Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Mar. 7th, 1970
Born in
London, England, UK
5' 7"

Rachel Weisz's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK) TV Show
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2009 - Agora
2009 - The Lovely Bones
2008 - Definitely, Maybe
2008 - The Brothers Bloom
2007 - Fred Claus
2007 - My Blueberry Nights
2006 - Eragon
2006 - The Fountain
2005 - Constantine
2005 - The Constant Gardener
2004 - Envy
2003 - Runaway Jury
2003 - The Shape of Things
2003 - Confidence
2002 - About a Boy
2001 - Enemy at the Gates
2001 - The Mummy Returns
1999 - Sunshine
1999 - The Mummy
1997 - Bent
1996 - Stealing Beauty
1996 - Chain Reaction

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Arabella Baydon
Dr. Thurmond (Voiced)
Evelyn 'Evy' Carnahan
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Rachel Weisz was born on 7th March 1970, in London, England, to Edith, an Austrian psychoanalyst and George, a Hungarian inventor.

Rachel was a model when she was 14 and began acting during her studies at Cambridge University. While there, she formed a theater company named Talking Tongues, which won the Guardian Award, at the Edinburgh Festival, for its take on 'Neville Shouthall' 's "Washbag". Rachel went on to star on stage in the lauded Sean Mathias revival of Noel Coward's "Design For Living." It was a role that won her a vote for Most Promising Newcomer by the London Critics' Circle.

She has starred in many movies, including The Mummy (1999), Enemy at the Gates (2001), and Stealing Beauty (1996). Rachel can also be seen in the movies The Shape of Things (2003), About a Boy (2002), Constantine (2005), and The Constant Gardener (2005), for which she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. Currently, she is living with maverick director Darren Aronofsky in Brooklyn and the two of them have a son, Henry Chance.

  • Replaced 'Kate Moss' (qv) as the new face of the Burberry campaign.
  • She has recently become a patron of The X Appeal, which is the official charity of the Royal College of Radiologists.
  • Divides her time between New York and London, where she has a home on the same street as fellow British actor and good friend 'Jude Law' (qv).
  • Ranked #85 on Askmen.com's 100 Most Desirable Women in the World (2008).
  • Was offered a large part in the 'Richard Gere' (qv) movie _King David (1985)_ (qv) when she was only 14. Her parents wouldn't let her do it.
  • Ranked #30 in Stuff magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in the World (2002).
  • Is of Hungarian (from her father's side) and Austrian-Italian (from mother's side) descent.
  • Lives in New York with director 'Darren Aronofsky' (qv) (2004).

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