Tempany Deckert

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Tempany Deckert
Born (1978-03-02) 2 March 1978 (age 39)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Website http://www.tempanydeckert.com

Tempany Deckert (born 2 March 1978) is an Australian actress and author, who now resides in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is best known for her role as Selina Roberts on popular soap opera Home and Away starring from 1994-1997, and briefly in 1998.

Early life[edit]

Tempany Deckert was born in 1978 in Melbourne, Australia. She grew up outside the city of Melbourne with her parents and her older sister, make-up artist Kendal Deckert-Tyrrell. Deckert had originally planned to do her HSC, but with receiving a role on Home and Away, she chose acting and deferred her education, planning to return in the future to finish her studies.[1]

Career[edit]

Deckert began her acting career at the age of ten appearing in theatre productions. She trained at MBCTA youth theatre in Melbourne for six years, until she moved to New York City to extend her training as an adult actor. She appeared in a guest role in RFDS, and walk-on roles on Neighbours.[1] At the age of 16, Deckert relocated to Sydney as she received a lead role in Australia's most popular soap opera Home and Away, playing Selina Cook which lasted four years.[2] Her role as 'Selina' earned her a Logie Award nomination for most popular actress in 1996. Deckert's decision to leave Home and Away was for greater fame in the United States, which she has since relocated to, living permanently in Los Angeles, like her former co-stars including Isla Fisher and Melissa George. Following her departure from the show, she appeared on drama series' All Saints and The Secret Life of Us, before landing a role in her first feature film, New Skin, which starred Anthony Hayes and Jessica Napier. In 2009, Deckert starred in her first American feature film, Oral Fixation.

In theatre, Deckert has appeared in several productions including Away at the Black Swan Theatre Company in Western Australia, and the award winning Direct from Broadway at The Edge Theatre in Newtown, Sydney.

Deckert is also the author and illustrator of a number of books including The Green-Eyed Monster, Maddy's Big Break, The Big Fudge, a series of books entitled Fashion Police, and Radio Rebels.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Melancholy Catriona Short film
2002 New Skin Judy
2007 No Pink Erin Short film
2009 Oral Fixation Claire Brady
2016 Somebody's Mother Kathy

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Neighbours Uncredited
RFDS
1994–1998 Home and Away Selina Cook Lead role
Nominated: Logie Award for Most Popular Actress (1996)
1997 Surprise!, Surprise! Herself episode: season 14, episode 11
Light Lunch Herself episode: "G'day, G'day, Yum Yum"
The Big Breakfast[3] Herself 1 episode
1999 All Saints Andrea Carter episode: "Roll the Dice"
First Daughter Cassie Television film
2001 The Secret Life of Us Andrena Television film; episodes: Season 1, episodes 1 & 2
Curse of the Talisman Miranda Television film
2007 Jackie Jackie Donna Television film
2016 Wentworth TBA Season 4

Works[edit]

  • The Green-Eyed Monster - Scholastic Press Australia, 2001. ISBN 1-86504-384-2
  • The Big Fudge Part of "The Shooting Stars" series published by Scholastic Press in Australia, 2002. ISBN 1-86504-400-8
  • Lights ... Camera ... Ghost! ("The Shooting Stars" series) - Scholastic Press Australia, 2002. ISBN 1-86504-398-2
  • The Stage Kiss ("The Shooting Stars" series) - Scholastic Press Australia, 2002. ISBN 1-86504-397-4
  • Maddy's Big Break - ("The Shooting Stars" series) - Scholastic Press Australia, ISBN 979-22-1503-4
  • Understudy to Miss Perfect ("The Shooting Stars" series) - Scholastic Press Australia, 2003. ISBN 1-86504-399-0
  • In Your Dreams - Scholastic Education, Laguna Bay Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-86504-895-X
  • Going Batty - Scholastic Education, Laguna Bay Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-86504-877-1
  • Fashion police : the dorky dance dilemma - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Rae Dale. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0956-6
  • Fashion police : the haunted workroom - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Rae Dale. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0957-4
  • Fashion police : braving the bully - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Rae Dale. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0958-2
  • Fashion police : famous fools - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Rae Dale. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0959-0
  • Radio rebels : radio revolution - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Coral Tulloch. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0964-7
  • Radio rebels : wiped out - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Coral Tulloch. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0967-1
  • Radio rebels : blind revenge - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Coral Tulloch. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0965-5
  • Radio rebels : pug hostage - Tempany Deckert; illustrated by Coral Tulloch. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2007. ISBN 1-4202-0966-3
  • Kids Inc Book Series, The Fashion Police Books 1-4 and Radio Rebels Books 1-4 - Macmillan, Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TEMPANY DECKERT". utvinternet.com. 2 August 1999. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cook, Selina (Roberts)". backtothebay.net. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tempany Deckert". Youtube. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 

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