About Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz is an actress, producer and activist who has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades. She is best known for her roles in films such as The Mummy, Constantine, The Constant Gardener and The Favourite. She has also received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her performance in The Constant Gardener. In addition to acting, Weisz has been a vocal advocate for the rights of women and children, and has worked with and supported a number of charities. She is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador and has helped to raise awareness of issues such as violence against women, human trafficking and poverty.
30 Interesting Things Most People Don’t Know About Rachel Weisz
• Rachel Weisz was born in London, England to a Hungarian-Jewish mother and Austrian-Jewish father.
• She has an older sister and two younger half-brothers.
• Weisz attended Benenden School, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in Kent, England.
• She graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 1991 with a degree in English.
• Weisz began her acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in British television series and films.
• She made her feature film debut in Death Machine (1994).
• Rachel was cast in the lead role of Sarah in the Hollywood blockbuster The Mummy (1999).
• She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Constant Gardener (2005).
• She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Deep Blue Sea (2011).
• Rachel has appeared in several Broadway productions, including Design for Living (2003) and A Streetcar Named Desire (2005).
• Weisz is an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
• She is a supporter of numerous charities, including Amnesty International and UNICEF.
• Rachel is an avid reader and enjoys collecting art and antiques.
• She is a keen photographer and has exhibited her work in a number of galleries.
• Weisz is an avid supporter of the Labour Party in the UK.
• She is a long-time advocate for animal rights and supports organizations such as PETA and the Humane Society International.
• Rachel is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
• She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013.
• Weisz has been married to actor Daniel Craig since 2011.
• She has a son, Henry, from her previous relationship with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.
• Rachel is a patron of the charity Kids Company, which supports vulnerable children in the UK.
• She is a patron of the London-based charity Peace Direct.
• Weisz is a vocal critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
• She is a board member of the International Rescue Committee.
• Rachel was featured in the documentary film The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (2008).
• She appeared in the film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).
• Weisz has been the face of several fashion campaigns, including Louis