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Author:Lauren and Glenda Hewett

Lauren Hewett


Birthdate:Jan 8 1981
Height:1.50 m (5 ft)
Hair color:Brown
Characters:Kylie in “Strictly Ballroom”, Ebony in “The Miraculous Mellops 2”, Kat in “Mission Top Secret 2”, Mikki in “Home and Away”, Mera in “Ocean Girl Season 2, 3, 4”, Kathy in “Spellbinder 2”, Guest roles on episodes of “G.P.” and “A Country Practice”


Lauren Hewett has been working in the entertainment industry since she was six years of age. Lauren has studied in both dance and vocals, and has achieved success in both areas. Lauren’s first job was a television commercial for QUIK, a milk drink. Since that time Lauren has worked on stage, film, and television. At eight years of age, Lauren sang and danced on stage as “Baby”, in the musical “The Seven Little Australians”, where her love for acting was realised.

Her greatest achievements to date for acting, are receiving two AFI Awards (Australian Film Industry Awards). In 1991, “Best Acting by a Juvenile” in a Feature Film, for her portrayal of a young girl who contracts leukaemia, and which results in her death, in the film “Act of Necessity”. Then in 1993, “Most Outstanding Performance by a Young Actor on Television”, for her role as “X”, the organiser of her Zyrgonese family, in the television series, “Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left”. Playing various roles in a number of productions has enabled Lauren to work with some excellent actors and crew, and give her experience at playing a wide range of characters.

Filming has sometimes meant that Lauren has had to travel to other countries. This has given her the opportunity of seeing other cultures, and making many friends, as well as visiting some interesting places. Lauren has filmed in New Zealand, Poland, China, and England, as well as Australia. Lauren has also performed live in the USA, in Hawaii and Disneyland.

Through acting Lauren has been able to try many things, such as, scuba diving, boogie boarding down rapids, parapenting, swimming with whales and dolphins, horse riding, and rafting. Lauren appreciates letters from her fans, which come from many countries, from children to adults. Some people follow her from show to show and take note of the difference that clothes, hair, and make up can create.

When not filming Lauren attends school, and is in Senior High School. She hopes to achieve a good result which will enable her to further her education. At present acting is her first choice, however Lauren realises that this may change, and wants to be prepared if this should happen. Lauren’s other interests are listening to music, seeing a movie, and catching up with friends.