Jacqueline McKenzie

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Jacqueline McKenzie
BornJacqueline Susan McKenzie
(1967-10-24) 24 October 1967 (age 45)
Sydney, Australia
Other namesJacqui Mackenzie
Jackie McKenzie
OccupationActress
Years activeSince 1987
Spouse(s)Bill Walter 1996–2000)[1]
Website
jacquimckenzie.com
 
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Jacqueline McKenzie
BornJacqueline Susan McKenzie
(1967-10-24) 24 October 1967 (age 45)
Sydney, Australia
Other namesJacqui Mackenzie
Jackie McKenzie
OccupationActress
Years activeSince 1987
Spouse(s)Bill Walter 1996–2000)[1]
Website
jacquimckenzie.com

Jacqueline Susan McKenzie (born 24 October 1967)[2] is an Australian actress.

Born on Sydney's North Shore, McKenzie graduated in 1990 from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[1] She made her film debut in the 1987 film Wordplay and on stage in Child Dancing for Griffin Theatre Company. She made a strong impression in Romper Stomper (1992), and over the next couple of years came to be regarded as one of Australia's most promising young actresses. She received Australian Film Institute Award nominations for her roles in Stark, This Won't Hurt a Bit (both 1993), The Battlers and Traps (both 1994) before winning two awards in 1995 for "Best Actress in a Television Drama" for Halifax f.p: "Lies of the Mind", and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Angel Baby. With this success she ventured to the United States and secured a Green Card, as a "Person of Extraordinary Ability". She subsequently had acting roles in films such as Deep Blue Sea (1999) and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002).

In 2004, she began playing the lead female role Diana Skouris in the science fiction television series The 4400, one of the year's biggest successes. The show ran for four seasons, ending in 2007. She also played a lead role in an episode of Two Twisted (2006), an Australian television program. McKenzie appeared on television again in 2006 playing Linda Landry in "Umney's Last Case", the third episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes on TNT.

She has recorded a collection of songs: "Shy Baby", "Boo Boo", "Find Me", "Summer", "Under The Elm" and "Ever". "Shy Baby" was used in the second season finale of The 4400, and was included in the show's soundtrack released in April 2007.

In 1996, a portrait of McKenzie by Garry Shead was a finalist in the Archibald Prize[3] and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.[4]

McKenzie became mother to a daughter in June 2009.[5]

From 7 February to 27 March 2011, she appeared in In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Theatre Company.

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Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1987WordplayPandora Imogene Lesley
1987Riddle of the Stinson, TheThe Riddle of the Stinson
1992Romper StomperGabe
1993This Won't Hurt a BitVanessa Prescott
1994TrapsViola
1994Battlers, TheThe BattlersDancy Grimshaus
1995Roses Are RedJoyShort film
1995Angel BabyKate
1995TalkThe Girl
1996Mr. ReliableBeryl Muddle
1997Cut in the Rates, AA Cut in the RatesShort film
1997Under the Lighthouse DancingEmma
1997Devil Game, TheThe Devil GameFrankie Smith
1997Halifax f.p: Lies of the MindSharon Sinclair
1997Kangaroo PlaceCatherine Macaleese
1998Love from Ground ZeroSamantha
1999Deep Blue SeaJanice Higgins
1999Freaky WeatherPenny
2000EisensteinPera
2000On the BeachMary Davidson Holmes
2001Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)Sherry
2001When Billie Beat BobbyMargaret Court
2002Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodYounger Teensy Whitman
2003PreservationDaphne
2004Human TouchAnna
2004PeachesJude
2006Opal DreamAnnie Williamson
2010Beneath Hill 60Emma Waddell

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988All the WayPenelope Seymour
1992Country Practice, AA Country PracticeMeredith HendrixEpisode: "Riding for a Fall: Part 1"
Episode: "Riding for a Fall: Part 2"
1993StarkRachel3 episodes
2004–20074400, TheThe 4400Diana Skouris43 episodes
2006Nightmares & DreamscapesGloria Demmick / Linda LandryEpisode: "Umney's Last Case"
2006Two TwistedSarah CarmodyEpisode: "Saviour"
2007Without a TracePatricia MillsEpisode: "Deep Water"
2008Stupid, Stupid ManJaneEpisode: "Morale"
2009MentalDr. Veronica Hayden-Jones13 episodes
2010NCIS: Los AngelesAmy TaylorEpisode: "Callen, G"
2010Hawaii Five-0Sarah ReevesEpisode: "Nalowale"
2012RakeAlannah AlfordEpisode: "2.6"
2012Desperate HousewivesAlexandraEpisode: "Who Can Say What's True?"
2012CSI: MiamiMeredith RamseyEpisode: "Terminal Velocity"

Theatre

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