Oct. 14th, 1989
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Mia Wasikowska (born 14 October 1989) is an Australian actress. After starting her career in Australian shorts and feature-length films, she first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series In Treatment. She gained worldwide prominence in 2010 after starring as Alice in Tim Burton's $1 billion-grossing Alice in Wonderland and appearing in the Sundance Film Festival hit The Kids Are All Right. In 2011, she will portray the title character in Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre, star in Gus Van Sant's Restless, and film a main role in Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs.
Mia is an Australian born actress. She was born and raised in the country's capital Canberra.
She is the middle child of three children. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. Her parents are both photographers. Her mother is Polish and her father is Australian. At age 8, her family moved to Poland for a year.
At age 9, Mia took ballet classes with dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. However, an injury prevented this from happening and she quit at age 14. Mia turned to acting, having been excited by European and Australian cinema. She was attending Canberra High School, but left to pursue her career as an actor.
She had just turned 15 when she landed the role of Lilya in Suburban Mayhem (2006). Her breakthrough role came when she was cast as Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010).
- Studied ballet while growing up.
- One of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to watch (2008).
- Beat out several other actresses for the lead in _Alice in Wonderland (2010)_ (qv).