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Rachel Griffiths is well known to both film and television audiences around the world for her award-winning work in such projects as ABC's award-winning "Brothers and Sisters," as well as HBO's Emmy-winning drama series "Six Feet Under" (Golden Globe and SAG Ensemble Cast Awards and two Emmy nominations). In film, Ms. Griffiths was nominated for an Oscar for her work in the acclaimed 1998 biopic "Hilary and Jackie."
Griffiths is also well known for her motion-picture debut in "Muriel's Wedding" (AFI and Australian Film Critics Circle Awards), in which she played Rhonda, Toni Collette's indefatigable best friend.
Griffiths graduated from Victoria College and commenced her career on the stage with both the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Companies. Her stage credits include A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia," Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig," Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and David Auburn's "Proof," for which she won the Green Room Award.
She made her Broadway stage debut in the 2011 production of Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities," starring opposite Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach. Griffiths' has been continually recognized for her outstanding performances, including four Primetime Emmy nominations for her work as Brenda Chenowith in "Six Feet Under" (for which she also earned the Australian Film Institute Award and a Golden Globe) and Sarah Walker in "Brothers and Sisters."
She received her third AFI for Best Supporting Actress in Rachel Ward's "Beautiful Kate." In
addition, she received an AFI writing/directing nomination for her 2003 short film, "Roundabout" (as well as honors from the Melbourne Film Festival and the Australian Film Critics Circle).
In 2012 Griffiths took on the role of Christine Assange in the Australian television project "Underground," based on the formative years of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The following year she appeared in the Australian/NBC Summer television series "Camp." That same year she appeared as Aunt Ellie in John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. In 2015 she made her television directorial debut in the AFI Award-winning "The Nowhere Boys." In 2016 Grififths starred in the Irish film "Mammal," directed by Rebecca Daly, which had its International premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently she wrapped on the film "Hacksaw Ridge," starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Mel Gibson.