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Apr 02

NPR‘s “Fresh Air” has a currently featured interviewed with Toni Collette ready for download on their website. Australian actress Toni Collette adopted a Philadelphia accent when she played Haley Joel Osment’s mother in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, The Sixth Sense, and she gained 40 pounds to play the socially awkward, ABBA-obsessed daydreamer in the indie-comedy Muriel’s Wedding — but it’s her Emmy-award winning role(s) on Showtime’s United States of Tara that showcases how quickly Collette can transform herself into a character. That’s because on Tara, Collette plays several leading roles; or rather, several variations of the same role — all splintered parts of a suburban housewife’s personality. The alters emerge when her character, Tara, is under great stress — and include an irresponsible teenager named T, a 1950s housewife named Alice and a macho, male truck-driving sort-of-guy called Buck. Read the rest here.

Jan 24

Unfortunately, Toni lost the Screen Actors Guild Award as Female Actress in a Comedy Series to Tina Fey. Pictures from the red carpet have been added to the gallery.

Jan 18

Congratulations to Toni for winning the Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for “United States of Tara”! Pictures from the red carpet, press room and after parties have been added to the gallery with more to come!

Jan 10

The “United States of Tara” is getting a new alter in the coming season. The character was revealed, sort of, at Showtime’s press tour sessions Saturday. A critic noticed that the “Tara” poster to the side of the stage featured an alter that didn’t look like one of Tara’s previously revealed alters. Creator Diablo Cody says the new alter’s name is Shoshanna, and she’ll be a “mentor” of sorts to Tara’s family. The character makes her first appearance in the season’s fourth episode, Cody says. Cody also says the new season will feature something called “co-consciousness” — in which Tara can communicate with an alter – and Tara moving in and out of her personalities more fluidly than she did last year. “Tara” is set to premiere March 22.

Jan 08

Golfing great Greg Norman will be honoured alongside Australian actors Simon Baker and Toni Collette at next week’s G’Day USA Australia Week black tie ball in Hollywood. The star-studded ball is the highlight of the two-week festival which will see events held in in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Diego and Palm Springs to promote all things Australian. The ball will be held on January 16.

Dec 17

Toni has received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. She shares this category with Christine Applegate (Samantha Who?), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Julia Louis Dreyfuss (The New Adventures of Old Christine). This is Toni’s third nomination, she has received previous mentions as an ensemble member of “The Hours” and won the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2007 as part of the ensemble of “Little Miss Sunshine”. Congratulations!