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Anna Paquin Biography

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Birthday: July 24, 1982
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Canada

Anna Paquin became a household name when she won an Oscar for her performance in The Piano but is probably best known for her portrayal of Rogue in the X-Men trilogy. Get the low-down on the girl who makes mutants look hot.

Anna Paquin - International Upbringing

Anna Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Canada to teacher parents. She has a brother named Andrew and a sister named Katya. She moved to New Zealand when she was four, where she played a skunk in a school play and caught the acting bug. She snagged her first Hollywood role when she was 11, playing Flora McGrath in The Piano. She won an Academy Award for the performance making her the second youngest Oscar winner ever. After her parents' divorce, she moved to LA where she finished high school.

Anna Paquin - Almost Famous

After Anna's Oscar nod, the roles poured in. She played a young Jayne Eyre in the film Jane Eyre, Mackenzie Siler in She's All That, Queen Isabella II in Amistad and Polexia Aphrodisia in Almost Famous.

Anna Paquin - Paquin a Punch

Anna got a huge a huge break when she was cast in the X-Men trilogy as Rogue, the angsty teenage mutant who can absorb the powers of anyone she touches. She's also due to appear in Blue State in 2007, which is produced by her brother Andrew.

Anna Paquin - Did U Know?

  • Anna Paquin is a vegetarian.
  • Anna keeps her Oscar in her bedroom closet so it doesn't make her friends uncomfortable.
  • Anna plays the cello.
  • Anna still hasn't seen all of The Piano.
  • Anna played Jeff Daniels' daughter in Fly Away Home and then his romantic partner in The Squid and the Whale, nine years later.
  • Anna Paquin Says...

    "I just do what feels right. I think the great thing about getting to do what I do is that you can try out being a different person without having to screw up your life to do it."


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