Saskia Burmeister

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Saskia Burmeister
Saskia Burmeister at Tropfest 2012.jpg
Saskia Burmeister at Tropfest 2012
Born Saskia Burmeister
(1985-02-12) 12 February 1985 (age 29)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Jamie Croft (m. 2008)
Relatives Martika Sullivan (sister)

Saskia Burmeister (born 12 February 1985[1] in New South Wales) is an Australian actress. She is most known for her roles in Hating Alison Ashley and Sea Patrol.

Early and personal life[edit]

Burmeister grew up in Bellingen on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales.[2] She was educated at Mosman High School in Sydney and trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People.

In February 2008, Burmeister married Australian actor Jamie Croft.[3] Burmeister first met Croft at a film audition and after they played a couple in The Pact, they began dating.[3] During an interview with Lucy Meyer of The Sydney Morning Herald, Burmeister and Croft have two sons together, one born in May 2012, the other in June 2014.[4] [5]

Career[edit]

During high school, Burmeister performed in various theatre productions including Blackrock, The Merchant of Venice and Chapel Perilous.

Burmeister joined the cast of Wicked Science as Dina Demiris in 2003.[6] She appeared in the 2005 comedy film Hating Alison Ashley and received a nomination for Best Lead Actress from the Australian Film Institute (AFI) for her performance.[7][8]

Burmeister made a guest appearance in Blue Heelers and earned the 2006 AFI award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Series for her performance in episode 493.[6][9]

In 2007, Burmeister joined the cast of Sea Patrol as Nikki Caetano.[10] That same year, Burmeister appeared in The Jammed and earned an AFI nomination for Best Supporting Actress.[11]

On 24 April 2011, Lizzy Lovette of The Sun-Herald reported Burmeister had joined the cast of Home and Away.[12] Burmeister had an extended guest role as Tegan Callahan.[13] The actress bleached her usual brown hair blonde for the part.[12] Burmeister's younger sister, Martika Sullivan, also landed a role in the show at the same time.[13]

Burmeister joined the cast of Black & White & Sex in 2012, and had a guest role in Tricky Business.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Water Rats Victoria St. Clair Episode: "Low Blows"
2002 The Junction Boys Joyce
2003 Ned Kelly Jane Jones
2003 The Pact Young Susan Tuttle
2004 Thunderstruck Chloe
2003–04 Wicked Science Dina Demiris
2005 Jewboy Rivka
2005 Hating Alison Ashley Erica Yurken
2005 The Glenmoore Job Sally
2005 Blue Heelers Ashley Barker Episode: "Child's Play"
2007 Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji Pirate Lily
2007 The Jammed Vanya
2007–09 Sea Patrol Nikki Caetano
2009 Kind of Man Chloe Short film
2009 Storage Zia
2010 Rampage
2011 Cold Sore Jenna Short film
2011 Rescue Special Ops Annie Griffin Episode: "Storm Chaser"
2011 Home and Away Tegan Callahan
2011 Underbelly: Razor Ida Maddocks Episode: "The Darlinghurst Outrage"
2012 Black & White & Sex Angie 7
2012 Min Min Celeste Short film
2012 Tricky Business Zoe Platt Episode: "Space and Time"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saskia Burmeister Acting Credits". [dead link]
  2. ^ Marianne Bilkey. "Boot camp, blisters and best friends (Saskia Burmeister) (?/07)". 
  3. ^ a b "Saskia's big day". Woman's Day. Ninemsn. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Meyer, Lucy (7 March 2012). "My Sydney: Saskia Burmeister". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  5. ^ http://instagram.com/p/o1zebhM-0d/
  6. ^ a b Brady, Nicole (4 October 2005). "Blue Heelers". The Age (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Philippa Hawker (4 Oct 2005). "Hating Alison Ashley". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 
  8. ^ "The full list of AFI nominees". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 21 October 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "2006 Winners & Nominees". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sea Patrol Saskia Burmeister (Lieutenant Nikki Caetano)". 
  11. ^ "Full list of AFI nominations". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 29 October 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Lovette, Lizzy (24 April 2011). "No more nice girl". The Sun-Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Clune, Richard (22 May 2011). "Saskia Burmeister loves playing the bad girl in Home And Away". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 19 July 2011. 

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