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Born in Winnipeg, Canada, on July 24, 1982, Anna Paquin moved to New Zealand with her family when she was 4 years old.

At the tender age of 11, Paquin won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her first screen appearance: director Jane Campion's sensuous film The Piano (1993), in which Paquin played the feisty, articulate daughter of a mute woman (Holly Hunter). This made Paquin -- who has never had an acting lesson -- the second youngest person ever to win an Academy Award.

Paquin has since appeared in the critically acclaimed Fly Away Home (1996), Jane Eyre (1996) and X-Men (2000). She earned her first Emmy nomination for the made-for-TV movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) and her first Golden Globe win for the cable series "True Blood." Paquin enjoyed a good year in 2009 with another Golden Globe nod for "True Blood" and one for the telefilm The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.

Anna Paquin in X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

2014 PG-13

This superhero sequel tracks Wolverine's journey back in time in an effort to alter history and prevent the annihilation of both humans and mutants. Conflict also develops between Professor X and Magneto about the X-Men's relations with humans.

  • Anna Paquin in The Good Dinosaur The Good Dinosaur
  • Anna Paquin in The Piano The Piano
  • Anna Paquin in X-Men X-Men
  • Anna Paquin in X-Men 3: The Last Stand X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  • Anna Paquin in X2: X-Men United X2: X-Men United
  • Anna Paquin in Castle in the Sky Castle in the Sky
  • Anna Paquin in Fly Away Home Fly Away Home
  • Anna Paquin in Finding Forrester Finding Forrester
  • Anna Paquin in True Blood True Blood
  • Anna Paquin in Almost Famous Almost Famous
  • Anna Paquin in Amistad Amistad
  • Anna Paquin in Margaret Margaret
  • Anna Paquin in Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic
  • Anna Paquin in 25th Hour 25th Hour
  • Anna Paquin in The Squid and the Whale The Squid and the Whale
  • Anna Paquin in Trick 'r Treat Trick 'r Treat
  • Anna Paquin in Straight A's Straight A's
  • Anna Paquin in Darkness Darkness
  • Anna Paquin in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Anna Paquin in Blue State Blue State
  • Anna Paquin in Hurlyburly Hurlyburly
  • Anna Paquin in She's All That She's All That
  • Anna Paquin in The Romantics The Romantics
  • Anna Paquin in Scream 4 Scream 4
  • Anna Paquin in Roots Roots
  • Anna Paquin in It's the Rage It's the Rage
  • Anna Paquin in Buffalo Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers
  • Anna Paquin in Free Ride Free Ride
  • Anna Paquin in Steamboy Steamboy
  • Anna Paquin in Open House Open House