Rachel Weisz Life Story

Rachel Weisz Life Story
Rachel Weisz

Rachel Hannah Weisz (born in London, England, March 7, 1970, age 42 years) was a British actress. He never won an Academy Award nomination as best actress. His career in the film world since 1993.


Armed with the ability of the college, in 1993 Rachel Weisz got an offer for a television series starring Dirtysomething. Two years later came the offer of a more challenging, which appear to show Design for Living. In the same year, an invitation for the big screen in films came.

Early life and background

Weisz was born in Westminster, London, and grew up in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Her mother, Edith Ruth (née Teich), is a teacher turned psychotherapist from Austria. Her father, George Weisz, was an inventor from Hungary.

 Her parents moved to England during the Holocaust and Second World War. Her father is Jewish and her mother has Jewish, "Catholic Viennese", and Italian ancestry. Weisz' maternal grandfather, Alexander Teich, was a secretary of the World Union of Jewish Students;whilst one of Weisz' maternal great-grandmothers was Italian.

 She has a sister, Minnie, who is a photographer and curator.
Weisz's parents valued the arts, and encouraged her and her sister to form opinions of their own by introducing them to family debates. Her parents later divorced. Weisz left North London Collegiate School and attended Benenden School for one year completing A-levels at St Paul's Girls School.Weisz claimed that she was a bad student until an English Literature teacher inspired her at the age of sixteen.
Weisz started modelling when she was fourteen. In 1984, she gained public attention when she turned down an offer to star in King David, along with Richard Gere.

After school, she entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where she graduated with a 2:1 in English. During her university years, she appeared in various student productions, co-founding a student drama group called Cambridge Talking Tongues. It won a Guardian Student Drama Award at the 1991 Edinburgh Fringe Festival for an improvised piece called Slight Possession, directed by David Farr. The group existed until 1993.

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