Abbie Cornish constantly continues to surprise her fans and the entertainment industry at large. She has made a name for herself as an actress and surprisingly, as a rapper. The Australian actress also goes by the rap pseudonym, MC Dusk. She ventured into the showbiz industry at the age of 13 as a model before she moved into acting a few years later. She was cast in her breakthrough role in the 2004 film Somersault, and this opened doors for her to appear in many other films which made her more popular.
Since 2018, the actress has been playing the role of Cathy Mueller in the series Jack Ryan. Learn more about the actress below.
Abbie Cornish’s Biography
Abbie Cornish was born on August 7, 1982, in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia. She has four other siblings – three brothers and a sister. Out of the five children born to her parents, Barry and Shelley Cornish, Abbie is the second child. Sadly, her parents got divorced when she was 16 years old. According to the actress, it was better for her parents to have parted ways than try to live together and have a dysfunctional home.
Having been raised on a farm in Newcastle, New South Wales, Abbie grew to love animals so much that she became a vegetarian, cutting out meat from her diet in advocacy for animal protection. Although she later changed her mind about being a vegetarian, she continues to advocate for animal protection.
As a result of her effort towards protecting animals, the Australian animal rights group known as Voiceless made Abbie Cornish its ambassador in 2006. She also represents the Animal Protection Institute and in 2012, she took part in a national advertising campaign.
Movies And TV Shows
Abbie Cornish started out in the showbiz industry as a model at the age of 13. This was after she made it to the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. She later moved on to acting in 1999, taking part in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s television show, Wildside which earner her the Australian Film Institute Young Actor’s Award for her outstanding performance. In addition to the award, she was also offered her first role in the 2000 thriller film, The Monkey’s Mask.
The following year, Abbie landed the role of Reggie McDowell in the children’s TV series Outriders and followed it up in 2003 with the miniseries Marking Time. Also in 2003, she played the role of Becky Wodinski in the Australian film Horseplay. Abbie Cornish was then cast in the 2004 movies – Somersault which earned her four awards, One Perfect Day, and Everything Goes.
In the year 2006, Abbie appeared as Christie Roberts in the British-American romantic comedy titled A Good Year and also played the title character in the romantic drama movie Candy, winning the Film Critics Circle of Australia for Best Actress in a Lead Role for her outstanding performance. The year 2007 saw the actress starring as Bess Throckmorton in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a biographical drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur.
From 2008 through 2009, Abbie Cornish featured in the American war drama film Stop-Loss and Bright Star, a biographical fiction romantic drama film which centers around the last three years of the life of the English romantic poet, John Keats and his relationship with his fiancee Fanny Brawne. For her role in Bright Star, Abbie was nominated for ten awards, including Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year.
Sequel to this, she appeared as Lindy and Sweet Pea in the 2011 American films Limitless and Sucker Punch respectively. In the year that followed, Abbie portrayed the character of Ashley in the independent film The Girl in addition to featuring as Kaya in the dark comedy crime film Seven Psychopaths.
In 2014, the talented actress appeared in the miniseries Klondike and as Clara Murphy in the film RoboCop. The following year, she starred in a straight-to-video film titled Solace and followed it up in 2016 with Lavender, another direct-to-video drama film. In 2017, Abbie Cornish featured in the films Missouri, Geostorm, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, earning a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and a nomination for AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the latter.
The next year, Abbie Cornish played the role of Kerstin in the film Where Hands Touch and was cast as a series regular in Jack Ryan.
Abbie Cornish’s Relationships And Affairs
The talented Australian actress previously dated fellow actor Ryan Phillippe. Their relationship started in 2006 after they met on the set of the movie Stop-Loss, in which they co-starred. Their affair attracted intense scrutiny after the media publicized it, particularly because Ryan Phillippe was married to popular Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon at the time.
This prompted speculations that then 27-year-old Abbie contributed to the breakdown of Ryan’s seven-year-long marriage to Reese. After Ryan’s divorce, he continued dating Abbie Cornish and even lived together with her in Los Angeles. Abbie relocated to the US city solely for her relationship with the actor and maintained that it was the right decision. That notwithstanding, they parted ways three years after, in 2010 precisely.
From the time she broke up with the American actor, the actress was never seen attending events in the company of anyone. It was, however, rumored that she was involved with someone but the identity of the said person remained a mystery until February 2019 when she announced her engagement to Adel Altamim, believed to be the mystery guy. Sharing the good news with her numerous fans, Abbie also posted a series of loved up photos.
Adel is an Iraqi professional Kyokushin fighter, born and bred in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was when the U.S. Marines contracted him to drive convoys. He was later captured by Al-Qaeda and held hostage and was close to being decapitated like his cousins and a close friend were but was saved just in time by the Marines. He now lives in Los Angeles and works as a fitness trainer at the Unbreakable MMA gym.