Kellie Crawford

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Kellie Crawford
Kellie Hoggart singing Hi-5 Jan 06 portrait.jpg
Crawford performing in 2006
BornKellie Lynn Hoggart
(1974-05-01) 1 May 1974 (age 44)
Sydney, Australia
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1991–2008, 2018
StylePop, children's music

Kellie Lynn Crawford, née Hoggart (born 1 May 1974) is an Australian singer, actress and children's performer. Crawford was an original member of the Australian children's musical group Hi-5 from 1998 to 2008 and was also a member of pop group Teen Queens. She left Hi-5 in December 2008 after ten years with the group.

Career[edit]

Crawford was born Kellie Lynn Hoggart in 1974. She began her career as a teenager appearing in Pizza Hut commercials. In 1991, at age 17, Crawford along with Liza Witt and Roxanne Clark, would form an idea to bring back music from the past and recreate it as a pop music act. Initially, they tried to launch the project as a television idea set in the themed time of the 1960s. As the group experienced difficulties getting the television show off the ground, they diverted their attentions towards simply creating music. They decided to name the group the Teen Queens and from 1991 to 1993 the group released three top ten ARIA singles.

After the group split in 1993, Crawford continued to act in television and movies, and appear in commercials for companies such as Pizza Hut.

Crawford was originally cast as Tracy Russell in Australia's long running sitcom Hey Dad..! but was replaced by Belinda Emmett.

Crawford's next breakthrough would come in 1998 when she was enlisted to join the new children's band and television show Hi-5 as the group's oldest and most commercially experienced member. She features with a puppet named "Chatterbox", better known as "Chats", voiced originally by co-cast member Charli Robinson. Kellie and Chats' segment of the show promotes and educates children on language skills and recognition of sounds and noises.

In October 2008, she announced that she would quit Hi-5 after ten years of commitment to the group alongside Nathan Foley.[1]

Crawford was announced as a judge for the Seven Network's talent program All Together Now in 2018.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Sydney, Kellie was educated at the Meriden School in Strathfield, a suburb of Sydney. Kellie is the younger of two girls. Her older sister's name is Kylle.

Through the show, she became good friends and eventually began dating fellow Hi-5 cast member Nathan Foley. The couple became engaged in 2005 to be married in March 2007. On 7 December 2006, it was reported that Kellie and Nathan had decided to end their engagement. Apparently, their breakup had occurred some time prior to the report. It is unknown whether the breakup was on amicable terms or otherwise.[3]

In 2007, Kellie became engaged to Addam Crawford. They married in May 2008.[4]

In 2012, Kellie now works for a Sydney Catholic School performing arts group called CaSPA (Catholic Schools Performing Arts Sydney). Throughout this career she acts as a mentor for other young performers and takes part in stage/logistics work.

In 2017, Kellie is now a professional makeup artist.

Filmography[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999-2008 Hi-5 Presenter Series 1 to 10
2018 All Together Now Judge Series 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kellie Crawford quits Hi-5". NewsComAu. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  2. ^ Knox, David (11 June 2018). "Talent takes to All Together Now's 100 judges". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Hi-5 wedding called off". news.com.au. 7 December 2006. Archived from the original on 8 December 2006.
  4. ^ Brown, Jenny (6 June 2008). "Kellie Hoggart's whirlwind wedding". Woman's Day. Archived from the original on 24 April 2009.

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