She plays the loveable Nina Proudman in Offspring but how did Asher Keddie become one of Australia’s favorite Actresses?
Asher Keddie’s very first role on television was a guest spot for the Australian Drama Five Mile Creek in 1985. After a string of guest roles in Australian films and television Asher starred in the ABC series State Coroner in 1997 which played a key role in her career. Following on from this she had many guest roles in Australian dramas like Blue Heelers, Stingers and the John Edwards drama The Secret Life of Us.
Asher Keddie’s big break came in the year of 2004 when she was cast in the Pay TV Australian drama Love My Way created by John Edwards. The role of Julia Jackson, a woman who struggles to cope with her own identity in the midst of family tragedy, saw her nominated for a total of four Most Outstanding Logie awards which are peer voted. She won an ASTRA Award for the role in 2007 – the show’s final year on air.
After Love My Way ended Asher was cast in the ABC telemovie Curtin about former Prime Minister John Curtin. In 2009 she had a lead role in the second season of Underbelly in which she scored another Outstanding Logie Nomination. Later that year Asher starred in the big budget Hollywood blockbuster X-Men Origins Wolverine, alongside Hugh Jackman, before going on to a 7 episode arc as reporter Jacinta Burns in Rush.
In 2010, she depicted author Blanche d’Alpuget in Hawke, a telemovie about the leadership of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Later that year Asher Keddie was cast as the lead role of Nina Proudman in Offspring. The role has cemented her as one of the nation’s most loved actresses, with her first most popular actress Logie win in 2011 – an award she also won in 2012.
Between seasons on Offspring in 2012 Asher took the part of Ita Butrose in the ABC telemovie Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo and mastered it successfully.
Sunday will be Asher’s third consecutive Gold Logie nomination, having been up for the award since 2011.