Kym Wilson

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Kym Wilson
Born (1973-04-01) 1 April 1973 (age 43)
Brisbane, Australia

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 Michael 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.



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