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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 November 1973Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NameRadha Rani Amber Indigo Anunda Mitchell
Height 5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her professional debut on the popular Australian soap, Neighbours (1985) in 1994. Two years later, she made her film debut in the romantic comedy Love and Other Catastrophes (1996), in which she starred as a college student experiencing a messy breakup. The film proved to be fairly popular in Australia, but it wasn't until she was cast in High Art (1998) that Mitchell gained an introduction to a wider audience. The critical success of "High Art" made it possible for her to do more international work, and her increasing popularity was reflected by her subsequent casting in a number of projects. Among them were Pitch Black (2000), a sci-fi horror film in which Mitchell played a pilot whose ship crashes on a hostile planet, and Everything Put Together (2000), a drama where she plays a suburban woman shunned by her peers after the death of her baby. Her career continued with a diverse run of films, including Nobody's Baby (2001), Man on Fire (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), and landing the lead in Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda (2004). Those last three films all hit the screens in 2004, and although kept working steadily, she never quite capitalized on the buzz she generated that year. Her other credits include Silent Hill (2006), Henry Poole Is Here (2008), Surrogates (2009) and The Crazies (2010).

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Trivia (14)

Mitchell has appeared twice in Neighbours (1985): briefly in 1994 as Cassandra Rushmore, a parachute instructor; and in the more substantial role of student Catherine O'Brien 1996-1997.
Has lived in Los Angeles, California, since 1997.
Vegetarian and practices yoga.
Woody Allen called her cellular phone personally to offer her the title role in Melinda and Melinda (2004). Radha was convinced that it was a prank until the script was delivered to her.
Full given name, Radha-Rani, is the name of the true love/main consort of the god Krishna in Hinduism, followed by the word for queen (Rani - from various Indian languages).
Her mother, who modeled on the Italian catwalk in the 1960s, had become enamored of India in the early '70s.
The song, "Elbows", by Darren Hanlon was written about Radha after he bumped into her in a disco.
Sir Mick Jagger persuaded French customs officials to let her into France to attend the Cannes Film Festival when she forgot to bring a visa with her.
Often consults acting coach Ivana Chubbuck.
Despite being Australian, the poster of The Children of Huang Shi (2008), which is an Australian-Chinese co-production, advertised "Rahda" as her first name and later it got fixed in time for DVD.
Sings karaoke.
She was a telemarketer during her university days and used different accents to get her through the day when she was bored.
Won Best Actress at the Antipodes Film Festival, St Tropez, France - October 2010 for her role in Claire McCarthy's The Waiting City (2009).
Cousin of Penelope Mitchell.

Personal Quotes (3)

Any situation today could be a tragedy or a comedy, it just depends on the mood that you're in when you're experiencing it, and the mood of the storyteller who is telling it.
I went through a phase of not wanting to watch any movies at all, and lately I've got back into watching films, I think because I meet people that make them all the time, and I feel like if I've seen their movie I know more about them, and it's a better discussion to have. And in doing that I rekindled my love of movies.
[Explaining why she dropped the Rani] ... on my first day of school. Someone asked me if my name was Macaroni.

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