With nearly two decades of film, television, and stage acting behind her, highly-acclaimed Aussie actress Rose Byrne has no plans to slow down any time soon. As a teenager, she marked her acting debut in the Australian comedy flick Dallas Doll after which she featured in a number of TV shows and films in her native Australia.
Byrne debuted her transition to Hollywood with a small role in the 2002 box-office hit Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and ever since, it has remained a steady rise for the highly talented screen diva. Known for her roles in a numerous successful comedy flicks, this versatile actress equally knows how to show her serious side.
Rose Byrne Biography (Age)
Mary Rose Byrne was born on July 24, 1979, in Balmain, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales. She has Scottish and Irish ancestry. Her mother Jane worked as the administrator of an elementary school while her father Robin Byrne served as a statistician. The youngest of her parents’ 4 children, Rose Byrne was raised alongside sisters Alice and Lucy and a brother named George.
Byrne had her early education at Balmain Public School. As an 8-year old, she was enrolled for acting classes and later became a member of the Australian Theatre for Young People. For high school, Byrne attended Hunters Hill High School and Bradfield Senior College. She had her college education at the University of Sydney and later studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan, New York City.
Rose Bryne’s debut in Dallas Doll (1994) was followed by a not-so-swift rise up the ladder in her native country. In addition to guest roles in a couple of other TV series, she featured in 2 movies; Two Hands (1999) and My Mother Frank (2000). Bryne’s first lead role which could be considered her breakthrough role came in the 2000 romantic comedy The Goddess of 1967 for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 57th Venice Film Festival.
The 2000 blockbuster Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones was Rose Byrne’s first Hollywood feature in which she portrayed the character Dormé. Subsequently, the actress became highly-sought after both in Hollywood and in her native Australia. Among other productions, Byrne appeared in the Australian film The Rage in Placid Lake (2003) for which she was named the Best Actress by Australian Film Institute. Her profile in Hollywood was raised a notch higher when she portrayed the character Briseis in the epic Troy (2003), which was a big commercial success.
Among other notable appearances the ever busy actress starred in Knowing (2009), Insidious (2010), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011) as well as Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). In 2014, Byrne starred alongside Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in Neighbors after which she appeared opposite Jamie Foxx in the musical Annie (2014). She also appeared in Spy (2015), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and in 2018, she had a voice role in the highly successful animated comedy Peter Rabbit.
On the small screen, Rose Byrne’s most notable role yet is her main role as Ellen Parsons in the legal thriller Damages (2007-2012) for which she received 2 Emmy Award nominations as well as 2 Golden Globe nominations.
Her House and Net Worth
Since marking her professional acting debut in the mid-1990s, there has been no slowing down for this Hollywood star. Rose Byrne has equally enjoyed numerous lucrative endorsements in addition to her steady and illustrious career. From 2004 to 2009, the talented actress served as the face of international cosmetics brand Max Factor. She equally served in the same capacity for luxury handbag retailer Oroton from 2014 to 2017.
Thanks to these and several other profitable ventures, Rose Byrne’s net worth is pegged at an estimated $16 million. Alongside her long-term partner Bobby Cannavale, Byrne doled out $2.5 million in 2015 for a 2,000-square-foot three-story townhouse located in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood.
Kids and Relationship With Bobby Cannavale
Rose Byrne is in a long-term relationship with fellow Hollywood actor Bobby Cannavale. The duo got together in 2012 and they have 2 children together. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Rocco Robin Cannavale on February 1, 2016. Their second child (son) was born on November 16, 2017, and named Rafa Cannavale. The name “Rafa” is a tribute to Bobby’s Latin roots and was inspired by legendary tennis star Rafael Nadal.
Height and Body Measurements
Rose Byrne stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) and maintains a body weight of 53 kg (117 lb). The actress has a bust size of 32 inches (81 cm) with a waist size and hip size of 23 inches (58.5 cm) and 33 inches (84 cm) respectively.