Emily Jane Browning is an Australian actress and model, who portrayed Violet Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and also voiced Violet in its video game adaptation. She won the 2005 AFI International Award for Best Actress for her role in the film as Violet.


Browning was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Shelley and Andrew Browning.[1] She has two younger brothers, Nicholas and Matthew.
Violet and Sunny (Movie)

Emily Browing (right) as Violet Baudelaire

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.[2]

Awards and nominations for the film

Role Nominations Awards Won
Violet Baudelaire
  • 2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Best Young Actress
  • 2005 Young Artist Awards: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
  • 2005 Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress


  • She was scared she was going to get fired during filming, because of laughing too frequently at co-star Jim Carrey.

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