Anna Paquin (born 24.07.82)
Anna Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress, best known for he roles on the HBO series 'True Blood', as well as her work in the 'X-Men' movies.
Anna Paquin: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Anna Paquin has a net worth of 14 million USD.
Anna Paquin: Childhood
Anna Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Mary and Brian Paquin. When she was four years old, Paquin's family moved from Canada to New Zealand, where she attended Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School. She went on to study at Hutt Intermediate School, before moving to Wellington Girls' College in 1995.
In that same year, Paquin's parents divorced, and she moved with her mother to California and studied at Windward School in Los Angeles. She graduated in 2000, and started studying at Columbia University, but after one year she left to pursue her acting career.
Anna Paquin: Career
While living in New Zealand, Paquin's sister responded to an advert in the newspaper about an open audition for Jane Campion's 'The Piano'. This inspired Anna to audition as well, and led her to land the role in the film, out of 5000 candidates. Her performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of eleven, making her the second youngest to earn an Oscar.
Paquin did not intend to continue acting, and continued to reject offered for roles, with the exception of a number of mobile phone adverts. She returned to acting in 1996, appearing in the films 'Jane Eyre' and 'Fly Away Home', before working on 'A Walk on the Moon', 'Amistad', 'Hurlyburly', 'She's All That' and 'Almost Famous' as a teenager.
In 2000, she came into view of the public eye with her role in the film 'X-Men'. In 2003 and 2006 she reprised the role. In 2008, she appeared in her first television role in the HBO series, 'True Blood'. In 2010, she appeared as a cameo in the film 'Scream 4'. She then appeared in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' in 2014. Her role was significantly cut down for the theatrical release due to editing restrictions, and it was said she had 'essentially a cameo'.
Anna Paquin: Personal Life
While working on 'True Blood', Paquin began dating her co-star Stephen Moyer. The couple became engaged in August, 2009, and married in August 2010. In 2012, Paquin gave birth to fraternal twins Charlie and Poppy. During a public service announcement in 2010 for LGBT equality, she announced that she was bisexual.