Wasikowska at the 2018 Berlinale
|Born||25 October 1989|
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. 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. 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.
Personal life[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
Film[change | change source]
|2006||Suburban Mayhem||Lilya||Nominated – AFI Award for Young Actor's Award|
|2008||I Love Sarah Jane||Sarah Jane||Short film|
|2009||That Evening Sun||Pamela Choat||Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female|
|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
|Albert Nobbs||Helen Dawes||Won – EDA Award for Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest (shared with Glenn Close)|
|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]
|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]
- Maltin, Leonard; Maltin, Jessie (22 June 2018). "Maltin on Movies #186: Mia Wasikowska". Nerdist. Legendary Entertainment. Archived from the original on 22 June 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018. She states her birthdate at 3:20 in the video interview: "My birthdate is the 25th of October".
- Buckman, Adam (6 March 2008). "Sophie's flipped out tale". New York Post. Retrieved 31 January 2009. Stated age at article date gives year as 1989
- Bodey, Michael (12 December 2010). ""Animal Kingdom" cleans up AFI awards". The Australian. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Bahr, Lindsay (22 November 2013). "'Alice in Wonderland 2' and 'The Jungle Book' snag release dates". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Maley, Jacqueline (10 August 2013). "Mia Wasikowska: One of the world's most bankable film stars". Sydney Morning Herald.
- Stern, Marlow (1 March 2013). "Mia Wasikowska's Psychosexual Turn in 'Stoker'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- "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.
- "Mia Wasikowska on doppelgangers, dancing and developing survival instinct". The Independent. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- Entertainment Weekly - Mia Wasikowska cast in Gus Van Sant's 'Restless'
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