Olivia DeJonge

Olivia DeJonge (/diˈɒŋ/;[1] born 30 April 1998) is an Australian actress, known for playing Tara Swift / Shaneen Quigg in ABC1's Hiding, Becca in the film The Visit (2015), Elle in Netflix's The Society and Priscilla Presley in the film Elvis (2022).

Olivia DeJonge
Born (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 24)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present

Early lifeEdit

DeJonge was born in 1998 in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Robyn and Rob DeJonge, a businessman. She moved to Perth, Western Australia with her parents at the age of five, where she grew up in Peppermint Grove. She has studied at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth.[2][3]

CareerEdit

In 2014, DeJonge made her feature film debut in the film The Sisterhood of Night; she starred along with Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, and Kal Penn.[3] Caryn Waechter directed the film, which was released on 10 April 2015, after getting a premiere in October 2014.[4]

In 2015, DeJonge appeared in the Australian ABC's television drama series Hiding, on which she played one of the lead roles as Tara Swift / Shaneen Quigg.[3][5] She played the co-lead role of Becca in the horror film The Visit, along with Ed Oxenbould.[3] M. Night Shyamalan directed the film, which had its premiere on 31 August 2015, and was released on 11 September 2015 by Universal Pictures.[6] In 2017, DeJonge starred as Alice Burbage in the TNT series, Will.

In October 2019, it was announced that DeJonge would star as Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 Elvis Presley biopic.[7]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Good Pretender Ally Short film
2012 Polarised Beth Short film
2012 Eleven Thirty Sally Short film
2014 The Sisterhood of Night Lavinia Hall
2015 The Visit Becca Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2016 Scare Campaign Abby
2016 Better Watch Out Ashley
2018 Undertow Angie
2018 Love and Other Places Shaz Short film
2019 Stray Dolls Dallas
2019 Josie & Jack Josie
2022 Elvis Priscilla Presley
Key
  Denotes productions that have not yet been released

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Hiding Shaneen Quigg / Tara Swift 8 episodes
2017 Will Alice Burbage 10 episodes
2019 The Society Elle Main role
2022 The Staircase Caitlin Atwater Main role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Will: ASIDES - An Educated Women (Ep. 2)". TNT. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ Caccetta, Wendy (23 August 2015). "Perth schoolgirl Olivia DeJonge on her Hollywood movie The Visit". Perth Now. Sunday Times. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d McRae, Ross (22 August 2015). "School can wait for Perth starlet". yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  4. ^ Scheck, Frank (9 April 2015). "'The Sisterhood of Night': Film Review". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  5. ^ Yeap, Sue (5 February 2015). "No hiding place for successful Olivia". yahoo.com. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  6. ^ "The Visit (2015)". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (25 October 2019). "Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Biopic Casts 'The Society's' Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley". variety.com. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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