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Miranda Otto Bio, The Clearing, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth

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Miranda Otto Biography

Miranda Otto is an Australian in the acting profession best known for her role in The Lord of the Rings film series. She stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Adrienne. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu.

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Miranda Otto Height

Otto stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 5 inches.

Miranda Otto Age

Otto is 56 years old. She was born on 16th December 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Personal Life

Miranda Otto Family and Relatives

Otto was born to Barry and Lindsay Otto in Brisbane, Queensland. they raised her in Newcastle. When she was 6, she briefly lived in Hong Kong after her parent’s 1973 divorce. On weekends and holidays, she lived with her dad and got interested in acting while living with him.

She alongside her friend wrote scripts and designed costumes and flyers in their free time. Both of her parents work in the acting industry. Additionally, Otto has half-siblings named Gracie and Eddy. Gracie works as an actress while Eddy works as a teacher and professional cricket coach.

Gracie and Eddy are the children from Bary’s second marriage to Susan “Sue” Hill. Regularly, Barry paints his family members. However, we will update this information once it’s publicly available.

Miranda Otto Spouse and Children

Otto tied the knot with her A Doll’s House co-star, Peter O’Brien on 1st January 2003. The pair met while co-starring in the play, A Doll’s House. Together, they have a daughter together, Darcey. She was born on 1st April 2005 and is 19 years old.

After her delivery, she took a hiatus from acting to spend more time with her family in Australia. Before Peter, she was in a relationship with her Doing Time for Patsy Cline co-star, Richard Roxburgh in 1997. Nonetheless, we will update this information when details regarding it are available to the public.

Is Otto Gay(Homosexual)?

Otto is not gay as suggested by her marital status. She is a married woman with a daughter.

Miranda Otto Education

Otto attended and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney in 1990. While she was still a student, she starred in minor roles in the films, Initiation, and The 13th Floor. Further, she pursued medicine which she gave up for her acting career.

Professional Life

Miranda Otto Net Worth

Otto has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as an actress

Miranda Otto Career

Otto stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Adrienne. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu. Otto attained the attention of casting director, Faith Martin after her performance at the Nimrod Theatre. Next, she starred in the World War II drama Emma’s War in 1986.

In the film, she played the role of a teenager who migrates to Australia’s bush country during World War II. After receiving critical acclaim for her roles in Australian films, she attained Hollywood’s attention in the 90s.

Subsequently, she starred in supporting roles in the films, The Thin Red Line and What Lies Beneath. In the early 2000s, she rose to fame with her role as Éowyn in Peter Jackson’s fantasy film series, The Lord of the Rings.

1993 to 1998

In 1993, she starred in The Nostradamus Kid alongside Noah Taylor. Following this, she starred in a minor role in the independent film, Sex Is a Four-Letter Word. After failing to secure roles, she returned to Newcastle for nearly a year and painted her mom’s house.

In 1996, she secured a role as Dimity Hurley, a shy waitress, in the film, Love Serenade. Hurley competes with her older sister for the attention of a well-known DJ from Brisbane. In 1997, she starred in Doing Time for Patsy Cline in the role of Patsy Cline.

For her role, she performed country music standards. In 1998, she starred in Dead Letter Office as Alice Walsh. For her performance, she received a nomination for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Female Actor.

Also, she starred alongside her father in the film. Next, she starred as Ronnie in the film, In the Winter Dar. Ronnie is a pregnant woman who recently left her boyfriend. For her performance, she received a nomination for the Australian Film Institute Award. This served as her 4th nomination for the award.

After her performance in The Thin Red Line, she received roles outside of Australia. For example, she starred in the Italian film, “La Volpe a tre zampe” (“The Three-legged Fox”) as Ruth. Additionally, she starred in the lead role in the Australian film, Danny Deckchair.

Hollywood

Otto debuted in Hollywood with a role in the suspense thriller film, What Lies Beneath in 2000 as Mary Feur. Further, she starred as a naturalist in the comedy, Human Nature. In 2001, she starred in BBC’s adaptation of The Way We Live Now in the role of a strong-willed American Southerner.

After her performance in The Lord Of The Rings, Steven Spielberg cast her opposite Tom Cruise in the science fiction film, War of the Worlds. At the time she was pregnant and she considered dropping the role. In 2007, she starred as Cricket Stewart in The Starter Wife.

Also, she starred in Cashmere Mafia as Juliet Draper. Draper is a successful female executive who relies on her friends to juggle her career and family in New York City. Further, she starred in Anabelle’s horror prequel Annabelle: Creation as Esther Mullins.

Theatre

In theatre, she made appearances in various plays after debuting in the 1986 production of The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant for the Sydney Theatre Company. For example, she starred in 3 more theatrical productions for the Sydney Theatre Company in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

In 2002, she starred in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House as Nora Helmer. For her performance, she received a 2003 Helpmann Award nomination and the MO Award for Best Female Actor in a Play. In 2005, she played Theresa, a journalist for a New York magazine in the psychological thriller, Boy Gets Girl.

Miranda Otto The Clearing

Otto stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Adrienne. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu. Adrienne is the leader of the cult whom her believers believe to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Inspired by the sordid story of a real-life cult(The Family) with a female leader, the film follows a woman forced to face the past to prevent a cult from abducting children. Smith will star alongside his fellow actors and actresses

Miranda Otto Illness

Otto suffers from moderate scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. Due to her illness, she couldn’t be the ballerina which she aspired to be.

Miranda Otto Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 

From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Zelda Spellman in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Zelda is a full witch and Sabrina’s aunt residing in the fictional town of Greendale. She resides with Sabrina and her sister, Hilda, and the family cat named Salem. Their cat was a previous witch who turns into a cat as punishment for trying world domination.

Miranda Otto Homeland

In 2015, Otto starred as Allison Carr in the espionage thriller, Homeland for 12 episodes. Carr serves as the current Berlin Chief of Station who works directly for Saul Berenson in the series’ 5th season. Later, in the film, she was exposed to have been a longtime double agent for the Russians. Also, SVR officer Ivan Krupin blackmailed her in 2005 while she was working as a case officer in Baghdad.

Ivan later became her handler and lover and provided her with information that would help her rise to the ranks of the CIA in exchange for her giving him classified American intelligence. Allison also initiates an intimate relationship with Saul after his divorce so that he could attain trust within the upper ranks of the CIA.

Things turn for the worst for her when she is instructed to ensure that an incoming jihadist attack on Berlin happens successfully and she makes plans to kill Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer with bipolar disorder. For her performance in the film, she received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Upcoming Works

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

Otto will star in The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim in 2024 where she will serve as a narrator and reprise her role as Éowyn.

Notable Works

Miranda Otto-The Lord Of The Rings

Otto starred as Éowyn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. This was after Uma Thurman turned down the role. For the role, she spent six weeks learning stunt choreography and horse riding. Her character was introduced in the series’ second film, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002.

For her performance, she received the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast, the Internet Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Internet Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance. Further, she earned a nomination for an Empire Award for Best Actress.

Additionally, she earned a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2003, she recurred her role in the series’ third film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

For her performance in the film’s third installment, she won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, the Internet Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Moreover, she received nominations for the International Online Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actress, Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress.

For her performance in the trilogy, she received an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, she joined Josh Gad’s YouTube series Reunited Apart alongside her fellow cast and crew members.

How Old Was Miranda Otto When Acting in The Lord Of The Rings?

Otto was 35 in the trilogy’s second installment and 36 in its third installment.

Miranda Otto-Through My Eyes: The Lindy Chamberlain Story

In 2004, Otto starred as Lindy Chamberlain in the crime drama, Through My Eyes: The Lindy Chamberlain Story. Lindy Chamberlain is a New Zealand–born Australian woman who was unjustly sentenced in one of Australia’s most publicized murder lawsuits in 1982.

She was accused of murdering her daughter, Azaria. Further, she starred alongside her husband, Peter who played the role of the prosecutor, Ian Barker. For her performance, she attained a Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Actress. Also, she received a nomination for Australian Film Institute Award for Best Lead Television Actress.

Miranda Otto-The Girl Who Came Late

In 1991, Otto starred as Nell Tiscowitz in The Girl Who Came Late. Tiscowitz is a young woman who had the power to communicate with horses. This served as her breakthrough role which earned her the attention of the general public and the Australian film industry. For her performance, she received her initial Australian Film Institute nomination for the best actress award in 1992.

Miranda Otto-The Last Days of Chez Nous

In 1991, she starred as Annie in The Last Days of Chez Nous. For her performance, she earned her second Australian Film Institute nomination for the best supporting actress award. Also, she received a nomination for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Female Supporting Actor.

Miranda Otto-The Well

In 1997, she starred as Katherine in the film,The Well. Initially, she did not read the film’s script for fear of not getting the role. She believed that she could not convincingly portray Katherine who is an 18-year-old while she was 30 at that time. For her performance, she received her third Australian Film Institute nomination. Also, she received a nomination for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Female Supporting Actor.

Miranda Otto Other Films and TV Shows

During her career, Otto has starred in a number of TV shows and films such as

  • Daydream Believer(1992)
  • The Nostradamus Kid(1993)
  • Doing Time for Patsy Cline(1997)
  • Close Your Eyes(2002)
  • Flight of the Phoenix(2004)
  • Cashmere Mafia(2007)
  • In Her Skin(2009)
  • Annabelle: Creation(2017)
  • The Unusual Suspects(2021)
  • The Portable Door(2023)

Miranda Otto Social Media

Otto has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. She has a following of 886K on Instagram.