Simmone Jade Mackinnon
Simone Jade Mackinnon
19 March 1973
|Residence||Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia|
|Other names||Monie Mack, Simmo|
|Partner(s)||Dominic James (?–?); 1 child |
|Children||Madigan James Mackinnon|
Simone Jade Mackinnon (born 19 March 1973) is an Australian actress.
Mackinnon was born Simmone Jade Mackinnon in Mount Isa, Queensland in 1973 to Ian and Annette Mackinnon. She has a brother and a sister, Robbie and Kym. She and her family later uprooted to Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.
Mackinnon began her acting career in 1988, appearing in the Australian feature film Something About Love. Two further features followed, Dating the Enemy and Dust of the Wings, where she appeared in small roles, although her role in Dust of the Wing was a larger part. In 1997, she began to appear on television. She had a guest appearance on the fantasy television series Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord, a sequel to the original series Spellbinder. Mackinnon is known for her role in the Baywatch spin-off series Baywatch: Hawaii, where she played the role of 'Allie Reese' opposite David Hasselhoff. She appeared as a regular during the show's first season. MacKinnon is best known for her role as 'Stevie Hall' (later 'Hall-Ryan') in the Logie Award-winning Australian television series McLeod's Daughters, where she appeared at the end of season three through the final season in 2009. Her role as Stevie earned her several Logie Award nominations, for Most Popular New Female Talent and Most Popular Actress. In 2007 & 2009, she received Gold Logie Award nominations. Mackinnon's other television work includes roles on Water Rats, All Saints, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, The Cut, Rescue: Special Ops, Cops L.A.C. and City Homicide. In 2001, she appeared with Powers Boothe in the television mini-series Attila, which also featured Gerard Butler, and in 2003, she starred in the Syfy television film Deep Shock. Mackinnon also played roles in three direct-to-video films, Python, Dark Waters and Submission, for which she also served as producer.
From 1993 to 1995 she toured with the musical Cats (in the role of the cat "Cassandra") through Australia and Asia. In June 2009, Mackinnon appeared as a presenter alongside host Karl Stefanovic and Scott Cam in Random Acts of Kindness on the Nine Network. Mackinnon completed a second season of Random Acts of Kindness in January 2010.
Mackinnon gave birth to her first child, a boy, Madigan James Mackinnon, on 19 March 2010, her 37th birthday.
Dogs have always been a part of her life. She was named an RSPCA superhero "for giving love, respect and support to all animals". As a child traveling with her parents, she found an abandoned Australian Cattle Dog, and since then has had ACDs in her life. Her current dogs are Australian Cattle Dog Maha Kala and terrier Mr Miyagi.
|1988||Something About Love||Therapist|
|1996||Dating the Enemy||Doctor's Assistant|
|1997||Dust of the Wings||Mel|
|1997||Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord||TV Girl||Episode: "Sun Becomes a Star"|
|1998||Water Rats||Bianca Mathias||Episode: "Epiphany"|
|1998–1999||All Saints||Stripper/Kimberly 'Krystal' Woods||Episodes: "Christmas Spice", "Getting to Know You"|
|1999||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World||Elura||Episode: "Nectar"|
|1999–2000||Baywatch||Allie Reese||24 episodes|
|2002||Python II||Nalia||Television film|
|2003||Deep Shock||Dr. Anne Fletcher||Television film|
|2003||Dark Waters||Robin Turner||Direct to video|
|2003–2009||McLeod's Daughters||Stevie Hall (Stevie Hall-Ryan)||Lead role; 154 episodes|
Nominated — Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (2004)
Nominated — Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2007)
Nominated — Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2007)
Nominated — Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2008)
Nominated — Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2009)
Nominated — Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2009)
|2009||The Cut||Dominica Blaine||Episode: "Pursed Lips"|
|2009||Rescue: Special Ops||Fiona Charlton||5 episodes|
|2010||Cops L.A.C.||Justine Taylor||Episode: "The Killer Wore Sneakers"|
|2010||City Homicide||Liz Chisholm||Episode: "Atonement"|
|2009–2011||Random Acts of Kindness||Herself, presenter||Seasons one and two|
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