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RACHEL WEISZ (Summer Hartley) is known for portraying women of incredible spirit and intelligence and continues to seek out challenging projects and roles both on screen and on stage.

Weisz received overwhelming critical praise and awards from the Screen Actors Guild, the Golden Globes and an Academy Award® for her performance in The Constant Gardener, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and based on the best-selling John le Carré novel.

Weisz is currently in production on Peter Jackson's adaptation Lovely Bones for DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures. She stars as Abigail Salmon, devastated by the loss of her daughter, Susie Salmon, who is murdered but continues to observe her family on earth after her death. Weisz stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Susan Sarandon.

Weisz will star in Wong Kar Wei's first English language directorial debut My Blueberry Nights. The romantic comedy also stars Jude Law, Norah Jones and Natalie Portman and is the story of a young woman (Jones) who travels across America to find the true meaning of love while encountering offbeat characters along the way. The film premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and is slated to be released February 18th, 2008.

Weisz will also star in Rian Johnson's International con man adventure The Brothers Bloom, opposite Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo. Summit Entertainment is scheduled to release the film late summer/early fall 2008.

Weisz's previous film credits include David Dobkin's Fred Claus, opposite Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti; Darren Aronofsky's much-anticipated sci-fi/romantic fantasy adventure The Fountain, opposite Hugh Jackman; Francis Lawrence's hit thriller Constantine; Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury; James Foley's Confidence; and Chris and Paul Weitz's About a Boy. Audiences worldwide know her 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 Focus Features' 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 City.

Her performance in Sean Mathias' U.K. staging of Noel Coward's Design for Living garnered her the London Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Newcomer. She also starred in the West End production of Suddenly Last Summer, 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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