|Born||June 21, 1990|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rarriwuy Hick (born 1990/1991 ) is an Australian actress, known for her roles in the television series Redfern Now , Cleverman and Wentworth .
Hick was born in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in both the suburb of Lilyfield, and in Dhalinybuy, an Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. [ citation needed ]She was raised speaking Yolŋu Matha and other Indigenous languages before learning English, and speaks seven dialects. Her mother, Janet Munyarryun, a Yolngu woman, was a founding member of Bangarra Dance Theatre. Her father is Paul Hick who was born in England.
Throughout her education, Hick was inspired by her mother to pursue dance and the arts. She attended a Catholic girls high school and showed sufficient interest in dance to establish a troupe.In 2009, she commenced studies at the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College,. She was asked to audition for the Aboriginal-produced play Wrong Skin, and was successful, performing on the tour while studying.
Hick was living in Arnhem Land at the time of the 2007 Northern Territory National Emergency Response. She later remarked that the intervention was not having an effect on child abuse like intended and instead that her family's lives and finances were being "completely controlled by the government".
She established the dance group Yapa Mala and led its choreography.In 2011, she starred in the theatre play Bloodland.
In May 2013, Hick and other actors from theatre production The Shadow King in Melbourne were refused taxi rides by several drivers who reportedly drove off after observing that the group members were of Indigenous appearance.
In 2016, Hick starred in a revival of the Louis Nowra play The Golden Age by the Sydney Theatre Company and her performance and dance received praise.
In 2018, Hick started a social media campaign using the hashtag #ourkidsbelongwithfamilies, which became a "rallying cry" of Indigenous Australians fighting to maintain their families together against removals and resettlement of children by authorities.
|2012||TV||Move It Mob Style||Herself||Episode 4|
|2012||Film||She Say||Short film|
|2012–2013||TV||Redfern Now||Robyn Davis||2 episodes|
|2013||Television film||The Broken Shore||Suzie Pascoe|
|2013||Television film||The Outlaw Michael Howe||Mary|
|2013||Film||The Hunter||Short film|
|2014||Film||One Short Day||Woman||Short film|
|2014||TV||The Gods of Wheat Street||Electra Freeburn||6 episodes|
|2015||Television film||Redfern Now: Promise Me||Robyn Davis|
|2018||TV||Black Comedy||Various Characters||6 episodes|
|2019||TV||Molly and Cara||Cara|
|2013||The Shadow King||Cordelia|
|2016||The Golden Age||Betsheb|
|2011||Deadly Awards||Female Actor of the Year||Wrong Skin||Nominated|
|2012||Deadly Awards||Female Actor of the Year||Bloodland||Nominated|
|2015||AACTA Awards||Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama||Redfern Now||Nominated|
|2016||Logie Awards||Most Outstanding Supporting Actress||"Promise Me", Redfern Now||Nominated|
|2016||Equity Ensemble Awards||Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Movie or Miniseries||The Outlaw Michael Howe||Nominated|
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