Actress born August 20, 1974, known for such movies as Drop Dead Gorgeous, Catch Me If You Can, June Bug, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Enchanted, Sunshine Cleaning, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Julie and Julia, Leap Year, The Fighter, The Muppets and as Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot.
And she also played Tara Maclay's cousin in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
She provides examples of:
- Alliterative Name
- The Cast Showoff: Before becoming a film actress, she worked in theater (more specifically, dinner theater), making her an easy fit for the singing and dancing required for Enchanted.
- Dye Hard: She's not a natural redhead.
- Identical Stranger: Not to be confused with Isla Fisher. She mentioned on Late Night with Conan O'Brien that before Enchanted, she would often get confused with Tonya Harding. Also looks like a Palette Swap of Maggie Gyllenhaal.
- Playing Against Type: With The Fighter, in which she trades in her innocent persona for a sexy, no-bull, tough-as-nails lass, who's also not afraid to throw down. Like the film itself, her role received a lot of praise.
- Star-Making Role: Her well-received leading role in Disney's Enchanted, which became a breakout hit, instantly turned her into a star.