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TV Actors from Australia

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List Rules Only 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?"
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Scott McNeil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Beast Wars: Transformers, X-Men: Evolution, ReBoot

Birthplace: Australia

Nationality: Canada, 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, ...more
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Rachel Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters, Comanche Moon

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: 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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Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Anthony LaPaglia Without a Trace, Murder One, Father Dowling Mysteries

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Anna Torv is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Fringe, The Secret Life of Us, Young Lions

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: 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

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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Dexter, Chuck, The Astronaut Wives Club

Birthplace: Werrington Downs, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Emilie de Ravin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Lost, Once Upon a Time, Roswell

Birthplace: Mount Eliza, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Anne Curtis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Komiks, Maging Sino Ka Man, Love Spell

Birthplace: Wangaratta, Australia

Nationality: Philippines, 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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Peter Phelps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Underbelly, Sons and Daughters, Fire

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Claudia Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Stargate SG-1, Haven, Farscape

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Ryan Kwanten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Australia
True Blood, Home and Away, Summerland

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Melissa George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Grey's Anatomy, Alias, In Treatment

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Nationality: United 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 ...more

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Australia
G.P., Heartland, Bordertown

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Catherine Elise Blanchett (; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian-American actress and theatre director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe ...more

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours, The Henderson Kids

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Matt Passmore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Australia
The Glades, McLeod's Daughters, Last Man Standing

Birthplace: Wynnum, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Australia
The Man from Snowy River, An Aussie Goes Bolly, Correlli

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Bud Tingwell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Homicide, Emergency – Ward 10

Birthplace: Coogee, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more
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James Sorensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Blue Water High, Conspiracy 365

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: 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
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Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Arrested Development, Ally McBeal, Better Off Ted

Birthplace: Horsham, Australia

Nationality: United 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 ...more

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Holly Valance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Stefan Dennis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Stefan Dennis Neighbours, River City

Birthplace: Tawonga, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Pippa Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Pippa Black Outsourced, Neighbours

Birthplace: Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Marny Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Australia
The Saddle Club, Mortified, A gURLs wURLd

Birthplace: Melbourne, 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
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Rob Carlton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Chandon Pictures, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Ocean Star

Birthplace: Australia

Nationality: Australia

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 ...more
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Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Home and Away, Skyways, Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Peter O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours, Underbelly, Queer as Folk

Birthplace: Murray Bridge, Australia

Nationality: 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.