Antonia "Toni" Collette (born 1 November 1972, height 5' 8" (1,73 m)) is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish.
Collette's acting career began in the early 1990s with comedic roles in films such as Spotswood (1992) and Muriel's Wedding
(1994), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Following her performances in Emma (1996) and The Boys
(1998), Collette achieved international recognition as a result of her Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Lynn Sear in The Sixth Sense
(1999). She has appeared in thrillers such as Shaft (2000) and Changing Lanes
(2002) and independent comedy films like About a Boy (2002), In Her Shoes
(2005) and Little Miss Sunshine
In 2009, she began playing the lead role in the television series United States of Tara, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2010.