Jane Kennedy (actress)

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Jane Kennedy
Born Jane Louise Kennedy
(1964-06-09) 9 June 1964 (age 54)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer and author
Spouse(s) Rob Sitch
Children 5

Jane Louise Kennedy (born 9 June 1964) is an Australian actress, comedian, radio presenter, and television producer best known for her work with Working Dog Productions, a group of performers responsible for a variety of television and films. Kennedy has appeared on The Panel, Statement of Comedy and Have You Been Paying Attention?.

Career[edit]

She met the other members of the group, which over time included Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tony Martin, Mick Molloy, and Jason Stephens among others, while working on Melbourne commercial radio on the D-Generation Breakfast Show. Kennedy was not originally a member of the group, but was the newsreader assigned to work with them during their timeslot. The team quickly made a game of trying to make her laugh while she read the news. After their frequent success in this aim led to Kennedy joining the D-Generation as a full time member and she continued to work with them on the radio show. The group stayed together to later write, direct and produce The Late Show, a comedy sketch show, and Frontline, a widely acclaimed spoof of television current affairs in which she played ambitious reporter Brooke Vandenberg.

Since the mid-1990s, Kennedy has mostly stayed behind the camera as a casting director and producer for various Working Dog productions, including their panel talk show The Panel, and the films The Castle and The Dish.

Kennedy also appeared on the radio program Get This occasionally, and has been a semi-regular panellist on television chat show The Circle.

In 2009, Kennedy released her first cookbook, Fabulous Food Minus the Boombah. In 2010, she released her second cookbook, OMG! I Can Eat That? and has since written two other cook books "One Dish Two Ways" and "The Big Book of Fabulous Food".

As of mid-2017 she has been co-hosting Kennedy Molloy, a national drive show on the Triple M Network in 2018 with her long time comedy colleague Mick Molloy.[1][2]

Films[edit]

Year Production Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor Other
2012 Any Questions for Ben? Casting Director
2003 Bad Eggs Yes Role: Parliament House Tour Guide (voice only)
2000 The Dish Yes Yes Casting Director, Music Producer
1997 The Castle Yes Casting Director, Music Supervisor

Television[edit]

Year Production Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor Other
2016–present Have You Been Paying Attention? Yes Role: Herself
2011 Statesmen of Comedy Yes Role: Herself
2009 Thank God You're Here Casting Director, Thanks
2008 The Hollowmen Casting Director
2004 Russell Coights Celebrity Challenge Casting Director
1998–2007 The Panel Yes Yes Role: Herself
1995 Funky Squad Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Cassie
1994–1997 Frontline Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Brooke Vandenberg
1993 The Olden Days Yes Role: Caroline Chisholm (voice only)
Bargearse Yes Role: Natalie Thigh-Blaster (voice only)
1992–1993 The Late Show Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Various characters

Personal life[edit]

Kennedy was born in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell. Kennedy was educated at the Genazzano FCJ College, in Kew, an eastern suburb of Melbourne. She and her husband Rob Sitch have five children and are living in Melbourne.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melina Cruickshank (17 December 2009). "Mum in Profile: Jane Kennedy". Essential Baby. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "OMG! I Can Eat That?". Jane Kennedy. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Wendy Hargreaves (23 October 2011). "Jane Kennedy: Working keeps me sane". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 

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