Cornish at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
7 August 1982 |
Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
|Partner(s)||Ryan Phillippe (2008-2010)|
Abbie Cornish (born 7 August 1982) is an Australian actress known for her film and television roles, particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault, and internationally for her role as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star and her appearance as Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch.
Personal life 
Cornish was born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, as the second of five children of Shelley and Barry Cornish. Her sister, Isabelle Cornish, is also an actress. She grew up on a 70-hectare (170-acre) farm, attended Catholic school, and was fascinated by independent and foreign films.
Her name was linked to actor Ryan Phillippe during his highly publicized divorce from Reese Witherspoon, with whom he has two children. The four-year relationship between Phillippe and Cornish ended in 2010.
Her career began at the age of 13, when she began taking jobs as a model after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the ABC's television show Wildside and was offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask.
In 2004, Cornish appeared in the award-winning short film Everything Goes with Hugo Weaving. She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress at the FCCA and IF Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival for her role in Somersault. Cornish received critical acclaim for her role in Candy, opposite Heath Ledger. She has also starred in A Good Year, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's Stop-Loss. In April 2010, Cornish was cast in Limitless, the film adaptation of the novel The Dark Fields, directed by Neil Burger and also starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
Cornish played the role of Wally in Madonna's film W.E., about Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. She replaced Emily Blunt in the independent film The Girl. It premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. She starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Colin Farrell in Seven Psychopaths released in 2012. Cornish has landed a role in the upcoming reboot RoboCop film. She plays Ellen Murphy the wife of the protagonist Alex Murphy played by Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman.
Further reading 
- Goodwin, C (28 October 2007). "Pout and about". The Sunday Times (London: Times Newspapers Ltd). Retrieved 28 October 2007.
- "Abbie Cornish Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- Mandell, Andrea (21 March 2011). "Abbie Cornish lives the fantasy". USA Today. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- Carty, Ciaran (1 November 2009). "Ode on an Australian star". Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- Ed Gibbs: Cornish defends fantasy film. The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2011, retrieved 22 May 2011
- Writer, Staff (3 February 2010). "Abbie Cornish broke up with Ryan Phillippe over his partying, wandering eye: source". NY Daily News. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- Alexa Moses: Abbie's excellent adventure. The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2006, retrieved 22 May 2011
- Uncle Creepy (15 April 2010). "Abbie Cornish Next to Enter The Dark Fields". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- MrDisgusting (15 April 2010). "Last Piece of Casting for Rogue's 'The Dark Fields'". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- Uncle Creepy (10 July 2010). "SD Comic-Con '10 – Schedule for Saturday (7/24)". Bloody-disgusting.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
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