TONI COLLETTE (Michelle) also appeared with Samuel L. Jackson in Paramount's hit thriller "Shaft." She will next be seen opposite Hugh Grant in the comedy "About a Boy" and in Stephen Daldry's "The Hours." Last year, Collette received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the Michael John LaChiusa/George C. Wolfe musical "The Wild Party." Born and raised in Australia, Collette gained instant international recognition with her performance in P.J. Hogan's 1994 Australian film "Muriel's Wedding."
Her breakthrough American film was M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense," in which she played the mother of Haley Joel Osment. Her performance brought her an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Her other films include "Emma," "The Boys," "Velvet Goldmine," "Hotel
Splendide," "The James Gang," "Clockwatchers," "The Pallbearer," "Lilian's Story" and Mark Joffe's "Spotswood" and "Cosi."
Collette was a student at Australia's prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art, and went on to perform for the Velvoir Street Theatre and the Sydney Theater Company.
Collette currently divides her time between Australia, London and the United States.
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