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Whatever happened to Abbie Cornish? Aussie golden girl drops off the radar after moving to LA


She was once Australia’s golden girl, starring in a slew of popular movies such as the critically acclaimed romantic drama Candy with Heath Ledger, Somersault, Bright Star and Limitless. 

But Abbie Cornish appears to have dropped off the radar in the last few years after leaving Australia for the bright lights of Hollywood in 2017 and attempting a full blown rap career under the mysterious name ‘MC Dusk’.

Abbie last appeared in the American family move Dakota, a heartwarming film about a single mother her and daughter adopting an ex-service dog to live on their farm. 

Abbie Cornish was once Australia's golden girl, starring in a slew of popular movies such as the critically acclaimed romantic drama Candy with Heath Ledger, Somersault, Bright Star and Limitless. Pictured in November 2021

Abbie Cornish was once Australia’s golden girl, starring in a slew of popular movies such as the critically acclaimed romantic drama Candy with Heath Ledger, Somersault, Bright Star and Limitless. Pictured in November 2021 

Dakota was released to limited theatres in April this year, receiving negligible media attention and mediocre reviews.

Other recent projects include 2021 film The Virtuoso, in which Abbie starred alongside Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, and the Australian drama series Secret Bridesmaids Business in 2019. 

Despite its star power, the crime thriller received generally unfavourable reviews and holds an approval rating of just 19% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Variety film critic Peter Debruge panned the film, writing: ‘It’s a shame to see so many talented actors wasted on such an amateurish production, whose title lends a pathetic note of irony to the whole affair.’ 

Abbie last appeared in the American family move Dakota, a heartwarming film about a single mother her and daughter adopting an ex-service dog to live on their farm. Pictured in January 2020

Abbie last appeared in the American family move Dakota, a heartwarming film about a single mother her and daughter adopting an ex-service dog to live on their farm. Pictured in January 2020  

Dakota was released to limited theatres in April this year, receiving negligible media attention and mediocre reviews. Abbie is pictured with Dakota co-star Lola Sultan

Dakota was released to limited theatres in April this year, receiving negligible media attention and mediocre reviews. Abbie is pictured with Dakota co-star Lola Sultan 

Other recent projects include 2021 film The Virtuoso, in which Abbie starred alongside Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (pictured in the film)

Other recent projects include 2021 film The Virtuoso, in which Abbie starred alongside Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (pictured in the film) 

Abbie is now working on several upcoming movies, including a psychological thriller called Blackout. 

The movie sees Abbie star alongside She will appear opposite Transformers star Josh Duhamel, and is set to premiere on Netflix later this month. 

Abbie is also star to appear in the upcoming thriller flick Detained alongside The Boys star Laz Alonso. 

She and Alonso are also serving as executive directors. 

Abbie is pictured in the 2019 Australian drama series Secret Bridesmaids Business

Abbie is pictured in the 2019 Australian drama series Secret Bridesmaids Business 

Abbie is now working on several upcoming movies, including a psychological thriller called Blackout

 Abbie is now working on several upcoming movies, including a psychological thriller called Blackout

Perhaps Abbie's most anticipated upcoming role is that of Dr Cathy Mueller in season four of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Pictured in Jack Ryan season one

Perhaps Abbie’s most anticipated upcoming role is that of Dr Cathy Mueller in season four of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Pictured in Jack Ryan season one

Abbie starred in the first season of the popular American drama alongside John Krasinski (right) back in 2018, but her character was written out of season two and three. Pictured in Jack Ryan season one

Abbie starred in the first season of the popular American drama alongside John Krasinski (right) back in 2018, but her character was written out of season two and three. Pictured in Jack Ryan season one

In addition to her acting career, Abbie is also a rapper and songwriter who performs under the name MC Dusk. The blonde, who supported U.S. rapper Nas on his Australia tour in 2015, has released several songs of late, including her 2021 singles Key Of The Sun and I'll Be There For You. Pictured performing in Brisbane in 2015

In addition to her acting career, Abbie is also a rapper and songwriter who performs under the name MC Dusk. The blonde, who supported U.S. rapper Nas on his Australia tour in 2015, has released several songs of late, including her 2021 singles Key Of The Sun and I’ll Be There For You. Pictured performing in Brisbane in 2015

The movie wrapped in October last year after just 20 filming, but no release date has been announced yet. 

Perhaps Abbie’s most anticipated upcoming role is that of Dr Cathy Mueller in season four of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.  

Abbie starred in the first season of the popular American drama alongside John Krasinski back in 2018, but her character was written out of season two and three. 

As for her private life, Abbie tends to keep things private, sharing only glimpses of her everyday activities on Instagram. She uploaded this photo of herself to Instagram on Wednesday

As for her private life, Abbie tends to keep things private, sharing only glimpses of her everyday activities on Instagram. She uploaded this photo of herself to Instagram on Wednesday 

Her latest posts show the blonde enjoying a beach getaway with a friends to celebrate July 4th in the US (pictured)

Her latest posts show the blonde enjoying a beach getaway with a friends to celebrate July 4th in the US (pictured) 

However, it Dateline recently confirmed that Abbie will make her highly anticipated return to the franchise in the upcoming fourth season.

In addition to her acting career, Abbie is also a rapper and songwriter who performs under the name MC Dusk.

The blonde, who supported U.S. rapper Nas on his Australia tour in 2015, has released several songs, including singles Key Of The Sun and I’ll Be There For You. 

Abbie said she always wanted to be in the music business but had to prioritise movies for financial reasons.

‘When my acting career took off I was working so much and it was paying the bills,’ she said.

‘Music was still a big part of my life, but it wasn’t public.’

Abbie worked with some of Australian hip hop’s biggest name whilst recording her first EP Key of the Sun.

A catchy debut, Way Back Home, was produced by Hilltop Hoods’ Suffa and had its radio debut on Triple J’s The Hip Hop Show.

The Herd’s Jane Tyrrell also features on upcoming second single Evolve.

Abbie shared her joy about her new career with Twitter followers in 2015.

“Night beautiful world. Buzzing with so much love and energy right now. Dreams here I come…,” she said.

Though best known for her acting, Abbie was also a member of Australian hip hop crew Blades in her late teens and early 20’s.

As for her private life, Abbie tends to keep things private, sharing only glimpses of her everyday activities on Instagram. 

She also announced her engagement to MMA fighter Adel Altamimi (left) in 2019, telling Daily Mail Australia at the time: 'We are both very very happy, as are our family and friends

She also announced her engagement to MMA fighter Adel Altamimi (left) in 2019, telling Daily Mail Australia at the time: ‘We are both very very happy, as are our family and friends 

Her latest posts show the blonde enjoying a beach getaway with a friends to celebrate July 4th in the US. 

She also announced her engagement to MMA fighter Adel Altamimi in 2019, telling Daily Mail Australia at the time: ‘We are both very very happy, as are our family and friends.

However, it is unclear whether the couple are still an item, as Adel has not been pictured on her Instagram feed in recent years. 

Neither Abbie nor Adel follow each other on Instagram.  

Raised on a farm at Lochinvar in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley, Abbie relocated permanently to Los Angeles in 2017 for a career in front of the camera. 

Abbie is also a keen cook and advocate for ‘clean eating’, and even launched her own healthy cookbook called Pescan: A Feel Good Cookbook in December 2019 . 

The book, co-authored by chef Jacqueline King Schiller contains plant-based, dairy-free recipes that incorporate high-protein seafood and eggs. 

Abbie previously herself as a ‘real foodie’ in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald in October 2017.

‘When I travel, I always research restaurants and love seeking out good food and wine. Then one day I was like, ‘Why don’t I know how to cook?” 

A very young Abbie is pictured in 2004 early on during her career

A very young Abbie is pictured in 2004 early on during her career  

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