ROSE BYRNE (Annie) is best known for her role as Ellen Parsons on "Damages,"
Glenn Close. The series ran for five seasons on FX and later DirecTV, netting
Byrne two Golden Globe
Award nominations and an Emmy bid. She is also known for her role in Paul
Feig's smash-hit comedy
Bridesmaids, alongside Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy. Byrne
shared in the film's Screen
Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion
Byrne was last seen in the live-action/animated film Peter Rabbit, alongside
James Corden, Daisy
Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki. Last year she starred in HBO's Emmy-nominated
original film "The Immortal
Life of Henrietta Lacks," opposite Oprah Winfrey. The film was an adaptation of
Rebecca Skloot's critically
acclaimed bestseller. Last summer Byrne reprised her roles as Moira MacTaggert,
in X-Men: Apocalypse, and
Kelly Radner, in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which co-starred Seth Rogen, Zac
Efron and ChloĆ« Grace Moretz.
Previously, Byrne appeared in The Meddler, opposite Susan Sarandon; Adult
Beginners, alongside Nick
Kroll and Bobby Cannavale; Spy, with Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law; the remake
of Annie, co-starring
Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Diaz; This Is Where I Leave You,
alongside Jason Bateman, Tina
Fey and Adam Driver; and the Australian film The Turning, for which she won the
Best Supporting Actress
awards of both the Australian Film Critics Association and the Film Critics
Circle of Australia.
Byrne's other film credits include The Internship, The Place Beyond the Pines,
Insidious, Get Him to the Greek,
X-Men: First Class, Marie Antoinette, Troy, Adam and 28 Weeks Later.
Also a theater actress, Byrne made her Broadway debut in the limited-engagement
run of "You Can't
Take It With You." She played the lead role of Alice Sycamore opposite James
Earl Jones and Kristine
Nielsen. At the end of last year, Byrne returned to the stage in the Sydney
Theatre Company's production of
David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow." Her other stage credits include Sydney Theatre
Company's "La Dispute"
and "Three Sisters."
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