Jodie Dorday

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Jodie Dorday started her theatre career with Auckland Theatre Company’s Dancing at Lughnasa in 1995 and the ATC stage is still very much her happy place! In fact, it was the lure of playing Mrs Wilkinson in ATC’s Billy Elliot the Musical in 2016 that brought her back to New Zealand. She’s loved every minute of being home and continuing her acting journey. In May, she fulfilled a bucket-list goal by performing Roger Hall’s one-woman play, The Book Club. She was humbly surprised at the success of the season and is now producing a tour later in the year. Jodie’s performing highlights include working alongside her mum, Debbie Dorday, at Burgundy’s, Sydney Theatre Company’s King Lear, playing Trish (Cheryl West’s mum) in Westside, and Anthony McCarten’s film Via Satellite, for which she picked up the Best Supporting Actress award at the Nokia New Zealand Film Awards. Jodie has recently lived in Bali with her son JJ and spunky husband, Troy, and enjoyed scooting around with the odd stray dog on her scooter and drinking fresh coconut juice! She would like to acknowledge the support of her wonderful agents Kathryn Rawlings and Ascia Maybury and her fabulous mum and hubby. Sit back, relax and laugh…