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Rachel Griffiths

1968-12-18 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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. 


Anyone But You Innie 2023-12-21
Bring Him to Me Veronica 2023-11-02
A Savage Christmas Doctor Gabrielle 2023-11-16
The King's Daughter Abbess 2022-01-21
Strangers To The World Etty Hillesum 2020-06-30
Don't Tell Joy Conolly 2017-05-18
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Self 2017-03-09
Making Muriel Herself 2017-12-31
Mammal Margaret 2016-04-01
Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child General Lynex 2016-02-17
Hacksaw Ridge Bertha Doss 2016-10-07
Patrick Matron Cassidy 2013-10-15
Saving Mr. Banks Aunt Ellie 2013-11-29
Butterflies Claire 2013-06-15
Underground: The Julian Assange Story Christine Assange 2012-10-07
Burning Man Miriam 2011-09-10
Beautiful Kate Sally Kendall 2009-08-06
The Sounds of Aus Self 2007-11-08
Genesis: Total Rock Review Self - Interviewer 2006-08-29
Step Up Director Gordon 2006-08-11
Angel Rodriguez Nicole 2005-09-15
Six Feet Under: In Memoriam Herself 2005-10-25
Plainsong Maggie Jonas 2004-04-25
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Albertine (voice) 2003-08-08
Land of the Morning Star Narrator (voice) 2003-01-01
After the Deluge Annie 2003-06-15
Ned Kelly Susan Scott 2003-03-22
The Rookie Lorri Morris 2002-03-25
The Hard Word Carol 2002-05-30
Blow Ermine Jung 2001-04-04
Blow Dry Sandra 2001-03-01
Very Annie Mary Annie Mary Pugh 2001-05-25
Me Myself I Pamela Drury 1999-10-06
Amy Tanya Rammus 1998-08-27
Since You've Been Gone Sally Zalinsky 1998-06-06
Welcome to Woop Woop Sylvia 1998-08-13
Among Giants Gerry 1998-06-24
Hilary and Jackie Hilary Du Pré 1998-12-30
Divorcing Jack Lee Cooper 1998-10-01
My Son the Fanatic Bettina / Sandra 1997-10-21
My Best Friend's Wedding Samantha Newhouse 1997-06-19
To Have & To Hold Kate 1996-10-31
Cosi Lucy 1996-03-04
Jude Arabella 1996-02-06
Children of the Revolution Constable Anna Welch 1996-12-26
Muriel's Wedding Rhonda Epinstalk 1994-09-29
Seeing Through the Mists of Oblivion Woman Underwater (archived footage)