Julia Carolyn Margaret Morris
20 April 1968
Medium Stand-up, television
Dan Thomas (m. 2005)
Julia Carolyn Margaret Morris (born 20 April 1968) is an Australian comedian, actress, writer, television presenter and television producer who has worked extensively in Australian television and radio, touring the country with her solo comedy shows. She relocated to the United Kingdom in 2000, appearing on British television, then returned to Australia in 2007.
Personal life [ edit ]
Morris married British comedian Dan Thomas in
Las Vegas on 31 December 2005. The couple have two daughters, Ruby Charlotte and Sophie Rebecca. [1 ] [2 ]
Television [ edit ]
Morris's first television appearance was in 1985, aged 17, as a contestant on the talent show
. She performed " New Faces Holding Out for a Hero", a Jim Steinman song made famous by Bonnie Tyler, and tied for first place. [3 ]
After several years in variety and stand-up, Morris's her big break came when she joined the ensemble cast of the hit Australian sketch comedy series
in 1995. Full Frontal This led to hosting roles on [4 ] and "The Morris Report" on the live variety series Great Aussie Bloopers , as well as regular appearances on In Melbourne Tonight , The Midday Show , Good Morning Australia and Beauty and the Beast as well as the action series Who Dares Wins . Gladiators [5 ]
Morris relocated to the United Kingdom in 2000. As well as stand-up, she made appearances on the TV quiz
, an episode of the sitcom QI playing a successful beautician, and in the sixth episode of season three of Kathy Griffin's Not Going Out My Life on the D-List, offering advice on the British audiences. Morris also had a stint presenting the BBC's show in 2002. Liquid News
Since her return to Australia in 2007, Morris has made appearances on
, Thank God You're Here , Good News Week , Spicks and Specks , Rove Live and The Singing Office . It Takes Two She won the third season of the reality singing series [5 ] It Takes Two, in which she was partnered with opera singer David Hobson. Her winnings were donated to the Emily Tapp Foundation, a charity dedicated to [6 ] melanoma awareness and prevention. She has also appeared in a series of commercials for [7 ] All-Bran cereal, which also featured fellow actress and comedienne Helen Dallimore.
Morris was the winning contestant on the 2011 series of
, beating teammate The Celebrity Apprentice Australia Jason Coleman, model Jesinta Campbell and AFL footballer Shane Crawford.
Since 2012, Morris has starred as Gemma Crabb in the
Nine Network's Melbourne-made drama series . The show commenced a second season on 8 April 2013. House Husbands
In April 2013, Morris was announced as the new host of television talent show
, which has switched from the Australia's Got Talent Seven Network to the Nine Network. [8 ]
On 1 February 2015, Morris began co-hosting the Australian version of
with I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Chris Brown on Network Ten.
On 31 January 2016, Morris began co-hosting the second season of the Australian version of
, again with I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Chris Brown, also on Network Ten.
Live performance [ edit ]
Morris tours international comedy festivals, appearing at the
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, South Africa's Vodacom Funny Festival, Montreal's Just For Laughs and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She won a Herald Angel Award at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and magazine's Comedy Performer of the Year Award in 2004. Time Out She is a former manager of Sydney's [4 ] Comedy Store venue.
In 1999 Morris toured in the critically acclaimed Australian production of the
Off-Broadway musical . I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
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