Susie Porter

Actor

Susie Porter is one of Australia's most well-respected actors, working consistently in film, theatre and television.

She has played an impressive range of characters, and has been nominated for six AFI awards, winning three, including two Best Lead Actress awards, as well as winning a Most Outstanding Actress Logie award.

Graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1995, Porter had small roles in Australian television programs in the late 1990s, including Big SkyWildside and Water RatsShe made her film debut in Idiot Box (1996), before a major role in Two Hands (1999) for which she won an FCCA Best Supporting Actress award, Mullet (2001), and had a small role in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.  

The sexual candour of her characters was explored in her leading roles in Feeling Sexy (2000), Better Than Sex (2001), and The Monkey's Mask (2001). Porter had a supporting role in the Australian film Little Fish (2005), and The Caterpillar Wish (2006) which won her Best Supporting Actress in the AFI Awards. Effortlessly making the transition to theatre, Porter starred as Olive in the play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Belvoir Theatre, Sydney.

She is the darling of the Australian mini-series, playing a leading role in Australian mini-series RAN (2006) which won her a Best Leading Actress in a Television Drama at the AFI Awards, followed by East West 101 (2007), East of Everything (2008), and Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (2012)

She has played everything from a tough-talking detective to a bikie moll to her most recent role as Pam, the free-spirited mum on the television series Puberty Blues and has established herself as one the country's leading actresses.

Speaker’s event

Insight: The Business of Film

Susie Porter, Brendan Fletcher, Jan Chapman
Location:
City and Surrounds
When:
29 May, 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm