INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2
ROSE BYRNE (Renai Lambert) is a rising star who commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her beauty, talent, versatility and poise.
For two consecutive years, Byrne was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Ellen Parsons on the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated FX series "Damages." She also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or TV Motion Picture in 2008 and 2010.
Byrne was recently seen in the hit comedy The Internship alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Vaughn and Wilson play men in their 40s who have been laid off and find work as interns at Google. Byrne plays a manager with a wandering eye.
She was also seen starring opposite Anna Faris in the romantic comedy I Give it a Year, the tale of two newlywed couples trying to make it through their first year of marriage.
Byrne starred in the surprise hit Insidious, a paranormal thriller co-starring Patrick Wilson. The film was directed by James Wan (Saw) and produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity). It screened at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival and was released April 1, 2011.
Byrne also appeared in the hit comedy Bridesmaids, which was written by and co-stars Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live"). Bridesmaids marked Byrne's second collaboration with comedy producer Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures. Byrne and Wiig portray rival bridesmaids in the film, which was released on May 13, 2011. The film won multiple awards including AFI Movie of the Year, Best Ensemble at the 2011 New York Online Film Critics Awards and Favorite Comedy Movie at the 2012 People's Choice Awards. Bridesmaids was Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. It also received nominations for Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast (2012 People's Choice Awards), Best Acting Ensemble and Best Comedy (2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards), Best Picture: Comedy or Musical (2011 Golden Globes), Best Picture (2011 Producers Guild of America Awards) and Best Acting Ensemble (2012 Critics' Choice Awards).
Byrne also starred as CIA agent Moira MacTaggert in the prequel to the X-Men franchise, X Men: First Class. The latest film in the franchise provides the origin story and foundation for the series. Co-starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Lawrence, the film was released on June 3, 2011, and brought in over $50 million at the box office in its opening weekend.
Byrne starred in producer Judd Apatow's 2010 film, Get Him to the Greek. Written by the film's director Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel, Get Him to the Greek is a spin-off of the 2008 hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Russell Brand reprises his role as Aldous Snow, the rocker ex-boyfriend of Byrne's Jackie Q, an outrageous pop star. Jonah Hill and Sean Combs also star. Universal Pictures released the film on June 4, 2010.
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 No. 1 at the box office on its opening weekend.
That same year, Byrne co-starred alongside thespians Hugh Dancy and Peter Gallagher in Adam, a unique love story set against the backdrop of Manhattan. The film was purchased by Fox Searchlight at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and released on July 29, 2009.
Other credits include Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, the sci-fi thrillers 28 Weeks Later and Danny Boyle's Sunshine, critically acclaimed indie The Dead Girl, Wolfgang Peterson's epic Troy, Paul McGuigan's thriller Wicker Park, the acclaimed I Capture the Castle, the BBC drama "Casanova" 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, opposite Heath Ledger. She went on to star in Clara Law's The Goddess of 1967 in a performance that garnered her the Best Actress prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Byrne currently divides her time between New York, Los Angeles and Sydney.
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