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

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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:
64 Fright Night Aug 19, 2011 Jane Brewster 7.2
tbd Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Apr 23, 2010 Executive Producer tbd
68 The Black Balloon Dec 5, 2008 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Maggie Mollison / Maggie Mollison 4.5
45 Evening Jun 29, 2007 Nina Mars 4.9
65 The Dead Girl Dec 29, 2006 Arden / Arden tbd
51 The Night Listener Aug 4, 2006 Donna D. Logand 5.1
80 Little Miss Sunshine Jul 26, 2006 Sheryl Hoover / Sheryl Hoover tbd
60 In Her Shoes Oct 7, 2005 Rose 6.8
47 The Last Shot Sep 24, 2004 Emily French 7.8
44 Connie and Carla Apr 16, 2004 Carla 6.8
73 Japanese Story Dec 31, 2003 Sandy Edwards / Sandy Edwards 7.3
80 The Hours Dec 27, 2002 Kitty 8.6
75 About a Boy May 17, 2002 Fiona 7.4
69 Changing Lanes Apr 12, 2002 Michelle / Michelle tbd
50 Shaft Jun 16, 2000 Diane Palmieri 8.2
36 8 ½ Women May 26, 2000 Griselda/Sister Concordia 2.6
64 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Lynn Sear / Lynn Sear 6.9
65 Velvet Goldmine Nov 6, 1998 Mandy Slade 8.1
64 Clockwatchers May 15, 1998 Iris tbd
66 Emma Aug 2, 1996 Harriet Smith 8.3
63 Muriel's Wedding Mar 10, 1995 Muriel Heslop/Mariel Heslop-Van Arckle / Muriel Heslop/Mariel Heslop-Van Arckle tbd