Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska (born 25 October 1989) is an Australian actress. After starting her career in Australian television and film, she first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series In Treatment. She gained worldwide prominence in 2010 after starring as Alice in Tim Burton's feature film Alice in Wonderland and appearing in The Kids Are All Right, for which she received the Hollywood Awards' Breakthrough Actress Award. In 2011, Wasikowska portrayed the title character in Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre. She will also star in Gus Van Sant's Restless and Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs, in addition to shooting three additional projects by John Hillcoat, Robert Connolly and Park Chan-wook during the course of the year. That same year, she was named to the Time 100, a list of the most influential people in the world, for the first time.

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The Kids Are All Right (2010)

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Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Cholodenko
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Annette Bening  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Mia Wasikowska

Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Cholodenko
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Annette Bening  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Mia Wasikowska

September (2007)

The friendship of two 15 year old boys - one black, one white - begins to fall apart under the stress of a changing world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Carstairs
CAST:  Clarence John Ryan  •  Xavier Samuel  •  Kieran Darcy-Smith  •  Kelton Pell

The friendship of two 15 year old boys - one black, one white - begins to fall apart under the stress of a changing world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Carstairs
CAST:  Clarence John Ryan  •  Xavier Samuel  •  Kieran Darcy-Smith  •  Kelton Pell

Albert Nobbs (2011)

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Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Pauline Collins

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Pauline Collins

Lawless (2012)

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Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Tom Hardy  •  Guy Pearce  •  Jessica Chastain

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Tom Hardy  •  Guy Pearce  •  Jessica Chastain

Touch of Evil (2011)

Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Prager
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Rooney Mara  •  Gary Oldman  •  Mia Wasikowska

Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Prager
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Rooney Mara  •  Gary Oldman  •  Mia Wasikowska

Madame Bovary (2015)

The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sophie Barthes
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Ezra Miller  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Rhys Ifans

The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sophie Barthes
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Ezra Miller  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Rhys Ifans

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter

The Turning (2013)

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wenham  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Robert Connolly  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Jonathan auf der Heide  •  Tony Ayres  •  Shaun Gladwell  •  Rhys Graham  •  Yaron Lifschitz  •  Anthony Lucas  •  Ian Meadows  •  Ashlee Page  •  Marieka Walsh  •  Jub Clerc  •  Claire McCarthy  •  Stephen Page  •  Simon Stone  •  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Otto

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wenham  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Robert Connolly  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Jonathan auf der Heide  •  Tony Ayres  •  Shaun Gladwell  •  Rhys Graham  •  Yaron Lifschitz  •  Anthony Lucas  •  Ian Meadows  •  Ashlee Page  •  Marieka Walsh  •  Jub Clerc  •  Claire McCarthy  •  Stephen Page  •  Simon Stone  •  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Otto

Tracks (2013)

Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Curran
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Adam Driver  •  Emma Booth  •  Jessica Tovey

Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Curran
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Adam Driver  •  Emma Booth  •  Jessica Tovey

The Double (2014)

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An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Noah Taylor

An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Noah Taylor

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  John Hurt

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  John Hurt

Summer Breaks (2008)

Two teenagers try to kill time at the edge of a river, smoking, going with the girls at the pool. In the evening, when night falls, things suddenly become more interesting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Kruck
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Richard Wilson  •  Jake Allen  •  Emily Wheaton

Two teenagers try to kill time at the edge of a river, smoking, going with the girls at the pool. In the evening, when night falls, things suddenly become more interesting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Kruck
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Richard Wilson  •  Jake Allen  •  Emily Wheaton

Stoker (2013)

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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Chan-wook
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Matthew Goode

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Chan-wook
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Matthew Goode

Restless (2011)

Two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and lasting love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Henry Hopper  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Ryō Kase  •  Schuyler Fisk

Two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and lasting love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Henry Hopper  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Ryō Kase  •  Schuyler Fisk

Jane Eyre (2011)

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After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Joji Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Joji Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

That Evening Sun (2009)

An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Teems
CAST:  Hal Holbrook  •  Ray McKinnon  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Carrie Preston

An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Teems
CAST:  Hal Holbrook  •  Ray McKinnon  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Carrie Preston

I Love Sarah Jane (2008)

Ah, young love. The air seems clearer. The sun seems brighter. There's a spring in the step. Too bad about the zombie apocalypse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spencer Susser
CAST:  Brad Ashby  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Vladimir Matovic  •  Beau South

Ah, young love. The air seems clearer. The sun seems brighter. There's a spring in the step. Too bad about the zombie apocalypse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spencer Susser
CAST:  Brad Ashby  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Vladimir Matovic  •  Beau South

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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Alice, now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Crispin Glover

Alice, now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Crispin Glover

Amelia (2009)

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Richard Gere  •  Aaron Abrams  •  Ewan McGregor

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Richard Gere  •  Aaron Abrams  •  Ewan McGregor

Defiance (2008)

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Jamie Bell  •  Mia Wasikowska

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Jamie Bell  •  Mia Wasikowska
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