November 1, 1972
48 years old
5 ft 8 in | 172.5 cm
35-26-35 in | 91-68-89 cm
59 kg | 130 lbs
9.5 US | 40.5 EU
Toni Collette-Galafassi was born in Blacktown, Australia, on November 1, 1972, is an Australian actress.
Young Toni Collette first started performing in high school production of musical "Godspell", at the age of 14.
She landed her professional stage debut in a play "Operation Holy Mountain" (1990) in role as Debbie, at Q Theatre, Penrith.
She made her big screen debut in Australian drama film Spotswood (1992) in role as Wendy Robinson.
She got her television debut in Australian soap opera A Country Practice (1990) in episode "The Sting: Part 1", in role as Tracy.
Her breakthrough performance came as Muriel Heslop in romantic drama comedy film Muriel's Wedding (1994).
She made her Broadway debut in musical "The Wild Party" (2000) in role as Queenie, at Virginia Theatre, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Nightmare Alley (2021) psychological thriller in role as Zeena Krumbein, opposite Mary Steenburgen, Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper
Stowaway (2021) sci-fi thriller in role as Commander, with Anna Kendrick and Daniel Dae Kim
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) psychological horror in role as Mother, opposite Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley
Dream Horse (2020) sports comedy drama in role as Jan Vokes, with Damian Lewis and Joanna Page
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lynn Sear in supernatural psychological thriller film The Sixth Sense (1999).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Fiona Brewer in romantic comedy drama movie About a Boy (2002).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Sheryl Hoover in tragicomedy road film Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Muriel Heslop in comedy drama movie Muriel's Wedding (1994).
Hereditary (2018) supernatural horror opposite Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne
The Way, Way Back (2013) coming-of-age comedy drama with Liam James and Sam Rockwell
Velvet Goldmine (1998) musical drama opposite Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Christian Bale
Emma (1996) romance comedy with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor
Enough Said (2013) romantic comedy drama opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener
Fright Night (2011) horror with Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and Imogen Poots
In Her Shoes (2005) comedy drama opposite Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine
Changing Lanes (2002) drama with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson
Hitchcock (2012) biographical drama romance opposite Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson
Shaft (2000) action comedy with Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams and Christian Bale
XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2017) action opposite Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose and Nina Dobrev
Knives Out (2019) mystery with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas
She won the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Tara Gregson in comedy drama series United States of Tara (2009-2011).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Kathy Graham in disaster drama television miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Det. Grace Rasmussen in Netflix drama television miniseries Unbelievable (2019).
Hostages (2013-2014) CBS drama series in role as Ellen Sanders
Wanderlust (2018) drama series in role as Joy Richards
Pieces of Her (2021) Netflix thriller drama series in role as Laura Oliver
Attended Blacktown Girls’ High School and The Australian Theatre for Young People.
Studied at National Institute of Dramatic Art.
Has two brothers, Ben and Christopher.
Has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
She is lead singer of band "Toni Collette & the Finish", released debut album "Beautiful Awkward Pictures" in 2006.
She voiced Mary Daisy Dinkle in stop-motion animated comedy drama film Mary and Max (2009) and Lady Portley-Rind in stop-motion animated fantasy comedy movie The Boxtrolls (2014).
She voiced Beryl / Cheryl in animated adventure comedy film Blinky Bill the Movie (2015).
She co-founded film production company "Vocab Films" in 2017.
Supports PETA and Me Too movement.
Lives in Sydney, Australia.
She dated Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1997).
She married Dave Galafassi in 2003, they have a daughter, Sage Florence and a son, Arlo Robert.