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Deborah Mailman

Deborah Mailman

Deborah Jane Mailman, (born 1972) is an Aboriginal Australian television and film actress, and singer. She was the first Aboriginal actress to win the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and has gone on to win four more both in television and film. The awards are now known as the AACTA Awards. Mailman first gained recognition for the 1998 film Radiance, for which she won her first AFI award. Mailman played the character Kelly Lewis on the Australian television series, The Secret Life of Us. and current role as Cherie Butterfield in the Australian drama series Offspring. She portrayed the role of Lorraine in the Australian TV series Redfern Now, and Aunt Linda in the television program Cleverman. Mailman is currently the main character in the Australian TV series Total Control. She had roles in Rabbit-Proof Fence, Bran Nue Dae, Oddball, The Sapphires, Paper Planes, Mental, Three Summers, Blinky Bill the Movie, The Book of Revelation, and The Monkey's Mask.
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