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: 26 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
48 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 The Way, Way Back Jul 5, 2013 Pam / Pam / Pam / Pam 9.7
69 Changing Lanes Apr 12, 2002 Michelle / Michelle 8.9
64 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Lynn Sear / Lynn Sear 8.9
80 The Hours Dec 27, 2002 Kitty 8.6
65 The Dead Girl Dec 29, 2006 Arden / Arden 8.5
29 Hector and the Search for Happiness Sep 19, 2014 Agnes 8.5
66 Emma Aug 2, 1996 Harriet Smith 8.3
50 Shaft Jun 16, 2000 Diane Palmieri 8.2
65 Velvet Goldmine Nov 6, 1998 Mandy Slade 8.1
63 Muriel's Wedding Mar 10, 1995 Muriel Heslop/Mariel Heslop-Van Arckle / Muriel Heslop/Mariel Heslop-Van Arckle 8.1
61 Velvet Buzzsaw Feb 1, 2019 Gretchen / Gretchen 8.0
45 Madame Mar 23, 2018 Anne Fredericks 7.9
47 The Last Shot Sep 24, 2004 Emily French 7.8
56 The Yellow Birds Jun 15, 2018 Amy Bartle / Amy Bartle / Amy Bartle / Amy Bartle 7.8
65 Hearts Beat Loud Jun 8, 2018 Leslie / Leslie 7.8
78 Enough Said Sep 18, 2013 Cast / Sarah / Sarah / Cast / Sarah / Sarah 7.6
49 Krampus Dec 4, 2015 Cast / Sarah / Sarah / Sarah Engel 7.6
82 Knives Out Nov 27, 2019 Principal Cast / Joni / Joni Thrombey 7.6
80 Little Miss Sunshine Jul 26, 2006 Sheryl Hoover / Sheryl Hoover 7.5
75 About a Boy May 17, 2002 Fiona 7.4
73 Japanese Story Dec 31, 2003 Sandy Edwards / Sandy Edwards 7.3
59 Miss You Already Nov 6, 2015 Milly / Milly 7.3
64 Fright Night Aug 19, 2011 Jane Brewster 7.2
68 The Black Balloon Dec 5, 2008 Executive Producer / Maggie Mollison / Executive Producer / Maggie Mollison 7.0
61 The Boxtrolls Sep 26, 2014 Cast / Lady Portley-Rind 7.0
49 Please Stand By Jan 26, 2018 Scottie 6.9
87 Hereditary Jun 8, 2018 Executive Producer / Annie / Annie Graham 6.9
60 In Her Shoes Oct 7, 2005 Rose 6.8
44 Connie and Carla Apr 16, 2004 Carla 6.8
55 Hitchcock Nov 23, 2012 Peggy Robertson / Peggy / Peggy Robertson / Peggy Robertson / Peggy / Peggy Robertson 6.8