Emily Browning Story (The Beginning of The Actress)

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Welcome to My Blog, Just Feel Home Browning was born in Melbourne, Victoria. the daughter of Andrew and Shelley Browning. She attended Eltham High School. Browning has two younger brothers, Nicholas and Matthew. 

She took a break from acting in order to complete her education at Eltham High School where she concluded her Victorian Certificate of Education exams in November 2006.

em w/ Liam Aniken & Jim Carey Early work

Browning’s debut acting role was in the 1998 Hallmark Channel movie The Echo of Thunder Additional roles in Australian film and television productions soon followed, including recurring roles in the television series Blue Heelers from 2000 to 2002, and Somethings In The Air from 2000 to 2001. In 2001, Browning appeared as the daughter of a character played by Billy Connolly in The Man Who Sued God.

She made her American film debut in 2002’s Ghost Ship, and won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Young Actress, the same year. In 2003, she appeared opposite Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom in 2003’s Ned Kelly, and then reunited with Connolly the following year in the film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events , in which she played Violet Baudelaire.

In 2006, Browning appeared in the music video for Evermore’s s “Light Surrounding You”. In the behind-the-scenes video for the clip, the band stated, “[We] suck as actors, so we decided to get Emily.” She attended theL’Oreal Fashion Festival as a festival ambassador on 1 February 2007.


Got her start in acting after being noticed in a school play.

Won the coveted role of Violet in “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” after her agent gave her a pile of scripts for which to submit video auditions. She was phoned by the director of Lemony Snicket and asked to come to LA for an audition, which won her the part.

For her underwater scene in “Ghost Ship”, she had to wear little weights so her dress wouldn’t float up over her face.

Her parents’ names are Shelley and Andrew.

Has two brothers; Nicholas (b. circa 1995) and Matthew (b. circa 1997).

She wanted to be a fashion designer when she was little, but she was “discovered” as an actress at age 8 in a school play.

She was scared she was going to get fired while filming “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”, because she’d be laughing at Jim Carrey so much.

Says she learned an American accent from watching “Sesame Street” as a child.

She has a cat named Jasper and a dog named Roxy.

She needed to wear heels for her costume in “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” because Liam Aiken was much taller than she was.

Is featured briefly (archive footage from “Ghost Ship”) in the film “Around the Bend”.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Thunderstone Clio 13 episodes
2000–2002 Blue Heelers Hayley Fulton 9 episodes
2000–2001 Something in the Air Alicia 5 episodes
2001 Halifax f.p: Playing God Kristy O’Connor Episode: “Playing God”


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Echo of Thunder Opal Ritchie Television film
1999 High Flyers Phoebe Mason Television film
2001 The Man Who Sued God Rebecca Myers
2001 Blonde Fleece Television film
2002 Ghost Ship Katie Harwood
2003 After the Deluge Maddy Television film
2003 Ned Kelly Grace Kelly
2003 Darkness Falls Young Caitlin Greene
2004 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Violet Baudelaire
2005 Stranded Penny Television film

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