March 7, 1971
Rachel Weisz is the daughter of a Hungarian inventor and an Austrian psychoanalyst. She was a
model at age fourteen, and begun acting during her studies at Cambridge. While there, she formed
a theatre company called Talking Tongues, which won the Guardian Award, at the Edinburgh Festival, for its take on Neville Shouthall's Washbag.
Rachel went on to star on stage in the lauded Sean Mathias revival of Coward's Design For
Living. It was a role that won Weisz a vote for Most Promising Newcomer by the London
Weisz's television credits in her native England include BBC productions of Stendhal's The
Scarlet and the Black directed by Ben Bolt, and My Summer With Des.
Although she has a great number of credits under her young belt, it was the mega, blockbuster hit,
The Mummy, with Brendan Fraser, that rocketted the five-foot-seven beauty into the hearts of American audiences. Since then she has continued to work in such films as Enemy at the Gates, the sequel The Mummy Returns, and in 2006 won the Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress for her amazing work in The Constant Gardner.
She currently lives in London where she donates a good portion of her time to the charity X Appeal.
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