In the 2007 Australian Film Institute Awards, Barrett was nominated in the category International Award for Best Actress for the film The Last Kiss.
On December 29, 2004 she married actor Gabriel Macht. On August 20, 2007, the couple welcomed their first child, a girl they named Satine Anais Geraldine.
Film and TV Movie Credits:
• Middle Men (2009) as Diana Harris
• New York, I Love You (2009) as Maggie
• School for Scoundrels (2006) as Amanda
• Ripley Under Ground (2005) as Heloise Plisson
• See You in My Dreams (2004) as Ingrid
• Immaculate Springs (1998)
• Art House (1998) as Tiffany
In 2006, Jacinda bought a house on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to be close to her friends and family whenever she's in Australia.
Jacinda is 5' 10" (1.78 m) tall. She has blonde hair and dark brown eyes.
During her time away from work, she enjoys meditating, yoga, long walks, and the beach. Jacinda also loves skydiving.
Jacinda's father is not opposed to her disrobing onscreen. He convinced her to do a striptease for a role, telling her that a woman's body was nothing to be ashamed of.
Jacinda brought home a puppy that she called 'Legend' on The Real World, as a surprise, then refused to properly take charge of house-training her. This frustrated the other members in the house.
Jacinda was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 'Most Beautiful People in the World' in 1997.
Jacinda's unique ability to drop her native Austrailian accent helped her to land a lot of her American roles.
Jacinda got her tongue pierced while filming her season of The Real World.
Jacinda moved to Europe at age seventeen, where she began modeling right away for the Storm Modeling Agency, along with Elle MacPherson. Jacinda went on to become a worldwide fashion model, but grew bored with it, and decided to quit and try her hand at acting.
Jacinda was previously engaged to actor Chris Hardwick.
In 2002 Jacinda was offered the part of Sarah Moyer in Halloween: Resurrection, but passed on the role.
Jacinda's father is an airport firefighter, one of the first on the scene after a plane crashes. Her brother Michael is studying to become a pastor.
Jacinda: The weird thing is that this is not a business where you can predict what's gonna happen and say well I've reached this level, this is what's gonna happen next. I mean you may never work again or people may respond to your work and you might be set for the rest of your life, so it's such a business of extremes that it's really hard for me to take stock of where I'm at.
Jacinda: (in a 2006 interview) I've never watched the box office of things until recently when I realized how much money it makes also has a massive bearing on the actors because no matter how great your movie is if it doesn't make a lot of money it doesn't help you in the long run. But I try not to get into all that stuff because it's really zero I can do about it.
Jacinda: (after having her first baby) It's amazing. Just seeing her everyday, you know... She's just started smiling, and it's just the simplest thing, a smile.
Jacinda: Living in different cultures helped me work out who I was going to be, separate from where I came from.
Jacinda: (about preferring drama over comedy) I prefer drama; I think character-driven drama is my favorite kind of stuff to go watch and I like being challenged by that kind of stuff in that way.
Jacinda: (on having different movie projects) I think it's nice to have really diverse material in different genres, and I think it shows that you have a range and you're willing to put yourself out there.
Jacinda: I think marriage gets a negative rap, but I found it to be one of the most profound, fantastic experiences of my life.
Jacinda: (on the secret to love) Know that the person you wake up with everyday isn't the same person you married. That person keeps changing. Know that and accept that.
Jacinda: (on doing the water scenes in the movie Poseidon) Growing up in Australia you're always around water, so you learn to swim before you can walk. You're thrown in there… It's almost more important than walking. So yeah, that helped me, doing the water scenes.
Jacinda: (on losing her Australian accent) I'm losing my Aussie accent. It's sad. I grew up in Brisbane, but I've been away so long - I was 17 when I left Australia. I went to Europe, Japan - but I didn't lose my accent until I had to play an American in so many films. And then I married an American, which probably has something to do with it. So now it's practically gone. I have to go back and live in Australia and get it back!
Jacinda: (on her pilot licence & adventurous spirit) I have my pilot licence. Just for single-engined planes. I have an adventurous spirit. I can take a passenger but those planes are so small - they only take up to six people at the most. My husband doesn't like it so much, but I'll get him up there one day.