Actor / Comedian
Date Of Birth:
14 October 1989
Place Of Birth:
Australian actress Mia Wasikowska came to international attention when she played the title role in Tim Burton's 2010 film version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. A native of Canberra, she studied ballet as a child and turned to acting when she was 15. After some TV and film work in Australia, Wasikowska moved to Los Angeles to be in the cable drama In Treatment (2008). Her portrayal of a suicidal teen earned critical praise and led to more work in American movies, including Defiance (2008, starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber) and Amelia (2009, starring Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart). In Burton's Alice, Wasikowska co-starred with Johnny Depp and carried a blockbuster movie, appearing in almost every scene. Since then, Wasikowska has appeared in dozens of films, often in a supporting role or as the third lead. Her other films include The Kids Are All Right (2010, with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore); Jane Eyre (2011, with Michael Fassbender); Lawless (2012, starring Tom Hardy); Stoker (2013, with Nicole Kidman); Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, directed by Jim Jarmusch); Crimson Peak (2015, directed by Guillermo del Toro); Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, with Johnny Depp); and The Devil All the Time (2020, starring Robert Pattinson).
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