Teresa Palmer

  • Birth Name: Teresa Mary Palmer
  • Birth Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Model

Fast Facts

  • Pre-acting gigs included dressing up as Strawberry Shortcake for local-store appearances in her native Australia.
  • Is a big fan of the Port Adelaide football club.
  • Was featured in an advertising campaign for a chain of Australian clothing stores called Just Jeans.
  • Favorite film is The Notebook.
  • Starred in the 2011 release Take Me Home Tonight, which was actually shot in 2007 and struggled to find a distributor.
  • To prepare for her role in Take Me Home Tonight, which is set in 1988 (when she was 2), producers gave her a kit that contained John Hughes films, Flashdance and music from the '80s.
  • Nickname is Tezza.
  • Wanted to be a teacher while growing up, and taught a high-school drama class at her alma mater after launching her acting career.
  • Was named one of Australia's "Stars of Tomorrow" in 2005.
  • Is a spokesperson for the Australian cosmetics company Jurlique.


  • 2006, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actress: Nominee
  • 2016, AACTA Awards — Best Lead Actress: Nominee
  • 2017, AACTA Awards — Best Lead Actress: Nominee


  • Paula Sanders — Mother
  • Kaaren Palmer — Stepmother
  • Mark Webber — Husband
  • Russell Brand — Ex-significant Other
  • Stuart Dew — Ex-significant Other
  • Bodhi Rain Palmer — Son
  • Topher Grace — Ex-significant Other
  • Isaac Love — Stepson
  • Scott Speedman — Ex-significant Other
  • Kevin Palmer — Father
  • Forest Sage Palmer — Son