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RACHEL WEISZ (Wanda) is an Academy Award-winning actress known for portraying women of incredible spirit and intelligence, and who continues to seek out challenging projects and roles both on screen and on stage. She received an Academy Award for her performance in Fernando Meirelles' "The Constant Gardener,” based on the best-selling John le Carré novel. Her performance also garnered a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, a British Independent Film Award and several film critics awards.

Weisz is currently filming Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lovely Bones.” She stars as Abigail Salmon, the mother of Susie, a young girl who is murdered but continues to observe her family on Earth after her death and witnesses the impact of her demise on her loved ones. Weisz recently wrapped production on Rian Johnson's international con man adventure "The Brothers Bloom,” opposite Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo. She will also star in Adam Brooks' upcoming romantic comedy "Definitely, Maybe,” opposite Ryan Reynolds. The film is set for release on February 14, 2008. Last year, Weisz wrapped production on "My Blueberry Nights” directed by Wong Kar Wai. The romantic comedy also stars Jude Law, Norah Jones and Natalie Portman, and premiered on opening night at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Weisz also starred in Darren Aronofsky's 2006 sci-fi fantasy "The Fountain,” opposite Hugh Jackman. Her other recent film credits include Francis Lawrence's hit thriller "Constantine,” Gary Fleder's "Runaway Jury,” James Foley's "Confidence” and Chris and Paul Weitz's "About a Boy.” She is known to audiences worldwide for her lead role opposite Brendan Fraser in Stephen Sommers' blockbuster movies "The Mummy” and "The Mummy Returns.” Weisz also starred in Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Enemy at the Gates,” Michael Winterbottom's "I Want You,” David Leland's "The Land Girls,” Beeban Kidron's "Swept from the Sea” and Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty.”

Weisz received critical acclaim for her work in "The Shape of Things,” which also marked her first venture into producing. She had previously starred in writer-director Neil LaBute's staging of his original play of the same name, in both London and New York. For her performance in Sean Mathias' U.K. staging of Noel Coward's "Design for Living,” Weisz garnered a London Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Newcomer. She also starred in the West End production of Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly Last Summer,” also directed by Mathias.

Weisz began her career as a student at Cambridge University where she formed the Talking Tongues Theatre Group, which performed numerous experimental pieces and won the prestigious Guardian Award at the Edinburgh Festival.


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