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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 Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has provided voices to many characters in animated shows, most ...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 Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian actress and director. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie. She is ...more

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Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Without a Trace, Murder One, Father Dowling Mysteries Anthony M. LaPaglia is an Australian actor. He is known for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series Without a Trace, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – ...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 Anna Charmichael Torv is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe.

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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Dexter, Chuck, The Astronaut Wives Club Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski, better known by the stage name Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is known for portraying CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series Chuck, ...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 Emilie de Ravin is an Australian actress. She has played Tess Harding on Roswell and Claire Littleton on the ABC drama Lost. In 2012 she guest-starred as Belle on the ABC drama Once Upon a Time ...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 Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith, also known as Anne Curtis-Smith or simply Anne Curtis, is a Filipino-Australian actress, television host, recording artist, and VJ in the Philippines. Curtis had ...more

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Peter Phelps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Underbelly, Sons and Daughters, Fire Peter Phelps 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. Phelps has appeared 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 Claudia Lee Black is an Australian actress and voice actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction series Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series ...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 Ryan Kwanten is an Australian actor. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 on the Australian soap-opera Home and Away. After his stint ended he joined the American teen-orientated drama ...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 Melissa Suzanne George is an Australian-American actress. A former national rollerskating champion in Australia, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera ...more

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Australia
G.P., Heartland, Bordertown Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen ...more

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours, The Henderson Kids Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she ...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 Matt Passmore is an Australian actor. He is known for McLeod's Daughters, Blue Heelers, and his first American television show, The Glades.

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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 Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...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 Charles William "Bud" Tingwell AM was an Australian film, television, theatre and radio actor. One of the veterans of Australian film, he acted in his first motion picture in 1946 and ...more

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James Sorensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Blue Water High, Conspiracy 365 James Sorensen is a professional model and actor. He is best known for portraying Declan Napier in the soap opera Neighbours.

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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 Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, model and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally ...more

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Holly Valance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours Holly Rachel Candy, known professionally as Holly Valance, is an Australian actress, model and singer. Valance began her career as Felicity "Flick" Scully on the Australian soap opera ...more

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Stefan Dennis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours, River City Stefan Dennis is an Australian actor, best known for playing the role of Paul Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours from its first episode in March 1985 to the present day. He is also known for ...more

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Pippa Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Outsourced, Neighbours Pippa Black 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 2011.

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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 Marny Kennedy is an Australian actress, singer and model. She is best known for her roles as Taylor Fry in the series Mortified, and Veronica diAngelo #2 on The Saddle Club. She also stars as ...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 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 Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in ...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 Peter O'Brien is an Australian actor, best known for his role as original cast member of Australian soap opera Neighbours, as Shane Ramsay

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Jesse Spencer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Australia
House, Chicago Fire, Hercules Jesse Spencer is a voice actor.

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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Australia
The Secret Life of Us, Wildside, Dangerous Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in films such as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: ...more

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Poppy Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Unforgettable, Without a Trace, Relativity Poppy Montgomery is an Australian-American actress. She played FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009, and has played Detective Carrie Wells on the ...more

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Ray Barrett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Thunderbirds, Emergency – Ward 10, Stingray Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett was an Australian actor. During the 1960s, he was a leading actor on British television, where he was best known for his appearances in The ...more

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Peter Kelamis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Ed, Edd n Eddy, Stargate Universe Peter Kelamis is an Australian-born Canadian actor. He is arguably best known for playing Dr. Adam Brody in Stargate Universe and Goku in the original English dub of the animated television ...more

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Gary Sweet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Australia
The Pacific, Dancing with the Stars, Stingers Gary Sweet is an Australian film and television actor known for his roles in Alexandra's Project, Police Rescue, Cody, Big Sky, Bodyline and Stingers. He grew up in Warradale, South Australia, ...more

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Jason Donovan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours, Skyways, The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 ...more

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Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Forever Knight, Human Target, Mission: Magic! Rick Springfield is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début ...more

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Elle Macpherson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Australia
The Beautiful Life: TBL, Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, Britain's Next Top Model Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning ...more

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Gigi Edgley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Farscape, Stingers, The Secret Life of Us Gigi Edgley is an Australian actress and recording artist. She is best known for her roles as Chiana on the series Farscape and Lara Knight in Rescue: Special Ops.

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Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Damages, Echo Point, Casanova Mary Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. Byrne made her screen debut in 1994 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. In 2000, she played a leading role in the Australian film The Goddess of ...more

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Lenore Zann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Australia
X-Men, Outlaw Star, The Avengers: United They Stand Lenore Elizabeth Zann is a Canadian actress and politician who has represented the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2009 as a member of the Nova ...more

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Wendy Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Number 96, Return to Eden, A Woman Named Jackie Wendy Hughes was an Australian actress known for her work in theatre, film and television. Born of English parents, she made her film debut in 1974. Her biggest role was in Lonely Hearts, played ...more

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Julian McMahon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Charmed, Nip/Tuck, Another World Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and model. He is best known for his portrayals of Cole Turner in The WB series Charmed, Christian Troy on the series Nip/Tuck, and Doctor Doom ...more

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Anne Charleston is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Neighbours, Number 96, Bellbird Anne Charleston is an Australian actress currently based in Galway, Ireland and the UK. She is known for her roles as Madge Bishop in the Australian soap opera Neighbours and Lily Butterfield in ...more

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Mauricio Merino, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Conspiracy 365 Mauricio Merino Jr is a Professional Actor and Model best known for his role as Simon Freedman on the soap opera Neighbours and his re-curring role as Freddy on FOX's 12 part series Conspiracy

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Andrew McFarlane is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Paradise Beach, The Sullivans, The Flying Doctors Andrew McFarlane is an Australian actor with several stage and screen credits.

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Geoffrey Rush is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Kath & Kim, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Twisted Tales Geoffrey Roy Rush AC is an Australian actor and film producer. He is the youngest of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an ...more

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David Wenham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Top of the Lake, A Country Practice, SeaChange David Wenham is an Australian actor who has appeared in movies, television series and theatre productions. He is known in Hollywood for his roles as Faramir in The Lord of the Rings film ...more

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Louis Mandylor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Australia
My Big Fat Greek Life, Martial Law, Can't Hurry Love Louis Mandylor is an Australian film and television actor.

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Kerry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Prisoner, Ocean Girl, SeaChange Kerry Michelle Armstrong is an Australian actress on film, television, and stage. She is one of only two actresses to win two Australian Film Institute Awards in the same year. Armstrong's 2001 ...more

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Abbie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Wildside, White Collar Blue, Outriders Abbie Cornish is an Australian actress known for her film and television roles, particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault, and internationally for her role as Fanny ...more

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John Pyper-Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Alphas, Brothers & Sisters, Conan the Adventurer John Pyper-Ferguson is an Australian-born Canadian actor. He has appeared in a wide range of films and television shows. His notable works include playing Sonny Hamilton on Hamilton's Quest, ...more

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Steve Bisley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Australia
Two Twisted, G.P., Water Rats Steve Bisley is an Australian born and bred film and television actor, who attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

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Judy Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Australia
The Starter Wife, Diamonds (US) Judy Davis is an Australian film, television and stage actress. She has won seven Australian Academy Awards and two British Academy Awards. Early in her career, Davis starred on stage opposite ...more