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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
Rachel Griffiths 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
Nicole Kidman Bangkok Hilton, Hemingway & Gellhorn, A Country Practice Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she ...more

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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Christopher Lee 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
Anthony LaPaglia 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
Isla Fisher 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
Ben Mendelsohn 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
Anna Torv 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
Emilie de Ravin 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
Melissa George 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
Cate Blanchett 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
Kylie Minogue 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
Hugh Jackman 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
Kat Stewart 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
Matt Passmore 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
Dominic Purcell 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
Greta Scacchi 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
Mel Gibson 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
Ryan Kwanten 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
Naomi Watts 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
Portia de Rossi 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
Claudia Black 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
Holly Valance 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
Anne Curtis 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
Miriam Margolyes 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
Pippa Black 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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Peter Phelps is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Peter Phelps 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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James Sorensen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
James Sorensen 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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Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Dannii Minogue 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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Stefan Dennis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Stefan Dennis 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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Poppy Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Poppy Montgomery 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) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Ray Barrett 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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Gigi Edgley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Gigi Edgley 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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Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Rick Springfield 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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Alana Mansour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Alana Mansour Terra Nova

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Elle Macpherson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Elle Macpherson 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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Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Rose Byrne 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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Peter O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Peter O'Brien 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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Gary Sweet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Gary Sweet 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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Jesse Spencer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Jesse Spencer House, Chicago Fire, Hercules Jesse Spencer is a voice actor.

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Briony Behets is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Briony Behets Number 96, E Street, Bellbird Briony Behets is a British Australian actress who found fame acting in Australian soap operas of the 1970s.

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Andrew McFarlane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Andrew McFarlane Paradise Beach, The Sullivans, The Flying Doctors Andrew McFarlane is an Australian actor with several stage and screen credits.

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Kate Kendall is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Kate Kendall Stingers, Conspiracy 365 Kate Kendall is an Australian actress best known for her role in the long-running Nine Network Australian drama Stingers. She joined the cast of long-running television soap opera Neighbours in ...more

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Geoffrey Rush is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Geoffrey Rush 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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Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Simon Baker The Mentalist, The Guardian, Into the West Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is best known for his lead role in the CBS television series The Mentalist as Patrick Jane and as Nicholas ...more

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Abbie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Abbie Cornish 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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Julia Zemiro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Julia Zemiro The Wedge, Comedy Slapdown, Conspiracy 365 Julia Zemiro is a French-born Australian television presenter, radio host, actress, singer, writer and comedian.

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Olivia Newton-John Sordid Lives: The Series Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot ...more

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Diane Craig is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Diane Craig E Street, Out of the Blue, The Young Doctors Diane Mary Craig is an actress born in County Down, Northern Ireland but who is best known for her performances on Australian television. She is married to Australian actor and comedian Garry ...more

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Alan Dale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Alan Dale NCIS, The O.C., Ugly Betty Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale developed a love of theatre and also became a rugby player. After retiring from the sport he took on a number of professions to support ...more

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John Waters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
John Waters 'Til Death Do Us Part, I Love the '70s: Volume 2, Offspring John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his ...more