Anna Paquin

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Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin.jpg
Paquin at the 2010 Comic Con International
Born Anna Helene Paquin
(1982-07-24) 24 July 1982 (age 36)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Residence Venice, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Citizenship New Zealand, Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s)
Stephen Moyer (m. 2010)
Children 2

Anna Helene Paquin (/ˈpækwɪn/ PAK-win; born 24 July 1982) is a New Zealand-Canadian-American actress.[1][2][3][4] She was born in Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Los Angeles during her youth. She completed a year at Columbia University before leaving to focus on her acting career. As a child, she played the role of Flora McGrath in Jane Campion's romantic drama film The Piano (1993), despite having had little acting experience. For her performance, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history.[5][6]

Paquin was a successful child actress, receiving multiple Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in Fly Away Home (1996), The Member of the Wedding (1997), and A Walk on the Moon (1999), and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for appearing in Cameron Crowe's comedy-drama film Almost Famous (2000). She played mutant superheroine Rogue in multiple films of the X-Men franchise and was nominated for a Saturn Award for her performance in the first installment.

Paquin played the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO vampire drama television series True Blood (2008–2014). For her performance in the series, Paquin won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 2009[7] and was nominated for an additional Golden Globe Award in 2010,[7] as well as three Saturn Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010. Among other accolades, Paquin has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the 2007 television film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and a Golden Globe Award for her work on the 2009 television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Piano Flora McGrath
1996 Jane Eyre Young Jane Eyre
Fly Away Home Amy Alden
1997 Amistad Queen Isabella
1998 Hurlyburly Donna
1999 A Walk on the Moon Alison Kantrowitz
She's All That Mackenzie Siler
All the Rage Annabel Lee
2000 X-Men Rogue/Marie
Almost Famous Polexia Aphrodisia
Finding Forrester Claire Spence
2001 Buffalo Soldiers Robyn Lee
2002 Darkness Regina
25th Hour Mary D'Annunzio
2003 X2 Rogue/Marie
2005 The Squid and the Whale Lili
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Rogue/Marie
2007 Blue State Chloe Hamon
Trick 'r Treat Laurie
2010 The Romantics Lila Hayes
Open House Jennie
2011 Scream 4 Rachel
Margaret Lisa Cohen
2013 Straight A's Katherine
Free Ride Christina
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue/Marie
Black Wings Has My Angel Virginia

Television[change | change source]

Telefilms[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Member of the Wedding Frankie Addams
2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Elaine Goodale
2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Irena Sendler [owa]

Series[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 True Blood Sookie Stackhouse 2008-2014

Short[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Carrier Kim

Internet[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Susanna Katie 6 epsodes, 2013
(WIGS Production)

Voice[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Laputa: Castle in the Sky Sheeta 1986 & 2003
2004 Steamboy James Ray Steam
2007 Mosaic Maggie video
2011 Phineas and Ferb Kristen 1 episode, 2011

References[change | change source]

  1. Interview: Anna Paquin USA Weekend. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. "True Blood musical in the works, says show composer". cbc.ca. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015. Starring Canadian-born, New Zealand actress Anna Paquin as Stackhouse
  3. Corry, Dominic (15 February 2013). "Dominic Corry: New Zealand's Oscar heroes". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 3 February 2015. Canadian-born Kiwi Anna Paquin
  4. "Anna Paquin on Twitter". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. Crisell, Luke (21 May 2007). "Rogue Star". New York Magazine. Archived from the original on 23 May 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2007.
  6. "Anna Paquin. Biography, news, photos and videos". Hello Magazine. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Biography - Anna Paquin". Golden Globes. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]

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