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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?"
  • Scott McNeil1

    Scott McNeil

    Beast Wars: Transformers, X-Men: Evolution


    NationalityCanada, Australia

    Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in...  more
  • Rachel Griffiths2

    Rachel Griffiths

    Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Rachel Anne Griffiths (born December 18, 1968) is an Australian actress and director. Raised...  more

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  • Anthony LaPaglia3

    Anthony LaPaglia

    Without a Trace, Murder One

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia


    Anthony M. LaPaglia (, Italian pronunciation: [laˈpaʎʎa]; born 31 January 1959) is an...  more


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  • Anna Torv4

    Anna Torv

    Fringe, The Secret Life of Us

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her roles as FBI agent Olivia...  more
  • Yvonne Strahovski5

    Yvonne Strahovski

    Dexter, Chuck

    BirthplaceWerrington Downs, Australia


    Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski (born 30 July 1982), known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski...  more

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  • Emilie de Ravin6

    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...  more

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  • Anne Curtis7

    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,...  more

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  • Peter Phelps8

    Peter Phelps

    Underbelly, Sons and Daughters

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Peter Phelps (born 20 September 1960 in Sydney) is an Australian actor, singer and writer. He...  more
  • Claudia Black9

    Claudia Black

    Stargate SG-1, Haven

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, best...  more
  • Ryan Kwanten10

    Ryan Kwanten

    True Blood, Home and Away

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Ryan Christian Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor and comedian. He played...  more

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  • Melissa George11

    Melissa George

    Grey's Anatomy, Alias

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 August 1976) is an Australian actress and entrepreneur. A...  more
  • Cate Blanchett12

    Cate Blanchett

    G.P., Heartland

    BirthplaceIvanhoe, Australia


    Catherine Elise Blanchett AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director....  more

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  • Kylie Minogue13

    Kylie Minogue

    Neighbours, The Henderson Kids

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Kylie Ann Minogue, (; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian...  more

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    Matt Passmore

    The Glades, McLeod's Daughters

    BirthplaceWynnum, Australia


    Matthew Passmore (born 24 December 1973) is an Australian actor. He is known for McLeod's...  more
  • Hugh Jackman15

    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...  more

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  • Bud Tingwell16

    Bud Tingwell

    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Homicide

    BirthplaceCoogee, Australia


    Charles William Tingwell AM (3 January 1923 – 15 May 2009), known professionally as Bud...  more
  • James Sorensen17

    James Sorensen

    Blue Water High, Conspiracy 365

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    For the American businessman and philanthropist, see James Sorenson James Sorensen (born 18...  more
  • Portia de Rossi18

    Portia de Rossi

    Arrested Development, Ally McBeal

    BirthplaceHorsham, Australia


    Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is...  more

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  • Holly Valance19

    Holly Valance


    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Holly Rachel Candy (née Vukadinović born 11 May 1983), known professionally as Holly Valance,...  more

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  • Stefan Dennis20

    Stefan Dennis

    Neighbours, River City
    Stefan Dennis (born 30 October 1958) is an Australian actor, best known for playing the role...  more
  • Pippa Black21

    Pippa Black

    Outsourced, Neighbours

    BirthplaceFerntree Gully, Melbourne, Australia


    Pippa Black (born 16 October 1982) is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played...  more
  • Marny Kennedy22

    Marny Kennedy

    The Saddle Club, Mortified

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Marny Elizabeth Kennedy (born 21 January 1994) is an Australian actress, singer and model....  more
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    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...  more
  • Dannii Minogue24

    Dannii Minogue

    Home and Away, Skyways

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Dannii Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, model,...  more

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  • Peter O'Brien25

    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...  more