February 6, 1982
53 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
36-26-36 in | 91.5-66-91.5 cm
58 kg | 128 lbs
7.5 US | 38 EU
Miranda Otto was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on December 16, 1967, is an Australian actress.
Young Miranda Otto began her acting career in Australia, at the age of 18.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Emma's War (1986) in role as Emma Grange.
She got her television debut in miniseries Heroes II: The Return (1992) in role as Roma Page.
Her breakthrough performance came as Nell Tiscowitz in romantic comedy film The Girl Who Came Late (1991), for which she was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress.
She landed her stage debut in production of "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant" (1986) with Sydney Theatre Company.
She made her Hollywood debut in supernatural horror thriller movie What Lies Beneath in (2000) in role as Mary Feur.
She played Éowyn in The Lord of the Rings film series:
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) for which she was nominated for the Empire Award for Best Actress
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
She was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performances in Australian films:
The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992) in role as as Annie
The Well (1997) in role as Katherine
She was nominated for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Female Actor for her role as Alice Walsh in romantic drama movie Dead Letter Office (1998).
She was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ronnie in drama mystery film In the Winter Dark (1998).
She won the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Charlotte Finch in drama movie The Daughter (2015).
War of the Worlds (2005) science fiction action opposite Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin
Human Nature (2001) comedy drama with Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans and Tim Robbins
The Homesman (2014) Western historical drama opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Grace Gummer
The Jack Bull (1999) revisionist Western with John Cusack, John Goodman and L.Q. Jones
Danny Deckchair (2003) romantic comedy opposite Rhys Ifans, Justine Clarke and Rhys Muldoon
Annabelle: Creation (2017) supernatural horror with Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman and Anthony LaPaglia
The Silence (2019) horror opposite Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci and John Corbett
Downhill (2020) black comedy drama in role as Charlotte, opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell
She won the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Actress and she was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Lead Television Actress for her role as Lindy Chamberlain in Australian television crime drama miniseries Through My Eyes: The Lindy Chamberlain Story (2004).
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role as Allison Carr in Showtime thriller television series Homeland (2015).
The Way We Live Now (2001) BBC miniseries in role as Mrs. Hurtle
The Starter Wife (2007) USA Network miniseries in role as Cricket Stewart
Cashmere Mafia (2007) ABC comedy drama series in role as Juliet Draper
Rake (2014) Fox comedy drama series in role as Maddy Deane
24: Legacy (2017) Fox action fiction series in role as Rebecca Ingram
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020) Netflix supernatural horror series in role as Zelda Spellman
The Unusual Suspects (2021) SBS drama series in role as Sara Beasley
Graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney in 1990.
Has German ancestry.
Has a brother, Eddie and half-sister, Gracie.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and Australia.
She dated actor Richard Roxburgh (1997-2000).
She married actor Peter O'Brien in 2003, they have one daughter, Darcey O’Brien.