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Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths is a well-known Australian actress. Rachel Griffiths is best known for her role in the HBO series “Six Feet Under.”

Early Life

On the 18th of December 1968, Rachel Griffiths was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is 55 years old as of 2024 and holds Australian nationality. Meanwhile, she has a birth sign of Sagittarius and has her belief in Christianity religion. Her birth name is Rachel Anne Griffiths and her ethical background is unknown.

Talking about her parents, she is the daughter of Edward Griffiths (father) and Anna Griffiths (mother). In addition, she grew up with her two older brothers, Ben, and Samuel.

At the age of five, she with her mother and two older brothers moved to Melbourne. Her mother was an art teacher and later an art consultant by profession. Rachel’s father left the family when she was just 11 years old.

Rachel Griffiths – Education

Following her academic career, she went to Star of the Sea College, a Catholic girls’ high school in Brighton. Later, she enrolled at Victoria College, Rusden, and earned a Bachelor of Education degree in drama and dance. After this, she was rejected by the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Professional Career

After finishing college, Rachel Griffiths joined the Woolly Jumpers, a Geelong-based community theatre group. She wrote and performed the one-woman show called Barbie Gets Hip that took place during the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 1991.

She made her acting debut in the 1992 episode of “Fast Forward,” and in 1993, she appeared in the TV movie “The Feds.” Meanwhile, she plays Sarah Foster in the Australian series “Secrets.”With Toni Collette, she co-starred in the 1994 film “Muriel’s Wedding,” which earned her an Australian Film Institute Award and an Australian Film Critics Award.

Then, she starred in the films “Cosi” (1996), “Jude” (1996), “To Have & To Hold” (1996), “Children of the Revolution” (1996), “Welcome to Woop Woop” (1997), and “My Son the Fanatic” (1997). In 1997, she co-starred with Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz in the film “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” which was Griffiths’s first Hollywood film.

she appeared in the films such as “Among Giants,” “Amy,” and “Divorcing Jack,” in the year 1998. For her role as Hilary du Pré in the 1998 film “Hilary and Jackie” she earned an Academy Award nomination.

Further movies and television works

Later, she starred in films such as “Me Myself I” (1999) and “Very Annie Mary” (2001), “Blow” (2001), and “Blow Dry” (2001). She played Brenda Chenowith on the critically-acclaimed drama “Six Feet Under,” which aired 63 episodes over five seasons from 2001 to 2005.

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Caption: Rachel Griffiths in the HBO series, Six Feet Under (Source: Rolling Stone)

While appearing on “Six Feet Under,” she appeared in the films “The Hard Word” (2002), “The Rookie” (2002), and “Plainsong” (2004). Griffiths co-starred with Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and Naomi Watts in the 2003 Australian bushranger film “Ned Kelly.”

In 2002, she play as Catherine in the stage play “Proof” at the Melbourne Theatre Company. Later, she was cast in the 2005 TV movie “Angel Rodriguez” and the 2006 dance film “Step Up.”

She starred as Sarah Walker in the family drama “Brothers and Sisters.” The series ran from 2006 to 2011, with a total of 109 episodes over five seasons. In 2008, she played Inez Scull in the miniseries “Comanche Moon.” Later, she appeared in the films “Beautiful Kate” (2009), “Burning Man” (2011), “Underground: The Julian Assange Story” (2012), and “Patrick” (2013).

She starred as Helen “Ellie” Morehead, the inspiration for Mary Poppins, in “Saving Mr. Banks” alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. In 2013, she appeared as MacKenzie Granger on the NBC series “Camp.” Later, she had a recurring role as Belle in the 2014 Australian series “House Husbands.”

Recent Career

“Mammal,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” and “The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One” are some of her movie appearances in the year 2016. That same year, she had a recurring role in the British drama “Indian Summers.” Moreover, she played Diane Jones, the wife of real-life LGBT activist Cleve Jones, in the 2017 miniseries “When We Rise.”

She appeared in the movie “Don’t Tell” (2  Griffiths appeared in the 2018 miniseries “Dead Lucky,” and from 2019 to 2021, she played Rachel Anderson in the Australian political drama “Total Control,” which she also co-created. She played Gretchen Klein in the Amazon Prime Video drama “The Wilds” in 2020. Later. she played Margot in the Australian series “Aftertaste” in 2021.

In 2022, she played  the lead role of Dr. Fiona Wood in the TV miniseries “Bali 2002.” The same year, she appeared in the featured film “The King’s Daughter” playing the role of Abbess.


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Caption: Rachel Griffiths won the Golden Globes award (Source: Golden Globes)

Griffiths has been nominated for numerous awards. She won the AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1994. Later, she gain critical recognition for her role in Hilary and Jackie (1998), which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Meanwhile, she receive critical praise for her performances on the American television series Six Feet Under (2001–2005), for which she would earn a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards; and Brothers & Sisters, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Rachel Griffiths – Net Worth 2024

As a well-known Australian actress, screenwriter, director, and producer, she has a net worth of $8 million. However, there are no details related to her earning and salary.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Rachel Griffiths with her husband, Andrew Taylor (Source: realestate)

On the 31st of December 2002, Rachel Griffiths married Australian artist Andrew Taylor. With the marriage, the couple has three kids, Banjo, Adelaide, and Clem.

When she gave birth to her third child Clem in Los Angeles; Griffiths suffered a ruptured uterus giving birth. Due to this, she spent a total of three days undergoing surgery and recovered from the condition.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Rachel posing for a photo (Source: Comic Books Galaxy)

Griffiths stands 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.77 m) and weighs around 68 kg (150 lbs). Likewise, she has light brown hair with blue eyes color and her body measurement measures 37-28-39 inches. Meanwhile, she wears a shoe size of 8.5 US and a dress size of 10 US.

Rachel Griffiths – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@rachelgriffithsofficial’ there are over 37.2k followers. Likewise, there are over 7.5k followers on her Facebook page and she is not active on Twitter.