Fast Facts

  • Named for a character in William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
  • Chose to pursue acting over a medical career.
  • Won her first major film role, starring opposite Lee Remick in Emma's War, while still in high school.
  • Sang Blondie's "Union City Blue" for True Love and Chaos and "Crazy" for Doing Time for Patsy Cline in 1997.
  • Was pregnant with her daughter, Darcey, during the filming of 2005's War of the Worlds.
  • In 2005, shared the stage with her father, actor Barry Otto, in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Boy Gets Girl. 
  • Also costarred with her dad in the 2010 film South Solitary.

Awards

  • 1992, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1992, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Logie Awards — Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1998, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1997, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actress in Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • Darcey O'Brien — Daughter
  • Barry Otto — Father
  • Peter O'Brien — Husband
  • Richard Roxburgh — Ex-significant Other
  • Gracie Otto — Half Sister
  • Eddie Otto — Half Brother
  • Lindsay Otto — Mother

College

  • National Institute of Dramatic Art, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (1990)

Details

  • Birth Place: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Birthday: December 16, 1967, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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