Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian actress born on 18 December 1968 (49 years) in New Castle, New South Wales, Australia. She is an Australian by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She gained prominence in 1994 from an Australian movie Muriel’s Wedding.
She also played Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC drama series Brother and Sister.
Griffiths spent her childhood on the Gold Coast. Later, she moved to Melbourne with her mother and two older brothers at the age of 5. She finished her high school studies from Star of the Sea College.
She earned her bachelor degree in drama and dance from Victoria College, Rusden. After her graduation, she started her career as a Woolly Jumpers, a Geelong-based community theatre group.
Her first success was as the creator and performer of Barbie Gets Hip, which was portrayed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 1991.
The very beautiful actress Rachel is one of the most talked-about and successful actresses. With a perfect figure, she stands five feet and nine inches (height).
In 1997, she again worked with Muriel’s Wedding director in an American movie My Best Friend’s Wedding. The same year she starred in a British film My Son the Fanatic, where she portrayed a Yorkshire prostitute.
She also played in the film The Rookie opposite Dennis Quaid as a supportive housewife. She received positive reviews for the role.
Besides, she is also the recipient of several awards and honors. Griffiths was awarded the Australian Film Critics Award and the Australian Film Institute Awards for best-supporting actress in Muriel’s Wedding.
Griffiths received Acadamy Award nomination for best-supporting actress for her role in Hilary and Jackie. She also received an Emmy nomination for her work in the series.
Rachel in 2015, made her debut as television director from the Australian teen drama Nowhere Boys. She directed three episodes of the second series. She also starred in movies Burning Man, Step Up, Angel, The Hard Word, The Feds and many more.
Before marrying the love of her life, Rachel dated boyfriend Jeremy Sisto, an American actor, and a television star in 2003. Later, she got indulged in a romantic relationship with Eric Stoltz, an American actor, director, and producer in 1999. However, the two separated the same year.
Currently, Griffiths is married to an Australian artist Andrew Taylor. They got married in Gardenvale. She has three children with her husband. The duo is living a very happy married life and there are no signs of divorce.
The well-known actress who is doing great in her career is estimated to have a net worth around $6 million. However, her exact salary has not been revealed.
In 2014, Rachel and husband Andrew sold their Palm Beach home for over $2.5 million.