Jacinda Barrett

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Jacinda Barrett
Barrett in March 2009
Born (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 42)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Gabriel Macht (2004–present; 2 children)

Jacinda Barrett (August 2, 1972) is an Australian American model-turned-actress. She first became known to audiences as a cast member on The Real World: London before appearing in films such as Ladder 49, The Namesake, The Human Stain, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Poseidon and The Last Kiss.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of an airport firefighter,[1] Barrett entered and won the annual Dolly Covergirl contest in Australia in 1988, while attending San Sisto College, and started modeling at the age of seventeen through Europe. In 1995, she had her first television appearance as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: London; she later attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. She made her film debut in 1997 in Campfire Tales.

Barrett appeared in the September 1998 issue of Maxim in an article promoting the new fall television series. Her appearance served to promote her appearance in the NBC primetime soap opera Wind on Water[2] but the show did not last past the first season.

Personal life[edit]

Barrett was previously engaged to tv host and comedian Chris Hardwick before her marriage to American actor Gabriel Macht in 2004.[3] The couple had their first child, a girl named Satine Anais Geraldine Macht, on August 20, 2007 in Los Angeles.[4] They had a second child, a son named Luca, on February 26, 2014.[5][6] Barrett and Macht appeared together in the film Middle Men[7] and she also had a recurring role in the second season of Macht's TV series, Suits.[3][8]

Barrett enjoys skydiving, explaining "it gets scarier the more you do it. After a while, you realize you're flinging yourself out of a perfectly good plane for no apparent reason."[2]

On August 28, 2009, Barrett was naturalized as a US citizen at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[9]



Barrett on location in Kona, Hawaii for Wind on Water, 1998


  1. ^ Biodata per www.findarticles.com
  2. ^ a b Maxim magazine; September 1998; p. 121
  3. ^ a b Shawna Malcolm (August 2, 2012). "Debriefing 'Suits' suave and sexy star Gabriel Macht". TV Guide. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Orloff, Brian; "Jacinda Barrett Welcomes a Baby Girl"; People.com; August 28, 2007
  5. ^ Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett Welcome Son Luca
  6. ^ Suits stars Gabriel Macht and wife Jacinda Barrett welcome second child
  7. ^ "'The Real World' Stars: Where Are They Now?". The Huffington Post/AOL TV. March 4, 2008.
  8. ^ M. Berlian (January 30, 2013). "A suitable man". Da Man Magazine. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Gillian Cumming (August 6, 2010). "Joyous return for homegrown star Jacinda Barrett". Courier Mail. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 

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