Birth Name: Rachel Griffiths
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Rachel Griffiths was born on Dec. 18, 1968, and raised in Melbourne, Australia. A self-proclaimed "grave" child preoccupied with social injustice and Sylvia Plath, she also found herself keenly in tune with the emotions of people around her. She enjoyed mimicking others - not as a cruel sport - but out of an interest to get inside their heads. Good grades and intellectual ambition led her to Melbourne University, where she excelled at heady topics including philosophy, but ultimately the actress found academia unfulfilling. Her search for a more creative pursuit - one that would involve sharing her insights with more than just college professors - led her to the drama department at the Victo...
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