Jacki Weaver

Actor

Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

BIOGRAPHY

Australian theatre, film, and television actress Jacqueline Ruth Weaver is known internationally for her performances in Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Born in Sydney, Australia, Jackie was a migrant from the United Kingdom, and her father, Arthur Weaver, was a Sydney solicitor and while she had decided to pursue her scholarship in sociology, she had stumbled upon acting. Weaver's film debut came with 1971's Stork for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award and in the 1970s, Weaver gained a sex-symbol reputation thanks to her performances in the likes of 'Alvin Purple'. Weaver made her Hollywood debut with the comedy The Five-Year Engagement, alongside Emily Blunt and Jason Segel. Weaver was nominated for an Academy Award for her role opposite Robert De Niro in the film Silver Linings Playbook. Married to David Price from 1966 to 1970 before divorcing and marrying Max Hensser in 1975, Jackie is currently married to Sean Taylor and has two children from her previous marriage. Jackie Weaver is currently the Patron of Ballarat National Theatre, a volunteer Theatre Group in Ballarat, Australia and a supporter of the Australian Labor Party.

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