With nearly two decades of film, television, and stage acting experience behind her, the highly acclaimed Australian actress Rose Byrne has no plans to slow down in the near future. She made her acting debut as a teenager in the Australian comedy Dallas Doll, after which she appeared in a number of television shows and films in her Australian homeland.
Byrne debuted her transition to Hollywood with a small role in the box office hit Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2002, and since then it has been a steady climb for the highly talented film diva. This versatile actress, who is known for her roles in numerous successful comedy flicks, also 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 is of Scottish and Irish descent. Her mother Jane worked as an elementary school administrator, while her father Robin Byrne worked as a statistician. The youngest of her parents’ four children, Rose Byrne, grew up with her sisters Alice and Lucy and a brother named George.
Byrne received her early education at Balmain Public School. At the age of 8, she was enrolled in acting classes and later became a member of the Australian Theater for Young People. For high school, Byrne attended Hunters Hill High School and Bradfield Senior College. She received her college education at the University of Sydney and later studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan, New York City.
Rose Byrne’s debut in Dallas Doll (1994) was followed by a not-so-fast rise in her home country. In addition to guest roles in several other television series, she also appeared in two films: Two Hands (1999) and My Mother Frank (2000). Bryne’s first leading role, which can be considered her groundbreaking role, came in 2000 in the romantic comedy The Goddess of 1967, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 57th Venice Film Festival.
The blockbuster Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones from 2000 was Rose Byrne’s first Hollywood film in which she played the character of Dormé. Subsequently, the actress became highly sought after both in Hollywood and in her home country Australia. Byrne appeared in the Australian film The Rage in Placid Lake (2003), for which she was named Best Actress by the Australian Film Institute. Her fame in Hollywood was further enhanced when she played the character of Briseis in the epic Troy (2003), which was a huge 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), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). In 2014, Byrne starred alongside Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in Neighbors, then 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 vocal role in the highly successful cartoon comedy Peter Rabbit.
On the small screen, Rose Byrne’s most remarkable role to date is her starring role as Ellen Parsons in the legal thriller Damages (2007-2012), for which she received 2 Emmy Award nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations.
Rose Byrne House and Net Worth
Since her professional acting debut in the mid-1990s, the Hollywood star has been unstoppable. Rose Byrne enjoyed numerous lucrative sponsors in addition to her steady and brilliant career. From 2004 to 2009 the talented actress was the face of the international cosmetics brand Max Factor. She held the same position from 2014 to 2017 for the luxury handbag retailer Oroton.
Thanks to this and several other profitable ventures, Rose Byrne’s net worth is estimated at $16 million. Together with her longtime partner Bobby Cannavale, Byrne has committed $2.5 million to a 2,000-square-foot, three-story townhouse in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill district in 2015.
Kids and Relationship With Bobby Cannavale
Rose Byrne is in a long-term relationship with her Hollywood actor colleague Bobby Cannavale. The duo got together in 2012 and they have 2 children together. Their first child, a son named Rocco Robin Cannavale, welcomed the couple on February 1, 2016, and their second child (son) was born on November 16, 2017, and was named Rafa Cannavale. The name “Rafa” is a homage to Bobby’s Latin roots and was inspired by the legendary tennis star Rafael Nadal.
Height and Body Measurements
Rose Byrne stands at a height of 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches) and holds a bodyweight of 53 kg (117 lb). The actress has a bust size of 81 cm (32 inches) with waist and hip widths of 58.5 cm (23 inches) and 84 cm (33 inches), respectively.