Rachel Weisz

British actress Rachel Weisz was born on March 7, 1970, in London, in the family of inventor George Weisz and teacher Edith Ruth. She has a younger sister, Minnie.

Rachel attended North London Collegiate School, Benenden School and St Paul’s Girls School. Later, she studied English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and got a Bachelor of Arts degree. During her student years, the future actress took part in various student performances and co-founded student drama group “Cambridge Talking Tongues”.

In 1992, Weisz debuted in “Advocates II” television movie. In 1994, she made a feature film debut in “Death Machine”. In 1996, she got her first lead role in “Chain Reaction”. After playing in 1999 “The Mummy”, the actress got the worldwide recognition. Her other most successful movies are “Constantine” (2005), “The Constant Gardener” (2005), “Agora” (2009), “The Whistleblower” (2010), “The Deep Blue Sea” (2011) and “Youth” (2015).

The actress owns many prestigious awards, the majority of which she got for her role in “The Constant Gardener”. Among them are Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, British Independent Film Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Rachel Weisz is also a stage actress. Her breakthrough role was in 1994 “Design for Living”. She got the London Critics’ Circle Award for the most promising newcomer for it. She also played in “Suddenly, Last Summer” (1999) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (2009). She got the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in the latter one.

The actress was engaged to filmmaker and producer Darren Aronofsky from 2001 to 2010. In 2006, she gave birth to their son, Henry Chance. In 2011, she got married to actor Daniel Craig.