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Academy Award®-winning actress RACHEL WEISZ (Libby), who is known for portraying women of incredible spirit and intelligence, continues to seek out challenging projects and roles both on screen and on stage.

Weisz received overwhelming critical praise as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award® for her performance in The Constant Gardener, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and based on the best-selling John le Carré novel.

Weisz can currently be seen in the indie political drama The Whistleblower, directed by Larysa Kondracki. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the trials of a female cop from Nebraska (Weisz) who serves as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposes a United Nations cover-up of a sex-trafficking scandal. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and was released in August 2011. This summer, Weisz also starred alongside Bill Nighy and Ralph Fiennes in David Hare's Page Eight, for the BBC.

Weisz recently reteamed with Meirelles for his latest project, 360. Peter Morgan penned the script, based on the 1900 play Reigen, which inspired the French drama La Ronde. Also in the pipeline is a starring role in an as-yet-untitled Terrence Malick project, alongside Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Ben Affleck. The film is set to be released in 2012. She is currently filming Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, co-starring Mila Kunis, James Franco and Michelle Williams, which is slated for a 2013 release. Weisz will then begin production on a starring role in Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment of the Bourne franchise, which co-stars Edward Norton and Jeremy Renner and will hit theaters in 2012.

In 2009, Weisz received critical acclaim for her performance in Alejandro Amenábar's Roman Egypt epic Agora, opposite Max Minghella. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Weisz's previous film credits include Rian Johnson's international con-man adventure The Brothers Bloom, opposite Mark Ruffalo; Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights; Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones; Adam Brooks' romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe, opposite Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher and Abigail Breslin; David Dobkin's Fred Claus, opposite Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti; Darren Aronofsky's sci-fi/romantic fantasy-adventure The Fountain, opposite Hugh Jackman; Francis Lawrence's hit thriller Constantine; Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury; James Foley's Confidence; and Chris and Paul Weitz's About a Boy.

She is known to audiences worldwide for her lead role, opposite Brendan Fraser, in Stephen Sommers' blockbuster movies The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Weisz also starred in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Enemy at the Gates, Michael Winterbottom's I Want You, David Leland's The Land Girls, Beeban Kidron's Swept From the Sea and Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty.

In 2010, Weisz won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance as Blanche DuBois in a revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. The show ran on the London stage from July 28 through October 3, 2009.

Weisz received critical acclaim for Focus Features' The Shape of Things, which also marked her first venture into producing. She had previously starred in writer/director Neil LaBute's staging of his original play of the same name, in both London and New York City.

Weisz received a Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in Sean Mathias' U.K. staging of Noël Coward's Design for Living. She also starred in the West End production of Suddenly Last Summer, also directed by Mathias.

Weisz began her career as a student at Cambridge University, where she formed the Talking Tongues Theatre Group, which performed numerous experimental pieces and won the prestigious Guardian Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


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