Melissa George

  • Birth Name: Melissa Suzanne George
  • Birth Place: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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Fast Facts

  • Was a champion roller skater between the ages of 7 and 16, taking home bronze medals in national competitions in 1989 and 1990, and winning a silver medal in 1991.
  • Voted Western Australia's Teenage Model of the Year in 1992 at the age of 16.
  • Acting debut was the role of teenage runaway Angel Brooks on the popular prime-time soap Home and Away; won two Australian Television Industry Logie Awards for her performance.
  • Posed topless in the March 1997 issue of Australian Playboy magazine.
  • Made her feature-film debut in 1998 with a small role in Alex Proyas' cult classic sci-fi drama Dark City.
  • Has appeared in several failed pilots, including Lost in Oz; the TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential; the U.S. version of Coupling; and David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, which then became an acclaimed 2001 film.
  • In 2010, was named the new face of L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Awards

  • 1995, Logie Awards — Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress: Winner
  • 1994, Logie Awards — Most Popular New Talent: Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2009, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2012, Logie Awards — Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress: Winner

Relationships

  • Kate George — Sister
  • Russell Simmons — Ex-significant Other
  • Taryn Fiebig — Cousin
  • Raphaël Blanc — Son
  • Jean-David Blanc — Ex-significant Other
  • Solal Samuel Glenn Blanc — Son
  • Brett George — Brother
  • Claudio Dabed — Ex-husband
  • Marnie George — Sister
  • Steve Bastoni — Ex-significant Other
  • Glenn George — Father
  • Pamela George — Mother

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