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New Showtime series to debut at Netflix

New Showtime series to debut at Netflix

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The new Showtime series "United States of Tara" is to make its debut at Netflix before it premieres on television, Netflix, Inc. announced.
Late Heath Ledger wins Aussie acting prize

Late Heath Ledger wins Aussie acting prize

MELBOURNE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Late film star Heath Ledger was honored with the international actor prize at the 50th Australian Film Institute Awards in Melbourne during the weekend.
New Diablo Cody series to air on Showtime

New Diablo Cody series to air on Showtime

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Showtime said it plans to air a new 12-episode comedy series called "The United States of Tara," the pilot of which was written by "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody.
Mendes starts shooting untitled movie

Mendes starts shooting untitled movie

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes has begun shooting his new, as-yet-untitled picture in Connecticut, Focus Features announced.

Toni Collete expecting first child

SYDNEY, July 9 (UPI) -- Australian actress Toni Collette and her husband Dave Galafassi are expecting their first child in December.

Australia, Pink at odds over wool

SYDNEY, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Australian government officials have struck back against U.S. pop singer Pink's recent condemnation of their country's wool industry.

NY Online Critics crown 'Queen' best pic

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Online Sunday named Stephen Frears' drama, "The Queen," best picture of 2006.

All-star cast in line for 'The Dead Girl'

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Josh Brolin, Rose Byrne, Toni Collette, James Franco and Marcia Gay Harden have joined the Hollywood all-star cast for Karen Moncrieff's "The Dead Girl."

Carell film gets pickup from Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine" has become the first indie flick out of the Sundance Film Festival to get a major distribution deal, it was reported Sunday.

Maher to do talk show for Amazon.com

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Internet megastore Amazon.com is launching a weekly online talk show starring comic Bill Maher, it was announced Thursday.

'Gromit' has leg up at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The new animated feature "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" was No. 1 at the U.S. box office with an estimated gross of $16.1 million.

'Gromit' gets off to strong start

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The new animated feature "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" jumped out to an early lead in its first weekend at the U.S. box office.

Duchovny no stranger to drag

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- After playing a transvestite detective on TV's "Twin Peaks," David Duchovny felt right at home acting in the new gender-bending comedy "Connie and Carla."

Feature: New movie spotlights drag culture

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Two of this week's three major film releases are targeted directly at traditional male audiences, while the third is aimed at women as well as a segment of the
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Toni Collette
Australian actress Toni Collette attends the premiere of the motion picture dramatic comedy "Funny People", in Los Angeles on July 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Antonia "Toni" Collette (born 1 November 1972) is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish.

Collette's acting career began in the early 1990s with comedic roles in films such as Spotswood (1992) and Muriel's Wedding (1994), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Following her performances in Emma (1996) and The Boys (1998), Collette achieved international recognition as a result of her Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Lynn Sear in The Sixth Sense (1999). She has appeared in thrillers such as Shaft (2000) and Changing Lanes (2002) and independent comedy films like About a Boy (2002), In Her Shoes (2005) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

In 2009, she began playing the lead role in the television series United States of Tara, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2010.

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