Toni Collette

Antonia "Toni" Collette ( born 1 November 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian actress and singer as well as among other Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning actress.


Toni Collette is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art She made her breakthrough as Muriel in the Australian comedy Muriel's Wedding (1994). She has received awards for this role with the Australian Film Awards and was nominated in 1996 for a Golden Globe. The success of the film in the United States also made it to Hollywood attention and she took first roles. Also on Broadway, she began playing the theater, for which she received several Tony Award nominations. One of her most famous roles was the mother of protagonist Cole ( Haley Joel Osment ) in the thriller The Sixth Sense, for which she was nominated in 2000 for Best Supporting Actress for an Oscar. This success Collette was in 2006 with the TV movie Tsunami - The Killer Wave and the Oscar-winning comedy Little Miss Sunshine tie for which they a year later received two Golden Globe nominations. In 2007, she was appointed to the jury of the 60th Cannes Film Festival.

July 7, 2007 Collette appeared with her ​​band, Toni Collette & the Finish at the Live Earth concert in Sydney and sang the song Children of the Revolution.

From 2009 to 2011 Collette was seen as the lead actress in the three seasons of the series developed by Diablo Cody United States of Tara the transmitter Showtime in U.S. television. The role of dissociative identity disorder suffering wife earned her an Emmy in 2009, 2010, Golden Globe and other awards and nominations.

In March 2012, she landed a supporting role in Sacha Gervasi 's biopic Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.


Since January 11, 2003 Collette has been married to Dave Galafassi. Both have a daughter born in early 2008, April 2011 was followed by a son.

Collette is actively involved in the animal rights organization PETA.

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