Rose Byrne is best known for her role as Ellen Parsons in Damages, opposite Glenn Close. The series, created by Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler and Todd Kessler, ran for five seasons on FX and later DirecTV. Byrne earned two Golden Globe nominations and one Emmy nomination for her role. She is also known for her role in the Paul Feig directed comedy, Bridesmaids alongside Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy and Musical and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Recently, Byrne completed production in the live-action/animated film, Peter Rabbit, alongside James Corden, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki. The film is slated for an April 2018 theatrical release.
Next, Bryne will star in HBO’s original film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, opposite Oprah Winfrey. The film is an adaptation of Rebecca’s Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling non-fiction book of the same name. The film will premiere on HBO on April 22, 2017.
At the end of last year, Byrne returned to the stage in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow. The production ran from November 8, 2016 – December 17, 2016 at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.
Last summer, Byrne reprised her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse, which was released in theaters on May 27, 2016. Additionally, she reprised her role as Kelly Radner in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Chole Grace Moretz. This was released in theaters on May 20, 2016.
Earlier that year, Byrne appeared in The Meddler, opposite Susan Sarandon. The film follows an aging widow from New York City who follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. The Meddler was released on April 22, 2016.
In 2015, Byrne appeared in the independent film, Adult Beginners, alongside Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2014, 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 Paul Feig directed comedy Spy, opposite Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law. The film opened on June 5, 2015.
Earlier that same year, Rose 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 Neilsen.
At the end of 2014, Byrne appeared in the remake of Annie, alongside Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale. The film opened in theaters on December 19, 2014. 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. The film was released in theaters on September 19, 2014. 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 $268 million worldwide.
In 2014, Byrne also starred in the film, The Turning, which was released in Australia on January 26, 2014. She won an award in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role from The Australian Film Critics Association and 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, among others. Theatre credits include Sydney Theatre Company’s La Dispute and Three Sisters.
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