Rachel Griffiths Biography

Published On Apr 19, 2018
Facts of Rachel Griffiths
Date of Birth: 1968 , December-18
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian actress born on 18 December 1968 (49 years) in New Castle, New South Wales, Australia. She is an Australian by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She gained prominence in 1994 from an Australian movie Muriel’s Wedding.

She also played Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC drama series Brother and Sister.

Griffiths spent her childhood on the Gold Coast. Later, she moved to Melbourne with her mother and two older brothers at the age of 5. She finished her high school studies from Star of the Sea College.

She earned her bachelor degree in drama and dance from Victoria College, Rusden. After her graduation, she started her career as a Woolly Jumpers, a Geelong-based community theatre group.

Her first success was as the creator and performer of Barbie Gets Hip, which was portrayed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 1991.

The very beautiful actress Rachel is one of the most talked-about and successful actresses. With a perfect figure, she stands five feet and nine inches (height).

In 1997, she again worked with Muriel’s Wedding director in an American movie My Best Friend’s Wedding. The same year she starred in a British film My Son the Fanatic, where she portrayed a Yorkshire prostitute.

She also played in the film The Rookie opposite Dennis Quaid as a supportive housewife. She received positive reviews for the role.

In 2006, Griffiths became a part of drama series Brother and Sister, co-starring Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Balthazar Getty and Matthew Rhys.

Besides, she is also the recipient of several awards and honors. Griffiths was awarded the Australian Film Critics Award and the Australian Film Institute Awards for best-supporting actress in Muriel’s Wedding.

Griffiths received Acadamy Award nomination for best-supporting actress for her role in Hilary and Jackie. She also received an Emmy nomination for her work in the series.

Rachel in 2015, made her debut as television director from the Australian teen drama Nowhere Boys. She directed three episodes of the second series. She also starred in movies Burning Man, Step Up, Angel, The Hard Word, The Feds and many more. 

Before marrying the love of her life, Rachel dated boyfriend Jeremy Sisto, an American actor, and a television star in 2003. Later, she got indulged in a romantic relationship with Eric Stoltz, an American actor, director, and producer in 1999. However, the two separated the same year.

Currently, Griffiths is married to an Australian artist Andrew Taylor. They got married in Gardenvale. She has three children with her husband. The duo is living a very happy married life and there are no signs of divorce.

The well-known actress who is doing great in her career is estimated to have a net worth around $6 million. However, her exact salary has not been revealed.

In 2014, Rachel and husband Andrew sold their Palm Beach home for over $2.5 million.

Rachel Griffiths

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born in New South Wales, Australia

December 18 , 1968

Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian actress born on 18, December in New South Wales, Australia. She was brought up in Melbourne along with her two older brothers. She went to Star Sea College for her high school studies.

Nomination for Emmy

December 18 , 2009

Rachel Griffiths has received a Golden Globe award, a screen actors guild awards, academy award for her role in Muriel's Wedding. She has also won Australian Film Institute and Australian Film Critics for the role. she got 2007 and 2009 Emmy nomination for her work in Brothers and Sisters series. 

Dated Eric Stoltz

1999

Before her marriage, she had two relationships. She dated Eric Stoltz in 1999, the pair separated in the same year. After that, she dated Jeremy Sisto. The two didn't last long too and broke up in the same year.

married to Andrew Taylor

2003

Rachel Anne Griffiths is married to an Australian artist Andrew Taylor. The two dated for 3 years before tying their knot in 2003 officially. The duo is blessed with three children, daughter- Adelaide Rose Taylor, Clementine Grace Taylor and a son Banjo Patrick Taylor. The family of five are living a very happy life.

Appeared in The Feds

1993

The beautiful actress has starred in many films following The Feds(1993), Very Annie Mary (2001), Angel(2005), Step Up (2005), and TV series like Fast Forward(1992), Secrets (1993-1994), Once  thief (1998), Six Feet Under (2001-2005),  Rake (2010). She has been active in her acting career since 1992.

Net worth around $145 million

2017

The Australian actress net worth is estimated to be around $145 million. Griffiths earns her worth from smart stock investments, an endorsement deal with Covergirl cosmetics, substantial property holding. She has also launched her brand of vodka (pure wondergriffiths), owns several restaurants(the "fat Griffiths burger" chain) and a fashion line called "Rachel Griffiths seduction".