Rebecca Skloot

Played by Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne is best known for her role as Ellen Parsons in Damages, opposite Glenn Close. The series, created by Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler and Todd Kessler, ran for five seasons on FX and later DirecTV. Byrne earned two Golden Globe nominations and one Emmy nomination for her role. She is also known for her role in the Paul Feig directed comedy, Bridesmaids alongside Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy and Musical and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Byrne will appear in the live-action/animated film, Peter Rabbit, alongside James Corden, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki. She reprised her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse, and as Kelly Radner in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Cholë Grace Moretz.

In 2015, Byrne appeared in the independent film, Adult Beginners, alongside Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Byrne also appeared in the Paul Feig directed comedy Spy, opposite Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law.

She returned to the stage in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, having made her Broadway debut in the limited engagement run of You Can’t Take it With You. She played the lead role of Alice Sycamore opposite James Earl Jones and Kristine Nielsen.

At the end of 2014, Byrne appeared in the remake of Annie, alongside Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale. That same year, Byrne also appeared in Shawn Levy’s This is Where I Leave You, alongside Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver and Jane Fonda. She also appeared in the Nicholas Stoller comedy Neighbors, opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, which earned over $268 million worldwide.

In 2014, Byrne also starred in the film, The Turning, and won an award in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role from The Australian Film Critics Association and The Film Critics Circle of Australia.

Byrne’s other film credits include: The Internship, The Place Beyond the Pines, Insidious, Get Him to the Greek, X-Men: First Class, Marie Antoinette, Troy, Adam, and 28 Weeks Later, among others. Theatre credits include Sydney Theatre Company’s La Dispute and Three Sisters.