Teresa Mary Palmer was born on 26th 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.
Teresa Palmer has further 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.
Teresa Palmer completed high school at Mercedes College in 2003, where she was a popular student who was well-known for her practical jokes. She worked in a Cotton On outlet in Rundle Mall until she was discovered and cast on the spot–without an audition–in her feature film debut and breakthrough role in 2:37 in 2006. Made by first-time writer/director/producer Murali K. Thalluri, the film competed in the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in “Un Certain Regard” and chronicles the lives of six students over the course of day and ends in a devastating suicide.
Teresa Palmer was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. She is the only child of Kevin Palmer, an investor, Paula Sanders, a former nurse and missionary. Her parents divorced in 1989 when she was three. She has a stepmother, Karen Palmer, as well as two half-sisters and two stepbrothers who lived with her father. Palmer stated to Interview that she “came from rather humble beginnings”; she lived in public housing with her mother and grew up on her father’s farm in the Adelaide Hills. 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.
Teresa Palmer was a student at Mercedes College, a private Catholic day school and won a local-casting audition, “Search for a Movie Star”, in 2003. Her first acting job was dressing up as Strawberry Shortcake and Santa’s Little Helper on weekends for promotions in shopping centres near Adelaide. Palmer went to acting classes for a couple of years and appeared in a few television commercials. 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.
After graduating from high school, Palmer got a call from her local-talent agent about appearing in a student film, 2:37. 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. She was accepted into a university to study teaching and was taking a course on journalism, but had always dreamt of acting. Palmer dropped out of the university to work on the film.
Teresa Palmer Age
Teresa Palmer was born on 26th February 1986.
Teresa Palmer Husband
Teresa and Mark began dating in 2012 and married in December the following year.
Teresa Palmer Filmography
- Wolf Creek
- The Grudge
- December Boys
- Bedtime Stories Violet Nottingham
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- I Am Number Four
- Take Me Home Tonight
- Quirky Girl
- Wish You Were Here
- Warm Bodies
- Love and Honor
- Cut Bank
- Parts per Billion
- The Ever After
- Kill Me Three Times
- Knight of Cups
- Point Break
- Too Legit
- The Choice
- Triple 9
- Lights Out
- Hacksaw Ridge
- Message from the King
- Berlin Syndrome Clare
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