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Tammin Sursok is an Australian actress and musician. She is best known for playing the role of Dani Sutherland on the television series Home and Away. Dani Sutherland is the daughter of Rhys Sutherland and fiance of Scott Hunter. She is now also pursuing a singing career, with her debut single, Pointless Relationship, being released on November 14, 2004 and debuting in the top 10 of the Australian singles chart the following week.

Tammin Sursok migrated as a child from South Africa. Her mother, Julie Sursok, won a Springbok award for Best New Female Vocalist prior to the family leaving for Australia. As she was also a classically trained pianist and guitarist, Tammin Sursok grew up in a musical household.

She also danced since the age of six and was involved in the Sydney Youth Musical Theatre where she pursued her interests in acting, music and dance. Tammin Sursok attended the Trinity Speech and Drama College in England finishing with a High Distinction.

She commenced her role as Dani Sutherland in 2000 winning a Logie Award for Best New Female Talent in 2001. For her service to acting she was later also awarded the Australian Centenary Medal by the Government of Australia. While working on Home and Away, Sursok was also writing songs and practising guitar. She left Home and Away in 2004 to pursue a musical career.

Since early 2004, she has been recording material in Los Angeles, London and Stockholm with leading producers such as Steve Robson (Natasha Bedingfield, Natalie Imbruglia), the Location Crew (Dido, Christina Aguilera and Soulpower (Christina Milian, Brandy). Pointless Relationship was produced by A-Side Productions, who have also worked with Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson. Sursok's debut album is set for release in early 2005. Pointless Relationship reached number 5 in the ARIA charts at its peak and stayed in the ARIA Top 40 for 15 weeks. Pointless Relationship is certified Platinum (Australia).

Tammin's second single lifted from the album is Whatever Will Be, released in Australia on March 27th 2005, it debuted at number 13 in the Australian ARIA charts. On its first week of release on Australian radio, Whatever Will Be was the number 1 most added. Whatever Will Be was written and produced by The Location Crew.

Tammin's debut album, also called Whatever Will Be will be released on May 22nd 2005 in Australia.

Tammin will be in a film called Aquamarine to be released late 2005/early 2006 (Australia), which stars JoJo, Sara Paxton and Emma Roberts. Aquamarine is the story of two best friends who find a brokenhearted mermaid in the swimming pool of a deserted beach club. Directed by Elizabeth Allen and produced by Susan Cartsonis and Steven McGlothen.

Article text released under CC-BY-SA. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tammin Sursok" (22-May-2005)