In a short amount of time, ROSE BYRNE (Kelly Radner) has
established herself as a rising star on the big screen. An Australian native,
Byrne commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her
beauty, talent, versatility and poise.
Recently, Byrne completed production on the independent comedy Brother's
Keeper, opposite Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale. The film centers on Jake Winton
(Kroll) who crashes at his pregnant sister's house after a failed business
opportunity, only to end up becoming the nanny to his three-year-old nephew.
Byrne was busy in 2013. She completed production on Annie, starring alongside
Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. The modern-day Broadway musical
remake follows the adventures of little orphan Annie as she tries to find a
family to call her own. Annie will be released on December 19. Byrne also
completed production on Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming dramedy This Is Where I
Leave You, alongside Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Corey Stoll. The film is based
on the Jonathan Tropper novel of the same name about a dysfunctional and
idiosyncratic family whose four grown siblings spend a week together after their
father's death. Byrne plays a former crush of Bateman's character. The film is
scheduled to be released on September 12.
In September 2013, Byrne starred in Insidious: Chapter 2, a follow-up to the
first film, which was released in 2011, about a couple and their son who was
haunted by a paranormal character. The film was released on September 13.
Additionally, Byrne was seen in I Give it a Year, opposite Rafe Spall, Anna
Faris and Simon Baker, a tale of two newlywed couples trying to make it through
their first year of marriage. The film was released in the U.K. on February 8,
2013, and made its U.S. debut at the South by Southwest Film Conference &
Festival on March 9, 2013. The film was released in theaters in the U.S. on
August 9, 2013.
Byrne appeared in the comedy The Internship, alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen
Wilson. Vaughn and Wilson played men in their 40s who have been laid off and
find work as interns at a young and successful Internet company. Byrne played a
manager who catches the attention of Wilson's character. The film was released
on June 7, 2013. Additionally, Byrne appeared in The Place Beyond the Pines,
alongside Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, about a motorcycle stunt
rider (Gosling) who turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and
newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious
rookie cop (Cooper) navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. In the
film, Byrne played the wife of Cooper's character. The Place Beyond the Pines
was released on March 29, 2013.
In 2012, Byrne wrapped production on the fifth and final season of Damages,
opposite Glenn Close. For two consecutive years, Byrne was nominated for a
Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Ellen Parsons in the critically
acclaimed and Primetime Emmy-nominated FX series. Byrne also received a Golden
Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture in 2008 and 2010. The show's third
season finished airing on FX in May 2010, and the series was picked up by
DirecTV for a fourth and fifth season. The fifth and final season of the
Sony-produced series premiered on July 11, 2012, with the series finale on
September 12, 2012.
In 2011, Byrne appeared in the comedy Bridesmaids, which was co-written by
and co-starred Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live). Bridesmaids marked Byrne's
second collaboration with comedy producer Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures. In
the film, Byrne and Wiig portrayed rival bridesmaids. Bridesmaids was released
on May 13, 2011. The film won multiple awards, including AFI Movie of the Year
at the AFI Awards, Best Comedy Movie at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Best
Ensemble at the 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards and Favorite Comedy
Movie at the 2012 People's Choice Awards. The film was nominated for Best
Original Screenplay at the 2012 Academy Awards, Outstanding Performance by a
Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Favorite Movie
and Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast at the 2012 People's Choice Awards, Best Acting
Ensemble at the 2011 Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Outstanding Producer of a
Theatrical Motion Picture at the 2011 Producers Guild of America Awards and Best
Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.
Additionally, Byrne starred in X Men: First Class, the prequel to the X-Men
franchise, as CIA agent Moira MacTaggert. The latest film in the franchise
provided an origin foundation for the series and co-starred James McAvoy,
Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Lawrence. The film
was released on June 3, 2011, and brought in more than $50 million at the box
office in its opening weekend.
In 2010, Byrne starred in Apatow's Get Him to the Greek for director Nicholas
Stoller. Written by Stoller and Jason Segel, Get Him to the Greek was a spin-off
of 2008's hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Russell Brand reprised his role as
Aldous Snow, the rocker ex-boyfriend of Byrne's Jackie Q, an outrageous pop
star. Jonah Hill and Sean Combs also starred. 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 at No. 1 at the box office on its
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.
Byrne's additional credits include Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette; the
sci-fi thrillers 28 Weeks Later and Danny Boyle's Sunshine; the critically
acclaimed independent film The Dead Girl; Wolfgang Petersen's epic Troy,
opposite Brad Pitt; Paul McGuigan's thriller Wicker Park, with Josh Hartnett;
the acclaimed I Capture the Castle, based on the classic English romance; the
BBC drama Casanova, with Peter O'Toole; and Danny Green's The Tenants, opposite
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
Byrne resides in New York.
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