Rachael Coopes

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Rachael Coopes

Rachael Coopes at Flickerfest Short Film Festival opens at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, 11 January 2013
AwardsMarten Bequest Awards, Marten Bequest Award for Excellence in Acting, 2005 – Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Grant: scholarship , 2005, Grant to study with Philippe Gaulier in Paris
 
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Rachael Coopes

Rachael Coopes at Flickerfest Short Film Festival opens at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, 11 January 2013
AwardsMarten Bequest Awards, Marten Bequest Award for Excellence in Acting, 2005 – Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Grant: scholarship , 2005, Grant to study with Philippe Gaulier in Paris

Rachael Coopes (sometimes credited as Rachel Coopes) is an Australian actress, best known for her character Sigourney in the SBS cult parody series Life Support. After starring in her first acting gig as Max Cullen's daughter in the Australian film Billy's Holiday for which she received great reviews despite the film getting a mixed response,[1] she went on to complete a bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney.

Coopes has appeared as a guest actor in various television series including White Collar Blue and The Secret Life of Us. She was a series regular in the ABC comedy Dog's Head Bay and a semi-regular in All Saints.[2] After completing the third series of Life Support in 2004, she was awarded the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship[3] and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust[4] to study with Philippe Gaulier in Paris, the mentor and teacher of Sacha Baron Cohen.

She returned in 2007 and appeared in the last series of McLeod's Daughters as Ingrid Marr.

In 2009, Coopes became host of a finance webisode.[5]

Coopes's first play, "Art House" was produced by award-winning Tangram Theatre Company in July and August 2009, previewing in London at The Old Red Lion and then Zoo Venue at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. http://www.broadwaybaby.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=46:current-edinburgh-festival&id=4967:art-house&Itemid=66

In 2011, Coopes played Flatmate Wanted in Balls of Steel Australia.[6][7]

She is currently on ABC's Playschool and[8] appears on Dance Academy, as a drama teacher.

Coopes is also involved with Australian Theatre for Young People.

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