Susie Porter

Susie Porter (born 1970 or 1971)[1] is an Australian television and film actress.

Susie Porter
Born1970/1971 (age 48–49)
Christopher Mordue (m. 2010)

Early life

Porter was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, to Bill, a doctor, and Jenny, a nurse. She has two older sisters, Cathy and Jackie, and a younger sister, Louise.[1][2] Porter attended Newcastle Grammar School and earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Newcastle.[1][3] She graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1995.[4]

Acting career


Porter began her acting career in an episode of House Gang, a short lived television program. She then had small roles in other Australian television programs in the late 1990s, including Big Sky, Wildside and Water Rats. In 1997, she starred as Angie in the Australian comedy Welcome to Woop Woop.[5]

In 2006, Porter had a leading role in RAN, an Australian mini-series, which won her a Best Leading Actress in a Television Drama at the AFI Awards. In late 2007, she appeared in East West 101, a six-part drama series that aired on SBS. In 2008, Porter appeared in East of Everything (a six-part drama series that aired on the ABC) and in the mini-series Make Or Break (an English and Australian production that aired on Foxtel's UKTV).

In 2009, Porter appeared on the second seasons of both East of Everything and East West 101, and first run The Jesters and My Place. In 2010, she appeared on the telemovie Sisters of War as Kay Parker. In 2011, she appeared in the third, and final season, of East West 101. In 2012, she appeared on Channel Ten's mini-series Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms. She played Pam Knight in Puberty Blues from 2012 to 2014.[6]

In 2017, Porter was cast in the Foxtel drama series Wentworth in the main role Marie Winter;[7] the role was originally portrayed by Maggie Millar in Prisoner. Porter first appeared in Wentworth during the fourth episode of the sixth season, broadcast on 10 July 2018.[8] She will reprise her role for the seventh season, which will air in 2019.


In 1996, Porter made her film debut in Idiot Box.[9] In 1999, she had a major role in Two Hands. In 2000, she starred in the film Bootmen and in the crime drama film The Monkey's Mask, which she plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect. For which she won the award for 'Best Actress' at the Dallas OUT TAKES festival in 2001.[10] In 2001, she appeared in the Australian movie Mullet and had a small role in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.[11]

In 2005, Porter had a supporting role in the Australian film Little Fish. In 2006, she had a role in the film The Caterpillar Wish which won her Best Supporting Actress in the AFI Awards.

In 2015, Porter starred in "Is this the real world".


In 2011, Porter starred as Olive in the play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Belvoir Theatre, Sydney.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Idiot Box Betty
1996 Mr. Reliable Fay
1997 Paradise Road Oggi
1997 Welcome to Woop Woop Angie
1998 Amy Anny Buchanan
1999 Two Hands Deirdre
1999 Feeling Sexy Vicki
2000 Better Than Sex Cin
2000 The Monkey's Mask Jill Fitzpatrick
2000 Bootmen Sara
2001 Mullet Tully
2002 Sway Emma
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Hermione Bagwa / WA-7
2002 Teesh and Trude Letitia (Teesh)
2005 Cool Lucy Short film
2005 Little Fish Jenny
2006 Caterpillar Wish Susan Woodbridge
2006 No Mail Antonia Short Short film
2007 The Manual Mai Short film
2007 Flipsical Sue Short film
2009 Lonely Mum Short film
2010 Summer Coda Angela
2017 Don't Tell Sue
2017 Hounds of Love Maggie
2017 Cargo Kay Caine
Year Title Role Notes
1996 House Gang Bottle Shop Girl Episode: "Truth or Dare"
1997 Big Sky Tracy Episode: "Duke of Yarragul"
1998 Wildside Debbie Episode: "1.6"
Episode: "1.7"
1998 Children's Hospital Frances Clarke Episode: "Tears Before Bedtime"
1998 Water Rats Julie Drummond Episode: "Heads or Tales"
1998 Aftershocks Marg Turnbull TV movie
2001 The Secret Life of Us Pandora Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
2003 State of Play Susan Sagattchean TV miniseries
2003 Silent Witness Maxine Croft Episode: "Answering Fire: Part 1"
Episode: "Answering Fire: Part 2"
2006 RAN Remote Area Nurse Helen Tremaine 6 episodes
2006 Love My Way Christine 4 episodes
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Sally Blair Kinnell Episode: "The Road Virus Heads North"
2006 Two Twisted Sam Episode: "Delivery Man"
2007–2011 East West 101 Patricia Wright 20 episodes
2008–2009 East of Everything Eve Pritchard 13 episodes
2009 My Place Miss Muller 7 episodes
2009–2011 The Jesters Julia Wilson 16 episodes
2010 Sisters of War Kay Parker TV movie
2012–14 Puberty Blues Pam Knight TV miniseries
2012 Dance Academy Anne Black 3 episodes
2012 Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms Vanessa Ross TV miniseries
2012 Dangerous Remedy Peggy TV movie
2012 Problems Mrs Moth 4 Episodes
2013 Who Do You Think You Are? Herself
2018–present Wentworth Marie Winter Season 6−


Also been nominated at the AFI Awards in:


  1. Dow, Steve (18 October 2009). "Susie Porter: almost famous". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. Who Do You Think You Are? Susie Porter
  3. Fitzhenry, Maureen (25 November 2000). "Susie Porter exposed". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  4. Golightly, Suni (13 October 2012). "If you knew Susie Porter". The Northern Star. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  5. Keenan, Catherine (26 November 2009). "Between the lines". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  6. Kellar, Jim (9 October 2012). "Fresh drama based on fact". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  7. "Wentworth season 6: date and new cast members Susie Porter, Leah Purcell and Rarriwuy Hick revealed". 5 April 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  8. "Winter Is Here". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. Maddox, Garry (3 June 2006). "Porter changes tack". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  10. "The Monkey's Mask". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. Barnier, Linda; Doherty, Ben (30 August 2002). "Susie's hoping for UK success story". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  12. Blake, Jason (30 September 2011). "Characters caught unawares by the speed of life". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
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