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Rachel Griffiths

Emmy-nominated actress for her role on “Brothers and Sisters.”

Rachel Griffiths, Emmy-nominated supporting actress for her portrayal of Sarah Whedon on ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters.”

Last book I bought:
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling

Book I’m reading:
“52 Weeks in the California Garden” by Robert Smaus

Total number of books I own:
Hundreds, with my husband…thousands

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“Playing Shakespeare” by John Barton
“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl
“The Adventure Series” by Enid Blyton

Last film I saw:
“Hairspray,” directed by Adam Shankman

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Scenes from a Marriage,” directed by Ingmar Bergman — Liv Ullmann’s performance remains my bench mark of being human on film.
“Blazing Saddles,” directed by Mel Brooks — The best time I ever had with my dad.
Michael Apted’s “7 Up” series — Now that I am a mum, it resonates even more powerfully.

Last CD I bought:
My husband buys them, I just listen to NPR.

Song currently playing:
The monotonous heartbreaking and compelling song of a nation trying to find its way out of Iraq.

Songs that mean a lot to me:
“Four Seasons in One Day,” Crowded House
“Space Oddity,” David Bowie
“Wish You Were Here,” Pink Floyd

Favorite Drink:
Corona Light

Favorite Charity:
World Vision

Favorite Vacation:
Our beach house in Australia

Favorite Vice:
Decorator porn….particularly the imported hardcore stuff…Italian Vogue Casa, ect.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
J. K. Rowling, John McCain, Marc Newson, Michael Mann, Christiane Amanpour

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