• In 2010, this Academy Award winner spoke out in the Give a Damn Campaign and confirmed she was bisexual. She made the announcement in a video promoting the Campaign which featured various celebrities speaking out for equality.
  • Anna Paquin keeps her Oscar statuette hidden in her closet so that her friends would not see it and feel the need to comment upon it.
  • Although born in Canada, she considers herself to be a ‘Kiwi’, the nickname New Zealanders have for their people.
  • Her full name is Anna Helene Paquin.
  • Her parents were teachers – her mother taught English and her father taught Physical Education.
  • She has two siblings – Andrew her brother with whom she has a production company and Katya who also auditioned for the role of Flora McGrath in the Piano.


  • She aspired to become the Prime Minister of New Zealand or a lawyer when she was a child.
  • Although she spent her childhood in New Zealand, she finished her schooling in LA after her parents divorced.
  • As part of her school community service, she volunteered at a soup kitchen and special education center.
  • She received her first Academy Award at the age of 11 for her role in the movie The Piano.
  • She received global media attention for her role as a mutant super hero in the movie X-Men when she played the role of Rogue. She also appeared in the subsequent X-Men
  • Her first voice-acting role was in the English translation of Castle in the Sky in the role of Sheeta.
  • She is a natural brunette but ever since she played the role of Sookie, she has colored her hair blonde.
  • She acted alongside Courtney Cox and Kristin Bell in a cameo role for the 2011 movie Scream 4.
  • She has appeared on stage often and made her first stage appearance in 2001 in The glory of Living.
  • She met her husband Stephen Moyer on the sets of True Blood.


  • True Blood was the first TV show she had acted in, and she played the main role. The series revolved around her character Sookie Stackhouse.
  • She has won a Golden Globe and a Saturn Award for her role as Sookie.
  • She won $10,000 after she won a bet with a TV talk show host. All she had to do was shoot a basketball through a hoop. She later donated the money to charity.
  • She is involved with many charitable institutions and supports many charities like Make a Wish Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation and more.
  • She gave birth to fraternal twins in 2012.
  • She is step mom to Stephen’s kids from an earlier relationship – Billy and Lilac.
  • She played the role of a polish woman and her heroic actions in the Second World War when she helped take several Jewish children to safety in the movie ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.’
  • She executive produced the Romantics and also starred in the movie opposite Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes. Katie also acted as executive producer of the movie.
  • Anna Paquin’s parents separated while she was acting in the movie ‘Fly Away Home’ in 1996.
  • Some of her favorite hobbies are boxing, rugby, knitting, singing, playing the piano and reading.
  • Her favorite TV show is the West Wing. As told to the Hollywood Reporter in 2011, she said she was obsessed with Aaron Sorkin’s work.

She was ranked 68 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 List in 2011.