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

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe