BROTHERS & SISTERS Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths : Sarah Whedon

Date Of Birth: December 18th, 1968  City: Melbourne, Australia

Rachel Griffiths is currently starring in the acclaimed series “Brothers and Sisters” opposite Calista Flockhart, Sally Field, Balthazar Getty and Rob Lowe. The drama follows the interconnected lives of a family’s grown siblings. Griffiths plays Sarah, the eldest member of the family, who struggles to balance motherhood and her career as the VP of the family business.

Griffiths will next be seen in Larry McMurtry’s miniseries “Comanche Moon,” based on the novel of the same name and the prequel to McMurtry’s legendary “Lonesome Dove.” She is already well known for her role as Brenda Chenowith on the HBO hit series “Six Feet Under,” a role that garnered her a Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations. She also received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in 2006. Her breakthrough film role as the brilliantly crafted Rhonda in “Muriel’s Wedding” won her both the Australian Film Critics Award and the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award(r) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Hilary DuPré in “Hilary and Jackie.” Other feature film credits include, “Step Up,” “Ned Kelly,” “The Rookie,” “Blow,” “Me Myself I,” “Among Giants” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”

A native of Melbourne, Griffiths graduated from Victoria College with a Bachelor of Education in drama and dance. After graduation, she continued over the next six years working with the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Companies starring in “Sylvia,” “The Sisters Rosensweig,” “The Grapes of Wrath” and “The Doll House.” In 2002 she starred in David Auburn’s stage play “Proof” for the Melbourne Theatre Company and took home the Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Griffiths directed her first short film, “Tulip,” in 1999, which went on to win Best Short Film at the Toronto and Palm Springs Film Festivals. In 2002 she completed her second short film, “Roundabout,” which won the Best Short Film Award from the Australian Film Critics Circle and the Melbourne Film Festival.

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