Jacqueline Ruth "Jacki" Weaver born on 25 May 1947. She is an Australian theatre, film and television actress. She is best known outside Australia for her performance in Animal Kingdom, for which she was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Jacki Weaver was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her father, Arthur, was a Sydney solicitor, and her mother, Edith (née Simpson), a migrant from northern England. She attended Hornsby Girls' High School. Weaver has won three Australian Film Institute awards and a National Board of Review award for her role in Animal Kingdom. Weaver also won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress for this role.