Daniela Farinacci has most recently featured in the main ensemble cast of the multi award winning ABC television series GLITCH directed by Emma Freeman and ABC telemovie REDFERN NOW – PROMISE ME.
Daniela was nominated for a Most Outstanding Actress Silver Logie for her work as Maritza Wales in the popular Australian telemovie, THE SOCIETY MURDERS. Daniela’s other television credits include LOWDOWN, DANGEROUS REMEDY, JACK IRISH: BLACK TIDE, MDA, THE SECRET LIFE OF US, PUBERTY BLUES, SNAKE TALES, CARLA CAMETTI, CITY HOMICIDE, THE HEARTBREAK TOUR, BLACKJACK-ACE POINT GAME, RUSH, BLUE HEELERS and three seasons of the multi award winning SBS series EAST WEST 101 including the 2012 Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Daniela has been widely acknowledged for her roles in award winning films such as LOOK BOTH WAYS, where she was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Paula in LANTANA. For this role Daniela won an IF Award for Best Actress, a Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress. Daniela’s other feature credits include Rowan Woods’ LITTLE FISH, Nadia Tass’ MATCHING JACK, Sarah Watt’s MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX and LOU directed by Belinda Chayko.
Daniela’s theatre career spans numerous productions for companies including Melbourne Workers Theatre (WHO’S AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS), Arena Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company, notably appearing as Matilde in THE CLEAN HOUSE, directed by Kate Cherry for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award. Daniela received further Green Room Award nominations for her role in METAMORPHOSES for MTC in 2003 and for her role in the Melbourne Independent Production TRAITORS in 2005. Most recently Daniela has performed in HELICOPTER and YELLOW MOON (both directed by Leticia Caceres), and RUPERT directed by Lee Lewis (which toured to Washington D.C.), for the MTC.
Daniela will next be seen in Garth Davis’ feature film LION and is currently appearing in THE INAUGURAL ANNUAL DANCE AFFAIR and HOUSE HUSBANDS.
She has been a proud member of MEAA since 1994.
You can follow Daniela’s adventures on her Facebook page!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DANIELA’S TEACHINGS
~ Can’t find them but have been meaning to write to you to tell you how amazing she was. Such a beautiful, caring, nurturing, intuitive teacher. She never once used her role as the teacher to gain power or dominate us, it was a really safe, collaborative space to learn together. Couldn’t recommend her more. She’s definitely one of my favourite teachers that I’ve trained with in my 25 years of classes. Have definitely picked up some news skills from her while polishing up on the ones I already had. Also really enjoyed her little bits of meditation at the start of the class and her personal touches to each of us as individuals. Thanks so much for the course! Will be back soon for sure.
Mahalia – 2016 Brave Studios Student and Actor
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