Birth Place: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Date of Birth: 25 October 1989
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.