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Biography

Rachel Griffiths :: Biography

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Rachel Griffiths's facts

Date of Birth 1968-12-18
Nationality Australian
Profession Actress
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Andrew Taylor
Education Bachelor of Education degree in drama and dance
Education at Victoria College, Rusden
Net Worth(s) $6 million
Name on Birth Rachel Anne Griffiths
Divorce No
Height 5'9"
Place of Birth Melbourne, Australia

An Australian movie and television actress, ‘Rachel Griffiths’ was born on 18 December, 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. Rachel became popular with the 1994 movie Muriel’s Wedding. Her career rose to fame when she was nominated for Academy Award in ‘Hillary and Jackie’. Griffiths is best known for her portrayals of character Brenda Chenowith in HBO series ‘Six Feet Under’ and on the ABC primetime drama ‘Brothers & Sisters’. She started her career as a member of Woolly Jumpers after completing Bachelor of Education degree in drama and dance at Victoria College, Rusden. Woolly Jumpers is a Geelong-based community theatre group. In the year 1991, she had first success as the creator and performer of ‘Barbie Gets Hip’.

Talking about her career, in the 1994 movie ‘Muriel’s Wedding’, she was casted along with Toni Collette where they played as best friends and fellow outcasts. Her performance in the movie won her critical acclaim and received the Australian Film Critics Award and Australian Film Institute Awards. She made her debut in an American movie ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ in 1997 where she worked again with Muriel’s Wedding director P.J. Hogan. In the same year, she starred in a British movie ‘My Son the Fanatic’ where she played a challenging role of Yorkshire prostitute. Rachel continued to give her best shots in the movies. She was highly appreciated for her performance in the 1998 movie ‘Hilary and Jackie’. She earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of real-life falutist Hilary du Pre. She was casted as one of the leads in ‘Six Feet Under’ in the year 2001. Her performance as message therapist Brenda Chenowith in the movie earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. She even received two Emmy Award nominations for her amazing performance. However, she became pregnant during the third season and missed four episodes. Later she was casted in the movie ‘The Rookie’ opposite Dennis Quaid where she played a supportive housewife. In the year 2006, she became a part of the dramatic series ‘Brothers & Sisters’. She portrays a character of Sarah Walker in the movie. She earned 2007 Emmy nomination and 2008 Emmy nomination for her incredible work on the series. She also received 2008 and 2009 Golden Globe nominations for her work in the series ‘Brothers & Sisters’. In addition to this, she also appeared in 2008 mini-series adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s ‘Comanche Moon’. Rachel made her debut on Broadway with ‘Other Desert Cities’. It started its previews on 10 October 2011 and opens on 3 November 2011.

Speaking about her personal life biography, her marital relationship status is married. She got married to husband Andrew Taylor. Andrew is an Australian artist. Her wedding ceremony took place in Gardenvale. From her marital relation with her husband, she has three children. Griffiths is living happy life with her family. Till date there is not any news of divorce. It looks like the couples are sharing strong bond with each other. Rachel had mentioned in an interview that she is really happy with her family.

Even at the age of 45, she has managed to look beautiful. She has mentioned that she carries regular work out and follows healthy diet routine to maintain her body figure in well shape. Being an actress, she has to look beautiful in front of the camera otherwise she loses her fans as she wouldn’t be notice for her ugly looks. The beautiful actress stands with the height of five feet nine inches. Her smoking hot body measurements size looks really hot. She looks even sexy when she exposed her beautiful and bold pair of legs and feet wearing bikini. There is a rumor about her that she has gone through plastic surgery. However, she has not made confirmation to that news. In fact, she is considered as an astonishing actress who adores her acting career.

The beautiful actress has gathered total net worth amount of $6 million as of 2014. She is hard working and dedicated actress who loves her work. More additional information about her can be obtained from the wiki and other internet sites.