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Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley received international acclaim for his portrayal of five nominees in the ABC comedy 'We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year.' Creating and writing the series, Chris won the international Rose d'Or Award for Best Male Comedy Performance as well as Logie Awards for Most Outstanding New Talent and Best Comedy Series and the NSW Premiers Literary Award for Best Script Writing. The series also received nominations for four AFI awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay for Television and Best Lead Male Actor.

Chris's series 'Summer Heights High' was one of the highest-rated series of 2007 and became the biggest-selling TV series of all time in Australia.

Chris began his career as a stand-up comedian and voiceover artist, graduated to television and gained a cult following for his characters Extreme Darren and Mr. G in the sketch comedy series 'Big Bite' and 'Hamish and Andy' on the Seven Network. Chris is also a musician and wrote much of the music for 'Summer Heights High.' He released the single 'Naughty Girl,' which became one of the highest-selling Top Ten singles of 2008.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Chris Lilley Facts

OccupationComedian, Actor, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

Episode 1
We Can Be Heroes
Summer Heights High
Jonah From Tonga
Angry Boys
Ja'mie: Private School Girl
Summer Heights High 01
Noche de Suenos
Chris Lilley's Ja'mie
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