Anne Tenney

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Anne Tenney
Born1954 (age 67–68)
Sydney, Australia
SpouseShane Withington

Anne Tenney (born 1954) is an Australian film, television and theatre actress, perhaps best known for her role as Melissa "Molly" Jones in the television drama A Country Practice, Liz Taylor in Always Greener and Sal Kerrigan opposite Michael Caton in the major hit film The Castle. Tenney started her career in guest roles in several Australian drama series, before joining the cast of A Country Practice in 1981. She left the show in 1985. She was then to have roles in Police Rescue, Brides of Christ, E Street, Water Rats, Always Greener, All Saints, headLand and Packed to the Rafters[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Australian Summer unknown role Film short
2013 The Gift Grace Film short
Spit Mum
2003 Subterano Elaine
1997 The Castle Sal Kerrigan
1996 Dead Heart Sarah
1989 Luigi's Ladies Jane


Year Title Role Notes
2022 Underbelly: Vanishing Act Barbara Grimley TV miniseries
2021 Back to the Rafters Charmaine Season 1, 1 episode
2018 Studio 10 Herself & Noel Hodda TV show
2017-2019 Drop Dead Weird Mrs. O'Shea/Arminta Fogle TV series
2017 The Morning Show Herself TV show
2015;2018 Studio 10 Herself TV series, 1 episode
2013 Cliffy Eunice TV Movie
2010 Today Tonight Herself TV show
2006 Where Are They Now? Herself TV show
2005–2006 Headland Kerry Lewis 13 episodes
2005 All Saints Trish Turner 3 episodes
2001–2003 Always Greener Liz Taylor 50 episodes
2001 Good Morning Australia Herself TV series, 1 episode
1998 Murder Call Nerida Hertzberg Season 2, Episode 5
1997–1999 Water Rats Gail Hawker 5 episodes
1997 Big Sky Gillian Masters 1 episode
1995–1996 G.P. Jenny King 3 episodes
1995 Fire Anne Risdale 4 episodes
1994 Escape from Jupiter Helen TV miniseries
1991 Brides of Christ Liz Heffernan
Police Rescue Katie McCarthy Season 1, Episode 9
1990 Elly & Jools Anna Trevaller TV miniseries
1988 Fragments of War: The Story of Damien Parer Marie Parer TV Movie
1987 Takeover Hilda Oppenheimer
1985 Flight into Hell Kate Webber TV miniseries
1981–1985 A Country Practice Melissa 'Molly' Jones 299 episodes
1981 Bellamy Eileen Season 1, Episode 11
1980 Australian Theatre Festival: The Department unknown role ABC Teleplay
1980 Timelapse unknown role ABC TV series
1979 Skyways Season 1, Episode 128


In 1985, Tenney won the 'Most Popular Lead Actress' award at the Logies for her role as Melissa 'Molly Jones' in A Country Practice. Tenney went on to win 'NSW Most Popular Female' and 'Most Popular Australian Actress' in 1986 for the same role.[2][3]


Tenney grew up in Sydney, Australia, graduating from Acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1979.[4] She is married to actor Shane Withington, who played her on screen husband on A Country Practice.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Always Greener: biographies". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  2. ^ "1985 - The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7 TV. Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  3. ^ "1986 - The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7 TV. Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  4. ^ "NIDA - All Alumni". NIDA. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  5. ^ "50 most memorable TV moments". TV Week. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Inside Shane Withington and Anne Tenney's private marriage". New Idea. Are Media PTY LTD. Retrieved 18 November 2022.

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