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.
Anna Helene Paquin
Anna Moyer, Sookie
Canadian, New Zealander
Birthday / Date of Birth
Anna Paquin was born on July 24, 1982, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
She’s currently 37 years old.
Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States
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.
- 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)
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).
- In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
- In centimeters – 165 cm
- In meters – 1.65 m
- In Kilograms – 58 kg
- In Pounds – 128 lbs
- Measurements – 36-28-35
- Bust – 36 inches
- Waist – 28 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32D
She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 5 (US).
Playing the role of Flora on The Piano, Rogue on The X-Men Series and Sookie Stackhouse on TV series True Blood.
In 1993, New Zealand romantic drama film about a mute pianist and her daughter, The Piano for her role as Flora McGrath.
American television drama series True Blood for her role as Sookie Stackhouse.
In 1997, Anna had appeared in a television commercial on Manitoba Telecom Services.
Awards & Nominations
|Academy Awards||1994||The Piano||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Awards Circuit Community Awards||1993||The Piano||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Won|
|2005||The Squid and the Whale||Best Cast Ensemble||Nominated|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||2001||X-Men||Favorite Actress – Science Fiction||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||1994||The Piano||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Critics’ Choice Awards||1998||Fly Away Home||Best Yong Actress in a Movie||Nominated|
|2016||Roots||Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||2005||The Distance from Here||Outstanding Ensemble||Won|
|Film Critics Circle of Australia||1994||The Piano||Best Supporting Actor – Female||Won|
|Gold Derby Awards||2006||The Squid and the Whale||Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|2011||True Blood||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|2012||True Blood||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||1994||The Piano||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2008||Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee||Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|2009||True Blood||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Won|
|2010||True Blood||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|2010||The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler||Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|Gotham Awards||2005||The Squid and the Whale||Best Ensemble Cast||Won|
|International Cinephile Society||2011||Margaret||Best Actress||Won|
|London Film Critics’ Circle||2011||Margaret||Actress of the Year||Won|
|Los Angeles Film Critics Association||1993||The Piano||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||2001||X-Men||Best On-Screen Duo||Nominated|
|National Society of Film Critics||1994||The Piano||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television|
|1999||Hurlyburly||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|2007||Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee||Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Won|
|2009||True Blood||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2009||The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler||Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|People’s Choice Awards||2010||Favorite TV Drama Actress||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||2007||Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||2008||True Blood||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Won|
|2009||True Blood||Best Cast – Television Series||Won|
|2010||True Blood||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||2001||X-Men||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|
|2009||True Blood||Best Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Best Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2011||True Blood||Best Actress on Television||Nominated|
|Scream Awards||2009||True Blood||Best Horror Actress||Won|
|2010||True Blood||Best Horror Actress||Won|
|2011||True Blood||Best Horror Actress||Nominated|
|2011||Scream 4||Best Cameo||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award||2001||Almost Famous||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2008||Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award||2003||X2||Choice Movie: Chemistry||Nominated|
|2009||True Blood||Choice Summer TV Star: Female||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Choice Summer TV Star: Female||Nominated|
|2011||True Blood||Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Nominated|
|2012||True Blood||Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Nominated|
|Village Voice Film Poll||2011||Margaret||Best Actress||Won|
|Women’s Image Network Awards||2013||True Blood||Actress Drama Series||Won|
|Young Artist Award||1997||Fly Away Home||Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film||Nominated|
|1998||The Member of the Wedding||Best Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series||Nominated|
|2000||A Walk on the Moon||Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film||Nominated|
|YoungStar Award||1997||Fly Away Home||Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film||Nominated|
|1999||A Walk on the Moon||Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film||Nominated|
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Anna Paquin Net worth
Anna Paquin has a estimated net worth of $14 million dollars as of 2019.
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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.