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Charlotte Elise Best
16 January 1994
Best grew up in the suburb of Point Frederick in the township of Gosford. Along with her three brothers, Best attended Central Coast Grammar School where she won a performance award at the age of eight. From there she moved with her family to Beauty Point, attending SCECGS Redlands for six months until enrolling at Brent Street Performing Arts High School where she studied all aspects of performing arts.
Best made her television debut in 2007 in Home and Away, starring as Annie Campbell until 2010. She continued her education on-set, eventually completing her HSC in 2011 at Oxford Falls Grammar School where she won the music award. Three months into a full-time Global Studies course at the University of Technology, Sydney, Best accepted the role of Cheryl Haynes in Puberty Blues.
From a young age, Best has appeared regularly as a fashion model in such magazines as Barbie, Total Girl, Oyster and Cosmopolitan. She was the face of Miss Metallicus Clothing brand and appeared on Comedy Inc, and has modelled for Supre.
Her most notable role was as Annie Campbell in the long running TV series Home and Away between 2007 and 2010. Her character went on a student exchange to Japan, commencing October 2009, which was originally scheduled to be for 6 months. She returned on screen in March 2010, on a 6-week holiday break from Japan, before leaving again. Best earned a nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Logie Awards of 2008, which was won by Bindi Irwin.
In March 2012, it was announced, that Best had been cast as Cheryl Hayes in Network Ten's drama series Puberty Blues, which is based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette.
|2019||A Name Without a Place||Emma Lee Herring||in post-production|
|2018||Skinford 2||Zophia||in post-production|
|2018||Tidelands||Cal McTeer||10 episodes|
|2017||An American in Texas||Kara Warrington|
|2015||Alone||Nina 2||Short film|
|2015||Is This the Real World||Kim|
|2014||Soul Mates||Kelly||series 1|
|2012-2014||Puberty Blues||Cheryl Hayes||series 1 & 2|
|2007-2010||Home and Away||Annie Campbell||198 episodes|
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- Nicholls, Stavroula (11 February 2012). "It's the 'Best' house in the street". Manly Daily. News Limited. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- "Bindi Irwin wins Logie". News.com.au. News Limited. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- "Top cast joins Puberty Blues on TEN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "The 'Tidelands' Cast Brings A Wave Of International Talent To Netflix". Bustle. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
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