Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver

Highest Rated: 94% Animal Kingdom (2010)

Lowest Rated: 0% Reclaim (2014)

Birthday: May 25, 1947

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jacki Weaver was an Australian stage and screen actress who was best known for her critically-acclaimed roles in the films "Animal Kingdom" (2010), "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012), and "Bird Box" (2018). Born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, Weaver began acting on Australian television when she was still in her teens. She briefly entertained the idea of studying sociology in college after winning a scholarship, but decided to pursue acting instead. After nabbing small roles on Australian TV throughout the 60s, Weaver made her feature film debut in the 1971 comedy "Stork." From there, Weaver's career really began picking up steam, which allowed her steadily throughout the 70s and 80s. During this period Weaver appeared in films like "Petersen" (1974) and "Caddie" (1976), as well as recurring roles on "Water Under the Bridge" (1980) and "The Challenge" (1986-87), both of which were mini-series made in Australia. Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Weaver had difficulty finding screen acting work, so she turned her attention to the stage. She began appearing in Australian productions of some of the most revered plays of the 20th century, including "Death of a Salesman" and "Streetcar Named Desire." By the early 2010s, however, Weaver began appearing in films and on television once again. She earned an Oscar nod in 2010 for her role as the matriarch of a criminal family in Melbourne in "Animal Kingdom," and followed that up with her second Oscar nomination for playing the doting mother of an emotionally exhausted man, played by Bradley Cooper, in 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook." Weaver also returned to TV with roles on Starz's "Blunt Talk" (2015-16) as well as the Epix thriller series "Our Lady, LTD" (Epix, 2019- ). Furthermore, Weaver appeared in two of the most talked about movies of 2018: "Bird Box" and "Widows."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
55% 59% Never Too Late Norma McCarthy (Character) - 2020
61% 74% Stage Mother Maybelline (Character) - 2020
67% 71% Penguin Bloom Jan (Character) - 2020
21% 23% The Grudge Lorna Moody (Character) $21.2M 2020
23% 38% Zeroville Dottie (Character) $8K 2019
36% 73% Poms Sheryl (Character) $13.6M 2019
17% 70% Elsewhere Unknown (Character) - 2019
37% 36% Out of Blue Miriam Rockwell (Character) $11.7K 2018
63% 57% Bird Box Sheryl (Character) - 2018
91% 61% Widows Agnieska (Character) $42.4M 2018
32% 59% Irreplaceable You Unknown (Character) - 2018
38% 40% Life of the Party Sandy (Character) $52.8M 2018
59% 31% Small Crimes Unknown (Character) - 2017
91% 85% The Disaster Artist Carolyn Minnott (Character) $21.1M 2017
66% 49% The Polka King Unknown (Character) - 2017
76% 70% Goldstone The Mayor (Character) $78.8K 2016
No Score Yet 81% Sister Cities Mary Baxter (Character) - 2016
89% 80% Last Cab to Darwin Dr. Farmer (Character) $32.8K 2015
36% 42% Equals Bess (Character) $32.1K 2015
47% 46% Maya the Bee Movie Buzzlina Von Beena (Voice) - 2014
39% 30% Haunt Janet Morello (Character) - 2014
50% 55% Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Irene Mossbecker (Character) $12.5K 2014
0% 27% Reclaim Reigert (Character) - 2014
51% 45% Magic in the Moonlight Grace (Character) $10.5M 2014
74% 57% The Voices Dr. Warren (Character) - 2014
70% 60% Stoker Gwendolyn Stoker (Character) $1.7M 2013
50% 47% Parkland Marguerite Oswald (Character) $652.4K 2013
64% 51% The Five-Year Engagement Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes (Character) $28.6M 2012
92% 86% Silver Linings Playbook Dolores (Character) $132.1M 2012
94% 83% Animal Kingdom Janine "Smurf" Cody (Character) $1M 2010
No Score Yet 69% Cosi Cherry (Character) $33.8K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfectionist Barbara Gunn (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squizzy Taylor Dolly (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abracadabra Primrose Buttercup (Voice) - 1983
No Score Yet 44% Caddie Josie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Polly Me Love Polly (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jock Petersen Susie Petersen (Character) - 1975
90% 83% Picnic at Hanging Rock Minnie (Character) $224.1K 1975

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloom Gwen Reed (Character) 2020 2018
88% 92% Perpetual Grace LTD Lillian Brown/Ma (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
100% 70% Secret City Catriona Bailey (Character) 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squinters Audrey (Character) 2018
54% 94% Blunt Talk Rosalie Winter (Character) 2015-2016
64% 76% Gracepoint Susan Wright (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2014
32% 61% Super Fun Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Perpetual Grace LTD Lillian Brown/Ma (Character)

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