Odessa Young Is Unstoppable: Meet The Breakout Star Of Assassination Nation
The Sydney, Australia native has been acting since she was 11 years old. At 17, she dropped out of high school to pursue acting full-time. That same year, she was dubbed the
“It Girl” of the 2015 Venice Film Festival, where she was promoting two feature films,
Looking for Grace, and
The Daughter. The latter earned her an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award, the country’s equivalent of an Oscar. At 18, she was the youngest-ever recipient. She’s starred in two Australian TV series,
High Life, and
When The Street Lights Go On. And now, she’s poised for a breakout in America, thanks to her performance in
Assassination Nation, a modern take on the Salem witch hunt in the wake of a mass internet hack, directed by Sam Levinson. Later this year, she’ll co-star with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Charlie Hunnam in
A Million Little Pieces, director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation of James Frey’s controversial 2003 addiction “memoir” that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.