Vinson at the Paris Hilton: Marquee The Star Sydney 2012
22 July 1983 |
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, singer and model|
Vinson was born in Sydney, New South Wales, where she was raised by her single mother. Her father is from New Zealand but he lives in Canada. Vinson studied with the Australian Theatre for Young People for four years and enrolled as a student in the Brent Street School of Performing Arts, studying dance when she was twelve. On leaving high school, Vinson continued her studies as a full-time student with the Brent Street School.
Vinson played the role of Cassie Turner in the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 2004 to 2008. She joined the show permanently in December 2004, having previously appeared twice on the show as a minor character and auditioning for the role of Martha McKenzie but losing out to Jodi Gordon. In 2006 Vinson was nominated for a TV Week Logie Award for Best New Talent for her performance in Home and Away. In April 2008 Vinson announced she would be leaving the series to pursue a career in the United States. She portrayed the role of Lori Mandel, a pregnant woman held hostage in a bank in CSI: NY Vinson also had a guest role in episode 13 of NCIS, "Broken Bird", which first aired on 13 January 2009. She played the part of an airline hostess named Jeannette. She played a minor role in Cold Case episode "Metamorphosis" as Mia Romanov who worked at the circus.
She has also appeared in other Australian television shows such as Saturday Disney, The Footy Show, and the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children Telethon. For her first film, Vinson was cast as the female lead in the third installment in the Step Up film series, titled Step Up 3D. Filming took place in late 2009 and the film was released on 6 August 2010. She was then cast as one of the leads of Blue Crush 2, which was filmed in mid-2010 and the action thriller No Man's Land directed by Jason Cox. She appeared in Matchbox Twenty's music video "Put Your Hands Up".
Between 2007 and 2008, Sharni was in a relationship with actor A.J. Buckley. Vinson has been in a relationship with actor Kellan Lutz since September 2011. The duo once ended their romance but later reconciled.
|Home and Away||2004–2008||Cassie Turner||TV series|
|My Boys||2008||Caitlin||TV series||One episode|
|CSI:NY||2008||Lori Mandel||TV series||Episode: "Hostage"|
|Austin Gold Hour||2008||Lilly||TV film|
|NCIS||2009||Jeannette||TV series||Episode: "Broken Bird|
|Cold Case||2010||Mia Romanov||TV series||Episode: Metamorphosis"|
|Step Up 3D||2010||Natalie||Film|
|Blue Crush 2||2011||Tara||Film|
|No Man's Land||2011||Film|
- Gordon, Jodi. "Interview". Baygirls. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- Actors Sharni Vinson and AJ Buckley break up
- Soap star's airport rendezvous
- Sharni Vinson's US acting career looking up
- Proud, Amelia (9 November 2011). "Lucky Kellan! Twilight hunk Lutz has a blonde and brunette on his arm at Immortals premiere... co-star Isabel Lucas and new girlfriend Sharni Vinson". Daily Mail. (Associated Newspapers). Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- Eggenberger, Nicole (16 August 2013). "Exclusive: Kellan Lutz, Sharni Vinson Dating Again!". Us Weekly. (Wenner Media LLC). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
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