Australian Women

A random list of living women born in Australia
Note: Some of them might not live in Australia anymore.
Also so called Australians like Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Sophie Monk or Nicole Kidman are not listed here.
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Kylie Minogue
Actress, Moulin Rouge!
Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours, which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record company executive heard Kylie's rendition of Little Eva's 1962 hit...
“ Sister of Dannii Minogue. ” - oligiman187
 
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Dannii Minogue
Danielle Jane Minogue was born in 1971, the youngest sister of Kylie Minogue and brother Brendan Minogue. By June 1978, she had secured a role in the Australian series Skyways. A number of guest appearances followed, leading to her appearance as a "Talent Discovery" on the popular Young Talent Time...
“ Sister of Kylie Minogue. ” - oligiman187
 
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Delta Goodrem
Actress, Neighbours
Delta Goodrem was born on the 9th of November, 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents are Lea and Denis Goodrem. She has a younger brother, Trent. Delta began singing and writing at a young age and made some guest appearances in various TV commercials and the Australian TV shows Hey Dad..!...
 
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Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Jane Imbruglia was born on Tuesday, February 4, 1975, in Sydney, Australia, to Maxene (Anderson) and Elliot Imbruglia. Her father is Sicilain (from Lipari) and her mother has English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish ancestry. She grew up in a small beach town on the New South Wales coast called Berkeley Vale...
“ Sister of Laura Imbruglia. ” - oligiman187
 
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“ Sister of Natalie Imbruglia. ” - oligiman187
 
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Holly Valance
Actress, Taken
Holly Rachel Valance was born on 11th May 1983 in Melbourne, to parents Rachel and Ryko. Holly's mother is from Southampton, England and her father hails from Yugoslavia. Both her parents were fashion models and her father is a pianist and guitarist. Her parents live in Melbourne with Holly's two younger sisters...
 
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Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied law...
 
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Poppy Montgomery
Poppy Montgomery has found success and prominence by playing the dramatic role of FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular TV series Without a Trace. Her gorgeous image can often be found in many men's magazines. Montgomery was born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, Australia, to Nicola (Montgomery)...
 
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Melissa George
Actress, Home and Away
The second of four children, Australian actress Melissa George was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1976. The daughter of Pamela, a nurse, and Glenn George, a construction worker, Melissa initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting. During her childhood, George studied tap...
 
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Radha Mitchell
Actress, Silent Hill
Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her professional debut on the popular Australian soap...
 
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Teresa Palmer
Actress, Warm Bodies
Actress and model Teresa Palmer has gathered some impressive film credits. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia, to Kevin Palmer, an investor, and Paula Sanders, a former missionary and nurse. She completed high school at Mercedes College in 2003, where she was a popular student who was well-known for her practical jokes...
 
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Miranda Kerr
Miranda May Kerr was born in Sydney and raised in the small town of Gunnedah to John and Therese Kerr. Kerr's paternal grandmother lived on a farm, where she "raced motorbikes and rode horses." Her parents later moved the family to Brisbane when she and her younger brother Matthew were teenagers. She...
 
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Emilie de Ravin
Actress, Lost
Emilie was born on 27th December 1981, and grew up in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. When she was 15, she was accepted at the highly selective Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. However, after only a year, she dropped out and undertook acting courses. Her first starring role was on the fantasy drama...
 
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Emily Browning
Actress, Sucker Punch
Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and was soon filming on location for the Hallmark TV-movie...
 
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Isabel Lucas
Isabel was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her father is Australian and her mother is Swiss. When she was age 6, her family moved to Switzerland for a year. They moved back to Melbourne for a while before moving to a very small mining town in the Northern Territory (population 1,000). Along with her sister, she attended the Jabiru Area School, which included both white and Aboriginal children...
 
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Abbie Cornish
Actress, Limitless
Abbie Cornish grew up on her parents' 170 acre farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar with her 3 brothers and younger sister. Abbie started modeling at age 13. Her first acting job was at age 15 on the Australian Broadcasting Commission series Children's Hospital playing a quadriplegic.
 
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Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
 
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Rachael Taylor
Actress, Transformers
Rachael Taylor grew up in Tasmania, Australia, with her parents Nigel and Christine Taylor. She began modelling during her teens, working for the Skye-Jilly International agency. She competed for Miss Teen Tasmania, as well as the Miss Universe/Miss World state finals. She moved to Sydney to further her modeling career as well as to pursue acting...
 
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Anna Torv
Actress, Fringe
Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland.[4] Her mother is of Scottish descent.
 
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Eliza Taylor
Actress, The 100
Eliza Jane Taylor (born on 24 October 1989 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian actress who is perhaps best known for her regular role as "Janae Timmins" on the Australian television series Neighbours. Eliza has just finished the feature film Patrick, alongside Rachel Griffiths, and nabbed the lead in the CW pilot The 100. "The 100" is Taylor's first American production.
 
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Mia Wasikowska
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight, her family moved to Poland for a year...
 
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Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher. She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll, when she was 15 years old. Since then, Rose has appeared in a variety of Australian televisions shows including Heartbreak High...
 
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Tamee Harrison
Tatham Maree "Tamee" Harrison, born in Perth, Western Australia, is a highly credited and very successful European Singer/Songwriter/Actress/TV Host/Fashion Designer. Tamee had great success with her singles "A Little Bit"(2001), "You're The Voice"(2002) and her debut-album, "From Me to You"(2002) whilst signed to Sony Music Austria...
 
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Phoebe Tonkin
Actress, The Originals
Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later graduated from the Queenwood School for Girls...
 
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Claire Holt
Claire Rhiannon Holt (born June 11, 1988) portrays the role of Rebekah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Her most notable roles are Samara in Pretty Little Liars, Chastity Meyer in Mean Girls 2 and Emma Gilbert in H2O: Just Add Water. Claire was born in Brisbane, Australia. She graduated from Stuartholme School in Toowong at the end of 2005...
 
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Indiana Evans
Indiana Rose Evans born 27 July 1990 is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Emmaline Robinson. Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, when she would perform for family and friends...
 
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Rachel Griffiths
Actress, Blow
Her mother, Anna Griffiths, is an art consultant. Her uncle is a Jesuit priest. Has two older brothers. One brother, Ben, is a ski instructor. Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls' College, did well at school and learned ballet...
 
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Sharni Vinson
Actress, You're Next
Sharni Vinson was born in New South Wales, Australia and grew up in Sydney's southern beach superb of Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire. As a teenager, she trained and competed at a National Level in swimming, holding a total of 4 State records throughout high school. Sharni began singing, dancing and acting at a young age...
 
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Yvonne Strahovski
Actress, Dexter
Yvonne was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her first role on television in an episode of Fear Factory...
 
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Rebecca St. James
Rebecca Jean Smallbone was born on July 26, 1977 in Sydney, Australia, to David and Helen Smallbone. She is the oldest of seven children, five boys and two girls. When she was thirteen years old she was the lead vocalist at the Christian school that she was attending at the time. During that year, Carman asked her to open shows during his Australian tour...
 
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Toni Collette
Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense and Little Miss Sunshine. Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three children of Judith (Cook)...
 
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Claudia Black
Actress, Farscape
Claudia Lee Black was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Her parents Jules and Judy Black are both Australian Medical Academics Doctors. She has lived in Australia, New Zealand, England and the US. Throughout her career Black has played in many Australian and New Zealand films and guested on such Australian series as Police Rescue and Water Rats...
 
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Jacinda Barrett
Actress, Poseidon
Jacinda Barrett was born in Australia. Her convincing accent has paved the way for numerous acting roles in the USA. Barrett was first introduced to American audiences via MTV's Real World, during its fourth season, which was set in London. Jacinda Barrett received her first break on the big screen in The Human Stain...
 
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Peta Wilson
With her distinctive voice, ultra-intense eyes and statuesque frame, Peta Wilson probably could have carried her breakout television show, "La Femme Nikita," on looks alone. Such was television in 1997. But when viewers realized that this killer- with-a-killer body could actually act, the show became the highest-rated drama on cable...
 
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Gemma Ward
Gemma Ward was born in Perth, Australia in 1987 and started her model career in the year 2002. When she was 15 years old, she was discovered in the audience of Search for a Supermodel, an Australian television show. At the age of 16, she was selected by Anna Wintour (fashion editor) to be feature in the "It Girls" of the supermodel world...
 
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Rachael Carpani
Rachael has an Italian father, Tony, and an Australian mother, Gael, and grew up on a property near Dural, in Sydney's Hills district She joined an acting agent and was happy to get bit parts in television shows and commercials, but never took acting seriously. Coming from an academic family, school work was always first...
 
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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie is an Australian actress born in Dalby, Queensland, and raised on the Gold Coast, spending much of her time at the farm belonging to her grandparents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist. Robbie attended and graduated from Somerset College. In her late teens, she moved to Melbourne to pursue an acting career...
 
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Natalie Hoflin
Actress, Neighbours
Natalie Louise Hoflin is an actress best known for her portrayal of Carmella Cammeniti in the long running Australian TV series Neighbours. Her five years on the show earned her a TV WEEK Logie Award for Best New Talent in 2005 and nominations for both the Gold and Silver TV WEEK Logie Award for 'Most Popular Personality on TV' in both 2007 and 2008...
 
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Pauline Egan
Actress, Supernatural
Pauline Egan was born in Benowa, Qld, Australia. She trained with Tom McSweeney and The Australian Film and Television Academy, Sydney. In 2010 she relocated to Vancouver, Canada began training with sought after acting coach Ben Ratner. She is most recognizable for her role as 'Dr Erika Myers' in the popular Syfy/Space channel series 'Sanctuary'...
 
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“ Twin sister of Jessica Origliasso ” - oligiman187
 
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“ Twin sister of Lisa Origliasso ” - oligiman187
 
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Gigi Edgley
Actress, Farscape
Gigi Edgley is in preproduction for Hashtag a short SyFy that will be filmed in L.A early February 2015. Her team were successful in raising $44000 with a Kickstarter in order to fund the production. She recently wrapped shooting for Whisky Sour which was also filmed in the States. As host of Jim Henson's...
 
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Helene Joy
A native of Perth, Australia, Helene Joy trained at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Her early career began on the stage where she performed various roles with the famous Sydney-based Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company. She went on to play such classic roles as Juliet,Ophelia,and a very young Lady Macbeth...
 
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Adelaide Kane
Actress, Reign
Born in Western Australia in 1990, Adelaide Kane had been acting since she was 6 and got her first major role, in 2006, when she won the role of "Lolly Allen" on Neighbours. She entered a Dolly Magazine Competition and won the role in late 2006. When she got the role, she and her family had to move from Perth to Melbourne...
 
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Caitlin Stasey
Actress, Neighbours
Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress who is well known for her roles as Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club, Rachel Kinski in Neighbours and Ellie Linton in the film adaptation of John Marsden's best seller 'Tomorrow When the War Began' Caitlin is from Victoria, Australia, She began taking an interest in acting/performing when she was about six years of age...
 
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Pippa Black
Actress, Neighbours
Pippa Black (born 16 October 1982) is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played Elle Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours. Black played Tonya in the NBC series Outsourced from 2010 to 2011. Black made small appearances in Australian television shows, student films and children's theatre before playing Elle Robinson in soap opera Neighbours for four years...
 
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Georgia Van Cuylenburg
Georgia is a rare talent who, at her young age, is a successful and credited Comedian, TV host, actor and voice-over artist. Through her production company "I am Spartacus Entertainment", she is also a credited writer and producer. She is a little Aussie with a huge heart and smile, and an even bigger...
 
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Julia Perri
Actress, Landline
Julia Perri was born in Melbourne Australia, to parents from Italy. Julia's training includes study at the Los Angeles based Beverly Hills Playhouse, The Renegade Theatre in Hollywood, Brian Riese Studios Los Angeles, The Screen Actors Guild and Master Classes with actor Jason Alexander. Julia also...
 
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Brooke Anderson
Brooke won international acclaim when she was just six years old, with her portrayal as the young make-believe mother in the hard hitting cubby house, drug abuse commercial that won awards all over the world. Brooke then proved herself to be one of Australia's most popular young stars, winning rave reviews and hearts across the country for four years...
 
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Tabrett Bethell
Actress, Dhoom 3
Tabrett Bethell is a talented Australian film, television, model and theater actress. Prior to her acting career, she worked as a cheerleader for the NRL (National Rugby League) Cronulla Sharks. She was also a model for the Chadwick Model Agency in Australia. Bethell trained at Australia's Leading Film and TV School Screenwise...
 
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Gia Carides
Gia Carides has been working as an actress since age 12 in film and in theatre. She has been nomminated twice for her work, in Strictly Ballroom (Best Actress in a Supporting Role AFI Awards) and Brilliant Lies (Best Actress in a Leading Role AFI Awards).She has appeared in as many American films as Australian films, and continues to work in both countries.
 
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Zoe Naylor
Actress, The Reef
 
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Tahyna MacManus
Tahyna grew up in the Sydney beach side suburb of Cronulla with her Italian father, Dutch mother and younger sister Cheyenne. Tahyna attended Woolooware High School Graduating in 2003 with a high distinction in drama and music. She can play the guitar, piano, saxophone and drums. Tahyna is a black belt in the Japanese Karate style of "Shotokan".
 
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Kym Wilson
Kym Wilson is an award winning Australian actress known for her work in Film, Television and Theatre. Her career began in the Australian Film Institute Awarded Best Film, "Flirting" alongside Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts and later that same year in the mini series "Brides of Christ" starring opposite Naomi Watts and Russell Crowe for which she received a Logie (Australian Emmy) for New Talent...
 
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Samantha Noble
Actress, Gabriel
Australian-born Samantha Noble isn't the only person in her family who is in the media. Her father is actor/director John Noble, of "Lord of the Rings" fame. Samantha is a trained High School teacher. She completed her Masters at Sydney University in 2004 and then decided, after graduation, she wanted to be an actor...
 
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Holly Brisley
Actress, Home and Away
Holly Brisley is an Australian and entertainer with a career that includes; acting, presenting and voice over roles. A career highlight was the coveted role as Amanda Vale on the hit series Home and Away. Holly became one of Australia's best known actors on our TV screens five nights a week. Having started her career at Warners Bros Movie world in films; The Flood...
 
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Orianthi
Music Department, This Is It
 
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Bianca Roe
Actress, Lbf
Born in Australia, Bianca Chiminello spent most of her early childhood training to be a classical dancer. At the age of 15, she was "discovered" by a modeling agency and, within the year, won the prestigious Ford Supermodel of the World Competition. She was flown to America, placed as a finalist internationally and was taken to New York City with the Ford agency to pursue a new-found career...
 
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Lisa McCune
Actress, Blue Heelers
Lisa was born on the 17th of February, 1971 and grew up in Perth, Australia. She entered WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) and graduated in 1990 at the age of 19 with a musical degree. Moving over to Melbourne, after a short lived stay in Sydney when Lisa was awarded the Coles contract (Lisa starred on advertisements on television and in the newspapers)...
 
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Maria Tran
Actress, Hit Girls
Maria Tran is an Australian-Vietnamese actress, model and presenter. Her recent works includes short films such as "Enter The Dojo", "Gaffa", "Hit Girls" as well as Hollywood legend, Roger Corman's upcoming mix martial arts movie playing killer assassin Zhen, co-starring with MMA champion Josh Thomson...
 
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Emma Randall
Actress, Daybreakers
Emma attended the Queensland University of Technology where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Drama). Whilst majoring in set design, she also acted in university theatre productions. After completion of her degree she spent three years working for an animation studio making miniature sets and models for stop motion animated films and television...
 
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