Mia Wasikowska

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Mia Wasikowska
Mia Wasikowska 2012.jpg
Wasikowska at the Samsung AACTA Awards 2012 in Sydney, Australia, January 2012
Born (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 29)
Canberra, Australia
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Partner(s)Jesse Eisenberg
(2013–2015)

Mia Wasikowska (born 14 October 1989) is an Australian movie, television, and voice actress who is mostly known for her role as Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. She is also known for her television role as Sophie in In Treatment.

Early life[change | change source]

Wasikowska was born and raised in Canberra, Australia.[1] She has an older sister named Jess, and a younger brother named Kai. Her mother, Marzena Wasikowska, is a photographer from Poland while her father, John Reid, is an Australian painter-and-collagist. As a child, she frequently accompanied her parents on their gallery rounds in Europe, and in her spare time, she continues to enjoy photography. She studied ballet as a child and turned to acting when she was 15.

Career[change | change source]

After some television and movie works in Australia, Wasikowska moved to Los Angeles to be in the cable drama In Treatment.[2] Her portrayal of a suicidal teen earned critical praise and led to more work in American movies, including Defiance and Amelia. In Tim Burton's Alice, Wasikowska co-starred with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and carried a blockbuster movie, appearing in almost every scene. She won an AFI International Award, a Teen Choice Award and nominated an Empire Award for her performance. In 2009, it was announced that Wasikowska was cast in the Lisa Cholodenko-directed indie comedy film The Kids Are All Right alongside Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson and Mark Ruffalo. Film received positive reviews from critics, and Wasikowska received Hollywood Film Festival Breakthrough Actress Award for her role. From March to May 2010, Wasikowska filmed Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre, in which she starred as the title character opposite Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester. In 2011, Wasikowska shot the small supporting role of Shia LaBeouf's character's love interest in John Hillcoat's Lawless. Then she filmed the lead in Park Chan-wook's English-language debut movie, Stoker, alongside Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. In 2014, she starred in David Cronenberg movie titled Maps to the Stars with Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon which premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

In November 2013, it was announced that Wasikowska was cast in Alice Through the Looking Glass, the 2016 sequel to Alice in Wonderland.[3]

Personal life[change | change source]

Wasikowska lives in Bronte, New South Wales.[4][5] In 2013, she began dating her The Double co-star Jesse Eisenberg.[6][7] The two split in 2015.

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Suburban Mayhem Lilya Nominated – AFI Award for Young Actor's Award
2007 Rogue Sherry
2008 I Love Sarah Jane Sarah Jane Short film
Defiance Chaya
2009 That Evening Sun Pamela Choat Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Amelia Elinor Smith
2010 Alice in Wonderland Alice Won – AFI International Award for Best Actress
Won – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Fight
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Female
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Newcomer
The Kids Are All Right Joni Nominated – AFI International Award for Best Actress
Won – Hollywood Film Festival Award for Hollywood Breakthrough Award - Actress of the Year
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2011 Jane Eyre Jane Eyre Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated – AACTA International Award for Best Actress
Restless Annabel Cotton[8]
Albert Nobbs Helen Dawes Won – EDA Award for Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest (shared with Glenn Close)
2012 Lawless Bertha Minnix
2013 Stoker India Stoker Nominated – Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated – CinEuphoria Award for Best Actress - International Competition
Nominated – Fright Meter Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Jupiter Award for Best International Actress
Only Lovers Left Alive Ava Nominated – Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – INOCA Award for Best Supporting Actress
Tracks Robyn Davidson Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Gotham Award for Best Actress
Nominated – SDFCS Award for Best Actress
Nominated – DFCC Award for Best Actress
The Double Hannah Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 Maps to the Stars Agatha Weiss Nominated – Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress
Madame Bovary Emma Bovary
2015 Crimson Peak Edith Cushing Nominated – Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2004–05 All Saints Lily Watson 2 episodes
2008 In Treatment Sophie 9 episodes
Nominated – AFI International Award for Best Actress

References[change | change source]

  1. Bodey, Michael (12 December 2010). ""Animal Kingdom" cleans up AFI awards". The Australian. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. Biography
  3. Bahr, Lindsay (22 November 2013). "'Alice in Wonderland 2' and 'The Jungle Book' snag release dates". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  4. Maley, Jacqueline (10 August 2013). "Mia Wasikowska: One of the world's most bankable film stars". Sydney Morning Herald.
  5. Stern, Marlow (1 March 2013). "Mia Wasikowska's Psychosexual Turn in 'Stoker'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  6. "Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska go public with their romance as they kiss publicly in Toronto - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  7. "Mia Wasikowska on doppelgangers, dancing and developing survival instinct". The Independent. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  8. Entertainment Weekly - Mia Wasikowska cast in Gus Van Sant's 'Restless'

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