Born in Canada, but raised in New Zealand, Anna Paquin made a big splash with her very first major film appearance in "The Piano". At the age of 11, she won the 1993 Best Actress in a Supporting Role, becoming the second youngest person to win an Academy Award.
Paquin appeared in a string of acclaimed dramatic pictures, but made the move to the sci-fi/fantasy genre when she portrayed comic book hero Rogue in the "X-Men" movies. She the stepped over into the horror genre, beginning with the misfire "Darkness", following up with the much-better "Trick 'r Treat", and eventually starring in the very popular sci-fi/horror television series "True Blood", where she plays a psychic waitress who has a relationship with a vampire.
In recent years, Paquin has been balancing her screen career with stage acting. On the horror horizon, aside from starring in at least one more season of "True Blood", Paquin has a small role in Wes Craven's "Scream 4".