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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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Dec 18, 1968 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie To Have & To Hold 1996-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The King's Daughter 2020-09-05
Known For
Movie The King's Daughter Abbess 2020-09-05
Movie David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Herself 2017-03-09
Series When We Rise Diane 2017-02-27
Movie Don't Tell Joy Conolly 2017-05-18
Movie The Osiris Child General Lynex 2016-02-17
Movie Mammal Margaret 2016-04-01
Series Barracuda Samantha Taylor 2016-07-10
Movie Hacksaw Ridge Bertha Doss 2016-10-07
Series Deadline Gallipoli Lady Hamilton 2015-04-19
Series Paper Giants: Magazine Wars Dulcie Boling 2013-06-02
Movie Butterflies Claire 2013-06-15
Movie Patrick Matron Cassidy 2013-10-15
Movie Saving Mr. Banks Aunt Ellie 2013-11-16
Movie Underground: The Julian Assange Story Christine Assange 2012-10-07
Movie Burning Man Miriam 2011-09-10
Movie Beautiful Kate Sally Kendall 2009-08-06
Series Brothers and Sisters Sarah Walker 2006-09-24
Movie Angel Rodriguez Nicole 2005-09-15
Movie Ned Kelly Susan Scott 2003-03-22
Movie The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Albertine (voice) 2002-08-06
Movie The Rookie Lorri Morris 2002-03-25
Movie The Hard Word Carol 2002-05-30
Movie Blow Dry Sandra 2001-03-01
Movie Blow Ermine Jung 2001-04-04
Series Six Feet Under Brenda Chenowith 2001-06-03
Movie Me Myself I Pamela Drury 2000-04-20
Movie Welcome to Woop Woop Sylvia 1998-08-13
Movie Among Giants Gerry 1998-06-24
Movie Divorcing Jack Lee Cooper 1998-10-01
Movie Hilary and Jackie Hilary Du Pré 1998-12-30
Movie Amy Tanya Rammus 1997-09-12
Movie My Best Friend's Wedding Samantha Newhouse 1997-06-19
Movie My Son the Fanatic Bettina / Sandra 1997-10-21
Movie To Have & To Hold Kate 1996-01-01
Movie Jude Arabella 1996-02-06
Movie Cosi Lucy 1996-03-04
Movie Children of the Revolution Constable Anna Welch 1996-06-14
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