Rachel Weisz

Actor

Birthday:

07.03.1970

Not to be confused with Rachel Wyse.

Rachel Hannah Weisz (/ˈvaɪs/; born 7 March 1970) is a British actress.

Weisz began her acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in Inspector Morse, Scarlet and Black and Advocates II. She made her film debut in Death Machine (1994). Her first Hollywood appearance was in Chain Reaction (1996), opposite Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.

She has worked in theatre. Her stage breakthrough was the 1994 revival of Noël Coward's play Design for Living, which earned her the London Critics' Circle Award for the most promising newcomer. Weisz's performances also include the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer, and their 2009 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the latter play earned her the Olivier Award for Best Actress.

Weisz appeared in the film, The Mummy in 1999, and The Mummy Returns in 2001. Other films that followed are, Enemy at the Gates (2001), About a Boy (2002), Constantine (2005) and Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain. For her supporting role in the drama thriller The Constant Gardener (2005), opposite Ralph Fiennes, she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors' Guild award. In 2006, Weisz received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. She starred in Oz the Great and Powerful in 2013. In 2015, she appeared in two Cannes Film Festival films, Youth and The Lobster.

Weisz portrays Deborah Lipstadt in Denial. The film is based on Lipstadt's book and is directed by Mick Jackson.


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