Miranda Otto, Actress: War of the Worlds. Miranda Otto was born on December 16, 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is an actress, known for War of the Worlds (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). She has been married to Peter O'Brien since January 1, 2003. They have one child.