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.

Birth Name

Antonia Collett

Nickname

Toni

Profession

Actress, Musician, Producer, Author

Genre

Folk

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Hoola Hoop Records

Nationality

Australian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Toni Collette was born on November 01, 1972, in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia.

Age

She’s currently 46 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

White

She is of English, Irish and Scottish descent.

Religion

Christian

Education

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.

Family Details

  • Father – Bob Collett (Truck Driver)
  • Mother – Judith Collett (Customer-Service Representative)
  • Siblings – Ben Collette (Brother), Christopher Collette (Brother)

Marital Status

Married

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).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

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.

Film Debut

Toni Collette made her theatrical film debut as Wendy Robinson in the 1992 film Spotswood (The Efficiency Expert).

Singing Debut

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.

Television Debut

In 1990, She made her TV show debut as Tracy on A Country Practice.

Brand Endorsements

Toni has not appeared in a commercial for any brand yet.

Awards & Nominations

AwardYear of CeremonyCategoryNominee/WorkResult
AACTA Awards1991Best Actress in a Supporting RoleSpotswoodNominated
1994Best Actress in a Leading RoleMuriel’s WeddingWon
1996Best Actress in a Supporting RoleLilian’s StoryWon
1998The BoysWon
2003Best Actress in a Leading RoleJapanese StoryWon
2008Best Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Black BalloonWon
2013Best Actress in a Leading RoleMentalNominated
2017Best Lead Actress in a Television DramaBlue Murder: Killer CopNominated
AACTA International Awards2006Best ActressIn Her ShoesNominated
2007Little Miss SunshineNominated
2009United States of TaraWon
2010Nominated
2019Best ActressHereditaryNominated
Academy Awards2000Best Supporting ActressThe Sixth SenseNominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists2006Best Actress in a Comedic PerformanceLittle Miss SunshineNominated
Best Ensemble CastWon
2019Bravest PerformanceHereditaryNominated
ASTRA Awards2015Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – FemaleDevil’s PlaygroundNominated
Austin Film Critics Association2019Best ActressHereditaryNominated
Australian Film Critics Association2013Best ActressMentalNominated
2018Best Supporting ActressJasper JonesNominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000Favorite Supporting Actress – SuspenseThe Sixth SenseWon
2001Favorite Supporting Actress – ActionShaftNominated
Boston Society of Film Critics2002Best Supporting ActressAbout a BoyWon
The Hours
British Academy Film Awards2003Best Actress in a Supporting RoleAbout a BoyNominated
2007Little Miss SunshineNominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards2003Best Acting EnsembleThe HoursNominated
2019Best ActressHereditaryNominated
Chicago Film Critics Association1996Most Promising ActressMuriel’s WeddingNominated
2006Best Supporting ActressLittle Miss SunshineNominated
2018Best ActressHereditaryWon
Detroit Film Critics Society2018Best ActressHereditaryWon
Dorian Awards2019Film Performance of the Year – ActressHereditaryNominated
Film Critics Circle of Australia1995Best ActressMuriel’s WeddingWon
1999Best Supporting ActressThe BoysNominated
2002Best ActressDirty DeedsNominated
2003Japanese StoryWon
2009Best Supporting ActressThe Black BalloonWon
Florida Film Critics Circle2018Best ActressHereditaryRunner-up
Georgia Film Critics Association2019Best ActressHereditaryWon
Gold Derby Awards2002Best Supporting ActressAbout a BoyNominated
Best Ensemble CastThe HoursWon
2006Little Miss SunshineWon
Golden Globe Awards1996Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or MusicalMuriel’s WeddingNominated
2007Little Miss SunshineNominated
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmTsunami: The AftermathNominated
2010Best Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyUnited States of TaraWon
2011Nominated
Gotham Awards2006Best Ensemble CastLittle Miss SunshineNominated
2018Best ActressHereditaryWon
Houston Film Critics Society2019Best ActressHereditaryWon
Independent Spirit Awards2019Best Female LeadHereditaryNominated
Inside Film Awards2003Best ActressJapanese StoryWon
Irish Film & Television Academy Awards2015Best International ActressGlasslandNominated
London Film Critics’ Circle2019Actress of the YearHereditaryNominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association2018Best ActressHereditaryRunner-up
Online Film Critics Society2019Best ActressHereditaryWon
Primetime Emmy Awards2007Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or MovieTsunami: The AftermathNominated
2009Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesUnited States of TaraWon
2010Nominated
Prism Awards2010Performance in a Comedy SeriesUnited States of TaraNominated
2011Won
San Francisco Film Critics Circle2018Best ActressHereditaryNominated
Satellite Awards2000Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture DramaThe Sixth SenseNominated
2003Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyAbout a BoyNominated
2004Best Actress – Motion Picture DramaJapanese StoryNominated
2005In Her ShoesNominated
2006Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyLittle Miss SunshineNominated
2009Best Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyUnited States of TaraNominated
2010Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards2003Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe HoursNominated
2007Little Miss SunshineWon
2010Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesUnited States of TaraNominated
Seattle Film Critics Society2018Best ActressHereditaryWon
St. Louis Film Critics Association2018Best ActressHereditaryWon
Telluride Film Festival2003Silver MedallionToni ColletteRecipient
Toronto Film Critics Association2002Best Supporting ActressAbout a BoyRunner-up
Vancouver Film Critics Circle2003Best Supporting ActressThe HoursWon
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association2018Best ActressHereditaryNominated
Women Film Critics Circle2018Best ActressHereditaryRunner-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

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.
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