Georgina “Georgie” Parker (born 16 December 1964 in Sydney) is an Australian television actress. She grew up in the suburb of St. Ives

Parker attended St Ives North Public School[2] in primary and attended the all-girls’ Abbotsleigh School for Girls, in Sydney. She has been married since December 1999 to Steve Worland, the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight feature film Bootmen (2000). They have a daughter, Holly, born in September 2000.

Parker was first seen on Yahoo Serious’ Young Einstein, before becoming known on Australian TV through her role as nurse Lucy Gardiner in A Country Practice[1] from 1989 to 1992. She also appeared as Despina, Memo’s love interest, in the 90’s sitcom, Acropolis Now and young firefighter “Mad Dog” Cartwright in the first season of Fire (TV series). From 1998 until 2005, Parker played Sister Teresa (Terri) Sullivan, a nurse and former nun, on the Australian medical drama series All Saints, for which she was awarded a number of Logies, including ‘Most Popular Actress’ in 2001. This saw her pick up the award for the fourth time, having won 3 times from 1991–1993 for her role on A Country Practice. In the 2001 & 2002 Parker won the Gold Logie or ‘Most Popular TV Personality’ firmly cementing her place as an Australian television favourite.

In 2002, Parker took part in the Australian musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, where she appeared as “Kate Conroy“, the daughter of the Station owner, “John Conroy” – and the romantic interest of “Jim Ryan” (The Man).

In 2004 Parker starred in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Scenes From A Separation, as journalist Nina Molyneux. After concluding her work on All Saints in 2005, Parker starred in the Ensemble Theatre’s production of ‘Chapter Two’ as actress Jennie MacLaine.

In 2006, she joined the Nine Network to host the new TV show, Clever. She also appears on the ABC children’s show Play School and starred in the telemovie ‘Stepfather Of The Bride’ for the same network. In 2006 she also headlined the Network Ten tele-movie The Society Murders. She was a semi-regular guest on the show The Glass House.

She was in The Wiggles DVD “Racing to the Rainbow”.

Georgie Parker starred in the drama Emerald Falls, which aired on the Network Ten. She also briefly hosted Animal Emergency for Channel Nine in 2008. She also acted as the New South Wales Premier in the telemovie Scorched for Channel Nine in 2008. Vince Colosimo was also in this telemovie, which was supported by the Australian Film Finance Corporation.

Parker also released a children’s album in 2008.

In 2010, she appeared as Det. Senior Sergeant Susan Blake on the Australian drama City Homicide. She plays Miss Monica in David Williamson’s Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica.

The Seven Network announced in August 2010 that Parker would play the returning character Ruth “Roo” Stewart in Home and Away. The character was previously portrayed by Justine Clarke.

Parker has been nominated for Logie Awards several times, and has won many Logies, including two Gold Logies.

Awards for Georgie Parker include:

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  • 1990: Logie Award for the Most Popular New Talent (for A Country Practice)
  • 1991: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 1992: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 1993: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for A Country Practice)
  • 2001: Logie Award for the Most Popular Actress (for All Saints)
  • 2001: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2002: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

 

  • Georgie Parker is an Australian television and film actress. She grew up in the suburb of St. Ives and attended St Ives North Public School in primary and then the all-girls’ Abbotsleigh School for Girls, in Sydney. She has been married since December 1999 to Steve Worland, the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight feature film Bootmen (2000). They have a daughter, Holly, born in September 2000.
  • Parker first became famous through her role as nurse Lucy Gardiner in A Country Practice from 1989 to 1992. She also appeared as Despina, Memo’s love interest, in the 90’s sitcom, Acropolis Now. More recently, from 1998 until 2005, Parker played Sister Teresa (Terri) Sullivan, a nurse and former nun, on the Australian medical drama series All Saints, for which she was awarded a number of Logies.
  • She played young firefighter “Mad Dog” Cartwright in the first season of Fire (TV series).
  • In 2002, Parker took part in the Australian musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, where she appeared as “Kate Conroy”, the daughter of the Station owner, “John Conroy” – and the romantic interest of “Jim Ryan” (The Man).
  • In 2004 Parker starred in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of ‘Scenes From A Separation’, as journalist Nina Molyneux. After concluding her work on All Saints in 2005, Parker starred in the Ensemble Theatre’s production of ‘Chapter Two’, starring as actress Jennie MacLaine.
  • In 2006, she joined the Nine Network to host the new TV show, Clever. She also appears on the Abcchildren’s show Play School and starred in the tele-movie ‘Stepfather Of The Bride’ for the same network. In 2006 she also headlined the Network Ten tele-movie The Society Murders. She was a semi-regular guest on the show The Glass House.
  • Currently Georgie Parker is working on the drama Emerald Falls, which airs on the TEN network.
  • Parker has been nominated for Logie Awards several times, and has won many Logies, including two Gold Logies. Georgie Parker has also signed on to host Animal Emergency for Channel Nine. It will be on air in 2008. As well as this, she is in the process of filming the tele-movie ‘Scorched’ for Channel Nine. VInce Colosimo is also in this tele-movie, which has been supported by the Australian Film Finance Corporation.
  • Much loved, award-winning actress Georgie Parker joins the cast of Home and Away in 2010 as ‘Roo’ (Ruth) Stewart.
  • Georgie wanted to be a ballet dancer but she suffered from scoliosis and her back could not handle the strains of dancing professionally. She became a household name through her 1989 role as nurse Lucy Gardiner in A Country Practice and went on to star in Acropolis Now and Fire. In 1998 Georgie starred as Terri Sullivan in medical drama All Saints, cementing her status as an Australian television favorite. Georgie is a presenter on Play School with Jay Laga’aia who plays Elijah.
  • Georgie’s theatre credits include the musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, Scenes from a Separation, Chapter Two and David Williamson’s Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica.
  • For her television roles, Georgie has won seven Logie awards, including two Gold Logies. Georgie’s debut on Home and Away marks her return to series television.
  • Roo, the daughter of iconic Summer Bay resident Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) returns to town after years of living abroad. The role was originally portrayed by Justine Clarke and marks Georgie’s permanent return to series television.
  • “I’m thrilled to be back at Channel Seven and to be part of Home and Away,” Georgie said.
  • “Working with Ray is a joy. We are having a fantastic time together. The whole cast and crew has been wonderful.”
  • Away from the screen, Georgie enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter Holly. It’s her now 10-year-old’s interest in Home and Away that has helped bring Georgie back.
  • “My daughter had switched on to a couple of episodes and had developed a crush on Hugo, played by the lovely Bernard Curry,” Georgie says.