Born: October 14, 1989, Canberra, Australian capital territory, Australia
Height: 163 cm
Parents: John Reid
She became widely known internationally after playing the role of Alice Kingsley in the film Alice in Wonderland. For playing the role of Agatha Weiss in the film “Star map”, she was nominated for the highest canadian film award” Canadian Screen Awards”, in the category” Best supporting actress ” in 2015.
MIA wasikowska was born on October 14, 1989 in Canberra, Australia. Her mother, Marzena wasikowska – is a Polish photographer, and her father, John Reid, is an Australian photographer and collagist. When MIA was 8 years old, the family moved to Poland for a year, to the city of Szczecin: Margena received a grant to shoot a series of photos about her emigration to Australia in 1974.MIA, her brother and sister were involved in the project as models. Upon returning to Australia, Miu was assigned to study ballet. During the day, the girl studied at school, and in the evening studied in the Studio. For about 6 years, MIA was engaged in dancing for 35 hours a week, but in the pursuit of perfection, exhausting classes led to the fact that wasikowska was injured and lost professional interest in this art, but the love of dance, in General, remained with MIA: “most of all, I love classical ballet, in the class I danced even “Swan lake”. I dance modern dance, jazz, tap dance. Dancing classes build character.” Despite constant employment at a tender age, MIA became interested in movies – especially the girl was impressed by European movies, in particular, the trilogy of Krzysztof Kieslevsky “Three colors”. As vasikowska later recalled: “When I decided to become an actress, I was 15 years old, I heard that you need to have an agent to act in movies and on television. In General, in the Internet search engine, I typed “acting agencies in Sydney”. I especially liked one of them, I literally made the employees take me as a client and start trying it out.”
In 2004, MIA made her television debut, appearing in two episodes of the Australian television series All saints. Immediately followed an offer to star in a big movie. The debut picture for MIA was “Mayhem on the outskirts” (Suburban Mayhem), for the role of Lily MIA was nominated for an Australian Institute award. At the time, MIA was in the senior class of Canberra High School, but because of the filming of the movie had to interrupt classes. To get a certificate and complete her compulsory education, vasikowska transferred to the special distance learning center Karabar High School. Meanwhile, MIA was actively shooting, earning a reputation as a reliable and talented actress. In 2008, she played in the military Thriller “Challenge”, in the short films” I love Sarah Jane “and” Summer vacation “and in the American TV series” Treatment ” (2008-2009). A year later, the actress starred in the American dramas “This evening sun” (2009) and “Amelia” (2009) – about the famous female pilot Amelia Earhart.
World recognition and popularity brought the actress the role of Alice in Tim Burton’s film “Alice in Wonderland” (2010). The Director has been looking for a performer for the main role for a long time. MIA sent the recording to the Director’s assistants in London for audition. As Burton once said, he chose Miu because he felt her affinity with the character in character. “I first read Alice in Wonderland when I was 8. And before shooting, I read it again and was amazed at how much my perception changed. As a child, I did not understand many of Carroll’s jokes, and as an adult, I did not pay attention to the details that struck me as a child,” the actress said. And here wasikowska really woke up famous. She was inundated with suggestions about filming, interviews, photo shoots – in General, all the attributes of a star fell on her. But the actress does not turn up her nose, considers herself a very family person: “I am the average daughter. brother Kai and sister Jess don’t let me get cocky, they keep me in the dark. And in General, we are all very friendly.”