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Overview (2)

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Samara Weaving was born on February 23, 1992 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, but spent the years after that moving around from Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia, and back to Australia with her family. During that time, she attended grade school in Jakarta, Indonesia, eventually going to Pittwater House School in Australia in 2004 prior to then joining the Canberra Girls' Grammar School. With a life of such hectic moving around, it should come as no surprise that the actress spent much time along the way performing in short films, dance and stage shows, and even with the Singapore Dance Company and Canberra Youth Theatre. In 2008, she was cast as Kirsten Mulroney on the BBC series, Out of the Blue (2008). While it only technically ran for a season, the season consisted of 129 episodes, with Samara appearing in 48 of them. That kind of exposure led to her next big gig as Indi Walker on the Australian soap opera Home and Away (1988), a series in which she would star in over 300 episodes. Even with all that success, family connections are never a bad thing. After leaving Home and Away (1988) in 2013, Samara landed her first feature role in Mystery Road (2013) a film which starred her celebrity uncle, Hugo Weaving. From here, she went on to star in the 2015 TV movie Squirrel Boys (2015) and followed that up in a big way with a major role in 2015's Monster Trucks (2016) alongside veteran actors such as Rob Lowe and Danny Glover. Samara also models for Australian underwear brand, Bonds.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sam013024

Family (3)

Children None
Parents Simon Weaving
Bezzina, Helena
Relatives Hugo Weaving (aunt or uncle)

Trade Mark (1)

Big clear blue eyes.

Trivia (5)

Niece of Hugo Weaving and Anna Weaving.
Born in Adelaide, but grew up in Singapore, Fiji and Indonesia.
Daughter of Helena Bezzina, an art therapist, and Simon Weaving, a filmmaker and professor. Her father's family is from England and her mother is of Maltese origin.
Older sister of Morgan Weaving.
She is often said to bear a resemblance to fellow Australian actress Margot Robbie.

Personal Quotes (10)

I've had a passion to play Marilyn Monroe for a really long time. I'm a little too young at the moment, but it's on my bucket list.
I've never gone through any proper training. They say Home and Away is a sort of training ground, and I think it's true, you do learn a lot from that show, but this was completely different.
[Bad Girl] was my first ever feature film, and I'd just come off Home and Away. How refreshing it was to do something that someone had really poured their heart into.
Because of the nature of our lifestyle, I had difficulty with shyness and making friends in new schools. Someone suggested to my parents, 'oh maybe she should try doing an acting class to bring her out of her shell.'
There was a whole page in the script [for The Babysitter] that just said 'what the f-k' on it.' Like, they had taken the time to completely print no words other than 'what the f-k' on a piece of paper. And it's true - that's exactly the reaction. You read it and it needed an entire page of just that.
[What I liked about acting] was that freedom of when you're on a stage it's not you personally that's taking responsibility for a performance - you're playing a character.
I remember at that age in high school, you did have these fierce relationships with other girls, and if they lied to you or if they hurt your feelings it felt like a betrayal.
I really wanted to steer away from the stereotype of the annoying, bratty teenager. I wanted to make her mature and a bit more calculating so that the ending paid off and made sense.
Because of the nature of this industry, it's a bit dangerous to think far ahead. So at the moment I'm just taking it day by day.
[The movie, Bad Girl] was two months spending time on 90 minutes [of screen time], and that was something I'd never done before.

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