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Georgina Parker (born 16 December 1964 in Sydneymarker, New South Walesmarker, Australia) is an Australian television and film actress. She grew up in the suburb of St. Ivesmarker.

Personal life

Parker attended St Ives North Public School in primary and attended the all-girls' Abbotsleigh School for Girlsmarker, in Sydney. She has been married since December 1999 to Steve Worland, the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight feature film Bootmen (2000). They have a daughter, Holly, born in September 2000.

Career

Parker was first seen on Australian TV through her role as nurse Lucy Gardiner in A Country Practice from 1989 to 1992. She also appeared as Despina, Memo's love interest, in the 90's sitcom, Acropolis Now and young firefighter "Mad Dog" Cartwright in the first season of Fire . From 1998 until 2005, Parker played Sister Teresa (Terri) Sullivan, a nurse and former nun, on the Australian medical drama series All Saints, for which she was awarded a number of Logies, including 'Most Popualar Actress' in 2001. This saw her pick up the award for the fourth time, having won 3 times from 1991-1993 for here role on A Country Practice. In the 2001 & 2002 Parker won the Gold Logie or 'Most Popular TV Personality' firmly cementing her place as an Australian television favourite.

In 2002, Parker took part in the Australian musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, where she appeared as "Kate Conroy", the daughter of the Station owner, "John Conroy" - and the romantic interest of "Jim Ryan" (The Man).

In 2004 Parker starred in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of 'Scenes From A Separation', as journalist Nina Molyneux. After concluding her work on All Saints in 2005, Parker starred in the Ensemble Theatre's production of 'Chapter Two', starring as actress Jennie MacLaine.

In 2006, she joined the Nine Network to host the new TV show, Clever. She also appears on the ABC children's show Play School and starred in the telemovie 'Stepfather Of The Bride' for the same network. In 2006 she also headlined the Network Ten tele-movie The Society Murders. She was a semi-regular guest on the show The Glass House.She was in The Wiggles Dvd "Racing to the Rainbow"

Georgie Parker suffers from scoliosis and now is the representative of the National Scoliosis Foundation.

Georgie Parker starred in the drama Emerald Falls, which aired on the Network TEN. She also briefly hosted Animal Emergency for Channel Nine in 2008. She also acted as the NSW Premier in the telemovie 'Scorched' for Channel Nine in 2008. Vince Colosimo was also in this telemovie, which was supported by the Australian Film Finance Corporation.

Georgie also released a children's album in 2008.

Awards

Parker has been nominated for Logie Awards several times, and has won many Logies, including two Gold Logie.

Awards for Georgie Parker include:

Won
  • 1990: Logie Award for the Most Popular New Talent (for A Country Practice)
  • 1991: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 1992: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 1993: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 2001: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2001: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2002: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television


Nominated
  • 1999: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2000: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 1999: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2000: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2001: Most Outstanding Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2002: Most Outstanding Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2002: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2003: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2003: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2004: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2005: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television


References

  1. St Ives North Public School Front Gate paving stones


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