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  • Jacki Weaver

    Born on May 25, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

awards & nominations

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Jacki Weaver as "Dolores"

After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Jacki Weaver as "Janine "Smurf" Cody"

In this gritty Australian crime drama, young Joshua "J" Cody (James Frecheville) is taken in by his extended family after his mother dies of an overdose. This branch of the Cody clan, overseen by J's scheming grandmother, Janine (Jacki Weaver), is heavily involved in various criminal activities, and they quickly indoctrinate the boy into their way of life. However, J is given an opportunity to take a different route when a cop named Leckie (Guy Pearce) seeks to help him leave the family fold.

Academy Award (2010) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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