Tasneem Roc (born 11 December 1978) is an Australian television and film actress born in Sydney.

Tasneem Roc
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Roc at the Killing Them Softly Australian Premiere in September 2012
Born (1978-12-11) 11 December 1978 (age 41)
Sydney, Australia

Early life and educationEdit

Roc's mother, author Margaret Roc, is from Scotland and her father, John Roc, is a Karen from Burma. Her brother is James Roc.

Roc attended the Turramurra High School and went on to study acting at the Australian Theatre for Young People. She graduated from the University of Sydney.


Roc began her career on the Australian television series Heartbreak High in season six as activist high school student Thania Saya.

Roc then appeared in a guest role on ABC series Head Start as Skye Quinn, the disruptive daughter of Garrett Quinn. She appeared as a guest on UK Sky TV football series Dream Team as home-wrecking US professional tennis player Shannon Eden-Childs. She also appeared as victim of crime Tina Chang in a guest role on ABC TV's legal dramedy Crownies.

Roc appeared in the award winning SBS mini-series East West 101 as Amina Malik, a role for which she learnt some Arabic, and Islamic prayers as the wife of Muslim detective Zane Malik.[1] The cast was presented with the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast at the 2012 Equity Awards.

Roc appeared as British journalist Stephanie Murdoch in Kath & Kimderella, a film based on the hit TV comedy series Kath & Kim.

Roc appeared in Reef Doctors the Australian drama produced by Jonathan M. Shiff that premiered on Network Ten 9 June 2013. The show stars Lisa McCune as Sam Stewart the leader of a team of doctors serving the remote Hope Island Clinic on the Great Barrier Reef. Roc played nurse practitioner Olivia Shaw.[2]

Roc appeared as Yael in Josh Lawson's debut comedy The Little Death and in the Seven Network miniseries Winter starring Rebecca Gibney and Peter O'Brien.

Roc most recently appeared as Nerissa on Mako: Island of Secrets.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Duck Man Short
2009 The 7th Hunt Becky (The Hand)
2011 Burning Man Oncology Nurse
2012 Not Suitable for Children Miranda
2012 Kath & Kimderella Stephanie Murdoch
2014 The Little Death Yael
2014 Housemates Miki Short
2017 Falling Rebecca Short


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Heartbreak High Mariel "6.32"
1999 Heartbreak High Thania Saya Main role (series 7)
2001 Head Start Skye Quinn Guest role (5 episodes)
2002–03 Dream Team Shannon Eden-Childs Guest role (6 episodes)
2007–2011 East West 101 Amina Malik Supporting role
2008 Out of the Blue Suze "1.94"
2009 Packed to the Rafters Female Reporter "Losing the Touch"
2009–10 Home and Away Suzy Sudiro Guest role (7 episodes)
2010 Sea Patrol Neysa "Crocodile Tears"
2010 Spirited Viola Take Guest role (series 1)
2011 Crownies Tina Chang "1.7", "1.12"
2013 Reef Doctors Olivia Shaw Main role
2015 Winter Emma Tan "Gone Girl"
2016 Mako: Island of Secrets Nerissa "Letting Go", "Homecoming"
2017 Here Come the Habibs UN Woman "Lockdown"
2017 Cleverman Sarah Gottlieb "Skin"
2017 Unsynced Tonya Cummins "Smack in the Water", "Transient", "Cummins vs. International Games Committee"
2018 Harrow Jill McCloud "Finis Vitae Sed Non Amoris", "Non Sum Qualis Eram"
2018 Rake Li-Ming Wu "5.4"


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