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Born on March 7, 1971, in London to an Austrian psychoanalyst mother and a Hungarian inventor father, Rachel Weisz attended Cambridge University, where she appeared in student productions and co-founded a drama group called Talking Tongues, which won a Guardian Student Drama Award at the Edinburgh Festival. She gained recognition in Britain when she co-starred with Ewan McGregor in the BBC miniseries The Scarlet and the Black (1993).

In 1996, Weisz made her feature-film debut in Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and in 1997, landed her first leading role in the period drama Swept from the Sea. Other notable films include The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Runaway Jury and Constantine.

In 2005, Weisz co-starred with Ralph Fiennes in The Constant Gardener, a performance that earned her critical acclaim and numerous honors, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

Rachel Weisz in The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

2016 PG-13

Lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and radiant, spirited Isabel live together in married bliss on a remote, rugged island off the coast of Australia. But their windswept world is turned upside down when Isabel learns that she's unable to bear a child. One day, a drifting lifeboat washes ashore with a crying baby in it. The dilemma the couple now face will echo far beyond the island, engulfing and irrevocably impacting their world -- and that of a stranger -- in a passionate story about love, hope, and a fateful choice.

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