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Occupation
  
Actress, Author

Name
  
Sophie Lee

Role
  
Film actress


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Born
  
7 August 1968 (age 55) (
1968-08-07
)

Partner(s)
  
Mick Molloy (1994–2000)

Spouse
  
Anthony Freedman (m. 2002)

Children
  
Edie Freedman, Jack Freedman, Tom Freedman

Books
  
Alice In La La Land, Edie Amelia and the Monkey Shoe Mystery, Edie Amelia and the Runcible River Fever

Nominations
  
AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress

Movies and TV shows
  
Muriel's Wedding, Holy Smoke!, Bootmen, The Castle, The Flying Doctors

Similar People
  
P J Hogan, Mick Molloy, Dein Perry, Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro

Sophie Lee 1994 Denton interview


Sophie Lee (born 7 August 1968) is an Australian film, stage and television actress and author.

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Career

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Born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Lee worked as a model early in her career, both in Australia and Japan appearing in print and on TV. Her first feature film was Raw Silk in 1988.

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First rising to fame in 1990 hosting the The Bugs Bunny Show on Australian TV, the show provoked controversy through her wardrobe, which was publicised as "middle-aged men... rush home from work in time to watch Sophie throw to Bugs Bunny cartoons". The Nine Network series, which had previously not been hosted, featured Bugs Bunny and other Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, plus occasional other material, such as an interview between Sophie and Kylie Minogue. She was cast by executive producer David Lyle out of 150 candidates. In 1991, Lee started playing the ongoing role of Penny Wellings in the drama series The Flying Doctors.

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Also that year Lee, on saxophone and vocals, formed a pop group, Freaked Out Flower Children, with Gumpy Phillips on lead vocals and guitar (ex-Battle Happy); Tricky J as synthesiser programmer; Nicole Love on backing vocals; and Fiona Ruttelle on backing vocals. In December that year the group issued their sole album, Love In, which Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, found was "full of syncopated beats and breezy melodies wrapped around tunes". The group's debut single, "Spill the Wine", was a cover version of Eric Burdon and War's 1970 hit. Freaked Out Flower Children's version reached No. 31 on the ARIA Singles Chart but by 1993 the group had disbanded "the concept had run its course ... [as the] retro-cabaret and day-glo focus of the ensemble ... did little to foster a sense of longevity".

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In 1992, she also hosted the TV series Sex. Lee built on this in the media, speaking out on feminism, sexism and the need for sex education in the AIDS era.

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Lee has acted in a number of iconic films, including the Australian comedies Muriel's Wedding, Bootmen and The Castle as well as cult films such as He Died with a Felafel in His Hand and Titsiana Booberini. She is a patron of "Big Screen" at the National Film and Sound Archive.

For her performance in the 1997 film The Castle, Lee was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress

Lee has appeared in a number of stage productions, including Mr Kolpert with the Sydney Theatre Company and the title role in "The Virgin Mim".

From 2008, she has hosted "Natgeo Presents with Sophie Lee" on the National Geographic channel. She is also a commentator on the series 20 to 1.

She has now branched into writing, releasing a book in 2007 titled "Alice in La La Land" through Random House publishing. The book is inspired by her time spent in Hollywood. Also in 2007, she became a columnist for "Sunday Magazine". In 2009 Sophie released her first children's novel titled "Edie Amelia and the Monkey Shoe Mystery", a story for 7+ year olds, published by Pan Macmillan. The second title in the series is "Edie Amelia and The Runcible River Fever".

Personal life

Growing up, her family did not have a TV in the house, as her father, a University lecturer of Philosophy at the University of Newcastle, preferred more intellectual pursuits. She attended the local public school in Dudley, Newcastle, and St Mary's Convent school, even though the family did not believe in Catholicism. She completed year 12 at St Francis Xavier College, Hamilton, in 1986, achieving academic excellence. She moved to Sydney at age 18 for her career. When working at GTV-9 in the early 1990s, she lived in St Kilda, Victoria.

For six years up to early 2000, she was the partner of Melbourne comedian/writer/actor Mick Molloy and regularly appeared on his nationally syndicated radio show.

In 2002 she married Anthony Freedman and the couple had a daughter, Edie, and two sons, Tom and Jack.

  • Australian band TISM's song "Get Thee to a Nunnery" was specifically about Sophie Lee, mentioning her by name.
  • 23 June 2009 Lee appeared on the Australian Television show Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation as a member of the 'Generation X' team.
  • Filmography

    Actress
    2014
    Puberty Blues (TV Series) as
    Mrs. Travers
    - Episode #2.6 (2014) - Mrs. Travers
    - Episode #2.3 (2014) - Mrs. Travers
    2013
    Dance Academy (TV Series) as
    Gabrielle
    - Don't Let Me Down Gently (2013) - Gabrielle
    - Travelling Light (2013) - Gabrielle
    - Graceland (2013) - Gabrielle
    - Fake It Until You Make It (2013) - Gabrielle
    2012
    Mental as
    Tania Degano
    2007
    BlackJack: Ghosts (TV Movie) as
    Denise Kennedy
    2006
    BlackJack: At the Gates (TV Movie) as
    Denise Kennedy
    2006
    BlackJack: Dead Memory (TV Movie) as
    Denise Kennedy
    2004
    Stingers (TV Series) as
    Veronica Taylor
    - One More Chance (2004) - Veronica Taylor
    - No Man's Land (2004) - Veronica Taylor
    - Brave New World (2004) - Veronica Taylor
    2002
    Mimi (Short) as
    Catherine
    2002
    Tanya and Floyd (TV Movie) as
    Mickey Falstaff
    2001
    He Died with a Felafel in His Hand as
    Nina
    2000
    Bootmen as
    Linda
    2000
    Something in the Air (TV Series) as
    Jennifer Leveson
    - It's Over (2000) - Jennifer Leveson
    - Different Drums (2000) - Jennifer Leveson
    - The Best Man (2000) - Jennifer Leveson
    - The Things We Do (2000) - Jennifer Leveson
    1999
    Holy Smoke as
    Yvonne
    1998
    Small Tales & True (TV Series) as
    Jacqui
    - Connexions (1998) - Jacqui
    1997
    Good Guys Bad Guys: Only the Young Die Good (TV Movie) as
    Amy
    1997
    The Hostages (TV Movie) as
    Kate
    1997
    Raw FM (TV Series) as
    Patty
    - What You Can (1997) - Patty
    1997
    Titsiana Booberini (Short) as
    Francine Pickles
    1997
    The Castle as
    Tracey Kerrigan
    1994
    Halifax f.p. (TV Series) as
    Corri Neale
    - Acts of Betrayal (1994) - Corri Neale
    1994
    Muriel's Wedding as
    Tania
    1993
    R.F.D.S. (TV Series) as
    Penny Wellings
    - End of the Road (1994) - Penny Wellings
    - Outback Justice (1994) - Penny Wellings
    - Poor Wandering One (1994) - Penny Wellings
    - Loss of Faith (1994) - Penny Wellings
    - Cave In (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - Dragged from the Wreckage (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - Head on Collisions (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - Call Sign Cowboy (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - Public Relations (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - The Wisdom of Solomon (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - Heartbreak (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - A Different World (1993) - Penny Wellings
    - The Hill (1993) - Penny Wellings
    1993
    Typhon's People (TV Movie) as
    Maia Tertius
    1991
    The Flying Doctors (TV Series) as
    Penny Wellings
    - Life Lessons (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - Visionaries (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - Wimp (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - Blind Obsession (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - The Accomplice (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - Trouble with M.E (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - Luck of the Draw (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - Uncle Cyrano (1992) - Penny Wellings
    - Once Bitten (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Chasing Rainbows (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Dirty Linen (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Yesterday's News (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Visitors Welcome (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Broken Promises (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Lost Rainbows (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Johnno Be Good (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Bone China (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - The Games We Play (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Secrets (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Two Splatt Shuffle (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - My Little Patch (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - The Good Book (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - The Stranger (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - The Christening (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Monkey (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Jacqueline (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Unfinished Business (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - The Last Dance (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Out of the Blue (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Nymphs and Nightmares (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Freedom (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Changing Times (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Open Day (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Being Positive (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Family (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Something, Nothing (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Double Life (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Last of the Cochranes (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Against the Current (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Masquerade (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Walk, Don't Run (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Clipped Wings (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Breaking Down the Wall (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Murphy's Law (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - A Little Miracle (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Father & Son (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - Swinging on the Rope (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - My Mother's Child (1991) - Penny Wellings
    - The Sleep of Reason (1991) - Penny Wellings
    1988
    Raw Silk (TV Movie) as
    Josie
    Self
    2009
    Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.8 (2009) - Self
    2007
    20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Adults Only 20 to 01: Sexiest Movie Scenes (2009) - Self
    - Girls on Film (2008) - Self
    - Movie Saints and Sinners (2007) - Self
    - Sexiest Movie Moments (2007) - Self
    - Movie Heroes & Villains (2007) - Self
    2004
    The 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2004
    The Chaser Decides (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.1 (2004) - Self
    2000
    The Big Schmooze (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.21 (2000) - Self
    2000
    Good News Week (TV Series) as
    Self - Master of Ceremonies
    - GNW Debate - Sex is Never Safe (2000) - Self - Master of Ceremonies
    1997
    Club Buggery (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #3.23 (1997) - Self
    1992
    Sex (TV Series)
    - Episode dated 19 March 1992 (1992)
    1990
    The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Host
    Archive Footage
    1997
    Century of Cinema (TV Series documentary) as
    Tania Degano
    - 40,000 years of dreaming (1997) - Tania Degano
    1995
    Halifax f.p. (TV Series) as
    Corri Neale
    - The Feeding (1995) - Corri Neale (uncredited)

    References

    Sophie Lee Wikipedia


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