Australian People Famous TV Actors from Australia

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In this list, famous TV actors from Australia are listed alphabetically for Aussie fans and lovers of television Down Under. Australia has produced a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Australian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring Aussie actor or actress, this list probably contains many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Australia, just keep scrolling down under and you'll find them.

List TV actors include Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Patrick Harvey, and many more Australian actors and actresses, some of whom have gone on to Hollywood success. This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Australian TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Australia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Australia. If you're a TV junkie, this list of talented Australian actresses and actors will help you find some new TV stars that you don't already know.
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Rachel Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Bangkok Hilton, Hemingway & Gellhorn, A Country Practice
Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe ...more
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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Shaka Zulu, The Colour of Magic, Gormenghast
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of ...more
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Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous 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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Isla Fisher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Home and Away, Oliver Twist, Paradise Beach
Isla Lang Fisher is an actress who began her acting career on Australian television. She was born to Scottish parents in Oman and raised in Australia. She appeared on the children's adventure ...more
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Ben Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Love My Way, The Henderson Kids, Tangle
Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn is an Australian actor known for his work in the films Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, The Place Beyond the Pines, Starred ...more
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Anna Torv is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous 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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Emilie de Ravin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous 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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Melissa George is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous 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) 10 on the list Famous 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) 11 on the list Famous 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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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous 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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Kat Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Underbelly, Supernova, Offspring
Kat Stewart is an AACTA and Logie Award-winning Australian actress who has made numerous appearances in television series, movies and on-stage.
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Matt Passmore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous 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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Dominic Purcell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Prison Break, John Doe, Heartbreak High
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell is an English-born Australian actor. He is known for his portrayal of the character Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula ...more
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Greta Scacchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Broken Trail, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, Two Twisted
Greta Scacchi is an Emmy Award-winning Italian-Australian actress known for her roles in the films White Mischief, Presumed Innocent and The Player.
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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Punishment
Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series and Max ...more
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Ryan Kwanten is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous 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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Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Sleepwalkers, Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ
Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the television series Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ and Home and ...more
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Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous 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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Claudia Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous 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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Holly Valance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous 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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Anne Curtis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous 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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Miriam Margolyes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
The Black Adder, Tinga Tinga Tales, Monkey
Miriam Margolyes, OBE is an English-Australian character actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a BAFTA ...more
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Pippa Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous 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.