Toni Collette

Toni Collette

Highest Rated: 97% Knives Out (2019)

Lowest Rated: 11% Birthmarked (2018)

Birthday: Nov 1, 1972

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

One of the most compelling actors of her generation, Toni Collette has enjoyed a career that can only be described as unpredictable. Moon-faced, cat-eyed, and possessing a presence that conveys both dignity and eccentricity, Collette had her breakthrough in P.J. Hogan's hit 1994 comedy Muriel's Wedding. As the film's title character, an overweight, ABBA-loving woman who is obsessed with getting married, the Australian actor earned both critical raves and audience recognition across the globe. She also earned plenty of opportunities to be typecast into similar roles -- particularly as she had gained over 18 kilos to play the part of Muriel -- but managed to skillfully avoid this by appearing in a variety of films that had nothing to do with ABBA, matrimony, or weight issues.Born in Sydney, Australia, on November 1, 1972, Collette became interested in acting as a child. She made her stage debut at the age of 14 in a school production of Godspell, and went on to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Quitting the prestigious school after less than two years in order to work with a talented stage director, she appeared in a number of plays and in 1991 made her screen debut in Spotswood, acting in the company of Anthony Hopkins and a then unheard-of Russell Crowe.Three years later, Collette had her big break with Muriel's Wedding, a sleeper hit in both Australia and the U.S. Following the hoopla surrounding the film's success, the actor appeared in a number of small films, including the 1996 comedy Cosi and Clockwatchers (1997), a poignant office comedy that featured Collette, Lisa Kudrow, Parker Posey, and Alanna Ubach as dissatisfied temps.Recognized by keen-eyed observers as Gwyneth Paltrow's shy friend Harriet in Douglas McGrath's 1996 adaptation of Emma, and as the Angie Bowie-esque wife of a glam rocker in Todd Haynes' much maligned Velvet Goldmined (1998), Collette found her biggest audience to date -- as well as some of her biggest raves -- in M. Night Shalyaman's The Sixth Sense (1999). Cast as the mother of a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who sees dead people, Collette earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance. Unfortunately, she followed the film with Shaft (2000), more or less wasting her talents in the role of a woman who the titular private dick has to save from the bad guys. Collette's talents were put to greater use in the made-for-TV movie Dinner With Friends (2001), which cast her as a woman who breaks up with her husband (Greg Kinnear) after 12 years of marriage. The movie, which also starred Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid, won warm reviews, particularly for the strong ensemble work of its four principle actors. Collette's subsequent workload reflected her growing popularity; in addition to Stephen Daldry's The Hours (2001), which she starred in alongside a cast that included Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris, she also appeared opposite Hugh Grant in the 2002 adaptation of author Nick Hornby's About a Boy. Collette continued to take on small-scale projects like the Hollywood satire The Last Shot. She co-starred with Nia Vardelos in Connie & Carla, a film that came nowhere close to equaling the sleeper success of Vardelos' My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but did showcase Collette's fine singing voice. The next year Collette gave a strong performance opposite Cameron Diaz in the underappreciated In Her Shoes. 2006 found her stretching both her comedic and dramatic muscles by co-starring in the psychological thriller The Night Listener as well as the sleeper hit independent comedy Little Miss Sunshine opposite Steve Carell and Greg Kinnear.The actress would go on to contiunue her reputation, consistently appearing in critically acclaimed films like The Night Listener, Jesus Henry Christ, The Black Balloon, and Towelhead, in addition to finding a suitable outlet for her talents on the small screen, playing a mother with multiple personalities in the Diablo Cody

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet I'm Thinking of Ending Things Actor 2020
97% Knives Out Joni Thrombey 2019
62% Velvet Buzzsaw Gretchen 2019
45% The Yellow Birds Amy Bartle 2018
92% Hearts Beat Loud Leslie 2018
89% Hereditary Annie Graham 2018
11% Birthmarked Catherine 2018
44% Madame Anne Fredericks 2018
58% Please Stand By Scottie 2018
26% Unlocked Emily Knowles 2017
33% Fun Mom Dinner Kate 2017
45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage Jane Marke $44.9M 2017
No Score Yet Andorra Mrs. Dent 2017
No Score Yet Blinky Bill på eventyr Beryl / Cheryl 2016
73% Blinky Bill The Movie Beryl / Cheryl 2016
85% Imperium Angela Zamparo 2016
77% Jasper Jones Actor 2016
66% Krampus Sarah 2015
71% Miss You Already Milly $2.9M 2015
77% The Boxtrolls Lady Portley-Rind $52.1M 2014
37% Hector And The Search For Happiness Agnes 2014
22% A Long Way Down Maureen 2014
24% Tammy Missi $51.1M 2014
77% Lucky Them Ellie Klug 2014
95% Enough Said Sarah 2013
83% The Way Way Back Pam $21.6M 2013
86% Storm Surfers 3D Narrator $0.2M 2013
44% Mental Shaz $2.3M 2013
60% Hitchcock Peggy Robertson $6.1M 2012
23% Jesus Henry Christ Patricia $18.9K 2012
72% Fright Night Jane Brewster $18.3M 2011
No Score Yet Foster (Angel In the House) Zooey 2011
95% Mary and Max Mary Daisy Dinkle (adult) 2009
50% Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Mary Executive Producer 2008
85% The Black Balloon Maggie Mollison 2008
49% Towelhead Melina $0.3M 2007
27% Evening Nina Mars $12.5M 2007
76% The Dead Girl Arden 2006
No Score Yet Tsunami, The Aftermath Kathy Graham 2006
40% The Night Listener Donna Logand $7.8M 2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine Sheryl Hoover $59.9M 2006
38% Like Minds (Murderous Intent) Executive Producer Sally Rowe 2006
75% In Her Shoes Rose Feller $32.9M 2005
62% The Last Shot Emily French $0.4M 2004
44% Connie and Carla Carla $8M 2004
68% Japanese Story Sandy Edwards $0.2M 2003
80% The Hours Kitty $41.5M 2002
93% About a Boy Fiona $40.6M 2002
77% Changing Lanes Michelle $66.7M 2002
64% Negocios Sucios Sharon Ryan 2002
90% Dinner with Friends Beth 2001
No Score Yet The Magic Pudding Meg Bluegum 2001
No Score Yet Hotel Splendide Kath 2000
67% Shaft Diane Palmieri $70.4M 2000
41% 8 1/2 Women Griselda 1999
86% The Sixth Sense Lynn Sear 1999
57% Velvet Goldmine Mandy Slade 1998
No Score Yet Lilian's Story Young Lillian Singer 1998
83% Clockwatchers Iris 1998
No Score Yet The Boys Michelle 1998
No Score Yet Cosi Julie 1997
No Score Yet Diana and Me Diana Spencer 1997
84% Emma Harriet Smith 1996
45% The Pallbearer Cynthia 1996
78% Muriel's Wedding Muriel Heslop 1995
50% The Princess and the Cobbler (The Thief and the Cobbler) Nurse/Good Witch 1993
67% The Efficiency Expert Wendy Robinson 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
98% Unbelievable
2019
Grace Rasmussen 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
73% Wanderlust
2018
Joy Richards 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2015
2012
No Score Yet Devil's Playground
2014
Margaret Wallace MP 2014
56% Hostages
2013-2014
Ellen Sanders 2014
2013
85% United States of Tara
2009-2011
Tara Tara Gregson 2011
2010
2009
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2010
2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2007
No Score Yet Blue Murder: Killer Cop
2017
Anne Melocco
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
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QUOTES FROM Toni Collette CHARACTERS

Sheryl Hoover says: I'm so glad you're here!

Frank Hoover says: That makes one of us.

Jess says: You found out a week ago. How could the tumor of gotten so big?

Milly says: Because it's aggressive, like you!

Milly says: Firstly can I make it clear that this is not my fortieth?

Missi says: Don't wast you time ,Tammy was a real stinker.

Emily French says: In a moment, I'm going to die. I wish I could live to see that.

Sheryl says: (walks in Dwayne's bedroom with Frank) Dwayne, Uncle Frank's here?

Sheryl says: Dwayne, Uncle Frank's here?

Peggy says: I think I'll never have another shower again.

David VanArkle says: What kind of person marries someone they don't know?

Muriel says: You did.

David VanArkle says: I wanted to win. All my life, I wanted to win.

Muriel says: I do, too.

Muriel says: Why can't it be me? Why can't I be the one?

Muriel says: I want to get married! I've always wanted to get married. If I get married it means I've changed, I'm a new person.

Rhonda says: How?

Muriel says: Because who'd want to marry me?

Muriel says: Sometimes I think I'm nothing--useless.

Muriel says: I'm going to be a success. I'm going to get married and I'm going to be a success.

Connie says: We've gotta go some place where we can just blend in. Someplace where they'd never look for us cause there's no theater, no musical theater, no dinner theater, no culture at all.

Carla says: Las Angeles!

Al says: You're like sad, you know. After all these years, just face the fact it's not going to happen and give up.

Carla says: Al, I only have one life. I want it to be a happy one.

Zigzag says: I can restore you the balls although they may be lost.

King Nod says: I'll give you anything Zigzag! Just do it!

Nurse/Good Witch says: As my peril will be dire, you must grant my heart's desire!

King Nod says: Wich is?

Zigzag says: I require, Sire, your daughter Yum Yum to wed...

King Nod says: You want my daughter...? Never! Never, ever! Get out! OUT!!!!

King Nod says: You want my daughter? Never! Never, ever! Get out! OUT!

Sheryl says: What happened?

Richard says: I'll tell you when I regain consciousness

Richard says: I'll tell you when I regain consciousness.

Charlie's Mom says: Charley Brewster: You read way too much TWILIGHT. Evil Ed: That's fiction, okay. This is real. He's a real monster, and he's not brooding, or lovesick, or noble. He's the fucking shark from JAWS. He kills, he feeds, and he doesn't stop until everyone around him is dead. And I seriously am so angry you think I read TWILIGHT.

Charley Brewster says: Charley Brewster: You read way too much TWILIGHT.

Evil Ed says: That's fiction, okay. This is real. He's a real monster, and he's not brooding, or lovesick, or noble. He's the fucking shark from JAWS. He kills, he feeds, and he doesn't stop until everyone around him is dead. And I seriously am so angry you think I read TWILIGHT.

Charlie's Mom says: Ed: Can't get in without an invitation. Jerry: [steps in] I thought you did your homework. You've been watching me, I've been watching you. That's fair enough.

Ed says: Can't get in without an invitation.

Jerry says: [steps in] I thought you did your homework. You've been watching me, I've been watching you. That's fair enough.

Rose Feller says: I don't know what's wrong with your girls. My Marcia never uses the word vagina!

Maggie Feller says: My Marcia doesn't even have a vagina!

Rose Feller says: Oh, My Marcia has a vagina alright, but my Marcia's vagina is made of solid 24 carrot gold!

Maggie Feller says: My Marcia's vagina is so perfect, it's in a museum!

Maggie says: He's your brother!

Thomas Mollison says: He's a freak!

Maggie says: (Slaps Thomas in the face) Your brother will never be able to do the things you will. He'll never go to work or start a family, so we have to look after him. He's staying with us forever

Maggie says: [slaps Thomas in the face] Your brother will never be able to do the things you will. He'll never go to work or start a family, so we have to look after him. He's staying with us forever.

Henry James Herman says: Mom you're smothering me Patricia.

Patricia says: I know, that's what mothers do.

Cole Sear says: She wanted me to tell you...

Lynn Sear says: Cole, please stop...

Cole Sear says: She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn't come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn't see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question? She said the answer is... "Every day." What did you ask?

Cole Sear says: She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn't come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn't see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question? She said the answer is... 'Every day.' What did you ask?

Lynn Sear says: Do... Do I make her proud?

Mandy Slade says: beauty reveals everything because it expresses nothing

Mandy Slade says: What is true about music is true about life: that beauty reveals everything because it expresses nothing.

Charlie's Mom says: Jerry? Thats a terrible vampire name

Charlie's Mom says: That's a terrible vampire name, Jerry.

Charlie Brewster says: That's a terrible vampire name... Jerry?

Charlie Brewster says: That's a terrible vampire name... Jerry!?

Fiona says: (talking to Marcus).. When you sing it brings sunshine and happiness into my heart

Fiona says: (talking to Marcus) When you sing it brings sunshine and happiness into my heart.