Rose Byrne

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Byrne at the Australian premiere
of I Give It a Year , in January 2013
Born
Mary Rose Byrne

(1979-07-24) 24 July 1979 (age 39)
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Education University of Sydney
Atlantic Theater Company
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
Partner(s) Bobby Cannavale (2012–present)
Children2

Mary Rose Byrne [1] [2] (born 24 July 1979) [3] is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the film Dallas Doll (1994), [4] and continued to act in Australian film and television throughout the 1990s. She obtained her first leading film role in The Goddess of 1967 (2000), which brought her the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, [5] and made the transition to Hollywood in the small role of Dormé in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), followed by larger parts in Troy (2004), Knowing (2009), and 28 Weeks Later (2007).

Dallas Doll is an Australian film starring Sandra Bernhard, David Ngoombujarra, Roy Billing, Victoria Longley, Frank Gallacher, Jake Blundell, Rose Byrne and written and directed by Ann Turner.

<i>The Goddess of 1967</i> 2000 film by Clara Law

The Goddess of 1967 is a 2000 Australian film directed by Macau-born Australian Clara Law, who wrote the script with her husband Eddie Ling-Ching Fong. The film is about a rich young Japanese man, who travels to Australia with the intention of buying a Citroën DS car that he has found for sale on the net. Once there things do not quite go as planned ... and he ends up on a road journey with a blind girl.

The Volpi Cup is the principal award given to actresses at the Venice Film Festival and is named in honor of Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, the founder of the festival. The award winner is selected by the festival jury from the films in the competition slate. The official name of the award has changed several times over the course of the years. From 1969 through 1978, there were no awards given at the festival for acting. The main Best Actress Award resumed in 1983. The awards given from 1983 to 1987 were not Coppa Volpis but rather square plaques. The award can be given for lead or supporting performances. There are additional awards given within the festival that recognize acting performances. From 1993 to 1995 the festival awarded a Best Supporting Actress prize that is included below. As of the 2018 ceremony, Olivia Colman is the most recent winner in this category for her portrayal of the British monarch Queen Anne in The Favourite.

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Byrne appeared as Ellen Parsons in all fifty-nine episodes of the criminal thriller series Damages (2007–2010), which earned her two Golden Globe Award and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Get Him to the Greek (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011) established her as a comedic actress, and she has since appeared in several successful films, such as X-Men: First Class (2011), Neighbors (2014), Spy (2015), and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Other films include the first two Insidious films (2010–2013), I Give It a Year (2013), The Internship (2013), Annie (2014), The Meddler (2015), and Juliet, Naked (2018).

Ellen Parsons

Ellen Parsons is a fictional character on the American legal thriller series Damages. The character was created by the writer trio of Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel Zelman.

<i>Damages</i> (TV series) American legal thriller television series

Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by writing and production trio Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler. It premiered on July 24, 2007 on FX and aired for three seasons before moving to the DirecTV channel Audience Network in 2010, airing for two further seasons and concluding in 2012.

Golden Globe Award award of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

Early life

Byrne was born in Balmain, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and is of Irish and Scottish descent. [6] [7] Her parents are Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher. [8] She is the youngest of their four children; she has an older brother, George, and two older sisters, Alice and Lucy. In a 2009 interview, Byrne stated that her mother is an atheist, while both she and her father are agnostics. [9] Her family was described by The Telegraph as "close-knit", and frequently kept her feet grounded as her career took off. "At one point one of my sisters had a word with me saying, 'Watch yourself'", she once remarked. "But they were really supportive." [10]

Balmain, New South Wales Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Balmain, New South Wales is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Balmain is located 6 km west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Inner West Council. It sits on a small peninsula that juts out of Sydney Harbour, directly opposite Milsons Point.

A statistician is a person who works with theoretical or applied statistics. The profession exists in both the private and public sectors. It is common to combine statistical knowledge with expertise in other subjects, and statisticians may work as employees or as statistical consultants.

Market research is an organized effort to gather information about target markets or customers. It is a very important component of business strategy. The term is commonly interchanged with marketing research; however, expert practitioners may wish to draw a distinction, in that marketing research is concerned specifically about marketing processes, while market research is concerned specifically with markets.

Byrne attended Balmain Public School and Hunters Hill High School before attending Bradfield College in Crows Nest. [11] She later moved to Newtown and Bondi. [12] Encouraged by one of her sisters, she began taking acting classes at age eight, joining the Australian Theatre for Young People. [11] Growing up, Byrne experienced "plenty of rejection" from film schools. "I auditioned for a few of the big drama schools —Nepean, WAAPA, NIDA— and didn’t get in to any of them. I was really disappointed with myself. I wasn't quite sure if I'd be legitimate without training for three years in a more traditional sense". Instead, she studied an arts degree at Sydney University. “I still have great memories of those days: studying, working, auditioning. Just being a jobbing actor trying to figure out life after high school". [13] In 1999, Byrne studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company, which was developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy. [11]

Balmain Public School is an Australian state primary school in the inner-west Sydney suburb of Balmain. It is popularly known as "Pigeon Ground" or "Pigeon Park" due to the one-time pigeon-shooting pastime in adjacent Gladstone Park.

Hunters Hill High School high school in Sydney, Australia

Hunters Hill High School (HHHS) is a public, secondary, co-educational day school, located in Hunters Hill, a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the Lane Cove River, near the Figtree Bridge.

Bradfield Senior College is a senior high school specialising in the creative industries and is one of seven colleges comprising Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW. It is located in the suburb of St Leonards, New South Wales, on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Career

Beginnings (1994–2006)

Byrne obtained her first film role in Dallas Doll , when she was 13 years old. [14] Throughout the 1990s, she appeared in several Australian television shows, such as Wildside (1997) and Echo Point (1999), and starred as an alterna-girl love interest in the film Two Hands (1999), opposite fellow up-and-coming actor Heath Ledger. A role in the award-winning film My Mother Frank (2000) was followed by her first leading role in Clara Law's The Goddess of 1967 (also 2000), which gained her the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 57th Venice International Film Festival. Byrne revealed in a post-award interview that, prior to winning the Venice Film Festival Award, she was surprised by her own performance and found it confronting watching the film because her acting was "too depressing". Byrne admitted that "watching myself is confronting because I'm convinced I can't act and I want to get out, that's how insecure I am." [5]

Wildside is an Australian police procedural television series broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1997 to 1999.

Echo Point is an Australian television soap opera produced by Southern Star Group for Network Ten on 1 June 1995 until 1 December 1995

<i>Two Hands</i> (1999 film) 1999 film by Gregor Jordan

Two Hands is a 1999 Australian comedy crime film written and directed by Gregor Jordan. The film stars Heath Ledger as Jimmy, a young man in debt to Pando, a local gangster played by Bryan Brown, and also stars Rose Byrne, David Field, and Susie Porter. It won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film in 1999. It was filmed in 1998 but was not released in Australia until 29 July 1999. Before its release, it was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States but was not released to DVD in the US until December 2005.

On stage, Byrne starred in La Dispute and in a production of Anton Chekhov's classic Three Sisters at the Sydney Theatre Company. [15] In 2002, she made her first appearance in a Hollywood film with a brief appearance as Dormé, the handmaiden to Natalie Portman's Senator Padmé Amidala, in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones . She also appeared in the 2002 thriller City of Ghosts , with Matt Dillon. Byrne had flown to the UK to shoot I Capture the Castle (2003), Tim Fywell's adaptation of the 1948 novel of the same title by Dodie Smith. In it, she portrayed Rose Mortmain, the elder sister of Romola Garai's Cassandra.

<i>La Dispute</i> 1747 play written by Pierre de Marivaux

La Dispute is a prose comedy written by Pierre de Marivaux, shown for the first time on 19 October 1744 by the Théâtre-Italien in the Hôtel de Bourgogne. The story involves four orphans who have been raised in isolation, from the world and from each other. An aristocrat releases four human guinea pigs into a sinister Garden of Eden to cause them to consider the question of whether man or woman is more faithful.

Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."

<i>Three Sisters</i> (play) play by Anton Chekhov

Three Sisters is a play by the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at the Moscow Art Theatre. The play is sometimes included on the short list of Chekhov's outstanding plays, along with The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull and Uncle Vanya.

In 2003, Byrne starred in three Australian films; The Night We Called It a Day , with Melanie Griffith and Dennis Hopper; The Rage in Placid Lake , with Ben Lee; and Take Away , alongside Vince Colosimo, Stephen Curry, John Howard and Nathan Phillips. All films were comedies and open to varying degrees of success at the box office, but The Rage in Placid Lake earned Byrne a AACTA Award nomination for Best Actress. In the epic drama Troy (2004), she took on the role of Briseis, the captured priestess presented to "amuse" Brad Pitt’s Achilles. [16] Variety's review of the film stated: "Byrne’s spoils-of-war chattel plays more as a convenient invention than as a woman who could possibly turn Achilles’ head and heart around". [17] Budgeted at around US$180 million, the film was an international success, grossing US$364 million. [18] In her other 2004 film release, the thriller Wicker Park , Byrne appeared, opposite Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger, as the girlfriend of a young advertising executive's old friend. [19] Wicker Park director Paul McGuigan described her as the best actress he has worked with and her Troy co-star Peter O'Toole as "beautiful, uncomplicated, simple, pure actress and a very nice girl". [20]

Byrne reunited with Peter O'Toole, playing a young servant, in the BBC TV drama Casanova (2005), a three-episode production about 18th century Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova. In 2005, she also starred with Snoop Dogg in The Tenants , based on Bernard Malamud's novel. In 2006, Byrne portrayed Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, a French aristocrat and friend of Marie Antoinette, in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette , with Kirsten Dunst, and appeared, as a medical examiner who thinks the dead woman she is prepping is her missing sister, in the critically acclaimed thriller The Dead Girl , [21] directed by Karen Moncrieff.

Breakthrough (2007–2011)

In 2007, Byrne had significant parts in two studio sci-fi thriller films. She played a space vessel's pilot, [22] in Danny Boyle's [23] Sunshine , [24] alongside Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans, and also an army medical officer in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 28 Weeks Later , the sequel to Boyle's 28 Days Later , reuniting with Cillian Murphy. While Sunshine flopped, 28 Weeks Later was a critical darling and grossed over US$64.2 million globally. [25] In 2007, Byrne would begin playing Ellen Parsons, a sophisticated, ruthless attorney, in the FX legal thriller television series Damages , alongside Glenn Close. [26] [27] Her performance was widely praised, with Byrne being nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2009 and 2010, and twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film in 2008 and 2010. She played her role in all fifty nine episodes of the series and until its finale in September 2012. [28]

Byrne in 2010 Rose Byrne 2010.jpg
Byrne in 2010

Following starring roles in the 2008 independent films Just Buried , [29] directed by Chaz Thorne, and The Tender Hook , with Hugo Weaving, Byrne returned to the mainstream with the role of the daughter of a missing teen, alongside Nicolas Cage, in the sci-fi thriller Knowing (2009), which made US$186.5 million worldwide and met with mixed reviews. [30] Back then, Byrne was not being strategic about her film choices. "You gravitate to where you want to go, but so much is out of your control", she once remarked. After the success of Damages, she asked her agents to send her out for comedies. "I was doing all of this really heavy, dramatic stuff, and I just needed a break,” she stated. [16] Her request was met when she obtained the role of a scandalous pop star and the on and off girlfriend of a free-spirited rock star in the comedy Get Him to the Greek (2010), also starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill. Director Nicholas Stoller admitted that, in her audition, he thought: "'Why is she here?' Because, you know, very good actress, but very serious". Nevertheless, he noted that Byrne "just destroyed [...] Like, destroyed in the way that someone from Saturday Night Live would. And that was that". [16] The film was a commercial success, with a gross of US$60.9 million in North America. [31]

2011 marked a turning point in Byrne's career, as there were three high profile films released theatrically featuring her in prominent roles, that eventually would let to a trajectory that included three-four films per year. In her first 2011 release, James Wan's horror film Insidious , [32] [33] she starred as one half of a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension who want to inhabit his body. Budgeted at US$1.5 million, the film grossed US$97 million and marked the beginning of a whole franchise. [34] The comedy Bridesmaids saw Byrne take on the role of the rich, beautiful, and elite wife of the groom's boss, alongside Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Bridesmaids was both critically and commercially successful; it grossed US$26 million in its opening weekend, and eventually over US$288 million worldwide. [35] [36] [37] [38]

Byrne appeared in X-Men: First Class , directed by Matthew Vaughn, [39] as Moira MacTaggert, a character she described as: "a woman in a man's world, she's very feisty and ambitious—you know, she's got a toughness about her which I liked". [40] She said she was unfamiliar with both the comics and the film series, except for "what a juggernaut of a film it was". The actress was cast late into production, [41] which had already begun by the time she was picked for the role. Her third and final 2011 film, First Class was also a box office success, grossing US$353.6 million around the globe. [42]

Continued comedic roles (2012–present)

Byrne had four film releases and one short film in 2013. She obtained the part of the newlywed wife, opposite Rafe Spall, in I Give It a Year , a comedy about the trials and tribulations of a couple during their first year of marriage. The Hollywood Reporter found Byrne and Spall to be "mismatched", [43] while Variety praised their chemistry and noted: "Year will do nothing but enhance the reputations of its core actors, especially Byrne, who's shaping up into an ace comedienne perfectly suited to screwball". [44] The film was a commercial success in the UK and Australia, where it was given a wide release in theaters. [45] In The Place Beyond the Pines , a generational drama directed by Derek Cianfrance, she appeared with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, as the wife of a police officer who shoots a bank robber and has to deal with the consequences. [46] [47] She played a Google executive in the film The Internship , opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as she was drawn for "the way it addressed the generational gaps and the ever-changing landscape of the technological world". [48] [49]

Byrne at a 2011 film premiere in Sydney Rose Byrne 2011.jpg
Byrne at a 2011 film premiere in Sydney

Byrne filmed The Turning, a short film installment in a Tim Winton omnibus feature, [4] and worked again with fellow Australians Wan and Whannell for the sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 , reuniting with Patrick Wilson and Lin Shaye. [50] The film received mixed reviews from critics [51] and became the biggest opening day in North America box office history for the month of September following its release. [52] It eventually made over US$160 million against a budget of US$5 million. [53] 2014 saw Byrne star in the family dramedies Adult Beginners and This Is Where I Leave You as well as the comedy Neighbours, alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, in which she played one half of a couple who come into conflict with a fraternity that has recently moved in next door. Critics highlighted her performance in Neighbours, with The Atlantic writing: "Byrne walks away with the film by making [her character] a well-rounded, conflicted person, rather than the film's fun cop who has to tell everyone the boring truth". [54] [55] The film was a box office success, taking in US$270.1 million worldwide. [56] [57]

A critically panned but commercially successful remake of the 1982 classic, Annie , was released in December 2014 and featured Byrne playing the role of Grace Farrell, the titular character's mother figure and Mr. Stacks' faithful personal assistant. In 2015, Byrne reunited with Melissa McCarthy and starred with Jude Law and Jason Statham in the hit comedic action film Spy , [58] playing the daughter of an arms dealer, and also starred with Susan Sarandon in the dramedy The Meddler as the daughter of an aging widow who moves to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. The film was acclaimed by critics and found an audience in limited release. [59] In 2016, she reprised her roles in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and X-Men: Apocalypse, [60] and in 2017, she filmed the black comedy I Love You, Daddy , directed by and also starring Louis C.K., but it was dropped by its distributor following sexual misconduct accusations made against C.K.

In 2018, Byrne voiced Jemima Puddle-Duck and played a local woman named Bea who spends her time painting pictures of the rabbits in the live-action comedy Peter Rabbit , which made US$351.2 million worldwide. [61] In Juliet, Naked (also 2018), a romantic comedy adapted from Nick Hornby's novel of the same name, she appeared as a woman dating an obscure rock musician (played by Ethan Hawke). The film was an arthouse success, with Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reading: "Juliet, Naked's somewhat familiar narrative arc is elevated by standout work from a charming cast led by a well-matched Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke." [62]

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Byrne filming The Turning (2013) in Australia Rose Byrne filming "The Turning" in Australia.jpg
Byrne filming The Turning (2013) in Australia

Byrne has been listed in several magazines' publications on the world's most beautiful women. She ranked 9th and 16th in Australian FHM "Sexiest Women in The World", in 2001 and 2006 respectively. She has been featured several times in "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World", ranking 15th (2004), 3rd (2005), 7th (2006), 5th (2007), 8th (2008), 1st (2009), 15th (2010). [63] She was also featured in the "Most Beautiful People" list of 2007 in Who Magazine , and ranked 5th in Hallmark Channel's "TV's Sexiest Leading Woman" poll, in 2008. [63] She was voted 78th on Ask Men's Top 99 'most desirable' woman of 2012 list, [63] and People ranked her 7th in its "Best Dressed Celebrities" list of 2015. Byrne was the face of Max Factor between 2004 and 2009, [64] and in 2014, she became the face of Oroton, the Australian producer of luxury fashion accessories. [65]

Since the beginning of her career, her performances have often been acclaimed by critics, [66] [67] [68] and Byrne has become notable for her prevalent comedic work. [69] She consciously made the transition to less dramatic material in the late 2000s, with her finding the idea of being "boxed in" to be "insufferable". [16] "You have to be aggressive in this business,” Byrne noted. "You have always got to push for what you want. Working with Glenn [Close, on Damages], she was the hardest worker ever. She was constantly pushing". [16] Her turn to comedy led to The Hollywood Reporter call her "the most in-demand supporting actress for comedies" [70] and Decider.com write a story titled "How Did Rose Byrne Become One of Our Best Comedic Actresses?", in which it was remarked: "Byrne’s emergence as one of the brightest stars in the Apatowverse is all the more remarkable for her lack of a comedy background. [...] Any doubts about Byrne’s massive comedic talent —and after Bridesmaids and Neighbors, you'd have to be pretty stubborn to still have doubts —were put to rest with 2015’s Spy, where she again steals the show as merciless terrorist Rayna. Byrne and McCarthy’s private-plane banter is the highlight of the film and could have gone on another 30 minutes as far as I’m concerned". [71]

Personal life

As of 2013, Byrne lived in New York and said she remains insecure about a stable career: "I don't think that insecurity ever leaves you. You're a freelancer. There's always an element of uncertainty." [4]

Relationships

Byrne was in a relationship with Australian writer, director and actor Brendan Cowell for over six years. Cowell moved from Sydney to New York City, following Byrne's success on Damages . The relationship ended in January 2010. [72]

In 2012, Byrne began dating American actor Bobby Cannavale. In February 2016, she gave birth to their son, Rocco. [73] She and Cannavale had their second child together, son Rafa, in November 2017. [74]

Activism

Byrne has supported UNICEF Australia by being the face of the 2007 Designers United campaign and a member of Tropfest jury in 2006 and Tropfest@Tribeca [75] in 2007. She is a graduate and ambassador for NIDA's (National Institute of Dramatic Art) Young Actors Studio. [76]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994 Dallas Doll Rastus Sommers
1999 Two Hands Alex
2000 My Mother Frank Jenny
2000 The Goddess of 1967 B.G.
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Dormé
2002 City of Ghosts Sabrina
2003 I Capture the Castle Rose Mortmain
2003 The Night We Called It a Day Audrey Appleby
2003 The Rage in Placid Lake Gemma Taylor
2003 Take Away Sonja Stilano
2004 Troy Briseis
2004 Wicker Park Alex Denver
2005 The Tenants Irene Bell
2006 Marie Antoinette Yolande de Polastron
2006 The Dead Girl LeahSegment: "The Sister"
2007 Sunshine Cassie
2007 28 Weeks Later Major Scarlet Levy
2008 Just Buried Roberta Knickle
2008 The Tender Hook Iris
2009 Knowing Diana Wayland
2009 Adam Beth Buchwald
2010 I Love You Too Drunk PassengerCameo
2010 Get Him to the Greek Jackie Q
2010 Insidious Renai Lambert
2011 Bridesmaids Helen Harris III
2011 X-Men: First Class Moira MacTaggert
2012 The Place Beyond the Pines Jennifer Cross
2013 I Give It a Year Nat Redfern
2013 The Internship Dana Simms
2013 The Turning RaeleneSegment: "The Turning"
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 Renai Lambert
2014 Neighbors Kelly Radner
2014 Adult Beginners Justine
2014 This Is Where I Leave You Penny Moore
2014 Annie Grace Farrell
2014 Unity NarratorDocumentary
2015 Spy Rayna Boyanov
2015 The Meddler Lori Minervini
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Kelly Radner
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Moira MacTaggert
2017 I Love You, Daddy Grace Cullen
2018 Juliet, Naked Annie Platt
2018 Peter Rabbit Jemima Puddle-Duck (voice) / Bea
2018 Instant Family Ellie Wagner
2019 I Am Mother Mother (voice)
2020 Limited Partners Post-production
2020 Peter Rabbit 2 BeaFilming
TBA Lexi Lexi (voice)Post-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995 Echo Point Belinda O'Connor
1997 Fallen Angels SiobhanEpisode: "Lerve, Lerve, Lerve"
1997 Wildside Heidi Benson2 episodes
1999 Big Sky AngieEpisode: "A Family Affair"
1999 Heartbreak High Carly Whitely3 episodes
2000 Murder Call Sarah WatsonEpisode: "Still Life"
2005 Casanova Edith3 episodes
2007–2012 Damages Ellen Parsons All 59 episodes
2013 Portlandia Fred's dateEpisode: "Soft Opening"
2013 Hollywood Game Night HerselfEpisode: "Purr-ty People"
2016 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ChloeEpisode: "Season 3, Episode 20"
2016 No Activity Elizabeth5 episodes
2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot Television film
2018 War on Waste HerselfEpisode: "Series 2, Episode 1"
Angie Tribeca Norrah NewtEpisode : "Trader Foes"
2019 At Home with Amy Sedaris MaryEpisode : "All About Amy"

Theatre

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 La Dispute Adine Sydney Theatre Company
2001 Three Sisters Irina
2014–15 You Can't Take It with You Alice Sycamore Longacre Theatre
2016 Speed-the-Plow Karen Rosyln Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay Sydney (Sydney Theatre Company Limited)

Music videos

YearSongArtistNotes
2000"Black the Sun" Alex Lloyd
2002"I Miss You" [77] Darren Hayes
2007"Digital Versicolor" [78] Glass Candy

Awards and nominations

YearAwardWorkResult
2000 Volpi Cup for Best Actress The Goddess of 1967 Won
2002 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor- FemaleNominated
2003 AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role The Rage in Placid Lake Nominated
2007 AFI International Award for Best Actress Damages Won
2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
AFI International Award for Best Actress Nominated
2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
IGN Summer Movie Award for Best TV ActressWon
2011Best Acting Ensemble Bridesmaids Nominated
2012Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best EnsembleNominated
New York Film Critics Online Awards for Best Cast Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Won
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Cast Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
Fright Meter Award for Best Actress Insidious Nominated
Scream Award for Best Horror ActressNominated
Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Leading ActressWon
2014 AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role The Turning Won
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor- FemaleWon
MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance Insidious: Chapter 2 Nominated
MAXMARA Face of The Future Award N/AWon
2015 Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Neighbors Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best WTF MomentWon
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss Nominated
AACTA Trailblazer Award [79] N/AWon
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain Spy Nominated
Georgia Film Critics' Association Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
Utah Film Critics' Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Village Voice Film Poll for Best Supporting Actress Nominated

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