Abbie Cornish is a famous Australian actress, model, rapper and a television personality. She is also known by her rap name MC Dusk. She was born on 7th August 1982 in Lochinvar, New South Wales in Australia. She is currently 35 years old. Following her lead performance in 2004 thriller movie “Somersault” Abbie Cornish is best-known for her movie role as the titular heroine.
Abbie Cornish is the second child in a family of five children. Her father’s name is Barry Cornish while her mother’s name is Shelley Cornish. Her sister, Isabelle Cornish is also an actress. Abbie Cornish grew up on a 70-hectare farm before moving to Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia. As a teenager, Abbie Cornish was fascinated by independent and foreign films.
Abbie Cornish is currently based in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America. Abbie Cornish began modeling at the age of 13 years old after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. In 1999, Abbie Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor’s Award for her role in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Television Show “Wildside” after which she was offered her first role in a feature film titled “The Monkey’s Mask”.
In 1997, she began her acting career and starred in several Hollywood films and television drama. 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.Abbie Cornish has won the award for Best Lead Actress at the AACTA Awards. In 2004, she acted in the movie Somersault. In 2006, she acted in the movie Candy. In 2007, she acted in the historical drama film Elizabeth. In 2009, she acted in the movie Sucker Punch. In 2011, she acted in the science fiction thriller movie Limitless. In 2012, she acted in the movie Seven Psychopaths. In 2004, Abbie Cornish appeared in the award-winning short film “Everything Goes” alongside with Hugo Weaving.
Abbie Cornish in the cause of her acting career has won so many awards. In 2005, 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 the movie “Somersault”. Abbie Cornish has received several critical acclaim for her role in the movie “Candy” alongside with Heath Ledger.
In 2015, she played Agent Katherine Cowles in the movie “Solace” a mystery thriller film directed by Afinso Poyart with central performances by Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. In 2016, she featured in the film “The Girl Who Invented Kissing” alongside with Luke Wilson.
Apart from acting, Abbie Cornish is also 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 years old. In 2015, Abbie Cornish supported American rapper Nas on his Australian tour. The same year she released two new tracks “Evolve” featuring Jane Tyrrell and “Way Back Home” which was produced by Suffa from Hilltop Hoods.
Abbie Cornish is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Australia with an estimated net worth of $40 million.