Simmone Jade Mackinnon

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Simmone Jade Mackinnon
Born Simone Jade Mackinnon[1]
(1973-03-19) 19 March 1973 (age 41)
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Residence Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Other names Monie Mack, Simmo
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Partner(s) Jason Momoa (?–2006)
Dominic James (?–?); 1 child
Children Madigan James Mackinnon

Simone Jade Mackinnon (born 19 March 1973) is an Australian actress.

Early life[edit]

Mackinnon was born Simone Jade Mackinnon in Mount Isa, Queensland in 1973 to Ian and Annette Mackinnon. She has a brother and a sister, Robbie and Kym.[1] She and her family later uprooted to Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. She is of Scottish descent.

Career[edit]

Mackinnon began her acting career in 1988, appearing in the Australian feature film Something About Love. Two further features followed, Dating the Enemy and Dust of the Wings, for which she appeared in small roles, although her role in Dust of the Wing was a much larger part. In 1997, she began to appear on television. She had a guest appearance on the fantasy television series Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord, a sequel to the original series Spellbinder. Mackinnon is known for her role in the Baywatch spin-off series Baywatch Hawaii, where she played the role of 'Allie Reese' opposite David Hasselhoff. She appeared as a regular during the shows first season. MacKinnon is best known for her role as 'Stevie Hall' (later 'Hall-Ryan') in the Logie Award-winning Australian television series McLeod's Daughters, where she appeared at the end of season three through the final season in 2009. Her role as Stevie had earned her several Logie Award nominations, for Most Popular New Female Talent[2] and Most Popular Actress.[3][4][5] In 2007 & 2009, she received Gold Logie Award nominations.[3][5][6][7] Mackinnon's other television work includes roles on Water Rats, All Saints, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, The Cut, Rescue: Special Ops, Cops L.A.C. and City Homicide. In 2001, she appeared with Powers Boothe in the television mini-series Attila, which also featured Gerard Butler, and in 2003, she starred in the Syfy television film Deep Shock. Mackinnon had also played roles in three direct-to-video films, Python, Dark Waters and Submission, in which she also served as producer.

From 1993 to 1995 she toured with the musical Cats (in the role of the cat "Cassandra") through Australia and Asia. In June 2009, Mackinnon appears as a presenter along host Karl Stefanovic and Scott Cam in Random Acts of Kindness on the Nine Network. Mackinnon completed a second season of Random Acts of Kindness in January 2010.

On 4 March 2012, it was announced Mackinnon had joined the cast of Neighbours as Zoe Alexander.[8] The actress began appearing on screen from May and she relocated to Melbourne for filming.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mackinnon gave birth to her first child, a boy, Madigan James Mackinnon, on 19 March 2010, her 37th birthday.[9]

Dogs have always been a part of her life. She was named an RSPCA superhero "for giving love, respect and support to all animals".[10] As a child traveling with her parents, she found an abandoned Australian Cattle Dog, and since then has had ACDs in her life. Her current dogs are Australian Cattle Dog Maha Kala and terrier Mr Miyagi.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Something About Love Therapist
1996 Dating the Enemy Doctor's Assistant
1997 Dust of the Wings Mel
1997 Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord TV Girl Episode: "Sun Becomes a Star"
1998 Water Rats Bianca Mathias Episode: "Epiphany"
1998–1999 All Saints Stripper/Kimberly 'Krystal' Woods Episodes: "Christmas Spice", "Getting to Know You"
1999 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Elura Episode: "Nectar"
1999–2000 Baywatch Hawaii Allie Reese 24 episodes
2001 Attila N'Kara/Ildico Television mini-series
2002 Python 2 Nadia Direct-to-video
2003 Dark Waters Robin Turner Direct-to-video
2003 Deep Shock Dr. Anne Fletcher Televisiion film
2006 Submission Dominique Producer; direct-to-video
2003–2009 McLeod's Daughters Stevie Hall (Stevie Hall-Ryan) Lead role; 154 episodes
Nominated — Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (2004)
Nominated — Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2007)
Nominated — Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2007)
Nominated — Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2008)
Nominated — Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2009)
Nominated — Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2009)
2009 The Cut Dominica Blaine Episode: "Pursed Lips"
2009 Rescue: Special Ops Fiona Charlton 5 episodes
2010 Cops L.A.C. Justine Taylor Episode: "The Killer Wore Sneakers"
2010 City Homicide Liz Chisholm Episode: "Atonement"
2009–2011 Random Acts of Kindness Herself, presenter Seasons one and two
2012 Neighbours Zoe Alexander

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SIMMONE JADE MACKINNON". mcleodstoechter.de. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Logie Awards - Most Popular New Female Talent". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Logie Awards". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Most Popular Actress". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "2009 Logie Awards". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "2007 logies kate ritchie winning gold logie". YouTube. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Simmone Jade Mackinnon - Gold Logie Nomination 2009". YouTube. 4 May 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Dennehy, Luke (4 March 2012). "Mackinnon goes from farm life into the suburbs". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Simmone Jade Mackinnon: Meet my baby – New Idea Magazine – Yahoo!
  10. ^ a b "Memoirs of a Superhero – Simmone Jade Mackinnon". Dogs Life. Universal Magazines. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 

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