Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska

Highest Rated: 100% Rogue (2007)

Lowest Rated: 20% Suburban Mayhem (2006)

Birthday: Oct 14, 1989

Birthplace: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Mia Wasikowska was an Australian actress who played the eponymous role in Tim Burton's colorful adventure-fantasy "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), in addition to roles in the critically-acclaimed dramas "That Evening Sun" (2009) and "The Kids Are All Right" (2010). Born and raised in the Australian capital of Canberra, Wasikowska grew up wanting to become a professional ballerina. She started taking lessons at the age of 9, and by 13 was spending upwards of 35 hours a week, in addition to her school work, training. Although her passion for ballet was strong, by the age of 14 Wasikowska started becoming disillusioned with the cloistered world of ballet, and its extreme focus on physical perfection. She eventually quit dancing altogether, although her love of ballet remained strong. After permanently shelving her dance dream, Wasikowska began developing a new passion for acting. She had always loved European and Australian cinema, and started thinking about delving into an acting career. There was just one problem: she didn't have any experience. Determined to at least get a meeting, Wasikowska called up a dozen Australian talent agents at random. Through sheer persistence, she eventually got one of them to accept her call, and from there, set up a meeting. Before long, Wasikowska was going out on auditions and within a short time had nabbed a recurring part on the Australian series "All Saints" (Seven Network, 1998-2009). From there she nabbed parts in films like "Suburban Mayhem" (2006), "September" (2007), and "Rogue" (2008). Then in 2008 Wasikowska landed a recurring role on the HBO drama "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010). Wasikowska nabbed the role by sending in a taped audition, which wowed the show's producers. She appeared as Sophie, an emotionally distressed gymnast, on the first season of the series in 2008. If her role on "In Treatment" proved Wasikowska had the acting chops to play serious parts, her roles in the acclaimed dramas "That Evening Sun" and "The Kids Are All Right" only confirmed that belief. With her still young acting career on the rise, Wasikowska landed her breakout role in 2010 when she was cast as Alice in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." The film, which also starred Johnny Depp, was a worldwide hit at the box office, thus raising Wasikowska's profile from working actor to global star seemingly overnight. She would go on to reprise her role as Alice in 2016's "Alice Through the Looking Glass." In addition to playing Alice on the big screen, Wasikowska continued racking up critical praise for her impressive work in a number of acclaimed films, including "Maps to the Stars" (2014), "Madame Bovary" (2014), and "Damsel" (2018). In 2019 Wasikowska had starred in two films: "Judy & Punch" (2019) and "Blackbird" (2019). The latter film, which also starred Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet, was a remake of the Danish film "Silent Heart" (2014).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% 80% The Devil All the Time Helen Hatton (Character) - 2020
62% No Score Yet Blackbird Anna (Character) - 2019
77% 59% Judy & Punch Judy (Character) - 2019
67% 55% Damsel Penelope (Character) $282.8K 2018
72% 44% Piercing Jackie (Character) $14.2K 2018
67% 46% Killing Heydrich Anna Novak (Character) - 2017
29% 48% Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice Kingsleigh (Character) $77M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madly Director,
Screenwriter
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose Nightingale (Character) - 2015
72% 55% Crimson Peak Edith Cushing (Character) $31.1M 2015
43% 26% Madame Bovary Emma Bovary (Character) $44.2K 2014
61% 44% Maps to the Stars Agatha Weiss (Character) $347.6K 2014
82% 77% Tracks Robyn Davidson (Character) $508.8K 2013
85% 75% Only Lovers Left Alive Ava (Character) $1.9M 2013
70% 60% Stoker India Stoker (Character) $1.7M 2013
83% 59% The Double Hannah (Character) $200.3K 2013
66% 74% Lawless Bertha Minnix (Character) $37.3M 2012
38% 48% Restless Annabel (Character) $163.1K 2011
84% 76% Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Character) $11.2M 2011
56% 47% Albert Nobbs Helen (Character) $70.4K 2011
92% 74% The Kids Are All Right Joni (Character) $20.8M 2010
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland Alice (Character) $334.2M 2010
82% 76% That Evening Sun Pamela Choat (Character) $280.3K 2009
20% 31% Amelia Elinor Smith (Character) $14.2M 2009
58% 72% Defiance Chaya Dziencielsky (Character) $28.6M 2008
100% 53% Rogue Sherry (Character) $7.7K 2007
No Score Yet 63% September Amelia (Character) - 2007
20% 58% Suburban Mayhem Lilya (Character) - 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2015
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
88% 96% In Treatment Sophie (Character) 2008

QUOTES FROM Mia Wasikowska CHARACTERS

Hamish says: Hurry up! Time is money.

Alice Kingsleigh says: Time is not money, nor is he your enemy!

Hamish says: Hurry up! Time is money.

Alice Kingsleigh says: Time is not money, nor is he your enemy!

Helen Kingsleigh says: Must you always be so head-strong?

Alice Kingsleigh says: No. It's just more fun that way.

Hannah says: You probably think I should be thankful that you took me to the hospital, but I'm not. I wanted to die and now I'm afraid I won't have the courage to try again. Do you wanna know what I think? I think that you should kill yourself. I promise I won't try to stop you halfway through.

Robyn Davidson says: Camel trips do not begin or end, they merely change form.

India Stoker says: Sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse

India Stoker says: Sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse.

Sheriff says: In a hurry? Know how fast you were going?

India Stoker says: Vivace effecioso, Mr. Sheriff.

Sheriff says: Pardon?

India Stoker says: Effectively fast, Mr. Sheriff.

Sheriff says: Effective for what?

India Stoker says: To get your attention.

India says: Just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for what we have come to be. Only once you realize this do you become free.

India says: Say that again?

Alice says: What an idea. A crazy, mad, wonderful idea.

Annabel says: People haven't been around even a fraction of the time of some reptiles, so three months is almost the same as three centuries or three days...

Alice says: This is impossible.

The Mad Hatter says: Only if you believe it is.

White Queen says: We don't have to fight.

Red Queen says: I know what you're doing. You think you can blink those pretty little eyes and I'll melt, just like Mummy and Daddy did.

White Queen says: Please.

Red Queen says: No! It is my crown! I am the eldest! Jabberwocky!

Alice says: This is impossible.

The Mad Hatter says: Only if you believe it is.

Jane Eyre says: My heart is mute

Jane Eyre says: My heart is mute.

Edward Rochester says: What is it? Jane Eyre with nothing to say?

Jane Eyre says: Everything seems unreal.

Edward Rochester says: I am real enough.

Jane Eyre says: You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all.

Jane Eyre says: I must respect myself.

Jane Eyre says: If you cherish an affection sir, then fortune alone cannot impede you.

Edward Rochester says: Yes.

Jane Eyre says: And if the lady is of noble stock and has indicated she may reciprocate...

Edward Rochester says: Jane, of whom do you think I speak?

Jane Eyre says: Of Miss Ingram.

Edward Rochester says: I'm asking of what Jane Eyre would do to secure my happiness.

Jane Eyre says: I would do anything for you sir. Anything that was right.

Edward Rochester says: You transfix me quite.

Helen says: You are the strangest man I have ever met.

Red Queen says: I need a pig here! [pig slides in front of chair, she puts her feet on it.]

Red Queen says: I love a warm pig belly for my aching feet. [Looks at Alice] Would you like one, Um?

Alice says: No thank you.

Red Queen says: Sit.

Alice says: [looks down at a monkeys holding a cushion]

Red Queen says: Sit! [Alice sits.]

Red Queen says: [to others in the room] Go away!

Edward Rochester says: I offer you my hand, my heart. Jane, I ask you to pass through life at my side. You are my equal and my likeness. Will you marry me?

Jane Eyre says: Are you mocking me?

Edward Rochester says: You doubt me.

Jane Eyre says: Entirely.

Enoch Brae says: Do I know you?

Annabel says: Does anybody here know you?

Alice says: I try to believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Count them, Alice. One, there are drinks that make you shrink. Two, there are foods that make you grow. Three, animals can talk. Four, cats can disappear. Five, there is a place called Underland. Six, I can slay the Jabberwocky.

Alice says: I've been shrunk, stretched, scratched and stuffed into a teapot!

Jane Eyre says: Am I a machine with out feelings?

Jane Eyre says: Am I a machine without feelings?

Jane Eyre says: Do you think that because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, that I am soulless and heartless?

The Mad Hatter says: Your carriage, my lady.

Alice says: A hat?

The Mad Hatter says: Of course. Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat. Have I made a rhyme?

Alice says: I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.