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ROSE BYRNE (Renai) has established herself as a rising star of the big screen. The Australian native commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her beauty, talent, versatility and poise. For the second consecutive year, Byrne has been nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of ‘Ellen Parsons' on the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated FX Network series "Damages.” The third season finished airing in May 2010. DirecTV has recently announced that it will air the fourth and fifth seasons of the Sony-produced series in the summer of 2011 and 2012 respectively. Glenn Close co-stars in the series.

Byrne is currently in production on Bridesmaids, which was written by and co-stars Kristin Wiig ("Saturday Night Live”). Most recently, Byrne was seen in producer Judd Apatow's Get Him to the Greek. Illustrating her inimitable range and versatility, Byrne co-starred alongside Nicolas Cage in the mega-thriller Knowing. The film was released by Summit Entertainment on March 20, 2009 and came in number one at the box office on its opening weekend.

Also in 2009, Byrne co-starred in Adam, a unique love story set against the backdrop of Manhattan, with thespians Hugh Dancy and Peter Gallagher. The film was purchased by Fox Searchlight at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was released on July 29, 2009. Her additional credits include Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, the sci-fi thrillers 28 Weeks Later and Danny Boyle's Sunshine, critically acclaimed independent film The Dead Girl, Wolfgang Peterson's epic Troy opposite Brad Pitt, Paul McGuigan's thriller Wicker Park with Josh Hartnett, the acclaimed I Capture Castle, based on the classic English romance, the BBC Drama Cassanova with Peter O'Toole and Danny Green's The Tenants opposite Dylan McDermott.

Byrne's fame in Australia began with her role in the gritty crime comedy Two Hands in which she starred with Heath Ledger. She went on to star in Clara Law's The Goddess of 1967 for which she was awarded Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival.


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