|Born||Marisa Julia Siketa
7 November 1990
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Occupation||Actress, Disc Jockey, Animal Ambassador, Traffic Manager|
Marisa Julia Siketa (born November 7, 1990) is an Australian actress, disc jockey, animal ambassador, and traffic manager. She is best known for her role as the first Melanie Atwood on The Saddle Club and Summer Hoyland on Neighbours.
Marisa Siketa was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She joined Screen Actors Australia in 1998 and commenced training in the Geelong studio on weekends. She started off working as an extra on SeaChange and the children's TV series Horace and Tina.
She was cast as Summer Hoyland on Neighbours from 2002 to 2005 before reducing her role to a recurring one to concentrate on her school work and eventually leaving the series in 2007. In October 2009 it was announced the character of Summer Hoyland was being written back into Neighbours, though the role had been recast for unknown reasons. Siketa left "The Saddle Club" after Season 1 due to landing her role on Neighbours, and she was replaced by the late Jessie Jacobs.
Siketa has retired from acting. Siketa has two older siblings named Clinton and Nicole. She is of Croatian descent and speaks the language fluently. Siketa was formerly a DJ at 95.5 K-ROCK. but left in 2014. Siketa is an animal ambassador for the Geelong Animal Welfare Society and a traffic reporter for Grant Broadcasters stations in Victoria.
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