Rose Byrne

Biography: Rose, daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher, was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended Balmain Public School and Hunters Hill High School before attending Bradfield Senior College in North Sydney. She has an older brother, George, and two older sisters, Alice and Lucy.

She began taking acting classes at age eight, joining the Australian Theatre for Young People and also attended the University of Sydney. In 1999, Byrne studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy. After acting in several Australian televisions shows in the late 1990's, she got her big screen break in 2002 when she played handmaiden, Dormé, to Natalie Portman's character, Padmé Amidala, in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Her biggest break came in 2004 when was given the role of Briseis opposite Brad Pitt in the movie Troy. After this role, she was recognized as one
Rose, daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher, was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended Balmain Public School and Hunters Hill High School before attending Bradfield Senior College in North Sydney. She has an older brother, George, and two older sisters, Alice and Lucy.

She began taking acting classes at age eight, joining the Australian Theatre for Young People and also attended the University of Sydney. In 1999, Byrne studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy. After acting in several Australian televisions shows in the late 1990's, she got her big screen break in 2002 when she played handmaiden, Dormé, to Natalie Portman's character, Padmé Amidala, in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.

Her biggest break came in 2004 when was given the role of Briseis opposite Brad Pitt in the movie Troy. After this role, she was recognized as one of the most promising actresses in Hollywood. In 2005, Rose left Los Angeles and moved to London where she owns a house with her sister. In 2007, she was cast opposite Glenn Close in the critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated FX drama, Damages.
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Rose Byrne's Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 78 28 Weeks Later
Lowest Metascore: 33 Annie
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
29 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Just Buried Oct 3, 2008 Roberta Knickel 9.2
65 The Dead Girl Dec 29, 2006 Leah 8.7
68 The Place Beyond the Pines Mar 29, 2013 Jennifer 8.6
74 X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Moira MacTaggert 8.4
40 Wicker Park Sep 3, 2004 Alex 8.2
56 Adam Jul 29, 2009 Beth Buchwald 8.1
65 X-Men: First Class Jun 3, 2011 Dr. Moira MacTaggert 7.8
64 Sunshine Jul 20, 2007 Cassie 7.3
63 I Capture the Castle Jul 11, 2003 Rose Mortmain 7.3
52 Insidious Apr 1, 2011 Renai 7.3
tbd Unity Aug 12, 2015 Narrator 7.3
63 The Rage in Placid Lake May 21, 2004 Gemma Taylor 7.1
75 Bridesmaids May 13, 2011 Helen 7.1
78 28 Weeks Later May 11, 2007 Scarlet 7.0
57 City of Ghosts Apr 25, 2003 Sabrina 6.9
65 Get Him to the Greek Jun 4, 2010 Jackie Q 6.9
40 Insidious: Chapter 2 Sep 13, 2013 Renai Lambert 6.8
68 The Meddler Apr 22, 2016 Lori Minervini / Lori / Lori Minervini 6.8
52 X-Men: Apocalypse May 27, 2016 Moira Mactaggert / Moira Mactaggert 6.7
57 Adult Beginners Apr 24, 2015 Justine / Justine 6.6
44 This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19, 2014 Penny / Penny Moore / Penny Moore 6.4
68 Neighbors May 9, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Kelly Radner 6.3
41 Knowing Mar 20, 2009 Diana Wayland 6.1
46 The Tenants Feb 3, 2006 Irene Bell 6.0
42 The Internship Jun 7, 2013 Cast / Dana 6.0
54 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Dormé 5.9
50 I Give It a Year Aug 9, 2013 Nat / Nat 5.7
65 Marie Antoinette Oct 20, 2006 Duchesse De Polignac 5.6
58 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising May 20, 2016 Kelly Radner / Kelly Radner 5.5
33 Annie Dec 19, 2014 Cast / Grace 5.0