Most American viewers have no idea Rachel Griffiths is Australian. She's a brilliant Academy Award nominated actress (for her fine work in the 1998 film Hilary and Jackie) who has now played American characters in two very popular US television series - Brenda Chenowith in HBO's Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Whedon in the ABC series Brothers and Sisters. Griffiths American accent is flawless.

I actually remember Griffiths for her memorable screen debut with another unknown Australian actress, Toni Collette (I'm saving her for a future post) in the hilarious film Muriel's Wedding.