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

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
1998 The Boys 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
2010 Nominated
2019 Best Actress Hereditary Nominated
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
2019 Bravest Performance Hereditary Nominated
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
The Hours
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
2019 Best Actress Hereditary Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association 1996 Most Promising Actress Muriel’s Wedding Nominated
2006 Best Supporting Actress Little Miss Sunshine Nominated
2018 Best Actress Hereditary Won
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
2003 Japanese Story Won
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
2011 Nominated
Gotham Awards 2006 Best Ensemble Cast Little Miss Sunshine Nominated
2018 Best Actress Hereditary Won
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
2010 Nominated
Prism Awards 2010 Performance in a Comedy Series United States of Tara Nominated
2011 Won
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
2010 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

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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