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Rachel Weisz

Rachel WeiszBorn: 7-Mar-1971
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Constant Gardener

Rachel Weisz's parents were both refugees from anti-semitic persecution in central Europe. Her mother is a psychoanalyst, and her father developed improved respirators. Weisz began working as a model at the age of 13, and at 14 was offered a role in Bruce Beresford's King David, starring Richard Gere. Her mother loved the idea, but her father said no. Within a year, her parents were separated.

Weisz was expelled from several schools "for disruptive behavior", but was able to attend Cambridge, where she says she was "a radical feminist". She co-founded the Talking Tongues Theater, and wrote and starred in its production of Slight Possession. She won an award as best newcomer on the London stage and appeared in several forgettable British TV movies. Her film debut came with one line in Death Machine, a schlocky Brad Dourif horror movie. Her popular films since then include Chain Reaction, The Mummy, About A Boy, and The Constant Gardener.

Father: George Weisz (Hungarian, inventor)
Mother: Edith Ruth Weisz (Austrian, psychoanalyst)
Sister: Minnie Weisz (artist)
Boyfriend: Ben Miller (actor, b. 1966, cohabited 1991-93)
Boyfriend: Alessandro Nivola (actor, together in mid-1990s)
Boyfriend: Neil Morrissey (actor, together in 1998)
Boyfriend: Sam Mendes (film director, together 1999-2002)
Boyfriend: Darren Aronofsky (film director, together 2004-10, one son)
Son: Henry Chance (b. 31-May-2006)
Husband: Daniel Craig (actor, dated 2010-11, m. 22-Jun-2011)

    High School: St. Paul's Girls School, London (1989)
    University: BA English, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (1993)

    Expelled from School
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actress 2006 for The Constant Gardener
    Golden Globe 2006 for The Constant Gardener
    Endorsement of Revlon 2002
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Yoga

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Oz the Great and Powerful (14-Feb-2013)
    The Bourne Legacy (30-Jul-2012)
    Dream House (29-Sep-2011) · Libby
    The Deep Blue Sea (11-Sep-2011)
    360 (9-Sep-2011) · Rose
    Page Eight (18-Jun-2011)
    The Whistleblower (13-Sep-2010)
    The Lovely Bones (24-Nov-2009) · Abigail Salmon
    Agora (17-May-2009)
    The Brothers Bloom (9-Sep-2008) · Penelope
    Definitely, Maybe (24-Jan-2008)
    Fred Claus (3-Nov-2007)
    My Blueberry Nights (16-May-2007) · Sue Lynne
    Eragon (13-Dec-2006) [VOICE]
    The Fountain (4-Sep-2006) · Isabel
    The Constant Gardener (31-Aug-2005) · Tessa Quayle
    Constantine (8-Feb-2005)
    Envy (30-Apr-2004) · Debbie Dingman
    Runaway Jury (9-Oct-2003) · Marlee
    Confidence (20-Jan-2003) · Lily
    The Shape of Things (18-Jan-2003) · Evelyn
    About a Boy (26-Apr-2002) · Rachel
    The Mummy Returns (29-Apr-2001)
    Enemy at the Gates (7-Feb-2001)
    Beautiful Creatures (23-Aug-2000) · Petula
    Sunshine (13-Sep-1999)
    The Mummy (16-Apr-1999)
    I Want You (18-Feb-1998)
    The Land Girls (20-Jan-1998)
    Swept from the Sea (9-Sep-1997)
    Bent (May-1997) · Prostitute
    Going All the Way (Jan-1997) · Marty Pilcher
    Chain Reaction (2-Aug-1996) · Lily Sinclair
    Stealing Beauty (29-Mar-1996) · Miranda
    Death Machine (21-Jul-1995) · Junior Executive


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