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Toni Collette
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Gender Female
Date Of Birth November 1, 1972 (age 38)
Number of episodes 36
Role Tara Gregson

Antonia "Toni" Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish.

Collette's acting career began in the early 1990s with comedic roles in films such as Spotswood (1992) and Muriel's Wedding (1994), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Following her performances in Emma (1996) and The Boys (1998), Collette achieved international recognition as a result of her Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Lynn Sear in The Sixth Sense (1999). She has appeared in thrillers such as Shaft (2000) and Changing Lanes (2002) and independent comedy films like About a Boy (2002), In Her Shoes (2005) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

In 2009, she began playing the lead role in the television series United States of Tara , for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2010.


Year Film Role
1990 A Country Practice Tracy
1992 Spotswood Wendy Robinson
1993 The Thief and the Cobbler Mad Holy Old Witch
1994 This Marching Girl Thing Cindy
Muriel's Wedding Muriel Heslop
1996 Cosi Julie
[[The Pallbearer Cynthia
Emma Harriet
Lilian's Story Young Lilian Singer
1997 Clockwatchers Iris Chapman
The James Gang Julia Armstrong
Diana & Me Diana Spencer
1998 The Boys Michelle
Velvet Goldmine Mandy Slade
1999 8½ Women Griselda/Sister Concordia
The Sixth Sense Lynn Sear
2000 Shaft Diane Palmieri
Hotel Splendide Kath
The Magic Pudding Meg Bluegum
2001 Dinner with Friends Beth
2002 Changing Lanes Michelle
About a Boy Fiona
Dirty Deeds Sharon
The Hours Kitty
2003 Japanese Story Sandy Edwards
2004 The Last Shot Emily French
Connie and Carla Carla
2005 In Her Shoes Rose Feller
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Sheryl Hoover
The Night Listener Donna D. Logand
Like Minds Sally
The Dead Girl Arden
Tsunami: The Aftermath Kathy Graham
2007 Evening Nina Mars
Towelhead Melina Hines
2008 The Black Balloon Maggie Mollison
Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger Mary
2009–2011 Mary and Max Mary Daisy Dinkle
United States of Tara (TV series) Tara Gregson
2011 Fright Night Judy Brewster