Georgie Parker

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Georgie Parker
Born Georgina Parker
(1964-12-16) 16 December 1964 (age 50)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Notable work(s) A Country Practice
All Saints
Home and Away
Spouse(s) Steve Worland (1999 – present)
Children Holly Worland[1]

Georgina "Georgie" Parker (born 16 December 1964) is a two-time Gold Logie award winning Australian television actress and has also appeared in film and theatre. She grew up in the Sydney North Shore suburb of St. Ives.[1] She is best known for her acting roles as Theresa "Terri" Sullivan in All Saints and Ruth "Roo" Stewart in Home And Away.

Personal life[edit]

Parker attended St Ives North Public School[2] in primary and attended the all-girls' Abbotsleigh School for Girls, in Sydney. She has been married since December 1999 to Steve Worland, the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight feature film Bootmen (2000). Worland is also an action-adventure novelist and wrote Velocity (2012) and Combustion (2013). They have a daughter, Holly, born in September 2000.

Career[edit]

Parker was first seen in a small cameo part the Yahoo Serious movie Young Einstein, before becoming a fixture on Australian television through her role as nurse Lucy Gardiner in A Country Practice[1] from 1989 to 1992. She also appeared as Despina, Memo's love interest, in the 90's sitcom, Acropolis Now and young firefighter "Mad Dog" Cartwright in the first season of Fire. From 1998 until 2005, Parker played Sister Teresa (Terri) Sullivan, a nurse and former nun, in the Australian medical drama series All Saints, for which she was awarded a number of Logies, including 'Most Popular Actress' in 2001. This saw her win the award for the fourth time, having already won 3 times from 1991–1993 for her role on A Country Practice. In 2001 & 2002 Parker won the Gold Logie or 'Most Popular TV Personality' firmly cementing her place as an Australian television favourite.

In 2002, Parker took part in the Australian musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, where she appeared as "Kate Conroy", the daughter of the Station owner, "John Conroy" – and the romantic interest of "Jim Ryan" (The Man).

In 2004 Parker starred in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Scenes From A Separation, as journalist Nina Molyneux. After concluding her work on All Saints in 2005, Parker starred in the Ensemble Theatre's production of 'Chapter Two' as actress Jennie MacLaine.

In 2006, she joined the Nine Network to host the new TV show, Clever. She also appears on the ABC children's show Play School and starred in the telemovie 'Stepfather Of The Bride' for the same network. In 2006 she also headlined the Network Ten tele-movie The Society Murders. She was a semi-regular guest on the show The Glass House.

She was in The Wiggles DVD Racing to the Rainbow.

Georgie Parker suffers from scoliosis and is the representative of the National Scoliosis Foundation.

Georgie Parker starred in the drama Emerald Falls, which aired on Network Ten. She also briefly hosted Animal Emergency for Channel Nine in 2008, and acted as the New South Wales Premier in the telemovie Scorched for Channel Nine in 2008. .

Parker released a children's album in 2008.

2010"s[edit]

In 2010, she appeared as Det. Senior Sergeant Susan Blake on the Australian drama City Homicide. She plays Miss Monica in David Williamson's Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica.[1]

The Seven Network announced in August 2010 that Parker would return to screens playing the character of Roo Stewart in Home and Away. The character was previously portrayed by Justine Clarke from 1988-1989.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1988 The 13th Floor Maid
1988 Young Einstein Country Girl Fan
2006 Irresistible Jen
2010 Santa's Apprentice Mrs. Poulmer Voice in English version
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Reed Down Under Cabbie Television film
1988 Dadah Is Death Corine Johnstone Television film
1989 Rafferty's Rules Episode - "Politburo"
1988–1992 A Country Practice Barbara Gottlieb (1988)
Sister Lucy 'Gardiner' Tyler (1989–1992)
266 episodes
1992 All Together Now Brenda Beanley Episode - "Love Me Tender"
1992 G.P. Marcey Heywood Episode - "Funny Business"
1992 Acropolis Now Despina Hatzipapadopoulos 10 episodes
1994 Over the Hill Sandy Spencer Television series
1995 Fire Firefighter Morgan 'Mad Dog' Cartwright Season one; 13 episodes
1997 Reprisal Janis Television film
2003 The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular Kate Conroy Television film
1998–2005 All Saints Terri Sullivan 307 episodes
2006 The Society Murders Emma Connell Television film
2006 Stepfather of the Bride Catriona Television film
2006–2008 Stupid, Stupid Man Dr. McPherson (2006)
Uta (2008)
2 episodes
2008 Emerald Falls Joni Ferguson Television film
2008 Scorched Angela Boardman Television film
2010 City Homicide Susan Blake 2 episodes
2010– Home and Away Ruth 'Roo' Stewart

Awards[edit]

Parker has been nominated for Logie Awards several times, and has won many Logies, including two Gold Logies.

Awards for Georgie Parker include:

Won

  • 1990: Logie Award for the Most Popular New Talent (for A Country Practice)
  • 1991: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 1992: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 1993: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 2001: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2001: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2002: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

Nominated

  • 1992: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 1993: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 1999: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 1999: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2000: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2000: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2001: Most Outstanding Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2002: Most Outstanding Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2002: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2003: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2003: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2004: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2005: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

She has been nominated for an Aria Award in 2009 for Best Children's Album for Here Comes The Sun.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Simons, Polly (2010-10-12). "Georgie Parker, The Logie-Winning actress has the last laugh". Northside (Courier Newspapers). p. 19. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  2. ^ St Ives North Public School Front Gate paving stones
  3. ^ "Georgie Parker joins Home and Away". The Spy Report (Media Spy). 9 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lisa McCune
for Blue Heelers
Gold Logie Award
Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

20012002
for All Saints
Succeeded by
Rove McManus
for Rove Live