Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Age
47
Birthday
Mar. 7th, 1970
Born in
Westminster, London, England, UK
Height
5' 7

Rachel Weisz's Main TV Roles

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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

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BIOGRAPHY:

Rachel Hannah Weisz (born March 7, 1970) is an English film and theatre actress and former fashion model.

Born in Westminster, London, England, to Edith, an Austrian psychoanalyst and George, a Hungarian inventor.

Weisz 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. Weisz 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.

Weisz began dating American filmmaker and producer Darren Aronofsky in the summer of 2001. They met backstage at London's Almeida Theatre, where she was starring in The Shape of Things. Weisz moved to New York with Aronofsky the following year; in 2005, they were engaged. Their son, Henry Chance (born 2006) in New York City. The couple resided in the East Village in Manhattan. In November 2010, Weisz and Aronofsky announced that they had been apart for months, but remain close friends and are committed to bringing up their son together in New York.

Weisz began dating English actor 'Daniel Craig' in December 2010 and they married (June 22, 2011) in a private New York ceremony, with only four guests in attendance, including Weisz's son and Craig's daughter. Weisz, a British citizen by birth, became a naturalised American citizen in 2011.

In 2009, Weisz expressed her views on Botox to Harper's Bazaar – "It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?" During her career, she has been featured on the covers of magazines such as insideKENT, Vogue and Esquire. She serves as a muse to fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, and was named L'Oréal's global ambassador in 2010.

On July 7, 2007, she presented at the American leg of Live Earth, along with 'Alec Baldwin' and 'Kevin Bacon'.


TRIVIA:
  • Is very good friends with fashion designers 'Narciso Rodrguez (I)' (qv) and 'Donna Karan' (qv).
  • Her part in _Eragon (2006)_ (qv) made her one of the first actress in world history to have a leading role as a dragon.
  • Voted #63 in FHM 100 Sexiest 2009.
  • She was awarded the 1994 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in Design for Living.
  • Rachel and her fianc, 'Darren Aronofsky' (qv), became the parents of a son, Henry Chance on May 31, 2006.
  • Educated at the prestigious St Paul's Girls School in London. Was in the same class as actress 'Emily Mortimer' (qv).
  • Turned down a chance to reprise her role as Evelyn Carnahan in _The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)_ (qv) upon disliking the script.
  • Is of Hungarian (from her father's side) and Austrian-Italian (from mother's side) descent.


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