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Rachel Weisz Biography

Rachel Weisz
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Birth Nation: United Kingdom
  • Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Aries
  • Name: Rachel Weisz
  • Birth Name: Rachel Hannah Weisz
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birth Place/City: Westminster
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Film Actress
  • Net Worth: $30 Million
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 34-24-34
  • Weight in KG: 57 KG
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Daniel Craig (m. 2011)
  • Children: Henry Aronofsky
  • Education: St Paul's Girls School
  • Movies: The Mummy 1999
  • TV Show: Screen Two
  • Siblings: Minnie Weisz
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Rachel Weisz is a British-American actress. She was born on 7th March 1970, in London, UK to Hungarian Jewish immigrants, an inventor George Weisz, and her Austrian-born mother, who left Vienna in the 1930s. She has a sister Minnie, who is a curator and photographer.

Rachel stepped into the world of modeling when she was only 14, and started acting while continuing her studies at Cambridge University. Talking Tongues was a theater company formed by her, which won the Guardian Award, at the Edinburgh Festival.  For her role in Design For Living, she was voted the Most Promising Newcomer by the London Critics' Circle.

She started her career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge in the early 1990s. She further boosted her career by appearing in the detective drama Inspector Morse, a British series Scarlet and Black and the television film Advocates II. The British beauty's debut movie was a sci-fi movie Death Machine (1994). Her first major role came in the action cinema Chain Reaction (1996), opposite Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.

Some of the movies she has appeared in include, Stealing Beauty (1996), The Mummy (1999), The Mummy returns(2001), Enemy at the Gates (2001), About a Boy (2002), The Shape of Things (2003), The Constant Gardener (2005) and Constantine (2005) for which Weisz won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award.

This British actor-model's movie The Constant Gardener (2005) was a great milestone in her career as she won the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture in Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for her role. She was also nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in BAFTA Award. The role also led to her to be crowned British Actress of the Year by the London Critics' Circle Film Award.

She was married to and had a child with “Requiem for a Dream” director Darren Aronofsky. Her son was named  Henry Aronofsky. She got divorced with thefilm director in 2010. Rachel recently (early 2011) married James Bond star, Daniel Craig in a private ceremony in New York, U.S.A. It is rumored that they became close during the promotional campaign for American psychological thriller, Dream House(2011)

She is also active on networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.  She is also one of the most searched celebrities in American cinema. The Mummy returns actress has net worth  of around 40 million dollars and  her major source of  income  is television and movie  assignments.

This gifted actress has a height of 1.7 m, weighing 57 kg. This hazel eyed actress has a body measurement of 34-24-34. She is an incredible actress with a huge fan following around the world. 

  • Last modified : 06 October, 2015
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