Brenna Harding

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Brenna Harding
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Harding at the opening night of Anna Karenina in 2013
Born (1996-05-19) 19 May 1996 (age 22)
Years active2009-present

Brenna Harding (born 19 May 1996) is an Australian actress, best known for her role as Sue Knight in the television series Puberty Blues.


Harding's first television appearance was in 2004, appearing in a clip for Play School's "Through the Window" segment.[1] The clip showed Harding and her two mums on a trip to an amusement park, and attracted controversy from the media and politicians for showing homosexual parents.[1][2][3]

Harding began performing in the late 2000s through holiday drama courses, then moved on to television roles with an appearance in My Place and a three-episode run in season 3 of Packed to the Rafters.[1][2] Her first major television role was as Sue Knight in Puberty Blues, one of the two teenage girls who were the main characters of the 1979 novel of the same name.[1] Harding's role in the series led to her receiving the 2013 Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent, as well as being nominated for the 2013 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer, and nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Young Actor at the 2nd AACTA Awards in 2013.[4][5][6] In 2017, she appeared in "Arkangel", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[7]


Harding is a campaigner for LGBT rights, appearing with her mothers before the 2009 New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into same-sex adoption reform. As of 2012 she was the president of gay rights group "Wear it Purple".[4][8] She is also credited as one of the authors of the children's books The Rainbow Cubby House, Koalas on Parade, Going to Fair Day and My House, along with her mother Vicki.[9] In 2015 Brenna founded Sydney-based feminist collective Moonlight Feminists.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 My Place Kath Episode: "1928 Birdie"
2010 Packed to the Rafters Georgia 3 episodes
2012-2014 Puberty Blues Sue Knight Series regular
2015 A Place to Call Home Rosie O'Connell Recurring (series 3), series regular (series 4); 22 episodes
2016 Secret City Cassie 4 episodes
2016 The Code Alyse Baxter 4 episodes
2017 Black Mirror Sara Episode: "Arkangel"
2018 Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Herself Episode: Season 5, Episode 1


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Shelling Pass Amy Short
2013 The Road Home Girl with Reindeer Ears Short
2013 Turning Anges Segmet: "Cockleshell"
2017 Floc Hannah Short
2017 Bring Me Back, Ma Alicia Short


  1. ^ a b c d "Brenna outs herself as show's star". The Daily Telegraph. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Rigden, Claire (13 March 2014). "No puberty blues for Brenna Harding". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  3. ^ Cunningham, Jane (28 September 2004). "Playschool Mums". George Negus Tonight People. Episode 134. ABC. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b Akersten, Matt (8 April 2013). "Logie winner thanks her two mums". Archived from the original on 19 June 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  5. ^ "2013 Logie Awards". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Winners & Nominees: 2nd AACTA Awards". Australian Film Institute/Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  7. ^ Haring, Bruce (August 25, 2017). "'Black Mirror': Season 4 Cast & Episode Info, Teaser Trailer Released By Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  8. ^ Dent, Nick (17 October 2012). "30 Under 30: Ashleigh Cummings and Brenna Harding". Time Out Sydney. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  9. ^ Gibson, Jano (29 May 2006). "Gay books at daycare 'inappropriate'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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