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Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin


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Birth Name :

Anna Helene Paquin

Birth Date :

July 24, 1982

Birth Place :

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Spouse :

Stephen Moyer (actor, since 21-Aug-10)

Claim to fame :

As Flora McGrath in "The Piano" (1993)


Outstandingly proved that she did not score a mere fluke in the beginning of her acting career through her natural yet extraordinary flair and charm, Anna Helene Paquin is no doubt one the most remarkable young talents Hollywood ever has. The youngest child of Brian and Mary Paquin who both are educators, Anna was born on July 24, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada but was mainly raised in New Zealand where she later met the fate that would change her ordinary life ever since. It began when her sister, Katya, found an ad in local newspaper posted announcing an open casting call for the role of Flora McGrath in Jane Campion's project of "The Piano" which then was released in 1993. Wanted to try her hand at it, Katya subsequently joined the audition with Anna tagged along behind for a mere casual intention as she had nothing better to do at that time.

Upon seeing Anna, Jane Campion at first did not think that the little girl fitted the role due to her small figure and shyness, but the director immediately changed her mind by the time she spoke about Ada McGrath, Flora's mute mother. "I almost fell off my chair when she began." Campion recalled. "She told this long, incredible passionate story about how Ada lost her voice, and you totally believed her. It is rare to find someone so young with such an instinct for performance." Sensed that Anna was really the one she had been looking for, Campion without slightest doubt gave the part to the calm brunette despite her lacked experience in acting and her decision was delightfully proven right as the girl brilliantly managed to display such a convincing portrayal that stunned both the audience and critics alike when the picture hit the theaters in November 1993.

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HBO Brings Back Anna Paquin on 'Madame X', FOX's 'Gotham' Casts Its Lucius Fox

March 07, 2015 05:12:12 GMT

can't be away from HBO for too long. Less than a year after her show "" ended its run, the actress is plotting her return to the small screen with miniseries "Madame X" which is being developed at the premium cable channel.

Anna Paquin's Rogue Scenes Added Back to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

September 26, 2014 03:07:43 GMT

's Rogue will not be completely eliminated from "" after all. The character's scenes which were cut from the theatrical release will be added back to the film and re-released as "Rogue Cut" on homevideo platforms next summer.

Anna Paquin Tells Larry King Her Bisexuality Is Not 'a Past Tense Thing'

August 04, 2014 06:26:42 GMT

admitted she's still bisexual in an interview with on "Larry King Now" on July 21. In the interview, Larry asked Anna, "Are you a non-practicing bisexual?" Anna then replied, "Well, I mean, I am married to my husband, and we are happy monogamously married."

Anna Paquin Dyes Her Hair Purple and Blue

July 17, 2014 13:13:47 GMT

is no longer blonde, now that her TV show "" has wrapped up. The actress known for her role as a telepathic barmaid on the HBO vampire series dyed her honey-colored hair purple and blue. She proudly showed off her new tresses on Twitter.

Anna Paquin Poses Nude With Stephen Moyer for Entertainment Weekly's Cover

June 19, 2014 08:44:03 GMT

goes nude for Entertainment Weekly's cover with her husband and co-star on HBO series "", . The couple is cuddling in a coffin, with Stephen showing his vampire fangs and Anna completely nude.

Anna Paquin's Rogue Scene Cut From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

December 21, 2013 01:05:46 GMT

One familiar mutant has been removed from "". Director Bryan Singer, who is currently busy in the editing room, says that 's scene has been deleted from the final version that will hit U.S. theaters on May 23, 2014.

Pics: 'True Blood' Stars Step Out for Season 6 Premiere

June 12, 2013 07:30:06 GMT

Just a few days shy of its season 6 premiere on HBO, "" has got a red carpet treatment. Returning series regulars like , , , , , , and all gathered at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Tuesday, June 11 for the screening event.

First Look at Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's Newborn Twins Revealed

March 04, 2013 07:43:21 GMT

How and 's baby twins looked like was revealed, five months after they were born. The newborns were caught on camera when the parents took their bundles of joy during a sunny day in California over the weekend.

Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore to Return to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

January 27, 2013 22:45:24 GMT

, and are announced by director Bryan Singer to return to the upcoming "X-Men" movie, "", he's tapped to helm. They will reprise their roles as Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Iceman respectively.

Anna Paquin Appears on Public First Time Since Welcoming Twins

October 03, 2012 08:45:39 GMT

Caught on camera after doing some shopping at Bloomingdal, wore a casual navy dress, gray cardigan, and black flats. It was her first appearance since she gave birth to twins, whose genders and names haven't been revealed yet.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's Twins Born Earlier

September 11, 2012 18:47:12 GMT

has delivered her twins, a representative of the "" actress confirmed. The babies, whose sex are still kept a secret, were born prematurely but are doing fine.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Expecting Twins, Co-Star Revealed

June 27, 2012 18:04:45 GMT

and 's "" co-star may have missed a note from the couple to keep it a secret how many babies are in her belly. Trammel let it slip in an interview with Us Weekly that Paquin and Moyer are expecting twins.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer to Welcome First Baby Together in the Fall

April 18, 2012 02:47:13 GMT

and have one baby news to share. The Hollywood couple, who work together on HBO's "", are expecting their first child together. Their representatives confirmed the news to EW on Tuesday, April 17, adding that the actress is due to give birth in the fall.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Anna Paquin Added to Emmy Presenter Line-Up

September 16, 2011 08:51:39 GMT

A few days away from the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, more stars are booked to present the kudos. , who has a recurring role on "", and "" leading lady have been added to the line-up, joining previously announced presenters including , and .

Jackie Evancho Coming Up With New Christmas Album

September 02, 2011 08:33:37 GMT

Last year, sold 239,000 copies of her first album, "", in the first week of sale. The former "" contestant is looking forward to repeating such success at this year's holiday with another Christmas album.

'Real Steel' Director Tapped to Direct New 'Frankenstein' Movie

September 02, 2011 07:48:08 GMT

The 20th Century Fox have found a director for its untitled Frankenstein project. Variety broke the news that "" helmer Shawn Levy has secured the directional duty of the project, beating other contenders like "Harry Potter" filmmaker David Yates and "" director Paul Greengrass.

Video: Seductive Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Steams Up Burberry Body Ad

September 02, 2011 07:18:01 GMT

has channeled her seductress side in a fresh ad campaign for Burberry Body fragrance. In the TV commercial filmed by Mario Testino under the direction Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, the "" actress strips off the brand's iconic camel trench coats as she sprays the fragrance to her nude skin.

Anna Paquin Haunted by Guilt in First 'Margaret' Trailer

September 02, 2011 06:28:37 GMT

Fox Searchlight Pictures finally released a first trailer for "" after the film was put on the shelf for nearly six years. Unleashed via Apple, the video follows 's Lisa Cohen who has a bad day that she will never forget for the rest of her life.

Evan Rachel Wood: It Feels Right to Chop Off Hair

June 23, 2011 08:21:08 GMT

came to the premiere party of "" Season 4 on Tuesday night, June 21 with a new look. Having chopped off her lengthy blond locks, the actress playing Sophie Anne Leclerq on the vampire series debuted a pixie cut on the red carpet. Asked about the drastic change, she said, "It just felt right."

Pictures: 'Glee' Cast Kick Off European Leg of Summer Tour in Manchester

June 23, 2011 07:42:59 GMT

"" cast have completed the North American leg of their 2011 summer tour, and now they are invading Europe for a bunch of concerts until at least July 3. The European trek of the traveling show was kicked off on Wednesday night, June 22 at the Manchester Evening News Arena.

Jason Statham's 'Killer Elite' Welcomes Action-Packed Trailer

June 23, 2011 07:33:16 GMT

The first trailer for "" has landed online. The snippet features , and who get involved in action scenes, which includes jumping out of a skyscraper's window, fighting, and leaping from a building.

Stephen Moyer Gets Anna Paquin's Permission to Bite Fans' Boobs

June 23, 2011 07:13:31 GMT

Portraying a sexy vampire on "" has given the opportunity to bite fans' boobs. Still, the actor who is famous for his role as Bill Compton on the hit HBO series reveals to Men's Health that he won't do so unless he first gets the permission from his co-star wife .

'True Blood' Stars Go Classy at Season 4 Premiere

June 22, 2011 07:19:18 GMT

Reminding "" fans that the wait is almost over, the cast of the hit HBO series gathered for the season 4 premiere on Tuesday, June 21 at ArcLight's Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Showing up at the event was leading lady who came with co-star as well as real-life husband .

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Auction 'True Blood' Script for Orphaned Kids

February 15, 2011 07:38:37 GMT

and are encouraging "" fans to donate for the Darnell family. The on- and off- screen couple is auctioning off a script from 3.12 episode titled "Evil Is Going On" of the TV series on eBay with all proceeds benefiting the orphaned children.

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell Look Numb in New 'Scream 4' Photo

November 25, 2010 02:30:43 GMT

Another picture from an anticipated movie, "", has emerged. This time, the photo does not feature main actors but instead exposes the famous cameos, and . The two beauties, in their casual outfits, are seen sitting on a couch and presumably focusing on something on TV as the "" actress holds a remote control.

2010 Scream Awards: 'True Blood' Victory, 'Lost' Reunion and More

October 18, 2010 02:42:38 GMT

"", as the biggest TV nominee at Spike TV's 2010 Scream Awards, showed its domination during the October 16 gala. The event to unveil the winners this year was held at Greek Theater in Los Angeles, attended by a lot of horror stars. However, it will not be televised on Spike TV until Tuesday, October 19.

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin Move to New Beach House

September 17, 2010 06:55:11 GMT

Newlyweds and have moved in to their dream beach house after buying an ultra-modern three-floor pad in Los Angeles' trendy Venice. The "" stars spent $2.2 million on the contemporary four-bedroom house, which comes with its own elevator.

First Clip for M. Night Shyamalan's 'Devil' Unveils Terror in the Dark

August 31, 2010 06:19:02 GMT

The first clip for M. Night Shyamalan-produced movie "" has been made available for viewing pleasure. An exclusive courtesy of MTV Movies Blog, the snippet shares the thrill when the lights in a stuck elevator go out for few seconds several times. In the dark, a woman sees a glimpse of bloody people before later she gets surprised with a glass which breaks into pieces.

Sandra Bullock Talks About Adopted Son on First TV Interview Since Divorce

August 31, 2010 04:49:54 GMT

Conducting her first TV interview since her divorce from husband Jesse James following his affair scandal, talked about her seven-month-old adopted son Louis Bardot Bullock. "He's from New Orleans. He's a little Cajun cookie." Bullock told for "TODAY" show, which is set to air on Tuesday, August 31.

Photo Gallery: Stars Attending HBO Emmys After Party

August 31, 2010 04:34:42 GMT

HBO was the biggest winner of 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29 and thus its after-party was the most sought destination. Held at The Pacific Design Center immediately after the awards ceremony, the event saw the attendance of not only the network's stars but also from other networks.

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