Abbie's career began at the age of thirteen, when she began taking jobs as a model after reaching the finals of a Dolly magazine competition. By the time she was sixteen, Abbie was juggling television acting roles with studying for her HSC, with the intention of pursuing a career as a veterinarian. In 1999 Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the ABC's television show Wildside and was soon offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask.
At seventeen Abbie Cornish traveled through the USA and Western Europe for six months, before returning to a blossoming acting career.
Abbie Cornish received the 2004 Australian Film Institute
Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, best actress at the
FCCA and IF Awards and best breakthrough performance at the 2005
Miami Film Festival for her role in 2004's Somersault, the film
which rose her to prominence. Cornish received widespread
critical acclaim for her role in 2006's Candy and is currently
attempting to break into the overseas market, with upcoming
roles in A Good Year, The Golden Age and an untitled Kimberly
Awards Won for Abbie Cornish
Film List for Abbie Cornish
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