Last Updated: March 28, 2024
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Net Worth:
$16 Million
Jul 24, 1979 (44 years old)
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
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What Is Rose Byrne's Net Worth?

Rose Byrne is an Australian actress who has a net worth of $16 million. Rose Byrne is most widely recognized for her roles in the television series "Damages" and "Physical" as well as the films "Get Him to the Greek," Insidious," and "Bridesmaids." Her acting skills have been praised throughout her career, with particular emphasis on her versatility and comedic talents. She was a member of the jury for the Australian short film contest Trop Fest in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, she is a graduate and ambassador for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), which is Australia's largest performing arts education center.

Early Life

Rose Byrne was born Mary Rose Byrne on July 24, 1979, in Balmain, New South Wales, Australia. Balmain is a suburb of Sydney. Rose's parents are of Irish and Scottish ancestry. Her mother worked as a school administrator, and her father was a statistician and market researcher. She has described her family as being close-knit and has three older siblings. She was raised in a secular household, with her mother being an atheist and her father being agnostic. Byrne credits her family with helping her remain grounded in her early years of fame. At the age of 8, she began taking acting lessons at the suggestion of her sister and joined the Australian Theatre for Young People. She applied to a number of drama schools as a teen but was rejected from all of them. Her lack of formal training proved to be less of a limiting factor than she anticipated, and her first film appearance came at the early age of 13 in the 1994 movie "Dallas Doll." Throughout her teens, she had a handful of minor roles in television and film. After graduating from high school and being rejected from theater schools, Rose decided to study art at Sydney University. In 1999, she was given the opportunity to study acting in Manhattan at the Atlantic Theater Company, founded by William H. Macy and David Mamet.

Early Career

Byrne's first big role was in the 1999 Australian comedy "Two Hands," which also featured a young Heath Ledger. In 2000, she had a role in the award-winning Australian film "My Mother Frank" and got her first leading part the same year in the movie "The Goddess of 1967." For her performance in the latter, she received the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. She made the move to Hollywood with a minor role in 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones" and starred in the thriller "City of Ghosts" with Matt Dillion that same year. In 2003, she spent her time in Australia, where she filmed three comedies that were moderately successful at the box office. She had another big Hollywood success the next year with the epic drama "Troy," which starred Brad Pitt, and the film "Wicker Park," in which she starred alongside Diane Kruger and Josh Harnett. Rose continued to land minor roles in films in 2005 and 2006, with some notable supporting roles. She played a friend of the title character in "Marie Antionette" and starred in the thriller "The Dead Girl."


Byrne had roles in the 2007 films "Sunshine" and "28 Weeks Later," and while the latter was a commercial success, her biggest role of the year would be as attorney Ellen Parsons on the FX legal thriller "Damages," on which she starred alongside Glenn Close. The role earned Byrne Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2009 and 2010, and she received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 and 2010. The show was incredibly popular and ran for five seasons, concluding in 2012. Her role on "Damages" led to other larger opportunities. Rose starred in the 2009 thriller "Knowing" with Nicholas Cage. In 2010, she wanted to do less dramatic and heavy roles, so she took a part in the comedy "Get Him to the Greek." The next year she saw larger success, starring in three box office hits: "Insidious," "Bridesmaids," and "X-Men: First Class." In 2013, she starred alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the comedy "The Internship," and with Ryan Gosling in "The Place Beyond the Pines." She also reprised the role of Renai Lambert in "Insidious: Chapter 2" and appeared in the British comedy "I Give It A Year."

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Rose continued to star in a mix of dramas and comedies throughout the 2010s, reprising her roles in sequels for "The Neighbors" and "X-Men: Apocalypse." In 2017, she filmed "I Love You, Daddy," directed by and starring Louis C. K. The black comedy was pulled by its distributor after sexual misconduct allegations came out against Louis C. K. In 2019, Byrne voiced the titular virtual assistant in the comedy "Jexi" and starred in the independent film "I Am Mother" alongside Hilary Swank. In 2020, she played the role of feminist attorney Gloria Steinem in FX's period piece miniseries "Mrs. America." In early 2020, she was cast in the Apple TV dramedy "Physical," which is set in 1980s Southern California and follows Byrne's character as she uses aerobics to cope with an internal crisis. Later that year, it was announced that she had been cast in the Apple TV comedy "Platonic," which features her "Neighbors" co-star Seth Rogen and has the same director, Nick Stoller.

Personal Life

Rose was in a six-year relationship with Australian film director and writer, Brendan Cowell, which ended in 2010. In 2012, she started dating actor Bobby Cannavale, and they welcomed sons Rocco and Rafa in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Byrne's brother George is married to actress Rose McIver, who is best known for starring on the television series "iZombie" and "Ghosts."

Real Estate

In 2015, Cannavale and Byrne paid $2.2 million for a townhouse in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood. The home features three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a guest apartment, and the master bedroom includes a fireplace.

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