Gina Riley

  • Birth Name: Gina Anne Victoria Riley
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer, Writer, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Left school at the age of 15 and ran away with Tracy Pew, a bassist from the Australian rock band the Birthday Party.
  • At the age of 17, met Kath & Kim costar and friend Jane Turner at St. Martins Youth Arts Centre in Melbourne.
  • Decided to become a comedian after struggling for years to find work as a regular actor.
  • Appeared in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Into the Woods in 1998.
  • Character Kim from Kath & Kim was inspired by a bride from the Australian documentary series Weddings who behaved as if she were a princess.
  • Tends to avoid doing interviews. Typically gives interviews in character as Kim from Kath & Kim, or with costar and cocreator Jane Turner.

Awards

  • 2003, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Comedy Series - Sitcom or Sketch: Nominee
  • 2002, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Screenplay in a Television Drama: Winner
  • 2001, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Comedy Series - Sitcom or Sketch: Nominee
  • 2004, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2002, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Screenplay in a Television Drama: Nominee
  • 2004, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Screenplay in Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • Rick McKenna — Husband
  • Maggie McKenna — Daughter
  • Tracy Pew — Ex-significant Other
  • John Riley — Father
  • Margaret Riley — Mother

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