Petra Yared

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Petra Yared
Born(1979-01-18) 18 January 1979 (age 35)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupationactress
Years active1993-present
 
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Petra Yared
Born(1979-01-18) 18 January 1979 (age 35)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupationactress
Years active1993-present

Petra Yared (born 18 January 1979 in Melbourne to Rick and Shelley) is an Australian actress. She is often credited as Petra Jared.[1]

Biography[edit]

Yared began her career in children's television series including Sky Trackers and The Genie From Down Under 2.

She had a major role, as "Jo Tiegan", the Australian/New Zealand production Mirror, Mirror, for which she won the Australian Film Institute award for 'Best New Talent'.[citation needed]

In 1996, she appeared in Neighbours as Georgia "George" Brown. She returned to the soap in late 2007 in the recurring role of Mia Silvani.

She also had significant roles on series including Blue Heelers and The Secret Life of Us.

From 2002 to 2005, Petra Yared was a main cast member on MDA alongside Shane Bourne and Kerry Armstrong. She also appeared in The Secret Life of Us.

Petra Yared has also appeared in films, including: The Real Macaw and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999).

She appeared in the Melbourne Theatre Company stage production of Pride and Prejudice in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1999.

On being an actress, she says "I never know what type of role will appeal to me until I read the script, and then it's usually an instinctive response," says Yared. "I sometimes just 'get' the character immediately and I know how I want to play her". Being an actress, she says, allows her to explore different worlds, "whether it's trying to understand the psychology of someone suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or researching a different religion or learning how to fire a gun".She recently completed filming Underbelly.[2]

Petra has an older sister, Sara and younger brother, Nicholas. Petra is of Lebanese descent whose Arab roots are of importance. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Melbourne,[1] specialising in the Middle East. She's married and has a baby.[2]

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