Five Things You Didn’t Know About Emily Browning

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Emily Browning

Emily Browning

The young Australian actress has proven that she can act well in just about anything. Emily Browning has tackled romance, comedy, horror and fantasy in films. At 28 years old, Emily has already had a prolific international acting career. She currently stars as Laura Moon in STARZ’s fantasy series American Gods. Laura is the wife of ex-conman Shadow Moon. She cheated on him and was not a very likable person before her death. Her reanimated corpse must redeem herself.

Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Emily Browning.

1. She started acting at a young age

Emily Browning was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1988. As a young girl, she was interested in English literature, photography and design, but at just 8 years old, her friend’s father was awed by her performance in a school play. Emily began to pursue acting. Her breakthrough role was in “The Echo of Thunder” and she earned roles in a few Australian television shows. At 14, she played a role in the American horror film “Ghost Ship” in 2002, and won the Australian Film Institute’s Young Actors Award the same year. Three years later, Emily won the Australian Film Institute’s International Award for Best Actor.

2. She was in “Lemony Snicket”

Emily is often recognized from the 2004 film “Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events”. As Violet Badelaire, Emily held her own with actors Jim Carrey, Jude Law and Meryl Streep. Along with “Ghost Ship” and later in “The Uninvited” and “Pompei”, Emily made a name for herself as a Hollywood actress. She has also continued to act in independent and lesser known films including “Sleeping Beauty” and “Sucker Punch”.

3. She took a hiatus from acting to finish school

At the height of her rise as a young international actress, Emily chose to take a break from acting to finish high school in Australia. She had to turn down roles for some major films, but she never looks back. It was important for her to finish school. One role she turned down was Bella Swan in the “Twilight” movies. The part was passed to Kristen Stewart and served as her breakthrough film in Hollywood. When Emily returned to acting, she worked with “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke in “Plush” and was cast in 2013’s “The Host”, another adaptation of “Twilight” author Stephanie Meyer’s books.

4. She sings

You may not realize that Emily Browning is a singer and lyricist as well as an actress. She has made 3 studio albums. For her 2011 fantasy epic film “Sucker Punch”, she performed several songs for the album of the same name. She also recorded 2013’s “Plush” and 2014’s “God Help the Girl”.

5. She learned an American accent by watching Sesame Street

Emily Browning taught herself an American accent early on. She claims that she watched a lot of the long running PBS children’s series “Sesame Street” to get her American accent down pat. Before that, she also showed her skills with a spot on English accident. With her talent and poise, Emily Browning has proven herself in Hollywood and internationally as an actress. Unlike some young actresses who burn out quickly, Emily should be in it for the long run.

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