Jaime Andrews

Jaime Andrews

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Jaime Andrews
Born Jaime Allison Andrews
(1976-10-21) October 21, 1976 (age 40)
Long Island, New York, USA
Occupation actress, producer, business director, playwright
Years active 1994–present
Website Official Website

Jaime Allison Andrews (born October 21, 1976) is an American actress, producer, business director and playwright who is best known for her comedic commentary on the cable television series truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…[1][2][3] She has appeared in a number of television commercials over the years and was most recently cast as Dottie in the Amazon Prime series Good Girls Revolt.[2][4][5][6]

Early life and career[edit]

A native of Long Island, Andrews first began performing in local children’s shows. She appeared in her first television pilot in 2001 as part of a comedy reality series on The Nashville Network (now Spike) called Crash Test. It aired two episodes in 2004, but the program was quickly canceled.[7][8] Andrews performed regularly in live theater throughout the New York City area before moving west to Los Angeles in 2005.[7]

After her arrival in California, Andrews became a longstanding member of Sacred Fools Theater Company. She has been part of many main-stage productions, including Goose & Tomtom, Claire Z, La Bête, The Swine Show, Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension, Fast & Loose, Serial Killers and Absolutely Filthy (An Unauthorized Peanuts Parody).[2][9] She produced the shows The Gas House and Baal in 2007 and 2010, respectively, as well as writing and leading in Cookie & the Monster in 2015. The production won Best in Ensemble Theatre at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.[10] Andrews has also served Sacred Fools as a business manager, 13th Season Artistic Committee member (2009-2010), and for three years as managing director.[2] She continues to perform at theaters in her native New York from time to time.

Andrews modeled with Jamisin Matthews as the demolition couple on the DVD cover Life on the Murder Scene by rock band My Chemical Romance, which was released in 2006.[7][11] She has provided comedic commentary in truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest… from 2008 through 2013.

Andrews has also appeared on two episodes of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! in 2008 and 2009, as well as playing the role of Betty Bobbins in the original series of Baby Geniuses. This was released on video between 2013 and 2015.[7] She was cast as Dottie in the Amazon Prime series Good Girls Revolt, which first aired on October 28, 2016. The show was canceled on December 2, 2016 after one season.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Andrews is in a relationship with actor and director Curt Bonnem, who is currently cast as Brad King in the YouTube and Hulu web television series Old Dogs & New Tricks.[14][15] Bonnem also appeared on an episode of Criminal Minds in 2007.[14] He has been a member of Sacred Fools Theater Company since 2010.[2][16]

Filmography and theatrical roles[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Notes
1999 Let’s Meet Johnny[17] Short Film
2001 Pass the Buck Short Film
2001 What a Man Wouldn’t Do for a Woman
2001 Sqrat Short Film
2002 City in my Pocket Short Film
2002 Fee, Alabama Short Film
2002 It’s a Haunted Happenin’! Zera
2005 Photosynthesis[7] Young Margerie Short Film
2005 All Features Great and Small[7] Brandy Peters Short Film
2007 Paralegal[7] Rachel Short Film
2007 Universal Remote[7] Short Film
2007 Making a Killing[7] Celia Short Film
2007 Wretched[7] Jenny Short Film
2007 The Ultimate Ceremony Short Film
2009 Scream of the Bikini’[7]
2009 Nothing for Something’[7] Janine Short Film
2010 Coffee Short Film
2010 Bold Native[7] Agent Burke
2013 Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels[7] Betty Bobbins
2014 Severe F**cking Drought[7] Jaime Short Film
2014 Baby Geniuses and the Treasures of Egypt[7] Betty Bobbins
2015 Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby[7] Betty Bobbins
Year Title Role(s) Notes
2003 AMC Interstitials[17] Herself AMC/Rainbow Media
2004 Crash Test Herself The Nashville Network/Spike
2004 Best Week Ever Herself/Guest Star VH1
2005 How to Be… [Pilot] Herself We TV
2007 Not Penn Jillette [Pilot] Herself/Guest Star Showtime
2008 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! – “Being Green” Herself/Field Interviewer Showtime
2008 UFO [Pilot][18] Herself Meetinghouse Productions
2008 Expedition Danger [Pilot][18] Herself Meetinghouse Productions
2008-2013 truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest… — 78 Episodes Herself truTV
2009 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! – “Organic Food” Herself/Field Interviewer Showtime
2013 Crash & Bernstein — “Crash Asks Too Many Questions” Cassie Disney XD
2016 Good Girls Revolt — Episodes 4-10 Dottie Amazon Prime
Year Title Role(s) Notes
2000 The Sexual Politics of Blue Jays Wearing Little Plastic Pants[19] Jams/Improvisational
2001 Finding Gräfenberg[19] Jams/Improvisational
2002 Spurn[20] Various Parts/Sketch
2005 Goose & Tomtom[17] Lorraine
2006 Claire Z Mrs. Schill/Ensemble
2006 La Bête Catherine DeBrie
2006-2009 Serial Killers Various Parts/Sketch Seasons 1-5
2007 The Swine Show Ensemble
2007 The Gas House Adria Produced by Andrews
2007-2008 Tom, Dick & Harry Katerina
2007-2009, 2012 Magnum Opus Theatre — “Abi’s Choice”[21][22] Abi
2008 Magnum Opus Theatre — “What’s Love Made Of, Anyway?” Leila
2008-2009 Fast & Loose Mare/Ensemble
2009 Tartuffe Dorine
2009 End of Civilization Lily
2010 Baal Emily/LaSoubrette Produced by Andrews
2010-2011 Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension Ex-Queen/Ensemble
2012 Wheel of Misfortune[23] Herself Written by Andrews
2013-2014 Absolutely Filthy (An Unauthorized Peanuts Parody)[16] Marcie
2015 Cookie & the Monster[10] Cookie Written by Andrews
2016 Serial Killers — “Lord Wolfbane’s Mistress”[24] Clarissaton Flumpenflumpf Season 11
2017 The Sirens of Titan[25] Beatrice Rumfoord
2017 Night Witches[26] Yevdokia “Yev” Bershanskaya

Other theatrical performances done by Andrews, primarily in New York:[17]

Andrews also had parts, including improvisational and sketches, in Campaign 2025, Ka-Baam!, Scrambled Eggs, and 600 Days of Pain.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2007 Instant Films[17] Best Cast The Ultimate Ceremony Won
2008 South African Horrorfest Best Lead – Female Wretched Won
2008 L.A. Weekly Theater Award Best Ensemble The Swine Show Nominated
2006 & 2008 Sacred Fools Theater Company Actress Award Serial Killers Won
2013 L.A. Weekly Theater Award[27] Best Ensemble Absolutely Filthy (An Unauthorized Peanuts Parody) Won
2014 New York International Fringe Festival[28] Overall Play Absolutely Filthy (An Unauthorized Peanuts Parody) Won
2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival[10] Best Ensemble Theatre Cookie & the Monster Won
2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival[26] Best Ensemble Theatre Night Witches Won


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Fabianne Therese was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Fabianne Therese Gstottenmayr. She is an actress, known for Teenage Cocktail (2016), The Skinny (2016) and Southbound (2015).


 Actress (21 credits)
 2017 Sequence Break
 2016 Aquarius (TV Series)

Blackbird (2016) … Sara
 2016/I Rebirth
 2016 Teenage Cocktail
Jules Rae
 2016 The Skinny (TV Mini-Series)

Squad (2016) … Gretchen
 2015/IV Initiation (Short)
 2015 Palisade (Short)
 2015 Market St. (Short)
 2015 Southbound
 2015 Frank and Cindy
 2014 On Becoming
 2014 Blue Lips
 2014 Playing It Cool
College Girl
 2014 Starry Eyes
 2014 Endless Love
 2012 Turn Into Earth (Short)
Fred (as Fabianne Therese Gstöttenmayr)
 2012 The Aggression Scale
 2011 The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks (TV Series)

Trisha Paytas

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Trisha Paytas

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Trisha Paytas
Born Trisha Kay Paytas
(1988-05-08) May 8, 1988 (age 29)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Other names blndsundoll4mj
  • Internet personality
  • actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Home town Freeport, Illinois, U.S.
Parent(s) Lenna Paytas
Musical career

Trisha Kay Paytas (born May 8, 1988)[1] is an American Internet personality, actress, singer, and songwriter. After moving from Illinois to Los Angeles to pursue acting, she began stripping and doing work as an extra. She has made over 45 television appearances, including on My Strange Addiction, Dr. Phil, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and America’s Got Talent. She has also appeared in music videos by artists such as Eminem and Amy Winehouse.

In 2006, Paytas began her YouTube channel “blndsundoll4mj”, which has amassed over 2.8 million subscribers and over one billion lifetime views. In 2015, she started pursuing a career in music. Since then, she has released seven EPs.

Life and career[edit]

1988–05: Early life[edit]

Paytas was born in Riverside, California,[a][1] to Lenna (née Kant).[3] She is of Hungarian descent.[4] Her parents divorced when she was three years old,[5] after which she relocated with her mother to Illinois. Paytas was raised outside Rockford, Illinois[6] in the city of Freeport.[7]

At fifteen, Paytas relocated to California to live with her father and brother, and enrolled in a Catholic online school program.[2] She returned to Illinois to live with her mother at age sixteen, attending high school in Pecatonica.[2]

2006–12: Career beginnings[edit]

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, she began doing professional lingerie modeling. She attempted to break the world’s fastest talker record on Guinness World Records Unleashed, but was unable to break the record. In 2006, Paytas’ made her first television appearance as a correspondent to Greg Behrendt on The Greg Behrendt Show. She appeared on the show for its full thirteen–episode run before it was cancelled after only airing one season. The following year in 2007 she appeared on the second season of Who Wants to Be a Superhero?.[8] Paytas played “Ms. Limelight.” She was on the show for four episodes although she was eliminated from the competition portion of the show on the third episode. On January 3, 2007, Paytas started her YouTube channel “blndsundoll4mj”. The channel was originally dedicated to movie director Quentin Tarantino, whom Trisha idolized, but soon after being created, Paytas began to focus on other types of videos. Blndsundoll4mJ primarily gives fashion, beauty and relationship advice videos.

In 2008 through 2010, Paytas made many guest appearances on shows including The Price Is Right (2008), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2011), Jane by Design (2011), Huge (2011), and Modern Family (2011), among others. She portrayed Jessica Simpson in the 2009 Eminem video “We Made You.” She also appeared as a background dancer for rapper M.I.A. at the Scream Awards in 2010. Later in 2010, she appeared in the videos for “Playing the Part” by Jamey Johnson, “A Girl’s Got To Do What A Girl’s Got To Do” by Barbwire, and “Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse. Paytas made an appearance in a Guns N’ Roses‘ tour video, playing a mobster’s girlfriend. Paytas starred in the Les Savy Fav video for their song “Sleepless in Silverlake” and portrayed Marilyn Monroe. In 2012, she played a stripper in The All-American Rejects’ music video for “Beekeeper’s Daughter“. Paytas appeared in 2010 on an episode of My Strange Addiction as a self-admitted tanning addict. Despite being aware of the high chances of developing skin cancer,[9] Paytas insisted on visiting the tanning salon at least daily, and follow up with a spray tan.[10] Later the following year, in 2011, she appeared on an episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker but was not accepted.

During this time, Paytas made a number of “trolling” videos, which she told Business Insider were a way to “dumb myself down” in order to get more attention and views. This involved videos claiming that dogs do not have brains, or that she was voting for the 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney.[11][12]

2013–present: Breakthrough and music career[edit]

On January 18, 2013, she appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil, discussing the phenomenon of slut-shaming, particularly its prominence on social media.[13]

In June 2014, Paytas created a companion’ channel, “TrishasLife”, later Trisha Paytas, which featured personal vlog videos. In turn, she began posting her more stylized or music-related videos on her main channel, blndsundoll4mJ.[14][15] As of July 2017, she has over one billion lifetime views for her more than 2,500 uploads.[16]

In 2014, Paytas starred opposite Richard Grieco in Viral Video, a 15-minute horror short film that she co-produced. It premiered online on October 17, 2014.[citation needed]

On November 26, 2014, Paytas released her first single, a cover of Eartha Kitt‘s “Santa Baby“.[17] On December 12, Paytas released its music video.[18] The following April 27, she released a music video video for “A Little Less Conversation“, directed by Andrew Vallentine, and on May 7, one for her debut EP, “Fat Chicks”, also directed by Vallentine.[19] The Huffington Post,[20] and Business Insider.[11] Van Halen’s member David Lee Roth provided the introduction to the accompanying music video.[21]

She released the EP “Superficial Bitch” on June 29. Its music video was released on July 23. A second music video from the EP titled “Leonardo DiCaprio” was released on August 7.

In June 2016, Paytas released her fourth EPm Daddy Issues. It reached number 6 on the iTunes pop chart and 11 overall. It was her first EP to make it into the Billboard Charts, where Daddy Issues was ranked #25 on the “Heatseekers Albums: Up and Coming Musicians Chart”[22]

Paytas made an appearance on the June 2016 Brooks Wheelan episode of To Tell the Truth, as an imposter for the creator of the selfie stick.

In September 2016, she released her fifth EP, Showtime.[citation needed] In April 2017, she released her sixth EP, “Chicken Fingers and Lipo”.[23] She later became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20.[24]

Personal life[edit]

At 18, Paytas worked as a stripper.[25]

Paytas describes herself as a devout Roman Catholic and has stated that her faith has helped her in her personal struggles.[26]

Endorsements and sponsorship[edit]

Musical promotions[edit]

In October 2015, Paytas teamed up with mobile game Line Play to create a music video and original song that promotes the app.



Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peaks Sales
Fat Chicks
Superficial Bitch
  • Released June 29, 2015
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Under the Covers
  • Released August 12, 2015
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Daddy Issues
  • Released June 1, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released September 6, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released December 30, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Chicken Fingers and Lipo
  • Released April 24, 2017
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
Hot for Teacher 2015 Fat Chicks
A Little Less Conversation
“Fat Chicks”
“Lost And Found”
“Superficial Bitch” Superficial Bitch
“Leonardo DiCaprio”
If I Could Turn Back Time Under the Covers
Don’t Forget Me
“Daddy Issues” 2016 Daddy Issues
“Showtime” Showtime
“Warrior” Warrior

Non-album singles[edit]

Title Year
Santa Baby 2014
“Line Play” 2015
“Merry Trishmas”
“Christmas Sucks”
O’ Holy Night
“Playground” 2016
Born To Make You Happy

Music videos[edit]

As performer[edit]

Year Title Artist Album Director Ref.
2014 Santa Baby Trisha Paytas None Andrew Vallentine [27]
2015 Hot for Teacher Fat Chicks Kale Flowers &
Trisha Paytas
A Little Less Conversation Andrew Vallentine [29]
“Fat Chicks” [30]
“Lost And Found” [31]
“Superficial Bitch” Superficial Bitch [32]
“Leonardo DiCaprio” [33]
“Line Play” None [34]
If I Could Turn Back Time Under the Covers [35]
Don’t Forget Me [36]
“Merry Trishmas” None [37]
“Christmas Sucks” [38]
2016 “Playground” diGi [39]
“Shoulda” Andrew Vallentine [40]
2017 “Warrior” Warrior [41]
“Thick” Trisha Paytas &
Tim Lopez

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
Unknown[43] Guns N’ Roses Played Mobster’s Girlfriend
2009 We Made You Eminem Played Jessica Simpson
2010 Playing the Part Jamey Johnson Played Bimbo #1
2010 “A Girl’s Got To Do What A Girl’s Got To Do” Barb Wire
2010 Tears Dry on Their Own Amy Winehouse Played a Streetwalker
2011 “Sleepless in Silverlake” Les Savy Fav Played Marilyn Monroe
The One That Got Away *Spoof* Shane Dawson Played Stripper
2012 Beekeeper’s Daughter All American Rejects Played a Stripper


  • The History of My Insanity (2013)
  • The Stripper Diaries (2013)
  • Tease (2014)
  • Curvy and Loving it (2014)
  • Trisha’s 31 Nights of Fright (2014)
  • How To Get Internet Famous (2015)


  • Trish by Trisha Paytas[44]

Teresa Palmer

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Teresa Palmer
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Palmer at the 2012 Australia premiere of Wish You Were Here
Born Teresa Mary Palmer
(1986-02-26) 26 February 1986 (age 31)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Residence Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, model, writer, producer
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Mark Webber (m. 2013)
Children Bodhi Rain Webber, Forest Sage Palmer
Website www.yourzenlife.com

Teresa Mary Palmer[1] (born 26 February 1986) is an Australian actress, writer, producer and model who made her film debut in the suicide drama 2:37. She starred in the 2013 film Warm Bodies as a young woman who falls in love with a zombie, and as Rebecca in the 2016 horror film Lights Out. She has also appeared in films such as December Boys, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I Am Number Four, Take Me Home Tonight, Love and Honor, The Ever After (which she co-wrote and co-produced with her husband, Mark Webber), Kill Me Three Times, the 2015 remake of Point Break, Triple 9, The Choice, and the Mel Gibson-directed war film Hacksaw Ridge.

Early life[edit]

Palmer was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. She is the only child of Kevin Palmer, an investor, and Paula Sanders, a former nurse and missionary. Her parents divorced in 1989 when she was three.[2] She has a stepmother, Kaaren Palmer, as well as two half-sisters and two stepbrothers, who lived with her father.[3][4] Palmer stated to Interview that she “came from rather humble beginnings”;[5] she lived in public housing with her mother, and grew up on her father’s farm in the Adelaide Hills.[2][6][7] Palmer was named after Mother Teresa by her mother, and has stated that she had a “tough upbringing” due to her mother’s manic depression.[8][9]

Palmer was a student at Mercedes College, a private Catholic day school,[10] and won a local-casting audition, “Search for a Movie Star”, in 2003.[11] Her first acting job was dressing up as Strawberry Shortcake and Santa’s Little Helper on weekends for promotions in shopping centres near Adelaide.[12][13] Palmer went to acting classes for a couple of years and appeared in a few television commercials.[9] She was a fast-food attendant at Hungry Jack’s in Rundle Mall in 2005, before working at clothing retailers Supré, Mambo Australia, and Cotton On.[14][15][16]

After graduating from high school, Palmer got a call from her local-talent agent about appearing in a student film, 2:37.[5] The director had seen her head shot on the acting agency’s website and wanted her to be in the movie. Palmer thought that she would work in an animal rescue service, and eventually open her own animal welfare agency.[17] She was accepted into a university to study teaching and was taking a course on journalism, but had always dreamt of acting.[2][18] Palmer dropped out of the university to work on the film.[9]


Beginnings in Australia[edit]

Palmer had been an extra on Deck Dogz (2005), and other films shot in Adelaide.[3][19] At the age of 18, she was cast by filmmaker Murali K. Thalluri in the independent Australian film 2:37.[20] Palmer portrayed Melody in the film, a popular high school student who becomes suicidal after being impregnated by her brother.[5] She was nominated for the 2006 Australian Film Institute Award for Best/ ok Lead Actress for her performance.[21] She then signed with a talent agent in Sydney.[3] A role in Wolf Creek (2005) followed, in a pool party scene.

Palmer starred in the psychological thriller Restraint, with English actor Stephen Moyer and Calvin Klein model Travis Fimmel. Shot on location around New South Wales in mid-2005, the film was written by Dave Warner and directed by David Denneen.[22] Palmer was named an Australian “star of tomorrow” by Screen International that year.[23] She then starred in December Boys, a coming-of-age film set in the 1960s, based on a novel by Michael Noonan. She played Lucy, who has a romance with Daniel Radcliffe‘s character on a remote beach resort. Palmer studied Dominique Swain‘s performance in Lolita (1997) to capture her character’s overt sexuality.[24] The film began shooting in November 2005 on the south coast of Australia.[25] It was released on 14 September 2007 in the UK and US and 20 September 2007 in Australia[26] and received mixed reviews [27] and failed at the box office.[28]

2:37 premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard selection. The film received a standing ovation, a turning point for Palmer, giving her confidence in acting as a career. The trip to Cannes lead her to meet her manager, David Seltzer, and American talent agents.[3][29] She signed with the William Morris Agency.[30]

Move to Hollywood[edit]

Palmer was cast to star with Tom Sturridge in her first American feature, Jumper, a science fiction film directed by Doug Liman. Her part was later recast when the lead characters were rewritten for older actors; her role went to Rachel Bilson.[30] Palmer was devastated from losing the role and returned to Adelaide for a few months.[9] She made her Hollywood feature film debut in The Grudge 2 in 2006, a horror sequel starring Amber Tamblyn and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Palmer described her character, Vanessa, as “the bitchy schoolgirl”.[24] The Grudge 2 was released in North America on 13 October 2006 (Friday the 13th)[31] to negative reviews[32] and grossed $70 million worldwide against its $20 million budget.[33]

Palmer at The Hunger Games Sydney Premiere And Review

In early 2007, Palmer was cast as Tori Frederking in the comedy Take Me Home Tonight, starring Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Topher Grace.[34] Set in the 1980s, the film was directed by Michael Dowse and released in March 2011.[24][35] Take Me Home Tonight received negative reviews from film critics[36] and was a box office flop, failing to recoup its $19 million budget.[37] Palmer starred in the film clip for the 2007 single “Breaking Up“, by the band Eskimo Joe, shot in Newcastle. Palmer jumps into the sea with the band’s singer, Kavyen Temperley.[38] Palmer relocated from Semaphore Beach in Adelaide to Los Angeles in May 2007 to further her career, and began auditioning for films. She stated that Los Angeles was “a big adjustment” and “very different” from her home in Australia.[24] She went through a period of loneliness and depression, and considered going back home until she made friends there.[9] In November 2007, Palmer was cast as the villain, Talia al Ghul, in the DC Comics superhero film, Justice League of America, alongside D.J. Cotrona, Adam Brody, Anton Yelchin, Common and Megan Gale. George Miller was set to direct the film, but it was cancelled by Warner Bros. due to script rewrite issues and the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.[39]

Palmer was the face of Sydney jeweller Jan Logan’s “modern darling” collection in 2008.[15] She was picked that year by Adam Sandler from an audition tape to play his love interest in the Walt Disney Pictures children’s film, Bedtime Stories.[9] She played an heiress, Violet Nottingham, starring alongside Guy Pearce and Courteney Cox. Sandler also put Palmer’s mother and best friend in scenes in the film.[40] It was released on 25 December 2008 and received mixed to negative reviews[41] but grossed $212 million worldwide on its $80 million budget.[42]

Palmer won the romantic lead in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Jon Turteltaub. The film was based on the relevant section of the animated film Fantasia (1940), which was set to a short scherzo for orchestra by Paul Dukas, L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, published in 1897, and by far, the best known of Dukas’ compositions), all of which were inspired by the eponymous poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.[43] Palmer stayed in Manhattan‘s West Village while filming for six months.[44] She played Becky Barnes, a college student who is pursued by Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a physics student and apprentice to the wizard Balthazar (Nicolas Cage).[45] It was released on 14 July 2010 to mixed reviews,[46] and grossed $215 million worldwide on its big $150 million budget.[47] In July 2010, Parade Magazine listed the film #1 on its list of “Biggest Box Office Flops of 2010 (So Far)”.[48]

In 2009, Palmer formed the film production company Avakea Productions, with Australian actresses Tahyna Tozzi and Nathalie Kelley. She was a guest judge on MTV Australia, for the Sydney filmmaking talent contest, Optus one80project.[49] She also filmed an ad campaign that year for the Australian jean store, Just Jeans, and became the face and spokesperson for the Jurlique cosmetics company.[2][50]

In 2011, Palmer starred in the sci-fi adventure film, I Am Number Four, alongside Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron. She played Number Six, one of nine aliens hiding out on Earth because her home planet was destroyed. Her character was skilled in martial arts, rode a Ducati motorcycle, and could “phase” her way through solid objects (a la The Matrix Reloaded). She went through stunt training for the role, learning to perform flips, sword fight, and do wirework. The film was adapted from a novel that was the first of a six-part series. Palmer signed on to do three movies, if the film became a franchise.[29] The film was released in theaters on 18 February 2011, and was also released in the IMAX format.[51][52] It received generally negative reviews from critics [53] and grossed $149 million worldwide.[54]

Palmer was going to star in Fury Road, a sequel to the Mad Max series by Australian filmmaker George Miller, but didn’t join the cast due to scheduling conflicts.[55][56] The film was later postponed.[57] Palmer starred in the short film Bear, directed by Nash Edgerton, which competed at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[58]

She appeared opposite Joel Edgerton in the independent Australian drama-thriller, Wish You Were Here, directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith. The film began shooting in Sydney in November 2010, and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.[19][59] Rotten Tomatoes has currently given this film an approval rating of 72%.[60]

She also starred in a comedic short, Quirky Girl, for the website Funny or Die, opposite Aaron Paul.[61]

Palmer starred in the 2013 zombie film, Warm Bodies, produced by Summit Entertainment, and based on a young adult novel by Isaac Marion.[62] She played Julie, a human who falls in love with a zombie (Nicholas Hoult).[63] It was released on 1 February 2013 in the United States and on 8 February 2013 in the United Kingdom. It opened to positive reviews[64] and grossed $116 million worldwide.[65] In February 2013, Palmer was announced as the “global face” of Artistry cosmetics.[66] Palmer then starred in Love and Honor with Liam Hemsworth, an independent romance filmed in mid-2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.[67] The film is set in the 1960s during the Vietnam War, and was released in March 2013.[68] It had a limited release on 22 March 2013, receiving negative reviews[69] and only grossed $19 thousand.[70]

In 2014, she co-starred alongside Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson and Penn Badgley in the romantic drama Parts per Billion. It was released on video on demand on 20 May 2014,[71] and on home video on 6 June 2014.[72] It received negative reviews from critics.[73][74] Palmer had two films that premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival,[75] Cut Bank (2014) and Kill Me Three Times (2015). Both films received negative reviews from critics.[76][77] She played the love interest to Liam Hemsworth and Billy Bob Thornton‘s daughter in Cut Bank and an assassin in Kill Me Three Times opposite Simon Pegg, Alice Braga and Luke Hemsworth. The latter film is set to be released in 10 April 2015. She starred with Melissa Leo and Phoebe Tonkin in The Ever After, directed by her husband Mark Webber. Written by Palmer and Webber, it is a love story that explores the depths of marriage.

In 2015, she appeared in the Terrence Malick -directed film Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale. The film premiered in the main competition section at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015.[78] Knight of Cups has received mixed reviews from critics. It holds a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes based on twelve reviews.[79] The film is scheduled to be released on 4 March 2016, in the United States by Broad Green Pictures.[80] Palmer had a supporting role in the 2015 remake of Point Break. The film was released in the U.S. on 25 December 2015.[81] It was panned by critics.[82]

In October 2015, it was learned that Palmer would participate in a short film called Too Legit with Zoe Kravitz, Clark Gregg, Nate Corddry and Lauren Weedman.[83] This project was confirmed by the director of the film, Frankie Shaw via Twitter and Instagram and had its premiere on 23 January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival.[84]

In 2016, she played the female lead role in the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Choice, alongside Benjamin Walker, Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario, and Tom Wilkinson.[85] The film premiered on 5 February 2016 and was panned by critics.[86] She appeared alongside Casey Affleck in the crime–drama heist film, Triple 9 (2016), directed by John Hillcoat. It was released nationwide on 26 February 2016.[87] It was met with mixed reviews and failed to impress at the box office.[88] Metacritic gives the film a score of 52 out of 100, based on 41 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.[89] On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of “C+” on an A+ to F scale.[90][91] Also that year, she portrayed Rebecca in the horror film Lights Out,[92] and co-starred in the war drama Hacksaw Ridge; both films received positive reviews, with Palmer’s performances being praised. She co-starred in the film Message from the King, alongside Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans and Alfred Molina.[93]

Palmer stars stars alongside Michiel Huisman and Sam Reid in 2:22 (2017).[94]

Personal life[edit]

Palmer has been one of the two number-one ticket holders, since 2009, of the Port Adelaide Football Club, along with Australian television presenter David Koch. She is also the number-one ticket holder for the Unley Mercedes Jets, a Division 1 Amateur team in the Adelaide Football League.[95] It is a tradition for clubs to recognize a prominent supporter as the number-one ticket holder. Palmer went to games with the team, she spoke at functions, and performed a game-beginning coin toss.[29]

Palmer began dating actor/director Mark Webber in late-2012 after contacting him via Twitter. They became engaged in August 2013,[96] and married on 21 December 2013 in Mexico.[97] Their first child, Bodhi Rain Palmer, was born in February 2014.[98] In May 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting their second child together.[99] Their second son, Forest Sage Palmer, was born in December 2016.[100] Through her marriage, Palmer is also a stepmother to Webber’s son from Webber’s previous relationship with actress Frankie Shaw.[101] The family resides in the Beachwood Canyon community of Los Angeles.[102] In November 2012, Palmer and friend Phoebe Tonkin launched the health and wellness website Your Zen Life.[68]

In July 2016, Palmer was criticized for continuing to breastfeed her two-year-old son.[103] She also co-founded a sister site to Your Zen Life called Your Zen Mama with her friend, actress Sarah Wright.[104]


Palmer at the Wish You Were Here premiere at Entertainment Quarter Hoyts, Moore Park, Sydney, in March 2012

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Film Title Role Notes
2005 Wolf Creek Pool Party People Extra
2006 2:37 Melody
2006 Grudge 2, TheThe Grudge 2 Vanessa Cassidy
2007 December Boys Lucy
2008 Restraint Dale
2008 Bedtime Stories Violet Nottingham
2010 Sorcerer’s Apprentice, TheThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice Becky Barnes
2011 I Am Number Four Number Six
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Tori Frederking
2011 Bear Emelie Short
2011 Quirky Girl Claire Short
2012 Wish You Were Here Steph McKinney
2013 Warm Bodies Julie Grigio
2013 Love and Honor Candace
2014 Cut Bank Cassandra
2014 Parts per Billion Anna
2014 The Ever After Ava Producer/Writer
2014 Kill Me Three Times Lucy Webb
2015 Knight of Cups Karen
2015 Point Break Samsara
2016 Too Legit Kimmie Short
2016 The Choice Gabby Holland
2016 Triple 9 Michelle Allen
2016 Lights Out Rebecca
2016 Hacksaw Ridge Dorothy Schutte
2016 Message from the King Kelly
2017 Berlin Syndrome Clare
2017 2:22 Sarah

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Ref.
2006 Australian Film Institute Awards 2:37 Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated [21]
2011 Australian in Film Themselves Breakthrough Award (shared with Joel Edgerton and David Michôd) Won [105]
2013 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Wish You Were Here Best Supporting Actress Nominated [106]
2015 Maui Film Festival Herself Rising Star (shared with Scott Eastwood) Won [107]
2016 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Lights Out Best Actress Nominated [108]
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Hacksaw Ridge AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated [109]
2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Best International Supporting Actress Nominated [110]
Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Nominated [111]






Actress (5 credits)
 2014 Out the Box (TV Series)
The Woman

Picasso (2014) … The Woman
 2012 Maniac
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 2011 Scream Awards 2011 (TV Special) (special thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)


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Actress (15 credits)
 2016 Blunt Talk (TV Series)

Walter Has to Look After Walter (2016) … Stewardess
 2016 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Theresa’s Assistant

2 Fast 2 Serious (2016) … Theresa’s Assistant
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series)

From the Ashes of Tragedy (2016) … Waitress (uncredited)
 2015 The League (TV Series)

The Yank Banker (2015) … Meg
 2013 Ginny & Martha (Short)
Office Worker
 2013 Assassin’s Creed: Checkmate (Short)
Bar Maiden
 2012 The Mistle-Tones (TV Movie)
 2011 Fort McCoy
Girl at Station (uncredited)
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Carrie Sanderson

25 to Life (2010) … Carrie Sanderson
 2010 We Are with the Band (TV Series)
Clipboard Girl

Club (2010) … Clipboard Girl
 2010 Shortened (Short)
 2009 I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (TV Series)

The Wedding Gift (2009) … Jenna
 2008 Leverage (TV Series)
Young Teller

The Bank Shot Job (2008) … Young Teller
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 2013 Ginny & Martha (Short)



Actress (39 credits)
 2017 Birds of Paradise (TV Series) (filming)
Nina Casanova

Reunion (Pilot) (2017) … Nina Casanova (rumored)
 2017 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Liseth Ortiz

Shockwave: Part 2 (2017) … Liseth Ortiz
Shockwave: Part 1 (2017) … Liseth Ortiz
 2017 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Laura Dawson

An Agent of the Machine (2017) … Laura Dawson
 2016-2017 Degrassi: Next Class (TV Series)
Mrs. Rivas / Consuela Rivas

#Woke (2017) … Mrs. Rivas
#Unsubscribe (2017) … Mrs. Rivas
#NotAllMen (2016) … Consuela Rivas
 2016 The Strain (TV Series)
Captain Kate Rogers / Kate Rogers

The Battle of Central Park (2016) … Captain Kate Rogers
Bad White (2016) … Kate Rogers
 2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Officer Jill Carpenter

Cursed (2016) … Officer Jill Carpenter
 2016 Mars Project (TV Movie)
Captain Gautier
 2015/I Good Business (Short)
 2014 Defiance (TV Series)

I Almost Prayed (2014) … Alethea
Bottom of the World (2014) … Alethea
Doll Parts (2014) … Alethea
 2014 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Laura Dawson

The Docks (2014) … Laura Dawson
Chin Check (2014) … Laura Dawson
 2013 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
Rebecca Carson

The Big Snag (2013) … Rebecca Carson
 2012 No One Lives
 2011 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Eva Espinoza

Sacrifice (2011) … Eva Espinoza
 2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Nikki Vansen

The Last Street in Manhattan (2011) … Nikki Vansen
 2010 Love Shack (Video)
Fifi LeBeaux
 2010 Circle
 2010 Peas in a Pod (TV Movie)
 2009 Bitch Slap
Camero (as Ameríca Olivo)
 2009/I The Last Resort
 2009 Represent (Short)
 2008 Iron Man
Dubai Beauty #1 (uncredited)
 2008 General Hospital (TV Series)

Episode #1.11479 (2008) … Marianna
Episode #1.11477 (2008) … Marianna
Episode #1.11476 (2008) … Marianna
Episode #1.11475 (2008) … Marianna
 2005-2006 House (TV Series)

Who’s Your Daddy? (2006) … Ingrid (as Ameríca Olivo)
Detox (2005) … Ingrid (as Ameríca Olivo)
 2006 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Beautiful Woman

Milk (2006) … Beautiful Woman
 2006 Jake in Progress (TV Series)

The Annie-dote (2006) … Woman
 2005 Cuts (TV Series)

 2004 The Soluna Project (TV Movie)
 2003 HotPop (TV Series)
Musical Guest

Soluna (2003) … Musical Guest
 2002 Livin’ Large (TV Series)
Musical Guest – Soluna

Soluna at Enrique Iglesias Concert (2002) … Musical Guest – Soluna
 2002 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (TV Series)
Musical Guest

Episode dated 23 July 2002 (2002) … Musical Guest
 2002 Soul Train (TV Series)
Musical Guest

Winans Phase 2/Souluna/Ms. Jade (2002) … Musical Guest