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Isla Fisher

Actress / Writer / Model (person) / Film Actress / Novelist | * 02/03/1976 (45) | Muscat (Oman)
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Isla Lang Fisher (born 3 February 1976) is an Australian actress and author. She began her career on Australian television. Born to Scottish parents in Oman, she moved to Australia at age six. After appearing in television commercials at a young age, she came to prominence for her portrayal of Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away from 1994 to 1997, for which she received two Logie Award nominations. She made a successful transition to Hollywood in the live-action film adaptation of Scooby-Doo (2002), and has since appeared in Wedding Crashers (2005), Hot Rod (2007), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), The Great Gatsby (2013), and Now You See Me (2013). Her other notable film credits include I Heart Huckabees ... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with Isla Fisher as Actress(36)

as Henley Reeves2021 Now You See Me 3
as Maddie (voice)2021 Back to the Outback
as Jeanine2021 Unplugging
2020 Greed
as Ruth Condomine2020 Blithe Spirit
as Minnie2019 The Beach Bum
as Anna Malloy2018 Tag
as Karen Gaffney2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses
as Margaret2016 Grimsby
as Laura Hastings2016 Nocturnal Animals
as herself2015 Klown Forever
as Eveleigh Maddox2015 Visions
as Myrtle Wilson2013 The Great Gatsby
as Henley Reeves2013 Now You See Me
as Melanie Ralston2013 Life of Crime
as Katie Lawrence2012 Bachelorette
as Tooth (voice)2012 Rise of the Guardians
as Beans (Voice)2011 Rango
as Ginny2010 Burke & Hare
as Rebecca Bloomwood2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic
as April2008 Definitely, Maybe
as Dr. Mary Lou Larue (voice)2008 Horton Hears a Who!
as Denise2007 Hot Rod
as Luvlee2007 The Lookout
as Katie2006 Wedding Daze
as Rebecca2005 London
as Gloria Cleary2005 Wedding Crashers
as Heather2004 I ♥ Huckabees
as Redhead2003 Dallas 362
as Kirsty2003 The Wannabes
as Mary Jane2002 Scooby-Doo
as Kim2001 The Pool
as Woman in the Club1999 Random Acts of Intimacy

TV Shows/Series with Isla Fisher as Actress(15)

as Vanessa Walker2021 Bay City
as Herself - Panelist2019 Lights Out with David Spade
as Bet2019 Final Life
as Herself - Judge2017 The Gong Show
as herself2016 Chelsea
as Rebel Alley2003 Arrested Development
as Robyn Devereaux Barsby1993 Paradise Beach
as Shannon Reed1988 Home and Away
as herself1978 An Audience with...
as Cerca??? Hong Kong
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Movies with Isla Fisher as Crew(1)

Crew/Thanks2012 The Dictator

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Isla Fisher
Citizenship: Australia
Born: Tuesday, 02/03 1976 (February) in Muscat (Oman) (current age: 45 years + 228 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq
Spouses (current/former): Sacha Baron Cohen
Father: Brian Fisher
Mother: Elspeth Geronimos
Student of: Jacques Lecoq
Other names for Isla Fisher (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Άιλα Λανγκ Φίσερ"
"아일라 피셔"
"Άιλα Φίσερ"
Isla Fisher frequently works together with these people:
Sacha Baron Cohen (7x, Actor)
Charlize Theron (6x, Actress)
Henry Winkler (6x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (5x, Actor)
Helen Mirren (5x, Actress)
Andy Richter (5x, Actor)
Sharon Osbourne (5x, Actress)
Nicholas Cassim (5x, Cast)
Reese Witherspoon (4x, Actress)
Sandra Bullock (4x, Actress)
Rob Schneider (4x, Actor)
Chris Navarro (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:660, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/17/2021