Meet Mia Wasikowska, an Australian actress who has been chosen to play Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.
Tim Burton has teamed up with Disney on a big budget production of Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy novel “Alice in Wonderland.” The search for the right actors for the characters have taken the producers to Australia to find newcomer Mia Wasikowska. Her representatives, Endeavor and RGM Associates, are in final negotiations for her to take on the title role of Alice.
It has also been announced that Johnny Depp will play The Mad Hatter. It is scheduled to start filming this fall and to be released in 2010.
Mia Wasikowska was born in 1990 in Canberra, Australia. She’s 18 years old. She studied ballet until 2006 when she became more interested in pursuing an acting career. She is now living in the United States and has been a working actress. She is a regular on the HBO series, In Treatment. She is also playing in Ed Zwick’s Defiance opposite Daniel Craig and has finished filming her role in Amelia with Hilalry Swank.
Mia has recently received attention for being tapped to playing the title role in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
She was nominated for an AFI award in the Young Actor category.