An actress and rapper, Abbie Cornish is widely known by her rap name Dusk. She was born on 7 August, 1982, in Lochinvar, New South Wales. Her parents, Shelley and Barry Cornish, had five children in all and Abbie was the second of the five.
She started her career as a model when she was 13. She made her debut on the screen with her role in the TV series ‘Wildside’. She won the Australian Film Institute Young Actor’s Award for it. Cornish entered the silver screen with the movie, The Monkey’s Mask, in the year 2000, as Mickey Norris.
The movie was a thriller and was directed by Samantha Lang. She has a knack for acting, and that earned her various awards including the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Heidi in the movie, ‘Somersault’.
The film itself won good critic reviews for its outstanding exploration of the themes of human sexuality and emotion. Out of her movies till date, Bright Star, which was released in 2009, got her the best attention for critics worldwide. She was nominated for some awards such as British Independent Film Award for Best Actress and Denver Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress.
After Candy, in which she played the role of Candy, Cornish got recognition in Hollywood, and with that she went to make movies such as Stop-Loss, Bright Star and
. In Sucker Punch, Cornish got a role of a protective sister locked up in an asylum.
The director, Zach Snyder, stated that it was an amazement to see the kind of action star she turned out to be. She played along with various other co-stars such as
. An outstanding rapper, Cornish has been in the field since 2000.
She raps under the name of Dusk, and stated that she would be performing alongside Nas on a tour around Australia. Her recent releases were two tracks called “Evolve” and “Way Back Home”. Growing up on the farm, she got involved in the animal rights movement and became an ambassador for the group Voiceless, The Animal Protection Institute. She is a strong supporter of the animal rights movement and has been a poster girl for various events too.