Weaver at the AACTA Awards in Sydney, 31 January 2012
|Born||Jacqueline Ruth Weaver
25 May 1947
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Years active||1966 — present|
|Spouse(s)||David Price (m. 1966 - 1970)
Max Hensser (m. 1975 - ?)
Derryn Hinch (m. 1983–1996, 1997-1998)
Sean Taylor (m. 2003–present)
|Partner(s)||Richard Wherrett (1970 - 1975)
John Walters (? - ?, 1 child)
Jacqueline Ruth "Jacki" Weaver (born 25 May 1947) is an Australian theatre, film, and television actress. She is known internationally for her performances in Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook, for which she was nominated for the 2011 and 2013 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Weaver is a symbol for the Australian New Wave that began in the 1970s through her work in the films such as Caddie, for which she tied for the very first AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress, Petersen, and Stork, for which she won the second ever AFI Award for Best Lead Actress.
Weaver was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her mother, Edith (née Simpson), was a migrant from northern England, and her father, Arthur Weaver, was a Sydney solicitor. She attended Hornsby Girls' High School.
Weaver has been working in Australian film, stage and television since the 1960s. The turning point in her career came in 1965 just before she was about to go to university and was cast in the Australian TV series Wandjina!.
In 1964 at the Palace Theatre in Sydney, Weaver and a number of other Australian singers such as The Delltones and her then-boyfriend Bryan Davies performed a satire on the Gidget movies, in which Weaver performed as "Gadget."
Weaver's film debut came with 1971's Stork for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award. In the 1970s, Weaver gained a sex-symbol reputation thanks to her performances in the likes of Alvin Purple (1973). Other notable films during this time include a small role in Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), and a more substantive appearance in Caddie (1976) for which she won her second Australian Film Institute Award.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, Weaver found it increasingly hard to find roles on screen or television and devoted much of her energy to the Australian stage, starring in plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Death of a Salesman, Reg Cribb's Last Cab to Darwin, and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya alongside Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in 2010-11.
In 2010, Weaver also starred in the Melbourne-set crime thriller Animal Kingdom playing a gang family matriarch. Her performance was praised and earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as winning the Australian Film Institute Award, the National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and a Satellite Award.
Weaver made her Hollywood debut with the comedy The Five-Year Engagement, alongside Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, and starred in Park Chan-Wook's English-language debut, Stoker, alongside fellow Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, and British actor Matthew Goode.
On 10 January 2013, Weaver was again nominated for an Academy Award for her role opposite Robert De Niro in the film Silver Linings Playbook. In April the same year, she was cast in the adaptation of Richard Alfieri's play 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks opposite Gena Rowlands. 
- Wandjina! (1966)
- The Schoolmistress (1967)
- Homicide (1967)
- The Comedy Game (1971)
- Polly My Love (1975)
- Alvin Purple (1976)
- Do I Have to Kill My Child? (1976)
- Up the Convicts (1976)
- Rush (1976)
- The Dick Emery Show in Australia (1977)
- Trial by Marriage (1980)
- Water Under the Bridge (1980)
- Tickled Pink (1981)
- Sarah (1982)
- The Girl from Moonooloo (1984)
- The Challenge (1986)
- House Rules (1988)
- The Two-Wheeled Time Machine (1997)
- Satisfaction (2009)
- The Falls (Griffin Theatre Company)
- Fred (Beatrix Christian) (Sydney Theatre Company)
- After The Ball (Sydney Theatre Company)
- Navigating (Katherine Thompson; 1997; directed by Richard Wherrett; Queensland and Melbourne Theatre companies)
- They're Playing Our Song (early 1980s) – won Variety Club Award
- Three Sisters and The Seagull (Anton Chekhov)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
- Love's Labour's Lost (William Shakespeare)
- Bedroom Farce
- Reunion (rock musical)
- Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Neil Simon)
- The Real Thing
- Emerald City
- Blithe Spirit
- Six Degrees of Separation
- Girl Talk
- A Hard God (Peter Kenna) (Sydney Theatre Company)
- David Williamson's play Soulmates (2002) with Sean Taylor (Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre).
- Last Cab to Darwin (2004) (Reg Cribb) with Sean Taylor and Barry Otto
- Entertaining Mr Sloane (2010) (Joe Orton) (State Theatre Company of South Australia)
- Uncle Vanya (2010) as Nana (Marina) with John Bell, Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving
- Best Actress Awards for Joy Gresham in Shadowlands and Dr Georgeous in The Sisters Rosensweig
- Variety Club Award for They're Playing Our Song
- Jane Cadzow, "All or nothing", The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, 5 December 1998
- Deborah Blashki-Marks, "What I've Learnt: Jacki Weaver", The Age, 8 May 2004
- Much Love, Jac; Jacki Weaver (Allen and Unwin) 2007, p.123
- Much Love, Jac, p.122
- Weaver, Jacki (2007). Much Love, Jac. Allen & Unwin. pp. 2–7. ISBN 1741750563.
- Jacki Weaver (2005). Much Love, Jac. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-74114-618-6.
- "Jacki Weaver actress" by Jennie Curtin, The Age (11 April 1986)
- Tom Ryan, "Jacki Weaver", Cinema Papers, April 1982 p121-124, 185
- Craig Dunning "Jacki Weaver has landed another blockbuster role alongside Nicole Kidman in Stoker" The Daily Telegraph (Australia) (29 July 2011)
- "Jacki Weaver To Star In Indie ’6 Dance Lessons In 6 Weeks" deadline.com (4 April 2013)
- Awards for Jacki Weaver (IMDb)
- Uncle Vanya at the Sydney Theatre Company
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- Jacki Weaver at the National Film and Sound Archive
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- Jacki Weaver at the Internet Movie Database
- Jacki Weaver at flickr.com