Fast Facts

  • Made her acting debut at 10 in the Hallmark TV movie The Echo of Thunder.
  • Was a 2007 ambassador at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, which promotes the Australian fashion industry. 
  • Was author Stephenie Meyer's first pick to play Bella Swan in the first Twilight film.
  • Appeared in the music video for Evermore's "Light Surrounding You."
  • Once considered going to college to study psychology or philosophy.
  • Is a big fan of SpongeBob SquarePants.


  • 2002, Australian Film Institute Awards — Young Actor Award: Winner
  • 2003, Australian Film Institute Awards — Young Actor Award: Nominee
  • 2005, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actress: Winner
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Young Actress: Nominee


  • Nicholas Browning — Brother
  • Matthew Browning — Brother
  • Shelley Browning — Mother
  • Andrew Browning — Father
  • Max Irons — Significant Other

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  • Birth Name: Emily Jane Browning
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profession: Actor

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