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Miranda Otto

Miranda OttoBorn: 16-Dec-1967
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings

Miranda Otto's father (Barry Otto) and husband (Peter O'Brien), while utterly unknown in America, are more prominent in Australia. Otto herself starred in her first film, Emma's War, while she was in high school, and Lee Remick played her mother. By the time Otto made her first American film, Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, her résumé listed 14 Australian movies and four nominations for the Aussie equivalent of an Oscar.

In the U.S., Otto is best known as Eowyn in the second and third parts of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. She also pursued Tim Robbins in Human Nature, played a mysterious next-door neighbor in What Lies Beneath, ran an ostrich farm in In My Father's Den, and played an uptight meter maid in Danny Deckchair. In a 2004 miniseries for Aussie TV, she played Lindy Chamberlain, the "dingo took my baby!" mother Meryl Streep brought to the big screen in A Cry in the Dark. O'Brien, her husband, played the prosecutor. Miranda is at her best playing pregnant & American in a nifty low-budget chiller, Close Your Eyes (which was also released as Dr. Sleep and Hypnotic).

Father: Barry Otto (Australian actor, b. 1941)
Mother: Lindy Otto (Australian stage actress, fashion designer, video store owner)
Boyfriend: Richard Roxburgh (Australian actor, ex-)
Husband: Peter O'Brien (actor, m. 1-Jan-2003, one daughter)
Daughter: Darcey (b. 1-Apr-2005)

    Conservatory: BA Theatre Arts, National Institute of Dramatic Art

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    I, Frankenstein (22-Jan-2014)
    Reaching for the Moon (9-Feb-2013)
    Blessed (7-Aug-2009)
    In Her Skin (14-Mar-2009)
    War of the Worlds (27-Jun-2005)
    Flight of the Phoenix (17-Dec-2004)
    In My Father's Den (11-Jun-2004)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (1-Dec-2003)
    Danny Deckchair (16-May-2003)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (5-Dec-2002) · Eowyn
    Julie Walking Home (4-Sep-2002)
    Doctor Sleep (16-Aug-2002)
    The Way We Live Now (11-Nov-2001)
    Human Nature (18-May-2001)
    What Lies Beneath (21-Jul-2000) · Mary Feur
    Kin (5-Jul-2000)
    The Jack Bull (17-Apr-1999)
    The Thin Red Line (25-Dec-1998) · Marty Bell
    Dead Letter Office (26-Feb-1998)
    Doing Time for Patsy Cline (5-Sep-1997)
    True Love and Chaos (22-May-1997)
    The Well (14-May-1997)
    Love Serenade (10-Oct-1996) · Dimity Hurley
    The Nostradamus Kid (30-May-1993) · Jennie O'Brien
    The Last Days of Chez Nous (8-Oct-1992)
    The Girl Who Came Late (7-Aug-1992)
    The 13th Floor (1988)
    Initiation (1987)
    Emma's War (1986)


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