Jane Kennedy (actress)
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Jane Louise Kennedy
9 June 1964
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer and author|
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?. She currently co-stars with Mick Molloy in their Kennedy and Malloy radio program.
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, Frontline, a widely acclaimed spoof of television current affairs in which she played ambitious reporter Brooke Vandenberg, and Funky Squad, a retro styled spoof of 70s police dramas.
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.
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".
|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|
|2013–present||Have You Been Paying Attention?||Yes||Role: Herself & Fill-in Quiz Master|
|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|
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.
- Leedham, Nicole (16 October 1995). "Back-door view of 'Frontline'". Canberra Times. p. 34. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- Rosenburg, Jan (24 April 1995). "Young, Hip and groovy". Canberra Times. p. 29. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- Melina Cruickshank (17 December 2009). "Mum in Profile: Jane Kennedy". Essential Baby. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- "OMG! I Can Eat That?". Jane Kennedy. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010.[dead link]
- Wendy Hargreaves (23 October 2011). "Jane Kennedy: Working keeps me sane". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2015.