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Emily Browning Biography

Birth Name:
Emily Jane Browning
Birth Place:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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
  • " 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


  • 2005Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actress: winner
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Young Actress: nominated
  • 2003Australian Film Institute Awards-Young Actor Award: nominated
  • 2002Australian Film Institute Awards-Young Actor Award: winner