Kestie Morassi

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Kestie Morassi
Born 1978 (age 35–36)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Kestie Morassi (born 1978) is an Australian film and television actress. She played Natalie in the HBO series Satisfaction (2007). Morassi has also appeared in the films Dirty Deeds (2002), Wolf Creek (2005), and The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005), and has made television appearances on Underbelly (2008) and Wilfred (2010).

Biography[edit]

Morassi was born in Adelaide, South Australia, where she lived until she was 13 years old. She studied at the National Theatre, Melbourne Drama School, graduating in 1994, and another five years at Drama with a Difference.[1]

Morassi has been in the business for over a decade working in both local and international television, including BeastMaster, Stingers and The Secret Life of Us before making the transition to films in 2002 alongside an all-star cast including Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, Sam Neill, Sam Worthington, and John Goodman in Dirty Deeds which saw her nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award by the Film Critics Circle of Australia.[2]

Morassi has also appeared in Darkness Falls, Travelling Light, Strange Bedfellows, Thunderstruck, The Illustrated Family Doctor, and Josh Jarman before getting her international break in the Australian box-office success Wolf Creek, which screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. She played backpacker Kristy Earl, for which she was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award for Best Supporting Actress 2005.[3] She also starred in the Patrick Hughes short film 'Signs' for Schweppes opposite Nick Russell.[citation needed]

In recent work, Morassi played whip-cracking brothel manager Natalie in Foxtel's groundbreaking drama Satisfaction and portrays sultry and infatuated criminal defence lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson in the Nine Network TV drama series Underbelly.[2] She also played "Kat" on Wilfred.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Fearless Rachel Lepinsky Short film
Real Meal Deal Activist Short film
2010 Blame Cate
The Wedding Party Jacqui [4]
2009 Birthday Lily [5]
Piñata Wendy Short film
2008 Signs Stacey Short film
2005 The Illustrated Family Doctor Jennifer
Wolf Creek Kristy Earl
2004 Josh Jarman Sasha
Thunderstruck Amy
Strange Bedfellows Carla
2003 Darkness Falls Nurse Lauren
Travelling Light Rhonda
2002 Dirty Deeds Margaret
The Merchant of Fairness Katrina

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Offspring Ivy recurring role, 2010
Wilfred Kat
2008 Underbelly Zarah Garde Wilson recurring role, 2008
2007 Satisfaction Natalie recurring role, 2007-2010
2006 Two Twisted Rose
2003 Stingers Simone
2002 The Secret Life of Us Larissa
2001 The Saddle Club Mrs. Sharlow
1996 Neighbours Charnelle Edwards

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Author unknown (date unknown). "Dirty Deeds". Drama With A Difference. Retrieved on 2010-04-05 from http://www.dramawithadifference.com.au/about/articles.html.
  2. ^ a b STV (2009-11-20) "Kestie Morassi – Zarah". Underbelly cast guide. STV, 20 November 2009. Retrieved on 2010-04-05 from http://entertainment.stv.tv/tv/138830-kestie-morassi.
  3. ^ Soares, Andre (2005-11-26). "Australian Film Institute Awards – 2005". Alt Film Guide, 26 November 2005. Retrieved on 2010-04-05 from http://www.altfg.com/blog/awards/australian-film-institute-awards-2005/.
  4. ^ Author unknown (date unknown). "The Wedding Party". Official web site. Retrieved from http://www.theweddingpartyfilm.com/.
  5. ^ "Birthday (on IMDb)"

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