Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Mary Paquin (née Brophy). As a child, she beat 5000 candidates for the role of Flora McGrath in Jane Campion’s romantic drama film The Piano (1993), despite having had little to no acting experience prior to getting the role. For her performance, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her thesecond-youngest Academy Award winner in Oscar history.
Paquin played the mutant superheroine Rogue in the Marvel Comics movie X-Men in 2000, its sequel X2 in 2003, and its third installment, X-Men: The Last Stand, in 2006.
Paquin supports other charities and foundations such as the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and The Art of Elysium.