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Actress Rachel Weisz was born on March 7, 1970 into a Jewish family with an Austrian mother and Hungarian father who both escaped to England from the Nazi regime.
Although Weisz was expelled from two schools in her teens, she studied English at Cambridge University. It was there that she and a friend started their own performance group called Talking Tongues. The group was invited to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival three times, won the Guardian Student Drama Award, and was invited to perform at the National Theater.
Weisz started out in British TV, but quickly made her way to the big screen in the film Stealing Beauty. She became a well-known star with her reccuring role in The Mummy movie franchise. In 2006, a very pregnant Weisz (she and boyfriend Darren Aronofsky were expecting their first child) won an the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She also won a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA and Critic's Choice Circle Award for her performance.
In November 2010, Weisz split with Aronofsky after nine years together. Six months later, the actress married her Dream House costar Daniel Craig in a secret ceremony in New York.