Abbie Cornish Biography
Abbie Cornish's first acting stint was on the series Childrens Hospital, where she played the role of a quadriplegic, and at sixteen, Cornish already became a regular face on TV via the show Wildside. It was in this series where she earned a Young Actors Award given by the Australian Film Institute.
Cornishs first film role was in the movie, The Monkeys Mask. In 2004 she rose to prominence via her performance in the film Somersault, receiving awards such as the 2004 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami Film Festival, and Best Actress at the FCCA and IF Awards. This streak of success was followed by widespread critical acclaim in her performance of the lead role in the film Candy, starring opposite Heath Ledger and Geoffrey Rush. Cornish is currently attempting to break into the international market with her roles in A Good Year with Russell Crowe, where she plays Christie, a California teenager in search of her father, Elizabeth: The Golden Age alongside Cate Blanchette, and Stop-Loss, a film by Kimberly Peirce, director of Boys Dont Cry.
Abbie Cornish has been a vegetarian since she was thirteen. She learned how to drive at the age of 12. She plays the piano and is a fan of Elizabeth: The Golden Age co-star Cate Blanchette and Samantha Morton. She stands 58, and likes doing her own hair and makeup because she says its being me.
She also ranked 80 on Maxims Hot list 2007. Abbie Cornish has also trekked in countries such as Morocco, Brazil, Italy, and France. She has been the subject of attention for being the alleged other woman that caused the breakup of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. Cornish denies this rumor, although she maintains that she and Phillippe are good friends. The two met on set while filming the movie Stop Loss.
It was said that Abbie Cornish will be the next Bond Girl in the 22nd installment of the James Bond franchise, but according to Cornish, I havent had any meetings or any conversations about it, no.