Emily Jane Browning is an Australian actress who has been in films including “Ghost Ship” and “Sleeping Beauty.” She began her acting career at a young age, having been born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She had a supporting part in the Australian family drama TV film ‘The Echo of Thunder’ when she was nine years old. Her performance helped her achieve notoriety, and she went on to feature in a couple TV series after that. She subsequently went on to play the protagonist character’s daughter in the comedy film ‘The Man Who Sued God.’ The movie was a big hit. She then went on to star in the horror thriller ‘Ghost Ship,’ about a ship’s encounter with extraterrestrials. Her appearance in the American psychological horror film ‘The Uninvited’ is another notable achievement in her career. She played a psychologically unstable teenager who was discharged from a mental hospital in the film. Her part in the sensual drama film ‘Sleeping Beauty’ earned her international acclaim. The film in which she played the major part was a great hit. Browning’s performance was also praised highly. Her most recent performance is in the American Greek film ‘Golden Exits,’ in which she plays the lead.
Childhood and Adolescence
Emily Browning was born on December 7, 1988, in Melbourne, Victoria, to Andrew and Shelley Browning. Nicholas and Matthew are her two younger brothers. She attended Hurstbridge Learning Co-op and then Eltham High School for her education. She took part in a school play and was seen by a classmate’s father, who encouraged her to pursue acting.
Career of Emily Browning
Emily Browning began her acting career when she was nine years old, in the television picture ‘The Echo of Thunder.’ Simon Wincer was the director of the picture. Her performance in the film earned her acclaim, and she went on to star in the television series “Something in the Air” from 2000 to 2001. From 2000 to 2002, she also appeared in the TV series ‘Blue Heelers.’
Her next appearance on the big screen was in the comedy picture ‘The Man Who Sued God,’ where she played the protagonist character’s daughter. In 2002, she made her Hollywood debut in the horror thriller ‘Ghost Ship,’ in which she had a supporting part. The movie was a financial success. However, it received poor feedback.
Browning then played a minor part in the film ‘Ned Kelly.’ She went on to star in the film ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ in which she had a pivotal part. She didn’t appear in any films for a few years following that. ‘The Uninvited,’ a psychological horror thriller from the United States, was her return picture in 2009. She played the lead in the movie.
‘Sucker Punch,’ a 2011 action thriller film, featured her in the starring role. The picture, directed by Zack Snyder, did not fare well in the box office. It received mixed reviews as well. Her performance in the Australian film ‘Sleeping Beauty’ garnered her international praise the same year. Julia Leigh directed the film, which depicted her as a university student who pursues a part-time high-paying profession that entails her sleeping naked with wealthy guys.
Browning earned an award at the Hamptons International Film Festival for her performance. She proceeded to portray important roles in films such as ‘Summer in February’ (2013), ‘God Help the Girl’ (2014), and ‘Legend’ as her fame expanded (2015). Browning’s most recent cinematic appearance was in the 2017 film ‘Golden Exits.’
Major Projects of Emily Browning
Emily Browning made her big screen debut in ‘The Man Who Sued God,’ a 2001 Australian comedy film. The film was directed by Mark Joffe and told the story of a guy whose fishing boat is wrecked by lightning. He makes a claim against God, having church authorities represent Him, when his insurance is refused since his boat was destroyed due to a “act of God.” The movie was a commercial success and received favorable reviews from reviewers.
Emily Browning’s 2009 psychological horror film ‘The Uninvited’ is another important accomplishment in her career. The film was a remake of the South Korean horror film ‘A Tale of Two Sisters,’ directed by the Guard Brothers. The plot centres around Anna, a mentally ill woman played by Browning. Her life becomes even more complicated once she is freed from a mental hospital where she had remained for months due to a suicide attempt. The picture fared well in the box office and received mixed reviews.
Browning’s performance in the film ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is one of her most important works. Julia Leigh was the director of the picture. Browning appeared in the film as a university student who accepts a part-time job that pays well but compels her to sleep naked with wealthy men. The novel “The House of the Sleeping Beauties” and “Memories of My Melancholy Whores” were used as inspiration for the film. It was a financial success, but critical reception was divided.
Browning’s most recent film appearances include a cameo in the 2015 murder thriller ‘Legend.’ ‘The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins,’ by John Pearson, was made into a film. Brian Helgeland directed the movie. The plot centres around a former boxer who joins London’s criminal underworld and, with his brother, attempts to dominate a big portion of the city’s underworld. The film was a commercial success and received several accolades.
Achievements & Awards
Emily Browning was awarded the ‘Australian Film Institute’ Award in 2002 for her minor role in the television series ‘Halifax f.p.: Playing God.’ For her part in the film ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ she received the prize once more. She won the Breakthrough Performer award at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2011 for her outstanding performance in the film “Sleeping Beauty.”
Personal Experiences of Emily Browning
Since 2011, Emily Browning has been dating actor Max Irons.
Estimated Net Worth
Emily Browning is an actress, model, and singer from Australia with an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. Browning was born on December 7, 1988, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is renowned for his roles in Ghost Ship, Ned Kelly, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Uninvited, Sucker Punch, and Sleeping Beauty.