Rose Byrne


    • United States
      Jan 12, 2016 13:23:27

    • Earth first says:
      Love mother earth and all men and stop taking us for granted or suffer and parish in holy fire burning you cunts to ashes and your all forgotten memories bye bye love all or your forever gone in thin air losers
    • United States
      Jun 17, 2014 11:00:54

    • Truth tellers club says:
      Beware of parents wanting kids in a way overpopulated world for they are really demons that want mother earth's already here to starve and die so just adopt or take care of others that are already here or go to hades for life
    • United States
      Jan 8, 2010 14:55:17

    • theswad theswad says:
      she's amazing. so talented and seems like a real person in interviews. has a natural beauty that is rare to find without all the makeup.
    • Russia
      Nov 6, 2009 20:09:02

    • Arsus says:
      Just saw "The Wicker Park". No words. Rose, It's Love at first sight! Very beautiful and talented actress. I'm Thinking of her every time.
    • United States
      Aug 3, 2008 14:25:51

    • NATEDOGG says:
      WHAT A CUTIE!! I GIVE HER A 8.4!
    • United States
      Apr 11, 2008 01:00:54

    • John says:
      Great talent with a natural beauty that doesn't require the overdone make-up that Hollywood starlets seem to prefer.
    • Indonesia
      Mar 23, 2008 19:50:08

    • dyylan says:
      when i saw `the wicker park` i start falling in love with her..very beautiful and very talented girl... i love u ..rose..
    • United States
      Mar 22, 2008 17:01:46

    • Mike says:
      She is a very talented actress and very beautiful. I believe she has a great career in acting ahead of her.

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Biography of Rose Byrne

Rose Judith Esther Byrne (born July 24 1979) is an Australian actress.


Early life

Byrne is of Irish-Scottish descent and was born in Sydney, Australia to Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician. She has an older brother, George, and two older sisters, Alice and Lucy. She began taking acting classes at age eight, joining the Australian Theatre for Young People and also attended the University of Sydney.


Byrne was cast in her first film role, Dallas Doll, when she was 12 years old. She has appeared in a variety of Australian television shows including Heartbreak High, Echo Point, and the film Two Hands alongside Heath Ledger. She appeared in The Date, My Mother Frank, and Clara Law's The Goddess of 1967 for which she obtained the Female Volpi Cup at the 2000 Venice Film Festival. Meanwhile, she appeared as a guest in an episode of the cop drama series Murder Call.
She also acted on stage, playing a lead role in La Dispute and starred in a production of Anton Chekov's classic The Three Sisters at the Sydney Theatre Company.
Byrne appeared in the music video of Darren Hayes's single I Miss You and starred with Australian musician Alex Lloyd in the music video for his single Black The Sun and was featured on the cover artwork for the EP. She also appeared in the TV Commercial for Sony and reunited with Alex Lloyd, appearing in his music video for 1000 Miles from the album Distant Light.

In 2002, Byrne entered Hollywood with a small role as Dormé, the loyal handmaiden to Natalie Portman's Queen Padme Amidala, in George Lucas' . and appeared the same year in Matt Dillon movie City of Ghosts.
The next year, she flew to the UK to shoot I Capture The Castle, Tim Fywell's adaptation of the 1948 novel of the same title by Dodie Smith. In the film, which relates the adventures of the eccentric Mortmains family struggling to survive in a decaying English castle in the 1930s, she portrayed Rose Mortmain, the exquisite elder sister to Romola Garai's Cassandra who can only rail against their fate. she stared the same year in three Australian films: The Night We Called It a Day alongside Melanie Griffith and Dennis Hopper; The Rage In Placid Lake for which she was named Best Actress at the Australian Film Institute with singer Ben Lee; and Take Away another comedy.
In 2004, Byrne starred as Briseis the Trojan queen/widow who was abducted during the Trojan War by Achilles (played by Brad Pitt), in Wolfgang Petersen's epic Troy also starring , Eric Bana, Peter O’Toole and Orlando Bloom. She then reunited with Peter O'Toole in the acclaimed BBC TV drama Casanova. Byrne appeared with Snoop Dogg in Danny Green's film The Tenants, based on Bernard Malamud's novel, and starred with Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger in the romantic psychological thriller Wicker Park where she played Alex, the woman who manipulated Josh Hartnett's character to keep him apart from the woman he falls in love with.
In 2006 Byrne portrayed Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac a French aristocrat and friend of Marie-Antoinette, in Sofia Coppola's Marie-Antoinette, alongside Kirsten Dunst and The Dead Girl directed by Karen Moncrief.
In 2007, she played Cassie, the pilot in Danny Boyle's science fiction suspense film Sunshine, and then portrayed Scarlett Ross, an army medical officer in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's sci-fi horror 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Boyle's 28 Days Later.

She will next be seen in the independent film Just Buried
, a Canadian dark comedy written and directed by Chaz Thorne as well as an Australian film noir The Tender Hook with Hugo Weaving.
Byrne is currently in a FX (TV network) drama production Damages playing the regular lead role of Ellen Parsons , a young attorney torn between her hard-hitting, high-stakes new boss (Glenn Close) and her own ambitions.
Byrne was ranked #16 on FHM's 'Sexiest Women in the World', Australian edition (2006) and one of Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002. She and Marie Antoinette director Sofia Coppola have both played handmaidens in the Star Wars prequels: Coppola appeared in The Phantom Menace, Byrne in Attack of the Clones. She was the face of Max Factor between 2004 and 2006 and named in the 'Most Beautiful People of 2007' list in Who Magazine.
Byrne has supported UNICEF Australia by being the face of the 2007 Designers United campaign and a member of tropfest jury in 2006 and tropfest@tribeca in 2007. She is a graduate and ambassador for NIDA's (National Institute of Dramatic Art) Young Actors Studio. She was recently named the first patron of Chauvel Cinemas presented by the Brisbane International Film Festival and named in honour of Charles Chauvel.
Byrne has the ability to use different accents from film to film the Australian, British, American, and the Canadian one.

Personal Life

Byrne has been in a relationship with Australian writer, director and actor Brendan Cowell for over four years. The couple maintained a long-distance relationship for much of their relationship, with work commitments meaning they were often on separate continents.

However, Cowell has planned a move from Sydney to New York City, due to Byrne's success on Damages.
Previously she dated Australian writer, director Gregor Jordan who directed her in Two Hands.


Awards won

  • 2000 - Venice Film Festival for Best Actress - The Goddess of 1967

Awards nominations

  • 2003 - AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress - The Rage In Placid Lake
  • 2002 - FFCA Awards for Best Actress - The Goddess of 1967

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