|Rachel Griffiths Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9.5 in|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1968|
Rachel Griffiths is an Australian actress and director who made her acting debut in the series Secrets in 1993. Following her debut, she appeared in a supporting role in the comedy-drama film Muriel’s Wedding (1994), a movie that earned her an ACCTA Award for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role”. Griffiths, who has compiled numerous awards as an actress, also appeared on many critically-acclaimed movies including Julia Roberts‘s romantic-comedy film My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) and in Hilary and Jackie (1998) during which she obtained a nomination for the category Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress”.
Rachel Anne Griffiths
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
She attended Star of the Sea College, a Catholic high school for girls situated in Brighton. She then went to Victoria College, Rusden, where she earned a degree of Bachelor of Education in drama and dance.
- Father – Edward Martin Griffiths
- Mother – Anna Griffiths
- Siblings – Ben Griffiths (Older Brother), Samuel Griffiths (Older Brother)
Rachel Griffiths is represented by Markham, Froggatt & Irwin, Talent Management Company, London, United Kingdom.
5 ft 9.5 or 176.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Rachel Griffiths has dated –
- Andrew Taylor (2002-Present) – Griffiths married Australian artist Andrew Taylor on December 31, 2002, in a chapel at her school, Star of the Sea College. She gave birth to their son Banjo in 2003 and daughter Adelaide in 2005. In 2009, the couple welcomed their 3rd child, Clem but the actress suffered a ruptured during childbirth. At the time, she spent 3 days undergoing surgery before her complete recovery.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Australian descent.
She was raised a Roman Catholic.
In 2002, she stated she was an atheist but reclaimed practicing Catholicism again in an interview in 2015.
Rachel Griffiths Favorite Things
- Australian Fashion Designer – Collette Dinnigan
Source – Mamamia
Rachel Griffiths Facts
- As a child, she recalled being inspired to become an actress after she watched the U.S miniseries Roots.
- She was rejected from the National Institute of Dramatic Art and instead joined the Woolly Jumpers, a Geelong-based community theatre group.
- Griffiths wrote and performed the one-woman show called Barbie Gets Hip that took place during the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 1991.
- In 2017, she worked to promote the “No Robe” campaign for the Art Series Hotels, which encouraged hotel guests to pose for n*de portraits in their rooms and have these portraits be brought to life by artists.
- She has served on the board of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.
- Rachel is in favor of same-s*x marriage in Australia and has supported the Global Charter of Basic Rights campaign for Oxfam Australia.
- She considers herself a feminist.
- After living and working in the United States for almost a decade, she returned to her native Australia in 2012 to spend more time with her children.
- In 2015, Griffith made her directing debut in the 3 episodes of the 2nd series of teen drama Nowhere Boys.
- She made her Broadway debut in Other Desert Cities where she starred alongside Judith Light, Stockard Channing, and Stacy Keach. The Broadway started previews on October 10, 2011, and opened on November 3, 2011, in Manhattan, United States.
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