|Born||15 November 1977|
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Ursula Yovich (born 15 November 1977) is an Australian actress and singer.
She has appeared in more than 20 theatre and musical theatre productions, including Capricornia, Mother Courage and her Children , The Sapphires , Natural Life, Nailed, The Sunshine Club , Jerry Springer the Opera , Nathaniel Storm, and The Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossomand in the films Jindabyne, Australia and Goldstone . She was the subject of an episode of the SBS documentary series Blaktrax.
Grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. Her father, Slobodan Jović, was a Serbian immigrant who anglicised his name to Stan Yovich. Her mother is from northwest Arnhem Land near the Blythe River, with the closest community being Maningrida.She is married to Stewart O'Connell, a lawyer. The couple has one daughter.
In 2019 Yovich was nominated for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting for her original rock musical comedy, Barbara and the Camp Dogs , co-written with playwright Alana Valentine.The play had its premiere performance at Belvoir St. Theatre in Sydney in 2017, and in the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards, Yovich was nominated for Best New Australian Work, Best Original Score and Best Female Actor. The work also received a Music Theatre AWGIE nomination.
In 2016 Ursula was awarded the Sidney Myer individual award as a recognition of her outstanding body of work in theatre. She also received the Balnaves Foundation's Indigenous playwrights award later in the same year.
Yovich has won three Helpmann Awards, for Best Female Actor in a Play in 2007 for her performance in Capricornia and for Best Female Actor in a Musical and Best Original Score in 2019 for Barbara and the Camp Dogs .She has also been nominated multiple times for lead and supporting roles in plays and musicals, and as Best Cabaret Performer in 2010 for Magpie Blues.
|2010||Aesop's Way||Adrian's Wife||Short|
|2013||Destiny in the Dirt||Danni||Short|
|2013||Around the Block||Chrissie|
|2019||Top End Wedding||Daffy Ford|
|2019||Totem and Ore||Testimonies reader||Documentary|
|2002||Blue Heelers||Elvira Cook||Episode: "Reflection"|
|2012||Devil's Dust||Pauline Gordon||TV miniseries|
|2012–2013||Redfern Now||Nic Shields||Episodes: "Stand Up", "Pokies"|
|2014||Rake||Holly||Episodes: "3.4", "3.5"|
|2014||The Gods of Wheat Street||Eden Freeburn||Regular role|
|2014||The Code||Kitty Boyd||Recurring role|
|2017||Little J & Big Cuz||Levi||TV series|
|2020||Mystery Road||TV miniseries, filming|
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