Woman Crush Wednesday: Teresa Palmer

Above: Teresa Palmer
Above: Teresa Palmer

Name: Teresa Palmer

Birthdate: February 26, 1986

Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia

Claim to fame: While she’s appeared in quite a few movies already in her young career, her two most commercial roles to date are playing Number Six in the teen sci-fi film I Am Number Four and starring opposite Nicholas Hoult in Warm Bodies, the film-adaptation of the young adult novel by Isaac Marion.

What we can see her in next: 2015 is a huge year for Teresa Palmer with multiple feature length movies set to come out. She has a role in Terrence Malick’s new film, Knights of Cups, which will be released later on this year. But her two newest films, Cut Bank and Kill Me Three Times, release on April 3 and April 10 respectively.

Interesting fact: She was a sales clerk at a mall when she was spotted and without an audition offered a role in a movie that played at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s this very role that earned her a nomination for Best Lead Actress by the Australian Film Institute Award for the student film 2:37. It’s no wonder she was signed by big talent agents after the role and her career took off running.

Best quote: “The nerds are my favourite sort of boys — any guy with a passion — whether it be physics or film or writing or poetry even, I think it’s super sweet and it’s very attractive for a female.”

Why we love her: I remember the first role I ever saw Teresa Palmer in — she played Topher Grace’s mythical high school crush in the 80’s movie, Take Me Home Tonight. Her name was Tory Frederking and it was the type of thing where she perfectly embodied that dreamlike girl you went to high school with, who you can still pine over years and years later after you’ve already graduated and moved on. Personally, I was smitten with her after the movie and continued to watch it several times over just because of her. While the movie was a big flop, there was something undeniable about the young actress, proving to be another sure step to move her up the Hollywood food chain.

Palmer’s career got off to a sublime start when she booked a starring role in the student film 2:37 without even having to audition. The movie went on to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival and earned her a nomination for Best Lead Actress by the Australian Film Institute Award. Since she has been appearing in both Hollywood films and films in her native Australia. Some of her biggest movies in the US are Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice opposite Nicholas Cage, I Am Number Four, Take Me Home Tonight, and Warm Bodies.

2015 appears to be the biggest year yet for the young actress as she has five feature-length movies being released. Her biggest being Terrence Malick’s new film, Knights of Cups, which releases in December. She also has a role in the new Nicholas Spark’s movie, The Choice, which will also be released later this year, as well as starring roles in Cut Bank and Kill Me Three Times.

If you’ve never heard or seen Teresa Palmer before, watch the movie Take Me Home Tonight, and try to get through it without falling in love with her. It’s impossible. She just lures you in. And there will undoubtedly be much more where that came from for this rising Aussie star.

You can catch Teresa Palmer in her latest movie, Cut Bank, a thriller where she stars opposite another Aussie actor, Liam Hemsworth, releasing on April 3.

Jamie Rea

Jamie Rea is a writer and web-entrepreneur based in Toronto. He specializes in writing about dating, relationships, lifestyle, entertainment, and culture. On top of his own blog creations The Brolog and Thoughts4Men, he also also heads up the writing team for the web-based Toronto company, Park Bench, as well as contributes regularly to the Thought Catalog based out of New York. His work has been published in various places such as vancitybuzz.com and theurbandater.com. You can follow along with his blogs – www.thebrolog.com and www.thoughts4men.com to read his stuff on a weekly basis.

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