Deborah Mailman

Deborah Mailman

Highest Rated: 91% The Sapphires (2012)

Lowest Rated: 28% 2067 (2020)

Birthday: Jul 14, 1972

Birthplace: Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Acclaimed Australian actress Deborah Mailman has performed primarily for theater and screen productions in her own homeland, her most notable crossover success being the 2002 feature "Rabbit-Proof Fence." Born to a Maori mother and an Aboriginal rodeo-riding father, Mailman grew up in Mount Isa, Queensland, before studying drama at Queensland University of Technology's Academy of the Arts. Soon after graduation, she landed parts in several Shakespearean plays and performed in a one-woman show, "Seven Stages of Grieving," that she co-created. For her performance in her first feature, "Radiance," a drama about reunited sisters mourning the loss of their mother, she became the first Aboriginal woman to win the Australian Film Institute's award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. More film roles followed, though she garnered more attention for her role on "The Secret Lives of Us," a dramatic series about the relationships and romances between friends in the same apartment building. She reached a larger international audience in "Rabbit-Proof Fence," a drama about three girls who escape a re-education camp and embark on a long journey home. She has, nevertheless, remained a bigger star at home, starring in many films and as a regular on the dramatic comedy series "Offspring," which concerns an obstetrician and her surrounding family and friends.

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Movies

Credit
28% No Score Yet 2067 Regina (Character) - 2020
76% No Score Yet H Is for Happiness Penelope Benson (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Few Less Men Police Officer (Character) - 2017
87% 62% Oddball Mayor Lake (Character) - 2015
73% 43% Blinky Bill the Movie Blinky's Mother (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 86% Jack Irish: Dead Point Cynthia (Character) - 2014
85% 63% Paper Planes Maureen (Character) - 2014
44% 55% Mental Sandra (Character) $17.3K 2012
91% 76% The Sapphires Gail (Character) $2.4M 2012
56% 52% Bran Nue Dae Roxanne (Character) $110K 2009
69% 42% The Book of Revelation Julie (Character) - 2006
87% 86% Rabbit-Proof Fence Mavis (Character) $6.2M 2002
43% 15% The Monkey's Mask Lou (Character) $49K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Claudia Cathy (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 60% Radiance Nona (Character) - 1998

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Little J & Big Cuz Unknown (Voice) 2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bite Club Anna Morton (Character) 2018
100% 65% Mystery Road Kerry Thompson (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Offspring Cherie Butterfield (Character) 2016-2017 2010-2014
86% 89% Cleverman Aunty Linda (Character) 2016-2017
100% 96% Please Like Me Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Redfern Now Lorraine (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Session with Waleed Aly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Bush Host 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Us Kelly Lewis (Character) 2001-2006

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