Rachel Griffiths AM burst onto the international movie scene in 1994 with P.J. Hogan’s much loved feature film Muriel’s Wedding. Subsequent film credits include My Best Friend’s Wedding alongside Julia Roberts, The Rookie, The Hard Word, Ned Kelly, Patrick, Saving Mr Banks, Beautiful Kate and Hilary & Jackie, a performance which earned her an Academy Award® nomination. Her last film, Mammal, premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2016.
In television Rachel earned a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Brenda in the critically acclaimed and long running HBO series Six Feet Under and both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role the US series Brothers & Sisters. Other television credits include the HBO/NBC co-production Camp, Julian Assange biopic Underground, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and 2014’s highly successful series House Husbands. On stage, Rachel received Helpmann and Green Room Awards for her role as Catherine in the of David Auburn’s production of Proof, and she has tread the boards on Broadway in Other Desert Cities.
In 2014, Rachel tried her hand at directing for an episode of Nowhere Boys. She recently directed her first feature film, Ride Like A Girl (2019), the story of Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne.
As an ambassador for Hagar, a Cambodia-based organisation, Rachel advocates for the protection, recovery and reintegration of women and children who have suffered severe human rights abuses.