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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 Bay City
Latest Project:
Movie Strays 2023-08-17
Known For
Poster of Now You See Me
Poster of Rango
Poster of Hot Rod
Poster of The Lookout
Series Bay City Vanessa Walker 2024
Movie Strays Maggie (voice) 2023-08-17
Movie Back to the Outback Maddie (voice) 2021-12-03
Movie Godmothered Mackenzie Walsh 2020-12-04
Movie Blithe Spirit Ruth Condomine 2020-11-10
Movie The Beach Bum Minnie 2019-03-21
Movie Greed Samantha McCreadie 2019-09-07
Movie Tag Anna Malloy 2018-05-30
Movie Grimsby Margaret 2016-02-24
Movie Keeping Up with the Joneses Karen Gaffney 2016-10-20
Movie Nocturnal Animals Laura Hastings 2016-11-04
Movie Visions Eveleigh Maddox 2015-08-28
Movie Klown Forever Isla Fisher 2015-09-24
Movie The Great Gatsby Myrtle Wilson 2013-05-09
Movie Now You See Me Henley Reeves 2013-05-29
Movie Life of Crime Melanie Ralston 2013-09-14
Movie Rise of the Guardians Tooth (voice) 2012-11-21
Movie Bachelorette Katie Lawrence 2012-01-23
Series OK! TV Unknown 2011-02-14
Movie Real Creatures of Dirt Self / Beans 2011-07-15
Movie Rango Beans (voice) 2011-03-02
Series Neighbors from Hell Unknown 2010-06-07
Movie Burke & Hare Ginny 2010-10-29
Movie Confessions of a Shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood 2009-02-05
Movie Horton Hears a Who! Dr. Mary Lou Larue (voice) 2008-03-03
Movie Definitely, Maybe April 2008-02-08
Movie The Lookout Luvlee 2007-03-09
Movie Hot Rod Denise 2007-08-03
Movie Wedding Daze Katie 2006-09-09
Movie Dallas 362 Redhead 2005-05-06
Movie Wedding Crashers Gloria Cleary 2005-07-13
Movie London Rebecca 2005-09-03
Series Pilot Season Butterfly 2004-09-06
Movie I ♥ Huckabees Heather 2004-09-10
Movie The Wannabes Kirsty 2003-09-25
Movie Scooby-Doo Mary Jane 2002-06-14
Series Attila Cerca 2001-01-30
Movie The Pool Kim 2001-10-04
Series Oliver Twist Bet 1999-11-28
Movie Random Acts of Intimacy Woman in the Club 1999-01-01
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 Unknown 1988-01-17
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14