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ROSE BYRNE (Moira MacTaggert) 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 was nominated for an EmmyÂ® for her
portrayal of Ellen Parsons on the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated 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 also stars.
Byrne stars in the recent film Bridesmaids, which was written by and stars
Kristin Wiig (Saturday Night Live). Bridesmaids marks Byrne's second
collaboration with comedy producer Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures, with whom
she previously worked on Get Him to the Greek. Byrne stars with Patrick Wilson
in the recent paranormal thriller Insidious. The film is directed by James Wan
(Saw), and screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
In producer Judd Apatow's Get Him to the Greek, Byrne portrays an outrageous
pop star. Byrne co-starred alongside Nicolas Cage in the mega-thriller Knowing.
The film came in number one at the box office on its opening weekend.
Byrne also co-starred in Adam, a unique love story set against the backdrop
of Manhattan, with Hugh Dancy and Peter Gallagher. Her additional credits
include Marie Antoinette, 28 Weeks Later, Sunshine, The Dead Girl, Troy, Wicker
Park, I Capture Castle, Casanova, and 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
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