Lisa Chappell

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Lisa Chappell
Born Lisa Irene Chappell
(1968-10-18) 18 October 1968 (age 45)
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Chris Taylor (December 2001–2005)
Website
http://www.lisachappellmusic.com

Lisa Irene Chappell (born 18 October 1968) is an actress and musician from Auckland, New Zealand. She is best known for playing Claire McLeod on the Nine Network drama series McLeod's Daughters.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Lisa was born and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. Two years before joining McLeod's Daughters, she completed "The Journey" program at the actors Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Acting[edit]

Chappell has acted in numerous roles in New Zealand, including Gloss, Shortland Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and City Life. Starting in 2000, Chappell played Claire McLeod in the Australian show McLeod's Daughters.[2] For this portrayal, she won a Most Popular Actress Logie Award[3] and was nominated for a Silver Logie in 2003. She moved on from the show in 2003, when her character was killed in a car accident.

She has also appeared in the third installment of Small Claims, 'The Reunion', and starred in Stingers as Megan Walsh (Season 8).

Lisa starred in a stage adaptation of Educating Rita in 2007, which toured Australia. She also stars in the Australian film Coffin Rock.

Singing[edit]

Chappell's current focus is her music career. Her debut album, When Then Is Now, was released on 1 May 2006. It was a commercial flop. She did some minor touring in Australia and New Zealand to support the release of this album.

Theatre[edit]

In 1997, Lisa played Ann Deever in All My Sons, at the Maidment Theatre. In 2007, she starred in The Homecoming as Ruth, at the Auckland Festival AK07, and in the same year she toured Australia with the play Educating Rita, where she played Rita.

Other work[edit]

In March 2004, Lisa became an ambassador for The Humor Foundation. She wanted to help raise money to keep The Clown Doctors in Australian hospitals. She has also written a children's book, in which she collaborated with her husband Chris to produce, which was illustrated by Chris.

Personal life[edit]

Lisa married her husband Chris Taylor in 2001 after they met at her co-star Rachael Carpani's 21st birthday party, they later divorced in 2005. She made the decision to become a vegetarian after joining the cast of McLeod's Daughters. Lisa also supports donating blood and encourages everyone to give blood. She loves to write lyrics and other texts.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Desperate Remedies Anne Cooper
1996 Jack Brown Genius Sylvia
2007 Crossbow The Mum Short film
2009 Coffin Rock Jessie Willis
2010 Be Careful... Fi Short film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Gloss Chelsea TV series
1990-1991 Shark in the Park Tanya 13 episodes
1994 Hercules and the Circle of Fire Daughter #1 TV movie
1995 Mysterious Island Jane Morecombe Episode: "Last Rites of Spring"
1995-1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Various 7 episodes
1996 Letter to Blanchy Monica Episode: "Love Makes the World Go Wrong"
1996-1998 City Life Bronwyn Kellett 26 episodes
2001-2003 McLeod's Daughters Claire McLeod Main role; Seasons 1–3, 74 episodes
Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (2002)
Logie Award for Most Popular Actress (2004)
Nominated - Logie Award for Most Popular Actress (2003)
Nominated - Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2003 & 2004)
2004 Stingers Megan Walsh 8 episodes
2006 Small Claims: The Reunion Louise Page TV movie
2009 Cult, TheThe Cult Sophie 13 episodes
2010 Rescue: Special Ops Vivian Walker Episode: "Out of the Ashes"
2010 Cops LAC Justine Taylor Episode: "The Killer Wore Sneakers"
2011 Emilie Richards - Der Zauber von Neuseeland Daisy TV movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Award Show Television series/film
2002 Won Logie Most Popular New Female Talent The 44th Annual TV Week Logie Awards McLeod's Daughters
2003 Nominated Silver Logie Most Popular Actress The 45th Annual TV Week Logie Awards McLeod's Daughters
Nominated Gold Logie Most Popular Personality on Australian Television The 45th Annual TV Week Logie Awards McLeod's Daughters
2004 Nominated Gold Logie Most Popular Personality on Australian Television The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards McLeod's Daughters
Won Silver Logie Most Popular Actress The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards McLeod's Daughters
2010 Won Qantas Film & Television Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lisa Chappell Biography". starpulse.com. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lisa Chappell as Claire McLeod". austrailiantelevision.net. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "McLeod's Daughters a success". Melbourne: theage.com.au. 19 April 2004. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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