Georgina Parker (born 16 December 1964) is a two-time Gold Logie award-winning Australian television soap actress and has also appeared in film and theatre. She is best known for her acting roles in Australian soap operas; as Lucy Gardiner (later Tyler) in A Country Practice; as Theresa "Terri" Sullivan in All Saints; and as Roo Stewart in Home and Away. Parker is the second actress to play Roo Stewart.
16 December 1964
|A Country Practice|
Home and Away
|Spouse(s)||Steve Worland (1999–present)|
Parker was born in 1964. She grew up in the Sydney North Shore suburb of St Ives and attended St Ives North Public School in primary and attended Abbotsleigh School for Girls, in Sydney. She has been married since December 1999 to Steve Worland, the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight feature film Bootmen (2000). Worland is also an action-adventure novelist and wrote Velocity (2012) and Combustion (2013). They have a daughter, Holly, born in September 2000. Parker suffers from Scoliosis and is an ambassador of the National Scoliosis Foundation
Parker was first seen in a small cameo part in the Yahoo Serious movie Young Einstein, before becoming a fixture on Australian television through her role as nurse Lucy Gardiner in A Country Practice from 1989 to 1992. She also appeared as Despina, Memo's love interest, in the sitcom Acropolis Now. She had starring roles in the television series Over the Hill in 1994 and as young firefighter "Mad Dog" Cartwright in the first season of Fire in 1995.
From 1998 until 2005, Parker played Sister Teresa (Terri) Sullivan, a nurse and former nun, in the Australian medical drama series All Saints, for which she was awarded a number of Logies, including 'Most Popular Actress' in 2001. This saw her win the award for the fourth time, having already won 3 times from 1991 to 1993 for her role on A Country Practice. In 2001 & 2002 Parker won the Gold Logie or 'Most Popular TV Personality' firmly cementing her place as an Australian television favourite.
In 2002, Parker took part in the Australian musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, where she appeared as "Kate Conroy", the daughter of the Station owner, "John Conroy" – and the romantic interest of "Jim Ryan" (The Man).
In 2004 Parker starred in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Scenes From A Separation, as journalist Nina Molyneux. After concluding her work on All Saints in 2005, Parker starred in the Ensemble Theatre's production of 'Chapter Two' as actress Jennie MacLaine.
In 2006, she joined the Nine Network to host the new TV show, Clever. She also appears on the ABC children's show Play School and starred in the telemovie 'Stepfather of the Bride' for the same network. In 2006 she also headlined the Network Ten tele-movie The Society Murders. She was a semi-regular guest on the show The Glass House.
She was in The Wiggles DVD Racing to the Rainbow.
Georgie Parker starred in the drama Emerald Falls, which aired on Network Ten. She also briefly hosted Animal Emergency for Channel Nine in 2008, and acted as the New South Wales Premier in the telemovie Scorched for Channel Nine in 2008. .
Parker released a children's album in 2008.
The Seven Network announced in August 2010 that Parker would return to screens playing the character of Roo Stewart in Home and Away. The character was previously portrayed by Justine Clarke from 1988 to 1989.
In 2011, Parker appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? Season 3, Episode 6, in which she explored the strength and courage shown by the women on both sides of her family. On her mother's side, Georgie's quest begins with her maternal grandmother Grace, before investigating her father's maternal ancestors, the Breckenridges.
|1988||The 13th Floor||Maid|
|1988||Young Einstein||Country Girl Fan|
|2010||Santa's Apprentice||Mrs. Poulmer||Voice in English version|
|1988||Reed Down Under||Cabbie||Television film|
|1988||Dadah Is Death||Corine Johnstone||Television film|
|1989||Rafferty's Rules||Episode – "Politburo"|
|1988–1992||A Country Practice||Barbara Gottlieb (1988)
Sister Lucy 'Gardiner' Tyler (1989–1992)
|1992||All Together Now||Brenda Beanley||Episode – "Love Me Tender"|
|1992||G.P.||Marcey Heywood||Episode – "Funny Business"|
|1992||Acropolis Now||Despina Hatzipapadopoulos||10 episodes|
|1994||Over the Hill||Sandy Spencer||Television series|
|1995||Fire||Firefighter Morgan 'Mad Dog' Cartwright||Season one; 13 episodes|
|2003||The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular||Kate Conroy||Television film|
|1998–2005||All Saints||Terri Sullivan||307 episodes|
|2006||The Society Murders||Emma Connell||Television film|
|2006||Stepfather of the Bride||Catriona||Television film|
|2006–2008||Stupid, Stupid Man||Dr. McPherson (2006)
|2008||Emerald Falls||Joni Ferguson||Television film|
|2008||Scorched||Angela Boardman||Television film|
|2010||City Homicide||Susan Blake||2 episodes|
|2010–||Home and Away||Ruth "Roo" Stewart||Main role|
|2011||Who Do You Think You Are?||Herself||Season 3, Episode 6|
Awards for Georgie Parker include:
- 1990: Logie Award for the Most Popular New Talent (for A Country Practice)
- 1991: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
- 1992: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
- 1993: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
- 2001: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
- 2001: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 2002: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 1992: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 1993: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 1999: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
- 1999: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 2000: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
- 2000: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 2001: Most Outstanding Actress (for All Saints)
- 2002: Most Outstanding Actress (for All Saints)
- 2002: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
- 2003: Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
- 2003: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 2004: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
- 2005: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
She has been nominated for an Aria Award in 2009 for Best Children's Album for Here Comes The Sun.
- St Ives North Public School Front Gate paving stones
- Simons, Polly (12 October 2010). "Georgie Parker, The Logie-Winning actress has the last laugh". Northside. Courier Newspapers. p. 19. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Georgie Parker joins Home and Away". The Spy Report. Media Spy. 9 August 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
|Awards and achievements|
for Blue Heelers
| Gold Logie Award
Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
2001 – 2002
for All Saints
for Rove Live