Isla Fisher is an actress and author who began her acting career on Australian television. She appeared on the short-lived soap opera Paradise Beach before playing Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away. She has since been known for her comedic roles in several box office hits.
Place of Origin: Muscat, Oman
Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents from Bathgate and Stranraer, and was brought up in Perth, Western Australia. They resided in Muscat because her father, Brian, was a banker for the United Nations. She has four brothers.
Fisher spent her early years in Bathgate before moving with her family to Perth when she was six years old. Fisher has said that she had a “great” upbringing in Perth with a “very outdoorsy life”. She attended Methodist Ladies’ College and appeared in lead roles in school productions, such as Little Shop of Horrors.
She began appearing in commercials on Australian television at the age of nine, before going on to win roles in popular children’s television shows Bay City and Paradise Beach. At the age of 18, with the help of her mother, she published two teen novels, Bewitched and Seduced by Fame. From 1994 to 1997 she played the role of Shannon Reed on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. In 1996, she won a Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actress for her role.
After leaving the soap, Fisher enrolled at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, a theatre and arts training school in Paris and went on to appear in pantomime in the United Kingdom. She also toured with Darren Day in the musical Summer Holiday and appeared in the London theatre production Così. In 2001, Fisher was cast as Kim in the German horror film Swimming Pool.
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