|Born||7 August 1982|
Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
|Relatives||Isabelle Cornish (sister)|
Abbie Cornish (born 7 August 1982) is an Australian actress. Cornish is best known for her film roles as Heidi in Somersault (2004), Fanny Brawne in Bright Star (2009), Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch (2011), Lindy in Limitless (2011), as Sarah in Geostorm (2017) and for her work with writer/director Martin McDonagh in Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). For the latter, Cornish won her first Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast. In 2018, she portrayed Cathy Mueller in the first season of Amazon Video series Jack Ryan opposite John Krasinski. She also played Dixy in the film The Virtuoso (2021) alongside Anthony Hopkins.
Abbie Cornish was born on 7 August 1982 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 before moving to Newcastle. As a teenager, Cornish was fascinated by independent and foreign films.
Cornish began modelling at age 13 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 Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television show Wildside and was offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask.
From 2001 - 2003 Abbie played Penne in "Life Support", a satirical, sometimes dark look at Australian life as seen through the omnipresent lens of the Television Lifestyle Show. The series' lifestyle experts include Sigourney, a home economics guru who always wears a fresh frock and is a firm believer in the doctrine of "pleasing your man"; Todd, a DIY whiz; Rudi, a sleek Sydney Eastern Suburbs General Practitioner who believes he occupies a position just slightly below God; and urban alternative lifestyle guru / eco warrior Penne.
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. She garnered widespread acclaim for her starring performance as Fanny Brawne in Jane Campion's 2009 film about the Romantic poet John Keats, Bright Star. 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. In 2012, she replaced Emily Blunt in the independent film The Girl, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Colin Farrell in the crime comedy Seven Psychopaths. Cornish co-starred in the 2014 RoboCop reboot, as Clara Murphy, the wife of protagonist Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman).
In 2017, she played Agent Sarah Wilson in the science fiction disaster film Geostorm, directed, co-written, and co-produced by Dean Devlin, also starring Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, and Andy García.
Cornish is a rapper, singer and songwriter. She has been rapping under the name MC Dusk since 2000 and was part of Australian hip hop group Blades from the age of 18 to 22. In 2015, Cornish supported American rapper Nas on his Australian tour. The same year, she released two new tracks on SoundCloud: "Evolve" featuring Jane Tyrrell and "Way Back Home", which was produced by Suffa from Hilltop Hoods. The songs were re-released in 2020, and her first EP, Key of the Sun, was released in 2021.
- "Evolve" - Single, 2020
- "Way Back Home" - Single, 2020
- "MVP" - Single, 2020
- "Zombies" - Single, 2020
- Key of the Sun - EP, 2021
- "I'll Be There For You" - Single, 2021
She is committed to cruelty-free eating, and in 2006, became an ambassador for Australian animal rights group Voiceless, the animal-protection institute, and was part of a national advertising campaign in 2012.
|1997||Wildside||Simone Summers||Australian Film Institute: Young Actor's Award|
|1999||Close Contact||Sara Boyack|
|2000||Water Rats||Marie Marchand||One episode|
|2001||Outriders||Reggie McDowell||26 episodes|
|2001||Life Support||Penne No. 1||10 episodes|
|2003||White Collar Blue||Antonia McAlister|
|2003||Marking Time||Tracey||Nominated—Australian Film Institute Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in Television Drama or Comedy|
|2014||Klondike||Belinda Mulrooney||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2018-present||Jack Ryan||Cathy Mueller||Main role; 7 episodes|
|2019||Secret Bridesmaids' Business||Melanie||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
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