Anna Paquin is the star of three major motion pictures, including
her first Oscar winning performance in The Piano, the role of the
young Jane in the 1996 film Jane Eyre, and the role of Amy Alden in
this fall's charming family film, Fly Away Home. With a
well-developed vocabulary and gentle sense of humor, Paquin proves
herself to be the most enchanting young talent working today.
Paquin's rising stardom has often been a cause of charming media
shyness, where it is obvious that she is an ordinary girl who
happens to posses an extraordinary talent. She has two agents, Gail
Cowan in New Zealand, and the William Morris agency in L.A., but
neither these nor her parents have much influence in deciding what
she films. "In the end, " she says, "it's my decision." Paquin's
parents separated while she was filming Fly Away Home in Canada. On
Oscar night, 1993, Anna Paquin was the surprise (and surprised)
winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She stood,
wide-eyed and gulping for breath at the microphone for a full
twenty some odd seconds before delivering a gracious, though rather
breathless thank-you speech.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).