Melissa Jaffer

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Melissa Jaffer
Born(1936-12-01) 1 December 1936 (age 77)
Gladstone, South Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1959–present
 
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Melissa Jaffer
Born(1936-12-01) 1 December 1936 (age 77)
Gladstone, South Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1959–present

Melissa Jaffer (born 1 December 1936) is an Australian actress. She is best known for her television roles, but has also appeared in many Australian films.

Career[edit]

Jaffer has made many appearances in television series, including Kings, Mother and Son, G. P., Brides of Christ, Grass Roots and All Saints. Jaffer is probably best known to international audiences for her role as aging mystic Utu-Noranti Pralatong in the science fiction series Farscape. In 1976, Jaffer tied for the first AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role opposite Jacki Weaver for her performance in Caddie. In 1980 she played the part of Cousin Edie in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's children's television series The Nargun and the Stars.

The short film Dear Life is her latest project.

She will be playing a role in the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road scheduled for release in 2015.

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