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Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska

Birthday: 14 October 1989, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Height: 163 cm

Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an ...Show more

Mia Wasikowska
I think I have a reputation for being quite shy, but I don't think I'm too shy. I guess I lived in a Show more I think I have a reputation for being quite shy, but I don't think I'm too shy. I guess I lived in a bit of a fantasy space in my mind. Hide
What I like about film is it explores imperfections. That was something that really attracted me. What I like about film is it explores imperfections. That was something that really attracted me.
When I decided to pursue acting at 15, I heard that you had to have an agent to do film and televisi Show more When I decided to pursue acting at 15, I heard that you had to have an agent to do film and television, so I did a Google search for acting agencies in Sydney. I hounded one to take me on and started auditioning. I did some films in Australia, and then I started working in America on In Treatment (2008) when I was 17. Hide
It's never been about the blockbusters and making a huge ton of money. It's always been about wantin Show more It's never been about the blockbusters and making a huge ton of money. It's always been about wanting to do projects about the things that I think are important to be out there, because there's a lot of stuff that probably doesn't need to be. Hide
I have this funny thing that, if war breaks out, or if anything catastrophic goes down, I want to kn Show more I have this funny thing that, if war breaks out, or if anything catastrophic goes down, I want to know that I can walk home. Hide
I really love doing things that are different and challenge me in different ways. And I think to rem Show more I really love doing things that are different and challenge me in different ways. And I think to remain interested and excited by acting it's really great to have such diverse opportunities, and I feel really lucky that I've been able to do that so far. Hide
It's so unsatisfying to play a nice, sweet girl. It's so dreadfully boring and almost painful! I lik Show more It's so unsatisfying to play a nice, sweet girl. It's so dreadfully boring and almost painful! I like to play characters who have their own fire. Hide
I need the consistency of one place and people and friends. But I'll probably end up being the pregn Show more I need the consistency of one place and people and friends. But I'll probably end up being the pregnant 30-year-old in the back of the class at university one day. Hide
Fourteen is that wonderful time in your life when you feel such extremes of emotions, you can feel t Show more Fourteen is that wonderful time in your life when you feel such extremes of emotions, you can feel the most incredible elation. It's when everything is still possible. It was this little adventure for me. Hide
My mom remembers a period when I locked myself in my room and did research and made phone calls and Show more My mom remembers a period when I locked myself in my room and did research and made phone calls and wrote letters to try to get an agent. Hide
I just wanted to try a different type of performance - ballet is more an image of perfection, and fi Show more I just wanted to try a different type of performance - ballet is more an image of perfection, and film can show a grittier side. Sometimes it's the more realistic topic of real life that really intrigues me. Hide
I didn't have a typical teenagehood so I have a lot of repressed rebellious teen left over. Every no Show more I didn't have a typical teenagehood so I have a lot of repressed rebellious teen left over. Every now and then I'll act out in some unusual way. Hide
[on Jane Eyre (2011)] The challenge is that the book, start to finish, is Jane Eyre's internal monol Show more [on Jane Eyre (2011)] The challenge is that the book, start to finish, is Jane Eyre's internal monologue - everything we know is because of what we're hearing directly from her. So my concern was 'How do we keep that intensity?' I was excited about seeing how we could portray all that's going on inside, all that she's observing and feeling, thinking. Hide
My earliest childhood memory is walking down the corridor with my sister Jess in the middle of the n Show more My earliest childhood memory is walking down the corridor with my sister Jess in the middle of the night to see my brother Kai being born in the living room. Hide
Mia Wasikowska's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (27)
Mia Wasikowska Mia Wasikowska'S roles
Bertha Minnix
Bertha Minnix

Agatha Weiss
Agatha Weiss

Chaya Dziencielsky
Chaya Dziencielsky

Emma Bovary
Emma Bovary

Joni
Joni

Annabel Cotton
Annabel Cotton

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