- Category : 1979-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 1
Australian actress of critical acclaim, also known for her looks and style, who has been listed as one of the world's most beautiful women. 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.
She made her screen debut in 1994 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.
Byrne has starred in the critically acclaimed and financially successful films 28 Weeks Later (2007), Insidious (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011), Bridesmaids (2011), 'Neighbors (2014), Spy (2015), and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Byrne was the face of Max Factor between 2004 and 2009, and in 2014, she became the face of Oroton, the Australian producer of luxury fashion accessories.
Byrne was in a relationship with Australian writer, director and actor Brendan Cowell for over six years. Cowell moved from Sydney to New York City, following Byrne's success on Damages. The relationship ended in January 2010. In 2012, Byrne began dating actor Bobby Cannavale.