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Toni Collette

Toni Collette

Toni Collette-Galafassi (born Toni Collett; 1 November 1972), known professionally as Toni Collette, is an Australian actress, producer, and singer-songwriter. She is known for her work in independent films as well as supporting roles in studio films, for which she has received numerous accolades. After making her feature film debut in Spotswood (1992), her breakthrough role came in the comedy-drama Muriel's Wedding (1994), for which she earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. Collette achieved greater international recognition for her role in the horror film The Sixth Sense (1999), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Collette's films include diverse genres, such as the period comedy Emma (1996), the action thriller Shaft (2000), the period drama The Hours (2002), the romantic drama Japanese Story (2003), the comedies In Her Shoes (2005) and The Way, Way Back (2013), the horror films Krampus (2015) and Hereditary (2018), and the mystery film Knives Out (2019). She received BAFTA Award nominations for her performances in the romantic comedy About a Boy (2002) and the comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Her Broadway performances include the lead role in The Wild Party (2000), which earned her a Tony Award nomination. On television, she has starred in the Showtime comedy-drama series United States of Tara (2008–2011) and the Netflix drama miniseries Unbelievable (2019). For the former, she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She has won five AACTA Awards, from eight nominations. As the lead singer of Toni Collette & the Finish, she wrote all 11 tracks of their sole album, Beautiful Awkward Pictures (2006). The band toured Australia, but have not performed nor released any new material after 2007. In 2017, Collette and Jen Turner co-founded the film production company Vocab Films. Collette married Dave Galafassi, drummer of the band Gelbison, in January 2003. The couple have two children together.
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