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Frances O'Connor is the Australian actress who portrays Colette on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Frances O'Connor was born on June 12, 1967 in Wantage, Oxfordshire[1] to a pianist mother and nuclear physicist father[2] and has four siblings.[1] Her family moved to Australia when she was two years old. After graduating from Mercedes College,[3] she spent a year teaching English in Japan, and then enrolled at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. During her final schooling year, she was spotted by the then director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, Roger Hodgman, and moved east. By the mid-1990s, she branched out into Australian movies such as Love and Other Catastrophes, Thank God He Met Lizzie, Kiss or Kill and A Little Bit of Soul. Frances has also gained acclaim for her work in the period films Mansfield Park and Madame Bovary. She broke into the Hollywood scene with roles like the comedy Bedazzled, the Steven Spielberg science fiction film Artificial Intelligence: A.I, the British romantic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest and sci-fi flick Timeline.[4] Her other acting ventures include Iron Jawed Angels, Cashmere Mafia and Mr Selfridge. She also portrays Peggy Hodgson in the horror movie The Conjuring 2.

Currently, Frances lives between London and Los Angeles with her actor-husband, Gerald Lepkowski, and their son, Luka.[5]


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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