Jessica Tovey (born 10 November 1987) is an Australian actress.
Tovey graduated from the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts
and has made appearances for various drama companies. She is best
known for her role of
Belle Taylor on the long-running Australian soap
opera Home and Away. Tovey joined the show in 2006 and was nominated
Logie Awards during her time there. In 2009, she announced she
Home and Away
Home and Away and her character was killed off. Tovey became
the face of American shoe company, Skechers. She appeared in
Underbelly: The Golden Mile in 2010 and Paper Giants: The Birth of
Cleo in 2011.
2 Personal life
5 External links
Born in Sydney, Tovey graduated from the Newtown High School of the
Performing Arts, where she appeared in a number of stage
productions. She has played leading roles at Australian Theatre for
Young People, drama festivals and in The Global Shakespeare Festival,
where she won acclaim for her performance in Macbeth. In 2005, she
joined the cast of children's program Wicked Science, as Nadine.
After completing her schooling, Tovey joined the cast of Home and Away
in 2006 as Belle Taylor. For her portrayal of the character, Tovey
was nominated for Most Popular New Female Talent and Most Popular
Actress at the 2007 and 2010
Logie Awards respectively. In April
2009, Tovey announced that she had quit
Home and Away
Home and Away and her
character was killed off.
In 2008, American shoe company,
Skechers announced that Tovey would be
their new celebrity face. Tovey became the first non-American to
feature in the brand's ad campaigns. Tovey joined the cast of
Underbelly: The Golden Mile in April 2010, appearing as Constable
Wendy Jones. In August, it was announced she had joined the cast of
Panic at Rock Island, a
Nine Network telemovie drama. Tovey also
made a guest appearance on police drama Cops L.A.C.. The actress
appeared in the 2011 ABC television miniseries Paper Giants: The Birth
of Cleo as Leslie Carpenter. Tovey was cast as Dani Varvaris in
the romantic-comedy drama Wonderland.
On stage, Tovey played in the world premiere of Lachlan Philpott's
play Truck Stop for Sydney's Q Theatre Company in 2012. Further
stage credits include Lola in a stage adaptation by
Tom Holloway of
Double Indemnity for the
Melbourne Theatre Company
Melbourne Theatre Company in 2016, a
touring production of Constellations by
Nick Payne for the Queensland
Theatre Company in 2017,, and Portia in Bell Shakespeare's touring
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice the same year.
Tovey is the daughter of author
Libby Gleeson and Euan Tovey, a New
Zealand research scientist. She has two older sisters, Amelia and
Josephine. Her sister Josephine is a journalist for The Sydney
Morning Herald and is currently based in New York.
Tovey in 2012
Smile for Me
Professor Kellog and the Colombian Bookshop Crack Adventure
Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story
Panic at Rock Island
The Two Mothers (aka Adoration)
Lemon Tree Passage
Episode: "Ghost Girl"
Home and Away
Regular role; Seasons 19–22
Underbelly: The Golden Mile
Episode: "Blood Types"
Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
Mr & Mrs Murder
Episode: "A Flare for Murder"
^ a b c d e "Cast – Jessica Tovey".
RTÉ Television. RTÉ. Retrieved
12 August 2010.
^ Bennett, Cath (5 April 2009). "Home when away". The Dominion Post.
Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013.
Retrieved 22 July 2010.
^ "Logie Award nominations". The
Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April 2007.
Retrieved 12 October 2009.
^ "2010 Logie Awards: Full list of winners". Perth Now. News Limited.
2 May 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
^ Rowe, Darren (17 August 2009). "Tovey reveals reason behind
'H&A' exit". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 22
^ Rowe, Darren (11 May 2009). "Tovey films final 'Home and Away'
scenes". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 22 July
^ a b "Skechers' new face". The New Zealand Herald. APN News &
Media. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
^ McWhirter, Erin (2 April 2010). "Meet the women of Underbelly, The
Golden Mile". The Advertiser. News Limited. Retrieved 12 August
^ Knox, David (9 August 2010). "
Panic at Rock Island cast announced".
TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
^ Vickery, Colin (17 September 2010). "Honeymoon period over for Cops
LAC after ratings dive". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times.
Retrieved 4 October 2010.
^ "Paper Giants: the story of Cleo". The Australian. News Limited. 29
March 2011. Archived from the original on 20 April 2011. Retrieved 20
^ Nauman, Zoe (28 April 2013). "Brooke back as Wonder woman".
news.com.au. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
^ "Truck Stop stars Eryn Jean Norvill, Jessica Tovey, Kristy Best and
Elena Carapetis" by Melissa Matheson, The Daily Telegraph, 25 May 2012
^ "Theatre review: Double Indemnity, Melbourne Theatre Company",
Herald Sun, 6 June 2016
^ Constellations review by Sonny Clarke, AussieTheatre.com, 10 April
^ "Bell Shakespeare's new Merchant of Venice calls out casual racism"
by Elissa Blake, The
Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2017
^ a b "Papers of
Libby Gleeson (1950– )". National Library of
Australia. July 1998. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
^ "National News Headlines – Latest Australian Breaking News". The
Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
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Jessica Tovey on IMDb
"Girl wonder" by Elissa Blake, The
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