Birth Name: Toni Collette
Birth Place: Blacktown, New South Wales, AU
Antonia "Toni" Collette was born on Nov. 1, 1972, and raised in Blacktown, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. As a girl, she loved to sing and first did so publicly in a production of "Godspell" when she was 14 years old. Two years later, she left school to study musical theater full time with the Australian Theatre for Young People. She spent a year and a half attending college at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art, but dropped out when she got the opportunity to go pro with a major role in a Sydney stage production of "Uncle Vanya." Collette expanded into guest appearances on Aussie TV shows and landed her first film role as a tomboyish factory worker in the comedy "Spotswood" ...
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