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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 August 1972Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jacinda Barrett was born in Australia. Her convincing accent has paved the way for numerous acting roles in the USA. Barrett was first introduced to American audiences via MTV's Real World (1992), during its fourth season, which was set in London. Jacinda Barrett received her first break on the big screen in The Human Stain (2003), directed by Oscar winner Robert Benton, alongside Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman, for which she received critical praise.

Soon after, she starred in Ladder 49 (2004), a movie that honored her firefighter father, where she worked with Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta. The movie spanned 10 years in the life of a Baltimore firefighting family. Soon after, she was in love with Renée Zellweger's "Bridget" in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).

She also starred in the action disaster movie, Poseidon (2006), directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and the comedy, School for Scoundrels (2006), with Billy Bob Thornton. She again received critical praise for her challenging role in The Last Kiss (2006). A.O. Scott said of her performance, "Ms. Barrett is a glowing, lovely presence, giving full voice to the rage, humiliation and hurt". Shauna Lyon in the New Yorker writes, "Jacinda Barrett steals the show as Michael's beautiful, reasonable life partner, offering a volatile, realistic portrayal of a woman scorned".

Jacinda was directed by Mira Nair in the adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Namesake", and starred alongside her husband, Gabriel Macht, in Middle Men (2009), a tale of the founding of the Internet porn industry.

She has starred in multiple TV series, most recently, alongside Anthony Edwards, in Zero Hour (2013), a show that is no longer on the air.

Even though Jacinda grew up in Brisbane, her first Australian role was headlining Matching Jack (2010), as she left home at 17 to work and travel the world. She is married to Gabriel Macht and they have one daughter and one son, together.

She has been named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Gabriel Macht (29 December 2004 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]
Model
Used an English accent for her role in Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000).
Was offered the part of Sarah Moyer in Halloween: Resurrection (2002), but passed on the job.
She was a cast member on the fourth season of MTV's Real World (1992), which took place in London, England. She is mostly remembered on the show for buying a dog, Legend, and then refusing to properly house-train it, which understandably frustrated the other cast members.
In Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) , her character briefly mentioned the MTV show Real World (1992). She is a former cast member of the reality show.
Jacinda's father is an airport firefighter, the first on the scene after a plane crash. This inspired her to get a pilot's license
Was engaged to Chris Hardwick.
This very tall actress was made to wear only short ballet slippers when acting with 5' 8 1/2" Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 (2004) so she would not tower over her co-star.
Announced on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005), on August 6, 2010, that she has become an American citizen.
Her guest appearance on her husband's TV show Suits (2011) aired on her 40th birthday.
Daughter-in-law of Stephen Macht.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Satine Anais Geraldine Macht on August 20, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Gabriel Macht.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 41, a son Luca Macht on February 26, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Gabriel Macht.
Sister-in-law of Jesse Macht, Ari Serbin Macht and Julie Macht.

Personal Quotes (1)

Living in different cultures helped me work out who I was going to be, separate from where I came from.

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