Rachel Weisz

Actor, Celebrity

1970 –

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Who is Rachel Weisz?

Rachel Hannah Weisz is an English film and theatre actress and former fashion model.

Weisz began her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge in the early 1990s, then started working in television, appearing in Inspector Morse, the British mini-series Scarlet and Black, and the television film Advocates II. She made her film début in the film Death Machine, but her breakthrough role came in the film Chain Reaction, leading to a high-profile role as Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell in the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Other notable films featuring Weisz are Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, for which she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors' Guild award for her supporting role as Tessa Quayle. She has been labelled an "English rose" since her minor role in Stealing Beauty.

Weisz also works 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 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress. She has recently played Evanora in Oz the Great and Powerful.

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Born
Mar 7, 1970
Westminster
Also known as
  • Kenya Campbell
  • Rachel Hannah Weisz
  • Rachael Weisz
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Hungarian people
  • Ashkenazi Jews
  • Jewish people
  • English people
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  • St Paul's Girls' School
  • University of Cambridge
  • North London Collegiate School
Lived in
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb
  • England
  • East Village

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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