Lisa Chappell

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Lisa Chappell
BornLisa Irene Chappell
(1968-10-18) 18 October 1968 (age 43)
Auckland, New Zealand
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1987–present
SpouseChris Taylor (December 2001–2005)
Website
http://www.lisachappellmusic.com
 
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Lisa Chappell
BornLisa Irene Chappell
(1968-10-18) 18 October 1968 (age 43)
Auckland, New Zealand
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1987–present
SpouseChris Taylor (December 2001–2005)
Website
http://www.lisachappellmusic.com

Lisa Irene Chappell (born 18 October 1968) is an actress and musician from Auckland, New Zealand. She is best known for playing Claire McLeod on the Nine Network drama series McLeod's Daughters.[1]

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Early life and career

Lisa was born and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. Two years before joining McLeod's Daughters, she completed "The Journey" program at the actors Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Acting

Chappell has acted in numerous roles in New Zealand, including Gloss, Shortland Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and City Life. Starting in 2000, Chappell played Claire McLeod in the Australian show McLeod's Daughters.[2] For this portrayal, she won a Most Popular Actress Logie Award[3] and was nominated for a Silver Logie in 2003. She moved on from the show in 2003, when her character was killed in a car accident.

She has also appeared in the third installment of Small Claims, 'The Reunion', and starred in Stingers as Megan Walsh (Season 8).

Lisa starred in a stage adaptation of Educating Rita in 2007, which toured Australia. She also stars in the Australian film Coffin Rock.

Singing

Chappell's current focus is her music career. Her debut album, When Then Is Now, was released on 1 May 2006. She is doing some minor touring in Australia and New Zealand to support the release of this album.

Theatre

In 1997, Lisa played Ann Deever in All My Sons, at the Maidment Theatre. In 2007, she starred in The Homecoming as Ruth, at the Auckland Festival AK07, and in the same year she toured Australia with the play Educating Rita, where she played Rita.

Other work

In March 2004, Lisa became an ambassador for The Humor Foundation. She wanted to help raise money to keep The Clown Doctors in Australian hospitals. She has also written a children's book, in which she collaborated with her husband Chris to produce, which was illustrated by chris.

Personal life

Lisa married her husband Chris Taylor in 2001 after they met at her co-star Rachael Carpani's 21st birthday party, they later divorced in 2005. She made the decision to become a vegetarian after joining the cast of McLeod's Daughters. Lisa also supports donating blood and encourages everyone to give blood. She loves to write lyrics and other texts.

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Desperate RemediesAnne Cooper
1996Jack Brown GeniusSylvia
2007CrossbowThe MumShort film
2009Coffin RockJessie Willis
2010Be Careful...FiShort film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1987GlossChelseaTV series
1990-1991Shark in the ParkTanya13 episodes
1994Hercules and the Circle of FireDaughter #1TV movie
1995Mysterious IslandJane MorecombeEpisode: "Last Rites of Spring"
1995-1999Hercules: The Legendary JourneysVarious7 episodes
1996Letter to BlanchyMonicaEpisode: "Love Makes the World Go Wrong"
1996-1998City LifeBronwyn Kellett26 episodes
2001-2004McLeod's DaughtersClaire McLeod74 episodes
2004StingersMegan Walsh8 episodes
2006Small Claims: The ReunionLouise PageTV movie
2009Cult, TheThe CultSophie13 episodes
2010Rescue: Special OpsVivian WalkerEpisode: "Out of the Ashes"
2010Cops LACJustine TaylorEpisode: "The Killer Wore Sneakers"
2011Emilie Richards - Der Zauber von NeuseelandDaisyTV movie

Awards and nominations

YearResultAwardCategoryAward ShowTelevision series/film
2002WonLogieMost Popular New Female TalentThe 44th Annual TV Week Logie AwardsMcLeod's Daughters
2003NominatedSilver LogieMost Popular ActressThe 45th Annual TV Week Logie AwardsMcLeod's Daughters
NominatedGold LogieMost Popular Personality on Australian TelevisionThe 45th Annual TV Week Logie AwardsMcLeod's Daughters
2004NominatedGold LogieMost Popular Personality on Australian TelevisionThe 46th Annual TV Week Logie AwardsMcLeod's Daughters
WonSilver LogieMost Popular ActressThe 46th Annual TV Week Logie AwardsMcLeod's Daughters
2010WonQantas Film & Television Awards

References

  1. ^ "Lisa Chappell Biography". starpulse.com. http://www.starpulse.com/Actress/Chappell,_Lisa. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lisa Chappell as Claire McLeod". austrailiantelevision.net. http://www.australiantelevision.net/mcleod/profiles/chappell.html. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "McLeod's Daughters a success". Melbourne: theage.com.au. 19 April 2004. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/19/1082326139621.html. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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