Rose Byrne

Actress
Once hailed as "Audrey Hepburn with a darker edge," actress Rose Byrne launched a successful film career in the United States after an auspicious showbiz beginning on television in her native Australia. Her pivotal role ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1979 in Balmain, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (49)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 2016 (Movie)

Moira MacTaggert (Actor)

Adult Beginners 2015 (Movie)

Justine (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Spy 2015 (Movie)

Rayna Boyanov (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Annie 2014 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Neighbors 2014 (Movie)

Kelly Radner (Actor)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

Penny Moore (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Give it a Year 2013 (Movie)

Nat (Actor)

Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 (Movie)

Renai Lambert (Actor)

Portlandia 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

Dana (Actor)

The Place Beyond the Pines 2013 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Turning 2013 (Movie)

Rae (Actor)

Damages 2006 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Insidious 2011 (Movie)

Renai Lambert (Actor)

Project Runway 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

Moira MacTaggert (Actor)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

Jackie Q (Actor)

Adam 2009 (Movie)

Beth Buchwald (Actor)

Knowing 2009 (Movie)

Diana Wayland (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Just Buried 2008 (Movie)

Roberta (Actor)

The Tender Hook 2008 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

28 Weeks Later 2007 (Movie)

Scarlet (Actor)

Sunshine 2007 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

Marie Antoinette 2006 (Movie)

La Duchesse de Polignac (Actor)

The Dead Girl 2006 (Movie)

Leah (Actor)

The Tenants 2006 (Movie)

Irene Bell (Actor)

Casanova 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night We Called It A Day 2005 (Movie)

Audrey Rose Appleby (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Love's Brother 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Rage in Placid Lake 2004 (Movie)

Gemma Taylor (Actor)

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Briseis (Actor)

Wicker Park 2004 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

City of Ghosts 2003 (Movie)

Sabrina (Actor)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

Dorme (Actor)

The Goddess of 1967 2000 (Movie)

Girl/ Deirdre (Actor)

My Mother Frank 1998 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Two Hands 1998 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Dallas Doll 1995 (Movie)

Rastus Sommers (Actor)

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Music (1)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

("Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind") (Song Performer)

Biography

Once hailed as "Audrey Hepburn with a darker edge," actress Rose Byrne launched a successful film career in the United States after an auspicious showbiz beginning on television in her native Australia. Her pivotal role as Trojan princess Briseis in the epic "Troy" (2004) marked her first major exposure to American audiences, after which she lent her effusive charm to mainstream successes like "28 Weeks Later" (2007) and represented a promising new breed of young actor in the youthful thriller "Wicker Park" (2004), the new wave biopic "Marie Antoinette" (2006), and the Judd Apatow-produced comedy "Get Him to the Greek" (2010). An acclaimed co-starring role on the biting legal series "Damages" (FX, 2007-2012) firmly established Byrne's strength for mild-mannered characters who conceal an unexpected strength just below the surface.

Relationships

Robin Byrne

Father

Jane Byrne

Mother

George Byrne

Brother
Born in 1976

Alice Byrne

Sister
Born in 1973

Lucy Byrne

Sister
Born in 1972

Brendan Cowell Actor

Companion
Have kept up a long-distance relationship since c. 2003

Gregor Jordan Actor

Companion
Directed Byrne in "Two Hands" (1999) No longer together

EDUCATION

Atlantic Theatre Company

New York , New York
Developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy

Syndey's Australian Theatre for Young People

Milestones

2013

Starred in "Insidious: Chapter 2"

2012

Cast opposite Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes in "The Place Beyond the Pines"

2011

Portrayed Dr. Moira MacTaggert in "X-Men" film serie prequel "X-Men: First Class"

2011

Co-starred with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in hit comedy "Bridesmaids"

2011

Starred in horror film "Insidious"

2010

Co-starred with Jonah Hill and Russell Brand in "Get Him to the Greek"

2009

Co-starred with Hugh Dancy as a man born with Asperger syndrome in "Adam"

2009

Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in sci-fi thriller "Knowing"

2007

Co-starred in Danny Boyle produced thriller "28 Weeks Later"

2007

Cast as young attorney Ellen Parsons opposite Glenn Close on FX legal drama "Damages"

2006

Cast opposite Dylan McDermott and Snoop Dogg in "The Tenants"

2006

Portrayed a French aristocrat and friend of Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"

2004

Played Briseis, a Trojan priestess opposite Brad Pitt's Achilles in Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy"

2004

Played a woman who manipulates Josh Hartnett' character in psychological thriller "Wicker Park"

2003

Featured opposite Australian musician Darren Hayes in his music video "I Miss You"

2003

Cast as Gemma Taylor in comedy "The Rage In Placid Lake"

2002

Starrred opposite Matt Dillon and James Caan in "City of Ghosts"

2002

Played Dorm in George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones"

2001

Cast in production of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" at Sydney Theatre Company

2000

Cast in Australian film "My Mother Frank" with Sam Neill and Sinéad Cusack

2000

First leading role, "The Goddess of 1967"

1999

Co-starred with Heath Ledger in critically acclaimed film "Two Hands"

1999

Acted on Australian series "Heartbreak High" (Network Ten)

1994

Appeared in first film role "Dallas Doll" at age 12

Bonus Trivia

.

"It's sort of impossible to plan as an actor because it's a very passive job. Really, it's just waiting until you get another gig." – Byrne quoted in Interview magazine, July 2004

.

"Here in L.A. the standard of beauty is kind of ridiculous. I want to be doing this when I'm in my fifties and sixties and this isn't what I'm going to look like." – Byrne to Movieline magazine, September 2004

SIMILAR ARTICLES