Abbie Cornish is an Aussie actress probably best known for being Ryan Phillipe’s ex-girlfriend, as well as her roles in “Limitless,” the Madonna-directed “W.E.” and “Seven Psychopaths.” She will be seen in 2014 remake of “RoboCop.”
Abbie Cornish grew up on her parent’s 170-acre farm, and has 3 brothers and a sister. Growing up, she said she loved reading encyclopedias. “I know it sounds incredibly geeky, but I loved it. We didn’t have the Internet until I was 12 or 13.”
She began modeling at 13 and her first acting job came at the age of 15 on the Australian series “Children’s Hospital,” where she played a quadriplegic. She left home at 16 to live in Newcastle where she attended high school and wanted to become a veterinarian.
Abbie Cornish learned to drive when she was 12 years old, and has been a vegetarian since she was 13. Her parents divorced when she was 16. She said, “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.”
In 2011, she ranked #89 in FHM Australia’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” and ranked #33 on Ask Men’s Top 99 “most desirable women” of 2011.
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Her role in “Somersault” earned her an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has also appeared in “A Good Year,” alongside Russell Crowe and “Candy,” alongside Heath Ledger, among other projects.
In May 2013, Abbie was the victim of an online death hoax. “Imagine waking up one morning, logging on to the World Wide Web and discovering that you are dead.”
Abbie Cornish dated Ryan Phillipe for four years during his publicized divorce from Reese Witherspoon.
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She said of her experience on the film “The Girl,” “I can’t wait to be a mother for sure. I wanted to be a mother for a long time, but I don’t think the time is now. But, I can’t wait.”
Regarding her career, she said, “I’ve been really lucky. I think I’ve been picky, but it’s great to have that payoff. It requires a little bit of patience and waiting for the next gig.” As to “RoboCop,” she said, “I think I’ve done some of my best work in this film.”
Abbie Cornish is single and resides in Los Angeles.