Paquin, Anna 1982–

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PAQUIN, Anna 1982


Full name, Anna Helene Paquin; born July 24, 1982, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; raised in New Zealand; daughter of Brian (a high school physical education teacher) and Mary (an English teacher) Paquin. Education: Attended Columbia University. Avocational Interests: Playing the cello and piano, alternative music, photography, singing, reading, gymnastics, rugby, running, skiing, swimming.

Addresses: Agent William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Julie SilvermanYorn, The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist Ina Treciokas, I/D Public Relations, 155 Spring St., Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10012; Lisa Kussell, Baker Winokur Ryder, 909 Third Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Career: Actress. Appeared in commercials.

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award, both best supporting actress, 1993, Academy Award, best supporting actress, 1994, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actress in a motion picture, 1994, all for The Piano; Young Artist Award nomination, Young Artist Foundation, best leading young actress in a feature film, and Young Star Award nomination, Hollywood Reporter, best young actress in a drama film, both 1997, for Fly Away Home; Young Artist Award nomination, best leading young actress in a television movie, pilot, or miniseries, 1998, for The Member of the Wedding; Young Star Award nomination, best young actress in a drama film, 1999, and Young Artist Award nomination, best supporting young actress in a feature film, 2000, both for AWalkonthe Moon; Online Film Critics Society Award (with others), best ensemble, 2000, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, 2001, both for Almost Famous; Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best performance by a younger actor, Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actressscience fiction, and MTV Movie Award nomination (with others), best onscreen team, all 2001, for XMen; Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, and Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actress in a play, both 2002, for The Glory of Living; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Shawn Ashmore), best kiss, 2004, for X2.


Film Appearances:

Flora McGrath, The Piano (also known as La lecon de piano ), Miramax, 1993.

Amy Alden, Fly Away Home (also known as Father Goose and Flying Wild ), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Young Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (also known as Jane Eyre ), Miramax, 1996.

Queen Isabella, Amistad, DreamWorks, 1997.

Donna, Hurlyburly, Fine Line, 1998.

Alison Kantrowitz, A Walk on the Moon (also known as Blouse Man, Kiss the Sky, and Over the Moon ), Miramax, 1999.

Mackenzie Siler, She's All That, Miramax, 1999.

Claire Spence, Finding Forrester, Columbia, 2000.

Marie D'Ancanto/Rogue, XMen (also known as XMen 1.5 ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2000.

Polexia Aphrodisia, Almost Famous, DreamWorks, 2000, director's cut released as Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut, 2001.

Robyn Lee, Buffalo Soldiers (also known as Army Go Home and Buffalo SoldiersArmy Go Home! ), Miramax, 2001.

Tart, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Mary D'Annunzio, 25th Hour, Buena Vista, 2002.

Regina, Darkness, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2002.

Marie D'Ancanto/Rogue, X2 (also known as XMen 2, XMen 2: XMen United, and X2: XMen United ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Frankie Addams, The Member of the Wedding, USA Network, 1997.

Annabel Lee, All the Rage (also known as It's the Rage ), Cinemax, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, XMen: The Mutant Watch, Fox, 2000.

Herself, XPose: X2 Mutants Uncovered, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Herself, The 66th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995.

Herself, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998.

Presenter, The Fifth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 1999.

Herself, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Herself, The Eighth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996.

Voice of Bia, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules ), syndicated, c. 1998.

"What Child Is This?," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Herself, Liquid News, BBC, 2002.

Herself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002, 2004.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Lisa, The Glory of Living, Manhattan Class Company Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Jessica Goldman, This Is Our Youth, Garrick Theatre, London, 2002.

"Drug Buddy" in 6@6 (readings), Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2003.

The Manuscript, Cape Cod Theatre Project, 2003.

Jenny, Roulette, John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Shari, The Distance from Here, Manhattan Class Company, The Duke on 42nd Street, New York City, 2004.



Herself, XMen Production Scrapbook, Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, Behind the Scenes: "Almost Famous "Postcards from the Edge, 2001.

Herself, Behind the Scenes: Finding Forrester, 2001.

Herself, Breaking the Silence: The Making of "Hannibal, " MGM Home Entertainment, 2001.

Herself, FX2: Visual Effects (also known as The Visual Effects of XMen ), Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, Spike Lee's "25th Hour ": The Evolution of an American Filmmaker, Touchstone Home Video, 2003.

Herself, The Uncanny Suspects, Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, The Second Uncanny Issue of XMen! Making "X2, " Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, XFactor: The Look of "XMen, " Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Voice of Sheeta for English version, Tenku no shiro Rapyuta (anime; also known as Castle in the Sky and Laputa: Castle in the Sky ), 2003.



Chicago Tribune, April 29, 1999.

Cinefantastique, August, 2000.

Detour, April, 1999.

Entertainment Weekly, March, 1994, p. 54.

Interview, January/April, 2001, p. 55.

Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2004.

New York Times, November 15, 1998, p. 28.

Parade, August 3, 2003, p. 22.

People Weekly, April 15, 1996, pp. 15659; April 8, 2002, p. 114.

Premiere, "Women in Hollywood" issue, 2000.

React, May 10, 1999.

Time, April 4, 1994, p. 80.

Venice, January, 1999.