Daniela Farinacci

Daniela Farinacci has most recently featured on ABC TV in TOTAL CONTROL S2 directed by Wayne Blair, FISK and as part of the main ensemble cast of the multi award winning series GLITCH S1 directed by Emma Freeman. Other T.V credits include HOUSE HUSBANDS, REDFERN NOW–PROMISE ME, LOWDOWN, DANGEROUS REMEDY, JACK IRISH: BLACK TIDE, MDA, THE SECRET LIFE OF US, 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 was also nominated for a Most Outstanding Actress Silver Logie for her work as Maritza Wales in the popular Australian telemovie THE SOCIETY MURDERS.

Daniela has also been widely acknowledged for her roles in many award-winning films, notably in LANTANA for which she 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. Other films include LION directed by Garth Davies and starring Dev Patel and Rooney Mara, LOOK BOTH WAYS, where she was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress, LITTLE FISH directed by Rowan Woods and featuring Cate Blanchett, Nadia Tass’ MATCHING JACK, Sarah Watt’s MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX and LOU directed by Belinda Chayko and featuring the late John Hurt.

Daniela also has a vibrant theatre career spanning numerous companies including MTC with A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE directed by Iain Sinclair for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Actor, THE CLEAN HOUSE directed by Kate Cherry for which she was also nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Actress, HELICOPTER and YELLOW MOON (both directed by Leticia Caceres and the latter winning a Green Room Award for Best Ensemble), RUPERT directed by Lee Lewis (which toured to Washington D.C.) and METAMORPHOSES where she received another Green Room Award nomination. Other theatre productions include ARCHIMEDES WAR directed by Susie Dee, OIL for Red Stitch for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Actor along with the production of TRAITORS for La Mama.

Directing credits include THE SPOOK by Melissa Reeves for VCA graduating students 2021 and MACHINAL by Sophie Treadwell for VCA 2nd year students 2020. 

Daniela began teaching in 2016 and has since worked at all levels of experience across both screen and stage at Brave Studios and VCA. 

She has been a proud member of MEAA since 1994.

You can follow Daniela’s adventures on her Facebook page!

“I like to tune into each actor’s essence as a human being first and foremost – I am convinced that this is the engine room that generates fine nuanced and truthful performance.” ~Daniela Farinacci

~ Daniela is amazing! 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