Mia Wasikowska Biography

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Score: 7.38 / 10
Released: March 5, 2010
Director: Tim Burton
Producer: Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, Richard D. Zanuck, Joe Roth
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Cast: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Marton Csokas, Tim Pigott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Jemma Powell, Mairi Ella Challen, Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 109 minutes
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Mia Wasikowska Biography

MIA WASIKOWSKA

Date of Birth: October 14, 1989

Mia Wasikowska, born in Canberra, Australia, trained to be a dancer as a young girl, but gave up a promising career at the age of 15 in order to pursue acting. Her first break came in 2004 when she was cast in two episodes of the Australian soap opera, All Saints. She then appeared in several Australian films, including Suburban Mayhem (2006), which earned her a Young Actor's Award nomination by the Australian Film Institute.

Some of the blonde beauty's key movie roles since then include playing a Jew hiding in the forests of Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe in Defiance (2008) with Daniel Craig, and a young fan of Amelia Earhart's in the biopic Amelia (2009), starring Hilary Swank. But Wasikowska is perhaps best known for her work in the HBO drama In Treatment. Playing Sophie, a suicidal gymnast seeking help from a therapist (Gabriel Byrne), Wasikowska made entertainment critics take note of her great talent. She was able to create a character so memorable that the New York Times listed her portrayal of Sophie as one of the most riveting performances of the 2008 television season and saw her listed as one of the top ten actors to watch in 2008 by Variety Magazine.

In 2008, Wasikowska beat out several actresses for the chance to fall down the rabbit hole as the lead character in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010)—the much-anticipated 3-D fantasy co-starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Next, she adopted a British accent to play Charlotte Brontë's classic heroine, Jane Eyre (2011), alongside Michael Fassbender, followed by Oscar winner Albert Nobbs (2011) and the western Lawless (2012). She starred in Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) and more recently, Crimson Peak (2015).

The actress, who is of Polish descent, admits that she liked to mimic people as a child and was able to adopt an impressive American accent through watching American television in Australia.

Filmography:

Alice Through the Looking Glass(2016)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Madame Bovary (2015)
The Double (2014)
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
Tracks (2014)
The Double (2013)
Stoker (2013)
Lawless (2012)
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Jane Eyre (2011)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Amelia (2009)
That Evening Sun (2009)
Defiance (2008)
Rogue (2007)
September (2007)
Suburban Mayhem (2006)

Filmography

Actor Blackbird (2019)
Actor Damsel (2018)
Actor Madame Bovary (2015)
Actor Maps to the Stars (2014)
Actor Tracks (2014)
Actor Stoker (2013)
Actor Albert Nobbs (2012)
Actor Lawless (2012)
Actor Jane Eyre (2011)
Actor Restless (2011)
Actor Amelia (2009)