Anna Hélène Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. As a child, she played the role of Flora McGrath in Jane Campion’s romantic drama film The Piano. Her other film credits include Jane Eyre, Amistad, 25th Hour, Trick ‘r Treat, Margaret, The Good Dinosaur, and The Irishman.
About Anna Paquin in brief
Anna Hélène Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. As a child, she played the role of Flora McGrath in Jane Campion’s romantic drama film The Piano. She received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history, after Tatum O’Neal. Her other film credits include Jane Eyre, Amistad, 25th Hour, Trick ‘r Treat, Margaret, The Good Dinosaur, and The Irishman. Paquin played the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO vampire drama television series True Blood. She has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the 2007 television film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. She is of Dutch, French and Irish descent. She studied at Columbia University for one year but dropped out to focus on her acting career. She also appeared as a voice in an audiobook entitled The Magnificent Nose of a Magnificent Girl. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Los Angeles during her youth.
Her family moved to New Zealand when she was four and she has two older siblings: Andrew, a director, and Katya, whose partner is the Green Party of New Zealand’s former co-leader Russel Norman. She completed her high school diploma at Windward School in Los Angeles, after moving to the U.S. with her mother following her parents’ divorce. She later made a series of television commercials for Manitoba Telecom Systems in 1994 and later appeared in three phone company phone commercials for MCI in 1994, 1995, and 1996. In 2009, Paquin won the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her role in the television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. For her performance in the series, she was nominated for an additional Golden Globes Award in 2010, as well as three Saturn Awards.