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Overview (2)

Born in Auckland, New Zealand
Height 5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danielle Cormack is an award-winning actress who has an extensive career in film, theatre and television. After a vast career in New Zealand, she quickly came to prominence in Australia with her powerhouse performances in television series: Wentworth (2013), Rake (2010) and Underbelly (2008): Razor. Other television credits include Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), East West 101 (2007), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), The Cult (2009), Rude Awakenings (2007), City Homicide (2007) and The Strip (2008). Danielle's many film credits include Separation City (2009), starring alongside Joel Edgerton, which garnered her a nomination for Best Actress at the NZ Film Awards; Topless Women Talk About Their Lives (1997), for which she won Best Actress at the NZ Film Awards; and Siam Sunset (1999), for which she received an award for Best Actress at the Fantasporto International Film Festival. Danielle's work within the industry has also lead to further recognition across prestigious Television and Film award shows, most recently including: Winner: Most Outstanding Actress at the 2015 TV WEEK Logie Awards; Winner: Most Outstanding Performance by a Female - Actress at the 2015 ASTRA Awards; Nominee for Best Actress at the 2015 AACTA Awards as well as Nominee for Best Actress at the 2014 Monte Carlo Television Festival. Danielle continues to work for prominent theatre companies, including Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company, where she led the world premiere of "Boys will be Boys" to critical acclaim. Danielle is a mother of two and a proud ambassador for charity organizations, Shine & Childfund, NZ & Australia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Platform PR

Spouse (2)

Pana Hema Taylor (2009 - 2013) (1 child)
Hayden Anderson (? - ?) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

"Husky" voice.
Curly hair.

Trivia (9)

She has two sons, Ethan (born in 1996) and Ahi (born in 2010).
She has formed a production company, "4 One One", with Wentworth (2013) star Nicole da Silva.
She rides and own a motorbike.
On August 19th 2016 she walked the 100km "Oxfam Trailwalker Australia" in Sydney with her team "The Wanderers". The team was Danielle, Leeanna Walsman, Jackson Gallagher and Danny Clayton. They walked the 100km in 26 hrs and 12 minutes.
She is close friends with her co-stars from Wentworth (2013) Leeanna Walsman and Kate Jenkinson.
Cormack has been an ambassador for Childfund Australia and New Zealand for years, which led to her recent trip to Cambodia to see how fundraising affects the lives of people on the ground. (Aug. 2016).
She won a Logie for Most Outstanding Actress and a ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Female Actor in 2015 for her role as Bea Smith in Wentworth (2013).
She is a big fan of Patti Smith.
She has one brother.

Personal Quotes (6)

My happy place is building things. In fact I've just proudly finished an outdoor table for the balcony. I have a storage facility filled with power tools. -- I should've been a carpenter.
I love taking things apart and rebuilding them - sort of like construction. I like the architecture of things, like fashion, I used to like sewing my own clothes and building things, I've done renovations on my house. So I've found a great joy in riding motorcycles.
What interests me is playing characters that are well-formed... exposing all the colour and nuance of their interior world, or the chance to show they have secrets. It's about creating a full human being, not just an archetypal character, especially as a female because historically females have been there to enable a male character's journey.
Although it can be difficult seeing how some people live, it can also be incredibly humbling and enlightening to witness their resilience and that people are actually being helped by your contribution.
Growing up in a family where there were never any barriers up against race, sexual orientation or gender, it saddened me when I became old enough to realize there was homophobia, racism and sexism in the world.
There is nothing more boring than seeing a perfect human.

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