Jacki Weaver biography
Date of Birth: May 25, 1947
Born in Sydney, Australia, Jacki Weaver made her professional debut as Cinderella at Sydney's Philip Theatre while still a schoolgirl.
A highly respected stage and screen actor with a slew of industry awards, Weaver has starred in many seminal Australian films including Stork, Picnic at Hanging Rock , The Removalists, Caddie, Squizzy Taylor and Cosi , while her television roles include landmark productions such as Water Under The Bridge, Trial By Marriage and The Challenge.
Her stage portfolio includes more than 60 plays, ranging from lead roles in Blithe Spirit, They're Playing Our Song, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Born Yesterday, The Real Thing, The Seagull and A Streetcar Named Desire to The Three Sisters, Joe Egg, The Sisters Rosenweig, After The Ball, Shadowlands and Death of a Salesman. She also starred in two big films in 2012: The Five-Year Engagement alongside Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, and Silver Linings Playbook co-starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
In 2005 Allen and Unwin published Weaver's best-selling autobiography Much Love, Jac. In 2011 she received her first Academy Award nomination in the Supporting Actress category for her work in the motion picture Animal Kingdom (2010), followed by a second nomination in the same category in 2013 for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
Jacki was then seen in the Australian crime thriller Goldstone (2016), the Australian drama Last Cab to Darwin (2016), the dystopian drama Equals (2016), the comedy Zeroville (2016), the James Franco-directed parody The Masterpiece (2016), and the drama Sister Cities (2016). She went on to star in another James Franco-directed film, The Disaster Artist (2017) and most recently, plays the role of Sandy in the comedy Life of the Party (2018) starring Melissa McCarthy.