ABOUT A BOY
TONI COLLETTE (Fiona) first came to attention and captured the hearts of
movie audiences with her touching performance in Muriel's Wedding, for
which she won the Australian Film Industry Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a
Leading Role, the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress, and a Golden
More recently, she played Haley Joel Osmont's distraught mother in the international hit, The Sixth Sense, for which she received an Academy
nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was also seen in John Singleton's
remake of Shaft, starring Samuel L Jackson.
Collette has recently completed filming on Stephen Daldry's adaptation of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Hours, with
Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep, and on Roger Michell's Changing Lanes with
Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson. Both films are due for release in 2002.
She first appeared on the movie scene in 1991 in Mark Joffe's Spotswood,
for which she was nominated for the Australian Film Industry Award for Best
Actress in a Supporting Role. In 1996 she starred in Lillian's Story, for which
she won the Australian Film Industry Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Collette has
appeared in The Pallbearer and Emma, and played the vamp in Todd Haynes's
glam-rock odyssey Velvet Goldmine. Other film credits include Peter Greenaway's 8.5 Women,
The Boys (for which she won the Australian Film Industry's Award for Best Actress in a
Supporting Role), and the comedy films Clockwatchers and Cosi.
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