Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

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    Mary Rose Byrne (born 24 July 1979) is an Australian actress. Byrne made her screen debut in 1992 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. In 2000, she played a leading role in the Australian film The Goddess of 1967, which brought her a Venice Film Festival award for Best Actress.

    From 2007 to 2012, she played Ellen Parsons in the cable television series Damages, which earned her two Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations. Along with co-star Glenn Close, she appeared in all of the show's fifty-nine episodes. Byrne has also starred in the films Troy, 28 Weeks Later, Insidious, X-Men: First Class, as well as the comedies Bridesmaids, Neighbors, and Spy.

    Byrne was born in Balmain, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and is of Irish and Scottish descent. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher. She is the youngest of their four children; she has an older brother, George, and two older sisters, Alice and Lucy. In a 2009 interview, Byrne stated that her mother is an atheist, while both she and her father are agnostics.

    Byrne attended Balmain Public School and Hunters Hill High School before attending Bradfield College in Crows Nest. She later moved to Newtown and Bondi. She began taking acting classes at age eight, joining the Australian Theatre for Young People and later attended the University of Sydney. In 1999, Byrne studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company, which was developed by David Mamet and William H.Macy

    Byrne was cast in her first film role, Dallas Doll, when she was 13 years old. She has appeared in several Australian television shows, such as Heartbreak High and Echo Point, and the film Two Hands with Heath Ledger. She appeared in The Date, My Mother Frank, and Clara Law's The Goddess of 1967, the last of which gained her the Volpi Cup for "Best Actress" at the 2000 Venice Film Festival. Byrne revealed in a post-award interview that, prior to winning the Venice Film Festival award, she was surprised by her own performance and found it confronting watching the film because her acting was "too depressing". Byrne admitted that "watching myself is confronting because I'm convinced I can't act and I want to get out, that's how insecure I am."

    Byrne appeared as a guest in an episode of the police drama series Murder Call. On stage, she played a lead role in La Dispute and in a production of Anton Chekhov's classic Three Sisters at the Sydney Theatre Company.

    In 2002, Byrne made her first appearance in a Hollywood film with a small role as Dormé, the handmaiden to Natalie Portman's Senator Padmé Amidala, in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. She appeared the same year in City of Ghosts with Matt Dillon. The year previously she had flown to the UK to shoot I Capture the Castle, Tim Fywell's adaptation of the 1948 novel of the same title by Dodie Smith. In the 2003 release, she portrayed Rose Mortmain, the elder sister of Romola Garai's Cassandra. In 2003, she starred in three Australian films: The Night We Called It a Day with Melanie Griffith and Dennis Hopper; The Rage in Placid Lake for which she was named Best Actress at the Australian Film Institute; and Take Away, another comedy.

    In 2004, Byrne starred as Briseis in Wolfgang Petersen's epic Troy. She then reunited with Peter O'Toole in the BBC TV drama Casanova. Byrne appeared with Snoop Dogg in Danny Green's film The Tenants, based on Bernard Malamud's novel, and starred as Alex with Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger in the romantic psychological thriller Wicker Park.


    Byrne at the Sydney film premiere of I Give It a Year, 15 January 2013
    In 2006, Byrne portrayed Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, a French aristocrat and friend of Marie Antoinette, in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, with Kirsten Dunst, and appeared in The Dead Girl, directed by Karen Moncrieff.

    In 2007, she played Cassie, the pilot in Danny Boyle's science fiction suspense film[19] Sunshine; followed by Scarlett Ross, an army medical officer in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's science fiction horror 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Boyle's 28 Days Later; then appeared in the independent film Just Buried, a Canadian dark comedy written and directed by Chaz Thorne.

    From 2007, Byrne starred as Ellen Parsons in the FX drama production Damages, which ran for five seasons. She appeared in the Australian film noir The Tender Hook with Hugo Weaving.

    In 2009, Byrne co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the science fiction thriller Knowing. Later that year, she appeared in the indie film Adam, with Hugh Dancy. She appeared in the 2010 comedy film Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, and she was co-lead in the James Wan horror film Insidious, which premiered in September 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival and received a wide theatrical release on 1 April 2011.

    Byrne also starred in the Kristen Wiig comedy Bridesmaids, released on 13 May 2011.] She played Moira MacTaggert in the X-Men spin-off X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The movie opened 3 June 2011.

    In 2013, Byrne appeared in the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines, with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, and appeared in the comedy, The Internship, opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson; and The Turning, a short film installment in a Tim Winton omnibus feature. Byrne also played the newlywed wife in I Give It a Year, a comedy about the trials and tribulations of a couple during their first year of marriage.

    Byrne worked again with fellow Australians James Wan and Leigh Whannell for the sequel to Insidious (the original film grossed US$97 million after a production budget of US$1.5 million was invested by Wan and Whannell) Insidious: Chapter 2 was released on Friday, 13 September 2013, and also featured actors Patrick Wilson and Lin Shaye. The film received mixed reviews from critics and became the biggest opening day in US box office history for the month of September following its release. Insidious: Chapter 2 was a financial success grossing over US$160 million against a budget of US$5 million.

    In 2014, Byrne starred in the comedy film Neighbors, alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. The film received positive reviews and went on to become a box office success.] A remake of the 1982 classic, Annie, featured Byrne playing the role of Grace Farrell, Mr. Stack's colleague. Despite that film being badly received by critics, Byrne's performance was mostly praised with reviewers calling her the surprise highlight of the movie. It was later announced that Byrne will be reprising her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse.In 2015, Byrne co-starred with Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham in the hit comedic action tale Spy.

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  2. Bobby Cannavale

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    Robert "Bobby" Cannavale (/ˌkænəˈvɑːli/; Italian: [kannaˈvaːle]; born May 3, 1970) is an American actor known for his leading role as Bobby Caffey in the first two seasons of the crime drama series Third Watch.

    Cannavale also had a recurring role on the NBC comedy series Will & Grace as Officer Vincent "Vince" D'Angelo, Will Truman's long-term boyfriend, and portrayed Gyp Rosetti during the third season of the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2016, he began starring in the HBO drama series Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.

    Cannavale has appeared in The Station Agent (2003), Shall We Dance? (2004), Snakes on a Plane (2006), The Other Guys (2010), Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013), Chef (2014), the remake of Annie (2014), Paul Feig's Spy (2015), and Marvel Studios' Ant-Man (2015).

    Cannavale was born and raised in Union City, New Jersey, the son of Isabel and Sal Cannavale. His father is of Italian descent, while his mother is Cuban and moved to the U.S. in 1960. He was raised Catholic and attended St. Michael's Catholic School, where he participated in a number of extracurricular activities, including being an altar boy and member of the chorus.

    When he was eight, Cannavale secured the plum role of the lisping boy, Winthrop, in his school's production of The Music Man, and later played a gangster in Guys and Dolls, which cemented his love for performing. Cannavale's parents divorced when he was 13 and his mother moved the family to Puerto Rico. After two years in the American territory, they settled in Margate, Florida. Cannavale returned to New Jersey after barely eking out a high school diploma in the late 1980s from Coconut Creek High School, in order to be closer to New York, to launch his acting career.

    annavale began his acting career in the theater – with no acting training – and gained early film roles in Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) and The Bone Collector (1999), Cannavale became well-known when he starred as Bobby Caffey for two seasons on Third Watch. Following this, in 2001, he starred with Alan Arkin in 100 Centre Street – which was written and directed by Sidney Lumet, his then-father-in-law.

    In 2002, he joined the cast of Ally McBeal for the last five episodes, but the show was then cancelled. Following this, he starred with Yancey Arias and Sheryl Lee in the miniseries Kingpin. In 2003, Cannavale briefly appeared on the last two episodes of Oz. He also appeared in the film The Station Agent as a man who befriends a little person removed from society. From 2004 to 2006, he had a recurring guest role on Will & Grace as Vince D'Angelo, the boyfriend (and eventual husband) of Will Truman (Eric McCormack). For this role, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005.

    He has also appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane, The Guru (2002), Shall We Dance? (2004) and Romance & Cigarettes (2005), and guest starred in Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Oz, Law & Order – and its spin-off series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He appeared in The Take (2007) alongside John Leguizamo and Tyrese Gibson, as Agent Steve Perelli.

    Cannavale serves as the voice of Corado R. Ciarlo, known as "Babe", in the Ken Burns PBS film series The War (the story of World War II) from the perspective of the men who fought in combat and their loved ones at home. He also read the audiobook versions of Richard Price's 2008 novel Lush Life and Ed Falco's 2012 novel The Family Corleone. On August 25, 2008, ABC ordered his pilot Cupid, a remake of the 1998 program which had starred Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall, to series. In the new version of the series, Cannavale starred opposite Sarah Paulson with script development overseen by original series creator Rob Thomas. ABC debuted Cupid on March 31, 2009, but it was cancelled on May 19, 2009.

    In 2008, he received a Tony Award nomination for his role as Dennis in the Broadway play, Mauritius. In 2009, CBS announced Cannavale would reprise his role of Det. Eddie Saccardo on the television show, Cold Case, for three episodes, starting with the third episode of Season 7. Cannavale was also in the film Win Win in 2011, as Terry Delfino. He later starred in the Broadway play The M*ther****er With the Hat alongside Chris Rock and Annabella Sciorra. On May 3, 2011 (his 41st birthday), he was nominated for a Tony Award for his leading role in that production.

    In 2012 and 2013, he guest starred in the fourth and fifth season of Showtime's Nurse Jackie, for which he was nominated twice again for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2012 and 2013, as well as joining the cast of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, portraying the psychopathic Sicilian gangster Gyp Rosetti in the third season. His performance on Boardwalk Empire won critical acclaim, earning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.

    That same year he also played Lewis, a vengeful clown on Modern Family during the third season, for which he was nominated for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series at the 2nd Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2012. TV Guide, in its "Cheers & Jeers 2012" issue, praised Cannavale for this "trifecta of great performances", commenting, "This guy is so good at playing bad, it's scary." He played what Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called a "heroically moving" lead role in Danny Collins in 2015.

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  3. 'I wasn’t an overnight success': New mom Rose Byrne flashes cleavage for Playboy as she talks her climb in Hollywood and how LA is 'strange'

    Rose Byrne is Hollywood's current It girl.
    The Australian actress who has two new blockbuster films hitting theaters this month -- Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising on May 20 and X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27-- candidly sat down for Playboy magazine’s June issue of 20Q.
    The 36-year-old star looked ravishing in red as she flashed her cleavage and admitted she 'definitely wasn't an overnight success.'

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    'I went to Los Angeles when I was 18 or 19 and spent time out there. I went back and forth for about three years before I got a job in America.'
    Rose confessed, 'And I didn’t take to it at first. In my own naive way I felt prepared for LA, but nothing can ever really prepare you for L.A. It’s such a strange place.'

    The brunette beauty, who only gave birth three months ago, stunned in the candy apple red silk long-sleeved dress. The low-cut frock showed off her ample decolletage and revealed a hint of a black lacy bra underneath.

    The Bridesmaid star opened up about her famous longtime love, Bobby Cannavale, 46. The pair who've collaborated on three films together (Spy, Adult Beginners and Annie) are 'big theater-goers.'

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    She said, 'Bobby is, you know, Bobby Broadway. We’re a couple of theater geeks.'

    The couple who've been together since 2012 became parents in February when they welcomed son Rocco into the world. The actress told the magazine she definitely has noticed similarities to her own parents, now that she's a new mom.

    'Luckily, I like my parents, so it’s cool. But it’s funny how it manifests itself.'
    Rose continued, 'My parents are very no-nonsense Australians: They don’t like fanfare or fussiness. They’re incredibly self-sufficient and curious. I hope I’m like them in those ways.'

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    As X-Men nears its release date, the actress talked about her character, Moira MacTaggert and how she stays ageless.

    'Twenty years have passed, and yeah, she looks pretty good. Everyone joked about it on set. Does time not apply to these characters?'

    She joked, 'The mutants can probably get away with not aging, but I’m a mortal. Moira might have a good plastic surgeon.'

    Leaving no stone unturned the mom-of-one also talked about Star Wars.

    She still gets attention for her role in Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones.

    Rose gushed, 'I mean, talk about the fans! I have one line in that movie. It’s a stretch to say I have a character at all. But to this day 90 percent of the fan mail I get is from Star Wars—90 percent—to sign pictures of me in a purple snood.'

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    On women in comedy, she said, 'With Bridesmaids, all the press focused on was ‘Wow, they’re all women, and they’re funny!’ You would never say that about a comedy with all guys. No one would say, ‘They’re men, and they’re funny!’ We were really treated like aliens in the press.'

    The conversation then turned political. 'I’m fascinated, just riveted. Coming from Australia, the political world here is so much larger than life,' she said.

    Rose admitted, 'This whole Donald Trump thing is such an unusual phenomenon. Australian politics are like a sedative compared to this spectacle.'

    The actress confessed she has a real life mutation of her own. 'I have remarkably small ears. It’s almost a mutation how small they are. They look slightly weird, but I can hear very well.'

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    Promo trail: Rose was spotted with Seth Rogan on Wednesday as the Neighbors 2 costars visited the Today Show in NYC

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    Her glamorous look featured a matching bold red lip while the rest of her make-up was more subdued.
    Rose's tresses were styled wet and tucked behind her ears revealing diamond hoops. As she twirled her hair with one hand the other rested between her skin-bearing thighs and she shot the camera a sexy open-mouthed stare.

    In another pose for the magazine, Rose looked flawless in a black fit-and-flare cut-out dress which fell to her knees as she sat on the floor laughing with her eyes closed. And the shot featured the same beautiful makeup and jewelry as before.

    Playboy’s June 2016 issue hits newsstands on Friday.

    Meanwhile Rose was spotted on the promo trail with Seth Rogan on Wednesday as the Neighbors 2 costars visited the Today Show in New York.

    For the TV appearance, the brunette beauty dressed her svelte figure in a floral printed blouse, and black cropped trousers. The chic star accessorized with a black leather jacket and added a pair of bright yellow pumps.

    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is out now in the UK and will be released in the US on May 20.

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    Family outing: Rose and her mom, Jane Byrne, took her newborn son, Rocco, for a stroll in New York in February

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  4. She's beautiful and I think I'm the only one who likes him in Vinyl.
     
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    He's a great actor. I loved him in Blue Jasmine

    I've been a fan of hers for a while. She got her break in a very successful Australian indie called Two Hands with Heath Ledger.

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  6. You aren't the only one!
     
  7. I caught a minute of her on a talk show today. Apparently they have a new baby.
     
  8. RICHIE!!!! Adore him on Vinyl, he's brilliant!
     
  9. They seem like a really cool couple who would be fun to hang out with-very low key and into being actors rather than celebrities.
     
  10. So are they married?
     
  11. Not married.
     
  12. I loved him in Will & Grace and he was great in an SVU episode.

    I loved her in Get Him to the Greek, Marie Antoinette, Neighbors and Spy.
     
  13. On the red carpet for the 2016 Tony Awards

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  14. I had no idea they're together - love them both :smile:
     
  15. Beautiful!