Jacinda Barrett

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Jacinda Barrett
JacindaBarrettMar09.jpg
Barrett in March 2009
Born (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 43)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Alma mater British American Drama Academy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Spouse(s) Gabriel Macht (2004–present; 2 children)

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 before appearing in films such as Ladder 49, The Namesake, The Human Stain, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Poseidon and The Last Kiss.

More recently, she has appeared in the series The Following in 2013, and joined the main cast of the Netflix series Bloodline (2015).

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of an airport firefighter,[2] 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[3] 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.[4] The couple had their first child, a girl named Satine Anais Geraldine Macht, on August 20, 2007 in Los Angeles.[5] They had a second child, a son named Luca, on February 26, 2014.[6][7] Barrett and Macht appeared together in the film Middle Men[8] and she also had a recurring role in the second season of Macht's TV series, Suits.[4][9]

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."[3]

On August 28, 2009, Barrett was naturalized as a US citizen at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Barrett at the premiere of Poseidon, 2006

Film[edit]

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 Human Stain, TheThe 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 Namesake, TheThe Namesake Maxine Ratcliffe
2006 Last Kiss, TheThe 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 Proper Send-Off, AA Proper Send-Off Alex Short film
2016 So B. It Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Zoe Lawford Episodes: "Sucker Punch", "Rewind", "Blind-Sided"
2013 Zero Hour Laila Galliston Main role (13 episodes)
2014 Following, TheThe Following Julia Episodes: "Sacrifice", "The Messenger", "Unmasked"
2015 Bloodline Diana Rayburn Main role (13 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacinda Barrett". Ask Men. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  2. ^ Biodata per www.findarticles.com
  3. ^ a b Maxim magazine; September 1998; p. 121
  4. ^ a b Shawna Malcolm (August 2, 2012). "Debriefing 'Suits' suave and sexy star Gabriel Macht". TV Guide. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Orloff, Brian; "Jacinda Barrett Welcomes a Baby Girl"; People.com; August 28, 2007
  6. ^ Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett Welcome Son Luca
  7. ^ Suits stars Gabriel Macht and wife Jacinda Barrett welcome second child
  8. ^ "'The Real World' Stars: Where Are They Now?". The Huffington Post/AOL TV. March 4, 2008.
  9. ^ M. Berlian (January 30, 2013). "A suitable man". Da Man Magazine. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Gillian Cumming (August 6, 2010). "Joyous return for homegrown star Jacinda Barrett". Courier Mail. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 

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