Jacinda Barrett (born 2 August 1972) is an Australian American model
turned actress. She first became known to audiences as a cast member on The Real
World: London before appearing in films such as Ladder 49, The Namesake, The
Human Stain, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of a firefighter, Jacinda entered and won the annual Dolly Covergirl contest in Australia in 1988, while attending Kenmore State High School, and started modeling at the age of seventeen through Europe. In 1995, she had her first television appearance as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: London; Jacinda Barrett later attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. She made her film debut in 1997 in Campfire Tales.
Jacinda appeared in the September 1998 issue of Maxim magazine in an article promoting the new fall television series. Jacinda Barrett's appearance served to promote her appearance in the NBC primetime soap opera Wind on Water but the show did not last past the first season.
Jacinda was previously engaged to American actor Chris Hardwick, host of MTV's Singled Out. On 29 December 2004, Jacinda Barrett married American actor Gabriel Macht. The couple had their first child, a girl named Satine Anais Geraldine Macht, on 20 August 2007 in Los Angeles.
Jacinda enjoys skydiving, explaining 'it gets scarier the more you do it. After a while you realize you're flinging yourself out of a perfectly good plane for no apparent reason'.
On 28 August 2009, Jacinda was naturalized as a U.S. citizen at the Los
Angeles Convention Center.
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