Elizabeth Debicki

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Elizabeth Debicki
Elizabeth Debicki 4, 2013.jpg
Debicki at the Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby in May 2013
BornAugust 1990 (age 23)[1]
Paris, France[2]
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)[3] – 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)[4]
 
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Elizabeth Debicki
Elizabeth Debicki 4, 2013.jpg
Debicki at the Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby in May 2013
BornAugust 1990 (age 23)[1]
Paris, France[2]
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)[3] – 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)[4]

Elizabeth Debicki (born August 1990)[1] is an Australian stage and film actress.

Personal life[edit]

Debicki was born in Paris to a Polish father and an Australian mother of Irish descent,[2][4][5] who were both dancers.[3] When she was five, the family moved to Melbourne where she grew up with two younger siblings.[3][4] She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to switch to theatre.[6][7] A student at Huntingtower School in Melbourne's east, Debicki achieved two perfect study scores in Drama and English and was the school's dux when she graduated in 2007.[8] In 2010, she completed a degree in drama at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts.[2][6] In August 2009, she was the recipient of a Richard Pratt Bursary for outstanding acting students in their second year of training.[9]

Career[edit]

Debicki made her film debut with a brief appearance in the 2011 film A Few Best Men. After seeing Debicki's audition reel, director Baz Luhrmann flew her to auditions in Los Angeles.[1] In May 2011, Luhrmann announced that she had been cast as Jordan Baker in his 2013 film The Great Gatsby, where she appears alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire.[10][11] Filmed from September to December 2011, The Great Gatsby was released in May 2013 and screened at the Cannes Film Festival. In December 2012, Debicki was the subject of a photo shoot for Vogue Australia.[12][13]

From June to July 2013,[14] Debicki played Madame in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Jean Genet's play The Maids with Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert.[15] She appears in a 13-minute short film, Godel, Incomplete, and will guest star in the third season of the Australian TV series Rake.[16] On 31 July 2013, Variety reported that she would appear in a Guy Ritchie-directed film adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E..[17]

Theatre work[edit]

YearProductionRoleTheatreNotes
2010The Gift (Murray-Smith)ChloëMelbourne Theatre Companyworld premiere, opposite Matthew Dyktynski, directed by Maria Aitken[18][19]
2013The Maids (Genet)MadameSydney Theatre Companywith Cate Blanchett as Claire, Isabelle Huppert as Solange[14]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011A Few Best MenMaureen
2013The Great GatsbyJordan Baker
2013Godel, IncompleteSeritaShort film
2014RakeTV series, guest star
2014The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Victoria VinciguerraFilming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hardie, Giles; Hornery, Andrew (20 August 2011). "Leo sweeps into Sydney". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Baz Luhrmann casts VCA graduate Elizabeth Debicki in The Great Gatsby". University of Melbourne. 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Lehmann, Megan (11 May 2013). "Her roaring twenties". The Weekend Australian Magazine. 
  4. ^ a b c Blake, Elissa (19 May 2013). "From Paris with love". The Age. 
  5. ^ Cantelo, Sigourney (6 November 2012). "Our fair ladies: how to maintain pale skin". Vogue Australia. 
  6. ^ a b Rule, Dan (2012). "True Hollywood Story". Melbourne University Magazine. 
  7. ^ Groves, Don (7 May 2012). "The tale of two Elizabeths". Special Broadcasting Service. 
  8. ^ Bowen, Sholto (1 February 2008). "From the Principal". The Huntingtower Bulletin. 
  9. ^ "2009 Theatre Scholarships announcement including $20 000 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship". The Melbourne Newsroom. The University of Melbourne. 31 August 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2010. 
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike (11 May 2011). "Newcomer Elizabeth Debicki To Play Jordan Baker In The Great Gatsby". Deadline.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Bulbeck, Pip (6 September 2011). "Baz Luhrmann's $125 Million The Great Gatsby Begins Production in Sydney". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Behind-the-scenes at Elizabeth Debicki's Vogue Australia photo shoot". Vogue Australia. 2 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Elizabeth Debicki in Vogue Australia". December 2012. 
  14. ^ a b The Maids, media release, Sydney Theatre Company
  15. ^ Verghis, Sharon (1 June 2013). "Maids of dishonour, Cate Blanchett and Elizabeth Debicki, unite for STC's Genet". The Australian. 
  16. ^ Knox, David (29 July 2013). "Cameras roll on Rake's third season". TV Tonight. 
  17. ^ Kroll, Justin (31 July 2013). "Great Gatsby's Elizabeth Debicki Attracted to Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Exclusive)". Variety. 
  18. ^ "Elizabeth Debicki – A Spotlight Moment", 22 March 2012, Interview from December 2011
  19. ^ "Review: The Gift by Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes, 11 June 2011

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