Cornish in 2012
|Born||7 August 1982|
Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
|Relatives||Isabelle Cornish (sister)|
Abbie Cornish (born 7 August 1982) is an Australian actress and singer. Following her lead performance in 2004's Somersault , Cornish is best known for her film roles as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star (2009), Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch (2011), Lindy in Limitless (2011), as Sarah in Geostorm (2017) and for her work with writer/director Martin McDonagh in Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). For the latter, Cornish won her first Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast. In 2018, she portrayed Cathy Mueller in the first season of Amazon Video series Jack Ryan opposite John Krasinski.
Abbie Cornish was born on 7 August 1982 70-hectare (170-acre) farm before moving to Newcastle, New South Wales. As a teenager, Cornish was fascinated by independent and foreign films.in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia, as the second of five children of Shelley and Barry Cornish. Her sister, Isabelle Cornish, is also an actress. She grew up on a
Cornish began modelling at age 13 after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition.In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television show Wildside and was offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask .
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 Somersault . Cornish received critical acclaim for her role in Candy , opposite Heath Ledger. She has also starred in A Good Year , Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's Stop-Loss . In April 2010, Cornish was cast in Limitless , the film adaptation of the novel The Dark Fields , directed by Neil Burger and also starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
Cornish narrated Zack Snyder's film Sucker Punch, in which she played one of the protagonists.
Cornish played the role of Wally in Madonna's film W.E. , about Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. In 2012, she replaced Emily Blunt in the independent film The Girl, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Colin Farrell in the crime comedy Seven Psychopaths . Cornish co-starred in the 2014 RoboCop reboot, as Clara Murphy, the wife of protagonist Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman).
In 2015, she played Agent Katherine Cowles in Solace, a mystery thriller film directed by Afonso Poyart with central performances by Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
In 2016, she filmed The Girl Who Invented Kissing with Luke Wilson.
In 2018, she starred in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan as Cathy Mueller, alongside John Krasinski.
In 2019, she starred in the Australian television miniseries Secret Bridesmaids' Business along with Katie McGrath and Georgina Haig.
Cornish is a rapper, singer and songwriter. She has been rapping under the name MC Dusk since 2000 and was part of Australian hip hop group Blades from the age of 18 to 22. In 2015, Cornish supported American rapper Nas on his Australian tour.The same year, she released two new tracks on SoundCloud: "Evolve" featuring Jane Tyrrell and "Way Back Home", which was produced by Suffa from Hilltop Hoods. The songs have since been deleted, and there is no music on her profile as of October, 2020.
She is committed to cruelty-free eating,and in 2006, became an ambassador for Australian animal rights group Voiceless, the animal-protection institute, and was part of a national advertising campaign in 2012. In 2019, she announced her engagement to mixed martial artist Adel Altamimi.
|2000||The Monkey's Mask||Mickey Norris|
|2004||One Perfect Day||Emma Matisse|
|2004||Somersault||Heidi|| Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role |
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress
Inside Film Award for Best Actress
Miami Film Festival: Breakthrough Award
|2004||Everything Goes||Brianie||Short film|
|2006||Candy||Candy||Nominated—Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role |
Nominated—Inside Film Awards for Best Actress
Won—Film Critics Circle of Australia for Best Actress in a Lead Role
|2006||A Good Year||Christie Roberts|
|2007||Elizabeth: The Golden Age||Bess Throckmorton|
|2009||Bright Star||Fanny Brawne||Nominated—Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role |
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress (Runner-up)
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (2nd Runner-up)
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress (Runner-up)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
|2010||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole||Otulissa||Voice only|
|2011||Sucker Punch||Sweet Pea|
|2015||Solace||Agent Katherine Cowles||Direct-to-video|
|2017||6 Days||Kate Adie|
|2017||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Anne Willoughby|| Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture |
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2017||Geostorm||Agent Sarah Wilson|
|2018||Where Hands Touch||Kerstin|
|TBA||The Virtuoso||The Waitress|
|1997||Wildside||Simone Summers||Australian Film Institute: Young Actor's Award|
|1999||Close Contact||Sara Boyack|
|2000||Water Rats||Marie Marchand||One episode|
|2001||Outriders||Reggie McDowell||26 episodes|
|2001||Life Support||Penne No. 1||10 episodes|
|2003||White Collar Blue||Antonia McAlister|
|2003||Marking Time||Tracey||Nominated—Australian Film Institute Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in Television Drama or Comedy|
|2014||Klondike||Belinda Mulrooney||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2018||Jack Ryan||Cathy Mueller||Main role; 7 episodes|
|2019||Secret Bridesmaids' Business||Melanie||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
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