Abbie Cornish Wiki Bio

Abbie Cornish was born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia, on 7 August 1982, making Leo her zodiac sign. The Australian actress has 46 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing the lead character Fanny Brawne in the 2009 biographical romantic movie “Bright Star”, which also starred Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider, and was written and directed by Jane Campion. It follows a three-year romance between Fanny Brawne and poet John Keats, and the movie won 16 of its 70 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design.

Abbie’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Detained”, “I’m Beginning to See the Light” and “The Removalists”.

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Education and early life

Abbie was raised on a large farm in Lochinvar alongside her four siblings, by their father Barry Cornish and mother Shelley; her sister Isabelle’s also an actress, and has appeared in 11 movies and TV series.

The family eventually moved to Newcastle, New South Wales, and Abbie transferred to a local elementary school there; she was around nine when she fell in love with foreign and independent movies, and began appearing in school plays. Abbie enrolled at high school in 1996, and the following year saw her launch her acting career, playing Simone Summers in 24 episodes (1997-1999) of the crime mystery series “Wildside”, which starred Tony Martin and Rachael Blake, and follows a group of people working at a downtown police station; it won 14 of its 18 award nominations.

Abbie was 16 when her parents separated, and she then lived with her mother; she matriculated in 2000, and then focused on acting, rather than to enroll at college.

Roles in movies

Abbie’s debut film role was playing Sara Boyack in the 1999 thriller “Close Contact”, and some of her following roles were in the 2000 crime mystery thriller “The Monkey’s Mask”, and in 2003 the comedy “Horseplay” and the drama “Marking Time”.

She starred as Candy in the critically acclaimed 2006 romantic drama “Candy”, which also starred Heath Ledger and Geoffrey Rush, and was written and directed by Neil Armfield. It follows a poet who’s fallen in love with an art student, while they are both addicted to heroin; the film won six of its 23 award nominations. Some of Abbie’s roles in the remainder of the decade were in the 2006 romantic comedy “A Good Year”, the 2008 war drama “Stop-Loss”, and the 2010 animated action adventure “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” (voice role).

The year 2011 saw her play Lindy in the hit science fiction thriller “Limitless”, which starred Anna Friel and Bradley Cooper, and was directed by Neil Burger. It follows a struggling author who’s begun taking a pill which enables him to use 100 percent of his brain’s capabilities, and the film won two of its 10 award nominations. In the same year, Abbie starred in the popular action adventure fantasy “Sucker Punch”, while some of her following roles were in the 2012 crime comedy “Seven Psychopaths”, the 2014 action crime science fiction “RoboCop” and the 2015 crime mystery “Solace”.

She played Anne in the critically acclaimed 2017 crime comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, which starred Woody Harrelson and Frances McDormand, and was written and directed by Martin McDonagh. It follows a woman whose daughter’s just been murdered, and the movie won 132 of the 365 awards for which it was nominated, including two Oscar wins for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell).

Some of Abbie’s most recent film roles have been in the 2021 action thriller “The Virtuoso”, and in 2022 the action crime thriller “Blackout” and the family drama “Dakota”.

Roles in TV series

Abbie hasn’t had many roles in TV series, as she prefers to appear in movies.

The year 2000 saw her play Marie Marchand in the episode “Tribes” of the crime action “Water Rats”, and in 2001, she starred as Reggie McDowell in all 26 episodes of the family drama “Outriders”; it also starred Simon Scarlett and Luise Helm, and follows a group of teenagers who are living in a national park.

Also in 2001, Abbie portrayed Penne in 10 episodes of the comedy “Life Support”, and the year 2003 saw her play Antonia McAlister in an episode of the crime drama “White Collar Blue”. In 2009, she voiced Wife in the episode “The Ramblings of Maurice” of the short animated adventure “Robot Chicken”, and the year 2014 saw her star as Belinda Mulrooney in all six episodes of the biographical adventure mini-series “Klondike”, which also starred Marton Csokas and Ian Hart, and follows best friends Byron Epstein and Bill Haskell on their journey to Klondike, Yukon; the mini-series won three of its eight award nominations.

Abbie’s only two other TV series roles have been playing the lead character Melanie Heyward in all six episodes of the 2019 romantic thriller mini-series “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business”, and Cathy Mueller in 14 episodes of the action thriller “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” since 2018.

Other credits

Abbie received special thanks for the 2009 short documentary movie “Bright Star: Working with Jane”.

She’s the producer of the upcoming movie “Detained”.

Some of Abbie’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke”, “Celebrity Page” and “Entertainment Tonight”.

Awards and nominations

Abbie’s won 14 of her 38 award nominations. Some of her wins include a 2005 Miami Film Festival Special Jury Award for Dramatic Features – World Cinema Competition, for “Somersault”, a 2006 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role, for “Candy”, and a 2009 Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, for “Bright Star”.

Love life and relationships

Even though Abbie avoids speaking about her love life in public, we still know about two men whom she’s dated. From 2007 through 2010, she was in a relationship with Ryan Phillippe, a popular American actor, producer and director with close to 80 acting credits to his name, but he’s probably still known best for starring as Officer Hanson in the 2004 crime thriller movie “Crash”, which won three Oscars, amongst 63 other awards. Abbie and Ryan began dating not long after he had broken up with famous American actress Reese Witherspoon, and it remains unknown what led to their split in 2010.

Since February 2019, Abbie’s been engaged to mixed martial artist Adel Altamimi; she hasn’t married as of July 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Abbie’s passionate about music and is a rapper and singer-songwriter; she was 18 when she joined the rap group Blades, staying with them for four years. Abbie released her debut single “Evolve” in 2020, and her debut (and so far only) extended play (EP) “Key of the Sun” came out in 2021.

She’s a huge lover of animals, and has been an ambassador of the Australian animal rights group Voiceless since 2006.

Abbie’s physically highly active, and has trekked across France, Italy and Brazil.

She was a model prior to launching her acting career.

Abbie was 12 when she learned to drive.

The magazine “Maxim” ranked Abbie #80 on their 2007 list ‘Hot 100 Women’.

Over 350,000 people are following her on Instagram today, and she’s posted nearly 250 pictures and videos.

Jim Carrey’s one of Abbie’s favorite actors, and some of his movies which she likes the most are “The Mask”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “Dumb and Dumber”.

Appearance and wealth

Abbie’s age is 40. She has brown eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall and weighs around 140lbs (63kgs).

Abbie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million, as of July 2023.

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