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Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian film and television actress. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie (1998). She is best known for her portrayals of Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters. Her work in film and television has earned her a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Australian Film Institute Awards. Griffith attended Melbourne University, studying philosophy, before attending the drama department at Victoria School of the Art.  After college, she began working with the touring youth company Woolly Jumpers Theater Company, as well as the Melbourne Theater Company, where she appeared in numerous dramas.   Griffiths made a name for herself in 1991 when she wrote and performed in the short film "Barbie Gets Hip,” which was screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival. She landed a few TV spots before she was cast as Rhonda, Toni Collette's sidekick in P.J. Hogan's "Muriel's Wedding" (1994), winning her an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress. These successes jump-started her career, landing her numerous dramatic and comedic roles in overseas productions, before making her American cinema debut with her second P.J. Hogan collaboration, "My Best Friend's Wedding” (1997). In the fall of 2001, Griffiths accepted her first major television series role and came aboard Alan Ball’s HBO series "Six Feet Under."  Griffith stayed with the show during its five years of critical acclaim, while at the same time, continued to appear an lend her voice to screen and direct-to-video features before returning to telvision to star in "Brothers and Sisters" to much similar acclaim. 


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Born:
Dec 18, 1968 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie The King's Daughter 2017-12-30
Known For
Poster of Barracuda
Poster of Hilary and Jackie
Poster of Jude
Poster of Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Filmography
Movie The King's Daughter Abbess 2017-12-30
Series Secrets Unknown 2017
Movie Don't Tell Joy Conolly 2017-05-18
Movie Mammal Margaret 2016-04-01
Series Barracuda Samantha Taylor 2016-07-10
Movie Barracuda Mrs Taylor 2016-07-10
Movie Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child General Lynex 2016-09-24
Movie Hacksaw Ridge Bertha Doss 2016-10-07
Series Deadline Gallipoli Lady Hamilton 2015-04-19
Movie Butterflies Claire 2013-06-15
Series Camp Mackenzie 'Mack' Granger 2013-07-10
Movie Paper Giants: Magazine Wars Dulcie Boling 2013-06-02
Movie Saving Mr. Banks Aunt Ellie 2013-11-16
Movie Patrick Matron Cassidy 2013-10-15
Movie Underground: The Julian Assange Story Christine Assange 2012-10-07
Movie Burning Man Miriam 2011-09-10
Movie Beautiful Kate Sally Kendall 2009-06-13
Series Comanche Moon Inez Scull 2008-01-13
Movie Step Up Director Gordon 2006-08-11
Series Brothers and Sisters Sarah Walker 2006-09-24
Movie Angel Nicole 2005-09-15
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Land of the Morning Star Narrator (voice) 2003-01-01
Movie Ned Kelly Susan Scott 2003-03-22
Movie After the Deluge Beth 2003-06-15
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie The Rookie Lorri Morris 2002-03-25
Movie The Hard Word Carol 2002-05-30
Movie The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Albertine 2002-08-06
Movie Blow Dry Sandra 2001-03-01
Movie Blow Ermine Jung 2001-04-04
Movie Very Annie Mary Annie Mary Pugh 2001-05-25
Series Six Feet Under Brenda Chenowith 2001-06-03
Movie Me Myself I Pamela Drury 2000-04-20
Series Rove Herself 1999-09-22
Movie Since You've Been Gone Sally Zalinsky 1998-06-06
Movie Among Giants Gerry 1998-06-24
Movie Welcome to Woop Woop Sylvia 1998-08-13
Movie Hilary and Jackie Hilary Du Pré 1998-12-30
Movie Divorcing Jack Lee Cooper 1998-10-01
Movie My Best Friend's Wedding Samantha Newhouse 1997-06-19
Movie My Son the Fanatic Bettina / Sandra 1997-10-21
Movie Amy Tanya Rammus 1997-09-12
Movie Jude Arabella 1996-02-06
Movie Cosi Lucy 1996-03-04
Movie To Have & To Hold Kate 1996-01-01
Movie Children of the Revolution Constable Anna Welch 1996-06-14
Series Once a Thief Unknown 1996-09-29
Movie Muriel's Wedding Rhonda Epinstalk 1994-09-29
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24