Teresa Palmer is an Australian actress, writer and model, best known for her roles in Warm Bodies, Lights Outand Hacksaw Ridge. She starred in, co-wrote and co-produced  The Ever After with her husband, Mark Webber. At the age of 18, she was cast by filmmaker Murali K. Thalluri in the independent Australian film 2:37.

Birth Name

Teresa Mary Palmer

Nickname

Tez, Tezza

Profession

Actress, Model, Writer

Nationality

Australian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Teresa Palmer was born on February 26, 1986 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Age

She is currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Education

Palmer graduated from Mercedes College, a private Catholic day school, in Springfield, Adelaide in 2003. She was accepted into a university to study teaching and was taking a course on journalism, but she dropped out to pursue an acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Kevin Palmer (Investor)
  • Mother – Paula Sanders (Former nurse and missionary)
  • Siblings – She has two half-sisters, and 2 step-brothers
  • Others – Kaaren Palmer (Stepmother), Isaac Love Webber (Stepson)

Manager

She is signed to HLA Management Australia.

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Teresa Palmer dated –

  • Stuart Dew (2005-2007) – Australian rules footballer, Stuart Dew started dating Aussie actress Teresa Palmer in early 2005. The relationship went until March 2007.
  • Topher Grace (2007-2011) – After splitting from Stuart, the actress started dating American actor, Topher Grace in 2007. They dated ON and OFF from 2007 to 2011. After dating for a year, she separated with him in 2008. The actress was eager to start a family with Topher and for that reason, she also took him to Adelaide, Australia so that he could meet her parents. The two of these reconciled in 2009 and then dated until 2011. In 2011, they separated forever.
  • Adam Brody (2008) – Teresa dated very briefly with actor and part-time musician, Adam Brody nearing January and February 2008.
  • Russell Brand (2008) – Russell Brand, English comedian dated Palmer in 2008 for three to four months, when they met on the set of 2008 movie Bedtime Stories. After splitting from Topher Grace in 2008, Palmer dated Adam and Russell only.
  • Scott Speedman (2011-2012) – This time, it’s Canadian actor (after dating with Australian, American and English personalities) Scott Speedman. The actress dated Scott from January 2011 to September 2012.

  • Mark Webber (2012-Present) – Finally, Teresa started dating American actor and director, Mark Webber in November 2012, after she contacted him over Twitter. The two of these engaged on August 2, 2013. The couple married in Mexico on December 21, 2013. Teresa gave birth to couple’s first child, son Bodhi Rain Palmer on February 17, 2014. Teresa is also a stepmom to Mark’s son Isaac Love (born – approx 2008), who is from his previous relationship with actress Frankie Shaw. The couple welcomed their second child, son Forest Sage Palmer in December 2016.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4.5 inches
  • In centimeters – 164 cm
  • In meters – 1.64 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-24-36
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 34A

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Teresa Palmer had her first acting role in an independent Australian horror film Wolf Creek in 2005 playing a pool party girl. She got her break in 2006 when she was cast as Melody, a high school student who is driven to suicidal tendencies, in the movie 2:37. For her work, she was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Lead Actress.

Television Debut

In 2018, she was picked to play the lead role of Diana Bishop in the Sky One television series A Discovery of Witches.

Famous For

Her major work includes 2:37 (2006), December Boys (2007), Bedtime Stories (2008), Take Me Home Tonight (2011), Warm Bodies (2013), Kill Me Three Times (2014), Triple 9 (2016), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and Berlin Syndrome (2017).

Brand Endorsements

In her early career, Palmer appeared in various TV adverts and also modeled for fashion and beauty brands.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Work Category Result
2006 AFI Awards 2:37 Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2011 Australians in Film Awards Themselves Breakthrough Award Won
2013 FCCA Awards Wish You Were Here Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Maui Film Festival Herself Rising Star Won
2016 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Lights Out Best Actress Nominated
AACTA Awards Hacksaw Ridge Best Actress Nominated
2017 AACTA International Awards Best International Supporting Actress Nominated
AFCA Awards Best Actress Nominated
AACTA Awards Berlin Syndrome Nominated
FCCA Awards Nominated
2018 AFCA Awards Nominated

Teresa Palmer Favorites

  • Favorite Movie – A Little Princess (1995)

Teresa Palmer Net Worth

She has accumulated a net worth of $3 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Teresa Palmer

  • Teresa grew up on her dad’s farm in the Adelaide Hills.
  • She did a slew of odd jobs before becoming an actress, including working as an attendant in a fast food joint, in clothing retailers, and appearing in television adverts.
  • Her first acting job was dressing up as Strawberry Shortcake and Santa’s Little Helper on weekends for promotions in shopping centers near Adelaide.
  • She took acting lessons for two years.
  • She was discovered at the age of 18 years old by a talent scout and was cast in Murali K. Thalluri’s independent film 2:37. She was picked for the role without an audition and without prior acting experience.
  • In 2015, she won the Rising Star award at the Maui Film Festival.
  • She is an avid football fan and a number one ticker holder of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
  • She was considered for the role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) but Emma Stone was cast instead.
  • She also runs her own health and wellness websites called ‘Your Zen Life’ and ‘Your Zen Mama’ with Australian actress and model Phoebe Tonkin and American actress Sara Wright respectively.
  • Plamer had three pet kangaroos named Charlie, Radar and Tippi at her home in Australia.
  • Canadian actress Vanessa Lengies was supposed to play Vanessa in The Grudge 2 (2006), which was originally written for her. It was later played by Palmer after Lengies turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Palmer was originally considered for the role of “O” in the 2012 movie Savages which later went to Blake Lively.
  • She is a big fan of Port Adelaide Football Club. Since 2009, she is the co-number one ticket holder for this club along with David Koch, Australian TV presenter.
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