Parineeti Chopra

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Parineeti Chopra

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Parineeti Chopra
Chopra looking away from the camera

Chopra at a promotional event for Golmaal Again in 2017
Born (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 29)
Ambala, Haryana, India
Alma mater University of Manchester
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2011–present
Relatives See Chopra family[1]

Parineeti Chopra (pronounced [pəriːniːt̪iː ˈtʃoːpɽaː]; born 22 October 1988) is an Indian actress and singer who appears in Hindi films. Chopra initially aspired to pursue a career in investment banking, but after obtaining a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School she returned to India during the 2009 economic recession and joined Yash Raj Films as a public relations consultant. Later, she signed a deal with the company as an actress.

Chopra made her acting debut with an acclaimed performance in the 2011 romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and a Best Supporting Actress nomination. She followed it by garnering widespread critical acclaim for her starring roles in the box office hits— Ishaqzaade (2012), which won her the National Film Award – Special Mention, Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2014). The first two of these also earned her two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. After a three-year hiatus from full-time acting, she starred in the blockbuster comedy Golmaal Again (2017), one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

Chopra is a recipient of several accolades, including a Filmfare and National Film Award. In addition to her acting career, Chopra is a humanitarian and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. Her prime accomplishments have made her one of the most promising new actresses in India.[2]

Early life and work

Manchester Business School: large, red-brick building with trees in front

Chopra obtained a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School.

Parineeti Chopra was born on 22 October 1988 in Ambala, Haryana into a Punjabi family.[3][4][5]

Her father, Pawan Chopra, is a businessman and supplier to the Indian Army at Ambala Cantonment and her mother is Reena Chopra. She has two brothers: Shivang and Sahaj; actresses Priyanka Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara Chopra are her cousins.[5][6][7][8] Chopra studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala.[9] In an interview published in The Hindu, she revealed that she was a very good student and had always wanted to become an investment banker.[4]

At the age of 17, Chopra moved to London, where she received a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School in England.[4][10] She used to take orientation classes for new students at the University.[11]

While studying, she worked part-time for the Manchester United Football Club as the team leader of the catering department.[12] Chopra is also a trained Hindustani classical singer with a B.A. Honours in music. She used to perform on stage with her cousin, Priyanka, and their fathers in her childhood.[13]

In 2009, she returned to India in the wake of the economic recession and moved to Mumbai to stay with Priyanka. During a visit to Yash Raj Films studio, Priyanka (who was filming for Pyaar Impossible!) introduced Parineeti to the head of the public relations team of the company. Chopra obtained an internship in the marketing department, joining the production company as a public-relations consultant.[4][10][14] She considered it a perfect job, because she could use what she had learned and work in films. Chopra had disliked actors and acting; to her, the profession seemed like an excuse to wear too much makeup. This changed when she observed Priyanka’s preparations for her role in 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), which highly influenced her and changed her perception towards acting and actors.[15] Once she learnt more about filmmaking, her respect for the profession increased.[16][17]

Acting career

Debut and breakthrough (2011–12)

Parineeti and Priyanka Chopra are looking towards the camera.

Chopra with her cousin Priyanka in 2012

While working on promotions for Band Baaja Baaraat, Chopra realised that she wanted to become an actress and decided to resign from her executive position with Yash Raj Films to attend acting school. Film director Maneesh Sharma suggested signing Chopra to Aditya Chopra, chairman of Yash Raj Films. Appalled by the idea of recruiting someone from his marketing team as an actress, the vice-president refused.[17] When Parineeti Chopra told Sharma she was leaving her job to attend acting school he advised her to meet the company’s casting director,[10] who asked her to do a “dummy audition for fun”. Chopra remembered “fooling around with a camera” and delivering lines by the character Geet from the film Jab We Met, never expecting producer Aditya Chopra to see the tape. However, when the producer saw the tape he was impressed with her acting. With Sharma describing her “phenomenal” in the screen test,[18] Chopra was signed to a three-film deal;[19] Chopra’s colleagues later told her she was a “misfit in an office situation”.[17]

In 2011, Chopra made her screen debut in the romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, in a supporting role with Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. The film describes how three girls who are tricked by a con artist take revenge on him by plotting the same trick for him. Chopra played the Delhi-based “rich and spoiled brat” Dimple Chadda, who is betrayed by the film’s central character. The film received mixed reviews from critics, and was moderately successful at the box office.[20][21] Chopra’s performance was highly praised by film critics. Komal Nahta said, “Of the three other girls, Parineeti Chopra is undoubtedly the best. She has the best role, the best lines and hers is the best performance among the three.”[22] Priyanka Roy of The Telegraph described Chopra as “natural” and wrote “Among the ladies, debutante Parineeti almost steals the show from Anushka.”[23] The film earned her several awards, including the Filmfare Award, the Screen Award, the Producers Guild Film Award and the IIFA Award for Best Debut. Chopra also received nominations in the supporting actress category, including Filmfare, and won the Producers Guild and IIFA Awards in the same category.[24][25]

Chopra’s second release was Habib Faisal‘s romantic drama Ishaqzaade in which she played a leading role opposite Arjun Kapoor. The film revolves around two political families, whose rivalry (and mutual hatred) go back generations. Chopra played the boisterous and feisty tomboy Zoya, a Muslim girl who marries a Hindu boy and gives birth to new rivalry in both families. The film received positive reviews from critics, and Chopra earned critical acclaim for her performance.[26] Taran Adarsh observed, “Parineeti Chopra is simply fantastic […] Playing the part of a spirited gun-toting girl, she is not the regular timid, decorous, withdrawn Hindi film heroine. She portrays the violent behavior coupled with the audacious and brash attitude with aplomb”,[27] and Rajeev Masand labelled her the “biggest strength of the film”.[28] The film grossed over ₹46 crore (US$7.2 million) at the domestic box office, and was termed a super hit by Box Office India.[29] Chopra earned a National Film Award – Special Mention at the 60th National Film Awards, and received first nominations for the Producers Guild, Screen and Filmfare Award for Best Actress.[24][30][31]

Recent work (2013–present)

Chopra next appeared alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and Vaani Kapoor in the romantic comedy-drama Shuddh Desi Romance (2013), her second collaboration with Maneesh Sharma. The film, set in Jaipur, received positive feedback from the critics and Chopra’s portrayal of Gayatri, an outspoken and rebellious girl, was particularly praised. CNN-IBN noted that the film belonged to Chopra, who “turns Gayatri into the most real woman one have encountered on screen”,[32] and the critic Mayank Shekhar added “Parineeti’s act in the film’s first half is nothing short of National Award winning material.”[33] Shuddh Desi Romance collected ₹46 crore (US$7.2 million) at the domestic box-office and emerged as a commercial success.[34] Chopra garnered several Best Actress nominations, including her second Filmfare nomination for Best Actress.[35]

Parineeti Chopra away from the camera

Chopra at a promotional event for Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013

Chopra’s first of three releases of 2014 was Dharma Productions‘ romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee, her first role outside the Yash Raj Films banner. She featured in the role of a mad scientist alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Adah Sharma. Directed by Vinil Matthew and jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar, the film was a moderate success and received generally positive reviews.[36][37] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV wrote that Chopra was “pitch-perfect with her goofball act” and Hindustan Times published that she re-defined the concept of a Bollywood heroine with the film.[37][38]

Habib Faisal’s dowry-based social comedy film Daawat-e-Ishq marked Chopra’s second collaboration with Faisal. She was cast as Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir, a middle-class salesgirl from Hyderabad alongside Aditya Roy Kapoor and Anupam Kher.[39] The film received mixed reviews though Chopra was praised. Film critic Sarita A Tanwar from Daily News Analysis found Chopra to be “the best thing about the film” and added, “She shines in every scene. She does what she does every single time — rises head and shoulders above the film and her costars.”[40] Chopra next played her first “glamorous role” in Shaad Ali‘s crime film Kill Dil, co-starring Govinda, Ranveer Singh and Ali Zafar.[41] Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com found the film to be a “disaster” and wrote that “Chopra is terribly miscast and wears clothes that should have never left the wardrobe”.[42] Both Daawat-e-Ishq and Kill Dil were unsuccessful at the box office.[43]

After taking break from films for three years, Chopra returned to screen in 2017 with Yash Raj Films’ romantic drama Meri Pyaari Bindu opposite Ayushmann Khurana. She played the titular character, Bindu (an aspiring singer), and made her playback singing debut with two versions of the song “Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin”.[44][45] Chopra next starred opposite Ajay Devgan in Rohit Shetty‘s horror-comedy Golmaal Again, the fourth installment in the Golmaal film series. The film broke several box office records and was eventually declared a blockbuster, thus becoming her highest-grossing film to date.[46]

Upcoming projects

As of October 2017, Chopra has signed two projects: Dibakar Banerjee‘s Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar and Vipul Amrutlal Shah‘s Namastey Canada both alongside Arjun Kapoor.

In the media

Parineeti Chopra away from the camera

Chopra at at a promotional event in 2016

In addition to acting in films, Chopra is active in charity work and supports a number of causes. She walked the ramp at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week to support the Shabana Azmi Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO dedicated to empowering girls. Chopra said, “I don’t want it to be just about ramp walk, but I seriously and genuinely feel for what Mijwan and what Manish and Shabanaji are doing. For such an initiative, I just could not say no. I had to be a part of it.”[47] She also appeared on NDTV’s Greenathon, an initiative to support eco-friendliness and investigate poor electricity supplies in rural villages, to lend her support.[48] Apart from charity work, she serves as an ambassador for a number of brands. Chopra endorses brands such as Kurkure, Nivea, Maaza and Spinz, WeChat, Pantene and Mahindra scooty.[49] She became the first Bollywood star to endorse products from both Coke (Maaza) and PepsiCo (Kurkure) at the same time.[50]

The actress’ roles and performances have been studied by critics. NDTV noted, “[Chopra]….is as far removed from the standard Bollywood bombshell as it is possible for a lead actress to be. She’s more girl next door than glamour doll, with no obvious oomph in evidence, and freely confesses to a battle with the weighing scale”.[14] Following her debut, she has been widely regarded as one of the most promising actresses in Hindi cinema.[51] The Indian Express labelled her the “most brightest and talented” newcomer of this generation, noting “her infectious amount of energy”.[52] While discussing her career in a 2013 article, CNN-IBN noted, “[she]….is one of the few actresses in the current lot who has a strong screen presence which demands absolute attention from the viewer. When she is on screen, one can’t notice other actors—Parineeti engages you in such a way”.[53] In a 2013 interview with Hindustan Times, Chopra revealed that she intends to do films, where she has lot to perform and not the films, which has high production value.[54] The actress appeared on Verves list of most powerful women in 2011.[55] In 2012, she featured on Rediff.com‘s annual list of Bollywood’s Best Actresses.[56]

Filmography

Films

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Dimple Chaddha Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Ishaqzaade Zoya Qureshi National Film Award – Special Mention
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2013 Shuddh Desi Romance Gayatri Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2014 Hasee Toh Phasee Meeta Solanki
2014 Daawat-e-Ishq Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir
2014 Kill Dil Disha
2016 Dishoom Muskaan Qureshi Cameo appearance
2017 Meri Pyaari Bindu Bindu Shankarnarayanan Also playback singer for songs:
“Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin” and “Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin (Duet)”
2017 Golmaal Again Khushi
2018 Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Pinky Filming[57]
2018 Namastey Canada TBA Pre-production[58]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Mentor Singing Reality show[59]
2015 Man’s World Doctor Mini web-series
Cameo appearance

Awards and nominations

Chopra is a recipient of a National Film Award – Special Mention for Ishaqzaade (2012) and a Filmfare Best Female Debut for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011). Additionally, she has been nominated for three more Filmfare Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011) and Best Actress for Ishaqzaade (2012) and Shuddh Desi Romance (2013).

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Ayeza Khan

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Ayeza Khan

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Ayeza Khan (Aiza)
Born Kinza Khan
(1991-01-15) January 15, 1991 (age 26)[1][2]
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan[1]
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2009–present[1]
Spouse(s) Danish Taimoor (m. 2014)[3]
Children 2

Ayeza Khan (born Kinza Khan on 15 January 1991), also known as Aiza Khan, is a Pakistani television actress and model.

Career

Khan began her career as an actress at the age of 18, making her debut with a supporting role in the romance Tum Jo Miley, that aired on Hum TV.[1] After portraying supporting roles in several television series, she rose to fame with a role in the Geo TV romantic drama Tootey Huwey Per (2011).[4] She later established herself as a leading actress of Pakistan with several successful series, including the drama Aks (2012), the romances Kahi Unkahi (2012), and Adhoori Aurat (2013), the family drama Mere Meherbaan (2014), and the tragic romance Tum Kon Piya (2016), all of which garnered her wide recognition.[4][5] Her performance in the 2014 social drama Pyarey Afzal earned her critical acclaim as well as the Lux Style Award for Best Actress.[4][5][6]

Television

Serial

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Tum Jo Miley Shehna
2009 Sandal Dania
2010 Pul Sirat Momina
2010 Larkiyan Mohallay Ki Sumera
2011 Tootey Huwey Per Ajia
2011 Maaye Ni Sania
2011 Kaala Jadoo]l Suman
2012 Shadi Mubarak Saadi
2012 Mi-Raqsam Sadia
2012 Zard Mausam Aiman
2012 Mera Saaein 2 Noor
2012 Maahi Aye Ga Shaheen
2012 Aks Zoonaira “Zooni” Javed
2012 Kahi Unkahi[7] Zoya
2012 Meri Zindagi Hai Tu Nazo
2013 Adhoori Aurat Maryam Airs on GEO TV
2013 Extras: The Mango People Ayesha Episode: “The Common People”
2013 Saari Bhool Hamari Thi Areesha Airs on GEO TV
2013 Ghalti Se Mistake Hogai Batool
2013 Pyarey Afzal Farah Ibrahim Lux Style Award for Best Television Actress
2014 Do Qadam Door Thay Nayaab Airs on GEO TV
2014 Mere Meherbaan Haya Airs on Hum TV
2014 Jab We Wed Nisa Airs on Urdu 1
2014 Bikhra Mera Naseeb Hina Alvi Airs on GEO TV
2016 Tum Kon Piya Elma Airs on Urdu 1
2016 Shehrnaz Shehrnaz Gul Airs on Urdu 1
2017 present Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai Maheen Airs on GEO TV
2017 present Toh Dil Ka Kia Hua Maya Airs on Hum TV

Telefilm

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain Kaneez Fatima Episode: “Dekh Kabeera Roya”
2011 Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain Sadaf Episode: “Faqat Tumhara Saleem”
2013 Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain Qurat-ul-Ain Episode: “Ghar”
2013 Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain Noor Fatima Episode: “Bhaagti Kahan Hai”
2013 Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain Arjumand Episode: “Jannat”
2014 Main Kukkoo Aur Woh Zoya Telefilm
2016 Teri Meri Love Story Sonia Telefilm[8]

Selected awards and nominations

Year Nominee/work Award Result
Hum Awards
2015 Haya Waleed – Mere Meherbaan Best Actress Popular Nominated
Best Actress Jury Nominated
Lux Style Awards
2015 Farah Ibrahim – Pyaray Afzal Best TV Actress Won

MEHWISH HAYAT

Mehwish Hayat is one of Pakistan’s leading actresses. Coming from a well-known show business family she has been acting since an extremely early age and has appeared in many major serials and telefilms, including “Thori si Wafa” Manjali” “Mirat-ul-Uroos” “Mere Qatil Mere Dildar” and “Kabhi Kabhi “. She was also the winner of ARY’s reality gameshow
Actress (9 credits)
 2017 Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Amal
 2016 Actor in Law
Meenu Screwala
 2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Marina
 2015 Dho Dala: The Sin Washer (Short)
Pari
 2015 Unsuni (TV Series)
 2014 Na Maloom Afraad
Billi
 2009 Bint e Muryum (Short)
Zoya
 2009 Insha’Allah
Sahar
 2006 Neeli (TV Series)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2016 Coke Studio (TV Series)
Herself – Singer / Herself

Episode #9.3 (2016) … Herself – Singer
Aye Rahe Haq Ke Shaheedo (2016) … Herself
 2014 Tonite with HSY (TV Series)
Herself

MAHIRA KHAN

Mahira Khan, is a Pakistani Video jockey and actress. She has worked with satellite TV channels MTV Pakistan and Aag TV. She also starred in the film Bol. Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She received her primary education from Foundation Public School, Karachi, and went on to Santa Monica Community College in Los Angeles for higher education.
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Actress (10 credits)
 2017 Verna
Sara
 2017 Raees
Aasiya
 2015 Ho Mann Jahaan
Manizeh
 2015 Manto
Madaran
 2015 Bin Roye
Saba
 2014-2015 Sadqay Tumhare (TV Series)
Rukhsana / Shano

Episode #1.27 (2015) … Rukhsana / Shano
Episode #1.3 (2014) … Rukhsana / Shano
Episode #1.2 (2014) … Rukhsana / Shano
Episode #1.4 (2014) … Rukhsana / Shano
Episode #1.1 (2014) … Rukhsana / Shano
 2013 Main Manto (TV Series) (as Mahira Khan Askari)
 2012 Shehr-e-Zaat (TV Series)
Falak Sher Afghan (as Mahira Khan Askari)
 2011-2012 Humsafar (TV Series)
Khirad / Khirad Ehsan / Khirad Hussain

Episode #1.23 (2012) … Khirad Hussain (as Mahira Khan Askari)
Episode #1.22 (2012) … Khirad Ehsan (as Mahira Khan Askari)
Episode #1.21 (2012) … Khirad (as Mahira Khan Askari)
Episode #1.20 (2012) … Khirad (as Mahira Khan Askari)
Episode #1.19 (2012) … Khirad
 2011 Bol
Ayesha
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
 2016 Actor in Law
Herself
 2016 15th Lux Style Awards (TV Special)
Herself – Performer
 2015 14th Lux Style Awards (TV Special)
Herself – Host
 2014 Tonite with HSY (TV Series)
Herself
 2013 TUC the Lighter Side of Life (TV Series)
Herself – Host

JERRIKA HINTON

Jerrika Hinton was born on September 28, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Jerrika Delayne Hinton. She is an actress and producer, known for The Roommate (2011), The Strangely Normal (2012) and Grey’s Anatomy (2005).
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Actress (28 credits)
 2017-2018 Here and Now (TV Series) (pre-production)
Ashley Black / Ashley Collins

Episode #1.2 (2018) … Ashley Black
Episode #1.10 (2017) … Ashley Black
Episode #1.9 (2017) … Ashley Black
Episode #1.8 (2017) … Ashley Black
Episode #1.7 (2017) … Ashley Black
 2017 Odious (post-production)
Sharlette
 2017 Flip the Script (TV Mini-Series)
The Lit Agent

Market Value (2017) … The Lit Agent
 2012-2017 Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Stephanie Edwards

Ring of Fire (2017) … Dr. Stephanie Edwards
True Colors (2017) … Dr. Stephanie Edwards
Leave It Inside (2017) … Dr. Stephanie Edwards
Don’t Stop Me Now (2017) … Dr. Stephanie Edwards
In the Air Tonight (2017) … Dr. Stephanie Edwards (credit only)
 2016 Send Me: An Original Web Series (TV Series)
Heather

Interview Six (2016) … Heather
Trust Me (2016) … Heather
Know Me (2016) … Heather
 2014 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Curtis
 2012 The Strangely Normal (Short)
Her Black Friend
 2012 The Book Club (TV Series)
Cobra Chai / Jerrika

The Warrior Reads On (2012) … Cobra Chai
All Valley (2012) … Jerrika
 2012 Scandal (TV Series)
Hannah

Hell Hath No Fury (2012) … Hannah
 2011 A Christmas Kiss (TV Movie)
Tressa
 2011 Consequences (TV Series)
Tamika

Monisa (2011) … Tamika
 2011 Bones (TV Series)
Nadine Tweed

The Truth in the Myth (2011) … Nadine Tweed (as Jerrika D. Hinton)
 2011 Mad Love (TV Series)
Eva

Fireworks (2011) … Eva
 2011/I The Roommate
Girl Student
 2010 Terriers (TV Series)
Didi

Missing Persons (2010) … Didi
 2010 Better with You (TV Series)
Saleswoman

Pilot (2010) … Saleswoman
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Robin

Bullet Bump (2010) … Robin
 2009 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Waitress

Valley Girls (2009) … Waitress
 2008 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Clerk

Ball & Chain (2008) … Clerk
 2008 Broken Angel
Officer Raines
 2007 Eight Days a Week (TV Movie)
Marjorie Walsh
 2007 Zoey 101 (TV Series)
Claire Jeffries

Son of a Dean (2007) … Claire Jeffries
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Birthday Girl

Everybody Hates Rejection (2006) … Birthday Girl
 2006 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Allison

Super Cool Party People (2006) … Allison (as Jerrika D. Hinton)
 2006 Rain
Beni Arnold (as Jerrika D. Hinton)
 2005 Foreign Soil
Natalie

Kate Ritchie

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Kate Ritchie

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Kate Ritchie
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Kate Ritchie in November 2012
Born Katherine Leigh Ritchie
(1978-08-14) 14 August 1978 (age 39)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Stuart Webb (m. 2010)
Children Mae Webb
Awards Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2007 & 2008)
Home and Away

Katherine Leigh Ritchie (born 14 August 1978 in Goulburn, New South Wales[1]) is an Australian actress of television and radio personality best known for her long-running role as Sally Fletcher on the television soap opera Home and Away, for which she won two Gold Logie awards. She played the character for 20 years from 1988–2008. Prior to her retirement from the role, she shared with fellow original cast members Ray Meagher and Norman Coburn the record (recognised by Guinness World Records) for the longest continuous role in an Australian drama series.[2] After a five-year absence, Ritchie returned to Home and Away in 2013 for a short reprise of her role as Sally Fletcher to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the series.[3]

In addition to 20 years on Home and Away, Ritchie has also hosted various television events and appeared in commercials, a mini-series and an Australian film. She has also been involved with the Campbelltown Musical Society.[4]

She is now known best as part of the Kate, Tim and Marty radio team. They dominate the drive home radio time slot radio show Kate, Tim & Marty on Nova. Kate brings alot to the show but is best known for her competivive streak, playing games on the show such as Quickdraw against guest celebs and The Age Game. The Kate, Tim and Marty Show has won three major ACRA awards. In 2015 the team won Best Networked Program at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards. They were then named the Best On Air team in 2016 and again in 2017.

Early life[edit]

Ritchie was born as Katherine Leigh Ritchie. Her parents are Heather and Steve, and she has three younger siblings, Rebecca, Stuart and Susan.[5] Ritchie attended Campbelltown North Public School and Hurlstone Agricultural High School – the latter a New South Wales agricultural and selective school.[6]

Career[edit]

1986–2007[edit]

Ritchie was cast as Molly, the child lead in the 1986 Nine NetworkPBL mini-series Cyclone Tracy, starring Chris Haywood and Tracy Mann.[7] She started working with Home and Away in 1987, at age 8. Production began in July 1987 (shortly before her ninth birthday) and it premiered on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988.[citation needed] In 2006, Ritchie played “Nicole” in the ABC film Stepfather of the Bride.[8] Whilst promoting Home and Away in the United Kingdom in 2006 with Mark Furze and Jodi Gordon, Ritchie appeared on The Friday Night Project and Loose Women, and appeared on interviews for Five and Five Life.[citation needed]

In 2006, Ritchie was a contestant on the celebrity singing competition It Takes Two, partnered with Troy Cassar-Daley. The pair placed fourth in the competition.[9] She co-hosted the second series of It Takes Two with Grant Denyer in 2007.[10] In 2007 Ritchie joined Nova radio to co-host the drive show with comedian Akmal Saleh, replacing Matthew Newton.[11] She was replaced in May by New Zealand comedian Cal Wilson.[12]

In September 2007, Ritchie announced that she would be leaving Home and Away in mid-December.[13] Her final scenes were filmed on 13 December 2007,[14] and she last appeared on Australian screens as Sally Fletcher on 3 April 2008. Her UK demise with the same episode occurred not long after the Australian, with her departure being screened on UK terrestrial television on 12 May 2008.[15]

2008–present[edit]

On 14 January 2008, Ritchie began work on the Nova 91.9 breakfast show with Merrick & Rosso.[16] Shortly after the 2008 Logie Awards Ritchie did an interview with Rove McManus on Network Ten, her first interview with another network since leaving Home and Away, and her first television appearance since leaving the show. On 16 October Ritchie appeared on pay-TV, on The Merrick & Rosso Show.

In November, it was revealed that Ritchie would appear in the second series of Underbelly, as Judi Kane, the wife of slain 1970s standover man Les Kane.[17] The series screened in 2009. This was her first TV drama role since leaving Home and Away. Throughout 2009, Ritchie continued her radio role on the Merrick & Rosso and Kate Ritchie Show.

In 2009 Ritchie became the face of Vaseline.[18] It was announced on 7 November 2009 that Ritchie would host the 2009 ARIA Awards on 26 November, alongside actor and fellow Underbelly cast member Gyton Grantley.[citation needed]

On 10 November 2009, Ritchie announced she would be leaving Nova 96.9’s breakfast team and returning to acting.[19] In January 2010 it was announced that Ritchie had been cast with a lead role in Nine’s new police drama Cops L.A.C. The series did not rate well and was cancelled after the season finale.

In 2012, Ritchie narrated the Australian version of the reality series Don’t Tell the Bride, which aired on Ch-10. In early 2013, it was announced that Ritchie was returning to Home & Away, reprising her role as Sally Fletcher.[20][21]

In 2013, Ritchie announced via Twitter that she would be hosting the Nova FM drive show with Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold in 2014,[22] following the departure of Meshel Laurie, who went on to host Breakfast on Nova 100 in Melbourne.

On 25 November 2015, Ritchie became the Godmother of the Cruise liner Pacific Eden, which is from the P&O Fleet.

In 2016 Ritchie released a children’s book illustrated by Hannah Sommerville called I Just Couldn’t Wait To Meet You.

In June 2016 Ritchie was announced as the brand ambassador for QV Skincare.[23] Ritchie will host the retrospective 50th anniversary of Play School in July 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Ritchie started dating St George Illawara Dragons player Stuart Webb in 2008.[citation needed] On 9 September 2009, it was announced that they were engaged.[24] On 25 September 2010 Ritchie married Webb in a countryside outdoor wedding at Quamby Estate [25] in Tasmania.[22]

Shortly after her wedding, the weekly magazine Woman’s Day ran what it claimed to be an exclusive cover story on the event. ABC-TV’s Media Watch revealed that the article had been a fabrication, as in reality, Ritchie and Webb had wanted their wedding to be kept private and had not allowed any media to attend. A photograph purporting to be of Ritchie in her wedding dress was actually one taken of her at an awards evening earlier that year and photo-shopped over an image taken from the wedding venue’s website. The article, which the magazine claimed to have been written by an insider who attended the wedding, was mostly fabricated, containing errors including a mention that actor and Ritchie’s Home & Away co-star Ray Meagher was present whereas in reality, the actor was in the UK at the time doing panto.[26][27]

In March 2014, Ritchie announced that she was pregnant with her first child.[22] On 17 August 2014, Kate gave birth to daughter, Mae.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Cyclone Tracy Molly TV mini-series
1988—2008, 2013 Home and Away Sally Fletcher Pilot episode, Seasons 1–21 (main role) • Season 26 (recurring role)
Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2006—2008)
Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality (2007—2008)
Nominated—Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality (2006, 2009)
Nominated—Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2009)
2002 The Best of Aussie Drama Host TV documentary
2006 Stepfather of the Bride Nicole TV movie
2006—2007 It Takes Two Herself Contestant (2006)
Co-host (2007)
2007 Mere Oblivion Sonia Short film
2007—2009 Carols in the Domain Co-host Co-hosted annually with Grant Denyer for 3 years
2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities Judi Kane TV series
2 episodes
Nominated—Australian Film Institute Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama
2009 The 23rd Annual ARIA Music Awards Co-host Co-hosted with Gyton Grantley
2010—2011 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Contestant / Surprise Guest 2 episodes
2010 Cops L.A.C. Samantha Cooper TV series
13 episodes
2012 Don’t Tell The Bride Narrator Reality TV series
2013 Mr & Mrs Murder Celeste TV series
2013 It’s A Date Zara TV series
1 episode

Zoe Naylor

Zoe Naylor

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Zoe Naylor
Born (1977-07-04) 4 July 1977 (age 40)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress/voiceover artist, model, presenter, emcee, speaker, writer
Years active 1978–present
Website zoenaylor.com

Zoe Naylor (born 4 July 1977) is an Australian actress as well as journalist, MC, keynote speaker, writer, voice-artist and producer.

Early life and education[edit]

Naylor was born in Sydney, Australia to Richard Naylor, a veterinarian, and Neroli, an English and History teacher. She graduated from Loreto Normanhurst where she was School Captain whilst training with the Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney, then attended Charles Sturt University in Bathurst under a Seven Network scholarship. Naylor attended University of Technology in Sydney for a year to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree.

Career[edit]

She was an announcer for Groove FM, then worked in television for A Current Affair, Escape with ET, The Footy Show, Gladiators, MTV Australia, National Nine News and SportsCafe (NZ). She has also written for magazines such as Australian Traveller and Road Rider.

After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology in 2002 with a Masters in Drama, she appeared in regional theatre productions. In 2005, she was cast as Regan McLeod in the television series McLeod’s Daughters. She was also cast in the New Zealand series Orange Roughies. She later appeared in films such as The Reef (2010) and Robotropolis (2011).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Naylor married James Trude on 12 May 2007. She later divorced and began dating Aaron Jeffery. The couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter called Sophia Jade Jeffery, in 2012 and their second child, a son called Beau Charles Jeffery in 2016.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • 2011: Robotropolis
  • 2010: The Reef
  • 2005: Book of Revelation
  • 2004: On the Lurk
  • 2003: Evil Never Dies, Abby
  • 2002: Sugar and Spice
  • 2000: A Love Story
  • 2000: The Product
  • 1999: Fearless, Hetty

Television[edit]

Caroline Craig

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Caroline Craig
Born (1975-04-30) 30 April 1975 (age 42)
Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actress, director
Years active 2000–present

Caroline Craig (born 30 April 1975 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actress, based in New York City. Caroline completed a BA at Melbourne University before graduating from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) in 1999.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Caroline first appeared as series regular Sergeant Tess Gallagher in Channel Seven‘s drama series Blue Heelers (2000 – 2003). In 2008 she appeared as Detective Jacqui James in Underbelly, and has since narrated the Underbelly series for Channel Nine. Most recently she played the role of Matron Grace Wilson in the ABC1 mini series ANZAC Girls, which screened in 2014.

Stage[edit]

Since graduating from NIDA, Caroline has worked for Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne and Griffin Theatre Company. Caroline has also directed a number of independent theatre productions including S-27 for Griffin Independent. In 2013 Caroline performed in Yes, Prime Minister, touring Australia and New Zealand.

Filmography[edit]

2011 Rescue Special Ops Sheree O’Brien Episode 12

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000–
2003
Blue Heelers Sgt. Teresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher 139 episodes
2005 Opposite of Velocity, TheThe Opposite of Velocity
2005 Heartbreak Tour, TheThe Heartbreak Tour Jack TV movie
2006–
2007
Orange Roughies Chloe Meachem 8 episodes
2007 Bastard Boys Tali Bernard TV mini-series
2007 Little Deaths
2008–
2013
Underbelly Jacqui James / Narrator 34+ episodes
2014 ANZAC Girls Matron Grace Wilson
Actress (14 credits)
  Dirt Girls (Short) (post-production)
Monica
 2014 Anzac Girls (TV Mini-Series)
Grace Wilson

Courage (2014) … Grace Wilson
Mateship (2014) … Grace Wilson
Love (2014) … Grace Wilson
Endurance (2014) … Grace Wilson
Duty (2014) … Grace Wilson
 2008-2013 Underbelly (TV Series)
Jacqui James / Narrator

Squizzy Cooks a Goose (2013) … Jacqui James / Narrator
Squizzy Breaks Some Hearts (2013) … Jacqui James / Narrator
Squizzy Puts One Over (2013) … Jacqui James / Narrator
Strike Force Tuno (2012) … Jacqui James / Narrator
Armageddon (2011) … Jacqui James / Narrator
 2012 Dangerous Remedy (TV Movie)
Barbara Wainer
 2011 Glossy (Short)
Glossy / Billy / Lipstick Twins (voice)
 2011 Rescue Special Ops (TV Series)
Sheree O’Brien

Break Out (2011) … Sheree O’Brien
 2011 Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (TV Movie)
Jacqui James / Narrator
 2010 Sleuth 101 (TV Series)
Bridget Wilmott

A Tan to Die For (2010) … Bridget Wilmott
 2007 Little Deaths
Vanessa
 2007 Bastard Boys (TV Mini-Series)
Tali Bernard
 2006-2007 Orange Roughies (TV Series)
Chloe Meachen / Chloe Meachem

Episode #2.8 (2007) … Chloe Meachen
Episode #2.7 (2007) … Chloe Meachen
Episode #2.6 (2007) … Chloe Meachen
Episode #2.5 (2007) … Chloe Meachen
Episode #2.4 (2007) … Chloe Meachen
 2005 Heartbreak Tour (TV Movie)
Jack
 2005 The Opposite of Velocity (Short)
Karen
 2000-2003 Blue Heelers (TV Series)
Sgt. Theresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher / Sr. Const. Theresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher

Motherhood (2003) … Sgt. Theresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher
Every Man and His Ute (2003) … Sgt. Theresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher
Too Good to Be True: Part 2 (2003) … Sgt. Theresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher
Too Good to Be True: Part 1 (2003) … Sgt. Theresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher
Chocolate Sardines (2003) … Sgt. Theresa ‘Tess’ Gallagher
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 2015 Stationery (Short) (script supervisor)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
 2014 Anzac Girls: Cast Interviews – Matron Grace Wilson (Video documentary short)
Herself – Matron Grace Wilson
 2014 Anzac Girls: Costume Design (Video documentary short)
Herself – Matron Grace Wilson
 2003-2004 The Glass House (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #4.15 (2004) … Herself
Episode #3.24 (2003) … Herself
 2003 Micallef Tonight (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.7 (2003) … Herself
 2001 The Weakest Link (TV Series)
Herself

Blue Heelers Special (2001) … Herself

SUSSANAH WISE

Susannah Wise is an actress, known for An Ideal Husband (1999), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996) and Billionaire Ransom (2016).
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Actress (49 credits)
 2017 SS-GB (TV Mini-Series)
Prostitute

Episode #1.1 (2017) … Prostitute
 2017 Chewing Gum (TV Series)
Louise

I Just Need Some Company (2017) … Louise
 2016 Marcella (TV Series)
Linda Callaghan

Episode #1.7 (2016) … Linda Callaghan
Episode #1.6 (2016) … Linda Callaghan (uncredited)
Episode #1.5 (2016) … Linda Callaghan
Episode #1.4 (2016) … Linda Callaghan
Episode #1.3 (2016) … Linda Callaghan
 2016/II Billionaire Ransom
Agent Jess Chambliss
 2016 Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (TV Series)
Polly

A Twist of Fate (2016) … Polly
 2015 Toast of London (TV Series)
Jenny Spasm

Man of Sex (2015) … Jenny Spasm
 2015 Playing Ball (Short)
Sally
 2015 The Enfield Haunting (TV Mini-Series)
Sylvie Burcombe

Episode #1.2 (2015) … Sylvie Burcombe
 2015 X Company (TV Series)
Adele

Trial by Fire (2015) … Adele
 2014 Babylon (TV Mini-Series)
Jennifer Miller

Episode #1.5 (2014) … Jennifer Miller
Episode #1.3 (2014) … Jennifer Miller
 2013 PhoneShop (TV Series)
Shelley

Pay as You Grow (2013) … Shelley
 2013 Quick Cuts (TV Series)
Customer

Episode #1.1 (2013) … Customer
 2013 Jo (TV Series)
Agnès Deloit

Le Marais (2013) … Agnès Deloit
 2013 Derek (TV Series)
Rebecca

Episode #1.4 (2013) … Rebecca
 1995-2013 Casualty (TV Series)
Kim McCall / Deborah Morrow

Life Goes On (2013) … Kim McCall
Battling On (1995) … Deborah Morrow
 2012/II Charity (Short)
Carla
 2012 That Woman (Short)
Lizzie
 2012/III Nora (Short)
Rebecca
 2012/II Wonder (Short)
Sarah
 2012 Doctors (TV Series)
Ellie Parry

Last Tango (2012) … Ellie Parry
 2009 U Be Dead (TV Movie)
Laura
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Nurse Hannah

Paradise (2009) … Nurse Hannah
 2008 Peep Show (TV Series)
Heather

Burgling (2008) … Heather
 2008 EastEnders (TV Series)
Alice Grayling

Episode dated 14 April 2008 (2008) … Alice Grayling
Episode dated 11 April 2008 (2008) … Alice Grayling
Episode dated 10 April 2008 (2008) … Alice Grayling
Episode dated 8 April 2008 (2008) … Alice Grayling
 2007 The Time of Your Life (TV Series)
Susan

Episode #1.6 (2007) … Susan
Episode #1.5 (2007) … Susan
Episode #1.4 (2007) … Susan
Episode #1.3 (2007) … Susan
Episode #1.2 (2007) … Susan
 2006 The Complete Guide to Parenting (TV Series)
Roz
 2006 Soundproof (TV Movie)
Anna
 2006 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Rebecca

Episode #1.3 (2006) … Rebecca
 2006 The IT Crowd (TV Series)
Samantha

The Red Door (2006) … Samantha
 2006 Holby City (TV Series)
Kelly Farmer

I’ll Be Back (2006) … Kelly Farmer
 2005 Secret Smile (TV Series)
Laura

Episode #1.2 (2005) … Laura
Episode #1.1 (2005) … Laura
 2004 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Liz Francis

The Straw Woman (2004) … Liz Francis
 2004 Three Sisters (TV Movie)
Natasha
 1996-2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Nurse Julie Pyke / DS Pauline Wherry / DS Pauline Wherrey / …

166 (2003) … Nurse Julie Pyke
Aftershock (2001) … DS Pauline Wherry
Night Games (2001) … DS Pauline Wherrey
Call Waiting (1996) … Liz Connery
 2001 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Alison Hatton

The End of Law (2001) … Alison Hatton
 2001 In a Land of Plenty (TV Series)
Alice Freeman

Episode #1.10 (2001) … Alice Freeman
Episode #1.9 (2001) … Alice Freeman
Episode #1.8 (2001) … Alice Freeman
Episode #1.7 (2001) … Alice Freeman
Episode #1.6 (2001) … Alice Freeman
 2000 Britannic (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1999/I An Ideal Husband
Young Mother
 1998 Faith in the Future (TV Series)
Zoe

Stand by Me (1998) … Zoe
Prodigal Mother (1998) … Zoe
 1996-1997 Staying Alive (TV Series)
Michaela Lennox

Episode #2.6 (1997) … Michaela Lennox
Episode #2.1 (1997) … Michaela Lennox
Episode #1.6 (1996) … Michaela Lennox
Episode #1.5 (1996) … Michaela Lennox
Episode #1.4 (1996) … Michaela Lennox
 1997 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Wendy Atkins

A Place in the World (1997) … Wendy Atkins
Summoned by Bells (1997) … Wendy Atkins
Things Fall Apart (1997) … Wendy Atkins
Skelthwaite (1997) … Wendy Atkins
 1996 A Nice Cup of Tea (Short)
 1996 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Millicent

Episode #1.3 (1996) … Millicent
Episode #1.2 (1996) … Millicent
 1996 Interview Day (TV Movie)
Miss Wilding
 1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Louisa Fielding

An Autumn Shroud (1996) … Louisa Fielding
 1995 Bliss (TV Movie)
Florist Assistant
 1995 Class Act (TV Series)
P.A.

Episode #2.2 (1995) … P.A.
 1995 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Shop Assistant

The Strawberry Tree: Part 1 (1995) … Shop Assistant (as Susannah Walker Wise)

HARRIET CAINS

Harriet Cains is an actress, known for Line of Duty (2012), Marcella (2016) and Safe House (2015).
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Actress (10 credits)
 2018 Marcella (TV Series)
Gail

Episode #2.6 (2018) … Gail
Episode #2.5 (2018) … Gail
Episode #2.3 (2018) … Gail
Episode #2.2 (2018) … Gail
Episode #2.4 (2018) … Gail
 2017 Line of Duty (TV Series)
Jade

Episode #4.1 (2017) … Jade
 2017 No Offence (TV Series)
Sally Hislop

Episode #2.4 (2017) … Sally Hislop
 2016 Vera (TV Series)
Lizzie

The Moth Catcher (2016) … Lizzie
 2016 Sweet Maddie Stone (Short)
Tammy
 2015 Safe House (TV Series)
Louisa

Episode #1.4 (2015) … Louisa
Episode #1.3 (2015) … Louisa
Episode #1.2 (2015) … Louisa
Episode #1.1 (2015) … Louisa
 2013-2014 In the Flesh (TV Series)
Jem Walker

Episode #2.6 (2014) … Jem Walker
Episode #2.5 (2014) … Jem Walker
Episode #2.4 (2014) … Jem Walker
Episode #2.3 (2014) … Jem Walker
Episode #2.2 (2014) … Jem Walker
 2013 Hollyoaks Later (TV Series)
Harriet Gonzalez

Episode #6.5 (2013) … Harriet Gonzalez
Episode #6.3 (2013) … Harriet Gonzalez
Episode #6.2 (2013) … Harriet Gonzalez
Episode #6.1 (2013) … Harriet Gonzalez
 2012 Doctors (TV Series)
Sienna Roberts

Contact (2012) … Sienna Roberts
 2012 Human Beings (Short)
Jamie