Anna Paquin
Actor
Anna Paquin
Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand film, television and theatre actress. Paquin's first film was the critically acclaimed The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1994 at the age of 11 – the second youngest winner in history. She then appeared in a string of successful films including Fly Away Home, She's All That, Almost Famous and the X-Men franchise.
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Malachi Kirby on remaking Roots: ‘I could feel the pain, hear the screams'
Guardian (UK) - 9 months
It was the most-watched show in TV history, a shocking story of slavery – and now it’s back. The British actor relives the ordeal of playing Kunta Kinte How was your family impacted by the slave trade? Nobody could say Malachi Kirby hasn’t earned his breakthrough. Over five and a half months, he was shackled, assaulted, abused, imprisoned, beaten, whipped, mutilated and subjected to all manner of psychological torture and torment. On top of that, he went through the physical equivalent of a triathlon: running, swimming, horse-riding, rowing and fighting. “It pushed me to my limits and beyond,” says the 26-year-old Londoner. “There wasn’t one day that didn’t challenge me – physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally. Sometimes it was the heat, sometimes the cold, the mosquitoes, the horse. Sometimes it was just having to run in shoes that were too big.” Kirby plays Kunta Kinte, the hero of Alex Haley’s Roots – first a Pulitzer-winning, bestselling novel, then a blockbuster TV e ...
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LeVar Burton Says The Time Is Right For A 'Roots' Remake
Huffington Post - about 1 year
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- LeVar Burton, who starred in the influential 1970s miniseries "Roots," said the remake is arriving at a crucial time. "As far as we have come in the area of race relations and the topics of social justice, fairness and equality, we still have a long way to go," he told a TV critics' gathering Wednesday. ABC's 1977 miniseries "Roots" was based on the Alex Haley novel that was inspired by stories about his family's African roots and enslavement in the American South. The first "Roots" was a television sensation, gripping the country with its story of an African-American family's generational journey. Burton played Kunta Kinte in the original series and is an executive producer on the remake, which stars English actor Malachi Kirby as Kunta. Other cast members include Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin and Forest Whitaker. The new "Roots" will air on the History, A&E Network and Lifetime channels. The debut date has not been announced. Also on ...
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Red Carpet Report: 'The Good Dinosaur'
CNN - over 1 year
CNN chats with Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, and the voice actors behind Disney & Pixar's latest animated adventure, "The Good Dinosaur."
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These 'Good Dinosaur' Easter Eggs Will Remind You Of Your Favorite Movies
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"The Good Dinosaur," Pixar's 16th feature film and its second to be released this year, asks what would happen if the meteor didn't hit the Earth and wipe out the dinosaurs. As The Huffington Post heard from actor Raymond Ochoa, the voice of the good dinosaur himself, Arlo, the movie is a completely original concept following the story of a young dino as he makes his mark on the world with a new human friend. Despite that, don't be surprised if a few things look a little familiar.  Here are five Easter eggs from "The Good Dinosaur" that may remind you of your favorite films:  1. "Jurassic Park" It's probably hard to do any dinosaur movie without something seeming straight out of "Jurassic Park," and "Good Dino" isn't any different. A few scenes, involving actor Sam Elliott's T. rex and some raptors, referred to as rustlers, may remind you of the final moments from Steven Spielberg's classic.  Make no mistake, though, the movie is in no way a conti ...
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These 'Good Dinosaur' Easter Eggs Will Remind You Of Your Favorite Movies
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"The Good Dinosaur," Pixar's 16th feature film and its second to be released this year, asks what would happen if the meteor didn't hit the Earth and wipe out the dinosaurs. As The Huffington Post heard from actor Raymond Ochoa, the voice of the good dinosaur himself, Arlo, the movie is a completely original concept following the story of a young dino as he makes his mark on the world with a new human friend. Despite that, don't be surprised if a few things look a little familiar.  Here are five Easter eggs from "The Good Dinosaur" that may remind you of your favorite films:  1. "Jurassic Park" It's probably hard to do any dinosaur movie without something seeming straight out of "Jurassic Park," and "Good Dino" isn't any different. A few scenes, involving actor Sam Elliott's T. rex and some raptors, referred to as rustlers, may remind you of the final moments from Steven Spielberg's classic.  Make no mistake, though, the movie is in no way a conti ...
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Anna Paquin Stands Up To Body Shamers With A Single Tweet
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Anna Paquin Stands Up To Body Shamers With A Single Tweet
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Rachel Bilson's Makeup Artist Creates New Must-Have Beauty Item
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Amy Nadine ??? cofounder of The Beauty Department and makeup artist to Bilson, Lauren Conrad and Anna Paquin ??? has released a nude eye shadow palette that will have you ready for the red carpet (and beyond).
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Paquin
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Paquin and others told the stories of the people killed there.
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  • 2015
    Age 32
    An alternate version of the film with all of Paquin's scenes reinstated was released as The Rogue Cut on 14 July 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Paquin voiced Ramsey in Disney•Pixar's film, The Good Dinosaur. She also played Nancy Holt, the wife of a Confederate soldier, in the remake of Roots.
  • 2014
    Age 31
    Paquin reprised her role as Rogue in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past, but most of her scenes were cut out for the theatrical release.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 28
    She played a cameo role in Scream 4, alongside Kristen Bell in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details She also played the voice of Kristin on an episode of Phineas and Ferb.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010, Paquin's film The Romantics, a romantic comedy with Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes, was released in the US at selected cinemas in September.
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    While working on True Blood, she started dating co-star Stephen Moyer and later married him in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    On 5 August 2009, Paquin announced her engagement to her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, whom she had been dating since filming the series pilot in 2007. They married on 21 August 2010 at a private residence in Malibu, California.
    More Details Hide Details Paquin and Moyer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Poppy, who are fraternal twins born in September 2012. Through her marriage to Moyer, Paquin also has a stepson, Billy (born in 2000), and a stepdaughter, Lilac (born in 2002). The family resides in Venice, Los Angeles, California. On 1 April 2010, Paquin came out as bisexual in a public service announcement for the Give a Damn campaign as part of the True Colours Fund, an advocacy group organized by Cyndi Lauper dedicated to LGBT equality. The True Colours Fund was created to "inspire and engage everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality". The video features Anna Paquin stating, "I'm Anna Paquin. I'm bisexual, and I give a damn". When asked about her participation in the video, Paquin responded by saying, "It wasn't like it was a big secret, it was just a cause I cared about and privately supported, but not one that I had ever had an opportunity to speak out about in a way that would be useful. Obviously I know that one person's voice doesn't necessarily do that much, but I just wanted to do my bit." In May 2012, in an Us Weekly interview Paquin rejected the notion that bisexuality is a choice. "My sexuality is not made up, for a bisexual, it's not about gender.
    In 2009, Paquin played Irena Sendler, a Polish woman hailed as a heroine of the Holocaust, in The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, a CBS TV film biographical film based on the book Mother of the Children of the Holocaust: The Irena Sendler Story, by Anna Mieszkowska.
    More Details Hide Details The film was made in Latvia, and was a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation for the network.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    Paquin was cast as waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood in 2008, her first role in a TV series.
    More Details Hide Details The show is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In 2007, she played the role of Laurie in the horror film Trick 'r Treat, which was released in 2009.
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  • 2006
    Age 23
    In November 2006, she completed the film Margaret, which was released in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details She played Elaine Goodale in HBO's made-for-TV film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on Dee Brown's best-seller.
    Between 2006 and 2007, she starred in, as well as executive-produced Blue State.
    More Details Hide Details The film is made by Paquin Films, a production company formed by both her and her brother, Andrew Paquin.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 17
    Paquin played the mutant superheroine Rogue in the Marvel Comics movie X-Men in 2000, its sequel X2 in 2003, and its third installment, X-Men: The Last Stand, in 2006.
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  • 1996
    Age 13
    In 1996, she appeared in two films.
    More Details Hide Details The first role was as young Jane in Jane Eyre. The other was a lead part in Fly Away Home playing a young girl who, after her mother dies, moves in with her father and finds solace in taking care of orphaned goslings. As a teenager, she had roles in films, including A Walk on the Moon, Amistad, Hurlyburly, She's All That and Almost Famous.
  • 1994
    Age 11
    She also appeared as a voice in an audio book entitled The Magnificent Nose in 1994.
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    She systematically refused them, but she did appear in three commercials for the phone company MCI in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details She later made a series of television commercials for Manitoba Telecom Systems in her birth city of Winnipeg.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 10
    Paquin's debut performance in the film earned her the 1993 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest Oscar winner in history, behind Tatum O'Neal.
    More Details Hide Details The Piano was made as a small independent film and wasn't expected to be widely known, and Paquin and her family did not plan to continue in the acting circles. However, she was invited to the William Morris Agency, and she kept receiving offers for new roles.
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on July 24, 1982.
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