Emily Browning

Active - 1998 - 2017  |   Born - Dec 7, 1988 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  |   Genres - Horror, Comedy, Children's/Family, Fantasy, Crime

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Biography by Nathan Southern

A native of Melbourne, Australian actress Emily Browning broke into show business on a national level rather early on, with repeat high-profile appearances in Aussie series including Something in the Air and Blue Heelers. She transitioned to the big screen -- and quickly attained international exposure with a Hollywood turn in the Scott Rudin-produced, Jim Carrey-starring fantasy Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), and in the meantime completed her high school degree. A number of additional assignments followed, including (most notably) the 2009 supernatural horror remake The Uninvited, the fantastical action film Sucker Punch, and the erotic drama Sleeping Beauty.

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  • Made her acting debut at 10 in the Hallmark TV movie The Echo of Thunder.
  • Was a 2007 ambassador at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, which promotes the Australian fashion industry. 
  • Was author Stephenie Meyer's first pick to play Bella Swan in the first Twilight film.
  • Appeared in the music video for Evermore's "Light Surrounding You."
  • Replaced Amanda Seyfried in Sucker Punch and Mia Wasikowska in Sleeping Beauty (both due to scheduling conflicts).
  • Sings on the soundtracks for many of her films, including Sucker Punch and Plush.