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      Miranda Otto

      Miranda Otto

      Highest Rated: 100% In My Father's Den (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 5% I, Frankenstein (2014)

      Birthday: Dec 16, 1967

      Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      A crimson-haired Aussie with a girl-next-door smile who was the daughter of prolific Australian actor Barry Otto, Miranda Otto cut her teeth on the stage after graduating from the prestigious theatrical school NIDA (which boasts alumnae including Mel Gibson, Judy Davis and Cate Blanchett) and went on to appear in a spate of Australian films beginning in 1986 with an appearance as the title character in "Emma's War." She subsequently earned Australian Film Institute award nominations for her work in Gillian Anderson's "The Last Days of Chez Nous" (1992), along with "The Well" (1997) and "In The Winter Dark" (1998). She also received an Australian Film Critics Circle Award nominations for her performance in "The Last Days of Chez Nous," and "Love Serenade" (1996), which won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Making her American debut in "The Thin Red Line" (1998), director Terrence Malick's Oscar-nomionated meditation on war, Otto quickly caught the attention of Hollywood filmmakers and the actress snared high-profile supporting roles in the HBO Western telepic "The Jack Bull" (1999) opposite John Cusack, and director Robert Zemeckis' "What Lies Beneath" (2000) opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford. But by far her biggest international exposure came when she joined the ensemble of director Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, bowing as beautiful, battle-ready Eowyn in the second instalment, "The Two Towers" (2002) and returning for the finale, "The Return of the King" (2003). In between, she appeared opposite Rhys Ifans in writer-director Jeff Balsmeyer's offbeat Australian film "Danny Deckchair" (2003), a tale inspired by a true story, as a female parking officer who falls for a man who lands in har yard after taking to the sky in a lawnchair tied to balloons. Next for Otto was the New Zealand-made mystery "In My Father's Den" (2004) and then she headlined the Aussie TV miniseries "Through My Eyes" (2004) as Lindy Chamberlain, the real-life woman suspected in her baby's disappearance after she claimed a dingo carried the child off (the inspiration for the Meryl Streep film "A Cry in the Dark"). Back in Hollywood, she starred opposite Dennis Quaid in the remake of "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004) as an oil engineer among the survivors of a downed military aircraft. Then it was on to a brief but effective role as Tom Cruise's ex-wife in Steven Spielberg's remake of the sci-fi classic "War of the Worlds" (2005). Otto settled into a steady career as a character actress in both film and television, appearing in soapy miniseries "The Starter Wife" (USA 2007), Darren Star's short-lived "Cashmere Mafia" (ABC 2008), and the American version of popular Australian legal comedy-drama "Rake" (Fox 2014) as well as Australian dramas "In Her Skin" (2009), "Blessed" (2009) and "South Solitary" (2010). Brazilian drama "Reaching for the Moon" (2013), Tim Winton anthology "The Turning" (2013) and science fiction fantasy "I, Frankenstein" (2014) followed, along with a supporting role in Tommy Lee Jones' Western drama "The Homesman" (2014). Otto's supporting role opposite Geoffrey Rush in "The Daughter" (2015) won her an AATCA Award in her native country, which she followed with key roles in a season each of espionage drama "Homeland" (Showtime 2011- ) and "24: Legacy" (Fox 2017). After appearing in supernatural horror "Annabelle: Creation" (2017) and science fiction romance "Zoe" (2017), Otto returned to series television as Aunt Zelda on "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (Netflix 2018- ).

      Highest rated movies

      In My Father's Den
      Talk to Me The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
      Love Serenade
      The Last Days of Chez Nous
      The Turning
      Blessed

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      LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS, Lisa Harrow, Mirando Otto, 1992. (c)Fine Line Features THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, Miranda Otto, 2003, (c) New Line THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, Miranda Otto, 2003, (c) New Line LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS, Lisa Harrow, Mirando Otto, Kerry Fox, Bruno Ganz, 1992. (c)Fine Line Features LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS, Bruno Ganz, Miranda Otto, Lisa Harrow, Kerry Fox, 1992, (c)Fine Line Features Homeland, Miranda Otto, 'Episode 501', Season 5, Ep. #1, 10/04/2015, ©SHO HUMAN NATURE, Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, 2002 LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS, Bruno Ganz, Miranda Otto, Lisa Harrow, Kerry Fox, 1992. (c)Fine Line Features THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, Miranda Otto, 2003, (c) New Line THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Kevork Malikyan, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS, Lisa Harrow, Miranda Otto, Kerry Fox, Bruno Ganz, Features THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Tony Curran, Miranda Otto, Dennis Quaid, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE SILENCE, FROM LEFT: MIRANDA OTTO, KATE TROTTER, KIERNAN SHIPKA, STANLEY TUCCI, 2019. © NETFLIX HUMAN NATURE, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto, 2001 HUMAN NATURE, Miranda Otto, 2001, (c) Fine Line WAR OF THE WORLDS, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tom Cruise, 2005, (c) Paramount REACHING FOR THE MOON, (aka FLORES RARAS), Miranda Otto, 2013. ©Wolfe Video REACHING FOR THE MOON, (aka FLORES RARAS), from top: Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, 2013. ©Wolfe Video WAR OF THE WORLDS, Miranda Otto, 2005, (c) Paramount

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      95% 82% Talk to Me Sue (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $47.6M 2023
      81% 62% The Portable Door Countess Judy (Character) - 2023
      70% 100% At the Gates Marianne Barris (Character) $4.6K 2022
      36% 14% Downhill Charlotte (Character) $8.3M 2020
      29% 25% The Silence Kelly Andrews (Character) - 2019
      47% 73% The Chaperone Ruth St. Dennis (Character) $599.6K 2018
      32% 61% Zoe The Designer (Character) - 2018
      70% 68% Annabelle: Creation Esther Mullins (Character) $102.1M 2017
      77% 62% The Daughter Charlotte (Character) $26.4K 2015
      81% 53% The Homesman Theoline Belknap (Character) $2.4M 2014
      5% 38% I, Frankenstein Leonore (Character) $19.1M 2014
      86% 54% The Turning Sherry (Character) - 2013
      67% 68% Reaching for the Moon Elizabeth Bishop (Character) - 2013
      67% 68% South Solitary Meredith Appleton (Character) - 2010
      85% 69% Blessed Bianca (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 44% In Her Skin Elizabeth Barber (Character) - 2009
      76% 42% War of the Worlds Mary Ann (Character) $234.3M 2005
      31% 40% Flight of the Phoenix Kelly (Character) $21.0M 2004
      100% 89% In My Father's Den Penny Prior (Character) - 2004
      55% 77% Danny Deckchair Glenda Lake (Character) $159.3K 2003
      44% 35% Hypnotic Clara Strother (Character) $39.4K 2003
      94% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Eowyn of Rohan (Character) $377.8M 2003
      29% 50% Julie Walking Home Julie (Character) - 2002
      95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Éowyn (Character) $342.6M 2002
      48% 61% Human Nature Gabrielle (Character) $695.9K 2001
      47% 58% What Lies Beneath Mary Feur (Character) $155.4M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kin Anna (Character) - 2000
      80% 73% The Jack Bull Cora Redding (Character) - 1999
      83% 57% In the Winter Dark Ronnie (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 64% Dead Letter Office Alice Walsh (Character) - 1998
      80% 80% The Thin Red Line Marty Bell (Character) $36.4M 1998
      78% 43% Doing Time for Patsy Cline Patsy (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet True Love and Chaos Mimi (Character) - 1997
      56% 60% The Well Katherine (Character) $9.3K 1997
      90% 81% Love Serenade Dimity Hurley (Character) $600.2K 1996
      No Score Yet 43% The Nostradamus Kid Jennie O'Brien (Character) - 1993
      87% 80% The Last Days of Chez Nous Annie (Character) $764.2K 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes II: The Return Roma Page (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Who Came Late Nell Tiscowitz (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daydream Believer Nell Tiscowitz (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 22% The 13th Floor Rebecca (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emma's War Emma Grange (Character) - 1986

      TV

      Credit
      90% 67% The Clearing Adrienne (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fires Unknown (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 100% The Unusual Suspects Unknown (Character) 2021
      82% 71% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Zelda Spellman (Character) 2018-2020
      60% 53% 24: Legacy Rebecca Ingram (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
      85% 86% Homeland Alison Carr (Character) 2015
      68% 71% Rake Maddy Deane (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet 93% Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Lydia Andrews (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cashmere Mafia Juliet Draper (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Starter Wife Cricket Stewart (Character) 2007