Abbie Cornish

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Abbie Cornish

Born

8/7/1982, Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia

Birth Name

Abbigale Cornish

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Abbie Cornish was born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia on August 7, 1982. She began her career as a model first, at the age of 13, and then went on to play a quadriplegic at the age of 15 on the Children's Hospital television series broadcasted on…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 2009, Abbie was nominated for a Satellite Award in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her role in the movie Bright Star (2009).

    • In 2012, the cast of the movie Seven Psychopaths (2012), which included Abbie, was nominated for a SDFCS Award by the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards in the category of Best Ensemble Performance.

    • In 2009, Abbie got 2nd place in the SDFCS Award by the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards in the category of Best Actress for her role in the Bright Star (2009), tied with Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009).

    • In 2005, Abbie won a Special Jury Award by the Miami Film Festival in the category Breakthrough Actor for her role in the Somersault (2004).

    • In 2010, Abbie was nominated for a ALFS Award by the London Critics Circle Film  in the category of Actress of the Year for her role in the movie Bright Star (2009).

    • In 2004, Abbie won a IF Award in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie Somersault (2004).

    • In 2006, Abbie was nominated for a IF Award in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie Candy (2006).

    • In 2004, Abbie won a FCCA Award by the Film Critics Circle of Australia in the category of Best Actor - Female for her role in the movie Somersault (2004).

    • In 2006, Abbie won a FCCA Award by the Film Critics Circle of Australia in the category of Best Actress in a Lead Role for her role in the movie Candy (2006).

    • In 2010, Abbie was nominated for a Chlotrudis Award in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie Bright Star (2009).

    • In 2009, Abbie was nominated for a CFCA Award by the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie Bright Star (2009).

    • In 2009, Abbie was nominated for a British Independent Film Award in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie Bright Star (2009).

    • In 2012, the cast of the movie Seven Psychopaths (2012), which included Abbie, was nominated for a BSFC Award by the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards in the category of Best Ensemble Cast.

    • In 2010, Abbie was nominated for a AFI Award by the Australian Film Institute in the category of Best Lead Actress for her role in the movie Bright Star (2009).

    • In 2006, Abbie was nominated for a AFI Award by the Australian Film Institute in the category of Best Lead Actress for her role in the movie Candy (2006).

    • In 2004, Abbie was nominated for two AFI Awards by the Australian Film Institute. The first in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television Drama or Comedy for her role in the Marking Time. The second in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the movie Somersault (2004). She won the award in the second category.

    • In 1999, Abbie won a Young Actor's Award by the Australian Film Institute for her role in the TV series Wildside.

    • In 2011, Abbie was ranked #89 in the 100 Sexiest Women in the World list by FHM Magazine of Australia.

    • Her younger sister, Isabelle Cornish, is also an actress and model.

    • In 2011, Abbie was ranked #33 in the Top 99 Most Desirable Women list by Ask Men Magazine.

    • In 2008, Abbie was voted Australia's Sexiest Vegetarian.

    • In 2007, Abbie was voted #80 in the Hot 100 Women list by Maxim Magazine.

    • In 1999, Abbie won her first major award the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for the TV show Wildside. This participation in this show launched her career.

    • At sixteen, while still doing several TV shows and appearances, and still in high school, Abbie was considering which career to pursue: acting or veterinarian.

    • Abbie's acting career began when she was thirteen.

    • At age 13, Abbie was a finalist a Dolly magazine modeling competition, after which she began taking jobs as a model.

    • Abbie has one older brother, two younger brothers, and one younger sister.

    • She likes trekking. She has trekked across Morocco, Brazil, Italy and France.

    • Her parents separated when she was 16.

    • She plays both the piano and guitar.

    • At age of 13, she become a vegetarian.

    • Abbie is 5'8" (1.73 m) tall.

    • Abbie learned to drive at age 12.

  • Quotes

    • Abbie: (on picking a part) I'm horribly picky. I'm looking for the best thing out there. Full stop. I want to be fulfilled: I want to explore, I want to be enlightened. Long order. I want to learn and experience and feel the rhythm of somebody else's soul.

    • Abbie: (on building a character while acting) When you create a character, you have to trust they're in your DNA, unzip the suit that you've acquired and leave yourself raw to the possibility of anything that might happen.

    • Abbie: (about how she learns from others) I see part of the way some people work or operate.

    • Abbie: I love love stories, no matter how dark.

    • Abbie: I don't think stardom is for me... I don't see myself that way.

    • Abbie: (about her relationship with Ryan Phillippe) We were very good friends and we did spend a lot of time together, yeah. But we're friends and that's it.

    • Abbie: (about doing nude scenes) The hardest part is getting your clothes off at first in front of the people who haven't seen you naked before. The first time you get nude in front of someone, it's hard, and then it's, 'Well, you've seen everything now; it's OK, we can shoot the rest of the day'.

    • Abbie: (about her parents separation) I think as a child you know when it's time for your parents to split. You realize they love each other, but they're not in love with each other. And I think as a child it's much better for your parents to split than for them to stay and have dysfunction within the family.

    • Abbie: I like doing my own hair and make-up because it's me.

    • Abbie: Whenever I am acting, it's everything, you know. If I'm researching a role, I'm completely consumed in that and, between action and cut, I live in this suspended time. It's a really amazing experience and the only other thing I get it from is music.

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