Mia Wasikowska

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Mia Wasikowska (born 14.10.1989)
Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress famous for her breakthrough title role in 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Mia Wasikowska: Childhood
Mia Wasikowska was born and raised in Canberra, Australia. Her parents are Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid, both photographers.
She moved to Poland for a year in 1998 as a child for her mother's work.
She trained in ballet from the age of 9 'til she was 14, training 35 hours a week with it in mind as a career. She quit due to an injury and too much pressure to look good.
She later became interested in acting and contacted several talent agencies online with only one response.

Mia Wasikowska: Acting career
Mia Wasikowska made her acting debut in 2004, appearing in two episodes of the soap 'All Saints'. Her first film was 2006's 'Suburban Mayhem'.
In 2007, she appeared alongside Radha Mitchell and Sam Worthington in the horror film 'Rogue'.
In 2008, she took to the States to star in the series 'In Treatment' during which she had to leave school for a time. That year she also starred in 'Defiance' opposite Jamie Bell.
In 2009, she appeared in the biopic 'Amelia' with Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor and Christopher Eccleston. That year also saw her in 'That Evening Sun' with Hal Holbrook, for which she had to learn a Southern American accent in two hours for the audition.
The following year she landed the leading role in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' opposite Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. The movie grossed over $1 billion at the box office. That year also saw her in the comedy 'The Kids Are All Right' with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore.
In 2010, she portrayed the title character in Cary Fukunaga's mini-series 'Jane Eyre' opposite Michael Fassbender. She was cast at the recommendation of director Gus Van Sant after appearing in his movie 'Restless'.
In 2011, she was in 'Albert Nobbs' opposite Glenn Close and Antonia Campbell-Hughes after Amanda Seyfried dropped out. That year she joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2012, appeared alongside Shia LaBeouf in 'Lawless' and in 2013 starred with Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode in 'Stoker'.

Mia Wasikowska: Personal life
Mia Wasikowska enjoys photography, often using a Rolleiflex camera and taking photos on the set of her movies. One picture, featuring Jamie Bell, was a finalist in the 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize.
The actress currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Australian Stars Join Protest To Save World Heritage Site

23rd June 2014 -

 News

Geoffrey Rush, Mia Wasikowska and Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin are among the famous Australians to sign a petition to save a famous beauty spot from losing its World Heritage listing.Australian lawmakers are currently considering...

'Maps To The Stars' Gives Cannes A Dark And Unrelenting Hollywood Satire With Stand-Out Performances

19th May 2014 -

 News

Maps to the Stars has finally received its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and will compete in competition with nearly 20 other films for the top prize. Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska and...

Tracks

25th April 2014 -

 Movie Review

The true story behind this movie just about makes up for its oddly flat tone, which never quite captures either the grandeur of the Australian Outback or the deeper emotions of the people on-screen. The...

Mia Wasikowska is a 'comfort freak' with clothes

4th April 2014 -

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Mia Wasikowska likes to feel comfortable on the red carpet.The 'Stoker' actress says that while she love to ''have fun'' with her outfits choices and will take inspiration from the catwalk, she is a ''comfort...

The Double

3rd April 2014 -

 Movie Review

After his acclaimed drama Submarine, actor-turned-filmmaker Richard Ayoade applies his considerable visual skills to this striking blackly comical adaptation of Dostoevsky's novella. Bristling with wit and snappy details, the film's style overwhelms its emotional core,...

The Double

25th March 2014 -

 Video

Simon is a timid, uncharismatic and largely forgettable man who doesn't seem to be getting anywhere in life. He is rarely acknowledge at work and is a stranger to all his colleagues, his mother is...

Helena Bonham Carter returning for Alice in Wonderland sequel

13th March 2014 -

 News

Helena Bonham Carter is returning for the 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel.The British actress has been confirmed to reprise her role as the evil Red Queen in 'Through The Looking Glass' opposite Johnny Depp and Mia...

'Only Lovers Left Alive': Why This Achingly Cool Vampire Romance Is So Not 'Twilight' [Trailer]

21st February 2014 -

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Only Lovers Left Alive is released in cinemas today, bringing Jim Jarmusch's supernatural romance to theatres. The movie's main draw is of course its two British leads: Tilda Swinton and Thor's Tom HIddlestone play the...

Only Lovers Left Alive

20th February 2014 -

 Movie Review

It's hardly surprising that laconic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) has created such an inventively offbeat vampire movie, helped hugely by the ace casting of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as extremely long-term lovers. Fans...

The Double

20th February 2014 -

 Video

Simon is one of those sorts of people who can never seem to make an impression on anybody. His work colleagues barely know his name, his love interest Hannah remains stoically uninterested and his mother...

The Double

13th February 2014 -

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Simon is already running the risk of seeing his life crash and burn around him, with his reticent personality forcing away any love interests (or even friends), attracting much disappointment from his mother and losing...

Sacha Baron Cohen set for Alice in Wonderland 2?

22nd January 2014 -

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Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks for the 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel.The 42-year-old actor is in early negotiations to take on the role of a villain in 'Through the Looking Glass', which is the follow-up...

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Staring Through The Looking Glass At Role In 'Alice In Wonderland' Sequel

22nd January 2014 -

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Sacha Baron Cohen is believed to be in early talks with Disney to star in the planned sequel to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. Cohen is apparently on the verge of signing with Disney to...

'Only Lovers Left Alive': Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddlestone Celebrate Undying Love In New Vampire Romance [Trailer]

21st January 2014 -

 News

You'd think we'd have had our fill of vampire romances by now, but new movie Only Lovers Left Alive is set to show us that there's still fresh blood to shake from the undead fantasy...

Only Lovers Left Alive

21st January 2014 -

 Video

An ancient vampire named Adam is desperate to remain hidden from the world in his Detroit home. But that's harder than it looks as people are becoming increasingly interested in the music he makes and...

Tracks

16th January 2014 -

 Video

Robyn is a free spirit with an unusual, not to mention dangerous, ambition to cross the 1,700 mile Australian desert from Alice Springs to reach the Indian Ocean accompanied by four camels and a dog....

The Double

18th December 2013 -

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Being diffident, introverted and generally awkward in social situations, Simon finds his life increasingly difficult as he feels unappreciated in his work life, disparaged by his disappointed mother and rejected by his only love interest....

Fascinating Fact: 3967042

22nd November 2013 -

 News

Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are teaming up again for a sequel to Alice In Wonderland. The new film has been added to Disney's slate of blockbusters scheduled for release in 2016. The project will...

Laura Carmichael cast in Madame Bovary

1st October 2013 -

 News

Laura Carmichael has been cast in a new adaptation of 'Madame Bovary'.The 26-year-old actress - best known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in hit period drama 'Downton Abbey' - is set to take...

Only Lovers Left Alive

9th September 2013 -

 Video

Adam is a centuries old vampire who has a deep passion for music of all kinds, enjoying the peace of hiding away behind the curtained windows of his Detroit home desperate to distance himself from...

Robert Pattinson To Play Photographer In James Dean 'Life' Biopic

6th September 2013 -

 News

Robert Pattinson has been cast as photographer Dennis Stock, AKA close friend of James Dean, in a biopic about the legendary actor's relationship with the press and the run up to the 1955 film, East...

Mia Wasikowska Planning To Buy First Home In Australia

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Actress Mia Wasikowska is determined to seek out new projects that will allow her to spend more time in her native Australia after deciding to purchase her first home there.The Alice in Wonderland star, 23,...

Rooney Mara To Romance Cate Blanchett In New Lesbian Drama

30th August 2013 -

 News

Rooney Mara will romance Cate Blanchett in director Todd Haynes' new movie Carol after stepping in to replace Mia Wasikowska.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star will portray a lesbian who falls for a frustrated...

Rooney Mara joins the cast of Carol

29th August 2013 -

 News

Rooney Mara has joined the cast of 'Carol'.The 'Girl With A Dragon Tattoo' actress is replacing Mia Wasikowska and will star alongside Cate Blanchett in the Todd Haynes-directed adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel 'The Price...

Robert Pattinson Shares Awkward Kiss With Mia Wasikowska On 'Maps To The Stars' Set

23rd August 2013 -

 News

Robert Pattinson was spotted canoodling with Mia Wasikowska on camera recently - but don't worry, it was just for a particularly steamy scene in his new movie Maps To The Stars.The 'Twilight' star is in...

Benedict Cumberbatch drops out of Crimson Peak

22nd August 2013 -

 News

Benedict Cumberbatch has quit Guillermo del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'.The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actor was due to star alongside Jessica Chastain in the gothic horror movie but has dropped out for unknown reasons, according to...

Jesse Eisenberg spotted kissing Mia Wasikowska

10th July 2013 -

 News

Jesse Eisenberg has gone public with his relationship with Mia Wasikowska.The 29-year-old actor was spotted kissing his 'The Double' co-star, 23, in Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday (09.07.13).The couple, who have yet to comment on their...

Jesse Eisenberg Dating Mia Wasikowska

10th July 2013 -

 News

The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg has gone public with his budding romance with actress Mia Wasikowska after they were photographed kissing in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday (09Jul13).The pair is rumoured to have struck up...

Fascinating Fact: 3706893

6th June 2013 -

 News

Mia Wasikowska has reportedly emerged as the favourite to step in and replace Emma Stone in horror movie Crimson Peak. The Amazing Spider-Man star quit director Guillermo Del Toro's haunted house film last month (May13),...

Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Play Lovers

28th May 2013 -

 News

Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are to play lovers in a racy new film.The two Australian actresses have taken the lead roles in upcoming drama Carol, a big screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novella The...

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