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Magda Szubanski

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Magda Szubanski (born April 12 1961) is an Australian comedy performer.

In 1985, whilst performing in a University of Melbourne revue of "Too Cool for Sandals", with Michael Veitch and Tom Gleisner, she was talent spotted by producers from the ABC network who convinced her to join up with some other university friends in creating the television sketch comedy show, "D-Generation".

In 1989, she was part of the team that created the television sketch comedy "Fast Forward" for the Seven Network.

Best known for her performance as Esme Hoggett in the film "Babe" and its sequel, she is also well known to audiences for her writing and performing skills in several of Australia's most successful television comedy programs. More recently she has starred in the highly successful television comedy show "Kath and Kim" on the ABC network as Sharon Strzlecki.

Television roles

  • "Kath & Kim" (2002) - Sharon Strzlecki
  • "Degenocide" (1997) (V) - various roles
  • "Fast Forward" (1989) - Pixie-Anne Wheatley, Chenille, Joan Kirner
  • "Something Stupid" - various roles
  • "The Panel" - herself (Episodes 19 & 24 2001)
  • "Big Girl's Blouse" (1994) TV Series - Various Characters
  • "The Making of Nothing" (1993) (TV) - Judith Gates/Kim Borrodale
  • "A Royal Commission Into the Australian Economy" (1993) (TV) - Mr. Cardigan, Mr. Trouser, Bill Kelty
  • "Bligh" (1992) TV Series - Betsy Bligh
  • "D Generation" (1986) TV Series - Various Characters (1986-1987)
  • "The D-Generation Goes Commercial" (1988) TV Series - Various Characters

Movie/mini-series/film roles

  • "Happy Feet" (2006) - Miss Viola
  • "Crocodile Hunter": Collision Course, The (2002) - Brozzie Drewitt
  • "Farscape" - Infinite Possibilities (2): Icarus Abides (2001) - Furlow
  • "Farscape" - Infinite Possibilities (1): Daedalus Demands (2001) - Furlow
  • "Dogwoman" (2000) (TV) - Margaret O'Halloran
  • "Farscape" - Till the Blood Runs Clear (1999) - Furlow
  • "Babe: Pig in the City" (1998) - Esme Hoggett
  • "Babe" (1995) - Esme Hoggett
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