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  • Toni Collette

    Born on November 1, 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

awards & nominations

United States of Tara (2009)

Toni Collette as "Tara"

Suburban housewife and mom Tara Gregson sometimes just doesn't seem like herself, and with good reason: She's living with dissociative identity disorder, a condition that causes her to shift between multiple identities without warning. Her loving husband, Max, copes with the situation as best he can, but neither he nor their teenage kids, Kate and Marshall, can be sure who will greet them when they come home: Tara herself, or "T," a flirty teenager; Buck, a beer-swilling Vietnam vet with a violent streak; Alice, a perfect TV mom right out of the 1950s; or other alter egos in this dark comedy created and written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody ("Juno").

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2010) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2010) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2009) Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Toni Collette as "Sheryl"

The Hoover family -- a man (Greg Kinnear), his wife (Toni Collette), an uncle (Steve Carell), a brother (Paul Dano) and a grandfather (Alan Arkin) -- puts the fun back in dysfunctional by piling into a VW bus and heading to California to support a daughter (Abigail Breslin) in her bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group's quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their interstate route.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Hours (2002)

Toni Collette as "Kitty"

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

About a Boy (2002)

Toni Collette as "Fiona"

A comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant as Will, a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Toni Collette as "Muriel Heslop/Mariel Heslop-Van Arckle"

Socially awkward Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) wants nothing more than to get married. Unfortunately, due to her oppressive politician father (Bill Hunter), Muriel has never even been on a date. Ostracized by her more socially adept friends, Muriel runs into fellow outcast Rhonda Epinstalk (Rachel Griffiths), and the two move from their small Australian town to the big city of Sydney, where Muriel changes her name and begins the arduous task of redesigning her life to match her fantasies.

Golden Globe (1994) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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