Jolene Anderson

Jolene Anderson (born 26 May 1980 in Kempsey, New South Wales) is an Australian actress and singer. In 2014, she joined the cast of Home and Away as newcomer Neive Devlin.

Jolene Anderson
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Anderson at LA Fashion Week 2011
Born (1980-05-26) 26 May 1980 (age 40)
OccupationActress, singer

From 2006 to 2008 she played the character of Erica Templeton on the drama series All Saints. She is also the winner of the second series of celebrity singing competition It Takes Two.

In 2019 she joined the cast of Harrow for Season 2 as Dr. Grace Molyneux.

CareerEdit

TelevisionEdit

Anderson played Erica Templeton on All Saints until 18 November 2008, when her character was pronounced dead, as she had been missing for 3 weeks. She was one of the younger cast members and reputedly popular with the audience.[citation needed]

In the first episode of the 2007 season of It Takes Two, Anderson and her partner David Campbell performed "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani and scored eights from all four judges giving them a score of 32 and therefore being at the top of the leaderboard for the first episode of the series. She continued to score highly amongst the judges and was one of the favourites for the entire competition. On 19 June 2007, she became the first contestant in the show to score a perfect ten from all four judges on both performances. Anderson and Campbell went on to win It Takes Two on 10 July 2007.

Anderson later accepted the role of "Our Girl" in the Andrew Lloyd Webber song cycle Tell Me on a Sunday. The production had mixed reviews, but Jolene's performance was generally well received, in her musical theatre debut.[1][2]

Anderson hosted Bush Doctors in 2008, introducing and doing voice-overs during the show. The series aired from January to March 2008.

Anderson signed on to become a series regular in the Ten Network cop drama series Rush. Her character, Shannon Henry, made her debut in the series' second season which premiered on 16 July 2009.

In 2019 Anderson joined the cast of Harrow playing Dr. Grace Molyneux, a junior medical examiner with a mysterious past and Harrow's love interest for Season 2.

TheatreEdit

From 14 November 2011 to 10 December 2011, Anderson was cast as the leading role of Hypatia, in Queensland Theatre Company's Fractions, by Marcel Dorney.[3] Hypatia is a brilliant female mathematician and philosopher who, 1600 years ago, was responsible for the Library of Alexandria - a collection of all the knowledge in her world. When political turmoil runs unchecked, religious fanatics threaten to destroy the Library. As Hypatia struggles to save it, she is forced to confront her own prejudice, and to make a terrible choice.[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Adieu Gloria Short film
2011 Game Olivia Short film
2013 Beyond Memories Sophie Short film
2017 Searchers Eden Brooks Television film
2018 Living Space Officer's wife Feature film
2018 515 Indy Short film
2018 Book Week Officer Hurley Short film
2019 Short Sleeves Mrs. McIntyre Short film
2019 Prey Mother Feature film
2019 The Dustwalker Joanne Sharp Feature film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006–2008 All Saints Erica Templeton 106 episodes
2008 Bush Doctors Host
2009–2012 Play School Host
2009–2011 Rush Sergeant Shannon Henry 57 episodes
2012 Dance Academy April 2 episodes
2014–2015 Home and Away Neive Devlin 15 episodes
2019 Harrow Dr. Grace Molyneux 10 episodes

AwardsEdit

Anderson has been nominated for a Logie Award in 2007 for Most Popular New Female Talent for her role as Erica Templeton in All Saints but lost out to Amy Mathews from Home and Away.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=506666[dead link]
  2. ^ Jolene's a one-woman show, BY JODIE MINUS, 30 Jul 2008, Illawarra Mercury:
  3. ^ a b Fractions, Queensland Theatre Company

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