Rachel Weisz

Actor
British film actress Rachel Weisz stood out from the pack of emerging U. K. thespians in the 1990s with her exotic, decidedly un-British looks, and a fierce intelligence that informed her best work. After making a name ... Read more »
Born: 03/07/1971 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (54)

The Light Between Oceans 2016 (Movie)

Hannah Roennfeldt (Actor)

The Lobster 2015 (Movie)

Shortsighted Woman (Actor)

Youth 2015 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

Idol's Eye 2014 (Movie)

(in negotiations) (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013 (Movie)

Evanora (Actor)

360 2012 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Marta Shearing (Actor)

The Deep Blue Sea 2012 (Movie)

Hester Collyer (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dream House 2011 (Movie)

Libby (Actor)

The Whistleblower 2011 (Movie)

Kathryn Bolkovac (Actor)

Agora 2010 (Movie)

Hypatia (Actor)

Page Eight 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

Penelope (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Lovely Bones 2009 (Movie)

Abigail Salmon (Actor)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

Summer Hartley (Actor)

My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

Sue Lynne (Actor)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

Wanda (Actor)

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Eragon 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Saphira (Actor)

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Independent Spirit Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fountain 2006 (Movie)

Isabel/Izzi Creo (Actor)

Constantine 2005 (Movie)

Angela Dodson/Isabel Dodson (Actor)

The Constant Gardener 2005 (Movie)

Tessa Quayle (Actor)

Envy 2004 (Movie)

Debbie Dingman (Actor)

Confidence 2003 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Runaway Jury 2003 (Movie)

Marlee (Actor)

The Shape of Things 2003 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

About a Boy 2002 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Beautiful Creatures 2001 (Movie)

Petula (Actor)

Enemy At the Gates 2001 (Movie)

Tania (Actor)

The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

Evelyn O'Connell / Nefertiri (Actor)

Sunshine 2000 (Movie)

Greta Sors (Actor)

I Want You 1999 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

Swept From the Sea 1998 (Movie)

Amy Foster (Actor)

The Land Girls 1998 (Movie)

Ag (Actor)

Tube Tales 1998 (Movie)

("Rosebud") (Actor)

Bent 1997 (Movie)

Prostitute (Actor)

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

Marty Pilcher (Actor)

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

Lily Sinclair (Actor)

Stealing Beauty 1996 (Movie)

Miranda Fox (Actor)

Death Machine 1994 (Movie)

A N Other Personnel Manager (Actor)

Scarlet and Black 1992 (Movie)

Mathilde (Actor)

My Summer With Des (TV Show)

Actor

The Colossus (Movie)

(Actor)

Twilight of the Gods (TV Show)

Actor

Unbound Captives (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (2)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

("I've Got A Crush On You") (Song Performer)

The Constant Gardener 2005 (Movie)

("Happy Birthday to You") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

The Shape of Things 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

British film actress Rachel Weisz stood out from the pack of emerging U. K. thespians in the 1990s with her exotic, decidedly un-British looks, and a fierce intelligence that informed her best work. After making a name for herself as a stage and television performer of note in England, she landed her first role in a major film alongside Keanu Reeves in the thriller "Chain Reaction" (1996). More turns in smaller projects followed prior to her breakout performance in the action adventure "The Mummy" (1999), co-starring Brendan Fraser as a tomb-raiding soldier of fortune. Despite the film's financial success, later projects such as "Beautiful Creatures" (2001), "About a Boy" (2002), and "The Shape of Things" (2003) gave a clearer indication of her artistic leanings and fortified her growing critical reputation. Predictions of her bright future bore fruit when Weisz's stunning portrayal of an activist murdered under mysterious circumstances in the heartrending drama "The Constant Gardner" (2005) won her Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG awards. She returned to screens the following year opposite Hugh Jackman in the metaphysical love story "The Fountain" (2006), directed by then-husband Darren Aronofsky. Undeniably deserving of her status as one of film's more intriguing and versatile actors in projects as diverse as "The Brothers Bloom" (2009) and "The Lovely Bones" (2009), Weisz continually defied expectations even as she exceeded them.

Relationships

Darren Aronofsky Director

Companion
Began dating 2002 Engaged June 2005 Announced November 2010 that they had been "separated for some months"

Henry Aronofsky

Son
Born May 31, 2006 in New York City; father, Darren Aronofsky

Daniel Craig Actor

Husband
Began dating December 2010 Secretly married June 22, 2011 in New York, NY Co-starred in "Dream House" (2011)

Sam Mendes Director

Companion
Had on-again, off-again relationship from 1999-2001 No longer together

Neil Morrissey Actor

Companion
Met during the filming of British TV drama "My Summer with Des" (1998) Ended relationship 1999

Alessandro Nivola Actor

Companion
Met during the filming of "I Want You" (1997) No longer together

George Weisz

Father
Hungarian; fled to England to escape Nazi persecution Divorced from Weisz's mother c. 1986

Edith Weisz

Mother
Austrian; fled to England to escape Nazi persecution Divorced from Weisz's father c. 1986

Judith Weisz

Step-Mother

Minnie Weisz

Sister

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England
Formed theatrical group Talking Tongues

Milestones

2013

Played witch Evanora in fantasy adventure "Oz the Great and Powerful" opposite James Franco in title role

2011

Portrayed Kathryn Bolkovac, a U.S. military contractor in "The Whistleblower"

2011

Co-starred with Tom Hiddleston in "The Deep Blue Sea," a romantic drama directed by Terence Davies and adapted from Terence Rattigan's play

2011

Co-starred with Daniel Craig in Jim Sheridan's "Dream House"

2009

Played the mother of a young girl who is murdered in feature adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller "The Lovely Bones"

2009

Played a beautiful heiress being coned by Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody in "The Brothers Bloom"

2009

Cast as Blanche DuBois in West End revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"

2008

Played an ambitious journalist opposite Ryan Reynolds in "Definitely, Maybe"

2007

Co-starred with Jude Law and Natalie Portman in director Wong Kar-Wai's "My Blueberry Nights"

2006

Cast opposite Hugh Jackman in "The Fountain," written and directed by Darren Aronofsky

2005

Co-starred in "The Constant Gardener," an adaptation of the bestselling John le Carré novel directed by Fernando Meirelles

2004

Played Ben Stiller's wife in the comedy "Envy"

2003

Starred in the film adaption of "The Shape of Things," directed by Neil LaBute

2003

Was the female lead in the crime feature "Confidence"

2002

Featured opposite Hugh Grant in comedy "About a Boy," directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz

2001

Acted in the London stage production of "The Shape of Things"; written and directed by Neil LaBute

2001

Acted opposite Susan Lynch in "Beautiful Creatures"

2001

Portrayed female lead in WWII drama "Enemy at the Gates"

2001

Reprised role in the sequel "The Mummy Returns"

1999

Returned to the London stage as Catherine in Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly, Last Summer"

1999

Co-starred as a woman who has an adulterous relationship with her brother-in-law in "Sunshine"

1999

Starred opposite Brendan Fraser in "The Mummy"

1998

Co-starred as one of titular characters in "The Land Girls"

1997

Had first leading role in "Swept From the Sea"

1996

First U.S. feature, "Chain Reaction" as Keanu Reeves' leading lady

1996

Made feature debut in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty"

1994

Appeared with Rupert Everett in London production of Noel Coward's "Design for Living," directed by Sean Mathias

1993

Co-starred with Ewan McGregor in BBC miniseries "Scarlet and Black"

Bonus Trivia

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Her last name was pronounced "Vice."

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