Madeleine West Biography – Madeleine West Wiki
Madeleine West is an Australian actress. She is known for her television roles, having played Dee Bliss on the soap opera Neighbours from 2000–2003 and again from 2017–2020 (and also playing her identical twin sister Andrea Somers), high-class escort Mel on Satisfaction from 2007 to 2010, Dimity on House Husbands in 2013, Danielle McGuire in Underbelly, and later Fat Tony & Co. In 2016, she joined the cast of The Wrong Girl. She has also written a parenting book called Six Under Eight. She played Sarah the wife of Stone Cold Steve Austin in the WWE produced the film The Condemned in 2007. She was raised in Woodend and attended Woodend Primary School and eight high schools because her family followed her stepfather’s engineering work around the country. She started performing in front of family and friends at an early age. In 1992, she entered the New South Wales Talented Child Drama Ensemble and later studied at Swinburne University of Technology, Tamworth Conservatorium of Music, and Riverina Drama Ensemble.
After beginning a degree in Law at Deakin University, she deferred her studies indefinitely to turn to act. In 1999, got an award for the ‘Be Your Best’ Performance Scholarship from the Australian Drug Foundation. Her beginner theatre credits include Arsenic and Old Lace, Night Reflections, Theatre in the Raw, Bye Bye Birdie, and Snow Queen. She joined the cast of Neighbours as Dee Bliss in 1999. After two years, she was nominated for the “Most Popular New Female Talent” Logie Award. In March 2003, it was announced she was to leave Neighbours after her contract expired. She filmed her final scenes in early April. She also featured in the crime drama Underbelly as Danielle McGuire in 2008. In 2011, she joined the cast of Winners & Losers in the recurring role of Deidre Gross. West previously turned down a role with the show due to being pregnant with her third child.
In 2013, she featured in series two of House Husbands as Dimity. She reprised her role of Danielle McGuire in the Underbelly spin-off series Fat Tony & Co. The series focuses on the rise and fall of Tony Mokbel, who also featured in the original series, played by Robert Mammone.In 2017, West returned to Neighbours to play Andrea Somers, a lookalike who posed as Dee Bliss. She also joined the cast of The Wrong Girl as TV host Erica Jones. Her first book titled Six Under Eight was published in March of2017, and she has since launched a series of children’s books called Lily D, V.A.P.
Madeleine West Age
She was born Melanie Ann Weston on July 26, 1980 in Melbourne, Australia.
Madeleine West Husband
She is married to her husband restauranter Shannon Bennett since 2005. They are parents of six children. Prior to that, she was engaged to Shopping for Love co-host Pete Lazer but broke it off and got married to Shannon.
Madeleine West Children
She has six children named, Phoenix born in December 2005, Hendrix born in April 2008, Xascha born in July 2010, Xanthe born in 2012, and twins, Xalia and Margaux (2014).
Madeleine West Accident
In July 2002, she was hit by a bus in Sydney. The actress was also robbed while she was unconscious. She needed reconstructive plastic surgery and had to be written out of Neighbours but returned to the show a month later.
Madeleine West Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Madeleine West Instagram
Madeleine West’s Instagram account is @madswest.