The Info List - Pia Miranda

Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
(born 15 June 1973) is an Australian actress whose career was launched with her role in the 1999 feature film Looking for Alibrandi, an Australian film based on the novel of the same name by Melina Marchetta.


1 Film and television career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography

3.1 Actress 3.2 Herself

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Film and television career[edit] Born in Melbourne, Australia, Miranda is of Italian descent and spent the majority of her early life travelling throughout Australia with her family, attending a large number of schools. After completing her high school certificate at the Sacré Cœur School, Miranda studied history and drama at La Trobe University
La Trobe University
before transferring to Victoria University, where she majored in drama, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Performance Studies) in 1996.[1] After university, Miranda studied drama at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York for one year before playing Karen Oldman on the Australian soap Neighbours, from 1998 to 1999. At this time, she was also starring in the ABC television series 'Bondi Banquet', playing Jo Tognetti. This was the starting point for Miranda's future success within the Australian film and television industry, quickly being chosen for the role of Josephine Alibrandi in the hugely successful Australian movie Looking for Alibrandi, directed by Kate Woods in 1999.[citation needed] The movie was based on the novel written by Melina Marchetta in 1992, where seventeen-year-old Josephine Alibrandi deals with the stresses of Year Twelve, her illegitimacy, the reunion with her father, new-found companionship, the death of her close friend and life as a third-generation migrant in contemporary Australian society. Miranda co-starred with fellow prominent Australian actors Kick Gurry, Anthony LaPaglia, Greta Scacchi, Elana Cotta and Matthew Newton. The movie received critical acclaim, with Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
receiving the Australian Film Institute award in 2000 for Best Actress for her performance.[citation needed] In 2002, Miranda played a small role in the US movie, Queen of the Damned, although her scene was cut from the film as it appeared on the DVD. Also in 2002, Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
starred in The Doppelgangers. The movie was part of a project where eight Australian filmmakers were given a short film script by celebrated writer Brendan Cowell. Filmmakers had to name their own film and characters and adhere to a set of rules, such as shooting on digital cameras and making no dialogue changes. The project had limited success.[citation needed] Following The Doppelgangers, Miranda starred in another Australian film Garage Days, playing Tanya. The coming-of-age comedy revolved around a young Sydney
band trying to gain a foothold in the competitive pub rock scene. The movie was well received within Australia and is available on DVD. In 2003, Miranda played the role of Leanne Ferris in Travelling Light, about two sisters growing up in Adelaide
in the early 1970s. Following this, Miranda also starred in Right Here Right Now in 2004.[citation needed] Though Miranda is best known as a film actress, she has also featured in some television series. She was a recurring guest star on the long-running drama All Saints in 1998, and the popular Australian drama The Secret Life of Us, playing Talia. Miranda has also been featured in The Glass House, Grass Roots and the Australian talk show The Panel. Miranda has also worked as a celebrity artist for A Midwinter Night’s Dream, a ticketed charity auction of art with pillow cases as the medium and inspired by the childhood dreams of artists and celebrities, to raise money for War Child Australia and was also a judge for the 2005 Project Greenlight competition, with fellow actors such as Sam Worthington. Miranda's sister, Nicole, starred in the Australian film Moving Out with Vince Colosimo.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] In March 2001, Miranda married long-time partner Luke Hannigan, lead singer of the Australian band Lo-Tel, at the Elvis Presley chapel in Las Vegas. The couple have two children. [2] Filmography[edit] Actress[edit]

Mustangs FC (TV series) (2017) .... Jen Wentworth (TV series)
Wentworth (TV series)
(2015) .... Jodie Spiteri The Time of Our Lives (TV series)
The Time of Our Lives (TV series)
(2013) Three Blind Mice (2008) The Tender Hook (2008) .... Daisy The Secret Life of Us

"The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Part 2" (2004) TV Episode .... Talia "The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Part 1" (2004) TV Episode .... Talia "Let the Burning Begin" (2003) TV Episode .... Talia "Outside the Loop" (2003) TV Episode .... Talia "Only the Brave, or the Dumb" (2003) TV Episode .... Talia (2 more)

Right Here Right Now (2004) .... Mads Travelling Light (2003) .... Leanne Ferris Grass Roots

"Youth" (2003) TV Episode .... Ruth Levine

The Doppelgangers (2002) .... Cornell (Kite) Garage Days
Garage Days
(2002) .... Tanya Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned
(2002) .... Jesse's Roommate ... aka Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned
(USA: complete title) All Saints

"Duty Bound" (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay "Bosom of the Family" (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay "Another Place, Another Time" (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay "The Cost of Living" (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?" (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay

Looking for Alibrandi (2000) .... Josie Alibrandi Bondi Banquet (1999) TV Series .... Jo Tognetti Neighbours
(1985) TV Series .... Karen Oldman (1998–1999) Sea Patrol
Sea Patrol
(TV Series) (2011) .... Tracy McQueen (Episode S5E8)


The Glass House

Episode #2.32 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself

The Panel

Episode #3.35 (2000) TV Episode .... Herself Episode #3.10 (2000) TV Episode .... Herself

The Big Schmooze

Episode #1.1 (2000) TV Episode .... Herself

The Chaser's War on Everything

Episode #1.9 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself

Good News Week

Episode #1.6 (2008) TV Episode .... Herself

See also[edit]

Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta


^ "Featured alumni stories". Alumni, Victoria University. Retrieved 9 August 2015.  ^ https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/lunch-withpia-miranda-20140116-30vqd.html cn%7Cdate=July 2017

External links[edit]

Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
on IMDb

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AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Monica Maughan (1971) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(1972) Judy Morris (1973) Julie Dawson (1974/1995) Helen Morse (1976) Pat Bishop (1977) Angela Punch McGregor (1978) Michele Fawdon (1979) Tracy Mann (1980) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1981) Noni Hazlehurst (1982) Wendy Hughes (1983) Angela Punch McGregor (1984) Noni Hazlehurst (1985) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1986) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1987) Nadine Garner
Nadine Garner
(1988) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1989) Catherine McClements
Catherine McClements
(1990) Sheila Florance
Sheila Florance
(1991) Lisa Harrow (1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(1994) Jacqueline McKenzie
Jacqueline McKenzie
(1995) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1996) Pamela Rabe
Pamela Rabe
(1997) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(1998) Sacha Horler
Sacha Horler
(1999) Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
(2000) Kerry Armstrong (2001) Maria Theodorakis (2002) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(2003) Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
(2004) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2005) Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
(2006) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(2007) Monic Hendrickx (2008) Frances O'Connor (2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2011) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(2012) Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne
(2013) Sarah Snook
Sarah Snook
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Odessa Young
Odessa Young
(2016) Emma Booth (2017)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 29863978 LCCN: no2006107711 ISNI: 0000 0001 1489 4322 BNF: cb1580