Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress whose debut on the screen was accomplished on the set of the 2004 All Saints – an Australian TV drama. Her first feature film was Suburban Mayhem which was released in 2006. Mia came into the circle of popularity with her role In Treatment – a HBO TV series. For her effort in 2009’s That Evening Sun, she bagged a nomination for Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female actress. She attained a higher level of fame in 2010 when she starred in Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland as the title character Alice. The famed actress became known among international audiences after this outing.
Her international recognition continued to grow with subsequent roles like her part in The Kids Are All Right which earned her the Hollywood Awards Breakthrough Actress Award. 2015 saw her play the leading role in Crimson Peak, a movie directed by the known movie director Guillermo del Toro. The reprisal of her role as Alice in the fantasy movie Alice Through the Looking Glass came the following year and since then, she has been featured in a couple of critically successful independent movies.
Biography of Mia Wasikowska
Mia Wasikowska’s birth country is Australia, she was born in Canberra, precisely on the 14th of October 1988. Both her Polish mother Marzena Wasikowska and Australian father John Reid were all professional photographers with her dad doubling as a collagist in addition to photography. Mia was raised alongside two other siblings, an older sister named Jess plus a younger brother Kai.
Her early education was accomplished at Cook Primary School as well as Ainslie Primary School. She also attended a couple of high schools – Karabar High School and Canberra High School. When she clocked eight in 1998, her family had to relocate to Szczecin, Poland for a period of 12 months when her mum got a special offer to produce a collection of pictures based on her personal experience of migrating to Australia from Poland in 1974. When she turned 11, the young Mia Wasikowska, along with her brother and sister, took part in their mother’s production as subjects.
From the age of nine until she turned 14, Mia put in 35 hours a week into ballet training with the hope that it was going to be her future career but unfortunately, she had to give it all up due to a heel injury. Later in life, acting replaced dancing as she developed a healthy interest in pursuing an acting career. She made several contacts with online agencies and got feedback from just one of them, marking the birth of her career in acting. In order not to disrupt her high school education, she had to resort to the Karabar High School Distance Education Centre to complete her studies while she continued acting.
Mia Wasikowska has been earning handsomely since her debut in the entertainment industry. She has been nominated in a few prestigious awards and equally won quite a few. Although her annual earnings have never been published, her net worth has been pegged at a handsome $8 million by a source that is very reliable.
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It may be that her parent’s profession robbed off on her because Mia’s hobby is photography. She embraces photography at her leisure time and more often than not, she had chronicled her travels through the expression of photos she took en route with her Rolleiflex camera. One of her on-set photos she took during the production of Jane Eyre featuring her co-star Jamie Bell and Fukunaga made it to the final list in the National Photographic Portrait Prize which was hosted on the 24th of February 2011 by National Portrait Gallery of Australia.
Mia Wasikowska’s Love Life
Although she is famous and under the spotlight, her personal life is not as exposed as that of her co-artists. She has managed to keep her relationship with the opposite sex a top secret but it is known that she had a romantic relationship with her The Double co-star Jesse Eisenberg from 2013 to 2015.
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches with a matching body weight of 52 kg, her general body measurements are listed as 33-24-34. She wears a bra size of 32A, a shoe size of 7 US and has brown eyes with natural blonde hair.
Mia was moved to cut her long hair as a donation to the Foundation of Children with Cancer. Her hair was transformed into wigs for little cancer patients who have lost their hair as a result of the effect of chemotherapy. According to her, she felt like a regular person after her haircut, it made her less noticeable and she can easily go outside without attracting much attention.
Something really interesting happened during her role on the set of 2013 Tracks. It was required of her to handpick a snake out of a selection of seven.