Kate Kendall

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Kate Kendall
Alex Rathgeber and Kate Kendall.jpg
Kendall with co-star Alex Rathgeber at a rehearsal for An Officer and a Gentleman
Born (1973-07-27) 27 July 1973 (age 41)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Wayne Johnston
Children 1

Kate Kendall (born 27 July 1973) is an Australian actress best known for her role in the long-running Nine Network Australian drama Stingers. She joined the cast of long-running television soap opera Neighbours in 2013 as the established character Lauren Turner.


Kendall studied at the Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) (now the Adelaide College of the Arts) in Adelaide. There she was taught by her father, David Kendall, who then headed the acting course.[1] Small parts in Television shows such as Home and Away and Neighbours[citation needed] led to a guest role as Rosie Burgess in Blue Heelers in 1997.[2] Her major television role has been as Angie Piper in Stingers, which role she played for 192 episodes from 1998 to 2004.[3]

Kendall played a minor role as Lisa in the American mini-series The Starter Wife (2007)[4] and also appeared in three episodes of the Australian produced comedy The Librarians (2007), as Jacinta McSweeney.[5] Kendall appeared on the Australian drama Rush in 2010. In 2011 Kendall played the lead role of Diana in MTC's production of Next to Normal and appeared in the Australian musical premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman. She also played Emily Ormond in the twelve-part drama series Conspiracy 365, which was based on the book of the same name.[6] Kendall took over the role of Lauren Carpenter on Neighbours in 2013.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Kendall is married to former Carlton Football Club AFL player Wayne Johnston and has a four-year-old son and four stepchildren.[8]


  1. ^ "History". TAFE SA website. 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Blue Heelers – Containing the Rage". IMDB website. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Stingers". IMDB website. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  4. ^ "The Starter Wife – full credits". IMDB website. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  5. ^ "The Librarians". IMDB website. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (20 June 2011). "Big-Budget Family Drama Conspiracy 365 Begins Filming". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "New faces and big-name returns for Ramsay Street in 2013". Channel 5. Northern & Shell. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Neighbours star Kate Kendall tells of her baby bombshell". news.com.au. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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