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

Average career score: 73
Highest Metascore: 84 United States of Tara: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 64 Hostages: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
83 Unbelievable: Season 1 Sep 13, 2019 Grace Rasmussen 7.7
69 Wanderlust (2018): Season 1 Oct 19, 2018 Actor 5.1
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 6 Sep 25, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 6 Sep 25, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 3 Sep 5, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 6 Sep 14, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd The View: Season 19 Sep 8, 2015 Guest tbd
67 The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 1 Mar 24, 2015 Guest 6.4
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 14 Oct 11, 2013 Guest tbd
64 Hostages: Season 1 Sep 23, 2013 Dr. Ellen Sanders / Ellen Sanders 5.9
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 21 Aug 19, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 3 Sep 10, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd The View: Season 16 Sep 4, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Season 9 Aug 28, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Season 8 Aug 23, 2011 Guest tbd
84 United States of Tara: Season 3 Mar 28, 2011 Tara Gregson / Tara Gregson 7.6
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 7 Apr 12, 2010 Guest tbd
79 United States of Tara: Season 2 Mar 22, 2010 Tara Gregson / Tara Gregson 7.4
tbd Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Season 2 Sep 15, 2009 Guest 6.4
tbd Martha: Season 5 Sep 14, 2009 Guest tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 5 Mar 5, 2009 Guest tbd
67 United States of Tara: Season 1 Jan 18, 2009 Tara Gregson / Tara Gregson 7.9
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 17 Sep 15, 2008 Guest tbd
tbd Tsunami, The Aftermath Nov 28, 2006 Kathy Graham tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 4 Sep 4, 2006 Guest tbd