Jacki Weaver has dominated the Aussie glam mags, entertainment columns and gossip pages with her dramatic and 'loud' life on both on and off-screen! She is well-known for her success story which started in 1971 through Stork, continued via the 1976 Caddie and blossomed through the 2010 Animal Kingdom - all for which she has won the AFI (Australian Film Institute) award for best lead actress. She has been a comeback queen in personal life too, battling tragedies, alcoholism and depression to emerge victorious in the end.
Jacki Weaver has had a long history of successful movies, television shows and dramas to her credit. Her filmography extends over 18 titles and her television career spans an equal number of titles. TV titles includeAlvin Purple, the highest grossing one in Australian movie history. She has also been involved in nearly two dozen stage plays. In 2005, she wrote her autobiography Much Love, Jac, which did fairly well in stores. Her latest appearance has been in Packed to the Rafters.
Having been a constant comeback woman, Ms. Jacki Weaver has had several expenditures of a personal nature - combating alcoholism, depression and proving herself over and over again. She might not be the one to hit headlines or fill gossip columns with her vacationing and public appearances today. But she has had several years of such life in her prime where she was hunted by photographers (who would be called paparazzi today) at all sorts of locales. Her charitable side includes causes related to animals, especially the charity which calls itself Psychic Animal. She also has been part of events for Lexington Social Club.
Jacki Weaver is the daughter of a bomber father, Arthur Weaver, who flew RAAF bombers. Lessons in elocution at an early age and a daily dose of American television ignited an acting passion in the shy teenager that she was. Starting with being Cinderella when she was just 15, Jacki grew into a romance queen, both on and off screen, marrying television director David Price when she was just 18! Things grew hot as she got involved in an affair with Richard Wherrett, head of Sydney Theater Company. Thus, Jacki was on the verge of being written off as a scandal-prone starlet. However, she also churned out smash hits on a regular basis starting with Stork and then Caddie with Alvin Purple (TV series) and Picnic at Hanging Rock. A miscarriage in the mid 70s led to a divorce and a second marriage with sound engineer Max Rensser. Wherret's death in the 90s lead to depression for her and she got into alcoholism. Just when everyone felt that Jacki was history she came up with a sterling performance in Animal Kingdom winning a clutch of awards and hogging the limelight once again in 2010. Currently, she is married to Sean Taylor (2002- current) and has a son, Dylan Walters.