Deborah Mailman

  • Birth Place: Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Her father Wally was a champion rodeo rider.
  • Has both Indigenous Australian and Maori heritage.
  • Joined the Queensland Theatre Company after graduating from university.
  • Was the first Aboriginal actress to win the Australian Film Institute's award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for Radiance in 1998.
  • In 2003, received the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Person of the Year Award.

Awards

  • 2016, Logie Awards — Most Outstanding Actress: Winner
  • 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Telelvision Drama: Winner
  • 2012, AACTA Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2012, AACTA Awards — Best Lead Actress: Winner
  • 1998, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2015, AACTA Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2004, Logie Awards — Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2002, Logie Awards — Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress: Winner
  • 2003, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Logie Awards — Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress: Winner

Relationships

  • Matthew Coonan — Husband
  • Henry Coonan — Son
  • Oliver Coonan — Son
  • Jane Mailman — Mother
  • Wally Mailman — Father

College

  • Queensland University of Technology Academy of the Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (BA, 1992)

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  • Birth Place: Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Singer