Mackenzie "Mack" Granger
Rachel Griffiths plays Mackenzie Granger on NBC's new summer dramedy "Camp."
One of Australia's most prolific actresses, Rachel Griffiths has been Oscar nominated and has won several awards.
After a successful career on the Australian stage, Griffiths burst onto the international scene in 1994 with P.J. Hogan's much-loved film "Muriel's Wedding." Her performance opposite Toni Collette earned her both the Australian Film Critics Circle Award and the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Supporting Actress. Griffiths followed this with a very different role as Arabella in Michael Winterbottom's 1996 release "Jude," before returning to Australia to star in "Cosi" (again with Collette) and "Children of the Revolution."
In 1997, she was reunited with Hogan on the hit comedy "My Best Friend's Wedding," which also starred Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. In the same year, she appeared as a London prostitute in director Udayan Prasad's "My Son the Fanatic."
Other film credits include "Amy," "Divorcing Jack," "Among Giants," "Very Annie Mary," "Blow Dry," "Blow," "The Rookie," "The Hard Word" and "Ned Kelly," in which she co-starred with Heath Ledger. Her recent films include "Burning Man" and "Beautiful Kate."
After premiering at the 2009 Sydney Film Festival, "Beautiful Kate," a gripping family drama set in the remote Australia landscape, was critically acclaimed both locally and internationally. Griffiths' moving performance earned her both an AFI Award for Best Lead Actress and the Film Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Actress.
Griffiths has earned global appreciation for her work, namely for the 1998 film "Hilary and Jackie," opposite Emily Watson and directed by Anand Tucker. Griffiths earned an Oscar and Screen Actors Guild nomination for her role as one of the volatile du Pre sisters.
In 2002, Griffiths' portrayal of Brenda Chenowith in the HBO/Alan Ball drama "Six Feet Under" garnered a TV Critics Association nomination and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series.
Griffiths was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2008 and 2009 for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Sarah in "Brothers & Sisters."
On stage, Griffiths has been honored for her role as Catherine in the Melbourne Theatre Company's 2002 production of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Proof" with Helpmann and Green Room awards. Most recently she took the stage in the Broadway production of "Other Desert Cities," opposite Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach and Thomas Sadoski.
Back for a stint in Australia, Griffiths took on the role of Christine Assange in the Australian television project "Underground," based on the formative years of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. She recently completed filming the horror feature "Patrick," which will hit screens in 2013. She will also be seen in Disney's upcoming release "Saving Mr. Banks" in December.