Rachel Griffiths

Biography: A versatile Aussie actress who's made her biggest impression stateside on the small screen, Griffiths first came to the attention of Australian audiences by starring as a spy trainee in the series Secrets. But her breakthrough role came in P.J. Hogan's hit 1994 comedy Muriel's Wedding, in which she played the awkward title character's feisty best friend. Griffiths' electric performance earned her an Australian Film Institute Award and effectively launched her feature-film career. Suddenly, Griffiths was an in-demand actress. She accepted a few choice roles, most notably as a farmer's lusty daughter in Michael Winterbottom's Jude, before she re-teamed with Hogan in 1997 to make her U.S. film debut in My Best Friend's Wedding, opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. She continued to show her versatility, and notched an Oscar nomination in the process, by playing famed flautist Hilary du Pré in the biopic Hilary and Jackie, and Johnny Depp's unhappy mom in Blow (even though sheA versatile Aussie actress who's made her biggest impression stateside on the small screen, Griffiths first came to the attention of Australian audiences by starring as a spy trainee in the series Secrets. But her breakthrough role came in P.J. Hogan's hit 1994 comedy Muriel's Wedding, in which she played the awkward title character's feisty best friend. Griffiths' electric performance earned her an Australian Film Institute Award and effectively launched her feature-film career. Suddenly, Griffiths was an in-demand actress. She accepted a few choice roles, most notably as a farmer's lusty daughter in Michael Winterbottom's Jude, before she re-teamed with Hogan in 1997 to make her U.S. film debut in My Best Friend's Wedding, opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. She continued to show her versatility, and notched an Oscar nomination in the process, by playing famed flautist Hilary du Pré in the biopic Hilary and Jackie, and Johnny Depp's unhappy mom in Blow (even though she is five years his junior in real life). In 2001, Griffiths signed on to the lauded HBO drama Six Feet Under to portray hyper-dysfunctional sex addict Brenda Chenowith. During the show's five-year run, she racked up two Emmy nods and a Golden Globe award, married artist Andrew Taylor, had two children (Banjo and Adelaide), and still found the time to appear in the occasional film. Although Six Feet Under ended in 2005, Griffiths wasn't away from the tube for long. The next year she became part of another dysfunctional TV family by joining the ensemble cast of ABC's Brothers & Sisters, which led to more Emmy and Golden Globe nods. Griffiths gave birth to her third child, Clementine, in 2009. Expand

Rachel Griffiths' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 78 Hilary and Jackie
Lowest Metascore: 33 Very Annie Mary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
21 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
47 Ride Like a Girl Mar 13, 2020 Director / Director / Producer / Producer 8.0
55 The Osiris Child Oct 6, 2017 General Lynex / General Lynex tbd
71 Hacksaw Ridge Nov 4, 2016 Bertha Doss 8.3
48 Patrick: Evil Awakens Mar 14, 2014 Matron Cassidy 6.6
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Aunt Ellie 7.6
53 Burning Man Aug 3, 2012 Miriam 6.9
48 Step Up Aug 11, 2006 Director Gordon 7.3
37 Showboy Apr 9, 2004 Herself 7.6
56 Ned Kelly Mar 26, 2004 Susan Scott 6.6
51 The Hard Word Jun 13, 2003 Carol tbd
72 The Rookie Mar 29, 2002 Lorri Morris 8.1
33 Very Annie Mary Mar 22, 2002 Annie Mary Pugh / Annie Mary Pugh tbd
52 Blow Apr 6, 2001 Ermine Jung / Ermine Jung tbd
38 Blow Dry Mar 7, 2001 Sandra / Sandra tbd
40 Amy Jan 26, 2001 Tanya Rammus / Tanya Rammus tbd
46 Me Myself I Apr 7, 2000 Pamela Drury tbd
78 Hilary and Jackie Dec 30, 1998 Hilary / Hilary 7.5
50 My Best Friend's Wedding Jun 20, 1997 Samantha Newhouse 7.5
76 Children of the Revolution Apr 30, 1997 Anna / Anna tbd
68 Jude Oct 18, 1996 Arabella 7.1
63 Muriel's Wedding Mar 10, 1995 Rhonda Epinstalk / Rhonda Epinstalk tbd
tbd The Moon and the Sun TBA Abbess tbd
tbd Don't Tell TBA Joy Conolly tbd