Born in New South Wales, Australia, actress Abbie Cornish grew up on a large farm until she relocated to the nearby city of Newcastle. After a career as a model as a teenager Cornish was offered her first movie role in 1999 in a movie called "The Monkey's Mask." She appeared in a number of Australian television series including "Water Rats", (1996-2001), "Outriders" (2001), and "White Collar Blue" (2002-3). In 2003 Cornish starred in the Australian movie "Horseplay." The following year she appeared in the drama "One Perfect Day." In 2004 Cornish appeared in the Australian independent film "Somersault." The same year she appeared in the short film "Everything Goes" (2004). In 2006 Cornish appeared in the critically acclaimed movie "Candy," based on Luke Davies's novel. That same year she appeared in "A Good Year" (2006), a British-American comedy based on the book by Peter Mayle. In 2007 Cornish appeared in the film "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," the sequel to the film "Elizabeth" (1998), starring Cate Blanchett. Cornish appeared in the American military movie "Stop-Loss" in 2008, and the period movie "Bright Star" in 2009. In 2012 she played Kaya in "Seven Psychopaths" and in 2017 she appeared in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017), both directed by Martin McDonagh. In addition to her work as an actor Cornish had a side career as a rapper, going by the name MC Dusk.