45 Facts About Rose Byrne


Mary Rose Byrne was born on 24 July 1979 and is an Australian actress.


Rose Byrne made her screen debut in the film Dallas Doll, and continued to act in Australian film and television throughout the 1990s.


Rose Byrne has since starred the horror film Insidious and its sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 ; the superhero film X-Men: First Class and its sequel X-Men: Apocalypse ; and the fantasy film Peter Rabbit and its sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.


Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney.


Rose Byrne's parents are Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher.


Rose Byrne is the youngest of their four children; she has an older brother, George, and two older sisters, Alice and Lucy.


Rose Byrne's family was described by The Telegraph as "close-knit", and frequently kept her feet grounded as her career took off.


Rose Byrne attended Balmain Public School and Hunters Hill High School before attending Bradfield College in Crows Nest, New South Wales.


Rose Byrne later moved to Newtown, New South Wales and Bondi, New South Wales.


In 1999, Byrne studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company, which was developed by David Mamet and William H Macy.


Rose Byrne obtained her first film role in Dallas Doll when she was 15 years old.


Rose Byrne revealed in a post-award interview that, prior to winning the Venice Film Festival Award, she was surprised by her own performance and found it confronting watching the film because her acting was "too depressing".


On stage, Rose Byrne starred in La Dispute and in a production of Anton Chekhov's classic Three Sisters at the Sydney Theatre Company.


Rose Byrne appeared in the 2002 thriller City of Ghosts, with Matt Dillon.


Rose Byrne had flown to the UK to shoot I Capture the Castle, Tim Fywell's adaptation of the 1948 novel of the same title by Dodie Smith.


In 2003, Rose Byrne starred in three Australian films; The Night We Called It a Day, with Melanie Griffith and Dennis Hopper; The Rage in Placid Lake, with Ben Lee; and Take Away, alongside Vince Colosimo, Stephen Curry, John Howard and Nathan Phillips.


Rose Byrne reunited with Peter O'Toole, playing a young servant, in the BBC TV drama Casanova, a three-episode production about 18th century Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova.


In 2006, Rose Byrne portrayed Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, a French aristocrat and friend of Marie Antoinette, in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, with Kirsten Dunst; and appeared as a medical examiner who thinks the dead woman she is prepping is her missing sister in the critically acclaimed thriller The Dead Girl, directed by Karen Moncrieff.


In 2007, Rose Byrne had significant parts in two studio sci-fi thriller films.


Rose Byrne played a space vessel's pilot in Danny Boyle's Sunshine, alongside Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans, and an army medical officer in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Boyle's 28 Days Later.


In 2007, Rose Byrne would begin playing Ellen Parsons, a bright, young attorney, in the FX legal thriller television series Damages, alongside Glenn Close.


Rose Byrne played her role in all fifty nine episodes of the series and until its finale in September 2012.


Back then, Rose Byrne was not being strategic about her film choices.


Rose Byrne's request was met when she obtained the role of a scandalous pop star and the on and off girlfriend of a free-spirited rock star in the comedy Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.


Rose Byrne said she was unfamiliar with both the comics and the film series, except for "what a juggernaut of a film it was".


Rose Byrne's third and final 2011 film, First Class was a box office success, grossing US$353.6 million around the globe.


Rose Byrne had four film releases and one short film in 2013.


Rose Byrne obtained the part of the newlywed wife, opposite Rafe Spall, in I Give It a Year, a comedy about the trials and tribulations of a couple during their first year of marriage.


Rose Byrne played a Google executive in the film The Internship, opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as she was drawn to "the way it addressed the generational gaps and the ever-changing landscape of the technological world".


Rose Byrne filmed The Turning, a short film instalment in a Tim Winton omnibus feature, and worked again with fellow Australians Wan and Whannell for the sequel Insidious: Chapter 2, reuniting with Patrick Wilson and Lin Shaye.


In 2015, Rose Byrne reunited with Melissa McCarthy and starred with Jude Law and Jason Statham in the hit comedic action film Spy, playing the daughter of an arms dealer, and starred with Susan Sarandon in the dramedy The Meddler as the daughter of an ageing widow who moves to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.


In 2018, Rose Byrne voiced Jemima Puddle-Duck and played a local woman named Bea who spends her time painting pictures of the rabbits in the live-action comedy Peter Rabbit, which made US$351.2 million worldwide.


Rose Byrne reprised her role in the 2021 sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.


Rose Byrne voiced a virtual assistant in the 2019 movie Jexi, costarring Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, and Wanda Sykes.


Rose Byrne has been considered one of the world's most beautiful women.


Rose Byrne ranked 9th and 16th in Australian FHMs "Sexiest Women in the World", in 2001 and 2006 respectively.


Rose Byrne has been featured several times in "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces from Around the World", ranking 15th, 3rd, 7th, 5th, 8th, 1st, and 15th.


Rose Byrne was voted 78th on Ask Men's Top 99 'most desirable' woman of 2012 list, and People ranked her 7th in its "Best Dressed Celebrities" list of 2015.


Rose Byrne was the face of Max Factor between 2004 and 2009, and in 2014, she became the face of Oroton, the Australian producer of luxury fashion accessories.


Rose Byrne consciously made the transition to less dramatic material in the late 2000s, finding the idea of being "boxed in" to be "insufferable".


Rose Byrne's turn to comedy led to The Hollywood Reporter calling her "the most in-demand supporting actress for comedies".


Rose Byrne was in a relationship with Australian writer, director and actor Brendan Cowell for over six years.


Rose Byrne has been in a relationship with American actor Bobby Cannavale since 2012.


Rose Byrne has supported UNICEF Australia by being the face of the 2007 Designers United campaign and a member of Tropfest jury in 2006 and Tropfest@Tribeca in 2007.


Rose Byrne is a graduate and ambassador for NIDA's Young Actors Studio.