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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.
- 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".
9 disc boxed set
Run Time: 1290 minutes
Defiance - 2008
Mia played Chaya Dziencielsky, the love interest of Asael Bielski, in Defiance.
Run Time: 137 minutes
Amelia - 2009
Mia played Elinor Smith, Earhart's younger rival, in Amelia.
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.
Run Time: 106 minutes
Mia Wasikowska Videos
Alice in Wonderland - 2010
Mia played 19 year old Alice Kingsleigh in Alice in Wonderland.
Run Time: 108 minutes
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Jane Eyre - 2011
Mia played the title role of Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre.
Run Time: 120 minutes
Restless - 2011
Mia played Annabel Cotton, a young terminal cancer patient.
Run Time: 91 minutes
Today & What's to Come
- Lawless (2012)
Directed by John Hillcoat. With Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman. Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
- Stoker (2013)
Directed by Chan-wook Park. With Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney. A teenage girl mourning the death of her father deals with an uncle who mysteriously shows up to meet the family.
- The Double (2013)
Directed by Richard Ayoade. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska. A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger.
- Madame Bovary (2013)
Directed by Sophie Barthes. With Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti. The beautiful wife of a small-town doctor engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
- Tracks (2013)
Directed by John Curran. With Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Jessica Tovey. A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.
- The Double (2013)
Directed by Richard Ayoade. With Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins. A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger.
- Madame Bovary (2014)
Directed by Sophie Barthes. With Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans. The beautiful wife of a small-town doctor engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
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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