ISLA FISHER (Melanie) most recently starred in The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann's
3-D adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, alongside Leonardo
DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. She also starred in the hit thriller
Now You See Me, opposite Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Melanie
Laurent and Morgan Freeman. She is perhaps most widely recognized for her
critically acclaimed performance as Vince Vaughn's off-kilter love interest in
the blockbuster comedy Wedding Crashers.
Fisher starred alongside Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Rebel Wilson in the
comedy Bachelorette. She has lent her voice to characters in films such as Rise
of the Guardians, Rango and Horton Hears a Who!
Additional film credits include the black comedy Burke and Hare, directed by
John Landis; the title role in P.J. Hogan's Confessions of a Shopaholic, based
on the best-selling book series by Sophie Kinsella; the romantic comedy
Definitely, Maybe, with Ryan Reynolds; Hot Rod, with Andy Samberg; The Lookout,
written and directed by Scott Frank and also starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and
Jeff Daniels; Michael Ian Black's Wedding Daze, with Jason Biggs; David O.
Russell's I Heart Huckabees; and Scooby-Doo, as part of an ensemble cast.
On the small screen, Fisher joined the cast of the critically acclaimed TV
series "Arrested Development" for its fourth season, which was released by
Born in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, Fisher's family moved to the city of
Perth in Western Australia when she was a young girl. At the age of nine, she
was already appearing in commercials broadcast on Australian television and soon
became known for her role on the popular soap "Home and Away," which also helped
launch the careers of fellow Aussies Guy Pearce, Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger.
While working on the series, Fisher also found time to write and release two
best-selling teen-themed novels.