Emily Jane Browning (born 7 December 1988) is an Australian actress. Browning made her film debut in the Australian television film The Echo of Thunder; subsequently, she played roles in the Australian television shows High Flyers, Blue Heelers and Something in the Air. Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, which introduced her to a wider audience. In 2005, Browning won the Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Violet Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). Browning is also known for her roles in the horror film The Uninvited (2009), the action film Sucker Punch (2011), and the independent drama Sleeping Beauty (2011). She was named the Breakthrough Performer of The Year by Hamptons International Film Festival in 2011 for her role in Sleeping Beauty. Her other films include Summer in February (2013), Pompeii (2014) and Legend (2015). She is currently starring as Laura Moon on the Starz TV series American Gods (2017–present).