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Virginia Gay graduated WAAPA, then spent four years pretending to be a nurse on All Saints, six months pretending to be a cop on Savage River (ABC, Paramount+), and five years on Winners & Losers, where she pretended to know a lot about high finance. That last one, particularly, was a stretch.

Most recently Virginia starred in SBS’ Safe Home, chewed up the scenery in Thank God You’re Here, was a grand finalist in Dancing With The Stars, and was nominated for a Logie for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for After The Verdict.

In 2024, Virginia will be the Artistic Director for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress for Calamity Jane, starred in the film Judy & Punch which premiered at Sundance, and wrote and directed her short film Paper Cut, which made Tropfest finals.

In 2020 she wrote two new plays: an adaptation of Cyrano for Melbourne Theatre Company, which had a sold out season October 2022, and The Boomkak Panto, which was a smash hit for Belvoir Christmas 2021. She starred in both and also co-directed The Boomkak Panto.