Toni Collette

Biography: Toni Collette had only a couple of roles under her belt when she gained her breakout role (not to mention 40 pounds) as a quirky introvert in the hit 1994 comedy Muriel's Wedding. Unfortunately, she was so convincing as a frump that it took years for her to convince the industry that she could play attractive, too. A string of solid supporting performances followed---she was Gwyneth Paltrow's homely friend in Emma and the wallflower in a quartet of temps in the indie Clockwatchers---until she proved she could be fabulous in an Angela Bowie-type turn as an ugly duckling turned sequin-covered swan in the glam-rock drama Velvet Goldmine. Her powerful performance as a single mom grappling with her son's supernatural abilities in 1999's Sixth Sense earned her an Oscar nod, and a slew of domestic roles followed: a suicidal mom in About a Boy, an unhappy housewife with sapphic desires in The Hours and Cameron Diaz's dumpy sister in In Her Shoes, a throwback to her roles of old thatToni Collette had only a couple of roles under her belt when she gained her breakout role (not to mention 40 pounds) as a quirky introvert in the hit 1994 comedy Muriel's Wedding. Unfortunately, she was so convincing as a frump that it took years for her to convince the industry that she could play attractive, too. A string of solid supporting performances followed---she was Gwyneth Paltrow's homely friend in Emma and the wallflower in a quartet of temps in the indie Clockwatchers---until she proved she could be fabulous in an Angela Bowie-type turn as an ugly duckling turned sequin-covered swan in the glam-rock drama Velvet Goldmine. Her powerful performance as a single mom grappling with her son's supernatural abilities in 1999's Sixth Sense earned her an Oscar nod, and a slew of domestic roles followed: a suicidal mom in About a Boy, an unhappy housewife with sapphic desires in The Hours and Cameron Diaz's dumpy sister in In Her Shoes, a throwback to her roles of old that required her to gain, then lose, a striking amount of weight. But 2006 was a banner year for the versatile player: Not only did Collette earn a pair of Golden Globe nominations for her work as an addled mom in the indie Little Miss Sunshine and a harried aid worker in the TV-movie Tsunami: The Aftermath, she also released Beautiful Awkward Picture, her debut album with her band Toni Collette & the Finish. In 2009, she accepted the role of a suburban housewife with multiple-personality disorder in the Showtime series United States of Tara, a role that landed her both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe. She has homes in Australia and Ireland, which she shares with husband Dave Galafassi and daughter Sage Florence. Expand

Toni Collette's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 87 Hereditary
Lowest Metascore: 29 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
47 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Nightmare Alley Dec 3, 2021 Zeena Krumbein tbd
67 Dream Horse May 21, 2021 Jan Vokes tbd
63 Stowaway Apr 22, 2021 Principal Cast / Marina Barnett 5.0
78 i'm thinking of ending things Sep 4, 2020 Principal Cast / Jake's Mom / Mother 6.7
82 Knives Out Nov 27, 2019 Principal Cast / Joni / Joni Thrombey 7.6
61 Velvet Buzzsaw Feb 1, 2019 Gretchen / Gretchen 8.0
56 The Yellow Birds Jun 15, 2018 Amy Bartle / Amy Bartle / Amy Bartle / Amy Bartle 7.5
87 Hereditary Jun 8, 2018 Executive Producer / Annie / Annie Graham 6.9
65 Hearts Beat Loud Jun 8, 2018 Leslie / Leslie 7.8
44 Birthmarked Mar 30, 2018 Catherine 6.0
45 Madame Mar 23, 2018 Anne Fredericks 7.9
49 Please Stand By Jan 26, 2018 Scottie 6.9
46 Unlocked Sep 1, 2017 Cast / Emily Knowles / Emily Knowles 5.9
46 Fun Mom Dinner Aug 4, 2017 Kate / Kate / Kate / Kate 5.8
42 xXx: Return of Xander Cage Jan 20, 2017 Cast / Jane Marke 4.8
tbd Blinky Bill: The Movie Oct 7, 2016 Beryl/Cheryl tbd
68 Imperium Aug 19, 2016 Angela Zamparo / Angela Zamparo / Angela Zamparo / Angela Zamparo 3.8
66 Glassland Feb 12, 2016 Jean 6.8
49 Krampus Dec 4, 2015 Cast / Sarah / Sarah / Sarah Engel 7.6
59 Miss You Already Nov 6, 2015 Milly / Milly 7.3
61 The Boxtrolls Sep 26, 2014 Cast / Lady Portley-Rind 7.0
29 Hector and the Search for Happiness Sep 19, 2014 Agnes 8.5
34 A Long Way Down Jul 11, 2014 Maureen 6.1
39 Tammy Jul 2, 2014 Cast / Cast / Missi / Missi / Missi / Missi tbd
65 Lucky Them May 30, 2014 Ellie Klug 6.4
78 Enough Said Sep 18, 2013 Cast / Cast / Sarah / Sarah / Sarah / Sarah 6.0
68 The Way, Way Back Jul 5, 2013 Pam / Pam / Pam / Pam 9.7
42 Mental Mar 29, 2013 Shaz / Shaz tbd
55 Hitchcock Nov 23, 2012 Peggy Robertson / Peggy Robertson / Peggy / Peggy / Peggy Robertson / Peggy Robertson 6.8
41 Jesus Henry Christ Apr 20, 2012 Patricia Herman / Patricia Herman 5.2