Australian actress Mia Wasikowska worked flawlessly in several movies and television shows to earn a reputation for herself. She gained limelight after portraying the main role of Alice in the movie Alice in Wonderland. Apart from this, she is also known for her television role of Sophie in In Treatment as well.
She was born on October 25, 1989, in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Her mother, Marzena Wasikowska, is a Polish-born photographer, while her father, John Reid, is an Australian photographer and collagist. She has an older sister named Jess, and a younger brother named Kai. She attended Cook Primary School, Ainslie Primary School and Canberra High School, and Karabar High School in Queanbeyan, which neighbors Canberra.
Mia began studying ballet with Jackie Hallahan at the Canberra Dance Development Centre. Her parents are working in the Arts industries thus, during her childhood she would frequently appear on their gallery. Also, with the great hope of becoming a professional ballerina, she started practicing ballet. However, she couldn’t resist the opportunities and charm of television and cinema and she diverted her mind on acting.
Mia Wasikowska Career
After gaining some experience in Australian cinema and movies, she shifted to Los Angeles. Her first big break came in the United States when she appeared in HBO’s drama “In Treatment” for the role of a suicidal teen “Sophie”. She played the role of Sophie, a suicidal gymnast and for her role in In Treatment received an Australian in Film Breakthrough Award. Her skills and critical acting in the show earned her lots of praise and also opened her way into the American entertainment industry as well. Mia’s career completely turned when she got the biggest breakthrough of her life which also gained her worldwide recognition.
It was the main role of Alice in the blockbuster movie “Alice in Wonderland” where she was seen almost in every frame alongside Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter. Mia reprised the same role in the fantasy film Alice Through the Looking Glass. Mia played the titular character in Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Jane Eyre. She starred opposite Michael Fassbender. In the movie Restless, she played the role of a terminally ill sixteen-year-old, which required her to chop her long hair.
Along with acting, Mia has also appeared in Miu Miu’s spring 2012 fashion campaign. She was featured on the cover panel of the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue. Mia added one more feather in her career by making her directorial debut on a segment of a film adaptation of The Turning, a collection of short stories by Australian author Tim Winton. Also, she appeared in the Netflix psychological thriller The Devil All The Time as Helen Hatton.
Mia Wasikowska Biography
|Real Name||Mia Wasikowska|
|Birth Date||25 October 1989|
|Birth Place||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimetres – 162.5 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 52 kg – in Pounds – 114 lbs|
|Bra (Breast) Size||32A|
|Shoe Size||7 (U.S.)|
|School||Cook Primary School and Ainslie Primary School|
|College||Canberra High School, Karabar High School|
|Marital Status||in Relation|
|Is she a lesbian?||No|
|Favourite Book||Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante|
|Favorite Movie||Home Alone|
|Designers||Rodarte, Miu Miu, Comme des Garçon|
She was in a relationship with Jesse Eisenberg, her co-star in The Double, from 2013 to 2015. Apart from this, Mia remained in the relationship with Robert Pattinson from 2017-2018. However, at the moment she seems single now.
Mia Wasikowska Net worth
Being a star, it is obvious that so many global brands would like to hire her for their promotions. She has featured quite a lot on cover pages of several popular fashion magazines. As of 2020, Mia’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million. Although, these numbers are speculated based on available reports on the Internet. Thus, actual wealth and fortune might differ from original sources.
- Mia was inspired to try her luck in acting after watching Holly Hunter in The Piano and Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under The Influence.
- Mia is an avid photographer.
- While filming for Jane Eyre, she clicked an on-set image, featuring Fukunaga and Jane Eyre co-star Jamie Bell.
- Her clicked image was selected as a finalist in the 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize hosted by Australia’s National Portrait Gallery. Mia resides in Bronte, New South Wales.