Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths

  • Birthday: 1968-12-18
  • Place of birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Also know as: Рейчел Ґріффітс

Biography

Rachel Anne Griffiths AM (born 18 December 1968) 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. 

Filmography

Very Annie Mary

2001

As Annie Mary Pugh

Angel Rodriguez

2005

As Nicole

Butterflies

2013

As Claire

Patrick

2013

As Matron Cassidy

Mammal

2016

As Margaret

Land of the Morning Star

2003

As Narrator (voice)

Me Myself I

2000

As Pamela Drury

Strangers To The World

2020

As Etty Hillesum

Amy

1998

As Tanya Rammus

The Rookie

2002

As Lorri Morris

Divorcing Jack

1998

As Lee Cooper

Hilary and Jackie

1998

As Hilary Du Pré

To Have & To Hold

1996

As Kate

My Son the Fanatic

1997

As Bettina / Sandra

Among Giants

1998

As Gerry

Plainsong

2004

As Maggie Jonas

Muriel's Wedding

1994

As Rhonda Epinstalk

The Hard Word

2002

As Carol

Making Muriel

2017

As Herself

Blow

2001

As Ermine Jung

Step Up

2006

As Director Gordon

Cosi

1996

As Lucy

Jude

1996

As Arabella

Don't Tell

2017

As Joy Conolly

The Sounds of Aus

2007

As Self

Bring Him to Me

2023

As Veronica

Children of the Revolution

1996

As Constable Anna Welch

Beautiful Kate

2009

As Sally Kendall

Blow Dry

2001

As Sandra

Burning Man

2011

As Miriam

Underground: The Julian Assange Story

2012

As Christine Assange

Seeing Through the Mists of Oblivion

0000

As Woman Underwater (archived footage)

Since You've Been Gone

1998

As Sally Zalinsky

Hacksaw Ridge

2016

As Bertha Doss

My Best Friend's Wedding

1997

As Samantha Newhouse

After the Deluge

2003

As Annie

Genesis: Total Rock Review

2006

As Interviewer

The King's Daughter

2022

As Abbess

Welcome to Woop Woop

1998

As Sylvia

Anyone But You

2023

As Innie

Ned Kelly

2003

As Susan Scott

A Savage Christmas

2023

As Doctor Gabrielle

Saving Mr. Banks

2013

As Aunt Ellie

Production

Tulip

1998

As Director

Roundabout

2002

As Director

Ride Like a Girl

2019

As Director

Tulip

1998

As Writer

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