Gina Liano

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gina Liano
The Real Housewives Of Melbourne 2016 TV Week Logie Awards (26871490886).jpg
Liano (far right) with her fellow Real Housewives of Melbourne co-stars in 2016
Born Georgina Caroline Italiano
(1966-05-18) 18 May 1966 (age 52)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Italian Australian
Alma mater Monash University
Occupation Barrister, author, entrepreneur
Years active 2014-present
Known for The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Children 2
Relatives Bettina Liano (sister)
Teresa Liano (sister)
Website ginaliano.com

Georgina Caroline Liano (born 18 May 1966) is an Italian-Australian barrister, television personality, author and actress. She is best known for her role in The Real Housewives of Melbourne.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Georgina Caroline Liano was born in Brighton, Victoria, to Italian parents Anita Bonollo and Nicola Italiano.[2] She is one of four siblings. Her sisters Bettina Liano and Teresa Liano are both fashion designers.[3] After graduating from Star of the Sea College in 1983, she attended Monash University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1996.

In 2003, Liano was diagnosed with cancer. She went into remission after 12 months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.[4] She has been divorced twice and is a single mother of two boys, and lives in Melbourne.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1985, Liano went into business with her sisters running a chain of boutiques.[3] Liano was admitted as a lawyer in 1997, and joined the Victorian Bar in 1999. She currently practices in criminal law, intentional torts, commercial law, family law and employment law.[5]

Since 2014, Liano has appeared on the Australian reality television series The Real Housewives of Melbourne.[6]

Her autobiography, Fearless, was published in April 2015.[4] In the same month, Liano joined the cast of Neighbours as Mary Smith.[7] Liano was hired after she impressed casting directors during a screen test.[8] She began filming on 14 April 2015.[8]

In 2015, Liano was a contestant in the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. She withdrew from the competition in the fourth week on medical advice.[9]

In January 2016, it was announced Liano would make her theatre debut, in July 2016, as the wicked stepmother in the pantomime adaptation of Cinderella at The State Theatre in Sydney.[10]

In 2018, Liano appeared as a guest celebrity on Hughesy, We Have a Problem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gina Liano RHOM 2014: Bio, Photos, Twitter, Age, Sign, Ethnicity | Ok! Here is the Situation - OkHitSOk! Here is the Situation – OkHitS". Ok! Here is the Situation. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ Rachel Wells (15 February 2014). "From fashion to stardom, sisters in step". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Duck, Siobhan (2 May 2014). "Gina Liano opens up about cancer, her fashion designer sisters and those bullying Real Housewives". News.com.au. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b Koha, Nuite (6 April 2015). "Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano says she measures success by health not wealth". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Barrister Profile - Gina Liano". Victorian Bar. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ Harnick, Chris (5 March 2015). "Gina Liano Is Here to Entertain You: Meet Your New Favorite Real Housewives Star". E! Online. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Gina Liano's Neighbours role". TV Week (15): 9. 11–17 April 2015.
  8. ^ a b Dennehy, Luke (14 April 2015). "Gina Liano of Real Housewives of Melbourne joins Neighbours cast". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  9. ^ Hoyer, Melissa (20 July 2015). "Gabi Grecko, Geoffrey Edelsten, Mel Greig sign up for Celebrity Apprentice". news.com.au. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Real Housewives of Melbourne's Gina Liano to star in Cinderella pantomime". The Daily Telegraph. Chris Hook. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

External links[edit]