Geoffrey Rush is an Australian actor and film producer born in 1951 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Rush has won an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards in his career. In 2012, he was honored as the Australian of the Year. Rush was the first President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. His most critically acclaimed roles were in movies such as Shine, A Little Bit of Soul, Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love, and Quills. Rush is married to actress Jane Menelaus and has two children.