Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths

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    • December 18th, 1968
Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian film and television actress. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie (1998). She is best known for her portrayals of Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters. Her work in film and television has earned her a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Australian Film Institute Awards. Griffith attended Melbourne University, studying philosophy, before attending the drama department at Victoria School of the Art.  After college, she began working with the touring youth company Woolly Jumpers Theater Company, as well as the Melbourne Theater Company, where she appeared in numerous dramas.   Griffiths made a name for herself in 1991 when she wrote and performed in the short film "Barbie Gets Hip,” which was screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival. She landed a few TV spots before she was cast as Rhonda, Toni Collette's sidekick in P.J. Hogan's "Muriel's Wedding" (1994), winning her an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress. These successes jump-started her career, landing her numerous dramatic and comedic roles in overseas productions, before making her American cinema debut with her second P.J. Hogan collaboration, "My Best Friend's Wedding” (1997). In the fall of 2001, Griffiths accepted her first major television series role and came aboard Alan Ball’s HBO series "Six Feet Under."  Griffith stayed with the show during its five years of critical acclaim, while at the same time, continued to appear an lend her voice to screen and direct-to-video features before returning to telvision to star in "Brothers and Sisters" to much similar acclaim. 

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Acting (39 Credits)

2020The Wilds as Gretchen Klein
2019Total Control as Rachel Anderson
2018Dead Lucky as Grace Gibbs
2017When We Rise as Diane Jones
2016Mammal as Margaret
2016The Osiris Child as General Lynex
2016Hacksaw Ridge as Bertha Doss
2016Barracuda as Samantha Taylor
2015Deadline Gallipoli as Lady Hamilton
2013Patrick: Evil Awakens as Matron Cassidy
2013Saving Mr. Banks as Aunt Ellie
2013Camp as Mackenzie 'Mack' Granger
2012Underground: The Julian Assange Story as Christine Assange
2011Burning Man as Miriam
2009Beautiful Kate as Sally Kendall
2008Comanche Moon as Inez Scull
2006Step Up as Director Gordon
2006Brothers & Sisters as Sarah Walker
2003Ned Kelly as Susan Scott
2002The Rookie as Lorri Morris
2002The Hard Word as Carol
2002The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina as Albertine (voice)
2001Very Annie Mary as Annie Mary Pugh
2001Blow as Ermine Jung
2001Blow Dry as Sandra
2001Six Feet Under as Brenda Chenowith
1999Me Myself I as Pamela Drury
1998Divorcing Jack as Lee Cooper
1998Hilary and Jackie as Hilary Du Pré
1998Among Giants as Gerry
1998Since You've Been Gone as Sally Zalinsky
1997My Son the Fanatic as Bettina / Sandra
1997Amy as Tanya Rammus
1997My Best Friend's Wedding as Samantha Newhouse
1997Welcome to Woop Woop as Sylvia
1996Jude as Arabella
1996Cosi as Lucy
1996Children of the Revolution as Constable Anna Welch
1994Muriel's Wedding as Rhonda Epinstalk

Director (1 Credits)



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