Rachel Weisz Biography

Rachel Weisz a British-American Actress and the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a British Academy Film Award.

Rachel Weisz Age

Rachel was born on 7 March 1970, in London, England.

Rachel Weisz Career

She started acting on British stage and television in the early 1990s and made her film debut in Death Machine (1994). She earned a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for her role in the 1994 revival of Noël Coward’s play Design for Living and she went on to appear in the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams’ drama Suddenly, Last Summer.

Her fame came with her starring role as Evelyn Carnahan in the Hollywood action films The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001). Weisz went on to star in several films of the 2000s, including Enemy at the Gates (2001), About a Boy (2002), Constantine (2005), The Fountain (2006), and The Lovely Bones (2009).

Rachel Weisz Net worth

Rachel has an estimated net worth of 38 million

Rachel Weisz Movies

  • Rachel Weisz
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Disobedience
  • The Favourite
  • Constantine 2005
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • The Constant Gardener
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • The Lobster
  • Fred Claus
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Agora (film)
  • Dream House
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Youth 2015

Rachel Weisz The Mummy

Weisz didn’t got back to play adventurer Rick O’Connell’s equally capable wife Evie in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. That came as a big surprise to many people at the time, since playing Evie in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns is what launched Weisz’s career from mostly unknown into the Hollywood A-list. She’s since gone on to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for her work, and become one of the most recognizable actresses around.

It’s not that she’s become averse to starring in popcorn blockbusters either, as her career since leaving The Mummy behind has seen a healthy mix of mainstream projects and prestige dramas. She’ll also soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe via Phase 4’s long-awaited Black Widow solo movie. Weisz plays Melina Vostakoff, another graduate of the Red Room spy training facility, and sort of a surrogate mother to titular hero Natasha Romanoff.

Over the years, several different stories have circulated as to why Weisz opted not to reprise her role for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, with the part ultimately being taken over by Maria Bello. Here’s a look at all of them, including what Weisz herself says.

One explanation for Rachel Weisz’s exit from the Evie role in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was given by the sequel’s director, Rob Cohen. It wasn’t very flattering, as Cohen suggested Weisz balked at the idea of playing a character with an adult son, as Evie and Rick’s son was being aged up for the film. Other reports suggested that Weisz just didn’t like the script, and felt it did a disservice to the Evie character, making her not want to return to the role. Universal denied these reports at the time, but Weisz kept silent.

Some other reports at the time of The Mummy 3’s release suggested that Weisz backed out of the film due to her having a very young son at the time, and not wanting to be away from him for an extended period. However, she starred in two other films around the same time, which casts a bit of doubt on that theory.

While it sometimes gets overlooked in hindsight, Weisz herself offered a more mundane explanation than any of the above reasons for her lack of participation in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, during an interview back in September 2008. Weisz said that she had never even read the script for the film and that the scheduling of its production, which would’ve entailed spending five months in China, is what put her off the project, as it would’ve required her to immediately begin filming right after production wrapped on The Brothers Bloom.

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz first met at university, long before either one of them was a household name. As our reliable sources state, their first encounter was actually in 1994 at the National Theatre Studio. As Craig and Weisz’s respective careers took off, their paths diverged as each found success, both in work and in love. It wasn’t until years later that their paths crossed again in 2010 when they were cast to play a married couple in the 2011 thriller Dream House.

At the time, Weisz’s nine-year relationship with Darren Aronofsky and Craig’s engagement to Satsuki Mitchell were both coming to an end. It was on the set of this film that they finally allowed themselves to explore deeper feelings for one another. So deep, in fact, that they wasted no time acting on them.

Before Craig walked into her life, Weisz had spent nine years with director Darren Aronofsky and, despite their long-term relationship and the fact that they had a son, Henry, in 2006, they never walked down the aisle.

As The Favourite actress told Good Morning America, she and her husband like to “talk about films that we love or plays. We love to go to see the theater and discuss things that we’ve seen. We respect each other. We appreciate each other’s work. He liked Disobedience very much.”

However, they do keep their acting talk in check because, as she told The Sun in 2013, “There is nothing worse than two actors getting together and talking about acting. It’s like the end it’s the worst.” So they focus on their other shared joys and interests instead, like cooking.

Another major priority is their daughter whom they secretly welcomed in April 2018. As with most other aspects of their lives, they’ve kept her completely out of the public eye. And when it comes to their older kids (Weisz has a son Henry with Mother! director Darren Aronofsky while Craig has daughter Ella with ex-wife Fiona Loudon), they seem to be totally on board with their parent’s newfound love. Not only do Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz show us that timing is everything when it comes to love, but they that when your bond is strong, you don’t need to seek validation from the outside world.

Rachel Weisz Black Widow

Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The film was directed by Cate Shortland and written by Eric Pearson from a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. Set after Captain America: Civil War (2016), the film sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront her past.

Development of a Black Widow film began in April 2004 by Lionsgate, with David Hayter attached to write and direct. The project did not move forward and the film rights to the character reverted to Marvel Studios by June 2006. Johansson was cast in the role for several MCU films beginning with Iron Man 2 (2010).

Marvel and Johansson expressed interest in a solo film several times over the following years before Schaeffer and Shortland were hired in 2018. Benson joined in early 2019, with Pearson added later. Filming took place from May to October, in Norway, Budapest, Morocco, Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom, and Atlanta and Macon, Georgia.

Black Widow is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 7, 2021, as the first film in Phase Four of the MCU. Its release was delayed twice from an original May 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Rachel Weisz British Royal

“It’s a tremendous arc,” says Weisz whose character endures Abigail’s increasingly ruthless attempts to usurp control. “Sarah goes from basically being in charge of the court to getting dragged through the countryside by a horse with a big scar on her face.”

The film, which is loosely inspired by true events, is considered a lock for a best picture Oscar nomination, as are all three stars in the lead (Colman) and supporting actress (Weisz and Stone) categories. Before signing on, Weisz didn’t know much about Queen Anne or the history of the royal family, despite her British upbringing. To research, the actress read some of the real-life love letters between Anne and Sarah, which were “quite passionate” and showed a relationship that went beyond lust for sovereignty.

“Rachel has a very particular warmth in her presence,” Lanthimos says. “I thought it would be interesting to pair her with the character we had written, who if you weren’t careful, could come across as cold and calculating. Rachel brought a contradicting quality to her: the humanity that may have been missed.”

Weisz, for her part, is excited to be back in the throes of awards season, having already won a supporting actress Oscar in 2006 for John le Carre’s political thriller “The Constant Gardener.” She stepped out at Sunday’s Governors Awards in Los Angeles and the film’s London premiere last month, having spent most of her time in New York since welcoming a daughter with husband Daniel Craig in September. (It’s the couple’s first child together, although both have kids with exes Darren Aronofsky and Fiona Loudon.)

Rachel Weisz Height and Weight

Rachel stands tall at a height of 1.68 m and has an average body weight

Rachel Weisz Education

Weisz joined North London Collegiate School but later left and joined Benenden School for one year, completing A-levels at St Paul’s Girls School. This was duo to her parents being in loved Art and encouraged him to participate in it. Rachel’s education concluded at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where she graduated with second-class honors, upper-division Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

While in university she was a contemporary of Sacha Baron Cohen, Alexander Armstrong, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Richard Osman, and Ben Miller (whom she briefly dated), she featured in various student dramatic productions, co-founding a student drama group called Cambridge Talking Tongues. The group won a Guardian Student Drama Award at the 1991 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for an improvised piece called Slight Possession, directed by David Farr.

Rachel Weisz Family

Rachel was born toeorge Weisz a Hungarian-born mechanical engineer. Her mother, Edith Ruth was a teacher-turned-psychotherapist originally from Vienna. Her parents both relocated to the United Kingdom as children around 1938, before the outbreak of World War II, to escape the Nazis.

Rachel Weisz Husband

Weisz satrted dating an American filmmaker and producer Darren Aronofsky. The duo met backstage at London’s Almeida Theatre, where she was starring in The Shape of Things. Weisz moved to New York with Aronofsky the following year; in 2005, they were engaged. The duoannounced later that they had been apart for months, but remain close friends and are committed to bringing up their son together in New York.

Rachel and actor Daniel Craig had been friends for many years and worked together on the movie Dream House. They started dating in December 2010 and they married on 22 June 2011 in a private New York ceremony, with four guests in attendance, including Weisz’s son and Craig’s daughter.

Rachel Weisz Children

Weisz had her firstborn son in May 2006 in New York City with his husband Darren Aronofsky. She then got a daughter on 1 September 2018 with her then-husband actor Daniel Craig.


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