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Alison Whyte (born 1968 in Tasmania) is an Australian actress best known for her role on the Australian television series Frontline and Satisfaction.

A former student of classical ballet, Whyte graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts before rising to prominence on Australian television for her role as the moralising producer Emma Ward on Frontline, the ABC's parody of current affairs programs – a role for which she won a Logie Award. From 2007 to 2010 she played Lauren, the housewife-turned-prostitute on Satisfaction. She won the 2008 silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Female Actress for this role.

Her other television roles have included the legal comedy-drama Marshall Law 2002 with Lisa McCune and William McInnes, and Good Guys Bad Guys. In addition to television roles, she has appeared in the two-actor film Saturday Night, with Aaron Pedersen. She has also worked in theatre, with stage roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. In 2008, she appeared in a production of David Williamson's play Don's Party at the Sydney Opera House. She has also guest starred in an episode of City Homicide.

From 1995 to 2007 Whyte and her husband Fred Whitlock ran the Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford, Melbourne. The couple then went on to own the Yarra Glen Grand Hotel, in the Yarra Valley; which they sold in 2015. Whyte has visited Vietnam and Cambodia as a spokesperson for Oxfam.

In 2010, Whyte won Best Female Actor in supporting role in a play at the 10th Annual Helpmann Awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, directed by Simon Phillips.[1]




Year Title Role Notes
2000 Saturday Night Simone
2003 Subterano JD
2003 Roundabout Angela Taylor Short
2007 The Jammed Mrs. Glassman
2010 Centre Place Jo
2015 The Dressmaker Marigold Pettyman
2015 Emily Emily Short


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Bony Gina TV series
1990 Neighbours Amber Martin Recurring role
1990 Skirts Natalie "Sons and Lovers"
1991 Kelly Cathy Taylor "The Fire"
1991 Boys from the Bush Eva "State and Commonwealth"
1993 All Together Now Harriet Guest "Killing Me Softly", "I Am Woman"
1994 Blue Heelers Janelle Davis "The First Stone"
1994–97 Frontline Emma Ward Main role
1996 The Glynn Nicholas Show Fifi Regular role
1996 G.P. Tracey "Drowning by Numbers"
1997 Kangaroo Palace Barbara TV film
1997 Good Guys Bad Guys: Only the Young Die Good Stella Kinsella TV film
1997–98 Good Guys, Bad Guys Stella Kinsella Main role
1998 State Coroner Jessica Geddes "Body of Evidence"
1998 Driven Crazy Mrs. Bourke Main role
1999 SeaChange Katrina Fennessy "Vaya Con Dios to All That", "Broken Hearts and Crustaceans", "Sink or Swim"
2000 Introducing Gary Petty Flight Attendant "The Flight Attendant Who Did Me Wrong"
2001 Dogwoman: The Legend of Dogwoman Jacinta Davies TV film
2002 Marshall Law Verity Marshall Main role
2003 CrashBurn Gillian "A Red Mexican Warehouse"
2006 Small Claims: The Reunion Pip TV film
2006 Real Stories Vicky Welsh "1.2"
2007 City Homicide Petra Milde "Envelope Day"
2007–10 Satisfaction Lauren Main role
2009–10 Tangle Nicky Barnham Recurring role
2012 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Joyce Gaskin "Death by Miss Adventure"
2015 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Monika Goodman "King of the Lake"
2015 Glitch Lucy Fitzgerald "Miracle or Punishment", "The Impossible Triangle"
2016 The Kettering Incident Deb Russell Main role


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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