Rachel Weisz is one of the most accomplished actresses that Hollywood has produced. She has featured in several critically acclaimed movies such as The Favourite, The Mummy, Enemy at The Gates, The Lovely Bones, and The Constant Gardener. In The Constant Gardener, Weisz plays the murdered wife of a British diplomat who then embarks on a quest to unravel the circumstances of her murder. Her excellent portrayal of the character fetched her several awards including the 2006 Oscars, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Away from her numerous acting gigs, Weisz is still not too far away from happenings in an around the lives of celebrities in the acting industry. She is married to James Bond actor, Daniel Craig. Find out more about her here including her bio, age, husband, children, family etc.
Bio – Who is Rachel Weisz and What is Her Age?
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on the 7th of March 1970 in London, England. She attended various schools such as North-London Collegiate School, Benenden School, and St Paul’s Girls school. She also attended the Trinity College, the University of Cambridge where she studied English.
Rachel Weisz developed a passion for acting from a very young age, she began nurturing her dreams from then onward and today, Hannah is living the life many aspiring actresses dream of. While in college, she appeared in several productions put up by her school. She also played a prominent role in setting up a student drama troupe known as Cambridge Talking Tongues.
Weisz commenced her professional career in 1992 in the TV movie, Advocates 11. She went on to feature in other movies and series between in the early 90s before getting her first big break in 1994 when she played the role of Gilda in a west end reproduction of Design for Living. The role propelled her to the spotlight and also got her more movie roles, both in her native U.K. and the U.S. Rachel Weisz gained further international exposure in 1999 when she played the role of an Egyptologist in the movie, The Mummy. Since The Mummy, Weisz has featured in several diverse movies, ranging from thrillers to quirky romantic movies. She has also won several awards along the way.
Family Background, Husband (Daniel Craig) and Children
Rachel Weisz hails from a family with an Eastern European background. Her father, George Weisz, was a Hungarian inventor while her mother, Edith Ruth was a psychotherapist, and was originally from Austria. Weisz’s parents had a Jewish background. They, therefore, fled Austria for London in 1938 in order to escape an ugly fate at the hands of the Nazis. Rachael Weisz has a sister named Minnie Weisz who is a photographic artist.
The Constant Gardener star is married to English actor, Daniel Craig. Craig has featured in several blockbuster movies but is most popular for his role as the iconic English spy, James Bond. Craig succeeded popular actor, Pierce Brosnan, as Bond in 2005. He has featured in at least 4 Bond movies such as Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz began their relationship in December 2010. They dated for six months and tied the knot on the 22nd of June 2011 in New York City. The ceremony was a private one and only had four guests in attendance.
Rachel Weisz has three children including one step-daughter. She and her husband, Craig, have a daughter together who was born in August 2018. The couple is yet to publicly reveal her name. This may be in a bid to protect her from the spotlight, which can be brutal at times.
Weisz and her husband also have one child each from their past relationships. The actress previously dated (and was even engaged) to American filmmaker, Darren Aronofsky. The relationship lasted for almost ten years (between 2001 and 2010) and produced a son named Henry Chance Aronofsky. He was born on the 31st of May 2006. Craig, on the other hand, was married to actress, Fiona Loudon. They got married in 1992 and divorced in 1994. Their union produced a daughter named Ella. Both Henry and Ella were amongst the four persons that witnessed the couple’s nuptials.
Other Facts About Rachel Weisz
1. She gave birth to her second child at the age of 48. Hannah has since revealed that this will certainly be her last child.
2. Before going into acting, Weisz initially modeled when she was about 14 years old.
3. Weisz once turned down an offer to appear in a movie alongside popular actor, Richard Gere. The movie is the 1985 epic film, King David.
4. The London born actress has received no less than 71 award nominations, out of which she has won 38.
5. She won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Supporting actress. Rachel has revealed that she keeps the coveted statue in her bedroom.
6. Weisz has dual U.K. and U.S. citizenship. She became a naturalized American citizen in 2011.
7. The actress was supposed to appear in the third instalment of The Mummy franchise in 2008. She, however, did not play the role due to the fact that she just gave birth as well as some issues she had with the script.