Claim to fame: Holding her own opposite Glenn Close on the FX drama "Damages." Byrne plays Ellen Parsons, a law school graduate working for the ruthless and shrewd litigator Patty Hewes (Close). Did you know: Back in 1999, Byrne played Heath Ledger's love interest in "Two Hands," just as her fellow Aussie was starting to launch his U.S. career. The film, about a kid who screws up a mob deal, screened at Sundance and was later released in the U.S. on DVD. A few years later in 2002, Byrne appeared as Padme Amidala's (Natalie Portman) handmaiden in "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones." Other credits: Roles in Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" and alongside Nicolas Cage in "Knowing" have helped to establish her film career, and she really sexes it up in the 2010 comedy "Get Him to the Greek." Byrne plays a singer just as raunchy as Russell Brand's Aldous Snow.