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Toni Collette

Birth name Antonia Collette
Born November 1, 1972 (1972-11-01) (age 34)
Flag of Australia Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse(s) Dave Galafassi (2003-)

Toni Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress and musician. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the films The Sixth Sense, Muriel's Wedding, In Her Shoes and Little Miss Sunshine. The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The SAG Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a familys road trip to a childrens beauty pageant. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The Sixth Sense is a 1999 Academy Award-nominated psychological thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that tells the story of Cole, a troubled, isolated boy (played by Haley Joel Osment) who claims to be able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled... Muriels Wedding is a 1994 Australian film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. ... In Her Shoes is a 2005 drama film, directed by Curtis Hanson. ... Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a familys road trip to a childrens beauty pageant. ...

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Biography

Early life

Collette was born Antonia Collette in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales to Bob Collette, a truck driver, and Judy, a customer-service representative. She has two younger brothers, Ben and Christopher.[1] When Collette was eleven years old she faked appendicitis out of boredom and longing for attention. She was so convincing that doctors removed her appendix, even though tests showed nothing wrong with it.[2] She attended both the Australian Theatre for Young People and NIDA. Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Appendicitis (or epityphlitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix[1]. While mild cases may resolve without treatment, most require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. ... Look up appendix in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ATYP is Australias flagship youth theatre company and the largest youth theatre in the world. ... NIDA logo The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Australian national training institute for students of theatre, film, and television, based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. ...


Career

Collette has won four Australian Film Institute awards, including the Australian Best Actress in a Lead Role for Muriel's Wedding in 1994, a role for which she gained 18kg (40lb) in seven weeks. In 1996, she was part of the ensemble cast of the comedy, Cosi. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as the mother of troubled boy Cole in the U.S. film The Sixth Sense, which also starred Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. The Australian Film Institute (AFI), established in 1958, is an organisation that promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a membership program and AFI film events throughout the year. ... Muriels Wedding is a 1994 Australian film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. ... COSI usually refers to two science museums in Ohio:- COSI Toledo COSI Columbus The museums were originally sister museums but legally split in 2006 due to financial troubles. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Sixth Sense is a 1999 Academy Award-nominated psychological thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that tells the story of Cole, a troubled, isolated boy (played by Haley Joel Osment) who claims to be able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, Germany) is an American actor and singer. ... Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


She has also received broad acclaim on Broadway, starring as Queenie in Michael John LaChiusa's musical work, The Wild Party. For this demanding role, Collette received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. In 2006, she played the mother Sheryl in Little Miss Sunshine, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy. After filming three films consecutively in the fall of 2006, Collette said in a recent interview that she wants to take a year off from acting and spend time with her friends and family. She has also stated that she wants to take roles in Australian films rather than mainstream US films.[citation needed] Michael John LaChiusa (born 1962) is a musical theatre composer and lyricist best known for his unusual sounding compositions for shows in the post-modern school. ... The Wild Party is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a familys road trip to a childrens beauty pageant. ...


While promoting the American film In Her Shoes, Collette stated that she feels bitter over losing high-profile roles to Renée Zellweger.[citation needed] She had to turn down the title role in Bridget Jones's Diary because she was committed to perform on Broadway at the time. She then auditioned for the role of ambitious murderess "Roxie Hart" in the hit film "Chicago", she almost got the part but, because she wasn't a well known actress, she lost the role to Zellweger. In Her Shoes is a 2005 drama film, directed by Curtis Hanson. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress. ... Bridget Joness Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. ...


In October 2006, she began touring Australia to promote her first vocal album Beautiful Awkward Pictures, released on Hoola Hoop Records under the band name Toni Collette & the Finish, a band whose drummer is her husband. Collette recently appeared on the Australian television show Cool Aid and performed the song "Look Up" off of her album. Collette and the Finish were a headlining act at the Sydney show of Live Earth. She sang T-Rex's "Children Of The Revolution" with The Finish. Toni Collette & The Finish are a band fronted by Australian actress, singer and songwriter Toni Collette. ... Cool Aid (Full name Cool Aid: The National Carbon Test) was a special that aired in Australia on Network 10. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on July 7, 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change and advocate environmentally-sustainable living. ... T.Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelt T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ...

Thank you so much, it is heartwarming to see so many people here today in the name of going green, and in the name of very necessary change. Just by being here today, just by turning up is helping to create awareness of this very life threatening situation. So I take my hat off to you.[3]

Personal life

Collette has been married to Dave Galafassi since 11 January 2003 and owns homes in both Australia and the Republic of Ireland. Collette is a supporter of animal rights and PETA. She recently urged Prime Minister John Howard to end the Australian practice of mulesing sheep, which is considered by many animal rights activists to be cruel.[4] She later revised her position after doing her own research of the Australian wool industry.[5] On a recent Rove interview she stated that she would turn gay for Angelina Jolie. It was recently announced that she is 19 weeks pregnant with her and her husband's first child, due in December. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by Moby, see Animal Rights (album). ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... Mulesing is the surgical removal of strips of wool-bearing wrinkle skin from around the tail of a sheep. ... For the album by Moby, see Animal Rights (album). ... Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ...


Awards

Won

Nominated The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958. ... Muriels Wedding is a 1994 Australian film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958. ... The Boys may refer to: The Boys (band), an American band The Boys (film), an Australian drama film This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958. ... Japanese Story film poster Japanese Story is a 2003 Australian film directed by Sue Brooks. ...

The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958. ... Spotswood is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... 54th Golden Globe Awards January 19, 1997 Picture - Drama: The English Patient Picture - Musical or Comedy: Evita TV Series - Drama: The X-Files TV Series - Musical or Comedy: 3rd Rock from the Sun The 54th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1996, were held on... Muriels Wedding is a 1994 Australian film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. ... The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony (also known as Oscars 2000) took place at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, and was Billy Crystals seventh time hosting the Awards. ... The Sixth Sense is a 1999 Academy Award-nominated psychological thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that tells the story of Cole, a troubled, isolated boy (played by Haley Joel Osment) who claims to be able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... About a boy is a 1998 novel by British writer Nick Hornby. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958. ... In Her Shoes is a 2005 drama film, directed by Curtis Hanson. ... The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards were aired on 2007-01-15. ... The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards were aired on 2007-01-15. ... Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a familys road trip to a childrens beauty pageant. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a familys road trip to a childrens beauty pageant. ... The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, September 16, 2007 on FOX at 8:00 p. ...

Filmography

Spotswood (Australia 1992)Comedy. ... Muriels Wedding is a 1994 Australian film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. ... The official logo that was used on posters of the film until Richard Williams departure Arabian Knight redirects here. ... COSI usually refers to two science museums in Ohio:- COSI Toledo COSI Columbus The museums were originally sister museums but legally split in 2006 due to financial troubles. ... The Pallbearer is a 1996 movie starring David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow andToni Collette. ... Emma is a 1996 period film based on the similarly titled novel by Jane Austen. ... Clockwatchers is an American film released in 1997. ... The James Gang was a rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1966. ... The Boys may refer to: The Boys (band), an American band The Boys (film), an Australian drama film This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Velvet Goldmine (1998) is a film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... 8½ Women is a 1999 film directed by Peter Greenaway starring John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Barbara Sarafian, Kirina Mano, Toni Collette, Amanda Plummer, Natacha Amal, Manna Fujiwara, and Polly Walker. ... The Sixth Sense is a 1999 Academy Award-nominated psychological thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that tells the story of Cole, a troubled, isolated boy (played by Haley Joel Osment) who claims to be able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled... Shaft is a 2000 movie that was directed by John Singleton. ... The Magic Pudding: Being The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff is an Australian childrens book written by Norman Lindsay. ... Changing Lanes is a 2002 drama/thriller film directed by Roger Michell. ... About a Boy is RUBBISH !!!! :( == Headline text == Link titleLink titleLink title About a Boy is a 2002 film directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, based on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby. ... Dirty Deeds is a 2002 film shot in Australia. ... Movie poster for The Hours The Hours is a 2002 drama film about three women of different generations and times whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs. ... Japanese Story film poster Japanese Story is a 2003 Australian film directed by Sue Brooks. ... Connie and Carla is a 2004 film directed by Michael Lembeck. ... The Last Shot is a 2004 action comedy film starring Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tim Blake Nelson, an uncredited Joan Cusack, Tony Shaloub, and Calista Flockhart. ... In Her Shoes is a 2005 drama film, directed by Curtis Hanson. ... Like Minds is a feature film written & directed by Gregory J. Read; debuted in Australia on November 9th, 2006 , and is scheduled for worldwide in 2007. ... Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a familys road trip to a childrens beauty pageant. ... The Night Listener is a psychological thriller starring Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, and Rory Culkin. ... The Dead Girl is a 2006 film written and directed by Karen Moncrieff starring Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy and Marcia Gay Harden. ... The Black Balloon is a heart-warming drama-based Australian film currently in production. ... Evening is a 2007 drama ensemble film based on the novel by Susan Minot. ... Adapted from the novel Towelhead by Alicia Erian, this drama is about a young Arab girl coming of age during the first Gulf War. ...

References

  1. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800019669/bio
  2. ^ http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,1853953,00.html
  3. ^ http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,22033650-1702,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.savethesheep.com/f-collette.asp
  5. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2005/s1416534.htm

External links

  • Toni Collette at the Internet Movie Database
  • Collete & The Finish myspace http://www.myspace.com/tonicolletteandthefinish
  • Collette & the Finish Website http://www.tonicolletteandthefinish.com/
  • Collette's Online Résumé
  • Toni Collette - Australian Film Commission
Persondata
NAME Collette, Toni
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Collette, Antonia
SHORT DESCRIPTION Australian actress and musician
DATE OF BIRTH 1972-11-1
PLACE OF BIRTH Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Toni Collette (267 words)
But Collette is best known for her performance as the dumpy, shy and plain girl who would do anything to get married in Muriel's Wedding (1994).
In 1996, Collette received the Australian Film Institute Award for her supporting role in Lilian's Story (1995).
Collette married Dave Galafassi on January 11, 2003.
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