Mia Wasikowska

by ethnic on March 1, 2010

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Birth Place: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Date of Birth: c. October 1989

Ethnicity:
*English (father)
*Polish (mother)

Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress and director. She is known for starring in the films TimBurton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Crimson Peak (2015), and for her role on the HBO television series In Treatment.

Mia was born in Canberra. Her father, John Reid, who is Australian, has English ancestry, and is a photographer and collagist. Her mother, Marzena Wasikowska, a photographer, was born in Poland, and moved to Australia when she was eleven. Mia was raised under mother’s surname. She spent some time in Szczecin, Poland, during her childhood.

When asked about whether she can speak Polish, she stated:

Not very well. I can probably understand more than I could say, a few years ago I could say more Polish words.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk

Photo by Prphotos.com

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Sage April 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Her date of birth is October 14, 1989.

follers April 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm
athelya December 3, 2015 at 9:39 am

I had no idea she was Australian, wow.

Ajaxfan November 28, 2015 at 8:57 am

She is more pale than a dead corpse

Gurrl August 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Odd she didn’t take on her fathers surname. I wonder why.

shobohunter August 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm

To Gurrl
(Odd she didn’t take on her fathers surname. I
wonder why)

aroxysimon June 8, 2014 at 3:09 pm

did she take up her mothers surname to sound more ethnic, i bet her last name is something like johnson

Uniscorn August 9, 2014 at 4:32 am

“Mia was raised under mother’s surname”

Also it says her dad’s name is Reid, which sounds like something you should try.

athelya December 3, 2015 at 9:39 am
theropod April 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

I love “ethnic” European surnames. Good for her for doing this.

I would always take a surname like “Diaz” over the typical Anglo ones like “Cooper” (yawn).

eu May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm

I thought she was russian

follers May 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

ethnic May 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Done. used up most of my pics for this months already!

mre November 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

In Australia; “Anglo-Celtic” is used to denote people from the British Isles – Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English are all lumped together.

J.J. May 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm

while the government recognises the mainstream population as being “anglo-celtic” you’ll find most people are not familiar with the term and many will refer to themselves and others with the more popular American term Anglo-Saxon or just simply anglo, however many several generation Australians of anglo descent are either unaware or ignorant to their heritage and would rather identify themselves as “just Australian”
source: I was born, bred and live in Sydney, Australia

scott May 9, 2014 at 10:49 pm

How is Anglo-Saxon an American term Im pretty sure its a term thats existed in England for a thousand years

J.J. May 10, 2014 at 12:36 am

it may have originated in England but it is most commonly used throughout the USA and is used in such popular acronyms as WASP, and due to Americanisation and American tv Australia’s adapted the term Anglo-Saxon, even though anglo-celtic is more politically correct

Alice May 10, 2014 at 1:17 am

I’ve never heard anyone describe themselves as Anglo or Anglo-Saxon in Australia. Most people here will identify their ancestry by country as in English, or Italian or Irish. I’ve never heard that term used here.

I’ve never even heard English people identify themselves as Anglo-Saxon.

Alice May 10, 2014 at 1:18 am

The Australian Government though uses the term Anglo-Celtic to describe populations of British Isles origin.

scott May 10, 2014 at 2:32 am

Do you even know what Anglo-Saxons are? Theyre tribes in England that spoke the language “Old English”, the earliest form of the English language

J.J. May 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

well in Sydney anglo and Anglo-Saxon are terms used, they may not be immensely common but people do use them to identify themselves if they’re several generations Australian of British/irish origin, whereas the term anglo-celtic I’ve never heard any one mention. The Australian government came to the conclusion anglo-celtic is a more correct term than Anglo-Saxon as the Saxons were a Germanic tribe that invaded England

Alice May 10, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Irish people would never identify themselves as Anglo-Saxon. They would identify as Celtic. If you look up any statistics on the Australian population they use Anglo-Celtic to describe people of British Isles descent. Most people don’t use the term in normal conversations nor Anglo-Saxon for that matter.

J.J. May 11, 2014 at 1:50 am

it is true irish and scottish descendants use celtic however many English descendants do use Anglo-Saxon. however Saxons invaded England as did the normans which is why Anglo-Saxon isn’t the best term to use and why anglo-celtic is a better description of the peoples of Britain & Ireland. personally I just say “anglo”

Alice May 12, 2014 at 12:29 am

Lots of Norman derived names in Ireland as well. Some common ones are Burke, Fitzgerald, Butler etc. They are very numerous. Yes it is true that Irish, Scots and Welsh identify as Celtic but Celtic is really only cultural. There are no Celtic genes.

I can tell you that Irish wouldn’t be happy to be called Anglo. :)

Freerk June 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

“anglo-celtic is more politically correct”

Anglo-Celtic is just not the same than Anglo-Saxon. “Anglo-Saxon” means the language and descendants of the Germanic tribes of the Angles and Saxons who migrated to Britain in the 5th/6th century and laid the ground for what we now call English. The remaining pre-Germanic population is mainly Celtic: the Welsh, Scottish, Cornish and Irish. (Probably even the English are – genetically – more Celtic than Germanic, so it’s more a linguistic and cultural than a biologic-ethnical term.)
I have never heard the term “Anglo-Celtic”, but logically it must mean the people of the British Isles, who are descendants of either Germanic or Celtic ancestors (or both, of course), and their descendants in other parts of the world.

confidential July 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm

i want to know more about mia>>>

hope that bloggers and fans out there are
willing to share there information about
Mia Wasikowska!!!

IM a big fan of her!!

confidential July 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm

want to know more about mia>>>

hope that bloggers and fans out there are
willing to share there information about
Mia Wasikowska!!!

IM a big fan of her!!

abnormal July 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

thats cool!!!

ethnic March 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Hey Zuzanna could you give a link to the interview?

zuzanna July 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

http://www.plotek.pl/plotek/1,78648,7655641,Polka_podbija_Hollywood.html
that’s that interview!

Tell me something about your Polish roots
Mia:My mother was born in Poland.
She’s a photographer right?
M:Yes she is, She moved to Australia with my grandmother when she was a teenager. I was living in Szczecin (polish city near sea) for a year when i was 8 years old.
Can you speak Polish?
M:Not very well. I can probably understand more than i could say, few years ago i could say more Polish words.

hmm that’s not 100% the same but if u can’t understand everything because there is a Polish lector too.

ps. Anne Hathaway is soo cute and kinda in this interview, she told that girl she like her dress ;))

zuzanna July 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm

i mean Kind* !

zuzanna March 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm

yes i have interview with her about that but in Polish.
she can speak but a little, most of Polish she only understand

blurblar March 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

^ really? so she must speak some Polish!

zuzanna March 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm

she was living in poland in Sczecin :))

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