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Christie Whelan Browne Biography – Christie Whelan Browne Wiki
Christie Whelan Browne is an Australian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her work on the stage in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical, Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. On the small screen, she’s starred in Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell and We Interrupt This Broadcast. She has played Janet in Rocky Horror, Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Liz Hurley in Shane Warne: The Musical.
Christie is the star of three one-woman shows; Britney Spears: The Cabaret, Show People and Vigil (Green Room Award Winner) all of which have debuted at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and then toured in Australia and Internationally, to much acclaim.
Christie has been seen in MTC’s Twelfth Night, An Ideal Husband, Born Yesterday, The Odd Couple and As You Like It. In 2016 she played the role of Gen in Eddie Perfect’s play The Beast.
Her career began in 2005 in Grease – The Arena Spectacular. Other musical roles include Kira in Xanadu, Liz Hurley in Shane Warne The Musical, Lina Lamont in Singin’ In The Rain, Tanya Degano in STC / Global Creatures’ Muriel’s Wedding The Musical (Helpmann Award nomination & Sydney Theatre Award nomination) and April in Company (Sydney Theatre Award) to name just a few.
On the silver screen, Christie has been seen in Wonderland, Offspring, Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, House Husbands, True Story with Hamish and Andy, Mustangs FC, Get Krackin and The Wrong Girl. Recent film credits include M4M, I Love You Too, Spin Out and That’s Not My Dog.
In 2019, Christie joined the cast of Neighbours, as well as joining Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell where she has appeared as a regular cast member for the last four series.
In 2020 she appeared on Kinne Tonight, MSO’s Perfect End To 2020, Spicks & Specks, a surprise reappearance on Neighbours, and closed out the year with a stunning performance for Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. Christie appeared in Spreadsheet for Paramount+ in 2021.
In 2022, Christie was featured in the BINGE Original series Colin From Accounts. She was also featured in We Interrupt This Broadcast, a Channel 7 comedy for 2023.
Christie Whelan Browne Age
Christine Whelan was born on 6 August 1982 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is 40 years old as of 2023.
Christie Whelan Browne Husband
Christie Whelan Browne is married to Rohan Browne. They have been married since March 2012.
Christie Whelan Browne Baby
Australian actress Christie Whelan Browne welcomed her first child with her husband Rohan Browne in March 2021. The musical theatre star announced the arrival of her son, Duke August Whelan Browne, via Instagram.
“Duke August Whelan Browne, the latest love of our lives, arrived Monday morning March 1st, weighing 8 pounds of the softest skin I’ve ever had the pleasure of sniffing,” she captioned her post.
“The bubble of love is so magical. Duke is obsessed with his Daddy. (Rohan is so natural and TOTALLY smitten and even though Duke can barely see yet – he looks at Rohan with this love that makes my heart sing). I still can’t believe I’m a Mum and my body made this incredible human being!
“I want to shout out to Tessa at @baysidebirthing for guiding us through labour. And teaching us to be open to whatever happens, as long as you can make it a positive experience. My labour did not go according to my best laid plan, and yet the breathing techniques she taught us, and the way in which she helped Rohan advocate for me in the room- meant that it was the most positive experience it could have been.
“All the incredible midwives at [St Vincent’s Private Baby] who made those first few days of learning and understanding how to be parents as smooth as possible- showing so much support (and also commented on how Rohan is one of the most helpful partners they have ever seen- I’m so lucky to have him. And so is Duke).
“Thank you again to you ALL for all the love and support on this very long road to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
Christie and her husband, Rohan Browne, announced they were expecting back in August — calling her pregnancy a “miracle” after three rounds of IVF.
“A miracle happened. We have never been so happy. Happy Hump/Bump Day,” she shared on Instagram, alongside a photo of her growing baby bump.
Christie has bravely opened up about fertility struggles in the past.
“There’s a lot of shame around infertility. It makes you question your womanhood and it’s very hard to remove,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald in July 2020. “But I’d say shame should be reserved for things we’ve done wrong. This is not something to be ashamed of.”
Christie Whelan Browne Family
Australian musical theatre star Christie Whelan Browne grew up in Eltham in a close-knit family that includes older brother Marcus, a chef, and older sister Kate, a teacher.
Christie Whelan Browne Height
How tall is Christie Whelan Browne? She is 5 feet 7 inches (5’7″/1.7 m) tall.
Christie Whelan Browne Net Worth
Actress Christie Whelan Browne’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Christie Whelan Browne Dancing with the Stars
Actress Christie Whelan Browne was a contestant in the twentieth season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) Australia. She was partnered with professional dancer Craig Monley.
DWTS was an irresistible offer when it came – too good to refuse, despite the difficulties it posed.
“I’d always dreamt of being on the show, and when the call came in it was probably not the perfect time,” Christie told The Sydney Morning Herald. “I had a two-year-old, I really needed a bit of a break from work – but you just can’t say no. So I just jumped at the chance and thought, we’ll work out the rest later.”
The combination of DWTS’s famously brutal training regime and the demands of everyday life took their toll.
“It’s been gruelling, to say the least,” she added. “It’s been hard: parenting, we moved interstate during the time, and dancing and injuries and illness.” Those injuries (“a new one every week”) included back, ankle and rib. By the end of her stint on the show, “my ribs were not in a good way”.
Christie Whelan Browne Craig McLachlan
Actress Christie Whelan Browne accused actor Craig McLachlan of sexually assaulting her while on set together. Christie alleged in 2018 that McLachlan, her co-star during a 2014 stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, sexually assaulted her while they were performing a scene in bed.
McLachlan sensationally sued for defamation and denied the allegations. He dropped the lawsuit, citing the impact it was having on his family and his own mental health. McLachlan was required to pay all legal costs, totalling to about $2 million.
She is of Australian nationality.
Christie Whelan Browne’s Instagram handle is @christiewhelanbrowne.