Antonia "Toni" Collette (born 1 November 1972) 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 is a recipient of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and has been nominated for the Academy Award and the Tony Award.
"I'm very happy with my lot. I like the variety I get. You don't want to spend your life repeating yourself. It's true of any kind of artist, you want to explore as wide and far as you can go, so that's what I've been trying to do."
"My family, my relationships with my friends, my home and my music are the most important things in my life. I like being married, but it was never something I felt I had to do. Women in the States seem to think 'I gotta meet a man, I gotta get married'. I don't get that, I was getting on with my life and having a great time. I really did not expect to meet my husband and it was probably the best surprise of my life. It is everything, it's fun, comforting, it makes me feel so safe and centered."
"I'm an actor not a movie star. I prefer it that way. I think when you watch big stars on screen; it's really difficult to look beyond that very familiar persona. As an actor, you can play different characters and not be recognized. I know I've got parts that other bigger, more famous actors wanted. I think in some cases their fame is a hindrance because they're too identifiable."
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Beautiful Awkward Pictures||2006||770,938|
|Black & Blue||849,731|
|This Moment Is Golden||796,367|
|Trouble With Sister||886,884|
|Full Name at Birth||Antonia Collette|
|Date of Birth||November 1, 1972|
|Birthplace||Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Weight||130 lbs (59.0 kg)|
|High School||Blacktown Girls' High School (dropped out at 16)|
|University||National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)Australian Theatre for Young People|
|Claim to Fame||Muriels Wedding|
|Talent Agency||William Morris Endeavor Entertainment|