Monday, May 30, 2011

English actress Rachel Weisz Profile and Biography

Rachel Weisz Profile and Biography

Rachel Weisz Profile:
Rachel Hannah Weisz (pronunciation: vaɪs/”vice”) best known as Rachel Weisz with nickname Weisz, Rachel was born March 7, 1970 (astrological sign/star sign (zodiac): Pisces) at her hometown in City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (UK). Rachel Weisz is a beautiful English (film, movie, television, theatre) actress, female model (top and popular model, cosmetic model, commercial model (advertisement model), professional model, beauty model, international model, fashion model, star model, magazine cover model, cover girl model, supermodel), Hollywood star (superstar), and brunette women celebrity. She has a hair color: elegant dark brown (brunette), eyes color: awesome emerald green, height: 5′ 7″ (170 cm), measurements: 34-24-35, assets: flawless England beauty, pretty and graceful face, elegant dark brown (brunette) hair, awesome emerald green eyes, charming and lovely smile, amazing talent, great skill, nice achievement, cool British accent, funny, friendly, and her name popular and famous in the world of international entertainment and modeling, claim to fame: notable films “The Constant Gardener”, hobbies: sport, beauty care, hair care, health care, watching movie/film in home theatre and cinema (especially for Ava Gardner, Bette Davis, and Katharine Hepburn movies), appear at the theatre, listening music, movie/film acting, photography acting, pose in front of the camera, and active in the world of international entertainment and modeling.

Rachel Weisz Biography:
in her early life and background, Rachel Weisz with nickname Weisz, Rachel was born March 7, 1970 with birth name is Rachel Hannah Weisz (pronunciation: va?s/”vice”) at her hometown in City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (UK). Rachel Weisz was grew up in the Hampstead Garden Suburb, London Borough of Barnet in North West London, England, United Kingdom (UK). Rachel Weisz’ mother, Edith Ruth (née Teich), is a teacher turned psychotherapist who was born in Vienna, Austria. Rachel Weisz’ father, George Weisz, was a Hungarian-born inventor and engineer. Rachel Weisz’ parents fled to England during the Second World War. Rachel Weisz’ mother is an Italian descent. Rachel Weisz’ maternal grandfather, Alexander Teich, was a secretary of the World Union of Jewish Students; whilst one of Rachel Weisz’ maternal great-grandmothers was from Italy. Rachel Weisz has a sister, Minnie, who is a photographer and curator.

Rachel Weisz’ parents valued the arts, and encouraged her and her sister to form opinions of their own by introducing them to family debates. Rachel Weisz left North London Collegiate School and attended Benenden for one year before studying her A levels at St Pauls Girls School. Rachel Weisz eventually graduated from St Paul’s Girls’ School. Rachel Weisz claimed that she was a bad student until an English Literature teacher inspired her at the age of sixteen.

Rachel Weisz started modeling when Rachel Weisz was fourteen. Rachel Weisz on 1984 gained public attention when Rachel Weisz turned down an offer to star in “King David”, along with Richard Gere. After school, Rachel Weisz entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where Rachel Weisz graduated with a 2:1 in English. During her university years, Rachel Weisz appeared in various student productions, co-founding a student drama group called Cambridge Talking Tongues, which went on to win a Guardian Student Drama Award at the 1991 Edinburgh Fringe Festival for an improvised piece called “Slight Possession”. The group existed until 1993. Once Rachel Weisz finished her college education, Rachel Weisz was offered a place at drama school, which she rejected in order to look for work. In those years, Rachel Weisz started taking small television roles. Despite Rachel Weisz’ rising career, Rachel Weisz felt deeply unhappy at time, having days in which Rachel Weisz could not drag herself out of bed because of her unhappiness. This situation led to Rachel Weisz undergoing therapy three times a week for five years.

In her career, Rachel Weisz started her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where Rachel Weisz co-founded the theatrical group Cambridge Talking Tongues. The group was awarded the Student Drama Award for the improvised piece “Slight Possession” during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by “The Guardian”.

Rachel Weisz started working in television, appearing in “Inspector Morse”, the British miniseries “The Scarlet and the Black”, and the television movie “Advocates II”. Rachel Weisz made her film debut in the 1994 film “Death Machine”, but Rachel Weisz’ breakthrough role came in the 1996 movie “Chain Reaction”, leading to a high-profile role as Evelyn Carnahan-O’Connell in the films “The Mummy”, on 1999, and “The Mummy Returns” on 2001. Other notable films featuring Rachel Weisz are “Enemy at the Gates”, “About a Boy”, “Constantine”, “The Fountain” and “The Constant Gardener”, for which Rachel Weisz received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

Rachel Weisz also worked on theatre. Rachel Weisz’ stage breakthrough was the 1994 revival of Noel Coward’s play “Design for Living”, which earned her the ‘London Critics’ Circle Award for the most promising newcomer. Rachel Weisz’ performances also include the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer”, and the 2006 revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire”. Rachel Weisz’ portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the latter play earned her the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2009.

In her personal life, Rachel Weisz is represented by Creative Artists Agency. Rachel Weisz on 2001 was involved in an traffic accident, while traveling in a cab that was hit by a truck, Rachel Weisz was unharmed. During Rachel Weisz’ career Rachel Weisz has been featured on the covers of magazines such as Vogue magazine and Esquire magazine. Rachel Weisz serves as a muse to fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, and was named L’Oréal’s global ambassador on 2010. Rachel Weisz has admitted being an avid Elvis Presley fan (Elvis Aaron Presley best known as Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century.), and visited Graceland mansion on 2001 (Graceland is a large white-columned mansion and 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate that was home to Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee (TN), United State of America (USA). It currently serves as a museum. It was opened to the public on June 7, 1982. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991 and declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Graceland has become the second most-visited private home in America with over 600,000 visitors a year. Elvis Presley died at the estate on August 16, 1977. Elvis Presley, his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley, and his grandmother, are buried there in what is called the Meditation Garden.).

(Rachel Weisz Profile and Biography source: MadeMan.Com, Zimbio.Com, FanPix.Net, and Wikipedia.Org)

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