Isla Fisher

Isla Lang Fisher (born February 3, 1976) is an actress and author. She began acting on Australian television, 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 Wedding Crashers (2005), Hot Rod (2007), Definitely, Maybe (2008), and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009). Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents from Bathgate and Stranraer, and was raised in Perth, Western Australia. They resided in Muscat because of her father's job as a banker for the United Nations. Her name, after the Scottish island of Islay, is pronounced eye-la; she has four brothers. Fisher spent her early years in Bathgate before moving with her family to Perth, Western Australia, when she was six years old. Fisher has said that she had a "great" upbringing in Perth with a "very outdoorsy life". 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. She attended Methodist Ladies' College and appeared in lead roles in school productions. 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. After leaving the soap, Fisher enrolled at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, a theatre and arts training school ...

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The Great Gatsby (2013)

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An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton

Rango (2011)

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When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

Now You See Me (2013)

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An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

London (2005)

London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hunter Richards
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Jessica Biel  •  Joy Bryant  •  Jason Statham

London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hunter Richards
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Jessica Biel  •  Joy Bryant  •  Jason Statham

Scooby-Doo (2002)

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

The Wannabes (2003)

The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Giannopoulos
CAST:  Nick Giannopoulos  •  Russell Dykstra  •  Isla Fisher  •  Michael Carman

The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Giannopoulos
CAST:  Nick Giannopoulos  •  Russell Dykstra  •  Isla Fisher  •  Michael Carman

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

Burke & Hare (2010)

Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

Life of Crime (2013)

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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Schechter
CAST:  John Hawkes  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Tim Robbins

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Schechter
CAST:  John Hawkes  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Tim Robbins

Bachelorette (2012)

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Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslye Headland
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Isla Fisher  •  James Marsden  •  Lizzy Caplan

Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslye Headland
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Isla Fisher  •  James Marsden  •  Lizzy Caplan

Wedding Daze (2006)

After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of love that both have been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ian Black
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Isla Fisher  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Joanna Gleason

After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of love that both have been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ian Black
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Isla Fisher  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Joanna Gleason

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Ramsey
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Jude Law  •  Isla Fisher

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Ramsey
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Jude Law  •  Isla Fisher

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

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In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ironically, she snags ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  P.J. Hogan
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Hugh Dancy  •  Krysten Ritter  •  Joan Cusack

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ironically, she snags ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  P.J. Hogan
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Hugh Dancy  •  Krysten Ritter  •  Joan Cusack

The Pool (2001)

School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they intend to throw the best party of their lives. The idea to stage the party in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris von Sychowski
CAST:  Kristen Miller  •  Elena Uhlig  •  John Hopkins  •  Thorsten Grasshoff

School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they intend to throw the best party of their lives. The idea to stage the party in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris von Sychowski
CAST:  Kristen Miller  •  Elena Uhlig  •  John Hopkins  •  Thorsten Grasshoff

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

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When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Brooks
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Abigail Breslin  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Isla Fisher

When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Brooks
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Abigail Breslin  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Isla Fisher

Hot Rod (2007)

For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most outrageous stunt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akiva Schaffer
CAST:  Andy Samberg  •  Isla Fisher  •  Bill Hader  •  Sissy Spacek

For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most outrageous stunt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akiva Schaffer
CAST:  Andy Samberg  •  Isla Fisher  •  Bill Hader  •  Sissy Spacek

Dallas 362 (2003)

Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) has been bailed out of bad situations more than once by his understanding but distraught mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). When Mary starts dating a psychologist, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), Rusty connects with the man and begins talking to him about his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Caan
CAST:  Scott Caan  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Shawn Hatosy  •  Kelly Lynch

Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) has been bailed out of bad situations more than once by his understanding but distraught mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). When Mary starts dating a psychologist, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), Rusty connects with the man and begins talking to him about his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Caan
CAST:  Scott Caan  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Shawn Hatosy  •  Kelly Lynch

The Lookout (2007)

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Frank
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Matthew Goode  •  Isla Fisher

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Frank
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Matthew Goode  •  Isla Fisher

Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Jimmy Hayward
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Carell  •  Carol Burnett  •  Seth Rogen

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Jimmy Hayward
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Carell  •  Carol Burnett  •  Seth Rogen
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