Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths

Dec. 18th, 1968
Born in
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5' 9

Rachel Griffiths' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Brothers & Sisters TV Show
Brothers & Sisters
Six Feet Under TV Show
Six Feet Under
Camp TV Show
Comanche Moon TV Show
Comanche Moon
When We Rise TV Show
When We Rise
Barracuda (AU) TV Show
Barracuda (AU)
Secrets (AU) TV Show
Secrets (AU)

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Patrick
2013 - Butterflies
2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2009 - Beautiful Kate
2006 - Step Up
2003 - Ned Kelly
2002 - Showboy
2002 - The Hard Word
2002 - Showboy
2001 - Blow Dry
2001 - Blow
1999 - My Son the Fanatic
1999 - My Son the Fanatic
1999 - Me Myself I
1998 - Hilary and Jackie
1997 - Welcome to Woop Woop
1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding
1996 - Jude
1996 - To Have & to Hold
1994 - Muriel's Wedding

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Eddie Langhorn
Herself - Guest Appearance
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
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Her mother, Anna Griffiths, is an art consultant. Her uncle is a Jesuit priest. Has two older brothers. One brother, Ben, is a ski instructor. Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls' College, did well at school and learned ballet. When she was 11, her father left home with an 18 year old woman. She hasn't seen him for years. Her mother was an art teacher at the time and raised the children alone. Has an Education Degree in dance and drama. Worked for the theatre company The Woolly Jumpers, in Geelong. Made famous by Muriel's Wedding (1994).

  • Daughter, Adelaide Rose Taylor, was born at 8 lbs, in Los Angeles, California [June 23, 2005] with husband 'Andrew Taylor (IX)' (qv).
  • Once said to 'Bill Hunter (I)' (qv), in a bout of insecurity, on the set of _Muriel's Wedding (1994)_ (qv), "I'm kinda waiting for them to find out that I can't act". He encouraged her with the reply, "Rachel, I've been waiting 40 years, and they never find out!"
  • Married her husband in a moonlit ceremony, on New Year's Eve in their hometown of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ran topless through Melbourne's Crown Casino on its opening night in protest. Was asked by media why she felt the need to do so and replied :"If I didn't flash my tits, you wouldn't have put me in the paper!"
  • Often mistaken for actress 'Juliette Lewis (I)' (qv), to whom she bears a striking resemblance
  • Plays 'Dennis Quaid' (qv)'s wife in _The Rookie (2002/I)_ (qv) and 'Val Kilmer' (qv)'s wife in _"Comanche Moon" (2008)_ (qv). Quaid played "Doc" Holliday in _Wyatt Earp (1994)_ (qv), and Kilmer played the same part in _Tombstone (1993)_ (qv).
  • (3 June 2002) Announced her engagement to Australian artist 'Andrew Taylor (IX)' (qv).
  • Graduated from Victoria College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia with a bachelors degree in Education.

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