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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
Home and Away
. Tovey joined the show in 2006 and was nominated for two Logie Awards
Logie Awards
during her time there. In 2009, she announced she had quit Home and Away
Home and Away
and her character was killed off. Tovey became the face of American shoe company, Skechers
Skechers
. She appeared in Underbelly: The Golden Mile in 2010 and Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo in 2011.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career * 2 Personal life * 3 Filmography * 4 References * 5 External links

CAREER

Tovey graduated from the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts
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
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
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
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
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 .

PERSONAL LIFE

Tovey was born in Sydney
Sydney
. She is the daughter of author, Libby Gleeson and Euan Tovey, a New Zealand
New Zealand
research scientist. She has two older sisters, Amelia and Josephine. Her sister Josephine is a journalist for the Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald and is currently based in New York.

FILMOGRAPHY

Tovey in 2012.

Film YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2007 Smile for Me Simone

2010 Wanderlust Eva

2010 Professor Kellog and the Colombian Bookshop Crack Adventure Katy

2010 Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story Laura Korp

2011 Panic at Rock Island Nina Quinn Television movie

2011 Reception Actress Short film

2013 The Two Mothers Mary

2014 Lemon Tree Passage Maya

Television YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2005 Wicked Science Nadine Sterling Episode: "Ghost Girl"

2006–09 Home and Away
Home and Away
Belle Taylor Regular role; Seasons 19-22

2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Wendy Jones

2010 Cops L.A.C. Tash Episode: "Blood Types"

2011 Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo Leslie Carpenter

2012 Dance Academy Jess

2013 Mr ">

* ^ A B C D E "Cast – Jessica Tovey". RTÉ
RTÉ
Television. RTÉ
RTÉ
. Retrieved 12 August 2010. * ^ Bennett, Cath (5 April 2009). "Home when away". The Dominion Post . Fairfax Media
Fairfax Media
. Retrieved 22 July 2010. * ^ "Logie Award nominations". The Sydney
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
Digital Spy
. Hachette Filipacchi UK . Retrieved 22 July 2010. * ^ Rowe, Darren (11 May 2009). "Tovey films final \'Home and Away\' scenes". Digital Spy
Digital Spy