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TV Actors from Melbourne

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Melbourne.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Melbourne, with photos when available. These renowned Melbourne 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 Melbourne, but everyone on this list grew up in Melbourne and considers it to be their home. This list includes Melbourne TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Melbourne then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Melbourne. Various bits of information are available for these Melbourne celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

Cate Blanchett and Kylie Minogue are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Melbourne?" and "Who are the most famous Melbourne actors?"
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Rachel Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters, Comanche Moon
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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Anna Torv is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Fringe, The Secret Life of Us, Young Lions
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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Emilie de Ravin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Lost, Once Upon a Time, Roswell
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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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
G.P., Heartland, Bordertown
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) 5 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Neighbours, The Henderson Kids
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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James Sorensen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Blue Water High, Conspiracy 365
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) 7 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Arrested Development, Ally McBeal, Better Off Ted
Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers; 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian, model, philanthropist, and actress. She is best known for ...more

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Holly Valance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Neighbours
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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Pippa Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Pippa Black Outsourced, Neighbours
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) 10 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
The Saddle Club, Mortified, A gURLs wURLd
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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Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Home and Away, Skyways, Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards
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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Jesse Spencer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
House, Chicago Fire, Hercules
Jesse Gordon Spencer (born 12 February 1979) is an Australian actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Billy Kennedy on the Australian soap opera Neighbours (1994–2000, 2005), Dr. ...more
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Gary Sweet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
The Pacific, Dancing with the Stars, Stingers
Gary Sweet (born 22 May 1957) is an Australian film and television actor known for his roles in Alexandra's Project (as Steve), Police Rescue (as Sergeant "Mickey" McClintock), Cody ...more
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Jason Donovan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Neighbours, Skyways, The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan
Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968) is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap Neighbours, playing Scott Robinson, before beginning a career in music ...more

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Wendy Hughes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Number 96, Return to Eden, A Woman Named Jackie
Wendy Hughes (29 July 1952 – 8 March 2014) was an Australian actress known for her work in theatre, film and television. Hughes was an award-winning actress. Her career spanned more than forty ...more
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Anne Charleston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Neighbours, Number 96, Bellbird
Anne Charleston (born 30 December 1942 in Melbourne) is an Australian actress, notable for her career locally, as well as in the United Kingdom, she is best known for her roles in television ...more
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Mauricio Merino, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Conspiracy 365
Mauricio Merino Jr. (born in Melbourne on 3 August 1991) is a Professional Actor and Model best known for his role as Simon Freedman on the soap opera Neighbours, Daniel Watts in the Australian ...more
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Louis Mandylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
My Big Fat Greek Life, Martial Law, Can't Hurry Love
Louis Mandylor (born Elias Theodosopoulos; Greek: Ηλίας Θεοδοσόπουλος; 13 September 1966) is a Greek Australian film and television actor. He is best recognized as Nick Portokalos in My Big Fat ...more
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John Pyper-Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Alphas, Brothers & Sisters, Conan the Adventurer
John Pyper-Ferguson (born February 27, 1964) 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 ...more
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Kerry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Prisoner, Ocean Girl, SeaChange
Kerry Michelle Armstrong (born 12 September 1958) is an Australian film, television and stage actress. She is one of only two actresses to win two Australian Film Institute Awards in the same ...more
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Jeffrey Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Ocean Girl, Mirror, Mirror
Jeffrey Walker (born 10 July 1982, in Melbourne) is an Australian television actor and director, best known to the Australian public for his appearances as a child actor in Ocean Girl and Round ...more
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Home and Away, Guinevere Jones
Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07) before leaving to begin a film ...more

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Marg Downey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
The Late Show, Fast Forward, The D-Generation
Marg Downey (born 5 May 1961 in Melbourne) is an Australian comedian, best known for her roles in The D Generation, Fast Forward and Full Frontal (Australian TV series)
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Graeme Blundell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Melbourne
Marking Time, Vietnam, Medivac
Graeme Blundell (born 7 August 1945) is an Australian actor, director, producer, writer and biographer.