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Toni Collette

1972-11-01 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Image of Toni Collette


Toni Collette Galafassi (born Toni Collett; 1 November 1972) is an Australian actress, producer, singer, and songwriter. Known for her work in television and independent films, she has received various accolades throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and two British Academy Film Awards. After making her film debut in Spotswood (1992) and being nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, her breakthrough role came in the comedy-drama Muriel's Wedding (1994), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination and won her the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Collette achieved greater international recognition for her role in the psychological thriller film The Sixth Sense (1999), and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received BAFTA Award nominations for her performances in the romantic comedy About a Boy (2002) and the comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Collette's films include diverse genres, such as the period comedy Emma (1996), the action thriller Shaft (2000), the period drama The Hours (2002), the romantic drama Japanese Story (2003), the comedies In Her Shoes (2005) and The Way, Way Back (2013), the horror films Krampus (2015) and Hereditary (2018), and the mystery film Knives Out (2019). Her Broadway performances include the lead role in The Wild Party (2000), which earned her a Tony Award nomination. In television, she starred in the Showtime comedy-drama series United States of Tara (2008–2011) and the Netflix drama miniseries Unbelievable (2019). For the former, she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She has won five AACTA Awards, from eight nominations. Collette married Dave Galafassi, drummer of the band Gelbison, in January 2003. The couple have two children together. As the lead singer of Toni Collette & the Finish, she wrote all 11 tracks of their sole album, Beautiful Awkward Pictures (2006). The band toured Australia, but have not performed nor released any new material after 2007. In 2017, Collette and Jen Turner co-founded the film production company Vocab Films.


The Estate Macey 2022-11-04
Dream Horse Jan Vokes 2021-05-21
Stowaway Marina Barnett 2021-06-24
Nightmare Alley Zeena 'Zeena the Seer' Krumbein 2021-12-02
I'm Thinking of Ending Things Mother 2020-08-28
Velvet Buzzsaw Gretchen 2019-02-01
Knives Out Joni Thrombey 2019-11-27
Let's Dance Segment: "The Heebie-Jeebies" 2018-12-06
Hereditary Annie Graham 2018-06-07
Birthmarked Catherine 2018-03-30
Hearts Beat Loud Leslie 2018-06-08
Please Stand By Scottie 2018-01-26
Fun Mom Dinner Kate 2017-08-04
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Jane Marke 2017-01-13
Making Muriel Herself 2017-12-31
Madame Anne Fredericks 2017-08-17
Jasper Jones Ruth Bucktin 2017-03-02
Unlocked Emily Knowles 2017-04-27
The Yellow Birds Amy Bartle 2017-01-21
Imperium Angela Zampino 2016-08-19
The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Self 2016-03-08
Krampus Sarah Engel 2015-11-26
Blinky Bill the Movie Beryl / Cheryl (voice) 2015-08-21
Miss You Already Milly 2015-09-12
Glassland Jean 2015-04-17
Hector and the Search for Happiness Agnes 2014-08-14
Tammy Missi 2014-07-02
A Long Way Down Maureen Thompson 2014-03-20
The Boxtrolls Lady Cynthia Portley-Rind (voice) 2014-09-10
The Way Way Back Pam 2013-06-06
Enough Said Sarah 2013-09-18
Lucky Them Ellie Klug 2013-09-06
Mental Shaz 2012-10-04
Hitchcock Peggy Robertson 2012-11-22
Jesus Henry Christ Patricia Herman 2012-05-04
Foster Zooey 2011-02-10
Fright Night Jane Brewster 2011-08-18
Mary and Max Mary Daisy Dinkle (voice) 2009-02-09
The Black Balloon Maggie Mollison 2008-03-08
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Mary 2008-03-20
Towelhead Melina Hines 2008-09-12
Evening Nina Mars 2007-06-09
The Dead Girl Arden 2006-11-07
The Night Listener Donna D. Logand 2006-02-12
Little Miss Sunshine Sheryl Hoover 2006-07-26
Like Minds Sally 2006-08-03
In Her Shoes Rose Feller 2005-10-07
The Last Shot Emily French 2004-09-24
Connie and Carla Carla 2004-04-16
Japanese Story Sandy Edwards 2003-08-30
About a Boy Fiona Brewer 2002-04-26
Changing Lanes Michelle 2002-04-07
The Hours Kitty 2002-12-27
Dirty Deeds Sharon 2002-07-18
Dinner with Friends Beth 2001-08-11
Hotel Splendide Kath 2000-09-21
The Magic Pudding Meg Bluegum (voice) 2000-12-14
Shaft Diane Palmieri 2000-06-15
Shaft: Still the Man Self 2000-01-01
The Sixth Sense Lynn Sear 1999-08-06
8 ½ Women Griselda 1999-05-22
Velvet Goldmine Mandy Slade 1998-10-23
The Boys Michelle 1998-05-07
The James Gang Julia Armstrong 1997-11-07
Diana & Me Diana Spencer 1997-12-04
Clockwatchers Iris Chapman 1997-06-12
Lilian's Story Young Lilian Singer 1996-05-09
The Pallbearer Cynthia 1996-05-03
Emma Harriet Smith 1996-08-02
Cosi Julie 1996-03-04
Muriel's Wedding Muriel Heslop 1994-09-29
The Thief and the Cobbler Nurse / Mad Holy Old Witch (voice) 1993-09-23
Spotswood Wendy Robinson 1992-10-09
Mafia Mamma Kristin