Played "Hester Swane" in an Irish play, "By the Bog of Cats", by Marina Carr, from September to October 2001 at San Jose Repertory Theatre in 2001, then, from 1 December 2004 until 26 February 2005 at Wyndham's Theatre, London (her West End debut).
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Did You Know?
Actors do movies because you want to make a connection, you want an audience to recognise themselves in what it is that you're depicting. The portrait, you want it to be a reflection of some aspect of humanity that people understand, that they see in their own lives. And so, when a movie makes a connection like that, there's simply nothing better. And in some ways, an Academy Award does validate ...
An accomplished pianist, she actually performed all of the piano music for her Oscar performance in The Piano
(1993). Film makers selected pieces for her that matched her talent.