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ROSE BYRNE (Kelly Radner) is best known for her role as Ellen Parsons in Damages, which also starred Glenn Close. The series, created by Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler and Todd A. Kessler, ran for five seasons on FX and later DirecTV. Byrne earned two Golden Globe Award nominations and two Primetime Emmy nominations for the role. She is also known for her role in Paul Feig's comedy Bridesmaids, which also starred Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture -Comedy or Musical and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Up next, Byrne will appear in The Meddler, opposite Susan Sarandon. The film follows an aging widow from New York City who follows her daughter to Los Angeles in the hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. Additionally, she will reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse, due in theaters on May 27.

Last year, Byrne appeared in the independent film Adult Beginners alongside Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where its distribution rights were acquired by The Weinstein Company's boutique label, RADiUS-TWC. The film was released in limited theaters on April 24, 2015. Byrne also appeared in the Feig-directed comedy Spy, opposite McCarthy and Jude Law.

Earlier last year, Byrne had her Broadway debut in the limited-engagement run of You Can't Take It With You. She played the lead role of Alice Sycamore opposite James Earl Jones and Kristine Nielsen.

In 2014, Byrne appeared in the remake of Annie, alongside Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Cannavale. That same year, Byrne also appeared in Shawn Levy's This Is Where I Leave You, alongside Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver and Jane Fonda. She also appeared in the Nicholas Stoller comedy Neighbors, opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. The film opened in theaters on May 9, 2014, and earned over $270 million worldwide.

In 2013, Byrne starred in the Australian film The Turning. She won an award in the category of Best Supporting Actress from the Australian Film Critics Association and Best Actress – Supporting Role from the Film Critics Circle of Australia.

Byrne's other film credits include The Internship, The Place Beyond the Pines, Insidious, Get Him to the Greek, X-Men: First Class, Marie Antoinette, Troy, Adam and 28 Weeks Later. Theater credits include Sydney Theatre Company's La Dispute and Three Sisters.


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