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  • Anna Paquin

    Born on July 24, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

awards & nominations

True Blood (2008)

Anna Paquin as "Sookie Stackhouse"

Small-town Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse already is viewed as an oddball by her friends and neighbors, since she can read the minds of those around her. She doesn't exactly help her reputation, though, when she falls for Bill Compton, a 173-year-old vampire who has "come out of the coffin" along with many of his undead comrades now that a new synthetic blood has made it possible for vampires to survive without preying on humans. Still, the conservative locals aren't wild about mortal-vampire liaisons, especially Sookie's boss, Sam Merlotte, who carries a torch for her. "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball is behind this series adaptation of best-selling novels by Charlaine Harris.

Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2009) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)

Anna Paquin as "Elaine Goodale"

In the 1880s, after the U. S. Army's defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the government continues to push Sioux Indians off their land. In Washington, D.C., Senator Henry Dawes (Aidan Quinn) introduces legislation to protect Native Americans rights. In South Dakota, schoolteacher Elaine Goodale (Anna Paquin) joins Sioux native and Western-educated Dr. Charles Eastman in working with tribe members. Meanwhile, Lakota Chief Sitting Bull refuses to give into mounting government pressures.

Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2007) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Almost Famous (2000)

Anna Paquin as "Polexia Aphrodisia"

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Piano (1993)

Anna Paquin as "Flora McGrath"

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

Academy Award (1993) Won Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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