Magda Szubanski AO is one of Australia’s most beloved actors, having graced our screens for many years as Sharon Stzelecki in the sitcom Kath & Kim. She has also appeared in the award winning film Babe and its sequel, Happy Feet and even a national tour of Grease: The Arena Spectacular.
She has received many accolades throughout her career and is a regular in the top ten list of people whom Australian’s most like and trust. She also wrote a book, Reckoning, in 2015 which dealt with her journey of self-acceptance and has helped countless LGBTI+ people and their families.
In 2013, Magda came out on national TV and has been an active and high profile campaigner for LGBTI+ rights ever since. She has become a patron of Twenty10, volunteered at the Orlando concerts in Melbourne and Sydney and has spoken at Marriage Equality fundraisers. In 2017 she was named the Most Talked about Person of 2017 and in 2018 was included in the Vogue Game Changers list for 2018 for her work on the Marriage Equality campaign.
She is a frequent guest on several television shows including The Today Show, Sunrise, ABC Breakfast, The Project, A Current Affair, The Morning Show, Mornings, Studio10 among others.