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Hayden Panettiere Wiki and Pics


Hayden Leslie Panettiere born August 21, 1989) is an American actress, singer and model. She began her acting career by playing Sarah Roberts on One Life to Live (1994–1997), and Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light (1996–2000), before starring at age 10 as Sheryl Yoast in the Disney feature film Remember the Titans. Her most notable role to date is that of cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes (2006–2010), for which she won several awards. Other recent roles include her portrayal of the title character in true crime drama Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy and Kirby Reed in the slasher film Scream 4. In October 2012, she began starring as Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical drama series Nashville, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2012.[2]
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 Early life

Panettiere was born in and partly raised in Palisades, New York, the daughter of Lesley R. Vogel, a former soap opera actress, and Alan Lee "Skip" Panettiere, a fire department captain. She has one younger brother, fellow actor Jansen Panettiere.[3][4][5] Panettiere has Italian ancestry, and her surname means "baker" in Italian.[6][7] Her mother's family is from Indiana.[8][9]
Although Panettiere attended South Orangetown Middle School in New York, she was homeschooled from grade nine to the completion of high school.[10]
 Career

 Acting
 Television
Panettiere first appeared in commercials at 11 months, beginning with an advertisement for Playskool.[11] She landed a role as Sarah Roberts on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 1994 to 1997, which was followed by Lizzie Spaulding on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light in 1996, and again from 1997 to 2000. While on Guiding Light, Panettiere's character Lizzie battled leukemia. For drawing the attention of daytime viewers to the disease, and for improving national awareness, the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society gave her its Special Recognition Award.[12]
For her performance in Lifetime Television's 1999 TV movie If You Believe, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Young Actress Age Ten or Under in the category of Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot.[13] Panettiere appeared on Fox's Ally McBeal as the title character's daughter, had a recurring guest role on Malcolm in the Middle and guest starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in two different roles.

Panettiere became most prominent as Claire Bennet in the NBC series Heroes, which was created by Tim Kring, as a high school cheerleader with regenerative healing powers. Thanks to her role on Heroes, she became a regular on the science fiction convention circuit, invited to attend conventions around the world in 2007, including Gen Con, New York Comic Con, and Fan Expo Canada. Panettiere has complained that her acting options are sometimes limited because "people look at [her] as either the 'popular cheerleader' type or just 'the blonde.'"[14]
In early 2007, Panettiere appeared on the MTV show, Punk'd. The appearance was engineered by her mother and involved a male "fan" discussing her work with her, instigating a jealous reaction from the man's spouse. In April 2012 she hosted an episode of the new series.
In March 2012 it was announced Panettiere had been cast opposite Connie Britton on the upcoming ABC musical drama pilot Nashville and will portray Juliette Barnes.[15][16] In May 2012 ABC bought the pilot as a series.[17] The series reunites Panettiere with Burgess Jenkins from Remember the Titans.
 Films
Panettiere has appeared in over a dozen full-length feature films, having her debut in A Bug's Life.[18] In 1999, she portrayed the girl on a sinking sailboat in "Message In A Bottle". She played the role of Coach Yoast's daughter, Sheryl, in the 2000 Disney film Remember the Titans. She also starred in Bring It On: All or Nothing as a cheerleader and had a supporting role as Adelaide Bourbon in the independent film Shanghai Kiss. In 2004, she appeared in the Disney Channel film Tiger Cruise, and in Raising Helen as Kate Hudson's adolescent niece. In 2005, she was the title character's rival in a skating contest in Ice Princess. In the same year she starred in the film Racing Stripes where she played the character Channing Walsh.

In June 2007, she signed with the William Morris Agency, after previously being represented by United Talent Agency.[19] Forbes estimated that she earned $2 million in 2007.[20]
In 2008, Panettiere appeared in the drama Fireflies in the Garden as a younger version of Emily Watson's character, Jane Lawrence. In September 2008, she appeared in a satirical video, a mock-PSA (public service announcement) on funnyordie.com entitled "Hayden Panettiere PSA: Your Vote, Your Choice."[21] Again, in October, Panettiere appeared in another satirical PSA video on funnyordie.com entitled "Vote for McCain: He's just like George Bush, except older and with a worse temper."[22]
In July 2009, Panettiere starred in the teen comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper. In September 2010, she was signed to star as Amanda Knox in the controversial Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.[23] Panettiere also provided the voice of Kate, along-side Justin Long in 2010's Alpha and Omega.[24]
In April 2011, Panettiere appeared in the Scream sequel, Scream 4, playing Kirby Reed. The same year she replaced Anne Hathaway as the voice of Red for the animated sequel Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. In 2012 The Forger, in which she played the role of Amber, was released direct to DVD (both this and Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil were made in 2009).
 Video games
Panettiere voiced Kairi in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. While she was replaced by Alyson Stoner in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, she reprises her role in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and also voices Xion in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.[25]
 Singing
Panettiere was nominated for a Grammy in 1999 for A Bug's Life Read-Along (2000).[26] In 2004, she recorded a song entitled "My Hero Is You" with a video for the Disney Channel film she starred in, Tiger Cruise. The next year she recorded a song entitled "I Fly" for the Disney film Ice Princess in which she also co-starred. She recorded a song for the Hollywood Records compilation Girl Next (2006) and another song entitled "Go to Girl" for Girl Next 2 (2007). Also in 2007, she recorded a cover for "Cruella De Vil" for DisneyMania 5, "Try" for the Bridge to Terabithia soundtrack and a ballad called "I Still Believe" for Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
Panettiere's first single, "Wake Up Call", was digitally released on August 5, 2008. The clothing brand Candie's announced that it was premiering an ad campaign for the single in late July. Similarly, Candie's would also provide additional promotion for the single with a television advertisement and a music video.[27]
She has recorded several songs for Nashville, released as singles and on the show's soundtrack.
 Modeling
In late 2006, Neutrogena made Panettiere the cover girl for their new worldwide ad campaign;[28] following in the footsteps of actresses Kristin Kreuk, Josie Bissett, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Mandy Moore, Mischa Barton, Gabrielle Union and Jennifer Freeman. In September 2007, Panettiere appeared in a Heroes-themed Got Milk? ad for which the photographs were shot by Annie Leibovitz.[29] In February 2008, Kohl's announced that Panettiere would be their next Candie's spokesperson.[30]

Personal life

Panettiere dated her Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia from December 2007 to February 2009.[31][32] She has dated heavyweight boxing world-champion Wladimir Klitschko. She was ringside for his knockout victory over Samuel Peter on September 11, 2010.[33] The actress confirmed on May 12, 2011 that she and Klitschko had broken up amicably after two years together. Both cited the long-distance nature of their relationship as the reason, and said they would remain close friends.[34] She dated NFL player Scotty McKnight[35] from June 2011 to December 2012. As with her relationship with Klitschko, the breakup was an amicable one based on distance.[36]
Panettiere has a tattoo of the Italian words Vivere senza rimipianti [sic] running down her left side. The word rimpianti is misspelled in what otherwise would mean "Living Without Regrets".[37] She followed a vegetarian diet while she starred in Heroes but has since added chicken and fish to her diet, stating that she "didn't respond well" to a vegetarian diet, and she had "low-energy".


Activism

In 2007, Panettiere became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.[41]
On October 31, 2007, Panettiere joined with The Whaleman Foundation to try to disrupt the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. She was involved in a confrontation between Japanese fishermen and five other surfers from Australia and the United States (including former Home and Away star Isabel Lucas) of the group. The confrontation lasted more than 10 minutes before the surfers were forced to return to the beach, after which they left the country.[42] Parts of the confrontation can be seen on the award-winning Sundance Film Festival documentary film, The Cove. The fishermen consider the condemnation as an attack on their culture.[43]
Panettiere told E! News that an arrest warrant has been issued in Japan for her interference in the dolphin hunt, but her claim was later dismissed by the Japanese Fisheries Agency.[44][45] In November 2007, she was awarded the "Compassion in Action Award" from the animal rights group PETA for her efforts to stop the dolphin hunt in Japan.[46]
On January 28, 2008, Panettiere handed a letter of protest to the Norwegian ambassador in the United States arguing that Norway should stop its hunt for whales. She also delivered a letter to the Japanese ambassador calling for the end of Japan's hunting of whales. At a 2007 Greenpeace event in Anchorage, Alaska, Panettiere defended aboriginal whaling, saying that there is a difference between commercial whaling and the whaling practiced by aboriginal tribes in the United States.[47]
In May 2008, Panettiere was involved in an eBay auction to benefit Save The Whales Again, a campaign of The Whaleman Foundation. The auction included tickets to a fundraising dinner hosted at the Hollywood restaurant Beso, owned by Eva Longoria, and a whale watching tour, with Panettiere, off the coast of Santa Barbara.[48] The same month, during an interview with Teen Vogue, Hayden explained how her fame gives her a platform for her activism: "The show [Heroes] put me in a place to speak for things that I'm passionate about."[49]
In September 2008, Panettiere launched her own line of calfskin leather bags for the company Dooney & Bourke.[50] In October 2008, Panettiere delved into the presidential election, releasing a public service announcement through the website Funny or Die. In this video Panettiere mocked Republican candidate John McCain for his age and temper.[51] She subsequently made clear her intention to vote for Barack Obama, and urged other young people to vote.[52]
Panettiere also appeared in a public service announcement with DC Shadow Senator Paul Strauss endorsing voting rights for the District of Columbia.[53] She is also a teen ambassador for the Candie's Foundation, whose mission is to prevent teen pregnancy. On May 6, 2009, she participated in a town hall meeting in New York City alongside Bristol Palin and then-Tampa Bay Rays and current Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza on the issue of teen pregnancy.[54]

Filmography

Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1994–97 One Life to Live Sarah Victoria 'Flash' Roberts #3 Daytime TV series
1996 Aliens in the Family Young Girl Episode: "Too Good to Be True" (1.05)
How Do You Spell God? TV movie
1996–
2000 Guiding Light Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Spaulding #2 Daytime TV series
1997 Unhappily Ever After Little Girl Episode: "Little Ice Cream Shop of Horrors"
1998 A Bug's Life Dot Voice
The Object of My Affection Mermaid Live-action film debut
A Will of Their Own TV mini-series
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Young Doris Duke Miniseries
Message in a Bottle Girl on Sinking Boat
Touched by an Angel Diana Episode: "Godspeed" (5.26)
If You Believe Young Susan Stone / Alice Stone, Susan's niece
2000 Dinosaur Suri (voice)
Remember the Titans Sheryl Yoast
2001–02 Ally McBeal Maddie Harrington Season 5, 10 episodes
2001 Joe Somebody Natalie Scheffer
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ashley Episode: "Abuse"
Chestnut Hill Molly Eastman TV movie
The Affair of the Necklace Young Jeanne St.Rémy de Valois
2002 Kingdom Hearts Kairi (voice) Video game
2003 Normal Patty Ann Applewood TV film
2003–05 Malcolm in the Middle Jessica Episodes: "Stereo Store" (4.13), "Pearl Harbor" (6.4), "Jessica Stays Over" (7.5), "Secret Boyfriend" (7.6)
2004 Fillmore! Yumi (voice) Episode: "Code Name: Electric Haircut" (2.09)
The Dust Factory Melanie Lewis
Raising Helen Audrey Davis
Tiger Cruise Maddie Dolan
2005 Racing Stripes Channing Walsh
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Angela Agnelli Episode: "Hooked"
Lies My Mother Told Me Haylei Sims TV film
Ice Princess Gennifer "Gen" Harwood
2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing Britney Allen
The Architect Christina Waters
Mr. Gibb[55] Allyson 'Ally' Palmer released on DVD as The Good Student
Commander in Chief Stacy Episode: "Wind Beneath My Wing"
Skater Boys Kassidy Parker No.2 Episode: "Band of Gold"
Kingdom Hearts II Kairi (voice) Video game
2006–10 Heroes Claire Bennet Main role
2007 Shanghai Kiss Adelaide Bourbon
Diary of a New Girl Hannah Rochelle Voice
Robot Chicken Cheetara, Ramona, and Sister (voice) Episode: "Endless Breadsticks"
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Young Jane Lawrence Released in North America in 2011
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King Princess Fairy Willow Voice
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper! Beth Cooper
The Cove Herself Documentary film
2010 American Dad! Ashley (voice) Episode: "Stan's Food Restaurant"
Alpha and Omega Kate Voice
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Kairi (voice) Video game
2011 Scream 4 Kirby Reed Main role
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Red Riding Hood (voice) Filmed in 2009
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy Amanda Knox Lifetime network film
2012 The Forger Amber Filmed in 2009
Punk'd Herself / guest host Season 9, episode 3
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Xion (voice) Video game
2012–
present Nashville Juliette Barnes Lead role
2014 Scream 5[56] Kirby Reed Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Award Result
1998 A Bug's Life Young Artist Award – Best Performance in a Voice Over in a Feature or TV – Best Young Actress Nominated
1999 If You Believe Young Artist Award – Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Young Actress Age Ten or Under Nominated
2000 Guiding Light YoungStar Award – Best Young Actress/Performance in a Daytime TV Series Nominated
2000 Dinosaur Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Youth in Film Nominated
2000 Dinosaur YoungStar Award – Best Young Voice Over Talent Nominated
2000 Remember the Titans Phoenix Film Critics Society Award – Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role Nominated
2000 Remember the Titans Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Youth in Film Nominated
2001 Remember the Titans Young Artist Award – Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress Won
2001 Joe Somebody Young Artist Award – Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2004 Tiger Cruise Young Artist Award – Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2005 Ice Princess Teen Film/TV Series International Awards – Best Film Actress, Support Role Won
2005 Ice Princess Teen Film/TV Series International Awards – Outstanding Casting for a Film (shared with cast) Won
2005 Ice Princess Teen Film/TV Series International Awards – Outstanding Casting for a Film Comedy or Drama (shared with cast) Won
2005 Ice Princess Teen Film/TV Series International Awards – Best Comedy Actress or Drama Support Role Nominated
2006 Heroes Young Artist Award – Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Lead Actress Won
2007 Shanghai Kiss Newport Beach Film Festival – Feature Film Award for Acting Won
2007 Heroes Saturn Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Series Won
2007 Heroes Teen Choice Award – Choice TV Actress: Drama Won
2007 Hayden Panettiere Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award Won
2007 Heroes Teen Choice Award – Choice TV: Breakout Nominated
2008 Heroes Teen Choice Award – Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure Won
2008 Heroes Teen Choice Award – Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure Won
2008 Heroes Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television Nominated
2009 Heroes Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television Nominated
2010 Heroes Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television Nominated
2012 Nashville Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama[57] Nominated
2012 Nashville Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

Discography

 Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[58] US Country Airplay
[59] US US Pop
2008 "Wake Up Call" 125 97 Non-album song
2012 "Telescope" 36 33 The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Other charted songs
Year Single Peak chart
positions Album
US Country
[58] US
[60]
2012 "Love Like Mine" 43 The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
"Undermine" (with Charles Esten)A 35 116
"For Your Glory" 46 Non-album song
"Wrong Song" (with Connie Britton) 39 The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
2013 "Boys and Buses" 44 Non-album songs
"Consider Me" 37
"I'm a Girl" 43
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
ADid not enter the Hot 100 but charted on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
 Music videos
Year Video Director
2008 "Wake Up Call" Unknown
2012 "Telescope" TK McKamy

Soundtracks and compilations

Year Song Featured
2004 "My Hero Is You" Tiger Cruise and Disney Channel Hits: Take 2
"Someone Like You" (Feat. Watt White) The Dust Factory
2005 "I Fly" Ice Princess Soundtrack and Disney Girlz Rock
2006 "Your New Girlfriend" Girl Next Vol.1
2007 "Home" Shanghai Kiss
"I Still Believe" Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
"Try" Music from and Inspired By Bridge to Terabithia
and Disney Girlz Rock, Vol. 2
"Cruella de Vil" DisneyMania 5
"Go to Girl" Girl Next Vol.2
2011 "I Can Do It Alone" Hoodwinked Too! (Hood vs. Evil) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
"Inseparable"
2012 "Undermine" (with Charles Esten) The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
"Wrong Song" (with Connie Britton)
"Love Like Mine"
"Telescope (Radio Mix)"

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Mia Wasikowska Wiki and Pics

Mia Wasikowska Wiki and Pics

Mia Wasikowska born 14 October 1989) is an Australian actress. After starting her career in Australian television and film, she first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series In Treatment. She gained worldwide prominence in 2010 after starring as Alice in Tim Burton's $1 billion-grossing Alice in Wonderland and appearing in The Kids Are All Right, for which she received the Hollywood Awards' Breakthrough Actress Award.
In 2011, Wasikowska portrayed the title character in Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre, and starred in Gus Van Sant's Restless and Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs. In 2012, she appeared in John Hillcoat's Lawless and appeared in Park Chan-wook's Stoker.

 Early life

Wasikowska was born and raised in Canberra, Australia,and is the middle child of three, with an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. Her mother, Marzena Wasikowska, is a Polish-born photographer, while her father, John Reid, is an Australian photographer and collagist. In 1998, when she was eight years old, Wasikowska and her family moved to Szczecin, Poland, for a year, after her mother received a grant to produce a collection of work based on her own experience of having emigrated to Australia in 1974, at the age of eleven. Wasikowska and her siblings took part in the production as subjects; she explained to Johanna Schneller of the Toronto Globe and Mail in July 2010, "We never had to smile or perform. We weren't always conscious of being photographed. We'd just do our thing, and she'd take pictures of us."[12]
Wasikowska began training as a ballerina at the age of nine, with hopes of going professional. She began dancing en pointe at thirteen, and was training 35 hours a week in addition to going to school full-time,[1] her daily routine consisting of leaving school in the early afternoon and dancing until nine o'clock at night. A spur on her heel hampered her dancing. Her passion for ballet also waned due to the increasing pressure to achieve physical perfection and her growing dissatisfaction with the industry in general, and she quit at fourteen. However, she credits ballet with improving her ability to handle her nerves in auditions.[15]
At the same time, she had been exposed to European and Australian cinema at an early age, particularly Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colors trilogy and Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career.[12] Although she was shy and averse to performing during her school years, she became inspired to break into acting after watching Holly Hunter in The Piano and Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence,[17] in addition to the opportunity of exploring imperfections in film.[18] Despite having no prior acting experience, Wasikowska looked up twelve Australian talent agencies on Google and contacted them all, receiving only one response; she successfully arranged a meeting following persistent callbacks.[17]


Career

 Early work
Wasikowska landed her first acting role in 2004, with a two-episode stint on the Australian soap All Saints. She had just turned fifteen when she was cast in her Australian film debut, 2006's Suburban Mayhem,[15] for which she received a nomination for a Young Actor's AFI Award.[4] That same year, she also appeared in her first short film, Lens Love Story, in which she had no dialogue.
In 2007, Wasikowska appeared in the crocodile horror film Rogue, alongside Radha Mitchell and Sam Worthington, and the drama September, for which she beat out nearly 200 other actresses by receiving her part on the spot by director Peter Carstairs following her audition.[15] She then starred in Spencer Susser's acclaimed short film I Love Sarah Jane, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.[19][20]
 2008–2009
At the age of seventeen, Wasikowska received her first break in the United States when she was cast as Sophie, a suicidal gymnast, in HBO's acclaimed weekly drama In Treatment, after she auditioned for the role by videotape.[21][22] The part required her to leave school in Canberra and move to Los Angeles for three months, while enrolling in correspondence courses.[22] She earned critical acclaim for her performance as the troubled teenager treated by psychotherapist Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne),[23][24][25] which included praise for her excellent American accent.[26] Wasikowska revealed in an October 2008 interview with Variety that she was something of a mimic as a child and that the large influx of American films and TV shows made it easier for Australians to pick up the accent.[27]
The exposure from the show led to Wasikowska picking up her first American film appearances. She played the role of Chaya, the young wife of Asael Bielski (Jamie Bell), in Defiance.[28] Director Edward Zwick cast her without having seen her in In Treatment, explaining to the Australian edition of Vogue, "Her inner life is so vivid that it comes across even when she's being still."[29] Her next part was that of aviation pioneer Elinor Smith in Mira Nair's 2009 biopic Amelia.[30] In June 2008, due to her work on In Treatment, she was a recipient of an Australians in Film Breakthrough Award.[31]
Wasikowska played the supporting role of Pamela Choat in the 2009 Southern Gothic independent film That Evening Sun, opposite Hal Holbrook. Director Scott Teems, seeking a young actress who bore a resemblance to Sissy Spacek, initially balked at the casting director's first suggestion of Wasikowska for the part, as he was adamant at casting all native Southerners for the sake of authenticity.[32][33] However, after auditions with other actresses were unsuccessful, Teems relented and summoned Wasikowska for auditioning. She had only two hours to prepare, which she spent watching clips of Coal Miner's Daughter online in order to quickly learn a Southern accent, and impressed Teems enough that she gained the distinction of being the only non-American actor cast in the film.[33] She was nominated for a 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female,[34] which she lost to Mo'Nique (Precious), though the film received a South by Southwest award for Best Ensemble Cast.
 2010–2011
In July 2008, after a lengthy search, Wasikowska was cast as the eponymous heroine in Tim Burton's retelling of Alice in Wonderland, alongside Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway.[35] She sent a videotaped audition to casting directors in London, and her first live reading in Los Angeles occurred on the same day as her Evening Sun audition.[32] After three more auditions in London – which saw her flying back and forth from Australia to England in just as many weeks – she was awarded the role.[36] Burton cited Wasikowska's "old-soul quality" as a catalyst in casting her: "Because you’re witnessing this whole thing through her eyes, it needed somebody who can subtly portray that."[22] Wasikowska portrayed a nineteen-year-old Alice returning to Wonderland for the first time since her youth after escaping an unwanted marriage proposal. Her affinity for the character played a part in her desire for the role, as she had read the Lewis Carroll books as a child and was a fan of Jan Švankmajer's 1988 stop-motion film Alice.[37] She also saw Burton's version of the classic story as a chance to explore a deeper characterization of Alice, to whom she felt young women her age could relate, for which she drew on personal experiences. "Alice has a certain discomfort within herself, within society and among her peers; I [...] have definitely felt similarly about all of those things, so I could really understand her not fitting in. Alice also [is] an observer who is thinking a lot, and that's similar to how I am."[36]
For Lisa Cholodenko's indie comedy The Kids Are All Right, Wasikowska was cast as Joni, the bookish daughter of a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) who was conceived via artificial insemination. At her younger brother's (Josh Hutcherson) request, she seeks out their biological father (Mark Ruffalo).[38] During shooting, she successfully campaigned to have Joni wear pajamas in several home scenes, as a nod to what the actress regularly did herself while home in Australia.[39] She explained to Orlando Sentinel film critic Roger Moore, "[Joni's] very comfortable in her place, with who she is. So I pushed to have her, whenever she was at home, in her pajamas. That’s comfortable! And that’s something I do."[40]
On 25 October, Wasikowska was honored with the Hollywood Awards' Breakthrough Actress Award,[41] which was presented to her by Bryce Dallas Howard,[42] and she won the Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress on 12 December for her performance in Alice in Wonderland.[43] She was recognized by Forbes as one of the highest-grossing actors of 2010 with $1.03 billion, tied for second position with Johnny Depp and behind leader Leonardo DiCaprio, whose films grossed $1.1 billion for the year.[44]
From March to May 2010, Wasikowska filmed Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre, in which she starred as the title character opposite Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester.[45] She began reading the novel after completion of Alice in Wonderland, during which she asked her agent if a script existed. Two months later, she received a script and was asked to meet with Fukunaga.[46] However, since Fukunaga was unfamiliar with her prior work at the time and was therefore undecided about casting her, he later sought the opinion of director Gus Van Sant, with whom Wasikowska had previously filmed the 2011 release Restless.[47] He said to BlackBook magazine in February 2011, "Gus wrote back: 'Cast her.'"[17] Her work on the film resulted in a scheduling conflict that forced her to withdraw from the lead in Julia Leigh's 2011 Australian independent film Sleeping Beauty, and she was replaced by Emily Browning.[48][49] Meryl Streep in her 2012 Golden Globe acceptance speech, announced: "How about Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre?"[50]
Wasikowska turned down a part in Robert Redford's 2011 film The Conspirator in order to play the female lead in Restless,[51] which she filmed from November to December 2009. The portrayal of her character, a terminally ill sixteen-year-old, required her to crop her long hair.[51] Though she was one of many names shortlisted for the role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's 2011 adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, she declined to audition for the part due to the time commitment involved with the production.[52] From December 2010 to February 2011, Wasikowska filmed Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs, for which she was a last-minute replacement for Amanda Seyfried.[53]
On 21 April 2011, Wasikowska was named to the Time 100, a listing of the world's most influential people, which featured a brief essay written by Albert Nobbs co-star Glenn Close.[54] In June 2011, Wasikowska was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[55] In December 2011, she appeared in The New York Times' short film on cinematic villainy, Touch of Evil.[56]
 2012–present
In 2011, Wasikowska shot a supporting role in John Hillcoat's Prohibition-era drama Lawless as the love interest of star Shia LaBeouf's character; production wrapped in April 2011.[57] Later in the year, she filmed the lead in Park Chan-wook's English-language debut, Stoker, from 31 August to 23 October.[58][59] Lawless was released in 2012 while Stoker will premiere in 2013.
Filming of her next project, Richard Ayoade's The Double, began in the U.K. in May 2012.[60] In July, she began filming Jim Jarmusch's vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive.[61][62] Filming of Tracks, director John Curran's adaptation of Australian author Robyn Davidson's novel of the same name, began in October 2012 in Australia, with Wasikowska in the lead role.[63][64]
Wasikowska's other upcoming projects include Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt, opposite Cate Blanchett (set to shoot in February 2013 in London and New York),[65] and Sophie Barthes' film adaptation of Madame Bovary, in which she plays the title character alongside Ezra Miller.[66] Bovary may begin production in spring 2012 in Europe.[67] Wasikowska will make her directorial debut on a segment of a film adaptation of The Turning, a collection of short stories by Australian author Tim Winton.[68]
Wasikowska appears in Miu Miu's spring 2012 fashion campaign.[69] In 2012, she made her second appearance in a Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, this time on the front panel.[70]

Personal life

In her spare time, Wasikowska is an avid photographer,[71] often chronicling her travels and capturing images of her film sets with a Rolleiflex camera.[72] During production of Jane Eyre, she had a secret pocket sewn into one of her costumes in order to conceal a smaller digital camera that she used between takes.[73] One of her on-set images, featuring Fukunaga and Jane Eyre costar Jamie Bell, was selected as a finalist in the 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize hosted by Australia's National Portrait Gallery on 24 February 2011.[74]
Wasikowska continues to make her home in Canberra with her family between projects. When asked by PopEater in March 2011 if she was treated like a celebrity at home, she replied, "No, I still take the rubbish out and empty the dishwasher. It's good going back for that reason."[46]

Filmography

 Film

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Suburban Mayhem Lilya Nominated—Australian Film Institute – Young Actor Award
Lens Love Story Girl[75] Short film
Eve Eve[76] Short film
2007 Skin Emma[77] Short film
Cosette Cosette[78] Short film
September Amelia Hamilton
Rogue Sherry
2008 Defiance Chaya
I Love Sarah Jane Sarah Jane[79] Short film
Summer Breaks Kara[80] Short film
2009 Amelia Elinor Smith
That Evening Sun Pamela Choat South by Southwest Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2010 Alice in Wonderland Alice Kingsleigh Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Actress (also for The Kids Are All Right)
Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Fight
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Female
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Fantasy Actress
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Breakout Female
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Newcomer
The Kids Are All Right Joni Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Actress (also for Alice in Wonderland)
Chlotrudis Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2011 Jane Eyre Jane Eyre Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Actress
Nominated—BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film
Restless Annabel Cotton
Albert Nobbs Helen Dawes[81]
2012 Lawless Bertha Minnix
2013 Stoker India Stoker
The Double Hannah
Only Lovers Left Alive Ava Post-production
Tracks Robyn Davidson Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2004 All Saints Lily Watson Episodes: "Out on a Limb" and "Sins of the Mothers"
2008 In Treatment Sophie 9 episodes
2008 Australians in Film – Best Breakthrough Award
Nominated—Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress
 Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Alice in Wonderland Alice Voice role

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