Anna McGahan

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Anna McGahan
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Anna McGahan at the Call Me Fitz - FX Event At Swifts, Darling Point, Sydney, Feb 2012
Born (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 26)
Brisbane, Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian
Alma mater QUT
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Notable work(s)

Underbelly: Razor

House Husbands

Anna McGahan (born 2 May 1988) is an Australian actress and playwright, who has mainly appeared in Australian television programs and short films. She is best known for playing the role of Nellie Cameron in the Australian television series, Underbelly: Razor in 2011

Career[edit]

McGahan has appeared in Australian film, television and theatre. Her most notable appearance to date is starring as Nellie Cameron in the hit Australian TV series Underbelly: Razor, in which she plays a 16-year-old 1920s prostitute from a wealthy background who influenced some of the era's most powerful men, for which she won the Inside Film 'Out of the Box' Award and was nominated for two Logies. In 2012 she received a 'Best Emerging Artist' Matilda Award for her performance in La Boite Theatre Company's Julius Caesar.

McGahan recently finished filming the Australian feature film 100 Bloody Acres, which will premiere in August, 2012 and is currently filming Australian TV series "House Husbands", which will be aired on Australia's Nine Network at a later date.

On 27 June 2012, McGahan was awarded the Heath Ledger scholarship at the Australians in Film benefit in Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

McGahan grew up in Coorparoo, Queensland and studied Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) at QUT, graduating in 2010. She subsequently relocated to Sydney. Growing up she was a dedicated ballet dancer and then began studying psychology upon finishing high school.

McGahan is also a playwright. She won the Queensland Theatre Company Young Playwright's Award in 2009 and 2010, and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Drama Award in 2011. In 2012 she will be producing her full length play He's Seeing Other People Now through the Metro Arts Independents Season in Brisbane.

Film / Television / Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Maligayang Pasko As herself Short/Co-director
2009 BiPolor Mopsy Short
2010 The Boys' Place Jane Alexander TV Series
2010 Rescue Special Ops Teagan Reid Episode: "It's Not the Fall That Kills You"
2010 Undertow Newlywed Film
2010 Reef’n’Beef Daisy Film
2011 Spirited Penelope Episode: "The Real thing; If You See Her, Say Hello; Sweet Child O'Mine; Alone with You; Changes"
2011 Underbelly: Razor Nellie Cameron TV Series
2011 He's Seeing Other People Now Writer/Producer "Play - currently working on"
2012 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Miss Prout ABC TV
2012- House Husbands Lucy TV Series
2012 100 Bloody Acres Sophie Film

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Title of Work Award Category Result
2012 Underbelly: Razor TV Week Logie Awards Most Popular New Female Talent Nominated
2012 Underbelly: Razor TV Week Logie Awards Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent Nominated
2012 Various Heath Ledger Scholarship Won

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