Most Promising Actresses Of The Month – May 2019 Edition

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1. Jody Lee Harris (Australia)

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Originally from London and now residing in Melbourne, Jody has many years’ experience in leading roles within independent films. Jody’s credits include the AACTA and Logie award-winning ABC TV Show ‘Utopia’ in which Jody starred opposite Rob Sitch. She also worked on the re-voicing for the popular Hotel’s Combined Australian commercial which was sent to the UK audience. Jody completed NIDA’s Screen Actors Studio 1 Year program in 2017. Last year she played Brittney in Benny Goldman’s upcoming film ‘Mission Control’, in which he changed the character to a female to have her in the film. She recently worked on the new Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears feature film, supporting with voice acting for post-production. In her spare time, Jody likes to see films at art house cinemas and enjoys going to the theatre.

2. Pari Parandoush (Australia)

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Pari Parandoush is an Australian actor of Russian, Greek and Persian heritage. From her magnetic attraction to film, acting and the human condition, at 13 she began her training, going onto study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), McDonald College, the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), currently trains one on one with international acting coach, Paul Parker and will shortly be joining the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts on a scholarship in New York, followed by the Hollywood Immersive in LA. Within the first 6 months of her career, her physical abilities and understanding of the role saw her land a leading role in the independent action-comedy feature film ‘Six Feet Down Under’, where she went on to do all of her own stunts. Pari is also attached to the anticipated, horror feature film ‘Are You Scared Yet?’ starring Bill Moseley, Lauren Grimson, Mia Talerico, Roger Ward and Basil Hoffman, local drama-slice of life feature film inspired by true events ‘A Recurrence’ as well as two soon to be announced productions and her announced debut on the international market in upcoming, surreal, psychological-crime-horror feature film ‘AIYAI: Wrathful Soul’ which will be screened worldwide. This follows Pari’s previous work on mystery horror feature film ‘The Mystery of McEvoy’, apocalyptic zombie horror feature film ‘Virus of the Dead 2’ and gritty drama short film ‘Done Deal’. Other film credits include; ‘Absolute Zero’, ‘The Immortality of the Bounty Hunters’, ‘Best Present’ and ‘Zobi’.

3. Winnie Mzembe (Australia)

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Winnie Mzembe is an Australian born actress who began intense training at 8 years of age. In 2008, she received an award of excellence from the well-renowned acting coach and drama co-ordinator D. Findlay. Later that year, she auditioned for the senior extension programs and was granted opportunity for further studies run under the strict teaching of the Queensland Actors Playhouse. By 2010, Winnie was an ambassador for the La boîte theatre company and by 2012 Winnie was working in and behind the scenes of short films. In 2015, Winnie was thrilled when she got the call to play a maid in the 5th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga: Dead Men Tell No Tales. She was also extremely humbled when she was called upon to play an Asgardian in the 3rd installment of THOR: Ragnarok, and later jumped on board the set of Aquaman. Winnie’s success began to reach new heights when she was cast as “Michelle” in the award-winning film “Sophie’s Turn” where she portrayed, a rebellious, yet sensitive character.

4. Kate-Michelle Simms (Australia)

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Currently studying screen-acting at The Australian Film and Television Academy (TAFTA), Kate-Michelle Simms has only recently begun pursuing a career in the acting industry. However, that has not stopped the ambitious 26-year-old from already building a strong reputation for herself on both the stage and screen. Kate-Michelle first fell in love with the craft of acting through her involvement in community theatre and has had the honour of playing many diverse roles on stage including Bella Manningham in “Gaslight”, Alice Tinker in “The Vicar of Dibley”, and Amy March in “Little Women”. In 2017 she made her screen-acting debut in the recurring guest role of Sophie on the Aurora Community Channel’s cult hit “Pete Boone, Private Eye”. Since then she has also appeared as an uncredited school student in the Australian feature film “Book Week” and portrayed roles in several short films currently in post-production. These include the lead role of Candice in “You’ve Got Me” and the supporting role of Pandora in “The Tame Painter”.

5. Renee Kypriotis (Australia)

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Renee Kypriotis began her training at The Melbourne Actors Lab at the age of 15 after moving from Sydney. Whilst under the mentorship of Peter Kalos, Renee has been able to refine her voice as an actor. Through working in theatre and film she has had the opportunity to hone her craft and develop her skill set over the past four years. She portrays her title role in the film SKATES which won best short film at Emerge Film Festival and is also part of St Kilda & Hollyshorts Film Festival’s official selection of 2018. She recently portrayed the character of Girleen in THE LONESOME WEST; a Lab Theatre production performed at the Alex Theatre.

6. Skylar (Australia)

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Skylar is an Actress and Model who’s based in Brisbane. She has experience in Theatre, Feature Films, Short Films, TVC, MV, TV Series, Corporate Videos, and Voice Acting. Skylar is best known for her lead roles in a Feature Film “Redeemed” as a Queen of Clubs, Short film “Finders Keepers”, TV Commercial “Urbanest Student Accommodation”, Music Video “Deleted Romantic” by The Red Paintings, an Australian band based in USA. Skylar has mostly appeared in a Music Video “Lady, I’m a baby” by Roberta Francia in London. She will also be appearing in a Sydney’s TV series “A Troubled Town” as a Asian Gangster Mafia’s Girlfriend later this year.

Vote for who you think should be the “Most Promising Actress of the Month” in the poll below! The winner will appear on our website and will be featured in our magazine. The poll closes on the 31st of May, 2019 at 12 am AEST (Sydney, Australia time) and you are eligible to vote only once per day (after you’ve voted, 24 hours must pass after the time you voted, for you to be able to see the voting form and vote again the next day). Please note that voting is also restricted to just ONE vote per IP address. Vote NOW and make your voice heard!   

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