About this actor
Emily Jane Browning (born 7 December 1988) is an Australian actress and model, known for her role as Violet Baudelaire in the 2004 film, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and as Anna Ivers in the 2009 film, The Uninvited. She won the 2005 AFI International Award for Best Actress for her role in A Series of Unfortunate Events. Browning won an AFI Young Actor's Award in 2002, and was nominated for the same award in 1999 and 2003. She was also nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Performer and Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film, Leading Young Actress (both 2005). Browning was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the daughter of Shelley and Andrew Browning. It was from watching Sesame Street as a child that she learned an American accent. She has two younger brothers, Nicholas (eight years younger) and Matthew (nine years younger). Browning was always interested in the arts, citing English literature,...