Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish


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

Birth Name

Abbigale Cornish


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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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    • Abbie: My parents allowed me to watch it. I was allowed to watch pretty much anything, when I was a kid.

    • Abbie: (on selecting project to work on) Regardless of the team and who is making the film, you have to read the script. For me, it is about the story of the character, and then I progress from there. Only then do I look at whom I will be working with and who will be directing and producing it, and the team that they are setting up creatively. Then you have a really strong sense of what is going on. If those all feel good and feel right, then I am in.

    • 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.