Toni Collette is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television and film, as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish. She has received six AACTA Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and has been nominated twice for a British Academy Film Award and both once for an Academy Award and a Tony Award.
Actress, Musician, Producer, Author
Hoola Hoop Records
Birthday / Date of Birth
Toni Collette was born on November 01, 1972, in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia.
She’s currently 46 years old.
She is of English, Irish and Scottish descent.
Toni attended Blacktown Girls’ High School until the age of 16 and later attended both the Australian Theatre for Young People and National Institute of Dramatic Art.
- Father – Bob Collett (Truck Driver)
- Mother – Judith Collett (Customer-Service Representative)
- Siblings – Ben Collette (Brother), Christopher Collette (Brother)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Toni Collette has dated –
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1998-1999) – Toni dated Jonathan, an Irish actor in 1998 and 1999 who was her co-star in the movie Velvet Goldmine (1998).
- Dave Galafassi (2002-Present) – Dave and Toni got married on January 11, 2003, after being engaged for 1 year. They have 2 children together, Sage Florence (b. January 9, 2008) and Arlo Robert (b. April 22, 2011).
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 59 kg
- In Pounds – 130 lbs
- Measurements – 34-25-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 25 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32C
She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
Acting in movies and TV shows like A Country Practice. She has been in a wide number of movies and TV shows including Spotswood, the Sixth Sense, The Wild Party, About A Boy, Clockwatchers, Lucky Them, Hostages, Muriel’s Wedding, Return Of Xander Cage, among others.
Toni Collette made her theatrical film debut as Wendy Robinson in the 1992 film Spotswood (The Efficiency Expert).
Toni Collette has released the album Beautiful Awkward Pictures (2006) under her band Toni Collette & The Finish. It had 11 songs including This Moment is Golden, Mosaic Life and Look Up.
In 1990, She made her TV show debut as Tracy on A Country Practice.
Toni has not appeared in a commercial for any brand yet.
Awards & Nominations
|Award||Year of Ceremony||Category||Nominee/Work||Result|
|AACTA Awards||1991||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Spotswood||Nominated|
|1994||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Muriel’s Wedding||Won|
|1996||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Lilian’s Story||Won|
|2003||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Japanese Story||Won|
|2008||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||The Black Balloon||Won|
|2013||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Mental||Nominated|
|2017||Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama||Blue Murder: Killer Cop||Nominated|
|AACTA International Awards||2006||Best Actress||In Her Shoes||Nominated|
|2007||Little Miss Sunshine||Nominated|
|2009||United States of Tara||Won|
|Academy Awards||2000||Best Supporting Actress||The Sixth Sense||Nominated|
|Alliance of Women Film Journalists||2006||Best Actress in a Comedic Performance||Little Miss Sunshine||Nominated|
|Best Ensemble Cast||Won|
|ASTRA Awards||2015||Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female||Devil’s Playground||Nominated|
|Austin Film Critics Association||2019||Best Actress||Hereditary||Nominated|
|Australian Film Critics Association||2013||Best Actress||Mental||Nominated|
|2018||Best Supporting Actress||Jasper Jones||Nominated|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||2000||Favorite Supporting Actress – Suspense||The Sixth Sense||Won|
|2001||Favorite Supporting Actress – Action||Shaft||Nominated|
|Boston Society of Film Critics||2002||Best Supporting Actress||About a Boy||Won|
|British Academy Film Awards||2003||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||About a Boy||Nominated|
|2007||Little Miss Sunshine||Nominated|
|Critics’ Choice Movie Awards||2003||Best Acting Ensemble||The Hours||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||1996||Most Promising Actress||Muriel’s Wedding||Nominated|
|2006||Best Supporting Actress||Little Miss Sunshine||Nominated|
|Detroit Film Critics Society||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Won|
|Dorian Awards||2019||Film Performance of the Year – Actress||Hereditary||Nominated|
|Film Critics Circle of Australia||1995||Best Actress||Muriel’s Wedding||Won|
|1999||Best Supporting Actress||The Boys||Nominated|
|2002||Best Actress||Dirty Deeds||Nominated|
|2009||Best Supporting Actress||The Black Balloon||Won|
|Florida Film Critics Circle||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Runner-up|
|Georgia Film Critics Association||2019||Best Actress||Hereditary||Won|
|Gold Derby Awards||2002||Best Supporting Actress||About a Boy||Nominated|
|Best Ensemble Cast||The Hours||Won|
|2006||Little Miss Sunshine||Won|
|Golden Globe Awards||1996||Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Muriel’s Wedding||Nominated|
|2007||Little Miss Sunshine||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Tsunami: The Aftermath||Nominated|
|2010||Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy||United States of Tara||Won|
|Gotham Awards||2006||Best Ensemble Cast||Little Miss Sunshine||Nominated|
|Houston Film Critics Society||2019||Best Actress||Hereditary||Won|
|Independent Spirit Awards||2019||Best Female Lead||Hereditary||Nominated|
|Inside Film Awards||2003||Best Actress||Japanese Story||Won|
|Irish Film & Television Academy Awards||2015||Best International Actress||Glassland||Nominated|
|London Film Critics’ Circle||2019||Actress of the Year||Hereditary||Nominated|
|Los Angeles Film Critics Association||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Runner-up|
|Online Film Critics Society||2019||Best Actress||Hereditary||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||2007||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie||Tsunami: The Aftermath||Nominated|
|2009||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||United States of Tara||Won|
|Prism Awards||2010||Performance in a Comedy Series||United States of Tara||Nominated|
|San Francisco Film Critics Circle||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||2000||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Drama||The Sixth Sense||Nominated|
|2003||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||About a Boy||Nominated|
|2004||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||Japanese Story||Nominated|
|2005||In Her Shoes||Nominated|
|2006||Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Little Miss Sunshine||Nominated|
|2009||Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy||United States of Tara||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||2003||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||The Hours||Nominated|
|2007||Little Miss Sunshine||Won|
|2010||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series||United States of Tara||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Society||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Won|
|St. Louis Film Critics Association||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Won|
|Telluride Film Festival||2003||Silver Medallion||Toni Collette||Recipient|
|Toronto Film Critics Association||2002||Best Supporting Actress||About a Boy||Runner-up|
|Vancouver Film Critics Circle||2003||Best Supporting Actress||The Hours||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Nominated|
|Women Film Critics Circle||2018||Best Actress||Hereditary||Runner-up|
Toni Collette Favorites
- Favorite Movies – Harold and Maude, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Sound of Music, Breaking the Waves, Terms of Endearment
- Favorite Restaurant – Tertulia in the West Village
- Favorite Vacation Spot – Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize
- Favorite Color – Blue
- Favorite Song – Kiss Me (By Ed Sheeran)
Toni Collette Net worth
Toni Collette has a estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2019. Toni has appeared in dozens of popular movies and starred for four seasons on Showtime’s United States of Tara, a role which earned her a Best Actress Golden Globe and Emmy award.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – toni_colletteofficial
Some Lesser Known Facts About Toni Collette
- Growing up, she was a tomboy and played a nurturing role to the family’s cats, birds, dogs and rabbits.
- She dropped out of school at the age of 16 to pursue an acting career.
- She co-owns a production company in Australia.
- Toni is in the restaurant business and owns the Fat Collette Burger chain in Canberra.
- She owns a football team, the Sydney Angels.
- She has a brand of vodka, a top-selling perfume and a fashion line.
- Toni developed bulimia after gaining weight rapidly for a role in Muriel’s Wedding.
- She also had to gain 25 pounds for her role in the movie In Her Shoes.
- She suffered from panic attacks for 8 months after splitting up with her boyfriend Jonathan.
- Her role in the movie The Wild Party earned her a Tony award in 2000.
- In 2000, she was the voice of Meg Bluegum Bunyip’s mother in The Magic Pudding based on the iconic children’s book by Norman Lindsay.
- In October 2006, she began touring Australia to promote her first vocal album Beautiful Awkward Pictures, released on Hoola Hoop Records under the name Toni Collette & the Finish, a band for which her husband plays drums.
- In 2007, she participated in the Cannes Film Festival as a jury member.
- In 2008, Collette accepted the leading role in the Showtime comedy-drama series, United States of Tara.
- In 2009, when her daughter was only 9 months old, she had to go back to work for the film Mary and Max.
- She had to learn sign language for the movie the Black Balloon.
- In 2013, Collette earned critical acclaim for her work in the independent films The Way, Way Back as Pam, opposite Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell, and Enough Said as Sarah, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini.
- In 2014, Collette starred in the badly received tragi-comedy A Long Way Down, with Pierce Brosnan and Aaron Paul.
- In September 2015, Collette joined the cast for the film adaption of Craig Silvey’s Australian novel Jasper Jones and voiced the two emus Beryl and Cheryl in Blinky Bill the Movie.
- In 2017, she formed a production company, Vocab Films, with Jen Turner and acquired the rights to Graeme Simsion’s novel and screenplay The Best of Adam Sharp.
- In July 2017, it was announced that Vocab Films would team with RadicalMedia to develop Julia Dahl’s novel Invisible City for Television.
- In June 2018, Collette gave an acclaimed performance in the A24 horror film Hereditary.