Browning was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers, Nicholas and Matthew. Emily Browning's acting career began at the age of eight years old when she was noticed by a classmate's father at a school play and he recommended that she pursue acting as a profession.
A successful career in Australian film and television productions soon followed, including The Man Who Sued God, in which she played the daughter of Billy Connolly's character. She later co-starred again with Connolly in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, in which she played the role of Violet Baudelaire.
She stated interest in doing a sequel of the movie A Series of Unfortunate Events although if a sequel was made, she would most likely not be cast as she has grown out of the role.
|1998||The Echo of Thunder||Opal Ritchie|
|2001||The Man Who Sued God||Rebecca Myers|
|2002||Ghost Ship||Katie Harwood|
|2003||Darkness Falls||Young Caitlin|
|2003||Ned Kelly||Grace Kelly|
|2003||After the Deluge||Maddy|
|2004||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||Violet Baudelaire|
|2013||The Host||Wanda / Petals Open to the Moon||Uncredited|
|2013||Summer in February||Florence Carter Wood|
|2014||God Help the Girl||Eve|
|2014||Years & Years: Take Shelter||Short|
|2016||Shangri-La Suite||Karen Bird|
|2000-2001||Something in the Air||Alicia|
|2001||Halifax f.p.||Christy O'Connor||One Episode|
|2000-2002||Blue Heelers||Hayley Fulton|
|2017-2020||American Gods||Laura Moon / Essie MacGowan|
Awards and nominations for the film
- She was scared she was going to get fired during filming, because of laughing too frequently at co-star Jim Carrey.