Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz (pronounced 'Vice') was born in London, England in early 1971. Her mother, Edith, is a Viennese-born psychotherapist. Her father, George, is a Hungarian-born inventor who came up with a new type of artificial respirator. She was born into a rough history; both parents family's had been forced to flee their respective countries during the oppression during the 30s.

British stage and film actress Rachel Weisz stood out from the pack of emerging U.K. actresses in the 1990s with her exotic, decidedly un-British looks, as well as the fierce intelligence of a woman who had been on a fast track to academia before early stage success altered her path. Weisz founded an innovative comedy group at Cambridge, but her film career mainly centered on ambitious, independent dramas until Hollywood invited her into the fray with roles in several comedy and adventure blockbusters. Alternately cast as the deceptively smart sex bomb, the pensive outsider, and the fierce independent in films of wildly unpredictable quality, Weisz was officially bumped up to top drawer projects when she earned Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA awards for her starring role in the 2005 film adaptation of John LeCarre’s “The Constant Gardner.”

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