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Frances O'Connor Name: Frances O'Connor
Birth Date: June 12, 1967
Height: 5' 8.5" (1.74 m)
Active Years: 1993 - present

Biography and Career:

Frances O'Connor was born on June 12, 1967 in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England, UK. Her father is a Nuclear Physicist and mother is a pianist. She is a British-born Australian actress, Model, ESL teacher.

When O'Connor was two, her family moved back to Perth, Western Australia O'Connor was raised a strict Roman Catholic and attended the Mercedes College in Perth. O'Connor attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts as and earned a BA in literature from the Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia.

After her graduation appearing extensively on Australian TV in series including "Halifax f.p.", dark-haired, porcelain-skinne d actress Frances O'Connor made her film debut in Emma-Kate Croghan's surprise hit "Love and Other Catastrophes" in 1996.

More memorable was her powerful starring turn in Bill Bennett's "Kiss or Kill" (1997) opposite fellow "Love and Other Catastrophes" co-star Matt Day.

In 1998 year, she was featured in Peter Duncan's odd "A Little Bit of Soul", playing a genetic researcher who is competing with her former lover for a grant from a wealthy high ranking politician who is also a practicing Satanist.

In 1999, O'Connor took on her first non-Australian film, starring as Fanny Price in Patricia Rozema's adaptation of "Mansfield Park". A somewhat revisionist take on Jane Austen's novel.

In 2001, she raised her profile considerably putting aside the historical pieces that helped her garner the attention of director Steven Spielberg to take on a futuristic role in the director's futuristic "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", playing the conflicted mother of a robotic boy (Haley Joel Osment).

Reteaming with Brendan Fraser, O'Connor starred as Maggie in the acclaimed West End production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in the fall of 2001 and returned to period costume as co-star of the legendary Oscar Wilde comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" the next year, essaying the charming Gwendolyn Fairfax opposite Colin Firth's lovestruck Jack Worthing. Later in 2002 she was featured in John Woo's World War II actioner "Windtalkers"


O'Connor and her long-term partner, Gerald Lepkowski. She gave birth to a child, Luka, born in April 2005.

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