Rachel Griffiths

Born Dec 18, 1968

Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian film and television actress who came to prominence in the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in the 1997 film Hilary and Jackie. Among her other notable roles, she is particularly well known for her portrayal of Brenda Chenowith in the TV series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on December 18, 1968.


1991 22 Years Old After earning a Bachelor of Education degree in drama and dance at Victoria College, Rusden, she began her career as a member of Woolly Jumpers, a Geelong-based community theatre group. She had her first success as the creator and performer of Barbie Gets Hip, which played at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 1991. Griffiths and Toni Collette were relative unknowns when they were cast as best friends and fellow outcasts in the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding. … Read More
1994 25 Years Old …  She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie (1998). … Read More
1996 27 Years Old She followed this triumph in 1996 with the role of an earthy, ill-mannered pig farmer's daughter in Michael Winterbottom's Jude. In 1997, Griffiths sparked a controversy after attending the opening of the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old Griffiths joined forces again with Muriel's Wedding director P. J. Hogan for her American film debut, My Best Friend's Wedding, in 1997. … Read More


2001 32 Years Old She then appeared in 2001's Blow, opposite Johnny Depp and Ray Liotta. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old Griffiths married Australian artist Andrew Taylor on 31 December 2002 in the chapel of her high school, Star of the Sea College, in Melbourne. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old As of 2006, she became part of the ensemble cast, co-starring alongside Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Balthazar Getty and Matthew Rhys, of the dramatic series Brothers & Sisters, in which she portrays Sarah Walker, who inherits control of the family business after her father's death.
2007 38 Years Old Griffiths received a 2007 Emmy nomination and a 2008 Emmy nomination for her work on the series.
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Griffiths received 2008 and 2009 Golden Globe nominations for her work on Brothers & Sisters.


2011 42 Years Old Griffiths made her Broadway debut in Other Desert Cities, directed by Joe Mantello and co-starring Judith Light, which began previews on 10 October 2011, opening on 3 November 2011.
2015 46 Years Old In 2015, Griffiths made her debut as a television director when she directed three episodes of the second series of the Australian teen drama Nowhere Boys.
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