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

Organizations Year Nominee/Production Category Result
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
2011 Margaret Best 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
2004 X2 Best Kiss Nominated
National Society of Film Critics 1994 The Piano Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Online Film & Television
Association Awards
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

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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