Thursday, April 7, 2011

Teresa Edwina Palmer

Born on February 26, 1986
Teresa Edwina Palmer is an Australian model and actress, best known for her roles as Violet Nottingham in the movie Bedtime Stories and Lucy in the Australian film December Boys

"I’m very much into animal welfare. I’ve been doing some volunteer work with one of the animal places around here. I’m trying to get my own thing up and running in the next few years like the Animal Welfare League back in Australia. So I’m working on that in the meantime in between films."

"(on her costar Daniel Radcliffe): Daniel is such a delight to work with. He is so brilliant and talented. At the same time, he has all this amazing success and fame and all these things which, you would think, he would be very affected by it all but he really isn’t. He’s very unaffected and unassuming. Just like a regular 18-year-old guy. I think, he really brought that to set and made the younger boys, who obviously idolized him, just feel so comfortable. They’re all like brothers hanging out. I felt like the sister. It was so fun. It was such a good experience."

"I was earning like $100 a week a year ago, so this is money I never expected to earn! But I am trying not to listen to the hype or listen to my own media because you can't go through it like that."

"You never know when the next up-and-comers will be in the spotlight so people forget you. There's no guarantees."

-Teresa Edwina Palmer

Born and raised in Australia, Teresa Edwina Palmer has been harboring dreams of becoming an actress ever since she was a little girl. As Teresa progressed through her high school years, it became clear to everyone around her that she was destined for a career on the stage and in front of the camera.

Teresa’s big break came in 2003 when, after spotting a billboard advertisement, she entered and won an Australian talent competition called Search for a Movie Star. One of her prizes was a year’s worth of acting classes, which she followed up with one audition after another.

Upon graduation, Teresa landed small roles in such Australian productions as Wolf Creek (2005) and Deck Dogz (2005). After being noticed in those tiny parts, Teresa successfully auditioned for the lead role in the drama 2:37. The film, which revolves around several characters as they react to a suicide, premiered to positive reviews and played at such prestigious film events as the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Teresa’s success in those films led to a small yet memorable role in The Grudge 2, in which she appeared opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Beals. In 2006 and 2007, Teresa increased her popularity by working on an Australian thriller called Ravenswood and the Daniel Radcliffe drama December Boys. Teresa also commanded the set of Kids in America in 2007; the film is a comedy/drama that stars Topher Grace and Anna Faris.

Teresa is known for her love of playing practical jokes.
Teresa attended Mercedes College from 1999 until graduating in 2003.
Teresa was named as one of Australia's 30 'Stars of Tomorrow' in Screen International.
Teresa's nicknames are Tez and Tezza.
Teresa stars as Dale in the 2006 film Ravenswood.
Teresa was about fifteen when she had her first kiss.
Teresa has said she will move to the United States if her career really takes off and as of January 2008 does live in Los Angeles, California.
Teresa was originally cast as the female lead in Jumper, but was later replaced by Rachel Bilson.
In 2006, Teresa was nominated for an AFI Award in the category of Best Lead Actress for her role in the 2006 film 2:37.
Teresa is ranked #60 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM".

1. Justice League: Mortal (2011) (pre-production) (rumored) .... Talia Al Ghul
2. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (filming)
3. Young Americans (2009) .... Tori Frederking
4. Bedtime Stories (2008) .... Violet Nottingham
... aka Click (Philippines: English title: review title)
5. Restraint (2008) .... Dale
6. December Boys (2007) .... Lucy
7. The Grudge 2 (2006) .... Vanessa
8. 2:37 (2006) .... Melody
... aka Two Thirty 7 (Australia: promotional title)
9. Wolf Creek (2005) .... Pool Party People

1. "The Movie Loft" .... Herself (1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 28 February 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
2. Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal (2009) (TV) .... Herself

2006 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Height 5' 5?" (167 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Birthplace Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Star Sign Pisces
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actress
Category Australian Actress

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