Jacinda Barrett

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Jacinda Barrett
Jacinda Barrett.jpg
Barrett in 1998
Born (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 48)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Alma materBritish American Drama Academy
Years active1992–present
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
(m. 2004)

Jacinda Barrett (born August 2, 1972) is an Australian-American actress and former model. She first became known to audiences as a cast member on The Real World: London (1995) before appearing in films such as The Human Stain (2003), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Ladder 49 (2004), The Namesake (2006), Poseidon (2006), and The Last Kiss (2006). She appeared in the series The Following in 2013 and joined the main cast of the Netflix series Bloodline, which launched in 2015.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of an airport firefighter, Barrett entered and won the annual Dolly Covergirl contest in Australia in 1988, while attending Kenmore State High School, and started modeling at the age of 17 throughout 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 and made her film debut in Campfire Tales (1997). 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 only lasted one 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, in August 2007 in Los Angeles.[4] They had a second child, a son in February 2014.[5]

Barrett and Macht appeared together in the film Middle Men (2009),[6] and she had a recurring role in the second season of Macht's TV series, Suits (2012-2013), playing a love interest of her husband's character.[3][7] Barrett enjoys skydiving, and explained: "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.[8]


Barrett at the premiere of Poseidon, 2006


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Campfire Tales Heather Wallace Segment: "The Locket"
1998 Immaculate Springs
1998 Art House Tiffany
1999 24-Seven Claire Short film
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Lisa
2003 The Human Stain Steena Paulsson
2004 Ladder 49 Linda Morrison
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Rebecca Gillies
2005 Ripley Under Ground Heloise Plisson
2006 Poseidon Maggie James
2006 The Namesake Maxine Ratcliffe
2006 The Last Kiss Jenna
2006 School for Scoundrels Amanda
2008 New York, I Love You Maggie Segment: "Natalie Portman"
2009 Middle Men Diana Harris
2010 Matching Jack Marissa
2011 A Proper Send-Off Alex Short film
2016 So B. It Rudy Franklin
2018 Seven in Heaven Megan
TBA Hide and Seek Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Real World: London herself
1998 Wind on Water Kate Poole Recurring role (4 episodes)
1998 Night Man The Amazing Selene Episode: "Do You Believe in Magic?"
1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Medea Episode: "Medea Culpa"
1998 Guys Like Us Audrey Episode: "Truth or Consequences"
1999 Millennium Taylor Watts Episode: "Collateral Damage"
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Lisa Episodes: "The Trouble with Jane", "A Good Man is Hard to Find", "The Advice"
2000 Bull Holly Cameron Recurring role (4 episodes)
2000 D.C. Finley Scott Main role (7 episodes)
2001 Citizen Baines Dori Baines Main role (7 episodes)
2004 See You in My Dreams Ingrid TV film
2012–2013 Suits Zoey Lawford Recurring role, Episodes: "Sucker Punch", "Rewind", "Blind-Sided"
2013 Zero Hour Laila Galliston Main role (13 episodes)
2014 The Following Julia Episodes: "Sacrifice", "The Messenger", "The Unmasked"
2015–2017 Bloodline Diana Rayburn Main role (18 episodes)


  1. ^ "Jacinda Barrett". Ask Men. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  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. ^ "Jacinda Barrett Welcomes a Baby Girl". People. August 28, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett Welcome Son Luca". People. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "'The Real World' Stars: Where Are They Now?", The Huffington Post/AOL TV. March 4, 2008.
  7. ^ M. Berlian (January 30, 2013). "A suitable man". Da Man Magazine. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  8. ^ Cumming, Gillian (August 6, 2010). "Joyous return for homegrown star Jacinda Barrett". Courier Mail. Retrieved February 21, 2013.

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