Australian Exports

by WavesHaught | created - 07 Feb 2012 | updated - 16 Feb 2012 | Public

1. 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 ...

FRINGE

2. Yvonne Strahovski

Actress | Dexter

Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski 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. ...

Chuck

3. Viva Bianca

Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Viva Bianca, daughter of Polish composer Cezary Skubiszewski, was born in Australia on November 17, 1983. Now a writer and filmmaker, having graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Viva began her career as an actress.

Bianca is probably best known for her role as the ...

Spartacus Blood & Sand

4. 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 ...

Alias

5. Isabel Lucas

Actress | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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 ...

Immortals

6. Cate Blanchett

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 ...

Lord of the rings

7. 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...

The Ring

8. Poppy Montgomery

Actress | Without a Trace

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 (2002). Her gorgeous image can often be found in many men's magazines.

Montgomery was born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, ...

Unforgettable

9. Peta Sergeant

Actress | Iron Sky

Peta Sergeant is an actress and director, known for Iron Sky (2012), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013) and Satisfaction (2007).

Satisfaction

10. Samantha Noble

Actress | See No Evil

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 ...

Gabriel

11. Zoe Naylor

Actress | Robotropolis

Zoe Naylor was born on July 4, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for Robotropolis (2011), McLeod's Daughters (2001) and The Reef (2010).

The Reef or Book of Revelation

12. Portia de Rossi

Actress | Arrested Development

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 ...

Nip Tuck

13. Teresa Palmer

Actress | Lights Out

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 ...

I am number four

14. Diana Glenn

Actress | The Slap

Diana Glenn was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for The Slap (2011), Satisfaction (2007) and Black Water (2007).

Satisfaction

15. Sarah Wynter

Actress | The 6th Day

Sarah Wynter was born on February 15, 1973 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for The 6th Day (2000), 24 (2001) and Species II (1998). She has been married to Daniel R. Peres since August 20, 2005. They have three children.

16. 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 ...

17. Abbie Cornish

Actress | Candy

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.

Limitless

18. Emilie de Ravin

Actress | Remember Me

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 ...

Roswell

19. Claire Holt

Actress | 47 Meters Down

Claire Rhiannon Holt (born June 11, 1988) portrays the role of "Rebekah Mikaelson" in The Vampire Diaries (2009) and The Originals (2013). Her most notable roles are "Samara Cook" in Pretty Little Liars (2010), "Chastity Meyer" in Mean Girls 2 (2011) and "Emma Gilbert" in H2O: Just Add Water (2006).

...

The Vampire Diaries

20. Elizabeth Lackey

Actress | Planet of the Apes

Elizabeth Lackey was born on March 2, 1971 in Sydney, Australia. She is an actress, known for Planet of the Apes (2001), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Kicking & Screaming (2005).

Heros

21. Dichen Lachman

Actress | Altered Carbon

Dichen Lachman was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, to a Tibetan mother and Australian father. Until the age of seven, she lived in Kathmandu with her parents and extended family. Following that, she moved to Adelaide, Australia, with her parents. After dropping out of university, Dichen took up acting ...

Dollhouse

22. Lara Cox

Actress | Kangaroo Jack

Lara Cox was born on March 6, 1978 in Canberra, Australia as Lara Jane Cox. She is an actress, known for Kangaroo Jack (2003), The Makeover (2009) and Home and Away (1988).

Angst

23. Adrienne Pickering

Actress | Knowing

Adrienne Pickering was born on February 22, 1981 in Queensland, Australia. She is an actress, known for Knowing (2009), Candy (2006) and Shutter (2008).

The Reef

24. 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...

United States of Tara

25. Nicole Kidman

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 ...

Moulin Rouge

26. 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 ...

Charlies Angels (Tv release 2011)

27. 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 ...

Pitch Black

28. Miranda Otto

Actress | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Miranda Otto is an Australian actress. Otto is a daughter of actors Barry Otto and Lindsay Otto, and half-sister of actress Gracie Otto. She began her acting career at age 18 in 1986, and has appeared in a variety of independent and major studio films. Otto made her major film debut in Emma's War (...

Lord of the Rings

29. Claudia Karvan

Actress | Love My Way

Claudia Karvan is one of Australia's most recognized actresses, having achieved popular success and critical acclaim through her work in film and television.

Having begun work at 14, Karvan has an extensive filmography. She first appeared in Gillian Armstrong's High Tide (1987) with Judy Davis, then...

Daybreakers

30. 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 ...

Superman Returns

31. 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,...

Alice in Wonderland

32. Miranda Kerr

Actress | How I Met Your Mother

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. ...

How I met your Mother

33. 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 ...

The Secret Circle

34. Claudia Black

Actress | Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

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 ...



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