Jacqueline Ruth “Jacki” Weaver is an Australian artist, known for her work in theatre, films, and television.Jacki was born on 25th May 1947 in the Australian city, Sydney. She is the daughter of Edith and Arthur Weaver, who is a solicitor. She married four times in her lifetime. She was first married to David Price (1966-70). In 1975, she wedded to Max Hensser, and then to Derryn Hinch (1983-96, 1997-98) and Sean Taylor (2003-present). She has just one son, Dylan Walter from her partner, John Walters.
Weaver went to the Hornsby Girls’ High School. She also received a scholarship from a university to study Sociology, but instead of going for further studies, she chose to focus on her acting career.She started working in the entertainment industry in the mid-1960s and is known for her singing and acting skills.In the mid-1960s, she participated in an Australian music show named Bandstand. She also performed at the Palace Theatre, Sydney in 1964 with many other known singers.Weaver started her film journey 1971 onwards.
Her debut movie was ‘Stork’.In 1973, with her performance in Alvin Purple, she came to be recognised as the sex-symbol of that period. Her other movies include ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ (1975), ‘Caddie’ (1976), ‘Squizzy Taylor’ (1982) among others.The period of the1990s and early 2000 was like a dead lock in her career in movies because of lack of opportunities. And this was the time when she started performing in Australian theatre plays, like ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’, ‘Death of a Salesman’, ‘Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya’, etc.After years of deadlock, she finally did a movie in 2008 called ‘Three Blind Mice’ and from then onwards, there was no looking back. She has been a part of various projects like ‘The Five Year Engagement’, ‘
Stoker’, ‘Haunt’, ‘Reclaim’ and others.
Besides movies, Jacki has also been a part of many TV shows from the 1960s. Her first TV show was “Wandjina!”(1966). Other shows where she showed her acting talent are ‘Homicide’(1967), ‘The Schoolmistress’(1967), ‘Division 4’, ‘Would You Believe’, ‘The Comedy Games’, ‘The Godfathers’, ‘
Rush’, ‘House Rules’, ‘Blunt Talk’(2015).Weaver won her first award in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role for the movie ‘Stork’ in the year 1971.She has won awards in the following categories as well: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (five times), Best Actress in a Leading Role (two times), and Best International Supporting Actress (once) for her performances in different movies.