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Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish is an Australian actress and rapper known for her film and television roles, particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004's "Somersault" and internationally for her role as Fanny Brawne in "Bright Star" and her appearance as "Sweet Pea" in Sucker Punch. She also raps under the stage name Dusk.

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Her career began at the age of 13, when she began taking jobs as a model after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. In 1999, Ms. Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the ABC's television show "Wildside" and was offered her first role in a feature film "The Monkey's Mask."

In 2004, she 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." Ms. Cornish received critical acclaim for her role in "Candy," opposite fellow Aussie Heath Ledger. She has also starred in "A Good Year," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and Kimberly Pierce's "Stop-Loss." In April 2010, she 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.

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Ms. 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." She starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Colin Farrell in "Seven Psychopaths" in 2012. Ms. Cornish co-starred in the 2014 RoboCop reboot wherein she played Clara Murphy, the wife of protagonist Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman).

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