Fiona O'Loughlin

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Fiona O'Loughlin
Birth name Fiona O'Loughlin
Born 1963
Warooka, South Australia
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality Australian
Years active 2000–present
Subject(s) Family, marriage, storytelling

Fiona O'Loughlin (born in 1963) is an Australian comedian, known primarily for her stand-up comedy; for her television performances, on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks, and Channel Ten's Rove Live and GNW; and a series of advertisements for Heinz soups.[1] She has performed as a headline act in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Personal life[edit]

O'Loughlin (née Taheny) was born into an Irish Australian family at Warooka, South Australia, and is herself a mother of five children. She lived in Alice Springs for 27 years but relocated to Melbourne in 2012. Her family, and attitude towards children, make up a large component of her act. She is represented by Live Nation, Australia.

In 2009, O'Loughlin collapsed during a performance in Brisbane. She subsequently announced that she suffers from alcoholism.[2][3]

O'Loughlin is the elder sister of Emily Taheny, also a comedian and formerly a regular cast member of Comedy Inc.


  1. ^ "Look who the Alice has sprung on us" by Lenny Ann Low, The Sydney Morning Herald (11 December 2003)
  2. ^ "Fiona O'Loughlin battles through booze hell" by Geoff Shearer, The Courier-Mail (8 August 2009)
  3. ^ "Comedian Fiona O'Loughlin speaks out about alcohol abuse and attempted suicide". Australian Story - by Brigid Donovan - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (29 September 2014). Retrieved 29 September 2014.  line feed character in |publisher= at position 88 (help)

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