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19 February - Lisa McCune, from checkout chick to Logie winner

Unread postby Max ADU » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:57 pm

Australian Birthday Today
19th February

**see video of Lisa as a checkout chick below

Lisa McCune (born 19 February 1971)
is a four-time Gold Logie Award winning Australian actress, best known for her role as Senior Constable Maggie Doyle in Blue Heelers, and as Lt. Kate McGregor in Sea Patrol.

Lisa early start in life
Born in Sydney, McCune grew up in Perth. She first performed on stage at the age of 15 playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the Limelight Theatre in Wanneroo, Western Australia.

After graduating at age 16, she was immediately accepted into both the classical singing and musical theatre courses at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts embarking on the musical theatre course and graduated with a BA in Music Theatre

Lisa in 1990, became one of WAAPA's youngest ever graduates.

The Coles and Blue Heelers girl
In February 1991 Lissa won a twelve-month contract with Coles Supermarkets for a series of print and TV advertisements in which she played Lisa, the girl-next-door checkout-chick

At the age of 22, McCuneshot to fame in September 1993 when she debuted as Constable Maggie Doyle in Blue Heelers for seven seasons.

During this time she won the Gold Logie Award, four times for Most Popular Television Personality.

In 2000, her character was killed off and was one of the major factors in the ratings slump for the popular Blue Heelers.

In the spotlight on stage
After leaving Blue Heelers
Lisa appeared in a number of musicals and other stage productions.

Lisa starring as Maria von Trapp in alongside John Waters, Bert Newton, Nikki Webster, Rachel Marley and later Rob Guest.

Lisa appeared in Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific at the Sydney Opera House, the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, and the Brisbane Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

The return to TV as the Executive Officer, Royal Australian Navy patrol boat.
From 2007 until 2011, McCune returned in the Nine Network drama series, Sea Patrol.

Lisa was the
Executive Officer (second in command) Lieutenant Kate McGregor, of HMAS Hammersley, a fictional Royal Australian Navy patrol boat.

Although Sea Patrol was a very popular series the show was cancelled due to financial issues

McCune wins several television awards.
• Four consecutive Gold Logie awards (won in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000) for her role in Blue Heelers
• Five consecutive Most popular Actress' awards (won in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) for Blue Heelers
• One Most Popular New Talent award in 1995 for Blue Heelers
and been also nominated for:
• Three Gold Logie awards (in 1996 and 2001 for Blue Heelers and in 2008 for Sea Patrol)
• Most Outstanding Actress award in 2006 for Hell Has Harbour Views
• Most Popular Actress award in 2008 for Sea Patrol

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