ROSE BYRNE (Grace) 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.
Byrne most recently starred opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in the worldwide
hit comedy Neighbors, and opposite Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Corey Stoll in
This is Where I Leave You.
Byrne may currently be seen in her Broadway debut in "You Can't Take It With
You." The play opened to rave reviews on September 28.
In 2013, Byrne was seen in Insidious: Chapter 2, a follow up to the 2011 film,
about a couple and their son who was haunted by a paranormal character. She also
starred in I Give it a Year, opposite Rafe Spall, Anna Farris and Simon Baker,
appeared in the comedy The Internship, alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson,
and appeared in The Place Beyond the Pines, alongside Ryan Gosling, Bradley
Cooper and Eva Mendes. Byrne also starred in the Australian film, The Turning, a
collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton. The
film also starred Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving.
In 2012, Byrne wrapped production on the fifth and final season of "Damages," in
which she starred opposite Glenn Close. For two consecutive years, Byrne was
nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Ellen Parsons on the critically
acclaimed and Emmy-nominated FX Network series. She also received Golden Globe
nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series,
Mini-Series or Motion Picture in 2008 and 2010. The third season finished airing
on FX in May 2010 and the series was picked up by DirecTV for a fourth and fifth
Byrne also appeared in the comedy Bridesmaids, which was co-written by and
co-stars Kristin Wiig. Byrne and Wiig portray rival bridesmaids in the film,
which won multiple awards including AFI Movie of the Year for the AFI Film
Awards, Best Ensemble for the 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards, Favorite
Comedy Movie for the 2012 People's Choice Awards and was nominated for Best
Original Screenplay for the 2012 Academy Awards, Outstanding Performance by a
Cast in a Motion Picture for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Favorite Movie
and Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast for the 2012 People's Choice Awards, Best
Acting Ensemble and Best Comedy for the 2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association
Awards, Best Picture for a Comedy or Musical for the 2011 Hollywood Foreign
Press Association Awards, Best Picture for the 2011 Producers Guild of America
Awards, Best Ensemble for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Best Acting
Ensemble for the 2012 Critics Choice Awards and Best Motion Picture for the 2012
Additionally, Byrne starred in the prequel to the X-Men franchise, X Men: First
Class as CIA agent Moira MacTaggert, opposite James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,
January Jones, Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Lawrence.
In 2010, Byrne starred in producer Judd Apatow's film Get Him to the Greek,
which was directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Stoller and Jason Segel.
Illustrating her inimitable range and versatility, Byrne co-starred alongside
Nicolas Cage in the mega-thriller Knowing. 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.
Her 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 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 Casanova
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
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