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She keeps her Oscar in her bedroom closet so her friends won`t see it and feel the need to comment on it.

She is a vegetarian.

She enjoys photography.

Has a brother, Andrew Paquin, a film producer, with whom she is working on Blue State (2007)), and a sister, Katya.

She plays the cello.

She still hasn`t seen all of The Piano (1993).

Speaks French.

When on a talk show, the host told her he would give her $10,000 if she could shoot a basketball into a hoop. She did, but he refused to pay. After bad press he gave her the money which she donated to charity.

Has kept in close contact with Shawn Ashmore (Iceman/Bobby Drake) and Aaron Stanford (John Allerdyce/Pyro) after filming X2 (2003).

While filming the movie Amistad (1997) in Montreal during the summer, she made a side-trip to Toronto to film 5 TV commercials for the telephone company of her old hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She delivers the commercials in a variety of costumes in her Canadian accent rather than her New Zealand one. [1997].

Family moved to New Zealand when Anna was 4.

Father, Brian, is a physical education teacher. Mother, Mary, is an English teacher.

Her parents are divorced.

Hobbies: rugby; running; playing the piano; singing; gymnastics; swimming; downhill skiing; reading and knitting.

Enjoys listening to alternative music.

When she was younger, she wanted to be the Prime Minister of New Zealand, or a lawyer.

Is the first New Zealander to receive an Oscar for best supporting actress (for The Piano) , and is the second-youngest Oscar winner ever.

Is a fan of The Beatles.

She has 2 cats and 1 dog.

Graduated from Windward School in West Los Angeles, California in June 2000; she completed the school`s community service requirement by working in an LA soup kitchen and at a special education center.

College classmate of Julia Stiles.

Is a fan of the alternative rock band Nine Inch Nails.

She was the original choice to play the character of Enola in Kevin Costner`s Waterworld (1995) but, eventually, the role fell to Tina Majorino.

Played the daughter of Jeff Daniels in Fly Away Home (1996) and then his romantic partner in The Squid and the Whale (2005) nine years later.

Though she was born in Canada she considers herself a Kiwi from New Zealand since she grew up there.

Ranked #50 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

One of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25". [2002] (imdb.com)

Attending Columbia University. [2005] (imdb.com)

Was number 93 on vh1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars" (2005) (mini). (imdb.com)

While filming the movie Amistad (1997) in Montreal during the summer, she made a side-trip to Toronto to film 5 TV commercials for the telephone company of her old hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She delivers the commercials in a variety of costumes in her Canadian accent rather than her New Zealand one. [1997] (imdb.com)


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