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Rachel Griffiths

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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Born:
Dec 18, 1968 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
55
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Don't Tell 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Secrets
Poster of Camp
Poster of Paper Giants: Magazine Wars
Poster of Land of the Morning Star
Filmography

Don't Tell (2017)

Drama
Movie
as Joy Conolly

Secrets (2018)

Series
as Unknown

When We Rise (2017)

Drama
Series
as Diane
8.2 6 votes

The King's Daughter (2017)

Fantasy Action Adventure
Movie
as Abbess

Mammal (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Margaret
10 1 votes

Barracuda (2016)

Drama
Series
as Samantha Taylor
6.2 6 votes

Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (2016)

Science Fiction
Movie
as General Lynex

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Drama History War
Movie
as Bertha Doss
7.6 2167 votes

Barracuda (2016)

Movie
as Mrs Taylor
8 1 votes

Deadline Gallipoli (2015)

Drama
Series
as Lady Hamilton
8 3 votes

Paper Giants: Magazine Wars (2013)

Movie
as Dulcie Boling

Camp (2013)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Mackenzie 'Mack' Granger
6.7 3 votes

Butterflies (2013)

Animation
Movie
as Claire
10 1 votes

Patrick (2013)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Matron Cassidy
4.7 54 votes

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Comedy Drama History
Movie
as Aunt Ellie
7.3 1062 votes

Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Christine Assange
6 13 votes

Burning Man (2011)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Miriam
6.2 20 votes

Beautiful Kate (2009)

Mystery Drama
Movie
as Sally Kendall
6 19 votes

Comanche Moon (2008)

Drama Western
Series
as Inez Scull

Step Up (2006)

Music Drama Romance Crime
Movie
as Director Gordon
6.7 821 votes

Brothers and Sisters (2006)

Drama
Series
as Sarah Walker
6.7 23 votes

Angel (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Nicole
7 1 votes

Land of the Morning Star (2003)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 15 votes

Ned Kelly (2003)

Action Adventure Drama History
Movie
as Susan Scott
6.1 90 votes

After the Deluge (2003)

Movie
as Beth

The Rookie (2002)

Drama Family
Movie
as Lorri Morris
6.3 86 votes

V Graham Norton (2002)

Comedy Talk
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Hard Word (2002)

Action Comedy Crime
Movie
as Carol
5.7 9 votes

The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)

Animation
Movie
as Albertine
5.6 6 votes

Blow Dry (2001)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Sandra
5.8 34 votes

Blow (2001)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Ermine Jung
7.4 1112 votes

Very Annie Mary (2001)

Comedy Foreign
Movie
as Annie Mary Pugh

Six Feet Under (2001)

Drama
Series
as Brenda Chenowith
8.1 186 votes

Me Myself I (2000)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Pamela Drury
5.5 8 votes

Rove (1999)

Comedy
Series
as Herself

Since You've Been Gone (1998)

TV Movie Comedy Romance
Movie
as Sally Zalinsky
4 10 votes

Among Giants (1998)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Gerry
4 1 votes

Welcome to Woop Woop (1998)

Music Comedy Fantasy Adventure
Movie
as Sylvia
6.4 5 votes

Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Music Drama
Movie
as Hilary Du Pré
6.4 22 votes

Divorcing Jack (1998)

Comedy Foreign Romance
Movie
as Lee Cooper
6.2 3 votes

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Samantha Newhouse
6.3 481 votes

My Son the Fanatic (1997)

Drama Comedy Foreign
Movie
as Bettina / Sandra
4.7 3 votes

Amy (1997)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Tanya Rammus
7 6 votes

Jude (1996)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Arabella
6.6 35 votes

Cosi (1996)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Lucy
7.1 9 votes

To Have & To Hold (1996)

Movie
as Kate

Children of the Revolution (1996)

Comedy Drama Foreign
Movie
as Constable Anna Welch
5.4 8 votes

Once a Thief (1996)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Rhonda Epinstalk
6.9 88 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 33 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 23 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Unknown
6.7 10 votes

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown