While filming the movie Amistad (1997) in Montreal during the summer, she made a side-trip to Toronto to film 5 TV commercials for the telephone company of her old hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She delivers the commercials in a variety of costumes in her Canadian accent rather than her New Zealand one.  (imdb.com)
Was number 93 on vh1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars" (2005) (mini). (imdb.com)
Attending Columbia University.  (imdb.com)
One of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25".  (imdb.com)
Ranked #50 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Though she was born in Canada she considers herself a Kiwi from New Zealand since she grew up there.
Played the daughter of Jeff Daniels in Fly Away Home (1996) and then his romantic partner in The Squid and the Whale (2005) nine years later.
She was the original choice to play the character of Enola in Kevin Costner`s Waterworld (1995) but, eventually, the role fell to Tina Majorino.
Is a fan of the alternative rock band Nine Inch Nails.
College classmate of Julia Stiles.
Graduated from Windward School in West Los Angeles, California in June 2000; she completed the school`s community service requirement by working in an LA soup kitchen and at a special education center.
She has 2 cats and 1 dog.
Is a fan of The Beatles.
Is the first New Zealander to receive an Oscar for best supporting actress (for The Piano) , and is the second-youngest Oscar winner ever.
When she was younger, she wanted to be the Prime Minister of New Zealand, or a lawyer.
Enjoys listening to alternative music.
Hobbies: rugby; running; playing the piano; singing; gymnastics; swimming; downhill skiing; reading and knitting.
Her parents are divorced.
Father, Brian, is a physical education teacher. Mother, Mary, is an English teacher.
Family moved to New Zealand when Anna was 4.
While filming the movie Amistad (1997) in Montreal during the summer, she made a side-trip to Toronto to film 5 TV commercials for the telephone company of her old hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She delivers the commercials in a variety of costumes in her Canadian accent rather than her New Zealand one. .
Has kept in close contact with Shawn Ashmore (Iceman/Bobby Drake) and Aaron Stanford (John Allerdyce/Pyro) after filming X2 (2003).
When on a talk show, the host told her he would give her $10,000 if she could shoot a basketball into a hoop. She did, but he refused to pay. After bad press he gave her the money which she donated to charity.
She still hasn`t seen all of The Piano (1993).
She plays the cello.
Has a brother, Andrew Paquin, a film producer, with whom she is working on Blue State (2007)), and a sister, Katya.
She enjoys photography.
She is a vegetarian.
She keeps her Oscar in her bedroom closet so her friends won`t see it and feel the need to comment on it.
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