ROSE BYRNE (Dana Sims) is a celebrated actress, amassing critical accolades and fans for her arresting performances on television, film and theater. A native of Australia, her captivating talent rose to international prominence with her riveting portrayal of the morally conflicted, Ellen Parsons, opposite Glenn Close, in the acclaimed American television series, "Damages" earning Byrne, two Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy AwardÂ® nominations.
Before taking the global cinema by storm, Byrne established an impressive body of work in her home country. She began acting at eight years of age and by the time she turned thirteen, she was cast in her first film, "Dallas Doll." Several years later, Byrne received her first starring role opposite Heath Ledger in the critically lauded indie film, "Two Hands." Byrne solidified her reputation as a bona fide dramatic actress with her gripping portrayal of an abandoned blind girl in "The Goddess of 1967," winning the Copa Volpi for Best Actress at the 2000 Venice International Film Festival.
"In a galaxy far, far away," Byrne seized her first Hollywood breakthrough playing Dorme, Queen Padme's chambermaid in "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones." Soon after, Byrne catapulted from supporting roles to leading lady with a stellar turn alongside Brad Pitt in the Trojan epic, "Troy." She would follow this international success with solid performances in a succession of films including, "Wicker Park," opposite Josh Hartnett; "The Tenants," co-starring Dylan McDermott and Snoop Dogg; "Marie Antoinette," directed by Sofia Coppola; "The Dead Girl," alongside Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, and Marcia Gay Harden; "Sunshine," directed by Danny Boyle and co-starring Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans; "28 Weeks Later," opposite Jeremy Renner; "Just Buried," with Jay Baruchel; "The Tender Hook," co-starring Tyler Coppin; "Adam," alongside Hugh Dancy; and "Knowing," opposite Nicolas Cage.
Byrne appeared in critically acclaimed, romantic comedy smash hit, "Bridesmaids," as part of a stellar ensemble cast featuring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd and Jon Hamm. Byrne's other feature film endeavors include "I Love You Too," with Peter Dinklage; "Get Him to the Greek," alongside Jonah Hill and Russell Brand; "Insidious," opposite Patrick Wilson; "X-Men: First Class," co-starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence; "The Place Beyond the Pines," with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes; "I Give It a Year," alongside Anna Faris and Jason Flemyng; "The Turning," opposite Hugo Weaving; and "Insidious Chapter 2," reteaming with Patrick Wilson.
On the small screen, Byrne gave an impressive turn as a young kitchen maid opposite Peter O'Toole in the BBC-produced mini-series, "Casanova."
In addition to Byrne's exquisite cinematic and television achievements, her versatile talent shines on the theatrical stage with impeccably nuanced performances in several plays such as "La Dispute" and Anton Chekhov's classic, "Three Sisters."
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