Sibylla Budd

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Sibylla Budd
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Budd at the 2016 TV Week Logie Awards
Sibylla Marguerite Budd

c. 1976 (age 45–46)
Years active2000–present

Sibylla Budd (born c. 1976)[1] is an Australian actress perhaps best known for her roles in the television series The Secret Life of Us and Winners & Losers.

Early life[edit]

Budd grew up in Canberra, attended Canberra Girls' Grammar School and graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in 2000.[2]


In 2000 Budd appeared in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) soap opera Something in the Air playing Sharon. In 2001 she was the leading female in The Bank as Michelle Roberts, and played Sam Cooper in the TV mini-series The Farm. That year she also began playing her break-out role of Gabrielle Kovich in The Secret Life of Us.[3]

Budd left The Secret Life of Us in late 2003 a year before the series was cancelled. In 2005 she joined the cast of medical drama series All Saints playing Dyanna Richardson whose role was Nursing Unit Manager.[4] In 2007 Budd appeared in Channel Nine's naval drama, Sea Patrol as marine biologist Ursula Morrell and in the feature film directorial debut of Gallipoli actor Mark Lee in The Bet, starring alongside Matthew Newton, Aden Young and Australian acting veteran Roy Billing.

Budd also had a guest role in an episode of the Australian comedy series, Kath & Kim as character Sharon Strezlecki's childhood friend.

In 2008 Budd appeared in the $40million advertising campaign to sell Australia, directed by Baz Luhrmann for Tourism Australia entitled "Come Walkabout" with Matthew Le Nevez.[5]

In 2013 Budd appeared on Seven Network's Winners & Losers in Season 3 Episode 3 as the Head of Emergency. She also had a guest-starring role in Peter Helliar's series for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation series, It's a Date.

After the 2003 season of Secret Life, Budd joined her co-star Deborah Mailman on a journey to Tanzania with World Vision. The documentary The Secret Life of Tanzania was screened on Australian television in January 2004.

In August 2006 Budd was appointed member of the Advertising Standards Bureau, an advertising industry self-regulation body concerned with standards of advertising material in print, television and radio media.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
2020 Mint Condition Audrey Online comedy/drama series
2016 Tomorrow, When the War Began Rachel TV series
2015 Jump! Melody Merriwether Short film
2015 Tattoo Tales Narrator Documentary TV series
2013–2015 Winners and Losers Carla Hughes TV series
2014 Rake Mrs. Guilfoyle QC TV series, 1 episode
2014 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Martha Harris TV series, 1 episode: A Foreign Field
2013 Redfern Now Detective Morris TV series, 1 episode: Babe in Arms
2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Renee Fleuri TV series, 1 episode: Murder à la Mode
2013 It's a Date Imogen TV series, 2 episodes
2012 Pause Voice Short film
2008 Canal Road Daina Connelly TV series
2007 Sea Patrol Dr. Ursula Morrell TV series, series 1
2007 September Miss Gregory
2006 The Book of Revelation Deborah
2005–2006 All Saints Deanna Richardson TV series
2006 The Bet Tory
2003 Kath and Kim Lisa-Marie TV series, 1 episode: The Moon
2001–2003 The Secret Life of Us Gabrielle Kovich TV series
2001 The Farm Sam Cooper TV mini-series
2001 The Bank Michelle
2001 The Secret Life of Us Gabrielle Kovich TV film
2000 Something in the Air Sharon TV series, 1 episode: We'll Talk About It in the Morning


  1. ^ Rocca, Jane (18 July 2020). "How Sibylla Budd's childhood inspired her career direction". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Melb Uni Graduate Database".
  3. ^ Internet Movie Database, "Sibylla Budd", Accessed 4 March 2010
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Baz is the buzz in US adland", Brisbane Times,

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