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Celia Pacquola

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Celia Pacquola

Award-Winning Comedian, Presenter, Writer and Actor

One of the most highly sought-after comedians in Australia and the UK, Celia is also a writer and actor who springs effortlessly between stage and screen, charming audiences and critics alike. She has become one of our best-loved and most in-demand performers in any genre.

Celia first picked up a mic as a contestant in the 2006 Raw Comedy competition. Since then, she has been nominated twice for the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Best Show and won numerous awards, including the Amused Moose Laughter Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the 2018 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer.

In 2016, Celia became the youngest woman to have hosted the Oxfam Gala for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

Celia has performed at the renowned Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and on the BBC's Live At The Apollo and recorded her own stand up special, "The Looking Glass", as part of the One Night Stan series in 2018.

In addition to her work as a stand-up comedian, Celia has also made guest appearances on several programs, including "Spicks and Specks", "The Project", and "Have You Been Paying Attention?". Internationally, she has been a guest on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks", "Chelsea Lately", and "The Rob Brydon Show".

A talented actor, Celia has won Best Supporting Actress at the AACTA Awards for her role as Dolly Faraday in the acclaimed ABC1 drama "The Beautiful Lie". She has also starred in the AACTA award-winning "Laid", Logie Award-winning drama "Offspring", and "Utopia", for which she won an AACTA Award in 2015. She has also been nominated twice for Most Popular Actress at the Logies and has won for her writing at the AWGIEs.

In 2016, Celia co-created, co-wrote and starred in the popular comedy series "Rosehaven" with Luke McGregor. She later won the 2017 Best Performance in a Television Comedy at the AACTAs. Rosehaven received two nominations at the 10th AACTA Awards in 2020 and 2021.

In 2018, Celia made her feature film debut in the smash hit NZ film "The Breaker Upperers", created by Madeline Sami and Jackie van Beek and produced by Taika Waititi.

In 2019, she also made her theatrical debut, starring in Black Swan State Theatre/Sydney Theatre Companies' production of the seldom-seen Australian feminist classic – Oriel Gray's "The Torrents".

Celia was the 2020 winner of "Dancing With The Stars" on Network Ten, winning $50K for her chosen Charity Safe Steps Victoria.

 

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