Isla Lang Fisher (born February 3, 1976) is an Australian actress and author. She began acting on Australian Television, and is best known for her role of Shannon Reed on the Australian soap opera Home and Away and for her role in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman to Scottish parents who resided there because of her father's job as a banker for the United Nations. Her name, after the Scottish island of Islay, is pronounced eye-la; she has two brothers. Fisher moved with her family to Perth, Western Australia, when she was nine months old. Fisher has said that she had a "great" upbringing in Perth with a "very outdoorsy life". She began appearing in commercials on Australian television at the age of nine, before going on to win roles in popular children's television shows Bay City and Paradise Beach. She attended Methodist Ladies' College and appeared in lead roles in school productions.
In 2006, Fisher starred as Becca, a Manhattan party host in the offbeat relationship drama London co-starring Jessica Biel, Chris Evans and Jason Statham. In 2007, she appeared in The Lookout, a thriller co-starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Matthew Goode, and Hot Rod, opposite Andy Samberg. She was scheduled to appear in The Simpsons Movie, although her appearance was cut from the final version. In 2008, she starred in Wedding Daze with Jason Biggs, Definitely, Maybe, with Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin, and had a voice role in Horton Hears a Who! Fisher has also co-written a treatment for a script entitled Groupies with Amy Poehler, as well as another project entitled The Cookie Queen. She has signed up to star in the movie adaption of the book Confessions of a Shopaholic, the filming of which started in January 2008.
Fisher has spoken out against the lack of opportunities for comediennes in Hollywood.
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