Isla Fisher BiographyIsla Lang Fisher is an English-Australian actress, writer wife of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and mother of three children.
ChildhoodIsla was born on February 3, 1976, in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, a place of residence of her family, which moved there from the Scottish city of Bathgate. Due to her father’s work for the United Nations banking department, the actress’ family had to move a lot. When Isla turns 6 years old, all her family including mother, father, and four brothers, returned home to the United Kingdom for a very short time, only to hit the road again – this time to Pert, Western Australia.
Early careerIsla Fisher started to appear on Australian TV commercials when she was barely nine years old. This led to her getting a role in popular teen series Paradise Beach. Taking part in this series helped the actress to acquire so necessary set experience and acting skills.
In 2002 she decided to move to Los Angeles along her friend Sacha Baron Cohen to try herself on a big screen. Her debut role on American soil was a character of Mary Jane, dog allergic friend of main protagonist Shaggy in comedy movie Scooby-Doo, based on the popular cartoon about incredible adventures of a group of teenagers and their faithful talking dog, caught up in solving mysterious crime stories and mystical puzzles.
Her portrayal of Gloria Cleary, as an emotionally unstable nymphomaniac bridesmaid in 2005 comedy movie Wedding Crashers became her real Hollywood breakthrough. In this movie, Isla was accompanied by many already established stars such as Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Christopher Walken. For her immaculate performance in Wedding Crashers, she received two nominations from Teen Choice Awards, a youth award from Fox, and grabbed a very prestigious MTV Movie Award in Best Breakthrough Performance category.
In 2005 she starred in independent drama movie London as Rebecca. Her character with Syd, portrayed by Chris Evans, and Jason Statham as Bateman, locked themselves away in a bathroom during Syd’s girlfriend (Jessica Biel) farewell party, drunk tequila, snorted cocaine and talked over the topics of love, God, sex, women, and pain.
But the true popularity caught up with Isla after her next couple of movies (The Lookout, Hot Rod, Definitely Maybe, Wedding Daze), when she got to star in 2009 romantic comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, based on the bestseller novel of British writer Sophie Kinsella. Her character, a journalist and an expert on financial topics could easily give advice on how to manage their money and actives to her audience, while she couldn’t skip any discount or sale without spending a fortune. This led her to take one load after another leaving her in massive debts. Her performance in this movie managed to bring one more Teen Choice Award nomination to her list.
In 2018 Fisher appeared in fast-paced comedy movie Tag, joining Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner, portraying Anna - whimsical wife of the lead character, as well as short film Tourism Australia: Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns Home in which she had an opportunity to work with Russell Crowe. In foreseeable future fans of Isla Fisher are looking forward to the release of The Beach Bum comedy film, where the actress joined by Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg.