Kooky Australian actress Isla Fisher stayed home to raise 3 kids, be children's author

Raising kids in Los Angeles, the Australian actress-author misses the walking/biking culture Down Under and her old friends

The movie Tag stars Isla Fisher (second from right), alongside (from left) Annabelle Wallis, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Ed Helms and Hannibal Buress. Isla Fisher plays a hilariously competitive wife in Tag, which revolves around the theme of childhood f
Isla Fisher plays a hilariously competitive wife in Tag, which revolves around the theme of childhood friendship.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
The movie Tag stars Isla Fisher (second from right), alongside (from left) Annabelle Wallis, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Ed Helms and Hannibal Buress. Isla Fisher plays a hilariously competitive wife in Tag, which revolves around the theme of childhood f
The movie Tag stars Isla Fisher (second from right), alongside (from left) Annabelle Wallis, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Ed Helms and Hannibal Buress.PHOTO: WARNER BROS

As an actress, Isla Fisher has carved out a niche portraying kooky, ditzy or slightly unhinged characters, such as those she played in the comedies Wedding Crashers (2005) and Bachelorette (2012).

But the 42-year-old Australian took a step back from acting to raise her three children, aged two to 11, with husband Sacha Baron Cohen - the 46-year-old British comedian and Golden Globe-winning star of Borat (2006).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'Isla Fisher still kooky and missing home'. Subscribe