She appeared in lead roles in school productions such as Little Shop of Horrors. Early acting credits[ edit ] Fisher made her first on-screen appeareances in commercials on Australian television at the age of 9, and made her profesional acting debut in , with two guest-starring roles in children's television shows Bay City and Paradise Beach.
At 18, with the help of her mother, she published two teen novels, Bewitched and Seduced by Fame;  in a interview with Sunday Mirror, Fisher admitted that had she not been successful as an actress she would probably have been a full-time writer.
In a interview with The Sun-Herald , Fisher spoke of her success and experiences on the show. I know a lot of people work those sort of hours but I think we really feel it because most of us are young and fairly inexperienced [ It's like an apprenticeship but we do it in front of 20 million people so all our mistakes are up for the world to see.
Move to Hollywood[ edit ] Fisher transitioned to Hollywood in , with the part of the love interest of a cowardly slacker Shaggy in the live-action film Scooby-Doo.
For the part, she wore a blonde wig because Daphne Blake portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar was supposed to be the only redhead in the film. And then, I ended up getting representation and ended up getting a job, almost straight away. I came in on the back of what was deemed as a big studio movie that had had extraordinary success". In his review for the latter, David Rooney of Variety felt that Fisher "adds easy charm and a thinly developed hint of romantic interest", in what he summed as an "uneven but endearing farce about breaking into showbiz".
Russell , she played what was described as a "punchy little part", by newspaper The Age. Breakthrough[ edit ] Fisher's breakthrough came with the comedy Wedding Crashers , opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson ,  taking on the role of the seemingly sexually aggressive and precocious younger daughter of a politician falling in love with an irresponsible wedding crasher.
On her part in the film, she remarked: She doesn't care what anyone thinks. I find pornographic violence, just gratuitous and unnecessary than nudity, because there's nothing more peaceful and beautiful".
She next starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Daze , with Jason Biggs , playing a dissatisfied waitress who spontaneously gets engaged to a grieving young man. While Wedding Daze opened in second place on its UK opening weekend,  the film received mediocre reviews from critics. Describing on how she took her character, she said: Because every character in the script has an agenda.
So, that was my starting point". Fisher at the 66th Golden Globe Awards Fisher played a copy girl who becomes romantically involved with a recently divorced political consultant in the romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe , with Ryan Reynolds , Elizabeth Banks , Rachel Weisz , and Abigail Breslin.
She felt "apprehensive" as she took on her first star vehicle , stating: I am eternally bewildered. Every time I see [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer , I want to shake him and say: Why would you put me on a poster? Continued success[ edit ] In the British black comedy Burke and Hare , loosely based on the Burke and Hare murders , Fisher starred opposite Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as a young former prostitute and the love interest of one of the titular characters.
In its review for the film, Daily Telegraph found Fisher to be "brilliantly slow as a hot mess whose main ambition is to get coked out of her skull". Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, directed by Baz Luhrmann and opposite Leonardo DiCaprio , Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire , saw her portray an ambitious social climber and the mistress of an Upper-class socialite.
Fisher described as "surreal" the experience to work for Luhrmann. I've only ever had a short list of people I've wanted to work with, and he was at the top of it. I honestly couldn't stop smiling the whole time". The Hollywood Reporter felt that Fisher's portrayal was "loaded with chutzpah",  and IndieWire remarked in its review for the film: The film received a limited theatrical release and favorable reviews from critics.
Films and writing[ edit ] In Visions , an independent horror film, Fisher starred as a pregnant woman who begins to experience supernatural manifestations after moving to a vineyard with her husband. Distributed for a limited release in most international markets,  Visions was released for VOD in North America,  and in its review for the film, Spanish newspaper Reforma wrote: She collaborated for the first time with husband Sacha Baron Cohen in the British film Grimsby, playing the handler of the best MI6 agent, and in Keeping Up with the Joneses,   she starred as one half of a suburban couple who begin to suspect their new neighbors are secret agents.