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Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the child of two teachers, she moved to New Zealand when she was four. Her début performance, in the 1993 film The Piano, which was widely regarded as extraordinary even by critics who didn't like the film, saw her win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; the second-youngest person to win an Oscar.
She completed her secondary education in Los Angeles, and took several well-regarded roles in various movies while doing so. She studied at Columbia University for one year, but has been on a leave of absence in order to continue her acting career. She returned to worldwide prominence with her role as Rogue in the blockbuster X-Men movie in 2000 and its sequel in 2003. She lives in New York.
- The Piano, 1993
- Jane Eyre, 1996
- Fly Away Home, 1996
- Amistad, 1997
- Hurlyburly, 1998
- A Walk On The Moon, 1999
- She's All That, 1999
- All The Rage , 1999
- X-Men, 2000
- Almost Famous, 2000
- Finding Forrester, 2000
- Buffalo Soldiers, 2001
- Darkness, 2002
- 25th Hour, 2002
- X2, 2003
- The Squid and the Whale, 2004
- Steamboy, 2004
- 1994 - Oscar - Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Piano.
- 1993 - LAFCA Award - Best Supporting Actress for The Piano.
- 2001 - MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen Team for X-Men (movie).
- 2001 - Saturn Award - Best Performance by a Younger Actor for X-Men (movie).
- 2001 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actress - Science Fiction for X-Men (movie).
- 1994 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - for The Piano.
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