Rachel Hannah Weisz (pronounced /ˈvaɪs/, like the word "vice"; born 7 March 1970) is an English film and theatre actress and fashion model. She started her acting career in the constituent University of Cambridge college, Trinity Hall, where she co-founded the theatrical group Cambridge Talking Tongues. The group was awarded the Student Drama Award for the improvised piece Slight Possession during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by The Guardian.
Weisz started working in television fictions such as Inspector Morse, the British miniseries The Scarlet and the Black, and the television movie Advocates II. She made her film debut in the 1994 film Death Machine, but she gained more recognition for her role in the 1996 movie Chain reaction, gaining public recognition after her portrayal of Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell in the films The Mummy, in 1999, and The Mummy Returns in 2001. Among other of her most important films are, Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.