Australian actress was Abbie Cornish born on 7 August 1982 in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia. She is best known for her film and television roles particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004 Somersault, and internationally for her role as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star and her appearance as Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch. Her career began at age 13 after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actors Award for her role in the Australian Broadcasting Corporations television show Wildside and was offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkeys Mask. She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress at the FCCA, Best Actress in a Leading Role and IF Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival for her role in Somersault.