Sharni Vinson

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Sharni Vinson
Sharni Vinson 2011.jpg
Vinson in 2012
Born (1983-07-22) 22 July 1983 (age 31)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer and model
Years active 2001–present

Sharni Vinson (born 22 July 1983) is an Australian model, actress and dancer known for her work in the soap opera Home and Away, Bait 3D and the films Step Up 3D and You're Next.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] 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 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".[citation needed]. She had the lead role in 2013's You're Next.

Personal life[edit]

Between 2007 and 2008, Sharni was in a relationship with actor A.J. Buckley.[2][3][4] From September 2011 until mid 2013 she was in a relationship with actor Kellan Lutz.[5][6]


Film and television credits
Title Year Role Medium Notes
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
Bait 3D 2012 Tina Film
You're Next 2013 Erin Film
Patrick 2013 Kathy Jacquard Film


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