Anna Paquin

Personal Info

Known For

Acting

Known Credits

20.897

Gender

Female

Birthday

24-Jul-1982

Age

(42 years old)

Place of Birth

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Also Known As
  • Anna Helene Paquin
  • Άννα Πάκουιν
  • Анна Пэкуин

Anna Paquin

Biography

Anna Hélène Paquin (born July 24, 1982) is a Canadian-New Zealand actress. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Wellington, Paquin made her acting debut portraying Flora McGrath in the romantic drama film The Piano (1993), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 11, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history. As a child actress, she received multiple Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in Fly Away Home (1996), The Member of the Wedding (1997), and A Walk on the Moon (1999), and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for appearing in Cameron Crowe's comedy-drama film Almost Famous (2000). She also appeared in the films Jane Eyre (1996) and Amistad (1997). Paquin continued to perform prominent roles into adulthood, portraying mutant superheroine Rogue in the 20th Century Fox X-Men franchise (2000–2014), for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for her performance in the first installment. Her other film credits include 25th Hour (2002), Trick 'r Treat (2007), Margaret (2011), The Good Dinosaur (2015), and The Irishman (2019). She played the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO vampire drama television series True Blood (2008–2014). For her performance in the series, Paquin won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2009, and was nominated for an additional Golden Globe Award, as well as three Saturn Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in 2010. Among other accolades, Paquin was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the television film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007). She received an additional Golden Globe Award nomination for her work on the television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009).


Credits

It's the Rage It's the Rage (1999) Character: Annabel Lee
A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint. At the centre of it all are Helen and Warren Harding, an up-scale couple on the brink of divorce, whose awakening in the night by a burglar sets off a catastrophic series of events.
X-Men: Premieres Around the World X-Men: Premieres Around the World (2003) Character: Self
We find notes from Singer, Stan Lee, Stewart, McKellen, Berry, Mane, Davison, Romijn-Stamos, Paquin, Jackman, Janssen, and Marsden.
X2 Global Webcast Highlights X2 Global Webcast Highlights (2003) Character: Self
In this piece, Michael Broidy of Fox Publicity sits with Bryan Singer, producers Ralph Winter and Lauren Shuler Donner, and actors Hugh Jackman, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Alan Cumming, Famke Janssen, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, and Kelly Hu for an Internet-based chat. Each participant appears solo in this set of excerpts. They take queries from various international chat rooms and discuss a number of topics in this reasonably informative and interesting discussion.
X-Men: The Mutant Watch X-Men: The Mutant Watch (2000) Character: Self - 'Rogue'
While Senator Kelly addresses a senate committee about the supposed mutant menace, we learn about the making of the movie, X-Men.
True Blood. A Farewell to Bon Temps True Blood. A Farewell to Bon Temps (2014) Character: Self
A documentary about the creation of one of HBO's most successful series.
The Evolution of an American Filmmaker The Evolution of an American Filmmaker (2003) Character: Self
Spike Lee's filmmaking career is examined in this partial making-of for the film 25th Hour (2002). Interviews with cast members from this film and his past successes give us an idea what kind of dedicated person he truly is.
The Member of the Wedding The Member of the Wedding (1997) Character: Frankie Addams
In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic novel, which has seen previous adaptations for both stage and screen.
Fly Away Home Fly Away Home (1996) Character: Amy Alden
Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest was torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". When Winter comes, Amy, and her dad must find a way to lead the birds South.
Open House Open House (2010) Character: Jennie
A murderous couple invade a woman's home and hold her captive in the basement.
The Irishman The Irishman (2019) Character: Older Peggy Sheeran
Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.
Amistad Amistad (1997) Character: Queen Isabella
In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009) Character: Irena Sendler
Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her idea is met with skepticism by fellow workers, her parish priest, and even her own mother Janina.
Furlough Furlough (2018) Character: Lily Benson
In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a hilarious, surprising, and ultimately touching road trip.
The Squid and the Whale The Squid and the Whale (2005) Character: Lili
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
Almost Famous Almost Famous (2000) Character: Polexia Aphrodisia
In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band, Stillwater.
Tell It to the Bees Tell It to the Bees (2018) Character: Jean Markham
Dr. Jean Markham returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father's medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia into Jean's world.
X-Men X-Men (2000) Character: Rogue
Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Hurlyburly Hurlyburly (1998) Character: Donna
Hollywood movers and shakers dissect their own personal lives when everything seems to clash together.
The Piano The Piano (1993) Character: Flora McGrath
A mute Scottish woman arrives in colonial New Zealand for an arranged marriage. Her husband refuses to move her beloved piano, giving it to neighbor George Baines, who agrees to return the piano in exchange for lessons. As desire swirls around the duo, the wilderness consumes the European enclave.
Scream 4 Scream 4 (2011) Character: Rachel
Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour, which brings about the return of Ghostface, putting her friends, family, and the whole town in danger.
True Spirit True Spirit (2023) Character: Julie Watson
When the tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world, many expect her to fail. With the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant and her parents, Jessica is determined to accomplish what was thought to be impossible, navigating some of the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean over the course of 210 days.
Finding Forrester Finding Forrester (2000) Character: Claire Spence
Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.
X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Character: Marie D'Ancanto / Rogue
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Buffalo Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers (2002) Character: Robyn Lee
A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.
American Underdog American Underdog (2021) Character: Brenda Meoni/Brenda Warner
The true story of Kurt Warner, who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback.
Trick 'r Treat Trick 'r Treat (2007) Character: Laurie
Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: an everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank, and a bitter old recluse receives an uninvited guest.
The Carrier The Carrier (2012) Character: Kim
A grieving mother, dealing with the loss of her philandering son, discovers a secret that will profoundly influence her life, the lives around her, and ultimately result in a new understanding of her son.
Straight A's Straight A's (2013) Character: Katherine
Pressured by his deceased mother's ghost to return home to the family he abandoned, a former addict grabs a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana and hits the road to Shreveport.
The Romantics The Romantics (2010) Character: Lila Hayes
Alliances are tested when seven college pals reunite to watch two of their own say “I do” at a seaside wedding. But the maid of honor and the groom share a passionate history, and the bride isn’t the only one who’s wondering if it’s all in the past.
The Parting Glass The Parting Glass (2018) Character: Colleen
A family dealing with their sister's death travel across country to collect her belongings and piece together their memories of the woman they lost.
Darkness Darkness (2002) Character: Regina
A teenage girl moves into a remote country home with her family, only to discover that the gloomy old house has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy them.
She's All That She's All That (1999) Character: Mackenzie Siler
High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly impossible challenge. He has six weeks to gain the trust of nerdy outcast Laney Boggs -- and help her to become the school's next prom queen.
Blue State Blue State (2007) Character: Chloe Hamon
A disgruntled Democrat follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.
Evolution X - The Making of X-Men Evolution X - The Making of X-Men (2003) Character: N/A
A four part documentary on the making of the first X-Men film, from pre-production, to principal photography, to post-production, and reflections on the film before production commenced on the sequel.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) Character: Elaine Goodale
Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation, and Sitting Bull the proud Lakota chief whose tribe won the American Indians’ last major victory at Little Big Horn.
X2 X2 (2003) Character: Marie D'Ancanto / Rogue
Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses—Magneto and Mystique—to unhinge Stryker's scheme to exterminate all mutants.
X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Character: Marie D'Ancanto / Rogue
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
The Good Dinosaur The Good Dinosaur (2015) Character: Ramsey (voice)
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
25th Hour 25th Hour (2002) Character: Mary D'Annuzio
In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence.
Mosaic Mosaic (2007) Character: Maggie Nelson
A break-in and murder at a New York City museum sparks an investigation by Interpol Agent Nathan Nelson. When he finds an ancient artifact, Nelson takes it home to conduct more research. A lightning storm, a pet chameleon and the artifact gives his daughter, Maggie, mystical powers to shape-shift her appearance at will which includes the ability to mimic other people and animals.
A Bit of Light A Bit of Light (2022) Character: Ella
Ella, at almost forty, is forced to move back in with her father Alan. She's trying to stay sober having temporarily given up custody of her young daughters to her ex-husband Joseph and his new partner Bethan.
Making 'The Irishman' Making 'The Irishman' (2020) Character: Self
Join legendary director Martin Scorsese, and acting icons Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino going behind the scenes of their universally acclaimed movie.
Margaret Margaret (2011) Character: Lisa Cohen
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
A Walk on the Moon A Walk on the Moon (1999) Character: Alison Kantrowitz
The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Free Ride Free Ride (2013) Character: Christina
A single mom in the 1970s raises her two daughters and becomes involved in illegal drug trade to make a better life.
Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (1996) Character: Young Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax.



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