THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
One of today's rising screen stars,
MIA WASIKOWSKA is
currently at work on another Focus Features movie, Jane Eyre,
in which she stars in the title role of Cary Fukunaga's new
version of the classic novel. She was most recently seen in
the title role of another retelling of a classic story, Tim
Burton's Alice in Wonderland, with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham
Carter, and Anne Hathaway.
A trained ballerina turned actress, Ms. Wasikowska began her
career in her home country of Australia. She landed a
recurring role on the popular television medical drama All
Saints. Her first major screen role was in Paul Goldman's
Suburban Mayhem, for which she received an Australian Film
Institute Award nomination. Among her other early features
were Peter Carstairs' September and Greg Mclean's Rogue, the
latter with Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan, and Sam
Worthington. She also starred in several notable short films
for writer/directors, including Sonia Whiteman's Lens Love
Story; Claire McCarthy's Skin; Samantha Rebillet's Cosette;
Sean Kruck's Summer Breaks; and Spencer Susser's I Love Sarah
Jane, in the title role.
Ms. Wasikowska made her U.S. debut with an acclaimed
portrayal on the television series In Treatment, starring
opposite Gabriel Byrne in multiple episodes. In recognition
of her performance, she was honored by the Los Angeles-based
organization Australians in Film with the Breakthrough
Since then, she has been seen on-screen in Edward Zwick's
Defiance, with Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, and Liev Schreiber;
Mira Nair's Amelia, opposite Hilary Swank and Richard Gere;
and with Hal Holbrook in Scott Teems' That Evening Sun, for
which Ms. Wasikowska earned a Spirit Award nomination for
Best Supporting Female.
She will next be seen starring alongside Henry Hopper in Gus
Van Sant's Restless.
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