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Brenda Chenowith on Six Feet Under
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Rachel Anne Griffiths (born 18 December 1968) is an Australian Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-nominated film and television actress known primarily for her roles in movies and television. Among her many notable roles, she is best known for her portrayal of Brenda Chenowith in the TV series Six Feet Under (2001–2005) and Sarah Walker on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–present).
Griffiths married Australian artist Andrew Taylor on 31 December 2002 at her old high school Star of the Sea College in Gardenvale (Melbourne). They have two children, son Banjo Patrick born 22 November 2003 in Melbourne and daughter Adelaide Rose, born 23 June 2005 in Los Angeles California. The children have dual US/Australian citizenship.
In June 2000, she explained her religious background and beliefs to Madison magazine. "Although I`m not Christian, I was raised Christian. I`m an atheist, with a slight Buddhist leaning. I`ve got a very strong sense of morality -- it`s just a different morality than the loud voices of the Christian morality...I can`t tell you how many films I`ve turned down because there was an absence of morality. And I don`t mean that from any sort of Judeo-Christian/Muslim point of view. I`m not saying they`re wrong and can`t be made. But, fundamentally, I`m such a humanist that I can`t bear to make films that make us feel humanity is more dark than it is light."
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Star of the Sea College, Melbourne, Australia
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Rachel Anne Griffiths
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Rachel Anne Griffiths (born 18 December 1968) is an Australian actress and director. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie (1998). She is best known for her portrayals of Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters. Her work in film and television has earned her a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Australian Film Institute Awards.