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James Stewart (born 21 October 1975) is an Australian stage, television and film actor, best known for his appearances in the television series '' Breakers'' and '' Packed to the Rafters''. He has also made an appearance in the popular Australian drama '' Sea Patrol''. From 2016, he began starring in ''
Home and Away ''Home and Away'' (often abbreviated as ''H&A'') is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and commenced broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. Bateman came up with the concept of the show during a trip ...
'' as Justin Morgan.


Early life

Stewart was born on 21 October 1975 in Melbourne. He grew up on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Gold Coast, alongside his identical twin brother, Nicholas and older half-sister Annie. His mother Beverly raised him and his three siblings as a single parent while studying to become a teacher. She eventually graduated with honours in English and literature at Monash University. His estranged father Arthur Koo is a former Australian soldier who served in the Vietnam War. Stewart has Irish and Chinese ancestry through his parents.


Career

In 2007, Stewart played Jim O'Connor in the Queensland Theatre Company's production of ''The Glass Menagerie''. He won the 2008 Matilda Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play. In 2010, Stewart received a Logie award nomination for Most Popular New Male Talent for his role as Jake Barton in ''Packed to the Rafters''. In 2015, Stewart starred in the ABC-TV drama series ''Hiding (TV series), Hiding'' alongside fellow Aussie stars Jacqueline McKenzie and Kate Jenkinson. The show centres around a family that is forced to go into the federal witness protection program and relocates to another city when the father (Stewart) is arrested after a failed drug deal. In 2016, Stewart joined ''
Home and Away ''Home and Away'' (often abbreviated as ''H&A'') is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and commenced broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. Bateman came up with the concept of the show during a trip ...
'' as Justin Morgan during the show's twenty-ninth season.


Personal life

He was engaged to co-star Jessica Marais, until they separated in 2015. Stewart and Marais have a daughter together, born May 2012. Stewart was in a relationship with his former ''Home and Away'' co-star Isabella Giovinazzo. Stewart has been in a relationship with his ''Home and Away'' co-star, Sarah Roberts (actress), Sarah Roberts since October 2017. They announced their engagement in December 2018, and married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland in July 2019.


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* 1975 births 20th-century Australian male actors 21st-century Australian male actors Australian male film actors Australian male stage actors Australian male television actors Living people {{Australia-screen-actor-stub, Stewart, James