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Adelaide Clemens

  • Australian actress
  • Born November 30, 1989

Adelaide Clemens (born 30 November 1989) is an Australian actress. She was nominated for a Logie Award in 2008 for her role in the television series Love My Way. In 2012, she played Valentine Wannop in BBC's novel adaptation Parade's End, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. In Hollywood, Clemens has appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Great Gatsby, and starred in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (as Heather Mason). From 2013-2016, she starred in the television series Rectify.


I really like being thrown into the works. Many actors, I have found, have this as a common trait. We had to, as children, adapt to various situations with either a military family or things like that.




I never consciously set out to be an actor. I just kind of did whatever acting I could do.




I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, 'Oh, my God. There's no hiding here.'




I love new cities, and if I haven't travelled for a month, the need to go somewhere starts to gets under my skin.




Although my father is English, I was brought up in Australia.




In a photo shoot, you have to be very comfortable in your own skin. It's all about confidence-boosting and putting on armor.




Generally, I play the kind of ethereal, fragile-on-the-outside-but-hard-and-damaged-on-the-inside type.




I live in L.A. and I do have wonderful friends; I moved there when I was 19 so I developed a close knit group of friends, none of whom are actors, none of which are Australian, but I couldn't do it long term.



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