- 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."
- Replaced Amanda Seyfried in Sucker Punch and Mia Wasikowska in Sleeping Beauty (both due to scheduling conflicts).
- Sings on the soundtracks for many of her films, including Sucker Punch and Plush.
- 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
- Shelley Browning — Mother
- Andrew Browning — Father
- Nicholas Browning — Brother
- Matthew Browning — Brother
- Max Irons — Ex-significant Other