Australian Actorsby singo_is | created - 15 Mar 2013 | updated - 30 Apr 2014 | Public
Current Australian Actors.
1. Hugh Jackman
Actor | Les Misérables
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...
Actor | Les Misérables
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...
Actress | Moulin Rouge!
Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.
Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...
4. Naomi Watts
Actress | Mulholland Dr.
Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...
Actor | Avatar
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power plant employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.
6. Rose Byrne
Actress | Spy
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 (1994), when she was 15 years old.
Since then, Rose has appeared in a ...
Actor | Thor: Ragnarok
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ...
Actress | Carol
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 ...
9. Guy Pearce
Actor | Memento
Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, ...
10. Jacki Weaver
Actress | Silver Linings Playbook
Jacki Weaver was born on May 25, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jacqueline Ruth Weaver. She is an actress, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Animal Kingdom (2010) and Stoker (2013). She has been married to Sean Taylor since 2003. She was previously married to Derryn Hinch, ...
11. Hugo Weaving
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the ...
12. Isla Fisher
Actress | Wedding Crashers
Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Bathgate, Scotland, before moving to Perth, Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla ...
14. Toni Collette
Actress | Little Miss Sunshine
Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
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...
15. Geoffrey Rush
Actor | The King's Speech
Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...
16. Melissa George
Actress | Hunted
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 ...
17. Eric Bana
Actor | Munich
Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family ...
18. 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 ...
19. Ben Mendelsohn
Actor | Rogue One
Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager.
Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick ...
20. Richard Roxburgh
Actor | Moulin Rouge!
Richard Roxburgh was born on January 23, 1962 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Van Helsing (2004) and Rake (2010). He has been married to Silvia Colloca since September 25, 2004. They have three children.
22. Rebel Wilson
Actress | Pitch Perfect
Rebel Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia. She trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and at Second City in the US. After a successful stage and television career in Australia, this writer/actress/producer now focuses on feature film projects in the United States and is perhaps most ...
23. Mel Gibson
Actor | Braveheart
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...
24. David Wenham
David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and 300 (2006).
Actor | Seven Days
Jonathan is the youngest of three brothers. Older brother, Anthony LaPaglia, is also an actor. Middle brother, Michael, is a car wholesaler in Los Angeles. His parents are, Eddie LaPaglia, an Australian auto dealership owner, and Maria, a secretary. He initially wanted to pursue fine arts as a ...
27. 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 ...
28. Alex O'Loughlin
Actor | Hawaii Five-0
The Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin was born in August 1976.
Alex started out his film career in 2004, when he starred in Oyster Farmer (2004) as Jack Flange. The following year, he returned to the big screen as Michael Carter in Feed (2005), a movie that he also co-produced and helped write. Also ...
29. Jack Thompson
Actor | 'Breaker' Morant
Australian actor Jack Thompson was born John Hadley Payne on August 31, 1940 in Manly, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. Outside of Oz, he is best known for his appearances in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Breaker Morant (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Midnight in the Garden of...
30. Matt Day
Actor | Muriel's Wedding
Day was born in Melbourne, Victoria. When he was 11 years old, he went to live in the United States with his father, a newspaper correspondent, where he became interested in acting. On his return to Australia, he attended University High School in Parkville, Melbourne and joined St Martins Youth ...
32. Alex Russell
Actor | Chronicle
Upon graduating from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2008, Alex starred in the independent Australian feature film Wasted On The Young, which garnered much attention at Toronto International Film Festival and South by Southwest Film Festival. This was followed with ...
33. Emily Browning
Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events
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 ...
34. Abbie Cornish
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 (1997) playing a quadriplegic.
35. Vince Colosimo
Actor | Chopper
Vince Colosimo is one of Australia's most recognised actors with an extensive and successful career in theatre, television and film. With an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002 for his performance in the highly-successful feature film Lantana and a featured role in the internationally ...
36. Ryan Kwanten
Actor | True Blood
An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to...
37. Bryan Brown
Actor | Cocktail
Bryan Brown was born on June 23, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Bryan Neathaway Brown. He is an actor and producer, known for Cocktail (1988), Breaker Morant (1980) and Two Hands (1999). He has been married to Rachel Ward since April 16, 1983. They have three children.
38. Mia Wasikowska
Actress | Alice in Wonderland
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,...
39. Lachy Hulme
Actor | Killer Elite
Striking, intense actor from Australia. A leading man with both strong dramatic range and ample comic timing, Lachy Hulme broke into movies by writing Canadian action/drama Men with Guns (1997), a bloody tale of friendship and revenge directed by Kari Skogland. Following numerous guest appearances ...
40. Firass Dirani
Actor | The Marine
Firass Dirani was born in Blacktown in New South Wales, Australia on April 29, 1983. He began studying acting in 2001 at the Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) and in 2014 moved to New York City where he studied at the Atlantic Theater Company. In 2010, Firass was awarded two Golden ...
41. Bruce Spence
Actor | Mad Max 2
Bruce Spence was born on September 17, 1945 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He has been married to Jenny since September 16, 1973. They have two ...
43. Callan McAuliffe
Actor | Flipped
Callan McAuliffe (23) is a young Australian actor, attracting another wave of interest in the USA/UK and Australia. The current focus of global attention has been created by his 2018 casting as ALDEN a new cast member in the global Phenomenon - THE WALKING DEAD. He will also star in the feature ...
45. Phoebe Tonkin
Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began
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 ...
46. Daisy Betts
Actress | Last Resort
Daisy Betts is an Australian actress. She was born in Sydney, Australia on the 1st of February 1982. She is best known for portraying Sam in the 2010 Australian thriller Caught Inside and Lieutenant Grace Shepard in ABC's 2012 TV series Last Resort. She also starred as Rebecca Jones in Chicago Fire
55. Indiana Evans
Actress | Home and Away
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, ...
56. Daniel Lissing
Actor | Last Resort
Daniel Lissing is an Australian actor, born and raised on the beaches of Sydney. He landed his first U.S role in 2012 on ABC's Last Resort (2012) then went on to star in Hallmark's When Calls the Heart (2014).
Daniel's credits in Australia include being a series regular on Crownies (2011), plus ...
57. Matt Nable
Actor | Riddick
Matthew "Matty" Nable is a former Rugby League footballer turned actor. After playing in the Winfield Cup Premiership for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs during the 1990s, he wrote and starred in the rugby league-centered drama The Final Winter in 2007. He is a good friend...
59. Callan Mulvey
Callan Mulvey (born 23 February 1975) is one of Australia's leading actors. Callan is best known for his leading roles in the television series Rush, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms and Underbelly, as well as Darren Ashton's feature film Thunderstruck. Callan first graced Australian screens in the ...
60. Aaron Fa'aoso
Actor | East West 101
Aaron Fa'Aoso first came to prominence in 2004 with his performance as Eddie in the critically-acclaimed SBS mini-series, R.A.N., for which he received a nomination for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama and a LOGIE Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent. ...
61. Don Hany
Actor | East West 101
Don has worked extensively in Australian television since the late 90's. His American television credits include Childhood's End, the ABC pilot Warriors and he has just completed shooting NBC's medical drama Heartbeat. His latest Australian works include Devil's Playground, The Broken Shore, ...
62. Martin Henderson
Actor | Smokin' Aces
Martin Henderson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He began acting when he was thirteen, appearing in Strangers (1989), a local television production. He attended Westlake Boys High School and Birkenhead Primary. He first became a star in his home country, when he starred in the series, Shortland ...
Actor | Wolf Creek
Australian actor Richard Cawthorne was born in 1976 in Hong Kong, the youngest of two. His mother, Zelda, was a journalist for the South China Morning Post, and his father, Russell, a Marketing Executive for Hong Kong film company Golden Harvest Studios.
In 2012 Richard won the Australian Academy of...
68. Tasneem Roc
Actress | Sea Patrol
Tasneem Roc was born in Sydney, Australia to Australian author Margaret Roc and lecturer John Roc. She has a younger brother, James Roc. She began her acting career as Thania Saya on popular television series Heartbreak High. She later appeared as Skye Quinn in ABC drama Headstart.
69. Danielle Cormack
Actress | Wentworth
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...
71. Matt Passmore
Actor | Jigsaw
Matt Passmore was born on December 24, 1973 in Wynnum-Manly, Queensland, Australia as Matthew Passmore. He is an actor and producer, known for Jigsaw (2017), The Glades (2010) and Son of the Mask (2005). He has been married to Natalia Cigliuti since January 3, 2016. He was previously married to ...
73. Judy Davis
Actress | The Dressmaker
Judy Davis was born April 23, 1955 in Perth, Western Australia. She was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She came to prominence as Sybylla Melvyn in the film adaptation of Miles Franklin's ...
76. Krew Boylan
Actress | Primal
Krew was born in Sydney Australia and started acting at the age of 13.
She has been seen in numerous television series including Wild Boys (2011), All Saints (1998), At Home with Julia (2011), Steinlager, Double Take, and Rescue Special Ops (2009). Krew is also the voice of 'Grubby' in the ABC's ...
79. Shane Jacobson
Actor | Kenny
Shane Jacobson an Australian actor, presenter and entertainer, having worked in radio, film, stage and television, and with some of the biggest names in the business for more than 25 years.
Performing has always been an important part of Shane's life. It all began for him at the age of 10 in amateur...
80. Anthony Hayes
Actor | Animal Kingdom
Anthony just completed White Dragon for ITV UK and Amazon, and is currently shooting Danger Close with Travis Fimmel. His film Cargo with Martin Freeman is out on Netflix this year. He had a leading role in David Michod's War Machine with Brad Pitt. Before this the Dreamworks movie The Light ...
81. Jerome Ehlers
Actor | The Marine
Jerome Ehlers was born on December 20, 1958 in Perth, Australia as Jerome Francis Ehlers. He was an actor and writer, known for The Marine (2006), Quigley Down Under (1990) and The Great Raid (2005). He was married to Elly Bradbury and Emily Simpson. He died on August 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
Actor | Clubland
Frankie J. Holden was born on December 18, 1952 as Peter Brian. He is an actor and producer, known for Introducing the Dwights (2007), The Daryl Somers Show (1982) and A Place to Call Home (2013). He is married to Michelle Pettigrove. They have one child. He was previously married to Rees, Melda ...
86. Rebecca Gibney
Actress | Wanted
Rebecca Gibney was born in New Zealand on December 14, 1964. At 19 she crossed the Tasman-sea and she is now one of Australia's most appreciated actresses. Before she decided to go into acting she worked as a model and had small jobs in New Zealand. Her break-through came in Australia with her role...
90. Jessica Marais
Actress | The Wrong Girl
Jessica Marais was born on the 29th January 1985 in South Africa and moved to Perth Australia at a young age. Recently she moved to Sydney where she has a TV role as Rachel Rafter in the Australian comedy series Packed to the Rafters. She has also recently appeared in the new Australian film Two ...
91. Brooke Satchwell
Actress | Neighbours
Brooke Satchwell was born in Melbourne, in Victoria Australia, and raised on a small farm about 40 miles south of Melbourne, in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsular. Her first school was Red Hill Primary. She started High School at Toorak College in Mount Eliza, Victoria, an independent ...
92. John Howard
Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road
Has a sister, Jan. Grew up in Warrawee, NSW Australia and went to Knox Grammar School. Dropped out of medicine and law at university. Graduated in 1978 from NIDA with Penny Cook, Robert Grubb. Played leading roles from 1981 to 2012 in various plays. Won a Critics Circle award in 1992 for "The ...
95. Roy Billing
Actor | The Dish
Roy Billing was born in 1947 in Ruawai, Northland, New Zealand as Roy Harwood Billing. He is an actor, known for The Dish (2000), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) and Underbelly (2008).
96. Deborah Mailman
Actress | The Sapphires
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 ...
98. Noah Taylor
Actor | Shine
Noah George Taylor, the elder of two boys, was born in 1969 in London, England, to Maggie (Miller), a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter and journalist. His family lived in both England and New Zealand before returning to his parents' native Australia in 1974. His parents ...
99. Kate Ritchie
Actress | Home and Away
Kate Ritchie was born on August 14, 1978 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia as Katherine Ritchie. She is an actress, known for Home and Away (1988), Underbelly (2008) and Cops LAC (2010). She has been married to Stuart Webb since September 25, 2010. They have one child.