Supervisor)

Biography

Australian actress Rachel Griffiths burst onto the big screen as Toni Collette's spitfire sidekick in the sleeper hit "Muriel's Wedding" (1994) before going on to appear in over a dozen Australian, British and American films including "Hilary and Jackie" (1998), "Blow" (2001) and "Ned Kelly" (2004). In 2001, the actress - best known for emotional and intellectual characters - was perfectly cast in the highly acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05), earning a number of award nominations for her five-season run as a woman weighted down by the effects of a dysfunctional family. She turned around to join another dysfunctional family - this time as its anchor - on "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC, 2006-2011) and was again nominated for a Golden Globe award in 2007. Griffiths had a successful run on the popular show until the network decided to end it, allowing the actress to make her Broadway debut and return to making feature films which never failed to showcase her unique onscreen appeal.

Relationships

Sam Griffiths

Brother
Older

Jason Byrne

Companion
Met during filming of "Hilary and Jackie" (1998) briefly engaged, but rumored to have split because he wanted her to settle in England

Edward Griffiths

Father
Abandoned family c. 1978 divorced from Griffith's mother

Anna Griffiths

Mother
Raised children alone after her husband abandoned family c. 1978 remarried

Eric Stoltz Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated while Griffiths was filming "Very Annie Mary" (2001) No longer together

Andrew Taylor Executive Producer

Husband
Australian married December 31, 2002 at her old high school Melbourne, Australia

Adelaide Taylor

Daughter
Born June 23, 2005 father, Andrew Taylor

Banjo Taylor

Son
Born Nobermber 22, 2003 father, Andrew Taylor

EDUCATION

University of Melbourne

Victoria 1990

Star of the Sea College

Victoria
An Irish Catholic day school for girls

University of Melbourne

Victoria 1990

Milestones

2011

Cast in her Broadway debut in the society drama, "Other Desert Cities"

2008

Played Inez Scull in the CBS mini-series of Larry McMurtry's "Comanche Moon"

2006

Cast as the eldest sibling in the ABC drama, "Brothers and Sisters"

2004

Starred with Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts and Geoffrey Rush in the Australian crime drama "Ned Kelly"

2003

Cast as the female lead in the dark comedy "The Hard Word"

2002

Portrayed Dennis Quaid's wife in "The Rookie"

2001

Cast in the title role of "Very Annie Mary"

2001

First major series role on American Television, playing Brenda Chenowith on the award-winning HBO series, "Six Feet Under"

2001

Portrayed Johnny Depp's hysterical mother in "Blow"

1999

Played a single magazine writer who seemingly enters a parallel world where she finds herself married with children in "Me Myself I"

1998

Co-starred in "Divorcing Jack," playing a woman who works for a strip-o-gram firm

1998

Directed (also produced and wrote) the 14-minute short "Tulip"

1998

Had one of her best screen roles as flautist Hilary du Pre, the older sister of famed cellist Jacqueline du Pre (played by Emily Watson) in the biopic "Hilary and Jackie"

1997

Had leading role in the British film "My Son the Fanatic"

1997

Re-teamed with P.J. Hogan to play a supporting role in "My Best Friend's Wedding"

1996

Re-teamed with Collette for the Austrailan film "Cosi"

1996

Feaured role as the ill-mannered pig farmer's wife in Michael Winterbottom's "Jude"

1994

Breakthrough screen role in P.J. Hogan's "Muriel's Wedding"; co-starred with Toni Collette as best friends and fellow outcasts

1993

Played leading role in the Australian TV series, "Secrets"

1991

First role in the short film "Barbie Gets Hip"; screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival

1991

Joined the Australian theater group Woolly Jumpers

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