Long before she became the spouse to one of the most famous faces in British theatre, Rachel Weisz was already an established actress. The multi-award-winning thespian’s stage and screen credits are proof of her talents and versatility. Having starred in an array of hit movies such as The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates, Constantine, The Constant Gardener, The Bourne Legacy and lots more, some folks may already be informed on a few things about Weisz’s career accomplishments. Here’s everything else you should know about the woman behind James Bond’s smiles.
Who Is Rachel Weisz?
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on March 7, 1970. The British-American star is the daughter of George Weisz, a mechanical engineer and Edith Ruth, an educator/therapist. She is an alumna of North London Collegiate School and Benenden School. After her secondary education, Weisz proceeded to study English at the University of Cambridge. Even as a child, Rachel’s artistic interest was very evident. She began pursuing her passion at an early age and made her modeling debut as a teenager in 1984.
Rachel Weiz may have made her acting debut in 1984, the same year, she kicked off as a model but she surprisingly turned down an offer to star alongside A-listers from the filmmakers of King David. The Westminster native eventually landed her first screen role in the 1992 TV movie Advocates II. Since then, Weisz has been hard at work landing roles every other year and has accumulated an extensive list of screen credits.
After her break out role in the 1996 movie Chain Reaction, the British actress further gained widespread recognition for appearing in major films such as Sunshine (1999), The Mummy movie franchise (1999 and 2001), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Constantine (2005), The Constant Gardener (2005), The Bourne Legacy (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Disobedience (2017), The Favorite (2018), and many more.
Rachel Weisz made her television debut in 1993, appearing in episodes of Tropical Heat, Inspector Morse and the miniseries Scarlet and Black. The next year, she landed roles in Screen Two and Seventeen. Weisz also has a credited voice role in a 2010 episode of The Simpsons.
Between 1994 and 2016, Rachel Weisz proved her versatility as an actress appearing in various stage productions including Design for Living (1994), Suddenly Last Summer (1999), The Shape of Things (1999 and 2001), A Streetcar Named Desire (2009), Betrayal (2013), and Plenty (2016).
Facts About the Woman Daniel Craig Is Married To As Wife
Weisz has made her presence felt on all acting platforms and has several hit movie features to her credit. More so, the veteran actress has built a solid reputation that is presumably commensurate with a high price tag. Though her current salary is unknown, Weisz enjoys a net worth that is pegged at $30 million.
Rachel Weisz boasts of a plethora of prestigious award nominations. A major career highlight for the actress was in 2006 when her work on The Constant Gardener won her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The Favourite has also earned Weisz a BAFTA Award and a Critics’ Choice Award, both in 2019.
Marriage to Daniel Craig
Hollywood couple Rachel Weisz and Daniel craig have gained a reputation as one of showbiz’s most private couples. Their low key lifestyle has made some details about their romance quite sketchy. However, Craig and Weisz reportedly became an item in December 2010. After dating for a few months and convinced of their readiness to commit to forever, the actors tied the knot on 22 June 2011 in a secret New York ceremony that was witnessed by only four people.
After seven years of marriage, Weisz and her 007 husband welcomed their first child together in September 2018. Their daughter’s name and identity have been withheld from the public, an action that is unsurprising considering how private the couple has been about their personal lives.
However, Daniel and Rachel’s daughter is not each of the couple’s first taste of parenthood. While Weisz has a son Henry Chance (born in 2006) from her previous relationship with Darren Aronofsky, she is also a stepmother to Craig’s daughter, Ella whom the actor had from his previous marriage to actress Fiona Loudon.
Although Daniel Craig is Rachel Weisz’s first husband, she has been in other high profile relationships in the past. First, The Mummy actress was romantically linked to Ben Miller. Rachel and Ben began dating in 1991 but parted ways after two years together. Weisz later had a three-year romance with Dominic Anciano. Next, she dated Alessandro Nivola in 1997. Rachel later moved on to Neil Morrissey in 1998 but they parted ways in the year 2000. Her last relationship before Craig was with Darren Aronofsky. The pair who began dating in 2001 had a son together in 2006 before their eventual split in 2010.
Ethnicity and Dual Citizenship
Rachel Weiz has a rich cultural heritage. She has Austrian, Italian and Ashkenazi Jewish roots. The British actress is also a naturalized American citizen.
Rachel Weisz stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches, complemented with the body weight of about 57 kg. The actress’s slim physique is accentuated by other body measurements including her bust (36 inches), waist (24 inches), and hips (35 inches).