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1. Joel Edgerton Joel Edgerton Actor, Warrior Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. He went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, and after leaving, he attended Nepean Drama School in 1994...
2. Rose Byrne Rose Byrne Actress, X-Men: First Class 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...
3. Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Actor, The Prestige Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil (Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, an accountant. He is the youngest of five children. His parents, both English, moved to Australia shortly before his birth, and one of his paternal great-grandfathers was Greek. Jackman has a communications degree with a journalism major from the University of Technology Sydney...
4. Yvonne Strahovski Yvonne Strahovski Actress, I, Frankenstein 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...
5. Abbie Cornish 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.
6. Kirsty Lee Allan Kirsty Lee Allan Actress, The Dogs of War
7. Phoebe Tonkin Phoebe Tonkin Actress, Tomorrow, When the War Began Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin was born in Sydney, Australia. Tonkin is an actress and model, starring on TV shows like "H2O: Just Add Water" (2006) where she played the character Cleo Sertori, Faye Chamberlain on The Secret Circle, and Fiona Maxwell on Tomorrow, When the War Began. She has also made appearances on shows like Packed to the Rafters as Lexi...
8. Cassandra Harris Cassandra Harris Actress, For Your Eyes Only
9. Toni Collette Toni Collette Actress, The Sixth Sense Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense and Little Miss Sunshine. She was born on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three children born to Bob Collette, a truck driver, and Judy Collette...
10. Sharni Vinson Sharni Vinson Actress, You're Next Sharni Vinson was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up on Cronulla Beach. She began singing, dancing and acting at a young age, as a third generation performer in her family. At the age of 12, she enrolled as a student in the Brent Street School of Performing Arts where she trained for the next 10 years...
11. Miranda Kerr Miranda Kerr Self, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 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...
12. Ryan Kwanten Ryan Kwanten Actor, Strange Love Audiences across the globe know Ryan Kwanten as "Jason Stackhouse", the highly-sexed town heartthrob on True Blood. Though he plays the quintessential Southern bad boy, Ryan is a native of Australia and was born and bred in Sydney. He is the eldest of three brothers and, though both of his younger siblings were performers at early ages...
13. Nicole da Silva Nicole da Silva Actress, No Place Like Home
14. David Wenham David Wenham Actor, 300
15. Poppy Montgomery Poppy Montgomery Actress, Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story 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)...
16. Julian McMahon Julian McMahon Actor, Fantastic Four Julian McMahon is the second of three children born to Sir Billy McMahon and Lady Sonia McMahon. The late Sir William was the former Prime Minister of Australia. Julian started a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Wollongong, but after more time spent in the University bar than at classes...
17. Maia Mitchell Maia Mitchell Actress, Teen Beach Movie Maia Mitchell is an Australian singer/song writer and actress from Lismore, New South Wales. She learned to play the guitar at a very young age and her talent has been included on The Fosters - an ABC Family show that aired in June 2013, where Maia plays one of the main roles of "Callie Jacob". Also...
18. Claudia Black Claudia Black Actress, Pitch Black 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...
19. Adam Garcia Adam Garcia Actor, Coyote Ugly Adam Garcia is an Australian actor and tap dancer of partial Colombian descent (his father is from Colombia). Garcia left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia for two years before transferring to London, England. Garcia stayed on in London to act in West End musicals...
20. Jacki Weaver Jacki Weaver Actress, Silver Linings Playbook
21. Keir O'Donnell Keir O'Donnell Actor, Wedding Crashers O'Donnell was born on 8 November 1978, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to an Australian father of Irish descent and an English mother. He grew up in the suburb of St. Ives, outside of Sydney. When he was eight years old he and his family moved to Harvard, Massachusetts, United States. He has one sibling...
22. Peta Wilson Peta Wilson Actress, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 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...
23. Indiana Evans Indiana Evans Actress, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
24. Virginia Hey Virginia Hey Actress, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Virginia Hey is a well-known Australian actress and former model/fashion editor who moved into the world of perfume design in 2001. Born in Sydney, Australia, Ms. Hey divided her time and education between her hometown and London. Virginia has an extensive bio and a 37 year track history with the entertainment, fashion, natural health and beauty industry in Australia and the UK...
25. Elle Macpherson Elle Macpherson Self, Miss Universe 2001
26. Baz Luhrmann Baz Luhrmann Director, Moulin Rouge! Baz's parents did Ballroom competitions, thus growing up around the very subject matter of his first three films.
27. Paul Hogan Paul Hogan Actor, Crocodile Dundee Paul Hogan became a worldwide success with his irresistible comic performance in Crocodile Dundee, which he created and co-wrote. It earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor as well as an Oscar (nomination for Best Screenplay). The versatile actor got his start in Australian television in a recurring role as comic relief on A Current Affair...
28. Christopher Egan Christopher Egan Actor, Resident Evil: Extinction A native of Sydney, Australia, Christopher Egan attended high school at Sydney's McDonald College School of Performing Art and honed his skills at the Sydney Festival Dance School, where he trained in singing, dancing and acting with Kick Performance Group. His performances in "Les Miserables" and "West Side Story" at Sydney's Zenith Theatre displayed his bright future as an actor...
29. Richard Roxburgh Richard Roxburgh Actor, Moulin Rouge!
30. Deborra-Lee Furness Deborra-Lee Furness Actress, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
31. Tabrett Bethell 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...
32. Peter Weir Peter Weir Director, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
33. Bryan Brown Bryan Brown Actor, Cocktail
34. George Lazenby George Lazenby Actor, On Her Majesty's Secret Service George Lazenby was born on September 5th, 1939, in Australia. He moved to London, England in 1964, after serving in the Australian Army. Before becoming an actor, he worked as an auto mechanic, used car salesman, prestige car salesman, and as a male model, in London, England. In 1968, Lazenby was cast as "James Bond"...
35. Jacqueline McKenzie Jacqueline McKenzie Actress, Deep Blue Sea
36. Sarah Wynter Sarah Wynter Actress, The 6th Day
37. Chris Lilley Chris Lilley Writer, Episode #1.1
38. Rod Taylor Rod Taylor Actor, 101 Dalmatians Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular The Time Machine...
39. Craig McLachlan Craig McLachlan Actor, The Great Raid Craig McLachlan is one of Australia's most versatile actors and a household name both in Australia and the U.K. He has been the recipient of the top Australian television accolade, the coveted Gold Logie and his stage production of Grease held the U.K. West End all time box office record from 1993 right up to 2010...
40. Rick Springfield Rick Springfield Soundtrack, Boogie Nights Started in a 'quasi' heavy metal band in Australia called Zoot. Came to US early 70's and recorded an album - Beginnings. It had one "major" hit - Speak to The Sky. After that came "Comic Book Heroes" which was marginally successful. Then he learned to speak English with an American accent to further his acting career after he lost his record label...
41. Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Imbruglia Actress, Johnny English 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...
42. Gia Carides Gia Carides Actress, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 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.
43. Rachael Carpani Rachael Carpani Actress, Triangle 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...
44. Phillip Noyce Phillip Noyce Director, Salt Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15-minute...
45. Murray Bartlett Murray Bartlett Actor, Premiere
46. Tahyna Tozzi Tahyna Tozzi Actress, X-Men Origins: Wolverine 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".
47. John Jarratt John Jarratt Actor, Wolf Creek
48. Nell Campbell Nell Campbell Actress, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Nell Campbell (aka Little Nell) was born May 24, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of Ross, humorist and editor of the Daily Telegraph, and Ruth Campbell. She made her "debut" tap dancing for an exhibition for Martin Sharp in 1970. When she turned 18 her father moved her brother...
49. Joanne Samuel Joanne Samuel Actress, Mad Max
50. Richard Brancatisano Richard Brancatisano Actor, Bait
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