In 1985, along with friends from Melbourne University's revues, she created and starred in The D-Generation - a cult sketch comedy show that aired for three seasons on the ABC, Australia's highly-regarded public broadcaster. She was also part of the writing and performing team that created the Seven Network's weekly sketch comedy series Fast Forward, a smash-hit that would become the highest rated comedy program in the country's television history and which would earn her numerous awards for comedy performance at both The Logies (Australia's version of the Emmys) and The People's Choice.
In 1995, the series Big Girl's Blouse, which Szubanski and Fast Forward friends Gina Riley and Jane Turner wrote, produced and appeared in, won an Australian Writer's Guild Award for Best Comedy. Szubanski's other sketch comedy credits include Something Stupid for the Seven Network and the 2002 ABC series Kath and Kim.
In 2000, Szubanski created, co-produced and starred Dog Woman. Szubanski wrote the first episode of this murder mystery series, which received 2000 Logie Award nominations for best telemovie or miniseries and best screenplay.
Over the years, Szubanski has appeared in a variety of stage and television shows, including a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and roles in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice for the Sydney Theatre Company, A Royal Commission into the Australian Economy for Belvoir Street, and Bligh, a sitcom set in colonial Australia.
Magda Szubanski Facts
|April 12, 1961 (62)
|Kath & Kim (2005) -movie as Sharon Strezlecki
|Kath & Kim (2002) as Sharon Strezlecki
|The Crocodile Hunter (2002)
|Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
|Babe Family Double Feature (1995)