Abbie Cornish

Biography

Abbie Cornish, born on 7th August 1982, is an Australian actress. She is well known in Australia for a number of film and television roles, including Penne in the comedy/lifestyle parody Life Support, her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault and her role as Fannie Brawne in Bright Star.

Her career began at the age of thirteen, when she began taking jobs as a model after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. By the time she was sixteen, Cornish was juggling television acting roles with studying for her Higher School Certificate, with the intention of pursuing a career as a veterinarian. In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the ABC's television show Wildside and was soon offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask. In 2001, Abbie landed the role of Reggie McDowell, a character on the Australian tv show "Outriders". In 2004, Cornish appeared in the award-winning short film Everything Goes with Hugo Weaving.

She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress at the FCCA and IF Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival for her role in 2004's Somersault, the film which raised her to international prominence. Cornish received widespread critical acclaim for her role in 2006's Candy, which she starred in opposite Heath Ledger. She has also starred in A Good Year, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's latest movie, Stop-Loss. She narrated her film Sucker Punch on the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Abbie Cornish, born on 7th August 1982, is an Australian actress. She is well known in Australia for a number of film and television roles, including Penne in the comedy/lifestyle parody Life Support, her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault and her role as Fannie Brawne in Bright Star.

Her career began at the age of thirteen, when she began taking jobs as a model after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. By the time she was sixteen, Cornish was juggling television acting roles with studying for her Higher School Certificate, with the intention of pursuing a career as a veterinarian. In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the ABC's television show Wildside and was soon offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask. In 2001, Abbie landed the role of Reggie McDowell, a character on the Australian tv show "Outriders". In 2004, Cornish appeared in the award-winning short film Everything Goes with Hugo Weaving.

She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress at the FCCA and IF Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival for her role in 2004's Somersault, the film which raised her to international prominence. Cornish received widespread critical acclaim for her role in 2006's Candy, which she starred in opposite Heath Ledger. She has also starred in A Good Year, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's latest movie, Stop-Loss. She narrated her film Sucker Punch on the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1982-08-07

Place of Birth Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia

Adult Actor False

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2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2016 Geostorm as Sarah
2016 Lavender as Jane Rutter
2015 Octopus as Marcy
2015 Solace as Agent Katherine Cowles
2015 Out & Around as Narrator
2014 RoboCop as Ellen Murphy
2014 Klondike as Belinda Mulrooney
2014 Klondike(3 episodes) as Belinda
2013 The Girl as Ashley
2012 Seven Psychopaths as Kaya
2011 W.E. as Wally Winthrop
2011 Sucker Punch as Sweet Pea
2011 Limitless as Lindy
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole as Otulissa (voice)
2009 Bright Star as Fanny Brawne
2008 Stop-Loss as Michelle
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age as Elizabeth Throckmorton
2006 A Good Year as Christie Roberts
2006 Candy as Candy
2004 Everything Goes
2004 Somersault as Heidi
2004 One Perfect Day as Emma Matisse
2003 Horseplay as Becky Wodinski
2002 White Collar Blue(44 episodes) as Antonia McAlister
2001 Life Support(20 episodes) as Penne #1
2000 The Monkey's Mask as Mickey
1900 6 Days as Kate
1900 The Girl Who Invented Kissing
1900 Outriders(26 episodes) as Reggie McDowell
1900 Wildside(58 episodes) as Simone Summers

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