Rose Byrne is CinemaCon’s Female Star of the Year

Rose Byrne Earns Female Star of the Year Award
Melissa McCarthy infiltrates an arms dealing ring led by Rose Byrne in ‘Spy.’ (Photo © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox)

CinemaCon just announced Rose Byrne has earned their Female Star of the Year Award which she’ll pick up during the Big Screen Achievement Awards on April 23, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Vegas. Byrne has a starring role in Fox’s Spy coming out soon as well as the indie film Adult Beginners. She’s also reprising her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse and her role as Kelly Radner in Neighbors 2.

“A remarkably talented actress who has shown she can draw audiences in with both her comedic timing and remarkable dramatic talent, Rose Byrne is slated to take over the big screen this year with her upcoming role in Spy,” stated Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. “We are thrilled that we will have the opportunity to showcase Byrne’s talent with a screening of her upcoming film Spy and honored to be able to present her with this year’s ‘CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award.’”

Byrne’s credits also include Bridesmaids, Damages, Annie, The Turning, The Place Beyond the Pines, Insidious, Get Him to the Greek, and 28 Weeks Later.

The Plot of Spy:

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

-By Rebecca Murray

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