Pippa Black

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Pippa Black
Pippa Black.jpg
Born (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 31)
Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Pippa Black (born 16 October 1982)[1] is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played Elle Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours. Black played Tonya in the NBC series Outsourced from 2010 to 2011.

Career[edit]

Black appeared in the television movie Evil Never Dies in 2003. She then went on to appear in episodes of The Secret Life of Us and Last Man Standing.[2] In September 2005, it was announced that Black had joined the cast of Neighbours as Elle Robinson.[3] Black told Clare Rigden of TV Week that she was going to London for a working holiday when she learnt that she had got the part.[3] Of joining the cast, she commented "I admit I was a little star struck turning up to Ramsay Street and meeting everybody, but they all bent over backwards to help out and settle my nerves."[3] Black earned a nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Logie Awards for her portrayal of Elle.[4] She was also nominated for Best Actress at Cosmopolitan's Fun, Fearless Female Awards in 2009.[5] In June 2009, Black quit Neighbours to pursue other projects.[6] The actress later revealed she would be willing to return to the soap in the future.[7]

Black was cast in Gemma Lee's short film The Wake, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in 2009.[8][9] She then went on to appear in the independent film Emergence and was cast in an episode of City Homicide as Emily Rigby.[10] Black and her former Neighbours co-star Sweeney Young portrayed a young couple in the music video for Jacob Butler's single "Coma".[11] Of appearing in the video, Black stated "I really love the track, that's why I got on board. I've never appeared in a video clip before so it's nice to be involved in something with really relatable lyrics. I think the scenes that we shot are really dramatic and quite emotive with the music."[11] On 6 July 2010, it was announced Black had been cast in US comedy Outsourced. She replaced Jessica Gower in the role of Tonya, "an athletic, statuesque woman who runs a customer service center in India."[12] NBC cancelled Outsourced after one season.[13]

In 2012, Black appeared as Carissa Gibson in the season 13 finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[14] She also filmed her first leading role in the indie film My Funny Valentine.[15] Black was later cast in Jeremy Ervine and David Campbell's first feature film, Lemon Tree Passage, as Amelia Stone.[16] In 2013 Black has filmed roles in Dreamgirl,Perception, Royal Pains and Amnesia.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Black attended St Patrick's Primary School in Mentone, Victoria and she later became a Vice Captain at Beaconhills College.[18] She deferred her Animal Technology studies to pursue an acting career.[18] Black moved to Los Angeles in 2011 and shared an apartment with fellow Australian actor Tim Campbell.[14]

Black is a vegetarian and she starred in an ad campaign for PETA Asia Pacific in 2007. Black donned a gown made entirely of lettuce leaves. She said "[Vegetarianism] is a positive step to help stop animal suffering; it's also great for your health and the environment."[19] Black has supported various charities including the Narre Warren Lighthouse Foundation and the Australian Childhood Foundation.[18][20]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Evil Never Dies Female student
2004 The Secret Life of Us Madelaine Episode: "The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Part 1"
2005 Last Man Standing Chrissie Episode: 1.4
2005–09 Neighbours Elle Robinson Regular role
2009 Emergence Rachel
2009 The Wake Sophie
2010 City Homicide Emily Rigby Episode: "Protection"
2010 Tegan the Vegan Elenore the Carnivore Voice
2010–11 Outsourced Tonya Regular role
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carissa Gibson Episodes: "Rhodium Nights" and "Lost Reputation"
2012 My Funny Valentine Zoe
2013 Lemon Tree Passage Amelia Stone
2013 Royal Pains Monique Episode: Bones to Pick

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.biografias.es/famosos/pippa-black.html
  2. ^ "Pippa Back (Neighbours' Elle Robinson) Interview". Last Broadcast. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Rigden, Clare (17–25 September 2005). "Elle of a girl!". TV Week (ACP Magazines): 4. 
  4. ^ "Neighbours' Pippa Black poses for PETA". Nine News (Ninemsn). 20 November 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fun Fearless Female–09–Vote". Cosmopolitan. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Rowe, Darren (20 June 2009). "Another "Neighbours" star quits". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (21 July 2010). "Black would consider 'Neighbours' return". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Director". Gemma Lee. 26 February 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Wake - 2009 ShortFest". Psfilmfest.org. 14 June 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "In the mag - MasterChef, Sea Patrol, Farmer Wants a Wife". TV Week. Ninemsn. 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Rowe, Darren (30 July 2009). "'Neighbours' stars film music video". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "NBC recasts "Outsourced" role". Reuters. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Rice, Lynette (13 May 2011). "NBC cancels 'The Event' and 'Law & Order: L.A.'". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  14. ^ a b Devlyn, Darren (26 June 2012). "Neighbours star shines on US TV". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Aussie Black makes new order". The Advertiser (News Limited). 7 July 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Fnuky founders begin filming on debut feature Lemon Tree Passage". Mumbrella. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  17. ^ http://www.pippablack.net
  18. ^ a b c Fraser, Rebecca (2 February 2006). "Now, Pippa’s a neighbour, too". Pakenham News (Star News Group). Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  19. ^ "TV Star Goes Green for PETA's Ad Campaign". Scoop.co.nz. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  20. ^ "Celebrity Neighbours unite for Childhood Hero Appeal". Childhoodhero.com.au. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 

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