Anna Helene Paquin is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning, Emmy-nominated, New Zealand actress. Her breakthrough performance was in the New Zealand film The Piano, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1993. This made her the second youngest winner in history at the age of 11.She is also the first Canadian-born actress to win Best Supporting Actress.
"Honestly, if you're trying to get past a bouncer , distract them with how cute your puppy is and they won't ask any questions."- Anna Paquin, on how she used to get into nightclubs
"If I don`t do laundry today, I`m gonna have to buy new clothes tomorrow."
"I just do what feels right. I think the great thing about getting to do what I do is that you can try out being a different person without having to screw up your life to do it."
"I'd really like to get to do some fighting, some martial arts training, because I think that would be really fun... I do gymnastics and ballet, and I'm very, very into the physically acrobatic end of sport."
"Well, the years from 10 to 20, when your body, mind and everything is like changing every five minutes, can be pretty torturing. And most of the interesting characters, I think, are somewhat tortured or torturous. I'm 20 now, so I'm only just an adult. "
"None of the characters I`ve played are really like me. That would be boring. It wouldn`t be acting."
Even if it might not be Anna Paquin's style to vamp it up, she still has enough beauty and intelligence to make her eminently attractive. There's a vulnerability to her that only adds to her allure; at the same time, though, Anna Paquin has the emotional grounding that would make her an ideal companion.
Anna Paquin's emergent sexuality has been put to good use in her more recent roles. Her portrayal of a vampire in the TV show True Blood and playing an enticing-yet-vulnerable teen in Spike Lee's 25th Hour are two examples, but perhaps one of her sexier characters was Rogue, one of the X-Men who discovers she has superpowers when she receives her first kiss.
It was in New Zealand in 1991 that Paquin became an actress by chance. Director Jane Campion was looking for a little girl to play a key role in The Piano, set to film in New Zealand, and a newspaper advertisement was run announcing an open audition. Paquin's sister read the advert and went to try out with a friend; Paquin herself tagged along because she had nothing better to do. When Campion met Paquin—whose only acting experience had been as a skunk in a school play—she was very impressed with the nine-year-old's performance of the monologue about Flora's father, and she was chosen from among the 5000 candidates.
When The Piano was released in 1993 it was lauded by critics, won prizes at a number of film festivals, and eventually became a popular movie among a wide audience. Paquin's debut performance in the film earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of eleven, making her the second-youngest Oscar winner in history after Tatum O'Neal
The Piano was made as a small independent movie and wasn't intended to be widely known, and Paquin and her family didn't plan to continue in the acting circles. However, she was invited to the William Morris Agency, and she kept receiving offers for new roles. She systematically refused them, but she did appear in three commercials for the phone company MCI (now Verizon). She also appeared as a voice in an audio book entitled The Magnificent Nose in 1994.
In 1996, she appeared in two movies. The first role was as young Jane in Jane Eyre. The other was a lead part in Fly Away Home playing a young girl who, after her mother dies, moves in with her father and finds solace in taking care of orphaned goslings
Paquin returned to worldwide prominence with her role as Rogue in the blockbuster X-Men movie in 2000,its sequel X2: X-Men United in 2003, and its third installment X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006.
In the summer of 2006, she completed filming Blue State. She executive-produced the film, the film having been made by Paquin Films, a production company formed by both her and her brother, Andrew Paquin. In November 2006, she completed Margaret. This film is now scheduled for release in 2009, according to imdb.com.
In 2007, Paquin received an Emmy Award nomination for Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for her role as Elaine Goodale in the HBO's made-for-TV movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on Dee Brown's bestseller. She also received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in similar categories.
In 2008, Paquin appeared as Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood, her first role in a TV series. The show is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Paquin won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series for her role in the show, and also won a Satellite Award in a similar category. A second season of the show has been commissioned, and is currently in production. It is scheduled to air in May 2009.
anna paquin wins golden globe
At the 2009 Golden Globes, Anna Paquin took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for her work on True Blood. She also made AM's Top 99 Most Desirable Women, coming in at No. 71.
- The Glory of Living; MCC Theater, New York, 2001 - Lisa (Won Theatre World Award (Outstanding Actress) in 2002 for the role)
- This is Our Youth; Garrick Theatre, London, 2002 - Jessica Goldman (Nominated for Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Actress) for the role)
- Manuscript (Reading); Falmouth Academy, New York, 2003 - Elizabeth Hawkins
- Drug Buddy (Reading); Manhattan Theater Club, 2003 - Wendy
- Roulette; Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York, 2004 - Jenny
- The Distance From Here; MCC Theater, New York, 2004 - Shari (Won Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Cast Ensemble) in 2004)
- The 24 Hour Plays, South Of The Border; MCC Theater, 2004 - Maylene
- After Ashley; Vineyard Theatre, New York, 2005 - Julie Bell
- Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead; (Reading); Westside Theatre, New York, 2005 - Marcy
- The 24 Hour Plays, The Blizzard; MCC Theater, 2006 - Jenny
- 1993 - LAFCA Award - Best Supporting Actress for The Piano
- 1994 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress for The Piano
- 2001 - Online Film Critics Society Awards - Best Ensemble Cast Performance for Almost Famous
- 2005 - Gotham Awards - Best Ensemble Cast for The Squid and the Whale
- 2008 - Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Series, Drama for True Blood
- 2009 - Golden Globe Award - Best Actress in a Television Drama Series for True Blood
Height 5' 4?" (164 cm)
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Star Sign Leo