Anna Paquin is a Canadian as well as a New Zealand actress. Paquin, born in Winnipeg and raised by Wellington Paquin's mother, made her acting debut as Flora McGrath. For this role she received an Academy Award of Best Supporting Actress in The romantic drama The Piano at the young age of 11. She is the second youngest winner in Oscar the history of Oscars. Anna Paquin spelled out Anna Helene Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on the 24th July of 1982. Her birthplace is Canada. actress from New Zealand. In 1993 she won her first Academy Award at age 11 for playing the inquisitive and chatty daughter of Holly Hunter who played the main character. Anna Paquin and Holly Hunter in The Piano Anna Paquin and Holly Hunter in The Piano Paquin The Piano Paquin. Her family moved in New Zealand when she was as a young child, and lived there for the rest of her life. Following a prompt for open auditions at the age of nine years old, with no previous experience in acting, she won Flora McGrath's part. Flora is the daughter of a Scottish musician who was blind. The couple were relocated from Scotland to New Zealand during the middle of the nineteenth century to arrange a marriage. When she was in her teens, the actress moved to America. Paquin played a minor role in the role of Jane Eyre's title character while she was just a young girl as part of Franco Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre (1996) and she was a leading character in the movie Fly Away Home (1996). Paquin played Frankie Addams as a child in the 1996 television adaptation of Carson McCullers novel The Member of the Wedding. Paquin played Queen of Spain in Steven Spielberg's 1997 movie Amistad. She portrayed teens on the screen in Hurlyburly (1998), She's All That (1998), A Walk on the Moon (1998) as well as Almost Famous (2000). Also, she played the character of Polexia Aphrodisa.