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Famous TV Actors from Australia

Updated May 4, 2020 261.7k views1.5k items

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

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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

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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

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress and producer. She is... more on Wikipedia

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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

    BirthplaceBelgravia, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer... more on Wikipedia

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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

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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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

    BirthplaceMuscat, Oman

    NationalityAustralia

    Isla Lang Fisher (; born 3 February 1976) is a Scottish-Australian actress, voice actress, and... more on Wikipedia

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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

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn (born April 3, 1969) is an Australian actor known for his work... more on Wikipedia
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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

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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

    BirthplaceMount Eliza, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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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

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

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    Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia

    Cate Blanchett

    G.P., Heartland

    BirthplaceIvanhoe, Melbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Catherine Elise Blanchett (; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian-American actress and theatre... more on Wikipedia

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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

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He... more on Wikipedia

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    Kat Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia

    Kat Stewart

    Underbelly, Supernova

    BirthplaceBairnsdale, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Katherine Louise Stewart (born 30 November 1972), known professionally as Kat Stewart, is an... more on Wikipedia
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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

    BirthplaceWynnum, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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

    BirthplaceWallasey, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland,Australia

    Dominic Haakon Myrtved Purcell (born 17 February 1970) is an Australian actor. He is best... more on Wikipedia

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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

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Australia

    Greta Scacchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɡrɛːta ˈskakːi]; born 18 February 1960) is an Italian... more on Wikipedia

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    Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia

    Mel Gibson

    Punishment

    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, United States of America

    NationalityIreland, United States of America

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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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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

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    Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia

    Naomi Watts

    Sleepwalkers, Hey Dad..!

    BirthplaceShoreham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Australia

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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

    BirthplaceHorsham, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

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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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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    Holly Valance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia

    Holly Valance

    Neighbours

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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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

    BirthplaceWangaratta, Australia

    NationalityPhilippines, Australia

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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

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Pippa Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Australia

    Pippa Black

    Outsourced, Neighbours

    BirthplaceFerntree Gully, Melbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

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