Australian actress Eliza Scanlen is perhaps best know for her starring role as Amma Crellin opposite Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson in the HBO critically acclaimed drama series “Sharp Objects”. Based off of the novel written by Gillian Flynn of the same name, the story centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Adams), fresh from a psychiatric hospital, who must return to her hometown to uncover the murders of two preteen girls. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (“Big Little Lies”) and written by Marti Noxon, the eight-episode, limited series premiered on July 8th 2018. For her portrayal of the complex Amma, Scanlen has received rave reviews from press outlets worldwide. In December 2017, Scanlen was included as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “10 Rising Television Stars” and in October 2018 she received the 2018 Breakthrough Award from the prestigious Australians In Film. Scanlen can be seen next as Beth March in Director Greta Gerwig’s upcoming drama, “Little Women,” in which she will star opposite Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper and Florence Pugh. Adapted from the Louisa May Alcott classic novel of the same name, the coming-of-age feature centers on four sisters during the Civil War-era in Massachusetts, after they leave their family home. The film is scheduled for release by Sony Pictures on Dec 25th, 2019. Scanlen will also soon be seen in the lead role of Milla opposite Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis in the indie Australian feature “Babyteeth”, for which she shaved her head to play a seriously ill teen who falls in love with a drug dealer. “Babyteeth” premiered at the Venice Film Festival in Sept 2019 to rave reviews and will be distributed in North American by IFC Films in 2020. She also filmed a lead role in the Netflix feature film “The Devil All The Time” opposite Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson. In November 2019 Scanlen made her Broadway debut portraying the role of Mayella Ewell in Aaron Sorkin’s hit play “To Kill a Mockingbird” opposite Ed Harris and Nick Robinson at the Shubert Theater in New York City. In 2016, Scanlen starred as Tabitha Ford in the Australian romantic-drama series, “Home and Away.” The long-running series chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heartbreaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in New South Wales. The show garnered numerous nominations and is the winner of many Australian Writers’ Guild and Australian Directors Guild Awards; other actors whose careers were launched by “Home and Away” include Naomi Watts, Chris Hemsworth and Isla Fisher.
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