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Deborah Mailman


She was educated at the Queensland University of Technology (she majored in drama), her theatre work includes the all aboriginal Sydney Theatre Company production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Sydney Belvoir Street Theatre production of The Small Poppies and the touring production of Seven Stages of Grieving. She is the first Aboriginal actress... See full bio »

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Known For

The Secret Life of Us
The Secret Life of Us Kelly Lewis / Herself
(2001-2006)
Rabbit-Proof Fence
(2002)
Offspring
Offspring Cherie Butterfield
(2010-2016)
Paper Planes
Paper Planes Maureen
(2014)

Filmography

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 2017 A Few Less Men (completed)
Police Officer
 2016 Cleverman (TV Series)
Aunty Linda
- Terra Nullius (2016) ... Aunty Linda
- A Man of Vision (2016) ... Aunty Linda
- Sun and Moon (2016) ... Aunty Linda
- A Free Ranger (2016) ... Aunty Linda
- Containment (2016) ... Aunty Linda
 2016 Tomorrow, When the War Began (TV Series)
Kath
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Kath
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Kath
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Kath
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Kath
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Kath
 2016 Wolf Creek (TV Mini-Series)
Bernadette
- Opalville (2016) ... Bernadette
- Salt Lake (2016) ... Bernadette
 2016 Jack Irish (TV Series)
Cynthia
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Cynthia
 2014-2016 Black Comedy (TV Series)
Guest Cast
- Episode #2.6 (2016) ... Guest Cast
- Episode #2.5 (2016) ... Guest Cast
- Episode #2.4 (2016) ... Guest Cast
- Episode #2.3 (2016) ... Guest Cast
- Episode #2.2 (2016) ... Guest Cast
 2015/I Oddball
Mayor Lake
 2015 Blinky Bill the Movie
Mrs. Bill (voice)
 2015 Redfern Now: Promise Me (TV Movie)
Lorraine
 2014 It's a Date (TV Series)
Joanne
- Should You Date on Impulse? (2014) ... Joanne
 2014/I Paper Planes
Maureen
 2014 Jack Irish: Dead Point (TV Movie)
Cynthia
 2012-2013 Redfern Now (TV Series)
Lorraine
- Where the Heart Is (2013) ... Lorraine
- Raymond (2012) ... Lorraine
 2013 The Darkside
Pamela
 2012 Mental
Sandra
 2012 Mabo (TV Movie)
Bonita Mabo
 2009 Rush (TV Series)
Gabe
- Episode #2.15 (2009) ... Gabe
 2009 Daniel's 21st (Short)
Mother
 2007 Lucky Miles
Lisa (voice)
 2006 Two Twisted (TV Series)
Detective Elsie Jones
- Soft Boiled Luck (2006) ... Detective Elsie Jones
 2006 The Book of Revelation
Julie
 2005 The Alice (TV Series)
Sonia
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Sonia
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Sonia
 2002 Rabbit-Proof Fence
Mavis
 2001 The Secret Life of Us (TV Movie)
Kelly Lewis / Narrator
 2000 The Third Note (Short)
Tina
 2000 The Monkey's Mask
Lou
 1999 Dear Claudia
Cathy
 1998 Radiance
Nona
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[September 2005] She was one of 12 actors who were offered exclusive two-year contracts by the Sydney Theatre Company to be known as the Actors Company. The other actors also offered contracts are: Marta Dusseldorp, John Gaden, Pamela Rabe, Peter Carroll, Dan Spielman, Brandon Burke, Eden Falk, Marco Chiappi and Hayley McElhinney. See more »

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