Rachel Weisz



Place of birth:

Westminster, London, England, UK:


An English film and theatre actress and fashion model. She started her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where she 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. Weisz started working in television, appearing in Inspector Morse, the British miniseries The Scarlet and the Black, and the television movie Advocates II. She made her film debut in the 1994 film Death Machine, but her 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, in 1999, and The Mummy Returns in 2001. Other notable films featuring Weisz are Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, for which she 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. Weisz also worked on theatre. Her 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. Weisz's performances also include the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, and the 2006 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the latter play earned her the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2009.

Film Credits

Black Widow (2020)
as Melina Vostokoff / Iron Maiden
The Favourite: Unstitching the Costume Drama (2019)
Let's Dance (2018)
as Segment: "Coffee to Go"
The Favourite (2018)
as Sarah Churchill, Lady Marlborough
The Mercy (2018)
as Clare Crowhurst
Disobedience (2017)
as Ronit Krushka
My Cousin Rachel (2017)
as Rachel Ashley
Denial (2016)
as Deborah Lipstadt
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
as Hannah Roennfeldt
Complete Unknown (2016)
as Alice Manning
The Lobster (2015)
as Short Sighted Woman
Youth (2015)
as Lena Ballinger
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
as Evanora
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
as Dr. Marta Shearing
360 (2012)
as Rose
Dream House (2011)
as Libby Atenton
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
as Hester Collyer
Page Eight (2011)
as Nancy Pierpan
The Whistleblower (2010)
as Kathryn Bolkovac
Agora (2009)
as Hypatia
The Lovely Bones (2009)
as Abigail Salmon
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
as Penelope Stamp
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
as Summer Hartley
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
as Sue Lynne
Fred Claus (2007)
as Wanda Blinkowski
Inside The Fountain: Death and Rebirth (2007)
as Herself
Eragon (2006)
as Saphira (voice)
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)
as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Fountain (2006)
as Queen Isabella/Izzi Creo
The Constant Gardener (2005)
as Tessa Quayle
Constantine (2005)
as Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson
Envy (2004)
as Debbie Dingman
Confidence (2003)
as Lily
Runaway Jury (2003)
as Marlee
The Shape of Things (2003)
as Evelyn Ann Thompson
About a Boy (2002)
as Rachel
The Mummy Returns (2001)
as Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell/Princess Nefertiri
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
as Tania Chernova
Beautiful Creatures (2000)
as Petula
Building A Better Mummy (1999)
as Herself
Sunshine (1999)
as Greta
The Mummy (1999)
as Evelyn Carnahan
Tube Tales (1999)
as Angela (segment "Rosebud")
This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis (1998)
as Lauren Hynde
The Land Girls (1998)
as Ag (Agapanthus)
My Summer With Des (1998)
as Rosie
I Want You (1998)
as Helen
Swept from the Sea (1998)
as Amy Foster
Bent (1997)
as Prostitute
Going All the Way (1997)
as Marty Pilcher
Chain Reaction (1996)
as Dr. Lily Sinclair
Stealing Beauty (1996)
as Miranda Fox
Death Machine (1994)
as Junior Executive
Dirtysomething (1994)
as Becca
Seventeen (1994)
White Goods (1994)
as Elaine
A Special Relationship ()
as Elizabeth Taylor

Production Credits

Disobedience (2017)
Radiator (2014)
Executive Producer
The Thief (2011)
The Thief (2011)
The Shape of Things (2003)