Anna Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She entered the world of big screen as a child artist in The Piano for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the age of 11, making her the second youngest winner in Oscar history. Paquin was a successful child actress receiving multiple Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in Fly Away Home, The Member of the Wedding and A Walk on the Moon and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for appearing in Cameron Crowe’s comedy-drama film Almost Famous.

Birth Name

Anna Helene Paquin

Nickname

Anna Moyer, Sookie

Profession

Actress

Nationality

Canadian, New Zealander

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Anna Paquin was born on July 24, 1982, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Age

She’s currently 37 years old.

Residence

Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Atheist

Education

While in New Zealand, Paquin attended Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Lower Hutt until she was 9 years old, then Hutt Intermediate School (1994–95). Having begun her secondary education in Wellington at Wellington Girls’ College, she completed her high school diploma at Windward School in Los Angeles, after moving to the U.S. She graduated from Windward School in June 2000 and completed the school’s Community Service requirement by working in a soup kitchen and at a Special Education Centre. She studied at Columbia University for one year but has since been on a leave of absence to continue her acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Brian Paquin (Canadian High school physical education teacher)
  • Mother – Mary Paquin (née Brophy) (English teacher and native of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Siblings – Andrew (Older Brother) (Director), Katya (Older Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Anna Paquin has dated –

  • Logan Marshall-Green (2004-2005) – The two dated for about a year. Logan, who is 5 years older than Anna has starred on The O.C. so he knows a thing about acting like a kid.

  • Stephen Moyer (2007-Present) – Anna commenced dating Stephen in 2007 when they started filming for the TV series, True Blood. The duo engaged on August 5, 2009. The couple married on August 21, 2010 at a private residence in Malibu, California. The couple shares 2 biological children– son Charlie, and a daughter Poppy. These are twins born in September 2012. She also has a stepson Billy (b. 2000) and a stepdaughter Lilac (b. 2002).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-28-35
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Dyed Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Bisexual

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing the role of Flora on The Piano, Rogue on The X-Men Series and Sookie Stackhouse on TV series True Blood.

Film Debut

In 1993, New Zealand romantic drama film about a mute pianist and her daughter, The Piano for her role as Flora McGrath.

Television Debut

American television drama series True Blood for her role as Sookie Stackhouse.

Brand Endorsements

In 1997, Anna had appeared in a television commercial on Manitoba Telecom Services.

Awards & Nominations

OrganizationsYearNominee/ProductionCategoryResult
Academy Awards1994The PianoBest Supporting ActressWon
Awards Circuit Community Awards1993The PianoBest Actress in a Supporting RoleWon
2005The Squid and the WhaleBest Cast EnsembleNominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2001X-MenFavorite Actress – Science FictionNominated
Chicago Film Critics Association1994The PianoBest Supporting ActressNominated
2011MargaretBest ActressNominated
Critics’ Choice Awards1998Fly Away HomeBest Yong Actress in a MovieNominated
2016RootsBest Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/MiniseriesNominated
Drama Desk Award2005The Distance from HereOutstanding EnsembleWon
Film Critics Circle of Australia1994The PianoBest Supporting Actor – FemaleWon
Gold Derby Awards2006The Squid and the WhaleBest Ensemble CastNominated
2010True BloodBest Drama ActressNominated
2011True BloodBest Drama ActressNominated
2012True BloodBest Drama ActressNominated
Golden Globe Awards1994The PianoBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureNominated
2008Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeBest Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmNominated
2009True BloodBest Actress – Television Series DramaWon
2010True BloodBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
2010The Courageous Heart of Irena SendlerBest Actress – Miniseries or Television FilmNominated
Gotham Awards2005The Squid and the WhaleBest Ensemble CastWon
International Cinephile Society2011MargaretBest ActressWon
London Film Critics’ Circle2011MargaretActress of the YearWon
Los Angeles Film Critics Association1993The PianoBest Supporting ActressWon
MTV Movie & TV Awards2001X-MenBest On-Screen DuoNominated
2004X2Best KissNominated
National Society of Film Critics1994The PianoBest Supporting ActressNominated
Online Film & Television
Association Awards
1999HurlyburlyBest Youth PerformanceNominated
2007Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesWon
2009True BloodBest Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
2009The Courageous Heart of Irena SendlerBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesNominated
2010True BloodBest Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
People’s Choice Awards2010
Favorite TV Drama ActressNominated
Primetime Emmy Awards2007Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for TelevisionNominated
Satellite Awards2008True BloodBest Actress – Television Series DramaWon
2009True BloodBest Cast – Television SeriesWon
2010True BloodBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Saturn Award2001X-MenBest Performance by a Younger ActorNominated
2009True BloodBest Actress on TelevisionNominated
2010True BloodBest Actress on TelevisionNominated
2011True BloodBest Actress on TelevisionNominated
Scream Awards2009True BloodBest Horror ActressWon
2010True BloodBest Horror ActressWon
2011True BloodBest Horror ActressNominated
2011Scream 4Best CameoNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award2001Almost FamousOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2008Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesNominated
2010True BloodOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Teen Choice Award2003X2Choice Movie: ChemistryNominated
2009True BloodChoice Summer TV Star: FemaleNominated
2010True BloodChoice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-FiNominated
2010True BloodChoice Summer TV Star: FemaleNominated
2011True BloodChoice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-FiNominated
2012True BloodChoice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-FiNominated
Village Voice Film Poll2011MargaretBest ActressWon
Women’s Image Network Awards2013True BloodActress Drama SeriesWon
Young Artist Award1997Fly Away HomeBest Leading Young Actress in a Feature FilmNominated
1998The Member of the WeddingBest Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-SeriesNominated
2000A Walk on the MoonBest Supporting Young Actress in a Feature FilmNominated
YoungStar Award1997Fly Away HomeBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama FilmNominated
1999A Walk on the MoonBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama FilmNominated

Anna Paquin Favorites

Her favorite things are unknown.

Anna Paquin Net worth

Anna Paquin has a estimated net worth of $14 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anna Paquin

  • Her family moved to New Zealand when she was 4.
  • Anna was classmates with Julia Stiles when she was in Columbia University.
  • She has 1 pet cat and 2 dogs in her house.
  • Anna Paquin is connected with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • She is second youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award at 11, only behind Tatum O’Neal who won the award at 10.
  • Her hobbies include photography, swimming, skiing, reading and knitting.
  • In 2009, Paquin played the lead role in another T.V film, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler a biographical film based on the life of a Polish social worker who helped thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
  • She has also made it to the list of FHM Australia’s Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World in the year 2011 at no. 51.
  • In 2014, Paquin came out on Twitter, declaring she is proud to be a happily married bisexual mother.
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