Anna Paquin

Actor
It was unclear which fact was more extraordinary about Anna Paquin - that she won an Academy Award at age 11 for her performance in "The Piano" (1993), or after her win, that she had no plans to continue acting. Movieg ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

Ramsey (Voice)

Free Ride 2014 (Movie)

Christina (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

True Blood 2008 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

Rogue (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Straight A's 2013 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Free Ride 2012 (Movie)

Christina (Actor)

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Margaret 2011 (Movie)

Lisa Cohen (Actor)

Phineas and Ferb 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Graham Norton Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Romantics 2010 (Movie)

Lila (Actor)

Open House 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Trick 'r Treat 2007 (Movie)

Laurie (Actor)

Blue State 2006 (Movie)

Chloe Hamon (Actor)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Marie/Rogue (Actor)

Joan of Arc 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Steamboy 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Ray Steam (Actor)

The Squid and the Whale 2005 (Movie)

Lili (Actor)

Darkness 2004 (Movie)

Regina (Actor)

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffalo Soldiers 2003 (Movie)

Robyn Lee (Actor)

X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

Rogue (Actor)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

Mary D'Annunzio (Actor)

Tart 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

Polexia Aphrodisia (Actor)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

Claire Spence (Actor)

It's The Rage 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

Rogue (Actor)

X-Men: The Mutant Watch 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

Alison Kantrowitz (Actor)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

MacKenzie Siler (Actor)

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Amistad 1997 (Movie)

Queen Isabella (Actor)

The Member of the Wedding 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

Young Jane (Actor)

Fly Away Home 1996 (Movie)

Amy Alden (Actor)

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Piano 1993 (Movie)

Flora McGrath (Actor)

The Member of the Wedding (Movie)

Frankie Addams (Actor)
Producer (2)

Free Ride 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Free Ride 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

It was unclear which fact was more extraordinary about Anna Paquin - that she won an Academy Award at age 11 for her performance in "The Piano" (1993), or after her win, that she had no plans to continue acting. Movieg rs were thankful for her later change of heart, as the Canadian actress continued to give thoughtful, complex and occasionally seductive turns as an adult in a wide variety of projects ranging from big-budget blockbusters like the "X-Men" franchise to independent fare like Noah Bambauch's "The Squid and the Whale" (2005). But it was her foray onto the small screen that allowed for her most compelling performances, particularly as a 19th-century schoolteacher who campaigns for Native American rights in the Emmy-winning miniseries, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (HBO, 2007), for which she received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Paquin also shined in her first regular series television role, playing barmaid and telepath Sookie Stackhouse on Alan Ball's acclaimed "True Blood" (HBO, 2008- ), which only added to an already impressive career for the young actress.

Relationships

Kieran Culkin Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2006

Stephen Moyer Actor

Husband
Co-starred on HBO series "True Blood" Announced engagement August 2009 Married Aug. 21, 2010 in Malibu, CA

Brian Paquin

Father
Separated from Paquin's mother in 1995

Mary Paquin

Mother
Separated from Paquin's father in 1995

Andrew Paquin

Brother
Born c. 1977 Attended Harvard

Katya Paquin

Sister
Born c. 1980

EDUCATION

Hutt Intermediate School

1994 - 1995

Windward School

Los Angeles , California
Graduated

Columbia University

New York , New York 2000

Milestones

2011

Played a young woman who feels certain she caused a tragic car accident in New York City in the drama feature "Margaret"; filming began in 2005 and spent over five years in post-production

2010

Co-starred in the ensemble romantic comedy "The Romantics"

2009

Portrayed Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker who smuggled Jewish children to safety during World War II, in the CBS movie "The Courageous Heart Of Irena"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV movie

2008

Played telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse on the HBO series "True Blood"; earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2009 for Best Actress in a Drama Series

2007

Played an Army deserter in "Blue State," a romantic comedy she co-produced with her brother Andrew Paquin

2007

Portrayed schoolteacher Elaine Goodale in the HBO Films original movie "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee"; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

2006

Reprised the role of Rogue in the third installment of the "X-Men" series, "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2005

Cast as a flirtatious female student in Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale" opposite Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney

2003

Cast as the sergeant's daughter in "Buffalo Soldiers"

2003

Reprised role of Rogue in "X-Men 2"

2002

Cast in Spike Lee's drama feature "The 25th Hour"

2002

London stage debut in "This Is Our Youth"

2001

Made NYC stage debut in "The Glory of Living," directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman

2000

Appeared in "Finding Forrester" opposite F Murray Abraham and Sean Connery

2000

Portrayed Rogue, a genetic mutant who can suck the life from any being, in the big screen version of the Marvel Comic adventure "X-Men"

2000

Played Polexia Aphrodesia, a soulful groupie in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"

1999

Played Freddie Prinze Jr's younger sister in the frothy teen comedy "She's All That"

1999

Appeared as a rebellious hippie chick in the 1960s drama "A Walk on the Moon"

1998

Co-starred with Kevin Spacey and Sean Penn as a teen vamp in "Hurlyburly"

1997

Made cameo appearance as the Queen of Spain in the Steven Spielberg directed "Amistad"

1997

U.S. TV acting debut, played Frankie in the USA Network remake of "The Member of the Wedding"

1996

Played foster mother to a flock of geese in the family film "Fly Away Home"

1994

Starred in a series of commercials for MCI

1993

Became the second youngest Oscar winner of all time (to date) when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her big-screen debut in "The Piano"

1992

Beat out 5,000 girls for the part of Holly Hunter's daughter in Jane Campion's period love story "The Piano"

First acting experience as a skunk in a school ballet

Bonus Trivia

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"I was the right height." – Paquin to London's Daily Telegraph about why she beat out 5,000 girls for the role of Flora in "The Piano," Nov. 27, 1999

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"I had no idea what the Oscars were, and I wasn't expecting to have to do anything. I didn't want to go up and talk with all these people staring at me, waiting for me to say something. Those types of things aren't too fun when you're little." – Paquin to Detour, April 1999

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"I asked her to say goodbye to a hotel room she'd stayed in for a few days, where stuff had happened, and I must have watched that tape a thousand times. It was so great." – Cameron Crowe on why he hired Paquin to co-star in his untitled 2000 project, quoted in The Observer, March 5, 2000

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"I don't do parts where I can't find something that I understand about the character. I want to make the character realistic enough that the audience will be able to relate to her. I try to be that character. I will try to react like that character." – Paquin in Cinefantastique, August 2000

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Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Canada, lived there until she was four, and then moved to her mother's native New Zealand. In 2000, she moved to Los Angeles, CA.

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In spring 2000, Paquin planned to follow Claire Danes and Natalie Portman into Ivy League education, scaling down her acting work to concentrate on psychology.

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Paquin was a vegetarian and an avid photographer.

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In 2010, while she was recording a public service announcement for the True Colors Fund (a nonprofit organization founded by Cyndi Lauper to support the LGBT community), Paquin declared that she was a bisexual.

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