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Toni Collette

Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA

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Toni Collette is an Australian actress and musician who has made a name for herself in both film and television, as well as on the Broadway stage. Born on November 1, 1972, in Sydney, Australia, Collette began her career in the entertainment industry as a musician, performing in a number of rock bands throughout the 1990s.
However, it was her acting talent that ultimately led her to pursue a career in the performing arts. Collette made her Broadway debut in 2000, starring in the revival of the musical "The Wild Party." The production, which also starred Mandy Patinkin and Eartha Kitt, received mixed reviews from critics but showcased Collette's impressive singing and acting abilities.
Prior to her Broadway debut, Collette had already made a name for herself in the film industry, earning critical acclaim for her performances in a number of independent films. In 1994, she starred in the comedy-drama "Muriel's Wedding," playing the titular character of Muriel Heslop. The film was a commercial and critical success, and Collette's performance earned her a nomination for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress.
Collette continued to receive critical praise for her work in independent films throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. In 1999, she starred in the psychological thriller "The Sixth Sense," playing the mother of a young boy who can see and communicate with the dead. The film was a massive commercial success, grossing over $672 million worldwide, and earned Collette a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In addition to her film work, Collette has also made a name for herself on television. In 2013, she starred in the critically acclaimed series "Hostages," playing a surgeon who is taken hostage along with her family by a group of rogue FBI agents. The series was praised for its suspenseful plot and strong performances, and Collette's portrayal of the strong-willed Dr. Ellen Sanders earned her a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
Collette has also continued to pursue her passion for music throughout her career. In 2006, she formed the band Toni Collette & the Finish, which released its debut album, "Beautiful Awkward Pictures," in 2006. The album was well-received by critics and showcased Collette's impressive vocal range and songwriting abilities.
Despite her success in film, television, and music, Collette has always remained committed to her work on the stage. In addition to her Broadway debut in "The Wild Party," she has also starred in a number of other stage productions, including "Uncle Vanya" at the Sydney Theatre Company and "The Yellow Wallpaper" at the Sydney Opera House.
Throughout her career, Collette has proven herself to be a versatile and talented performer, equally at home in dramatic and comedic roles. Her ability to inhabit complex and nuanced characters has earned her critical acclaim and a legion of fans around the world. With her talent, dedication, and passion for her craft, Toni Collette is sure to continue making an impact in the entertainment industry for years to come.

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Original Broadway Production, 2014
Jennifer Jones

Original Broadway Production, 2000

Toni Collette Movies

The Efficiency Expert
[ 1991 ] Wendy Robinson
The Thief and the Cobbler
[ 1993 ] Nurse
Muriel's Wedding
[ 1994 ] Muriel
[ 1996 ] Harriet Smith
Lilian's Story
[ 1996 ] Young Lilian Singer
[ 1996 ] Julie
The Pallbearer
[ 1996 ] Cynthia
Diana & Me
[ 1997 ] Diana Spencer
[ 1997 ] Iris
The James Gang
[ 1997 ] Julia Armstrong
The Boys
[ 1998 ] Michelle
Velvet Goldmine
[ 1998 ] Mandy Slade
8 ½ Women
[ 1999 ] Griselda, Sister Concordia
The Sixth Sense
[ 1999 ] Lynn Sear
[ 2000 ] Diane Palmieri
The Magic Pudding
[ 2000 ] Meg Bluegum
Hotel Splendide
[ 2000 ] Kath
About a Boy
[ 2002 ] Fiona Brewer
The Hours
[ 2002 ] Kitty
Changing Lanes
[ 2002 ] Michelle
Dirty Deeds
[ 2002 ] Sharon Ryan
Japanese Story
[ 2003 ] Sandy Edwards
The Last Shot
[ 2004 ] Emily French
Connie and Carla
[ 2004 ] Carla
In Her Shoes
[ 2005 ] Rose
Murderous Intent
[ 2006 ] Sally Rowe
Little Miss Sunshine
[ 2006 ] Sheryl
The Night Listener
[ 2006 ] Donna D. Logand
The Dead Girl
[ 2006 ] Arden
[ 2007 ] Melina Hines
[ 2007 ] Nina Mars
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
[ 2008 ] Mary
The Black Balloon
[ 2008 ] Maggie Mollison
Mary and Max
[ 2009 ] Mary Daisy Dinkle
Fright Night
[ 2011 ] Jane Brewster
[ 2011 ] Zooey
Jesus Henry Christ
[ 2011 ] Patricia Herman
[ 2012 ] Peggy
[ 2012 ] Shaz
Enough Said
[ 2013 ] Sarah
Lucky Them
[ 2013 ] Ellie Klug
The Way Way Back
[ 2013 ] Pam
The Boxtrolls
[ 2014 ] Lady Cynthia Portley-Rind
A Long Way Down
[ 2014 ] Maureen
[ 2014 ] Jean
[ 2014 ] Missi
Hector and the Search for Happiness
[ 2014 ] Agnes
[ 2015 ] Sarah
Miss You Already
[ 2015 ] Milly
Blinky Bill the Movie
[ 2015 ] Beryl, Cheryl
[ 2016 ] Angela Zamparo
Jasper Jones
[ 2017 ] Ruth Bucktin
Please Stand By
[ 2017 ] Scottie
The Yellow Birds
[ 2017 ] Amy Bartle
Fun Mom Dinner
[ 2017 ] Kate
xXx: Return of Xander Cage
[ 2017 ] Jane Marke
[ 2017 ] Emily Knowles
[ 2017 ] Anne Fredericks
Hearts Beat Loud
[ 2018 ] Leslie
[ 2018 ] Catherine
[ 2018 ] Annie
Knives Out
[ 2019 ] Joni Thrombey
Velvet Buzzsaw
[ 2019 ] Gretchen
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
[ 2020 ] Mother
Dream Horse
[ 2020 ] Jan Vokes
[ 2021 ] Marina Barnett
Nightmare Alley
[ 2021 ] Zeena the Seer
The Estate
[ 2022 ] Macey

Toni Collette TV Shows

Dr. Ellen Sanders
United States of Tara
Tara Gregson

Toni Collette Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actor - Musical

Toni Collette, The Wild Party

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Toni Collette, The Wild Party

Theatre World Awards - 2000 - Performance

Toni Collette, The Wild Party

Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Toni Collette, The Wild Party

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Broadway Licensing Global Acquires Works of John Leguizamo

Broadway Licensing Global has acquired all works by playwright and actor, John Leguizamo. Learn more aboutt he titles here!

DINNER WITH FRIENDS Begins Performances At The Zephyr Theatre In April

DINNER WITH FRIENDS at the Zephyr Theatre, directed by Peter Allas, will run from April 4 to 28.

DINNER WITH FRIENDS To Be Presented At The Zephyr Theatre This April

DINNER WITH FRIENDS, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Donald Margulies, will be presented by Adriano Aragon and Foursome Productions at the Zephyr Theatre.

Justin Peck's ILLINOISE Will Transfer to Broadway This Spring

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Illinoise, which is currently playing at Park Avenue Armory will transfer to Broadway.

El Capitan Theatre Presents 'Searchlight Saturdays' Featuring Iconic Favorites

Discover the return of four beloved classics to the big screen with SEARCHLIGHT SATURDAYS at the El Capitan Theatre. Enjoy iconic favorites in a unique theatrical experience for “Napoleon Dynamite” on March 23, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” on March 30, “Sideways” on April 6 and “Little Miss Sunshine” on April 13.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 1, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 1, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Feature: A Cabaret Christmas Wish List

For four years this cabaret editor has been dreaming of these club acts.

Robbie Fairchild, Ricky Ubeda & More to Star in Justin Peck & Jackie Sibblies Drury's ILLINOISE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast of the highly anticipated Illinoise, a new kind of musical based on Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed concept album.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Tickets On Sale Now For ILLINOISE

Tickets for ILLINOISE are now on sale. Don't miss this genre-bursting theatrical event from January 28 to February 18.

WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Film to Screen in Movie Theaters This December

Sara Bareilles' “Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway!' is coming to ! The cast of the film also includes Eric Anderson (Cal), Charity Angel Dawson (Becky), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe) and Joe Tippett (Earl). Watch a video teaser now!

RUBY GILLMAN, TEENAGE KRAKEN Sets Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date

The all-star cast includes Lana Condor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise), Golden Globe® winner Toni Collette (The Boxtrolls, Knives Out), Emmy® winner Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”), Emmy® winner Colman Domingo (“Fear the Walking Dead,” Transformers: Rise of the Beasts), Emmy® nominee Sam Richardson (“Ted Lasso”), and more.

RUBY GILLMAN, TEENAGE KRAKEN Sets Digital Release For Tomorrow

Directed by Oscar nominee Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) and co-directed by Faryn Pearl (Storyboard Artist for The Croods: A New Age, Trolls World Tour), the film stars Lana Candor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise), Jane Fonda (Book Club: The Next Chapter, 80 For Brady), Toni Collette (Knives Out), and Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”).

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival Readings

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden and more will be featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Fridays@3 reading series.

Hudson Theatre to Present BECAUSE IT'S SUNNY IN L.A. in June

The Hudson Theatre will present a world premiere musical BECAUSE IT'S SUNNY IN L.A. (Especially On Skid Row).  Written and produced by Thaddeus Nagey, in the hope of creating awareness of the homeless population in Los Angeles.

Stephanie Hsu, Bill Irwin & More to Star in EURYDICE at Signature's 2023 Gala

Signature Theatre has announced the all-star cast of its reading of Signature Spotlight Resident Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice for the annual Signature Gala. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Vide: Toni Collette, Jane Fonda & More Voice in RUBY GILLMAN: TEENAGE KRAKEN Trailer

The film features the voices of Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Annie Murphy, Sam Richardson, Liza Koshy, Will Forte, Colman Domingo, Jaboukie Young-White, Blue Chapman, Eduardo Franco, Ramona Young, Echo Kellum, Nicole Byer and Jane Fonda. Watch the new video trailer now!

THE ARTIFICE GIRL Starring Lance Henriksen Lands Acquisition

It was announced that XYZ Films has acquired North American rights to Franklin Ritch’s critically acclaimed sci-fi film THE ARTIFICE GIRL, following its US premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival. The film stars Tatum Matthews (THE WALTONS: HOMECOMING), Lance Henriksen (ALIENS), Sinda Nichols, David Girard, and Ritch.

Laura Bell Bundy, Jeannette Bayardelle & More to Join Hermitage 20th Anniversary Concert

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced the line-up of guest stars for its one-night-only benefit concert to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Season of the Hermitage and to raise funds for ongoing repairs to the Hermitage following the impact of Hurricane Ian earlier this season.

VIDEO: Prime Video Debuts THE POWER Teaser Trailer With Toni Collette, Auli'i Cravalho & More

The emotionally driven global thriller from SISTER (Chernobyl) is based on British author Naomi Alderman’s award-winning novel. The series stars Toni Collette, John Leguizamo, Auli’i Cravalho, Toheeb Jimoh, Josh Charles, Eddie Marsan, Ria Zmitrowicz, Zrinka Cvitešić, Halle Bush, and more. Watch the new trailer video now!


How many Broadway shows has Toni Collette been in?

Toni Collette has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Toni Collette been in?

Toni Collette has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Toni Collette been nominated for?

Toni Collette has been nominated for several awards for her performance in the musical "The Wild Party," including Outstanding Actor at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Performance at the Theatre World Awards, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards.

What awards has Toni Collette won?

Toni Collette has won the Outstanding Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Wild Party" and also received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for the same production.

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