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TV Actors from Australia

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List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in Australia.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Australia, with photos when available. These renowned Australia actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Australia, but everyone on this list grew up in Australia and considers it to be their home. This list includes Australia TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Australia then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Australia. Various bits of information are available for these Australia celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

This list has a variety of TV actors in it, from Hugh Jackman to Cate Blanchett.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Australia?" and "Who are the most famous Australia actors?"
  • 1

    Scott McNeil

    Beast Wars: Transformers, X-Men: Evolution

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Queensland, Australia

    NationalityCanada, Australia

    Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One of the most well-known Canadian voice actors of all time, McNeil...  more
  • 2

    Rachel Griffiths

    Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Rachel Anne Griffiths (born December 18, 1968) is an Australian actress and director. Raised primarily in Melbourne, she began her acting career appearing on the Australian series Secrets before...  more

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  • 3

    Anthony LaPaglia

    Without a Trace, Murder One

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia


    Anthony M. LaPaglia (, Italian pronunciation: [laˈpaʎʎa]; born 31 January 1959) is an Australian-American actor. He played the role of Joe in the coming-of-age comedy Empire Records and John in the...  more


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  • 4

    Anna Torv

    Fringe, The Secret Life of Us

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia


    Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her roles as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on television series Fringe (2008–2013), for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice...  more
  • 5

    Yvonne Strahovski

    Dexter, Chuck

    BirthplaceMaroubra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


    Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski (born 30 July 1982), known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski (), is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC spy...  more

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  • 6

    Emilie de Ravin

    Lost, Once Upon a Time

    BirthplaceMount Eliza, Australia


    Emilie de Ravin (; born 27 December 1981) is an Australian-American actress. She starred as Tess Harding on Roswell (2000–2002), Claire Littleton on the ABC drama Lost (2004–2010), and as Belle on...  more

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  • 7

    Anne Curtis

    Komiks, Maging Sino Ka Man

    BirthplaceWangaratta, Australia

    NationalityPhilippines, Australia

    Anne Curtis-Smith-Heussaff (born 17 February 1985) is a Filipino-Australian actress, model, television host, VJ and recording artist in the Philippines. She is currently one of the hosts of the...  more

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  • 8

    Peter Phelps

    Underbelly, Sons and Daughters

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Peter Phelps (born 20 September 1960 in Sydney) is an Australian actor, singer and writer. He is notable for his role as Peter Church in the television drama Stingers, and as Trevor Cole in Baywatch....  more
  • 9

    Claudia Black

    Stargate SG-1, Haven

    BirthplaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia


    Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, best known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in Farscape, Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1 and Sharon "Shazza"...  more
  • 10

    Ryan Kwanten

    True Blood, Home and Away

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Ryan Christian Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor and comedian. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. After his stint ended, he...  more

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  • 11

    Melissa George

    Grey's Anatomy, Alias

    BirthplacePerth, Western Australia, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 August 1976) is an Australian actress and entrepreneur. A former national rollerskating champion and model, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on the...  more
  • 12

    Cate Blanchett

    G.P., Heartland

    BirthplaceIvanhoe, Australia


    Catherine Elise Blanchett AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. One of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, she is known for her wide range of roles across...  more

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  • 13

    Kylie Minogue

    Neighbours, The Henderson Kids

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Kylie Ann Minogue, (; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. Throughout her career, Minogue has been known for reinventing herself in...  more

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  • 14

    Matt Passmore

    The Glades, McLeod's Daughters

    BirthplaceWynnum-Manly, Queensland, Australia


    Matthew Passmore (born 24 December 1973) is an Australian actor. He is known for McLeod's Daughters (2006–2009), Blue Heelers (2003), Last Man Standing (2005) and his first American television show,...  more
  • 15

    Hugh Jackman

    The Man from Snowy River, An Aussie Goes Bolly

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018, a role for which he holds...  more

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  • 16

    Bud Tingwell

    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Homicide

    BirthplaceCoogee, Australia


    Charles William Tingwell AM (3 January 1923 – 15 May 2009), known professionally as Bud Tingwell or Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, was an Australian film, television, theatre and radio actor. One of the...  more
  • 17

    James Sorensen

    Blue Water High, Conspiracy 365

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    For the American businessman and philanthropist, see James Sorenson James Sorensen (born 18 July 1986 in Melbourne, Australia) was a professional model and actor. He is best known for portraying...  more
  • 18

    Portia de Rossi

    Arrested Development, Ally McBeal

    BirthplaceHorsham, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian, model, philanthropist, and actress. She is best known for starring as Nelle Porter on the...  more

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  • 19

    Holly Valance


    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Holly Rachel Candy (née Vukadinović born 11 May 1983), known professionally as Holly Valance, is an Australian actress, singer and model. Valance began her career as Felicity Scully on the Australian...  more

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  • 20

    Stefan Dennis

    Neighbours, River City

    BirthplaceTawonga, Australia


    Stefan Dennis (born 30 October 1958) is an Australian actor, best known for playing the role of cold-hearted and ruthless businessman Paul Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours from its first episode...  more
  • 21

    Pippa Black

    Outsourced, Neighbours

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia


    Pippa Black (born 16 October 1982) is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played Elle Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours. Black played Tonya in the NBC series Outsourced from 2010 to...  more
  • 22

    Marny Kennedy

    The Saddle Club, Mortified

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Marny Elizabeth Kennedy (born 21 January 1994) is an Australian actress, singer and model. She is best known for her roles as Taylor Fry in the series Mortified and Veronica di Angelo #2 on The...  more
  • 23

    Rob Carlton

    Chandon Pictures, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo



    Rob Carlton is a Logie Award winning Australian actor and writer. He is best known for writing and starring in the comedy series Chandon Pictures. He also had starring roles in the comedy satire The...  more
  • 24

    Dannii Minogue

    Home and Away, Skyways

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Dannii Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer, fashion designer, television presenter and talent competition judge. Minogue rose to prominence in...  more

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  • 25

    Peter O'Brien

    Neighbours, Underbelly

    BirthplaceMurray Bridge, Australia


    Peter O'Brien is an Australian actor, best known for his role as an original cast member in 1985 of Australian soap opera Neighbours as Shane Ramsay....  more