10 August 1969 |
|Spouse(s)||Nick Lipscombe (1992–94) (divorced)
Lorenzo Smith (2003–present)
Emily Symons (born 10 August 1969) is an Australian actress.
Biography and career
Symons's mother remarried when she was just four years old and Symons did not see her biological, English father again until ten years later. She left school before finishing her exams and launched herself into the acting world. For nearly a year, she worked in shops before getting a break in a post office training video.
Her first high-profile role was in Australian soap opera Richmond Hill. After Richmond Hill, Symons auditioned for another Australian drama, Home and Away, where she won the role of Marilyn Chambers whom she played from 1989 until 1992, reprising the role in 1995 until 1999 – with a brief appearance in 2001. She also hosted the Channel 7 music programme Video Smash Hits.
After starring in a string of pantomimes in England, Symons decided to move there. She played the role of barmaid Louise Appleton in the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale from 2001–2008. She was also a contestant in the 2007 series of Dancing on Ice, but was voted out in the semi-final against Duncan James.
Symons has now returned to Australia permanently, and again resumed playing Home and Away's Marilyn Chambers from episode 5035 which aired 19 March 2010 in Australia.
- Lorenzo Smith – Symons was married to Smith, the second son of Viscount Hambleden and descendent of English stationery tycoon W.H. Smith, for two years. Symons said in an interview that her need for children and the resultant cycles of IVF eventually 'killed' the marriage
- Matt Healy – was dating her Emmerdale co-star, who plays Matthew King. They broke up just before she took part in "Dancing on Ice"
She attended St Ives High School
- Computer Ghosts (TV movie, 1988)
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