Kym Wilson

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Kym Wilson
Born (1973-04-01) 1 April 1973 (age 46)
Years active1990 - present

Kym Wilson (born 1 April 1973) is an Australian actress and former television host.

Early life and career[edit]

Wilson was born in Brisbane, Australia. She completed her secondary education at Stella Maris College, Manly. Her first major role was in the television mini-series Brides of Christ and she remains best known for playing Darcy Hudson in A Country Practice. She was subsequently seen in series such as Heartbreak High and All Saints. Wilson also co-hosted the music program "Video Smash Hits" on the Seven Network.


In 1992, Wilson won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent,[1] as well as being nominated for "Most Popular Actress in a miniseries/telemovie" the same year. She was nominated for "Most Popular Actress" in 1993 and 1994.[2][3]

In 1995, together with then boyfriend Jeremy Sims, Wilson formed the theatrical production company "Pork Chop Productions".

Move to US[edit]

She moved to the United States in 1998 to escape press attention over her affair with Michael Hutchence, where she undertook a three-month acting scholarship assisted by the Winston Churchill Fellowship, which she had won before Hutchence's death on 22 November 1997.

Magazine cover[edit]

Wilson appeared nude on the cover of the May 1999 edition of Australian Playboy,[4] after she was no longer acting regularly in TV series. She previously appeared semi-naked in Black+White magazine.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2008, Wilson was a board member of Australians In Film, based in Los Angeles.[7] She married Sean O'Byrne on 9 October 2009.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Flirting Melissa Miles
1996 The Inner Sanctuary Fiona
1998 Reflections Beth Owens
2010 He She We Cynthia Short
2017 Treehouse Laura Short
2017 Weekend Getaway Blythe Short
2018 Haunted, Horrifying Sounds from Beyond the Grave Wendy Stockdotter Short
2018 Black Knuckle and Deputy Maltese Sheriff Schaefer Short
2019 Reborn Valerie Short, post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Professor Poopsnagle's Steam Zeppelin TV series
1989 A Country Practice Leanne Baxter Episodes: "Fly Away Home: Parts 1 & 2"
1990 Family and Friends Blondie TV series
1991 Brides of Christ Rosemary Fitzgerald TV miniseries
1991–1993 A Country Practice Darcy Hudson Regular role (series 11–13)
1994 Cody: A Family Affair TV film
1994–95 Heartbreak High Sam Robinson Recurring role (series 1)
1995 G.P. Tanya Episode: "Filial Contract"
1995 The Ferals Nikki Episode: "Mixy Mania"
1995 The Man from Snowy River Charlotte Holloway Episodes: "The Railroad", "Fathers and Sons"
1996 McLeod's Daughters Tess McLeod TV film
1997 Water Rats Amanda White Episode: "Closed Circuit"
1998 All Saints Raelene Gregson Episodes: "Terminal Speed", "Heart to Heart", "Nothing But the Truth"
1998 Cody: The Wrong Stuff TV film
1999 Without Warning Josie Newman TV film
2002 The Lost World Narina Episode: "A Witch's Calling"
2018 Big Trouble at Barney's Janice Episode: "Something Slightly Illegal"


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