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Rose Byrne Biography

Birth Name:
Mary Rose Byrne
Birth Place:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was convinced by her sisters to start taking acting classes at the age of 8, joining the Australian Theatre for Young People, which boasts Nicole Kidman and Toni Collette among its alumni
  • Received her first film role at the age of 13, in the Australian comedy Dallas Doll (1994), starring Sandra Bernhard
  • Was awarded the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Venice Film Festival for her role in acclaimed Australian drama The Goddess of 1967
  • Made her first international screen appearance in 2002 with a small part as Queen Amidala's handmaiden, Dorme, in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Did her own singing for her role as Jackie Q in 2010's Get Him to the Greek
  • Made People magazine's 2012 Most Beautiful list

Awards

  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2013AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actress: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2007Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actress: winner
  • 2003Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2000Venice Film Festival-Best Actress: winner

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