Who is Isla Lang Fisher?
Australian actress Isla Lang Fisher is best known for her role in “The Wedding Crashers.” She appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” and will be in the new season of “Arrested Development.”
In addition, she is an author and has won two nominations at the Logie Awards.
Full Name: Isla Lang Fisher
Date of Birth: February 3, 1976
Place of Birth: Muscat, Oman
Father’s name: Brian Fisher
Mother’s name: Elspeth Reid
Profession: Actress, Author
Net Worth: $25 million
Nationality: Australian, Omani
Relationship status: Married
Height: 5 ft. 3 inches
Weight: 46 kg
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Light brown
Body Measurements: 34-24-34 inches
Dress Size: 6(US)
Early/Personal life, Family:
Isla Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman, on February 3, 1976. She was born to Scottish parents, Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher. Her mother was a writer and her father was a banker who worked for the United Nations in Oman.
At the age of 6, she moves to Australia and was raised with her four siblings. She loves doing yoga, hiking, and swimming.
Career and Education:
For education, she joined attended Swanbourne Primary School and later enrolled at the Methodist Ladies’ College in Perth where she studied mime and clowning at Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre at the age of 21.
Moreover, she made her appearance in productions like ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, a popular horror comedy rock musical.
Though Isla Fisher was born in the Middle East, she is of Scottish heritage and her family later moved to Australia. Inspired by her novelist mother, she took an interest in acting. By the age of 9, she had appeared in Australia TV commercials.
She appeared as Shannon on the Australian soap opera “Home and Away.” Her character was promiscuous and in 1998 FHM voted her No. 11 Sexiest Woman in the World.
She met Sacha Baron Cohen in Britain and the couple moved to the United States. There she appeared in “The Wedding Crashers,” “The Lookout” and “Confessions Of A Shopaholic,” among other roles.
Apart from her acting career, she wrote two teenage romance novels, “Bewitched” and “Seduced by Fame” in 1996.
In 2012, she voiced the character of ‘Tooth Fairy’ in the 3D animated film ‘Rise of the Guardians’. She was again nominated at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards in the Best Animated Female category, though she failed to win it this time.
Fisher’s two big roles came in 2013. She was signed for the role of ‘Henley Reeves’, one of the four illusionists in the American heist thriller film ‘Now You See Me’. The film was a huge success and her role in the movie was warmly accepted.
She then appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in the 2013 romance drama film ‘The Great Gatsby’. She was nominated for multiple awards including the AACTA Award, the Australian Film Critics Association Award, and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award.
Her more recent works include the films ‘Visions’ (2015), ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ (2016), and ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016). She is also an author with two teen novels ‘Bewitched’ and ‘Seduced by Fame,’ to her credit.
Relationships and Affairs:
Isla began dating English actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The love birds first met at a party in Australia in 2002. They tied in 2004 and later got married in 2010, three years after their first child, daughter Olive, was born.
Then they welcomed their second daughter Elula was born in 2011 and their only son (their third child), Montgomery was born in 2015. Before they got married, Fisher converted to Judaism and took the Hebrew name ‘Ayala’.
Moreover, she has donated to various projects and Cohen once donated US$500,000 to ‘Save the Children’, a program to vaccinate children in Northern Syria against measles. Furthermore, they donated US$500,000 to the International Rescue Committee, to help and support Syrian refugees in 2015.
Net worth and Salary:
From her acting career, she has an estimated net worth of around $25 million USD.
Wiki and Facts:
Fisher nearly drowned in a fish tank during the shooting of ‘Now You See Me’. The scene was so realistic that the crew did not realize she was not acting but was really struggling for air.
She was desperate to work with director Baz Luhrmann so she signed for the film ‘The Great Gatsby’ without even reading the script.
Isla Fisher lives in Los Angeles and is known for being very private.