Abbey Lee Kershaw is one of the most well-known names as an actress, model, and musician. She started her career in modeling from the young age of 14 years. She has the experience of working with the biggest brands such as Gucci, Milan Fashion Week, and many more.
She grabbed the heart of youth by her outstanding performance in movies like Mad Max, Elizabeth Harvest, Fury Road, and more. Kershaw was the most sought-after actress by 2010 for shoots, shows, and campaigns. She was photographed by Terry Richardson and spotlighted in the Pirelli calendar in 2010.
Abbey was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 12 June 1987. Abbey is the daughter of a psychologist, Kerry, and Kim Kershaw, a footballer. Her father played for Hawthorn and Richmond in the Victorian Football League. Melbourne is the birthplace of Abbey, but she spent her early childhood in Kessington.
She is a sister of two siblings, an elder sister and a younger brother. As a child, she had to experience various health issues when she was growing up. At such a young age of 4 years, she has suffered from meningitis. Later on, she got a tumor on her knee and had two spinal taps. She also broke a few of her bones by climbing trees.
She got her early education from St. Michael Catholic Primary School that is situated in North Melbourne. She has mentioned that she has spent her childhood with 42 different nationalities as her Primary School was very multicultural. Later on, Fitzroy continued her education at the Academy of Mary Immaculate.
As a teenager, Kershaw has stated that she has done various jobs, including working as a grocery clerk at a funfair and McDonald’s. She joined the Australian “Girlfriend Model Search” in 2004 and won in that contest. In 2005, after completing high school, she moved to Sydney and started modeling.
The actress has manifested a successful career in singing, acting, and modeling with top brands. As far as her relationship status is concerned, she is currently single and not dating anyone. She is a straight woman and interested in men only.
Back in 2009, Abbey has been in a relationship with Andrew Flynn and Mathew Hutchinson. Like most celebrities, Abbey likes to keep her personal life private and doesn’t talk much about her relationships. She doesn’t have any child and hasn’t been pregnant in the past.
After starting her career in modeling, she moved from Sydney to New York City. She was named the “Next Super Star” by models.com. She was honored to be recognized as a top model by V magazine and “Industry Icon” by models.com.
Abbey made her debut in New York Fashion Week by managing walking into 29 shows for designers such as Halston, Oscar de la Renta and did a closing for Rodarte. In Milan Fashion Week, she got booked for the Gucci exclusive for the first time. Unfortunately, later the same year, she fell at Rotary’s show in September in New York City.
She happened to be exposed to another unlucky incident in Paris where she got fainted from wearing a very tight leather jacket at Alexander McQueen‘s show. Despite these unfortunate incidents, it did not influence her from getting bookings for more shows. Later on in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she appeared on international TV in the Pink Planet segment.
Abbey started her career in 2004 and managed to stay in the spotlight since then. She has always been in demand for fashion shows, campaigns, and shoots. She was honored to be declared as the face of Chanel in 2010 for their ready-to-wear program.
In November the following year, she attained to be Australian Vogue’s cover model. In 2010, Abbey was again featured in Anna Sui’s Campaign. She also made an appearance in the portfolio of the H&M x Versace collaboration collection.
Abbey started her acting career from the film Mad Max and Fury Road in a supporting role. Later on, she got major roles in the films like Gerard Butler, Gods of Egypt, and the Neon Demon. In the same year, she performed a leading role in the film Elizabeth Harvest and The Dark Tower.
She is currently being aired in a horror HBO drama, the “Lovecraft Country.” She is playing the role of Christina Braithwhite in that.
Abbey has proved herself as a successful actress and model. But, unfortunately, she did not give enough time to her music career. She’s been too visible in her music video with Our Mountain band. The vulgarity showing that she is standing naked in front of the camera for more than two minutes is not artistic; rather, it got criticized by the audience.
Awards and Achievements
Abbey has got a various number of achievements during her career. Her award history is mentioned here.
- She was nominated as best ensemble cast (shared with the cast) in the Mad Max: Fury Road in Gold Derby Awards in 2016.
- She got a nomination for the best lead actress in AACTA Awards in 2018.
- She got the nomination as the best lead actress in ACFA Award in 2019.
- Under Consideration by Critics’ Choice Super Awards as best Villain in HBO’s horror Series Lovecraft Country in 2021
- Under Consideration by Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in drama series Lovecraft Country (shared with the cast) in 2021
Abbey Lee Kershaw Net Worth
Abbey Lee Kershaw has spent a tough childhood with several mishaps and health threats. But nothing could stop her from giving marvelous excellence in her modeling and acting career. Her net worth is estimated to be $4 million from 2019 to 2021.
- Name: Abbey Lee Kershaw
- Date of Birth: 12 June 1987
- Age: 33 years
- Nationality: Australian
- Net worth: $4 Million
- Occupation: Actress, Model, Musician
- Category: Models, Actresses
- Mother: Kerry Kershaw (psychologist)
- Father: Kim Kershaw (former footballer)
- Sisters: One older sister
- Brothers: One younger brother
- Sexuality: Straight
Despite having many health issues in her early childhood, Abbey did not back off from struggling and then achieving the best actress and model’s title. She got her early education in Melbourne, Australia, and started her modeling career in Sydney. Later on, she moved to New York City, where she got to work with big brands.
She proved herself the best by working with Chanel, H&M, Gucci, and many more. She is one of those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal life private. She has not been observed communicating about her relationships. In the past, she had been into a relationship with Andrew Flynn, with whom she worked for a music video. Later on, she has dated Mathew Hutchinson.
As a child, she had to spend a big portion of her childhood in hospitals due to various injuries from climbing on the trees. She also got a knee tumor and spinal tap.
Kershaw has proved herself as one of Hollywood’s dominant and well-known names with a current net worth of $4 Million.