Anh Do

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Anh Do
Anh Do walking the red carpet.jpg
Anh Do with wife Suzanne in 2005, walking the red carpet at the premiere of Footy Legends
Born Anh Do
(1977-06-02) 2 June 1977 (age 37)
Vietnam
Occupation Actor,
stand-up comedian, author
Spouse(s) Suzanne
Children 3, Leon Luc and Xavier

Anh Do (born 2 June 1977) is a Vietnamese-born Australian author, actor and comedian. He has appeared on many Australian TV shows such as Thank God You're Here and Good News Week, and was runner-up on Dancing With The Stars in 2007. He studied a combined Business Law degree at the University of Technology, Sydney.[1] He is the brother of film director Khoa Do and has acted in several of Khoa's films, including Footy Legends, which he co-wrote and produced. In 2012, his TV show Anh Does Vietnam began airing.

Biography[edit]

Refugee[edit]

Anh Do and his family fled to Australia as refugees in 1980.[2] In his 2010 autobiography, The Happiest Refugee, Do tells of how his family survived five days in Premier's Literary Awards, Community Relations Commission Award.[3]


Career[edit]

Anh Do attended St Aloysius' College in Milsons Point for his secondary education.[4] When he was 14 he started a small business breeding tropical fish. While studying his first year of law at the University of Technology, Sydney, he owned a stall which sold American-Indian artefacts, which he later expanded to four franchised stores. A few months before finishing his combined Business Law degree, law firms offered him jobs which required 60 hours of work a week. He opted to take up stand-up comedy instead.[2] Since 2013 Do has cut back on comedy to focus on painting full-time again and was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Anh Do is married to Suzanne (Suzie) and they have three children. His mother, Hien, played the role of Van Nguyen's mother, Kim, in Better Man, a film which was produced by Khoa Do.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 Independent Booksellers Book of the Year[6]
  • 2011 Joint winner (with musician Paul Kelly) of the Biography of the Year[7]
  • 2011 Best Newcomer
  • 2011 Book of the Year

Acting filmography[edit]

Filmography (as himself)[edit]

References[edit]

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