About Mia Wasikowska

 

Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress best known for her role as Alice in the film “Alice In Wonderland” made by Tim Burton. Through this film, she became known worldwide and gained millions of fans. Before this, she was well known for playing Sophie in the TV series “In Treatment”. Her work in “In Treatment” was appreciated by the critics. 

Quick Infos 
Full NameMia Wasikowska
Date of Birth25 October 1989
Birth PlaceCanberra, Australia
Parent(s)Marsena Wasikowska and John Reid
OccupationActress
Net WorthUS $10 million

Early Life

 

Mia Wasikowska was born to mother Marsena Wasikowska and father John Reid on the date of October 25, 1989. Her mother and father both are photographers. Her mother was born in Poland. She has two siblings; a younger brother named Kai and an older sister named Jess. Mia and her family moved to Poland when she was eight years old. They stayed in Szczecin for a year from 1998. They moved to Poland after her mother received a grant to produce work based on her emigration experience from Poland to Australia. Mia and her siblings actively participated in the project and often posed as subjects. Her mother would take candid shots of them just being themselves and doing their things.

Mia started studying ballet at Canberra Dance Development Centre at the age of nine. She wanted to be a professional and she practiced 35 hours a week. She danced till 9 PM at night. However, she quit ballet at the age of fourteen due to a spur on her heel and dissatisfaction with the world and chasing physical perfection.

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Mia Wasikowska loved watching films as a kid and had ample exposure to Australian and European films. She was mesmerized by Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Three Colours” trilogy and she loved “My Brilliant Career” by Gillian Armstrong. She was inspired to pursue acting after watching “The Piano” and “A Woman Under Influence”. She applied to more than twenty agencies but only one responded. 

 

Nationality: She is of Australian nationality.

 

Career

 

Mia Wasikowska’s first acting role was in the Australian soap titled “All Saints” in 2004. She appeared in two episodes of the show.

She made her first film debut with the film “Suburban Mayhem” in 2006 when she was 15 years old. She was nominated for a Young Actor’s AFI Award for her amazing performance. 

She played the role of Sherry in the film “Rogue” in 2007. She didn’t speak with anyone on the set and she was nicknamed “Rowdy” due to this. 

She was cast in the drama “September” in 2007. She was selected out of more than 200 actresses that had auditioned. 

In 2008, the film “I Love Sarah Jane” featured her in the role of Sarah Jane. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and earned her much critical acclaim.

A turning point in her career came when she was seventeen years old. She auditioned for “In Treatment” via videotape and got the role. She left Canberra and moved to LA for three months. She got praised for her excellent performance and her American accent by the critics. She played the role of Sophie for 9 episodes. 

She also played the role of Kara in the short film titled “Summer Breaks”. The same year she played the role of Chaya Dzienciwlsky in the film “Defiance”.

In 2009, she played the role of Pamela Choat in the film “That Evening Sun”.

She played the role of Elinor Smith in the biographical film about Amelia Earhart titled “Amelia”.

The breakthrough in her career came with the role of Alice Kingsleigh in the dark fantasy adventure titled “Alice In Wonderland“. The same year she played the role of Joni in “The Kids Are All Right” 

In 2011, she received much critical acclaim for her role as Jane Eyre in the film titled by the same name. She appeared in two other films namely “Restless” and “Albert Nobbs” in 2011. 

She played the role of Betha Minnix in “Lawless” in 2012.

In 2013, she worked on five films. She was a director for the film “The Turning”.

She played the lead role of India Stoker in the film “Stoker“. In “Only Lovers Left Alive” she played the role of Ava.

In the film “Tracks” she played the role of Robyn Davidson.

Mia Wasikowska

In 2014, Mia Wasikowska acted in two films. She played the role of Agatha Weiss in “Map to the Stars” and Emma Bovary in “Madame Bovary”.

In 2015, she voiced The Nightingale in the short film, “Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose”. 

She played the role of Edith Cushing in “Crimson Peak” and directed/wrote a segment of the film “Madly”.

In 2016, she reprised the role of Alice Kingsleigh for the film “Alice Through the Looking Glass”. The film was a massive hit and garnered her attention worldwide. 

She played the role of Anna Novak in the 2017 film “The Man With the Iron Heart”. 

She played the role of Penelope in “Damsel” and the role of “Jackie” in the film “Piercing” in 2018. 

In the 2019 drama film “Blackbird”, she played the character of Anna. The same year she was one of the main cast of the black comedy film “Judy and Punch”.

The film “The Devil All the Time” in which she plays the role of Helen Hatton is under post-production and is set to release in 2020 soon. 

Mia Wasikowska is to appear as Amy in the film “Bergman Island” in the near future.

 

Personal Life

 

Like her parents, Mia Wasikowska loves photography and captures images from her travels via a Rolleiflex camera. She lives in Bronte which is in New South Wales.

She was in a relationship with her “The Double” co-star Jesse Eisenberg. They broke up in 2015. 

Rumors of Robert Pattinson and Mia dating surfaced on the internet as early as 2018. 

Mia Wasikowska

Height, Weight, and Age

Mia Wasikowska stands 1.62 meters tall and weighs approximately 48 kg.

As of September 2020, Mia is 30 years old.

 

Social Media

 

As of September 2020, Mia Wasikowska isn’t active on any social media platforms.

 

Net Worth

 

Mia Wasikowska is one of the highest-paid actresses in the current Hollywood scene. She has been active in the industry since 2004 and has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$ 10 million.

 

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