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Updated May 06, 2010
Mia Wasikowska, one of the stars of Focus Features’ The Kids Are All Right, is one of the most exciting emerging actresses of the moment.
Mia Wasikowska is Everywhere
Just one year ago, only the savviest talent spotters would have recognized the name “Mia Wasikowska” among a list of up-and-coming actresses. But having previously appeared in several shorts, television programs and indie features, Wasikowska suddenly is everywhere. She stars as Alice in Tim Burton’s worldwide hit, Alice in Wonderland; was nominated as one of MTV’s 2010 “Best Female Breakout Stars”; plays a lead role in Gus Van Sant’s upcoming Restless; made the cover of Vanity Fair; headlines as another titular heroine in Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming Jane Eyre; and plays the pivotal role of Joni — so named by her lesbian parents after Joni Mitchell — in Lisa Cholodenko’s Focus Features release, The Kids are All Right. And all that before she turns 21. Indeed, Wasikowska’s rapid fame has even caught her by surprise — “It feels really weird seeing me on a movie poster,” she told The Guardian.