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Isla Fisher

Isla Lang Fisher (born February 3, 1976) is an actress and author. She began acting on Australian television, on the short-lived soap opera Paradise Beach before playing Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away. She has since been known for her comedic roles in Wedding Crashers (2005), Hot Rod (2007), Definitely, Maybe (2008), and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009). Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents from Bathgate and Stranraer, and was raised in Perth, Western Australia. They resided in Muscat because of her father's job as a banker for the United Nations. Her name, after the Scottish island of Islay, is pronounced eye-la; she has four brothers. Fisher spent her early years in Bathgate before moving with her family to Perth, Western Australia, when she was six years old. Fisher has said that she had a "great" upbringing in Perth with a "very outdoorsy life". She began appearing in commercials on Australian television at the age of nine, before going on to win roles in popular children's television shows Bay City and Paradise Beach. She attended Methodist Ladies' College and appeared in lead roles in school productions. At the age of 18, with the help of her mother, she published two teen novels, Bewitched and Seduced by Fame. From 1994 to 1997 she played the role of Shannon Reed on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. After leaving the soap, Fisher enrolled at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, a theatre and arts training school in Paris and went on to appear in pantomime in the United Kingdom. She also toured with Darren Day in the musical Summer Holiday and appeared in the London theatre production, Così. In 2002 she had a part in the film version of Scooby-Doo as Mary Jane, Shaggy's love interest (wearing a blonde wig) who is allergic to dogs. Subsequently, Fisher was taken on by an American agent. A larger role in Wedding Crashers, alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, in 2005 won her the Breakthrough Performance Award at the MTV Movie Awards. While promoting Wedding Crashers, she was officially crowned the 1000th guest on Australian talk show Rove on 2 August 2005. She entered the set ahead of Owen Wilson, winning the title by two metres. In 2006, Fisher starred as Becca, a Manhattan party host, in the relationship drama London co-starring Jessica Biel, Chris Evans, and Jason Statham. She starred in Wedding Daze with Jason Biggs. In 2007, she appeared in The Lookout, a thriller film co-starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Matthew Goode, and Hot Rod, opposite Andy Samberg. She was scheduled to appear in The Simpsons Movie, although her appearance was cut from the final version. In 2008, she starred in Definitely, Maybe, with Ryan Reynolds, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, and Abigail Breslin, and had a voice role in Horton Hears a Who! Fisher has also co-written a script entitled Groupies with Amy Poehler, as well as another project entitled The Cookie Queen. She starred in the movie adaptation of the book Confessions of a Shopaholic, which opened on February 13, 2009. In the film, Fisher played a college graduate who works as a financial journalist in New York City to support her shopping addiction. Fisher has spoken out against the lack of opportunities for comediennes in Hollywood. In 2010, she stars in the black comedy Burke and Hare.

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Feb 3, 1976 In Muscat, Oman
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Series Bay City 2017
Known For
Poster of Bay City
Poster of Vidas criminales
Poster of El gran Gatsby
Poster of Neighbors from Hell
Series Bay City Vanessa Walker 2017
Movie Agente contrainteligente Margaret 2016-02-24
Movie Animales nocturnos Laura Hastings 2016-11-04
Movie Las apariencias engañan Karen Gaffney 2016-10-20
Movie Visions Eveleigh Maddox 2015-08-28
Movie El gran Gatsby Myrtle Wilson 2013-05-10
Movie Ahora me ves... Henley Reeves 2013-05-29
Movie Vidas criminales Melanie Ralston 2013-09-14
Movie Despedida de soltera Katie 2012-08-06
Movie El origen de los guardianes Tooth (voice) 2012-11-21
Series OK! TV Unknown 2011-02-14
Movie Rango Beans (Voice) 2011-03-02
Series Neighbors from Hell Unknown 2010-06-07
Movie Burke and Hare Ginny 2010-10-29
Movie Confesiones de una compradora compulsiva Rebecca Bloomwood 2009-02-05
Movie Definitivamente, quizás April 2008-02-08
Movie Horton Dr. Mary Lou Larue 2008-03-03
Movie The Lookout Luvlee 2007-03-09
Movie Flipado sobre ruedas Denise 2007-08-03
Movie ¡Cásate conmigo! Katie 2006-09-09
Movie London: Oscura obsesión Rebecca 2005-02-10
Movie De boda en boda Gloria Cleary 2005-07-14
Series Pilot Season 2004-09-06
Movie Extrañas coincidencias Heather 2004-09-10
Movie Dallas 362 Redhead 2003-09-12
Movie The Wannabes Kirsty 2003-09-25
Series Arrested Development Rebel Alley 2003-11-02
Movie Scooby-Doo Mary Jane 2002-06-14
Movie La piscina, un grito bajo el agua Kim 2001-10-04
Movie Atila, rey de los hunos Cerca 2001-01-01
Movie Oliver Twist Bet 1999-11-28
Series Oliver Twist Bet 1999-11-28
Series Paradise Beach Robyn Devereaux Barsby 1993-05-31
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Home and Away Shannon Reed 1988-01-17
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14