Mia Wasikowska

G'Day USA Australia Week 2010 Black Tie Gala - Arrivals

Wasikowska in 2010, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Place: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Date of Birth: 25 October, 1989

*English, possibly other (father)
*Polish (mother)

Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress and filmmaker. She is known for her roles in the films The Kids Are All Right, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre (2011), Albert Nobbs, The Double, and Crimson Peak, among others, and on HBO’s In Treatment.

Mia was born in Canberra. Her father, John Reid, who is Australian, is a photographer and collagist. Her mother, Marzena Wasikowska, was born in Poland, and moved to Australia when she was eleven; she is also a photographer. Mia was raised under her 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


Curious about ethnicity

34 Responses

  1. eu says:

    I thought she was russian

  2. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  3. mre says:

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

    • J.J. says:

      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 says:

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

        • J.J. says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

          • scott says:

            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. says:

            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 says:

            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. says:

            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 says:

            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 says:

            “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.

  4. confidential says:

    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!!

  5. confidential says:

    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!!

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