TONI COLLETTE (Kitty), born in
Sydney, Australia. became an international name in the title role of P.J. Hogan's
1994 hit "Muriel's Wedding," for which she received a Golden Globe
nomination and won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Performance by
an Actress in a Leading Role and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for
Most recently, she was seen with Hugh Grant in "About a
Boy" and with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson in Paramount's
"Changing Lanes." She also appeared with Jackson in Paramount's hit
action thriller, "Shaft," and shortly afterward, made her New York
stage debut in 2000 in the Michael John LaChiusa/George C. Wolfe Broadway
musical "The Wild Party," for which she received a Tony nomination.
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
She made her film debut in Mark Joffe's
"Spotswood" opposite Anthony Hopkins. She went on to star in "Cosi,"
"Lilian's Story," for which she won the Australian Film Institute
Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and
"Emma," alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom she was reunited in
"The Pallbearer." Her other films include "The James Gang," "The
Boys," "Hotel Splendide," "Clockwatchers," Todd Haynes' "Velvet Goldmine" and Peter
Greenaway's "8? Women."
In 2001, she appeared with Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear and
Andie McDowell in the HBO production of the play, "Dinner with
Collette has just completed filming the Australian project,
"Japanese Story," shot in Western Australia.
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