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Actress Toni Collette Visits CORE: -

The award-winning actress joins us for an intimate conversation

With a proven ability to transform into the characters she plays, Toni Collette has impressed audiences and the entertainment industry alike throughout the last two decades.

She made an indelible impression on moviegoers worldwide with her breakout performance as the title character in P.J. Hogan’s Muriel’s Wedding, which brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination. More recently, she won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of a woman with multiple personalities on the television series United States of Tara, which ran for three seasons.

She was an Academy Award nominee for her performance in M. Night Shyamalan’s sleeper phenomenon The Sixth Sense, which was nominated for five other Academy Awards including Best Picture. She subsequently starred in another Best Picture Oscar nominee, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Little Miss Sunshine, the surprise hit of 2006; Ms. Collette received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for her performance, and shared with her fellow actors from the ensemble the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Ms Collette most recently starred in the independent films: Please Stand By with Dakota Fanning, Yellow Birds with Jennifer Aniston, and Fun Mom Dinner with Molly Shannon as well as Madame with Harvey Keitel. Collette went onto star in the highly anticipated thriller film Hereditary, which got her rave reviews out of Sundance and was A24’s top grossing film of all time. Hereditary was released at the same time in June 2018 as the heartfelt indie Hearts Beat Loud that Collette starred in with Nick Offerman. Collette can currently be scene in the Netflix mini-series Wanderlustwhich was written by the award winning play write Nick Payne.

Born and raised in Australia, she was a student at Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

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