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Lauren Hewett (born 8 January 1981) is an Australian former actress. She is best known for her role in Ocean Girl as Mera, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left as X, and also for her role as Lara Ritchie in The Echo of Thunder. She also starred as Kathy Morgan in Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord.

Lauren Hewett
Born (1981-01-08) 8 January 1981 (age 38)
Years active1991–2001



Hewett won two Young Actors Awards at the Australian Film Institute Awards: in 1991 for the TV movie Act of Necessity and in 1994 for Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Act of Necessity Samantha TV movie
1991–1992 The Miraculous Mellops Minon / Ebony TV series
1991 G.P. Narelle Olsen Episode: "Just a Game"
1992 Kideo Numerous Characters TV series
1992 Strictly Ballroom Kylie Hastings
1992 A Country Practice Bates Mullens Episode: "Double Happiness: Part 2"
1993 A Country Practice Zoe Jones Episode: "Snakes and Ladders: Part 2"
1994 G.P. Liza Jackson Episode: "Double Bind"
1994 Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left X 28 episodes
1995 Mission Top Secret 2 Kat Fowler 24 episodes
1995–1997 Ocean Girl Mera 30 episodes
1996 Home and Away Mikki Salter 5 episodes
1997 Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord Kathy Morgan 26 episodes
1998 The Echo of Thunder Lara Ritchie TV movie
1998 All Saints Tracy Hornjack Episode: "Forget Me Not"
1999 Home and Away Miranda Porter 7 episodes
1999 Error 2000 Tina Hagemann TV movie
2001 All Saints Amy Watson Episode: "Chains of Love"
2001 Cubbyhouse Bronwyn McChristie

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Title of work Result
1991 Australian Film Institute Award Best Juvenile Performance Act of Necessity Won
1993 Australian Film Institute Award Young Actor's Award Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left Won

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