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Emily Browning

Emily Browning followed her role in Sucker Punch with the lead in Julia Leigh's provocative feature debut, Sleeping Beauty, due out later this year. Browning, an Australian-born actress, began her professional acting career at the age of nine, with a role in the made-for-television film The Echo of Thunder, opposite Judy Davis. She then went on to work on several Australian small screen series, with recurring roles in Something in the Air and Blue Heelers. In 2001, she played the guest lead of Christie in Halifax f.p: Playing God, for which she won the Young Actor's Award from the Australian Film Institute Award (AFI). A year later, she appeared with Rachel Griffiths in the AFI-winning After the Deluge, for which she was again nominated for an AFI Award in the same category.

Browning continued to build her career with a string of feature film credits, including The Man Who Sued God, with Billy Connolly and Judy Davis; Darkness Falls; Ghost Ship; and Ned Kelly, opposite Heath Ledger. In 2004, she scored the breakthrough role of Violet in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the best-selling books, alongside Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep and Jude Law. It was for this role that she was honored with an AFI International Award for Best Actress and a Critics' Choice Award nomination for Best Young Actress.

Upon returning to Australia, Browning focused on completing her secondary studies; however, she took time out to work on the AFI and IF Award-winning short feature Stranded. Browning was last seen in the leading role in the horror thriller The Uninvited, opposite Elizabeth Banks.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Emily Browning Facts

Birth Name Emily Jane Browning
BirthdayDecember 7, 1988 (33)
BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Emily Browning compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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