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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 (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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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 (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five ...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 (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and ...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 (, Italian pronunciation: [laˈpaʎʎa]; born 31 January 1959) is an Australian-American actor. He played the role of Joe in the coming-of-age comedy Empire Records and John in ...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 (; born 3 February 1976) is a Scottish-Australian actress, voice actress, and author who began her career on Australian television. Born to Scottish parents in Oman, she moved ...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 (born April 3, 1969) is an Australian actor known for his work in the films Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, The Place Beyond ...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 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) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
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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Melissa George is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Grey's Anatomy, Alias, In Treatment
Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 August 1976) is an Australian actress and entrepreneur. A former national rollerskating champion and model, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on ...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 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) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
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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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 (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018, a role for which he ...more

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Kat Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Underbelly, Supernova, Offspring
Katherine Louise Stewart (born 30 November 1972), known professionally as Kat Stewart, is an AACTA and Logie Award-winning Australian actress who has made numerous appearances in television ...more
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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
Matthew Passmore (born 24 December 1973) is an Australian actor. He is known for McLeod's Daughters (2006–2009), Blue Heelers (2003), Last Man Standing (2005) and his first American television ...more
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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 Myrtved Purcell (born 17 February 1970) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Lincoln Burrows in Fox's Prison Break (2005–2009; 2017) and Mick Rory / Heat ...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 (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɡrɛːta ˈskakːi]; born 18 February 1960) is an Italian Australian actress best known for her roles in the films White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent ...more

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Punishment
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first ...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 Christian Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor and comedian. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. After his stint ...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 (born 28 September 1968) is a British actress and film producer. She made her film debut in the Australian drama For Love Alone (1986) and then appeared in the Australian ...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 (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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Claudia Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Stargate SG-1, Haven, Farscape
Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, best known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in Farscape, Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1 and Sharon ...more
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Holly Valance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
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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Anne Curtis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia
Komiks, Maging Sino Ka Man, Love Spell
Anne Curtis-Smith-Heussaff (born 17 February 1985) is a Filipino-Australian actress, model, television host, VJ and recording artist in the Philippines. She is currently one of the hosts of the ...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, (; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a ...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 (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