In 2011, JACKI WEAVER (Gwendolyn Stoker) was nominated for an Academy
Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' for the film ANIMAL KINGDOM.
She won 'Best Supporting Actress' from the National Board of Review in New York,
also winning Los Angeles Film Critics, San Francisco Film Critics, Virtuoso Award, Satellite
award and nine other American nominations including a Golden Globe.
Weaver made her professional debut in1962 while still a schoolgirl, playing Cinderella at
Sydney's legendary Phillip Theatre. Since then, she's performed in more than 100 plays and
many films and television programs.
Her most recent stage work includes "Uncle Vanya" with Cate Blanchett, (Sydney Theatre
Company, Kennedy Centre Washington DC, Lincoln Centre NYC), "Let the Sunshine," "Prisoner of
Second Avenue" (Queensland Theatre Company), "Death of a Salesman," "Derrida in Love," (Sydney
Ensemble Theatre), "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (South Australian Theatre Company), and the
musical "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."
Recently, Weaver played seven different characters in the one woman play "The Blonde
the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead" as part of a 65 venue national tour, winning her the
Touring Legend Award. Weaver's other on-stage leading roles include "Six Degrees of Separation," "The Real Thing,"
"Born Yesterday," "The Three Sisters," "Love's Labour's Lost," "A Streetcar Named Desire,"
"Shadowlands," "Fred," "Old Masters," "A Hard God," "Soulmates," "Emerald City," "Blithe Spirit," "Joe Egg,"
"The Sisters Rosensweig," "Daylight Saving," "Last Cab to Darwin," "Ruby's Last Dollar," "The Seagull,"
"The Removalists," "Tom," "After Magritte," and "Rockola."
Weaver film roles include COSI, CADDIE, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, THE
REMOVALISTS, STORK PETERSEN, THE PERFECTIONIST, POLLY WE LOVE, THE
FROM MOONOOLOO, SQUIZZY TAYLOR, 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Award-winning film
On television, Weaver starred in the ABC series "House Rules" and "Trial by Marriage,"
both series written especially for her.
Weaver won many 'Best Actress' awards including a Best Actress Logie for "Do I Have
to Kill My Child," three AFI awards for ANIMAL KINGDOM, CADDIE and STORK, a Mo for
Old Masters, a Glug for Last of the Red Hot Lovers, two Variety Heart awards for "Shadowlands"
and "They're Playing Our Song" in which she starred with John Waters for 3 years, also winning a
In 2011, Weaver appeared in THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENTas Emily Blunt's
mother, and in 2012, the Academy Award nominated SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK as the
wife of Robert De Niro, with Brad Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
Weaver's bestselling memoir MUCH LOVE, JAC was published by Allen & Unwin in 2005
and re-released in 2012.
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