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When she realized that her height — Debicki stands at a statuesque 6’3” — made her too tall for ballet, she set her sights on law school. Yet her interest in
becoming a lawyer waned as she drifted into acting and instead chose to pursue drama at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Upon graduation, she managed to capture the attention of famed Australian director Baz Luhrmann who cast the unknown actress in the pivotal role of Jordan Baker in 2013’s The Great Gatsby, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
Just 22 when the film was released, Debicki stole her every scene, mesmerizing audiences and critics with her poise and charm. The echo of old Hollywood glamour lurking behind azure eyes that sparkle even brighter than the beads on her Roaring Twenties-era dresses.
On the heels of the film’s release, Debicki took to the theater opposite stage and screen legends Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Maids which won her the Company’s award for best newcomer, further establishing her acting chops.
  “It's like a need, you have to change. And as soon as I've finished one thing, I'm like, okay, what can I be next?”
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