Kate Jenkinson

Kate Jenkinson is an Australian actress, known for her various roles on The Wedge, as well as her role of Kendall Quinn on Super Fun Night. She is known for her role as Allie Novak in the Australian hit TV series Wentworth.

Kate Jenkinson
Born
Kate Ellen Jenkinson

24 August 1981
Other namesJenko
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Known forWentworth
Partner(s)Nathan Harding

EducationEdit

Jenkinson graduated from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2004, winning the Nigel Rideout Award and has since been working constantly in drama and comedy on both stage and screen.[1]

CareerEdit

In 2005, Jenkinson was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for her role as Julia in Black Swan's production of Zastrozzi and was a regular on the TV comedy series The Wedge from 2005–07.[2][3] She appeared as herself on Thank God You're Here in 2006–07, as well as Forgotten Cities, a new pilot for Working Dog.

In 2007, she was in an episode of Shaun Micallef's Newstopia and had a lead guest role on the Channel 9 drama series, Canal Road. She began 2008 in the MTC production of Don Juan in Soho before commencing as a regular on SBS's Bogan Pride[4] and guest roles on Rush, Satisfaction, "Tangle", and "Whatever Happened to That Guy". In 2013, she joined the cast of fellow Australian Rebel Wilson's TV series Super Fun Night.[5] In 2015, she played Carol, the daughter of the title character in Shaun Micallef's sitcom The Ex-PM.[6]

In 2015, Jenkinson joined the cast of Wentworth as prison inmate Allie Novak[7] and has just completed filming Season 5, which is due to air in April 2017 in Australia. Season 6 was confirmed in May 2017 and filming began a few weeks later, with Jenkinson confirmed to be back on set for season 6.

On 30 April 2019, it was announced that Jenkinson had joined the cast of Australian Medical drama, Doctor Doctor (known as The Heart Guy internationally). Details of her character have not yet been released, but she will begin appearing in the fourth season, which commenced filming in April 2019.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Theatre
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Zastrozzi Julia Black Swan Theatre[9]
2008 Don Juan in SoHo Mattie/Dalia Melbourne Theatre Company[10]
2010 The Graduate Elaine Robinson Kay + McLean[11]
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005–07 The Wedge Various
2006–07 Thank God You're Here Herself
2007 Forgotten Cities Various
2007 Newstopia Amanda Episode: "Ghosts of Christmas Past"
2008 Canal Road Felicity
2008 Bogan Pride Tizneen
2008–09 Rush Nina Wise
2009 Whatever Happened to That Guy? IVF Nurse
2009–10 Satisfaction Jemima
2009–12 Tangle Melanie
2010 City Homicide Lara Conlon
2010 Wilfred Caddy
2010–12 Lowdown Samantha
2011 Killing Time Wendy Peirce
2012 Agony Aunts Herself
2012 The Straits Antoinette Montebello
2012 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Isabella
2011–13 Offspring Kate Reid
2012 House Husbands Nadine Nadir
2013–14 Super Fun Night Kendall Quinn
2015, 2017 The Ex-PM Carol
2015 Hiding Rebecca Swift / Maree Quigg
2016– Wentworth Allie Novak Regular role (season 4-present)
2018 Have You Been Paying Attention? Herself Guest Quiz Master
2018 Talkin Bout Your Generation Herself
2019 Doctor Doctor Tara Season 4

AwardsEdit

Awards
Year Organization Award Role
2004 Nigel Rideout Award Teacher's Choice WAAPA
2005 Equity Benevolent Guild Best Newcomer Nominee Zastrozzi
2013 Australians in Film Finalist Heath Ledger Scholarship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Showcast – Casting Resource".
  2. ^ "Australian TV Archive".
  3. ^ "Agony Aunts – ABC TV".
  4. ^ "Bogan Pride".
  5. ^ "‘Super Fun Night’ Adds Aussie Kate Jenkinson", Deadline (17 July 2013)
  6. ^ "The Ex-PM – ABC TV".
  7. ^ Knox, David (16 May 2016). "Kate Jenkinson got the Wentworth call". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  8. ^ "New cast announced as filming commences on Season Four of DOCTOR DOCTOR". TV Blackbox. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  9. ^ "WAAPA Newsletter" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. ^ "Australian Stage".
  11. ^ "The West Australian".

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