19 August 1981 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Notable work||Packed to the Rafters|
|Spouse(s)||Daniel MacPherson (m. 2015)|
Zoe Ventoura (born 19 August 1981) is an Australian actress of Greek descent.
In early life she attended Penrhos College in Perth, Western Australia. She is best known for portraying Melissa Rafter (née Bannon) in the original cast of Packed to the Rafters. Her shock on-screen death was the highest rating episode of the hugely popular series, and gained her a nomination for the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress in 2011. That same year, Ventoura starred alongside actor Daniel MacPherson in the Seven Network colonial drama Wild Boys.
Ventoura is also known for starring as Miki Mavros in the SBS television comedy series Kick, for which she earned two Logie nominations. She has also had a number of roles in the theatre, film and other television series such as drama series Last Man Standing, US feature films "Drive Hard", "Fatal Honeymoon" and the horror movie See No Evil. More recently, she has filmed roles in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", and "The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One" by acclaimed director Shane Abbess. In 2016 Zoe starred opposite Matt Nable as Sonya Hyde in the Australian thriller, "Hyde and Seek" for Channel 9.
|2016||Hyde and Seek||Sonya Hyde|
|2013||Knockin' on Doors||Season 1, Episode 2|
|2012||Fatal Honeymoon||Joanna||TV Movie|
|2011||Wild Boys||Mary Barrett||10 episodes|
|2008–2013||Packed to the Rafters||Melissa Bannon||65 episodes|
|2007||Kick||Miki Mavros||13 episodes|
|2005||Last Man Standing||Adele||2 episodes|
|1996||Sweat||Dancer||Season 1, Episode 26|
|2006||See No Evil||Eyeless Women|
|2009||An Unfinished Romance||Flora|
|2014||Drive Hard||Agent Walker|
|2016||Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child||Sgt. Cognit|
|2017||You Can't Play the Game If You Don't Know the Rules||Andrea|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Mayor's wife|
- Bateman, Michelle (2008-12-27). "What's next for Ben and Mel?". TV Week (52). Australia: Pacific Publications. pp. 10–11.
- Molloy, Shannon (20 January 2015). "Daniel MacPherson announces his engagement to girlfriend Zoe Ventoura". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- "Zoe Ventoura and Daniel Macpherson tie the knot low-profile style". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
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