Breakthrough - The Future is Gender Equality.

Rachel Griffiths

Actor, Director + Activist

Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths is one of Australia’s most prolific actors, winning multiple awards for her acting.

In her diverse career, Rachel has appeared in over twenty-six films, including Muriel’s Wedding, Hilary and Jackie, My Best Friends Wedding, Blow, Ned Kelly and Saving Mr. Banks. She is also celebrated for her work for television. From 2001 to 2005 Rachel starred in television series Six Feet Under, winning a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Australian Film Institute International Award for her role as Brenda Chenowith. From 2006-2011 she starred in family drama, Brothers and Sisters. Her television career has also seen Rachel take on prominent roles in Australian shows such as Rake, Paper Giants, Kath and Kim, House Husbands and Barracuda. As a Director, Rachel also works behind the camera and has most recently directed episodes of Australian drama Nowhere Boys.

Rachel is a committed activist, working closely with organization Hagar Australia to support women and children who have survived trafficking and slavery in Cambodia, Vietnam and Afghanistan. As the Patron of Hagar since 2012, Rachel continues to effectively use her platform to raise awareness for the critical work done by this organisation to restore the lives of women and children who have experienced human rights abuses and trauma.

Rachel will be delivering a keynote on Day Two of Breakthrough.