Raised in Melbourne, Australia
Pursued ballet as a child
Turned focus towards acting and began appearing in school plays and community theater (date approximate)
Attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts
After graduating from drama school, spent two years working with the Melbourne Theatre Company
Feature debut, "Petersen"
Initial film collaboration with Judy Davis, "High Rolling"
Co-starred in the acclaimed Australian feature "Newsfront"
Reunited with Judy Davis (playing her aunt) in "My Brilliant Career"
Made first of four films (to date) with director Paul Cox, "Kostas"
Revisited themes similar to her debut feature in "Duet for Four"
Third film with Judy Davis, "Hoodwink"
Cast as a doomed insurance investigator in the mystery "A Dangerous Summer"
Reteamed with Cox for "Lonely Hearts"; cast against type as a dowdy, sexually repressed woman
Delivered a stellar turn as the Anglophile aunt battling for custody of her nephew in the feature adaptation of "Careful, He Might Hear You", based on Sumner Locke Elliott's book
Acted in the Australian miniseries, "Return to Eden"; aired in syndication in the USA
Played an unfaithful spouse in Paul Cox's "My First Wife"
Cast as the incompetent nurse heading a mental ward during WWII in "An Indecent Obsession"
US miniseries debut, "Amerika"
Starred opposite Colin Friels in the quirky romance "Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train", co-produced by husband Patric Juillet
Debut as associate producer with "Boundaries of the Heart", produced by Juillet; also starred
First feature screenplay and debut as executive producer, "Luigi's Ladies"; also had one of the leading roles
Relocated with family to USA and settled in Los Angeles (date approximate)
Co-starred with Pierce Brosnan in the HBO movie "The Heist"
Cast in first US feature, "Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue"; portrayed a brothel madam
Played the title character's mother in the NBC miniseries "A Woman Called Jackie", about former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
Starred in the TV series "Snowy River: The McGregor Saga"
Had recurring role in the first season of the NBC series "Homicide: Life On The Street", playing the medical examiner
Portrayed the lady of the house in which the title character is welcomed in the comedy "Princess Cariboo"
Fourth film with Paul Cox, undertook gender-bending role in "Lust and Revenge"
Cast as one of the female prisoners in "Paradise Road"
Played the lead in the Australian TV series "State Coroner"
Reunited on screen with Judy Davis and Colin Friels in "The Man Who Sued God"
Portrayed Mrs. Robinson in the Australian stage adaptation of "The Graduate"