Emily Browning is an Australian actress, a Hollywood star, and fashion model, she is known for her role as Violet Baudelaire in the 2004 film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, as Anna Ivers in the 2009 film The Uninvited, and as Baby Doll in the 2011 action film Sucker Punch.
She also plays the lead in aussie Julia Leigh's Australian independent film Sleeping Beauty.
The stunningly beautiful 22 year old Aussie won the 2005 AFI International Award for Best Actress for her role in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Emily Browning's acting career began at the age of eight, when she was noticed by a classmate's father at a school play and he recommended that she pursue acting as a profession.
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).
In Ms. Leigh’s “Sleeping Beauty,” the lead character, Lucy (Emily Browning) is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy’s absolute submission. This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy’s daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.
Jane Campion, a Palm d’or winner in 1993 for “The Piano,” was Ms. Leigh’s mentor on “Sleeping Beauty” and helped find production partners.