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Mia Wasikowska

Updated on November 21, 2013

Mia Wasikowska

The first time I saw Mia Wasikowska was in Alice in Wonderland (2010) and I thought she was a wonderful Alice. It seemed like she just came out of nowhere to all of a sudden play a lead character in a Tim Burton movie alongside Johnny Depp. As it turns out, she really has only been acting for a short time.

In 2004, at the age of 15, she had her first role in an Australian television show called All Saints. From there she was in several Australian short films. In 2008 she made her American debut on the first season of the HBO drama In Treatment.

Mia won the Hollywood Breakthrough Award, Actress of the Year in 2010.

Quick Facts

  • Wasikowska is pronounced Vah-shee-KOV-ska.
  • Mia is 24 years old.
  • She was born October 14, 1989.
  • She's originally from Canberra, Australia.
  • Mia has an older sister and a younger brother.
  • She trained as a ballet dancer from ages 5 through 15.
  • She loves photography and art history.
  • Mia is 5'-6" tall.

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In Treatment - 2008

Mia played Sophie in Season 1 of the HBO Series In Treatment.

"A precocious teenage gymnast who won the Junior Nationals, Sophie saw her dreams of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team fall apart when the bike she was riding rammed into the side of a car. Though she first shows up, in a cast, for Paul to validate her sanity on an insurance document, he coaxes her into returning after catching a glimpse at her complicated family relationships and general malaise".


In Treatment: Season 1
In Treatment: Season 1

9 disc boxed set

Run Time: 1290 minutes


Defiance - 2008

Mia played Chaya Dziencielsky, the love interest of Asael Bielski, in Defiance.


Rated: R

Run Time: 137 minutes


Amelia - 2009

Mia played Elinor Smith, Earhart's younger rival, in Amelia.


Rated: PG

Run Time: 111 minutes


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The Kids Are All Right - 2010

Mia played Joni, the 18 year old daughter of a lesbian couple who helps her younger brother find their bio dad, in The Kids Are All Right.

The Kids Are All Right
The Kids Are All Right

Rated: R

Run Time: 106 minutes


Mia Wasikowska Videos

Alice in Wonderland - 2010

Mia played 19 year old Alice Kingsleigh in Alice in Wonderland.

Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland

Rated: PG

Run Time: 108 minutes


Jane Eyre - 2011

Mia played the title role of Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: 120 minutes


Restless - 2011

Mia played Annabel Cotton, a young terminal cancer patient.

Restless (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Restless (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: 91 minutes


Mia Wasikowska at a Glance

Mia Wasikowska (born 14 October 1989) is an Australian actress. After starting her career in Australian television and film, she first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series In Treatment. She gained worldwide prominence in 2010 after starring as Alice in Tim Burton's $1 billion-grossing Alice in Wonderland and appearing in The Kids Are All Right, for which she received the Hollywood Awards' Breakthrough Actress Award.

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      aaxiaa lm 3 years ago

      I think she's great but nothing special, I don't think she stands out. Great lens by the way!

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I did not know who this actress was. Now I do! Thanks!

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      honeymishi07 7 years ago

      Looking forward to her Jane Eyre 2011 movie! Its one of my favorites and can't wait to have it on DVD. I've made a lens on Jane Eyre, I hope you drop by! :D

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i really liked mia in alice in wonderland.. blessed by a squid angel :)

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      Ilovemusicgirl 8 years ago

      She is a beutiful girl

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nice intro to Mia, great to have help saying her name! Lensrolled to my Alice in Wonderland review.

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      Carol Goss 8 years ago

      Great lens :)