Rachel Griffiths Biography (1968-)

Born 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; daughter of Edward and Anna (anarts and education consultant and art teacher) Griffiths; engaged to AndrewTaylor (an artist), 2002. Addresses: Agent: Tracey Jacobs, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager:Ann Churchill-Brown, Shanahan Management, 129 Bourke St., Woolloomooloo, NewSouth Wales 2011, Australia.; Publicist: David Lust, Patricola Lust Public Relations, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
Australian
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, dancer
Birth Details
1968
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Barbie Gets Hip (short film), 1991
  • Rhonda, Muriel's Wedding (also known as Muriel), Miramax, 1994
  • Jane, Small Treasures, 1995
  • Arabella, Jude, Gramercy, 1996
  • Constable Anna, Children of the Revolution, Miramax, 1996
  • Kate Henley, To Have and to Hold, Paramount, 1996
  • Lucy, Cosi, Miramax, 1996
  • Samantha Newhouse, My Best Friend's Wedding, TriStar, 1997
  • Sylvia, Welcome to Woop-Woop (also known as The Big Red), Samuel Goldwyn, 1997
  • Bettina, My Son the Fanatic, Zephyr Films, 1998
  • Gerry, Among Giants, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Hilary "Hils" Du Pre, Hilary and Jackie, October Films, 1998
  • Lee Cooper, Divorcing Jack, Mosaic Movies, 1998
  • Tanya Rammus, Amy, Roadshow Film Distributors, 1998, World Wide Motion Pictures, 2001
  • Pamela Drury, Me Myself I (also known as La chance de ma vie), 1999, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000
  • Ermine Jung, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Sandra, Blow Dry (also known as Ueber kurz oder lang), Miramax, 2001
  • Annie Mary, Very Annie-Mary (also known as Annie-Mary a la folie!), 2001, Empire Pictures, 2002
  • Carol Twentyman, The Hard Word, Lions Gate, 2002
  • Lorri Morris, The Rookie, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Voice of Albertine, The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (animated), Miramax, 2002
  • Mrs. Scott, The Kelly Gang, Universal, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Tulip (short film), 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Angela Nraglia, The Feds, 9 Network, beginning 1993
  • Sarah Foster, Secrets, ABC (Australia), beginning 1993
  • Brenda Chenowith, Six Feet Under, HBO, 2001-
  • Episodic
  • Shelley, "Breaking Strain," Police Rescue, ABC (Australia), 1994
  • Miranda, "The Director Files," John Woo's Once a Thief (also knownas Once a Thief), CTV, 1998
  • Herself, The Panel, 10 Network, 1999
  • Burke's Backyard, 9 Network, 2000
  • Herself, The Panel, 10 Network, 2000
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2000
  • Herself, "`Big Brother' Special," Rove Live, 10 Network, 2001
  • Herself, The Panel, 10 Network, 2001
  • Herself, RI:SE, 2002
  • Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002
  • Herself, V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002
  • Movies
  • Sally Zalinsky, Since You've Been Gone (also known as Dogwater and Stepping in the Dogwater), ABC, 1998
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • Presenter, AFI Awards 2001, CBS, 2002
  • Presenter, The 17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2002
  • Other
  • The Jimeoin Show (special), 7 Network, 1994
  • Annie, After the Deluge (miniseries), 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Proof, Melbourne, Australia, 2002
  • Appeared in A Doll's House, The Grapes of Wrath, The Rover, The Sisters Rosenzweig, and Sylvia, all Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne, Australia.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Tulip (short film), 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Empire, June, 1998, p. 34
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 1, 1999, pp. 46-47
    • Movieline, April, 1999, p. 9
    • Radio Times, August 10, 2002, pp. 26-28
    • Time Out, January 13, 1999, p. 24

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