Toni Collette is an Academy award-nominated Australian actress and musician. She has won four Australian Film Institute awards, including the Australian Best Actress in a Lead Role for “Muriel’s Wedding” in 1994. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role in “The Sixth Sense”. She has also received broad acclaim on Broadway in “The Wild Party”. For this role, she received a Tony for Best Performance.
In 2006, Collette played the mother Sheryl in “Little Miss Sunshine”, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy. She also began touring Australia to promote her first vocal album “Beautiful Awkward Pictures”. Her other movies include “The Hours”, “Japanese Story”, and “Like Minds”.
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