Weisz, Rachel 1971-

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Weisz, Rachel 1971-


Full name, Rachel Hannah Weisz; surname is pronounced "Vice"; born March 7, 1971, in London, England; daughter of George (an inventor) and Edith (a psychotherapist) Weisz; children: (with director and writer Darren Aronofsky) Henry Chance. Education: Trinity Hall, Cambridge, graduated. Religion: Jewish.


Agent—Jennifer Gabler Rawlings, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Independent Talent Group, Oxford House, 76 Oxford St., London W1D 1BS, England. Manager—Stacy Boniello, The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress and producer. Talking Tongues (theatre company), founder and performer. Appeared in commercials for Revlon cosmetics, 2002; appeared in print advertisements for Burberry London, 2006. X Appeal (charity), patron.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors:

Guardian Student Drama Award, Edinburgh Festival, 1991, for performance with Talking Tongues; London Drama Critics Circle Award, most promising newcomer, 1994, for Design for Living; Genie Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2000, for Sunshine; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actress in an action film, both 2000, for The Mummy; Audience Award nomination, best actress, European Film Awards, 2001, for Enemy at the Gates; Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, 2002, for The Shape of Things; Empire Award nomination, best British actress, 2002, for The Mummy Returns; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie scream scene, 2005, for Constantine; British Independent Film Award, best actress, 2005, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actress, 2005, Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, both best supporting actress, Golden Globe Award, best supporting actress in a motion picture, Britannia Award and London Critics Circle Film Award, both British artist or actress of the year, Film Award nomination, best leading actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Critics Choice Award nomination, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, all best supporting actress, all 2006, all for The Constant Gardener.


Film Appearances:

A N Other personnel manager, Death Machine, Trimark Pictures, 1995.

Dr. Lily Sinclair, Chain Reaction, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Miranda Fox, Stealing Beauty (also known as Dancing by Myself, Beaute volee, and Io ballo da sola), Fox Searchlight, 1996.

Marty Pilcher, Going All the Way, Gramercy, 1997.

Prostitute, Bent, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

(Uncredited) Herself, Take a Number, Castle Hill, 1997.

Agapanthus "Ag," The Land Girls (also known as Trois anglaises en campagne), Gramercy, 1998.

Amy Foster, Swept from the Sea (also known as Amy Foster, Amy Foster: Swept from the Sea, and Balaye par la mer), TriStar, 1998.

Helen, I Want You (also known as Beloved), USA Films, 1999.

Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan, The Mummy, Universal, 1999.

Greta Sors, Sunshine (also known as Taste of Sunshine, A napfeny ize, and Sunshine-ein hauch von sonnenschein), Paramount, 1999.

Lauren Hynde, This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis (documentary), First Run Pictures, 2000.

Petula, Beautiful Creatures, Universal Focus, 2001.

Tania Chernova, Enemy at the Gates (also known as Duell—Enemy at the Gates), Paramount, 2001.

Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan-O'Connell/Princess Nefertiri, The Mummy Returns, Universal, 2001.

Rachel, About a Boy (also known as About a Boy oder: Der tag der toten ente and Pour un garcon), Universal, 2002.

Evelyn Ann Thompson, The Shape of Things (also known as Fausses apparences), Focus Features, 2003.

Lily, Confidence (also known as Confidence: After Dark and En toute confiance), Lionsgate, 2003.

Marlee, Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Debbie Dingman, Envy, DreamWorks, 2004.

Angela Dodson/Isabel Dodson, Constantine, Warner Bros., 2005.

Tessa Quayle, The Constant Gardener (also known as Der ewige gaertner), Focus Features, 2005.

Isabel/Izzi Creo, The Fountain, Warner Bros., 2006.

Voice of Saphira, Eragon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Sue Lynne Copeland, My Blueberry Nights, Weinstein Company, 2007.

Wanda, Fred Claus, Warner Bros., 2007.

Summer Hartley, Definitely, Maybe (also known as Un jour, peut-etre), Universal, 2008.

Penelope Stamp, The Brothers Bloom, Summit Entertainment, 2009.

Film Producer:

The Shape of Things (also known as Fausses apparences), Focus Features, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Sasha Hails, Slight Possession, London, 1991.

Fliss, The Year of the Family, Finborough Theatre, London, 1994.

Gilda, Design for Living, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1994-95.

Catherine, Suddenly Last Summer, Comedy Theatre, London, 1999.

Evelyn, The Shape of Things, Almeida Theatre, London, 2001, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 2001-2002.

Also appeared in The Courtesans, Royal National Studio Theatre, London; and The Detour, Gate Theatre.

Television Appearances; Specials:

What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet, 2003.

(In archive footage) 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies, 2005.

(Uncredited) Tessa Quayle (in archive footage), Alberto Iglesias, el musico fiel, 2006.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001.

Premiere Magazine's 12th Annual Women in Hollywood Awards, AMC, 2005.

Presenter, The 21st Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2006.

Presenter, The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, The WB, 2006.

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2006.

12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2006.

The 78th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2006.

2006 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards, 2006.

Tessa Quayle (in archive footage), XX premios Goya, 2006.

(In archive footage) Fashion Police Academy Awards 2006, 2006.

Presenter, The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2007.

Presenter, The 79th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Arabella Baydon, "Twilight of the Gods," Inspector Morse, 1993.

"About a Boy," VH1 Cast Party, VH1, 2002.

"Keanu Reeves," Filmography, 2005.

Corazon de …, 2006.

Headline News, 2006.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Good Morning Britain (also known as TV-am), 1984.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 2001.

"Runaway Jury," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

Last Call with Carson Daly, 2003.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), 2003.

Tinseltown TV, 2003.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition, and Jon Stewart), 2003, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2003, 2006.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, between 2003 and 2006.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2005.

GMTV, 2005.

Parkinson, 2005.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show, Late Show Backstage, and Letterman), 2005, 2006.

Live with Regis and Kelly, 2005, 2006.

"Constantine: Heaven, Hell, and Beyond," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.

Film '72 (also known as Film 2005, Film 2006, and Film 2007), 2005, 2006, 2007.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2006.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC, 2006.

Tavis Smiley, 2006.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2006.

"Fred Claus," HBO First Look, HBO, 2007.

Martha, 2007.

Sunday Morning Shootout (also known as Hollywood Shootout and Shootout), 2008.

Television Appearances; Other:

Mathilde de la Mole, The Scarlet and the Black (miniseries; also known as Scarlet and Black), BBC, 1993.

Becca, Dirty Something, 1993.

Elaine, White Goods, 1994.

Seventeen, 1994.

Rosie, My Summer with Des (movie), BBC1, 1998.

"Rosebud," Tube Tales, 1999.



Building a Better Mummy, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.

Inside "Enemy at the Gates," 2001.

Tania, Enemy at the Gates: Through the Crosshairs, Paramount, 2001.

Spotlight on Location: The Mummy Returns, Universal Studios Home Video, 2001.

Spotlight on Location: The Making of "About a Boy," Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

The Making of "Runaway Jury," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

Inside "The Fountain:" Death and Rebirth, Warner Home Video, 2007.



Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2006.


Advocate, December 5, 2006, p. 46.

Empire, May, 1998, pp. 62-63.

Interview, November, 1997, p. 94; June, 2001, p. 87; October, 2006, p. 130.

Movieline, April, 1998, p. 14.

Parade, March 11, 2001, p. 14.

People Weekly, May 21, 2001, p. 71.

Theatre Record, February 12, 1995.

Time Out New York, May 3, 2001, pp. 32-33.

USA Today, November 21, 2006, p. 3D.

Vogue, September, 1995, p. 301.