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Overview (3)

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Birth NameAnna Helene Paquin
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born on July 24, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her mother's native country when she was four years old. Her first acting job ever was at age nine in the movie The Piano (1993), which she ended up being cast in because it was shot in New Zealand. At age 16, she relocated to Los Angeles where she completed her last two years of high school (graduating in 2000). She then moved to New York where she attended Columbia University for one year. Between 2001 and 2004, she worked almost exclusively on stage in both New York and London. In 2007, Anna was cast in HBO's True Blood (2008), which concluded shooting its seventh and final season in 2014.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anon

Family (4)

Spouse Stephen Moyer (21 August 2010 - present)  (2 children)
Children Moyer, Charlie
Moyer, Poppy
Moyer, Billy
Moyer, Lilac
Parents Paquin, Brian
Paquin, Mary
Relatives Andrew Paquin (sibling)
Paquin, Katya (sibling)

Trade Mark (3)

Gap in teeth
Husky voice
Petite figure

Trivia (40)

While filming the movie Amistad (1997) in Montreal during the summer, she made a side-trip to Toronto to film five television commercials for the telephone company of her old hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She delivers the commercials in a variety of costumes in her Canadian accent rather than her New Zealand one. [1997]
She keeps her Oscar statue in her bedroom closet so her friends won't see it and feel the need to comment on it.
She enjoys photography; she used to play the cello.
Her family moved to New Zealand when Anna was 4 years old.
Has an older brother, Andrew Paquin, a film producer, with whom she was working on Blue State (2007), and a sister, Katya.
Her father, Brian Paquin, is a physical education teacher. Her mother, Mary Paquin, is an English teacher. Her parents are divorced.
One of the few actors or actresses to receive an Academy Award without being a professional actor beforehand. Anna didn't plan on acting, even when she went to audition for the role that won her an Oscar. She was accompanying her sister to the audition.
When she was younger, she wanted to be the Prime Minister of New Zealand, or a lawyer.
Speaks French fluently.
One of Teen People magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25". [2002]
Attended and graduated from Windward School in West Los Angeles, California (June 2000); she completed the school's community service requirement by working in an L.A. soup kitchen and at a special education center.
College classmates with Julia Stiles at Columbia University.
Is a huge fan of the alternative rock band Nine Inch Nails and The Beatles.
She was the original choice for the role of Enola in Kevin Costner's Waterworld (1995), which eventually went to Tina Majorino.
Attended Columbia University in New York City, but dropped out after a year and did not graduate in order to pursue acting. [2000]
On 1 April 1996 on the Late Show with David Letterman, Dave has a man on briefly who had shot for a million dollars the night before from halfway at a basketball game but missed and offered him $10,000 to try a shorter shot on stage but he missed again. The man left and Anna walked on stage immediately and Dave who was still holding the money in his hand made the same offer to Anna who, without any prep, effortlessly made the shot. Dave handed her the money immediately and they got on with the show. The next night, Dave had Anna on briefly to explain he couldn't give her the money but could donate it in her name to charity. There were no hard feelings shown.
She played the daughter of Jeff Daniels in Fly Away Home (1996) and then his romantic partner in The Squid and the Whale (2005) nine years later.
Was number 93 on VH1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005).
Has kept in close contact with Shawn Ashmore (Iceman/Bobby Drake) and Aaron Stanford (John Allerdyce/Pyro) after filming X2: X-Men United (2003).
Though she was born in Canada, she considers herself a Kiwi from New Zealand since she grew up there.
Ranked #50 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
Announced her engagement to Stephen Moyer, having been in a relationship since February 2009 after meeting on the set of True Blood (2008), after he proposed to her on a beach in Hawaii (5 August 2009).
Among the guests at her wedding to Stephen Moyer were Alan Ball, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Carrie Preston and Elijah Wood.
Mentioned on Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #16.176 (2009) that she had recently seen her first movie The Piano (1993) for the first time in her life.
At the time she attended Columbia University, actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles and Drew Struzan were all registered students at the university.
Stepmother of Stephen Moyer's children Billy (born 2000) and Lilac (born 2002).
Ranked #84 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Ranked #51 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
She is naturally brunette but has kept her hair blonde since she started playing Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood (2008).
Was 6 months pregnant with her twins when she completed filming the fifth season of True Blood (2008).
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her twins to begin filming the sixth season of True Blood (2008).
(August 21, 2010) Married her boyfriend of 3 years, Stephen Moyer, following a year-long engagement.
Gave birth to her twins (her first and second children) at age 30, a son Charlie Moyer and a daughter Poppy Moyer in September 2012. Children's father is her husband, Stephen Moyer.
Her father is of French-Canadian and German descent (his mother's family were ethnic Germans from the Russian Empire). Her surname is French. Her mother is of Irish origin.
Returned to continue her studies at Columbia University in New York City. [January 2003]
Ranked #78 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
Born on the same date as Elisabeth Moss and Lauren Miller Rogen.
She is the first person born in the 1980s, and the first millennial, to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting (for The Piano (1993)), and the first one to win. The first male born in the 1980s to have received an acting Oscar nomination was Haley Joel Osment (Best Supporting Actor for The Sixth Sense (1999)), and the first, and thus far only, millennial male to have won an acting Oscar is Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor for The Theory of Everything (2014)).
Delivered her twins Charlie and Poppy two months early via emergency Caesarean section.
As of 2020, she has been in two films that were Oscar nominate for Best Picture: The Piano (1993) and The Irishman (2019).

Personal Quotes (5)

There are very few films or plays or anything about really happy people with perfect lives. Everyone is usually screwed up in some way and that is usually where the work comes in - figuring out how to make it believable and make it real to present someone's problems that you don't necessarily actually know anything about. I mean it is not challenging to be happy all the time. I don't think I could do it!
I just do what feels right. I think the great thing about getting to do what I do is that you can try out being a different person without having to screw up your life to do it.
You'll live a full and happy life if you pursue things you think are important and live the life you want to live.
[on her bisexuality] For me, it's not really an issue because I'm someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It's not made up. It's not a lack of decision. It's not being greedy or numerous other ignorant things I've heard at this point. For a bisexual, it's not about gender. That's not the deciding factor for who they're attracted to.
[speaking about equality for The Elton John Give a Damn Campaign] I'm Anna Paquin. I'm bisexual and I give a damn.

Salary (2)

True Blood (2008) $75,000 /episode
True Blood (2008) $275,000 per episode (2013-2014)

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