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Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-05-25 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

47 Movies · 7 TV shows

Biography

Jacqueline Ruth Weaver is an Australian theatre, film, and television actress. She is known internationally for her performances in Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook. Weaver emerged in the 1970s as a symbol of the Australian New Wave through her work in Ozploitation films such as Stork. In 2005, she released her autobiography, Much Love, Jac. She is married to her long-term boyfriend, Jac, and they have a daughter, Jacie, and a son, Jaxon. Jacie has also written a number of books, including a children's book and an adult novel.

Career

Weaver has been working in Australian film, stage and television since the 1960s. The turning point in her career came in 1965 just before she was about to go to university and was cast in the Australian TV series Wandjina! In 1963, at the age of 16, Weaver mimed the role of Gretel to the great soprano, Marilyn Richardson. In 1964 at the Palace Theatre in Sydney, Weaver and a number of other Australian singers such as The Delltones and her then-boyfriend Bryan Davies performed a satire on the Gidget movies. In the mid-1960s, she appeared on the Australian music show Bandstand. In one appearance, she sang a 1920s-style pastiche, the novelty song "I Love Onions" Weaver's film debut came with 1971's Stork for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award. Her stage abilities were recognised with a "Mo" award. In 1980 she appeared in a television production of Sumner Locke Elliot's Water Under the Bridge. Weaver died in a car accident in 2011. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Weaver found it increasingly difficult to gain roles on screen or television. She devoted much of her energy to the Australian stage, starring in plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Death of a Salesman, Reg Cribb's Last Cab to Darwin and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. In 2010, Weaver starred in the Melbourne-set crime thriller Animal Kingdom playing a gang family matriarch.

Personal Life

She was married to David Price from 1966 to 1970, before marrying Max Hensser in 1975. She lived with Phil Davis, a former Sydney crime reporter, for five years until 1981, before she married the radio and television presenter Derryn Hinch in 1983. Weaver had a relationship of many years with Richard Wherrett, director of the Sydney Theatre Company. She had a son, Dylan (b. 1970) with her partner at the time, John Walters. She and Hinch divorced in 1998. She had a second son with Hinch, who she divorced in 2005. She has since had a third child, a daughter, and a son with another man. She is currently married to actor Sean Taylor. The couple have a daughter, Ava, and a son, Sean Taylor Jr. They have been together for more than a decade. She has been married to Sean Taylor since 2010 and they have two children, Sean and Ava. She is currently on tour in Australia.

Early Life

Weaver was born in Sydney, Australia. Her mother, Edith (née Simpson), was a migrant from England, and her father, Arthur Weaver, was a Sydney solicitor. She attended Hornsby Girls' High School and was Dux of her school. She won a scholarship to study sociology at university, but instead embarked upon an acting career. She is now best known for her role in the film version of The Hobbit, The Descendants. She has also appeared in a number of other major films, including The Hobbit and The Hobbit.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie

2020.

3 Movies

2019.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows

2018.

5 Movies · 1 TV show

2017.

4 Movies

2016.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2015.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2014.

6 Movies

2013.

2 Movies

2012.

2 Movies

2010.

2 Movies

2008.

1 Movie

2007.

1 TV show

1996.

1 Movie

1985.

1 Movie

1983.

1 Movie

1982.

1 Movie

1980.

1 TV show

1976.

2 Movies

1975.

2 Movies

1974.

1 Movie

1973.

1 Movie

1971.

1 Movie

1970.

1 Movie

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
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