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Academy Award-Nominated Actress Known For "Hereditary" & "The Sixth Sense"

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 Toni Collette Biography

Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress. Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three children of Judith (Cook), a customer service representative, and Bob Collett, a truck driver. From age six, she was brought up in suburban Sydney. At the age of eleven, she showed her phenomenal acting skills when she faked appendicitis out of boredom and longing for attention; her act was so convincing that doctors had to remove her appendix, even though the test showed nothing was wrong with it.

At 16, she left school and enrolled in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). At that time, she was a struggling actress, supporting herself by delivering pizzas. After 18 months of studies, she left NIDA for her feature film debut as Wendy Robinson, opposite Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins, in "The Efficiency Expert" (1992), and earned herself a nomination for Best Supporting Actress from the Australian Film Institute. Collette made her stage debut with the Sydney Theatre Company, as Sonya in Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," a performance that won her a critic's circle award as Best Newcomer. She also appeared in stage productions at the Belvoir Street Theatre, under directorship of Geoffrey Rush.

In 1994, she won the Australian Best Actress in a Lead Role for her work in "Muriel's Wedding" (1994), for which she had to gain 40 pounds in seven weeks. In 1995, Toni Collette came to Hollywood with a supporting role in "The Pallbearer" (1996), then had a string of supporting roles. Her first lead as Diana Spencer, an Australian woman who shares the name and birthday of Princess Diana, in the comedy, "Diana & Me" (1997), was obscured by the real Diana's death, which practically occurred at the same time when the movie was released. Her breakthrough came with the role as Lynn Sear in "The Sixth Sense" (1999), for which she quite rightly won an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Her memorable role as Sheryl, a beaten-down but loving mother, in "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), is also a fine ensemble work with Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, and Alan Arkin. In June 2018, Collette gave an acclaimed performance in the A24 horror film "Hereditary." Entertainment Weekly praised Collette for her "real dramatic power and force," while the Chicago Tribune complimented her "fierce performance with a human pulse". Also in 2018, Collette was cast to play a main role in the critically acclaimed Netflix miniseries, "Unbelievable," which was released on September 13, 2019.

Since 2003, Toni Collette has been married to musician Dave Galafassi, with whom she recorded her singing and songwriting debut album, titled "Beautiful Awkward Pictures", in 2006. She co-owns an independent production company in Australia, and also continues her music career as a singer. Toni resides with her husband in Sydney, Australia, and owns a second home in Ireland.

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Toni Collette

Academy Award-Nominated Actress Known For "Hereditary" & "The Sixth Sense"

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Toni Collette Biography

Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress. Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three children of Judith (Cook), a customer service representative, and Bob Collett, a truck driver. From age six, she was brought up in suburban Sydney. At the age of eleven, she showed her phenomenal acting skills when she faked appendicitis out of boredom and longing for attention; her act was so convincing that doctors had to remove her appendix, even though the test showed nothing was wrong with it.

At 16, she left school and enrolled in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). At that time, she was a struggling actress, supporting herself by delivering pizzas. After 18 months of studies, she left NIDA for her feature film debut as Wendy Robinson, opposite Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins, in "The Efficiency Expert" (1992), and earned herself a nomination for Best Supporting Actress from the Australian Film Institute. Collette made her stage debut with the Sydney Theatre Company, as Sonya in Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," a performance that won her a critic's circle award as Best Newcomer. She also appeared in stage productions at the Belvoir Street Theatre, under directorship of Geoffrey Rush.

In 1994, she won the Australian Best Actress in a Lead Role for her work in "Muriel's Wedding" (1994), for which she had to gain 40 pounds in seven weeks. In 1995, Toni Collette came to Hollywood with a supporting role in "The Pallbearer" (1996), then had a string of supporting roles. Her first lead as Diana Spencer, an Australian woman who shares the name and birthday of Princess Diana, in the comedy, "Diana & Me" (1997), was obscured by the real Diana's death, which practically occurred at the same time when the movie was released. Her breakthrough came with the role as Lynn Sear in "The Sixth Sense" (1999), for which she quite rightly won an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Her memorable role as Sheryl, a beaten-down but loving mother, in "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), is also a fine ensemble work with Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, and Alan Arkin. In June 2018, Collette gave an acclaimed performance in the A24 horror film "Hereditary." Entertainment Weekly praised Collette for her "real dramatic power and force," while the Chicago Tribune complimented her "fierce performance with a human pulse". Also in 2018, Collette was cast to play a main role in the critically acclaimed Netflix miniseries, "Unbelievable," which was released on September 13, 2019.

Since 2003, Toni Collette has been married to musician Dave Galafassi, with whom she recorded her singing and songwriting debut album, titled "Beautiful Awkward Pictures", in 2006. She co-owns an independent production company in Australia, and also continues her music career as a singer. Toni resides with her husband in Sydney, Australia, and owns a second home in Ireland.

Toni Collette Videos

  • Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette Talk 'Unbelievable' Netflix Series
    Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette, and Merritt Wever discuss the emotional experience of filming their Netflix drama "Unbelievable", about the rape of a...
  • "Muriel's Wedding": Toni Collette's Journey
    Host Susannah Grant and special guest Toni Collette discussed Collette's early career at a screening of "Muriel's Wedding" at the Samuel Goldwyn...
  • HEREDITARY | Toni Collette talks about her experience making the movie
    When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about...

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  • How to book Toni Collette?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Toni Collette for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Toni Collette, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Toni Collette or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Toni Collette?

    Booking fees for Toni Collette, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Toni Collette, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Toni Collette?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Toni Collette for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Toni Collette for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Toni Collette or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Toni Collette or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Toni Collette is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Toni Collette for your event is $200,000 and above. Toni Collette generally travels from Australia and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Abigail Breslin, Rosamund Pike, Emily Osment, Nikki Deloach and Logan Browning. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Toni Collette for an upcoming event.

Toni Collette Speaker Videos

  • Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette Talk 'Unbelievable' Netflix Series
    Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette, and Merritt Wever discuss the emotional experience of filming their Netflix drama "Unbelievable", about the rape of a young woman.
    "Muriel's Wedding": Toni Collette's Journey
    Host Susannah Grant and special guest Toni Collette discussed Collette's early career at a screening of "Muriel's Wedding" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
  • HEREDITARY | Toni Collette talks about her experience making the movie
    When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. Some of the best and most funniest...
    Why We Love Toni Collette
    There are a few actors that I always associate with certain character types: Jason Statham is the tough guy; John Wayne will forever be the cowboy. But I will always associate Toni Collette (Watch...
  • Making a Turn: Toni Collette
    Toni Collette discusses what's in store for Tara this season and working with guest star Eddie Izzard.

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