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TONI COLLETTE [Joni Thrombey], with a proven ability to transform into the characters she plays, Toni Collette has impressed audiences and the entertainment industry alike throughout the last two decades.

She made an indelible impression on moviegoers worldwide with her breakout performance as the title character in P.J. Hogan's Muriel's Wedding, which brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination. More recently, she won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of a woman with multiple personalities on the television series United States of Tara, which ran for three seasons.

She was an Academy Award nominee for her performance in M. Night Shyamalan's sleeper phenomenon The Sixth Sense, which was nominated for five other Academy Awards including Best Picture. She subsequently starred in another Best Picture Oscar nominee, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine, the surprise hit of 2006; Ms. Collette received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for her performance, and shared with her fellow actors from the ensemble the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Her many other movies have included Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine; Norman Jewison's telefilm Dinner with Friends; Roger Michell's Changing Lanes; Paul and Chris Weitz's About a Boy, for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination; Stephen Daldry's The Hours, for which she was a Screen Actors Guild Award nominee with her fellow actors from the ensemble; Sue Brooks' Japanese Story, opposite Gotaro Tsunashima, for which she won Best Actress honors from the Australian Film Institute and the Film Critics Circle of Australia; Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes; Bharat Nalluri's telefilm Tsunami: The Aftermath, for which she received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations; Alan Ball's Towelhead; Adam Elliot's animated feature Mary and Max, in voiceover alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman; Mental, reteaming her with director P.J. Hogan; Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock; Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's The Way Back; Megan Griffith's Lucky Them; Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said; Peter Chelsom's Hector and the Search for Happiness, the animated feature The Boxtrolls, Gerard Barrett's Glassland with Jack Reynor, Catherine Hardwicke's Miss You Already with Drew Barrymore and Legendary Picture's Krampus with Adam Scott and Paramount's trilogy XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel that was released in early 2017.

Ms. Collette most recently starred in the independent films: Please Stand By with Dakota Fanning, Yellow Birds with Jennifer Aniston, and Fun Mom Dinner with Molly Shannon as well as Madame with Harvey Keitel. Collette went onto star in the highly anticipated thriller film Hereditary, which got her rave reviews out of Sundance and was A24's top grossing film of all time. Hereditary was released at the same time in June 2018 as the heartfelt indie Hearts Beat Loud that Collette starred in with Nick Offerman. Collette can currently be scene in the Netflix mini-series Wanderlust which was written by the award winning play write Nick Payne.

Ms. Collette was a Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee, and a Theatre World Award winner, for her Broadway debut in George C. Wolfe and Michael John LaChiusa's musical The Wild Party. In 2014, she returned to Broadway in Will Eno's play The Realistic Joneses, directed by Sam Gold; with her fellow actors from the ensemble - Marisa Tomei, Tracy Letts, and Michael C. Hall - she shared the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. Her additional stage credits include productions with the Belvoir Street Theatre and the Sydney Theater Company.

Born and raised in Australia, she was a student at Australia's prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).


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