Genevieve Morris

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Genevieve Morris (born 1967) is an Australian comedian and actress, best known for being among the regular cast on the popular comedy series Comedy Inc[1] and appearing in a popular advertising campaign for ANZ.[2]

She has also had recurring roles in Seven Network police dramas Blue Heelers and City Homicide.[3] She has performed in various stage productions since the early 1990s including the 2009 comedy show Spontaneous Broadway as Dame Helen Highwater, alongside Ross Daniels, Julia Zemiro and Geoff Paine.[3][4]

In 2010, she appeared in multiple television commercials for ANZ bank portraying "Barbara the bank manager".[5] In 2011, Morris was part of the ensemble cast of the short-lived television series Ben Elton Live From Planet Earth where she was considered by some to be the program's breakout star.[6] In 2013, she was a cast member of Wednesday Night Fever[7]

More recently, she has starred in the crime comedy series No Activity as dispatch officer Carol.[8] She also starred as a sonographer in a Doritos television commercial which was the runner-up in the 2016 Crash the Super Bowl competition.

In 2017, Morris was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, forcing her to pull out of a starring role in comedy series Sando[9] with her role re-cast while she sought treatment.[10] Morris is in remission after chemotherapy, and continued guest roles in The Family Law and True Story with Hamish & Andy as well as stage work.[9]

In 2019, Morris will join the second season of comedy Squinters.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Circle of Lies Pamela Stammer
The Anti-Social Network Laptop Thief Short film
2011 Little Johnny the Movie Little Johnny Voice role
2000 Trapped Fran
1999 Strange Fits of Passion Church Woman
1997 Back from the Dead Ruby
1994 Metal Skin Drag Fan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Sexy Herpes Barb 6 episodes
2016 Little Acorns Chef 2 episodes
Producer (9 episodes)
Comedy Showroom Wendy Segment: Bleak
2015–present No Activity Carol Main cast
2015 Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane Police Woman 2 episodes
2013 Wednesday Night Fever Various characters 7 episodes
Writer (1 episode)
2011 Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth Various characters 3 episodes
2008-2011 City Homicide Rhonda 'Ronnie' Lafferty 22 episodes
2003-2006 Comedy Inc. Various characters 75 episodes
2003 MDA Sue Berry Episode: "Second Bite"
2000 Dogwoman: Dead Dog Walking Arlene TV Movie
1998 Small Tales & True Moi Episode: "Holy Matrimony"
1997 State Coroner Helen Lawler Episode: "'Till Death Do Us Part"
1994-2001 Blue Heelers Various characters 5 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Some funny things about City Homicide
  2. ^ Rolfe, John (25 February 2010). "Thirty seconds of fame for Genevieve Morris after THAT bank ad". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Genevieve Morris (JM Agency)
  4. ^ Spontaneous Broadway (Australian Stage)
  5. ^ Breaking Campaign: Barbara the Bank Manager talks fees in ANZ ad
  6. ^ Knox, David (9 February 2011). "Genevieve is all Front on Planet Earth". TV Tonight.
  7. ^ Knox, David (3 July 2013). "Warning: Political comedy may offend". TV Tonight.
  8. ^ Tan, Monica (22 October 2015). "No Activity: will it do for Stan what House of Cards did for Netflix?". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  9. ^ a b Groves, Don (9 May 2018). "Genevieve Morris continues her comeback in 'Ride Like a Girl'". If.com.au.
  10. ^ Knox, David (5 September 2017). "Sacha Horler steps into ABC comedy Sando". TV Tonight.
  11. ^ Knox, David (25 November 2018). "Upfronts 2019: ABC". TV Tonight.