28 Facts About Anna Paquin


Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress.


Anna Paquin appeared in the films Jane Eyre and Amistad.


Anna Paquin continued to perform prominent roles into adulthood, portraying mutant superheroine Rogue in the 20th Century Fox X-Men franchise, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for her performance in the first installment.


Anna Paquin played the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO vampire drama television series True Blood.


Anna Paquin received an additional Golden Globe Award nomination for her work on the television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.


Anna Helene Paquin was born on 24 July 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Anna Paquin's mother, Mary, is a New Zealand English teacher from Wellington; and her Canadian father, Brian Paquin, was then a physical education teacher.

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Anna Paquin is the youngest of three children, with a brother, Andrew, who is a filmmaker, and a sister, Katya.


Anna Paquin received her secondary education at Wellington Girls' College.


Anna Paquin studied at Columbia College for one year, where she lived in Carman Hall, but dropped out to continue her acting career.


Anna Paquin's sister read the ad and went to try out with a friend; this inspired Anna Paquin to audition.


Anna Paquin systematically rejected them, but she did appear in three commercials for the phone company MCI in 1994.


Anna Paquin later made a series of television commercials for Manitoba Telecom Systems in her birth city of Winnipeg.


Anna Paquin appeared as a voice in an audiobook entitled The Magnificent Nose in 1994.


Anna Paquin played the mutant superhero Rogue in the Marvel Comics movie X-Men in 2000, its sequel X2 in 2003, and its third installment, X-Men: The Last Stand, in 2006.


Anna Paquin played Elaine Goodale in HBO's made-for-TV film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on Dee Brown's best-seller, garnering a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.


Anna Paquin was cast as waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood in 2008, her first role in a TV series.


The series saw Anna Paquin doing nude scenes for the first time.


Anna Paquin played a cameo role in Scream 4, alongside Kristen Bell in 2011.


Anna Paquin played the voice of Kristin on an episode of Phineas and Ferb.


Anna Paquin reprised her role as Rogue in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past, but most of her scenes were cut out for the theatrical release.


An alternative version of the film with all of Anna Paquin's scenes reinstated was released as The Rogue Cut on 14 July 2015.


Anna Paquin played Nancy Holt, the wife of a Confederate soldier, in the 2016 miniseries Roots.


Later in 2017 Anna Paquin starred in television series Bellevue, being the executive producer, and acted as Nancy Montgomery in the television miniseries Alias Grace.


In 2019, Anna Paquin appeared in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed drama, The Irishman.

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Anna Paquin gave birth to fraternal twins on 12 September 2012.


Anna Paquin has a stepson and a stepdaughter through her marriage to Moyer.


On 1 April 2010, Anna Paquin came out as bisexual in a public service announcement for the Give a Damn campaign as part of the True Colors Fund, an advocacy group organised by Cyndi Lauper dedicated to LGBT equality.