Inside Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher’s Heartwarming Love Story

But though the flame-haired star has been in dozens of movies and TV shows (and even more, if you also think she’s Amy Adams) and has written several books, and Cohen’s projects, though more sporadic, tend to be attention-getters, together they’ve managed to live a fairly under-the-radar life, splitting time between Los Angeles and London with their three children, son Montgomery having joined Olive and Elula in 2015. The family reportedly added a home base in Australia last year and in April vacationed in Perth—where Fisher grew up after being born in Oman, where her Scottish parents were living while her dad worked for the United Nations. 

Cohen scored two Oscar nominations this year, Best Supporting Actor for his turn as activist Abbie Hoffman in The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Best Adapted Screenplay, shared with his fellow writers, for Borat 2. The pandemic-delayed ceremony didn’t result in any wins for the envelope-pushing performer, but he and Fisher enjoyed a date night à deux with a backdrop of the Sydney skyline, choosing to attend a special screening of the live show (complete with photo ops) Down Under.

Fisher told the Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine earlier this year that she was happiest in Australia. “I miss it when I’m not here,” she admitted. “I don’t feel any pressure when I’m in Australia. I don’t have to say or do or be anything. I mean, I don’t even have to wear shoes!”

Though home, of course, is wherever her husband and kids are.

“My husband only makes a movie every three years, so we’re together all the time,” she told Britain’s Telegraph in 2016. And by then she was able to be much more selective with what roles she accepted than when she was first starting out in Hollywood.

“I’m lucky enough to be able to stay at home and be with my family,” she said. “I used to devour every script, but now I’m focused on my family life, which has brought me so much satisfaction in a deep way.”

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