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Overview (3)

Born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
Nicknames Dusk
MC Dusk
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Abbie Cornish grew up on her parents' 170 acre farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar with her 3 brothers and younger sister. Abbie started modeling at age 13. Her first acting job was at age 15 on the Australian Broadcasting Commission series Children's Hospital (1997) playing a quadriplegic.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: [email protected]

Abbie Cornish, also known by her rap name MC Dusk, is an Australian actress and rapper. Following her lead performance in 2004's Somersault, Cornish is best-known for her film roles as the titular heroin addict in the drama Candy (2006), courtier Bess Throckmorton in the historical drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Fanny Brawne in the John Keats biopic Bright Star (2009), "Sweet Pea" in the action film Sucker Punch (2011), Lindy in the science fiction thriller Limitless (2011) and for her work with writer/director Martin McDonagh in Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

Cornish was born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia, as the second of five children of Shelley and Barry Cornish. Her sister, Isabelle Cornish, is also an actress. She grew up on a 70-hectare (170-acre) farm before moving to Newcastle, New South Wales. As a teenager, Cornish was fascinated by independent and foreign films. In 2006 she became an ambassador for Australian animal rights group Voiceless, the animal-protection institute, and was part of a national advertising campaign in 2012. Cornish began model-ling at age 13 after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television show Wildside and was offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask.

In 2004, Cornish appeared in the award-winning short film Everything Goes with Hugo Weaving. She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress at the FCCA and IF Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival for her role in Somersault. Cornish received critical acclaim for her role in Candy, opposite Heath Ledger. She has also starred in A Good Year, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's Stop-Loss. In April 2010, Cornish was cast in Limitless, the film adaptation of the novel The Dark Fields, directed by Neil Burger and also starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.

Cornish narrated Zack Snyder's film Sucker Punch, in which she played one of the protagonists, at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. Cornish played the role of Wally in Madonna's film W.E., about Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. She replaced Emily Blunt in the independent film The Girl. It premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. She starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Colin Farrell in Seven Psychopaths, released in 2012. Cornish co-starred in the 2014 RoboCop reboot. She played Clara Murphy, the wife of protagonist Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman). In 2015, she played Agent Katherine Cowles in Solace, a mystery thriller film directed by Afonso Poyart with central performances by Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. In 2016, she filmed The Girl Who Invented Kissing with Luke Wilson.

Cornish is a rapper, singer and songwriter. She has been rapping under the name MC Dusk since 2000 and was part of an Australian hip hop group from the age of 18 to 22. In 2015, Cornish supported American rapper Nas on his Australian tour. The same year she released two new tracks on SoundCloud: "Evolve" featuring Jane Tyrrell and "Way Back Home" which was produced by Suffa from Hilltop Hoods.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trivia (22)

Learned to drive at the age of 12.
Plays piano and guitar.
Her parents split up when she was 16 years old.
Has trekked across Morocco, Brazil, Italy and France.
Was considered for the role of Briony - 18 years old for Atonement (2007), but bailed out due to scheduling conflicts with Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).
Ranked #80 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women list (2007).
Served as a judge at the The Reel Deal Short Film Festival on August 11, 2007 at the Revesby Workers' Club in Sydney, Australia.
After reaching the final of a competition by "Dolly" magazine, she worked as a model for a while.
Second of five children, she has three brothers and a sister.
Won the Breakthrough Award at the 2008 Australians in Film Awards in Los Angeles.
Was voted "Australia's Sexiest Vegetarian" in 2008.
Met boyfriend Ryan Phillippe while filming Stop-Loss (2008) in August 2006. They broke up in February 2010.
Lived with ex-boyfriend Ryan Phillippe in Los Angeles.
Ranked #33 on Ask Men's top 99 "most desirable women" of 2011.
Older sister of Isabelle Cornish.
Ranked #89 in the 2011 FHM (Australia) list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Dedicated her 2011 G'Day USA Excellence in Film award to the late Heath Ledger, her co-star in Candy (2006) [January 23, 2011].
Has a passion for rap singing, and performs under the pseudonym "MC Dusk".
Considered for the role of Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014).
She agreed to do Sucker Punch (2011) because she had wanted to do an action film for a long time and described herself as "frothing at the mouth" before shooting the action scenes.
Born on the same date as Brit Marling.
Was proposed on Valentine's Day, 14 February 2019, by her fiancé Adel Altamimi (b. Iraq), Bellator Fighter, Champion Kyokushin, Karate Black Belt, Personal Trainer, Master on Martial Arts Instructor in Japan, United States of America Marine Corps, living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on 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".
[on her parents' divorce] 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.
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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