Anna Lise Phillips

Anna Lise Phillips (Australia, 1975) is an Australian actress. She is sometimes credited as Anna Lise, Anna Lise Philips, or Anna-Lise Phillips.

Anna Lise Phillips
Parent(s)Maggi Phillips

Early lifeEdit

Phillips grew up in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia where she was a founding member of the Corrugated Iron Youth Theatre.[1] Her mother was Maggi Phillips, a dancer[2][3] .


Philips' first major film role was in The Boys (1998) shortly followed by Envy (also known as The New Girlfriend) for which she was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film. Other films of note include Sundance award-winning; Animal Kingdom, Walking on Water, BackTrack, The Pack, A Wreck a Tangle, and The Tank.

In 2002 Phillips played Mabel Fine in Icon's telemovie The Three Stooges with Michael Chiklis, Paul Ben Victor, and Evan Handler.

Phillips first acted on television in 2002, starring in Channel 9's Young Lions. In 2009, she appeared as Jeneana Palmer in Channel Seven's TV soap opera Home and Away.

Phillips has appeared in many Australian TV series including McLeod's Daughters, The Secret Life of Us, Farscape, Stingers, Murder Call, Good Guys Bad Guys, Water Rats, Wildside, The Killing Field, Heartbreak High, Terra Nova, Bastard Boys, Crownies, City Homicide.

In 2012, she was cast in a recurring role in the American television series Revolution. Phillips starred in Foxtel's 2014 miniseries Devil's Playground with Toni Collette. In 2016, she starred in US comedy Sensitivity Training, which was also shown at The Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2020, Phillips made a guest appearance in Neighbours as Jenna Donaldson.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Boys Nola
1999 The New Girlfriend Rachel
2000 A Wreck a Tangle Max
2001 WillFull Catherine Waterford
2002 Walking on Water Kate
2003 Clutch Judy Short film
2004 Hooked Rebecca Short film
2009 Dream What You Want Dream Girl Short film
2010 Not Even a Mouse Jasmine Short film
Animal Kingdom Barrister Justine Hopper
Complicity Drowning Woman Short film
2011 Katieland Katie Colvin Short film
2012 Inhuman Resources Shelly Bloom
2015 The Pack Carla Wilson[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Big Sky Melanie Episode: "Boxed In"
1998 A Difficult Woman Cassie TV miniseries
Wildside Laurel Williams Episode: "1.16"
Water Rats Megan Episode: "Soft Target"
Good Guys, Bad Guys Emily Costello Episode: "A Chip Off the Old Potato"
Murder Call Eileen Watson Episode: "Blowing the Whistle"
Stingers Clare Challoner Episode: "Innocents Abroad"
2000 Marriage Acts Anna McKinnon TV film
Farscape Young Nilaam Episode: "Vitas Mortis"
The Three Stooges Mabel Fine TV film
2001 1000 Meilen für die Liebe TV film
2002 The Secret Life of Us Julie Episodes: "A New World Order", "Free Will", "The Grand Delusion"
Young Lions Det. Sr. Const. Cameron Smart Main role (22 episodes)
2004 McLeod's Daughters Bree Plummer Episode: "Make or Break"
2005 Blue Water High Loren's Mum Episode: "3.9"
2007 Bastard Boys Cherie Snape TV miniseries
2009 All Saints Heather Episode: "Dreams and Nightmares"
Home and Away Jenena Palmer Recurring role (6 episodes)
2011 City Homicide Kylie Barnett Episode: "No Greater Honour: Reward Day"
Crownies Sonya Recurring role (5 episodes)
Terra Nova Teresa Episode: "What Remains"
2012 Tricky Business Lara Donnelly Episode: "Mothercraft"
Revolution Maggie Foster Episodes: "Pilot", "Chained Heat", "No Quarter", "The Plague Dogs"
2016 Her Dark Past Alice TV film
2018 Harrow Stephanie Tolson Main role (10 episodes)
2020–2021 Neighbours Jenna Donaldson Recurring character


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  2. ^ "Vale Maggi Phillips » Ausdance | Dance Advocacy".
  3. ^ "Vale Maggi Phillips - Dance Australia".
  4. ^ Julians, Joe (11 August 2020). "New Neighbours arrival to stir up trouble in Erinsborough". Radio Times. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  5. ^ "The Pack (2015) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.

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