Anna Paquin grew up in the public eye after winning an Oscar at age 11. But she managed to do it without the trauma that so many child actors go through, and she’s all woman now. Just check out her latest photo spread.
Paquin, 27, won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in 1994’s “The Piano.” She is the second youngest actor to win, behind Tatum O’Neal.
Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, she’s well grounded, and now engaged to Stephen Moyer, her co-star in HBO’s hit series “True Blood.” She plays the racy, raucous, telepathic waitress Sookie.
They met on the set and started dating in 2007. The couple got engaged last August, although there are no immediate plans for marriage.
Their on-screen chemistry is evident, but Anna says the relationship was something that surprised even her.
“Put it this way, I don’t think anyone knew before we did,” she told the UK edition of Marie Claire magazine.
“Clearly there was a reason we were cast in that particular combination but… it’s not like either of us were looking for love or anything trite like that,” she adds. “It wasn’t something we saw happening.”
Before” True Blood,” she played the life-force draining mutant Rogue in the blockbuster “X-Men” movie series.
But the HBO show has rocketed her back into the spotlight, with a huge fan following.
“I had no idea 2009 was going to be the vampire year,’ she laughs. “I just loved [True Blood’s] mix of funny, campy and weird.”
Paquin will appear next in “The Romantics,’ a romantic comedy with Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes. The film is slated for a 2010 release.
For more on Anna go to Marie Claire UK.
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