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Abbie Cornish

Real name: Abbie Cornish
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Status: Single
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Abbie Cornish (born on 7 August 1982) is an Australian actress. She is well known in Australia for a number of film and television roles, including Penne in the comedy/lifestyle parody Life Support, and her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault.

Abbie Cornish was born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia, as the second of five children. Her career began at the age of thirteen, when she began taking jobs as a model after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. By the time she was sixteen, Cornish was juggling television acting roles with studying for her HSC, with the intention of pursuing a career as a veterinarian. 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 soon offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask. At seventeen Cornish, traveled through the United States and Western Europe for six months, before returning to a blossoming acting career. She received the 2004 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 Film Festival for her role in 2004's Somersault, the film which rose her to prominence. Cornish received widespread critical acclaim for her role in 2006's Candy and is currently attempting to break into the overseas market, with upcoming roles in A Good Year, The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's latest movie, Stop-Loss. On August 3, 2007 it was announced that she has been chosen as the new "Bond Girl" for the 22nd installment of the James Bond franchise. This was later retracted by her agent, speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Won:
- 1999 Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award (Wildside)
- 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actress (Somersault)
- 2004 Film Critics Circle of Australia: Best Actress in A Lead Role (Somersault)
- 2004 Inside Film Awards: Best Actress (Somersault)
- 2005 Miami Film Festival: Best Breakthrough Performance (Somersault)
- 2006 Film Critics Circle of Australia: Best Actress in a Lead Role (Candy)

Nominated:
- 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actress (Candy)
- 2006 Inside Film Awards: Best Actress (Candy)



 


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