Jacki Weaver – Biography of Jacki Weaver

The actress Jacqueline Ruth “Jacki” Weaver He was born on May 25, 1947 in the city of Sydney, Australia.

Weaver She has worked in film, theater and television since 1960. The turning point in her career came in 1965, just before she entered college, when she was cast in the Australian television series “Wandjina! “.

In 1964 at the Palace Theater in Sydney, Weaver and other Australian singers performed a satire of the films “Gidget“; AmbiĆ© at that time worked on the Australian version of the legendary series”Bandstand“.

His film debut occurred in the film “Stork“from 1971 for which he won his first Australian Film Institute award. In the 1970s, Weaver was seen as a sex symbol due to her performances in films such as”Alvin purple“(1973). Other notable films during this period include a small role in Peter Weir’s tape,”Picnic at Hanging Rock“(1975), and a more important role in”Caddy“(1976) for which he won his second Australian Film Institute Award.

Between the years 1990 and 2000, Weaver found it difficult to find roles in film or television, so his career continued mainly in Australian theaters, where he starred in works such as “A Streetcar Named Desire“,”Last of the Red Hot Lovers” Y “Death of a salesman“; most recently he appeared in the stage production of Anton Chekhov”Uncle Vania“with Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh.

Also in 2010, Weaver starred in the thriller “Animal kingdom“where she played the matriarch of a gangster family. Her performance was praised and earned her an Oscar Award nomination; she also won the Australian Film Institute award, the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award and a Satellite Award.

Weaver made her Hollywood debut with the comedy “Eternally Engaged” (2012), opposite Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, and starred in “Stoker,” alongside fellow Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, and British actor Matthew Goode.

On January 10, 2013, Weaver was again nominated for an Academy Award for her role opposite Robert De Niro in the film “The Bright Side of Things.” In April of that same year, she was chosen in the adaptation of the play “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”, in which she will work with Gena Rowlands.

In her personal life, Weaver was married four times, before her last marriage to actor Sean Taylor. He has a son named Dylan, and two grandchildren.