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Anna Paquin is a Kiwi film, theatre and television actress known for her roles in movies like ‘The Piano’, ‘Fly Away Home’, and ‘X-Men

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BirthdayJuly 24, 1982
NationalityCanadian, New Zealander
FamousBisexual, Lesbians, True Blood Cast, Columbia University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
SpousesStephen Moyer
SiblingsAndrew (1977) Katya
Known asAnna Helene Paquin
Childrens Billy, Lilac
Universities
  • Columbia University
  • Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School
  • Wellington Girls' College Windward School Columbia University
Notable Alumnis
  • Columbia University
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Paquin Films
Birth PlaceWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Born CountryCanada
Height165cm
GenderFemale
FatherBrian Paquin
MotherMary Paquin
Net Worth$14 million
Sun SignLeo
Born inWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Who is Anna Paquin?

Anna Paquin is a Canadian-born Kiwi film, theatre and television actress known for her roles in movies like ‘The Piano’, ‘Fly Away Home’, and ‘X-Men.’ She entered the world of big screen as a child artist in ‘The Piano’ for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the age of 11. She had not planned to become an actress, it just happened that way. Following her success in her debut film, she received many offers for roles which she declined in order to focus on her studies. However, at the age of 14 she returned to the movie world by accepting roles in ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Fly away Home.’ She played the powerful mutant Rogue in the first of the X-Men series, ‘X-Men’ in 2000, a role which catapulted her to worldwide fame. She portrayed the same character in the sequels ‘X2’ and ‘X-Men: The Last Stand.’ She also made appearances on the small screen, notably, as Elaine Goodale in ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’ for which she received her first Emmy nomination. Offers of roles in other T.V shows followed and she was cast in the HBO series ‘True Blood’ and a CBS T.V film ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.’

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Childhood & Early Life

Anna Paquin was born in Canada as the daughter of Mary and Brian Paquin. Both her parents were teachers and she has two elder siblings. Her family moved to New Zealand when she was four.

She was a talented child and could play the piano and cello. She took part in a variety of activities like ballet, gymnastics, swimming, etc. She began her secondary education in New Zealand, but completed her high school diploma at Windward School in Los Angeles, U.S.

Career

Her career as an actress began in 1991 when nine year old Anna auditioned for a role in Jane Campion’s movie ‘The Piano.’ Campion was very impressed by Anna even though the little girl had no prior experience in acting. Anna was selected and the movie was released in 1993.

In 1996, she acted in two movies; first as the young Jane in ‘Jane Eyre’ and the second as Amy Alden in the family drama and comedy ‘Fly Away Home.’

She starred in many other films as a teenager: ‘Hurlyburly’ (1998), ‘A Walk on the Moon’ (1999), ‘She’s All that’ (1999), and ‘Almost Famous’ (2000).

She bagged the role of Rogue, a powerful mutant, in ‘X-Men’ (2000), the first movie of the series, and following its success, played the same role in its sequels ‘X2’(2003) and ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ (2006).

She formed a production company ‘Paquin Films’ in collaboration with her brother Andrew, and co-produced and starred in the romantic comedy ‘Blue State’ in 2007.

She made her first T.V appearance in HBO’s T.V film ‘Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee’ in 2007 where she played Elaine Goodale, a reformer from New England, scoring her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

She got her first role in a T.V series when she was cast as Sookie Stackhouse in the T.V drama series ‘True Blood’ in 2008. The series focuses on the adventures of Sookie, a waitress with telepathic powers.

In 2009, Paquin played the lead role in another T.V film, ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’ a biographical film based on the life of a Polish social worker who helped thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

In spite of being a talented actress, she has also had her share of flops. Her 2010 film ‘The Romantics’, a romantic comedy was an utter failure at the box office.

She appeared in a cameo in the film ‘Scream 4’ in 2011 and lent her voice to the character of Kristin in an episode of ‘Phineas and Ferb.’ Her drama film ‘Margaret’ which was scheduled for release in 2007 but had been delayed due to legal reasons was finally released in 2011.

She did not act in any movies during 2012 due to her pregnancy and the subsequent birth of her twin kinds.

Major Works

Paquin’s biggest success came as a child artist when she was cast as Flora McGrath, the daughter of a mute pianist, in Jane Campion’s ‘The Piano’ (1993). The film was a commercial as well as a critical success.

Her comedy drama film ‘Almost Famous’ (2000), which covered the story of a teenage journalist received positive reviews from critics and bagged several Oscar nominations.

Her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress, in the T.V drama series ‘True Blood’ (2008) was greatly appreciated by industry experts and she received many awards and nominations for this role.

In ‘Margaret’ (2009), she played the role of Lisa Cohen, a teenage student who gets involved in a lengthy lawsuit to avenge for the wrongful death of a woman. Paquin bagged several awards and nominations for the film.

Awards & Achievements

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing Flora McGrath in her debut film, ‘The Piano’ in 1993 when she was just 11.

In 2008, she was awarded the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Drama Series for the T.V series ‘True Blood.’ She also won the Golden globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for the same.

She was named Actress of the Year by the London Film Critics Circle in 2011 for her film ‘Margaret.’

Personal Life & Legacy

She married actor and director, Stephen Moyer in 2010. They have twin kids. Moyer also has two children from previous relationships.

She has publicly come out as bisexual and an advocate for LGBT equality. She also supports charities like the Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Trivia

She is second youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award at 11, only behind Tatum O’Neal who won the award at 10.

Her hobbies include photography, swimming, skiing, reading, and knitting.

She is a vegetarian and loves pets.

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Anna Paquin awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

1994Best Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Piano (1993)

Golden Globe Awards

2009Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaTrue Blood (2008)

Anna Paquin biography timelines

  • // 1991
    Her career as an actress began in 1991 when nine year old Anna auditioned for a role in Jane Campion’s movie ‘The Piano.’ Campion was very impressed by Anna even though the little girl had no prior experience in acting. Anna was selected and the movie was released in 1993.
  • // 1993
    She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing Flora McGrath in her debut film, ‘The Piano’ in 1993 when she was just 11.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she acted in two movies; first as the young Jane in ‘Jane Eyre’ and the second as Amy Alden in the family drama and comedy ‘Fly Away Home.’
  • // 2000
    Her comedy drama film ‘Almost Famous’ (2000), which covered the story of a teenage journalist received positive reviews from critics and bagged several Oscar nominations.
  • // 2007
    She formed a production company ‘Paquin Films’ in collaboration with her brother Andrew, and co-produced and starred in the romantic comedy ‘Blue State’ in 2007.
  • // 2007
    She made her first T.V appearance in HBO’s T.V film ‘Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee’ in 2007 where she played Elaine Goodale, a reformer from New England, scoring her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
  • // 2008
    She got her first role in a T.V series when she was cast as Sookie Stackhouse in the T.V drama series ‘True Blood’ in 2008. The series focuses on the adventures of Sookie, a waitress with telepathic powers.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she was awarded the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Drama Series for the T.V series ‘True Blood.’ She also won the Golden globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for the same.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, Paquin played the lead role in another T.V film, ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’ a biographical film based on the life of a Polish social worker who helped thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
  • // 2010
    In spite of being a talented actress, she has also had her share of flops. Her 2010 film ‘The Romantics’, a romantic comedy was an utter failure at the box office.
  • // 2010
    She married actor and director, Stephen Moyer in 2010. They have twin kids. Moyer also has two children from previous relationships.
  • // 2011
    She appeared in a cameo in the film ‘Scream 4’ in 2011 and lent her voice to the character of Kristin in an episode of ‘Phineas and Ferb.’ Her drama film ‘Margaret’ which was scheduled for release in 2007 but had been delayed due to legal reasons was finally released in 2011.
  • // 2011
    She was named Actress of the Year by the London Film Critics Circle in 2011 for her film ‘Margaret.’

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Anna Paquin's FAQ

  • What is Anna Paquin birthday?

    Anna Paquin was born at 1982-07-24

  • Where is Anna Paquin's birth place?

    Anna Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • What is Anna Paquin nationalities?

    Anna Paquin's nationalities is Canadian,New Zealander

  • Who is Anna Paquin spouses?

    Anna Paquin's spouses is Stephen Moyer

  • Who is Anna Paquin siblings?

    Anna Paquin's siblings is Andrew (1977) Katya

  • Who is Anna Paquin childrens?

    Anna Paquin's childrens is Billy, Lilac

  • What was Anna Paquin universities?

    Anna Paquin studied at Columbia University, Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School, Wellington Girls' College Windward School Columbia University

  • What was Anna Paquin notable alumnis?

    Anna Paquin's notable alumnis is Columbia University

  • Which company or organization was founded by Anna Paquin?

    Anna Paquin was the founder/co-founder of Paquin Films

  • How tall is Anna Paquin?

    Anna Paquin's height is 165

  • Who is Anna Paquin's father?

    Anna Paquin's father is Brian Paquin

  • Who is Anna Paquin's mother?

    Anna Paquin's mother is Mary Paquin

  • What is Anna Paquin's sun sign?

    Anna Paquin is Leo