name = Pia Miranda
birth_date = Birth date and age|1973|6|15|df=y
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
occupation = Actor
Pia Miranda (born 15 June 1972) is an Australian, multi-award-winning actor whose career was launched with her successful 2000 role in the feature film
Looking for Alibrandi, an Australian film based on the novel by Melina Marchetta.
Film and Television Career
Melbourne, Australia, Pia Miranda is of Italian descent and spent the majority of her early life travelling throughout Australia with her family, attending a large number of schools. After completing her high school certificate, Miranda enrolled at La Trobe Universityin Melbourne, Victoria, studying Drama, majoring in acting.
After the completion of her Degree in Drama, Miranda began a
Bachelor of Artsdegree at Victoria University, Australia, majoring in theatre, chosen because of its strong content in the subject. Soon after this, Miranda found herself playing Karen Oldman on the Australian soap " Neighbours", from 1998 to 1999. At this time, Miranda was also starring in the ABC television series " Bondi Banquet", playing Jo Tognetti. This was the starting point for Miranda's future success within the Australian film and television industry, quickly being chosen for the role of Josephine Alibrandi in the hugely successful Australian movie " Looking for Alibrandi", directed by Kate Woodsin 2000.
The movie was based on the very popular novel written by
Melina Marchettain 1992, where seventeen-year-old Josephine Alibrandi deals with the stresses of Year Twelve, her illegitimacy, the reunion with her father, new-found companionship, the death of her close friend and life as a third-generation migrant in contemporary Australian society. Pia Miranda co-starred with fellow prominent Australian actors Kick Gurry, Anthony LaPaglia, Greta Scacchi, Elana Cottaand Matthew Newton. The movie received critical acclaim, with Pia Miranda receiving the Australian Film Instituteaward in 2000 for Best Actress for her performance.
In 2002, Pia Miranda played a small role in the US movie, "Queen of the Damned", although her scene was cut from the film as it appeared on the
DVD. Also in 2002, Pia Miranda starred in "The Doppelgangers". The movie was part of a project where eight award-winning Australian filmmakers were given a short film script by celebrated writer Brendan Cowell. Filmmakers had to name their own film and characters and adhere to a set of rules, such as shooting on digital cameras and making no dialogue changes. The project had limited success.
Following "The Doppelgangers", Pia Miranda starred in another Australian film "
Garage Days", playing Tanya. The coming-of-age comedy revolved around a young Sydney band trying to gain a foothold in the competitive pub rock scene. The movie was well received within Australia and is available on DVD. In 2003, Pia Miranda played the role of Leanne Ferris in "Travelling Light", about two sisters growing up in Adelaidein the early 1970s. Following this, Pia also starred in "Right Here Right Now" in 2004, her most recent acting role.
Though Pia Miranda is best known as a film actress, she has also featured in some of Australia's leading television series. She was a recurring guest star on the long-running drama "All Saints" in 1998, and the popular Australian drama "
The Secret Life of Us", playing Talia. Miranda has also been featured in " The Glass House", " Grass Roots" and the Australian talk show" The Panel".
She has also worked as a celebrity artist for [http://www.warchild.org.au/events.htm A Midwinter Night’s Dream] , a ticketed charity auction of art with pillow cases as the medium and inspired by the childhood dreams of artists and celebrities, to raise money for War Child Australia. Pia was also a judge for the 2005
Project Greenlightcompetition, with fellow actors such as Sam Worthington. Pia's sister, Nicole Miranda, starred in the Australian film "Moving Out" with Vince Collosimo.
In March 2001, Miranda married long-time partner
Luke Hannigan, lead singer of the Australian band Lo-Telat the Elvis Presley chapel in Las VegasFact|date=July 2008.
The Tender Hook(2008) .... Daisy
The Secret Life of Us
**"The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Part 2 (2004) TV Episode .... Talia"
**" The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Part 1 (2004) TV Episode .... Talia"
**"Let the Burning Begin (2003) TV Episode .... Talia"
**" Outside the Loop (2003) TV Episode .... Talia"
**"Only the Brave, or the Dumb (2003) TV Episode .... Talia" (2 more)
Right Here Right Now(2004) .... Mads
Travelling Light(2003) .... Leanne Ferris
**"Youth (2003) TV Episode .... Ruth Levine"
The Doppelgangers(2002) .... Cornell (Kite)
Garage Days(2002) .... Tanya
Queen of the Damned(2002) .... Jesse's Roommate "... aka Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned (USA: complete title)"
**"Duty Bound (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay"
**"Bosom of the Family (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay"
**"Another Place, Another Time (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay"
**"The Cost of Living (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay"
** "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (2000) TV Episode .... Brittany Finlay"
Looking for Alibrandi(2000) .... Josie Alibrandi
Bondi Banquet(1999) TV Series .... Jo Tognetti
Neighbours(1985) TV Series .... Karen Oldman (1998-1999)
The Glass House
**"Episode #2.32 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself"
**"Episode #3.35 (2000) TV Episode .... Herself"
**"Episode #3.10 (2000) TV Episode .... Herself"
The Big Schmooze
**"Episode #1.1 (2000) TV Episode .... Herself"
The Chaser's War on Everything
**"Episode #1.9 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself"
Good News Week
**"Episode #1.6 (2008) TV Episode .... Herself"
Looking for Alibrandi
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217629/ IMDB Looking For Alibrandi Page]
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