- Full Name Asher Keddie
- Occupation Actress
- Nationality Australian
- Birthplace Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Birth Date Jul 31, 1974
- Age 49 Years, 2 Months
Asher Keddie | BiographyKnown as the Golden Girl of Australian Television
In 2021, Keddie played the role of Heather in 'Nine Perfect Strangers,' an Australian drama miniseries based on Liane Moriarty's best-selling novel 'Nine Perfect Strangers.' The drama shows nine people that attend a 10-day 'Mind and Body Total Transformation Retreat' hosted by Masha, a mysterious Russian woman played by Nicole Kidman, at the Tranquillum House.
Asher Keddie is an actress well known for her role in the Australian TV drama Offspring as Dr. Nina Proudman.
Who is Asher Keddie?
Asher Keddie is an Australian actress and has acted since she was 11 years old. Her extensive television resume has earned her the moniker "Golden Girl of Australian Television."
She made her debut in the western television drama series Five Mile Creek in 1985. However, Keddie's breakthrough role was in Foxtel's drama series Love My Way in 2004. In 2009, Keddie played Dr. Carol Frost, a minor character in the superhero movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
She subsequently played characters such as Blanche d'Alpuget in the movie Hawke (2010) and Ita Buttrose in the TV series Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (2011) on ABC. Furthermore, Keddie also appeared in the TV series Offspring from 2010 to 2017 as Dr. Nina Proudman.
Besides her television and film work, she has various stage credits, notably Madame de Tourvel in the Melbourne Theatre Company's Les Liaisons dangereuses.
From 2011 to 2015, Keddie won the 'Logie Award for Most Popular Actress' five years in a row. In addition to that, she was also won the 'Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television' for her role in Offspring as Dr. Nina Proudman.
Keddie's upcoming project includes the TV series The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, set to release in 2022.
Age & Early Bio
Asher Keddie was born in Melbourne, Victoria, on 31 July 1974. As of December 2021, she is 47 years old.
She is the elder of two sisters and was raised in Melbourne by parents James and Robi Keddie. Keddie was trained as a ballet dancer and was named after the English actor Jane Asher. But, at 14, she dislocated her knee just before her audition at the Australian Ballet School.
'Nine Perfect Strangers'
Nine Perfect Strangers is an Australian drama miniseries based on Liane Moriarty's best-selling novel 'Nine Perfect Strangers.' The show's first episode aired on 18 August 2021 on Hulu, and the last eighth episode aired on 22 September 2021.
Keddie played the role of Heather in the eight-part series. The drama shows nine people that attend a 10-day 'Mind and Body Total Transformation Retreat' hosted by Masha, a mysterious Russian woman played by Nicole Kidman, at the Tranquillum House.
Keddie, a longtime fan of Moriarty's novels, had already read the book before the audition and was drawn with Heather's character. However, according to her co-star Nicole Kidman, Keddie's casting in Nine Perfect Strangers was doubted by American investors. She fought back and advocated for Keddie to take over the role of Heather Marconi.
After Keddie got the role, she was both thrilled and frightened to put herself in the shoes of the bereaved mother. "I felt afraid of really diving into the kind of grief of having lost a child to suicide," she explained in a 2021 interview with Insider. Moreover, she also mentioned that Heather's loss was unimaginable to her as a mother of two sons.
In 2014, Keddie married her husband Vincent Fantauzzo, an artist at Turtle Island, Fiji, in a secret barefoot ceremony. Fantauzzo's four-year-old son Luca also attended the ceremony.
They met through mutual friends in April 2004. They were both committed at the time, but their paths crossed frequently. However, they eventually started dating in 2012 after Keddie divorced her ex-husband, Jay Bowen. They were married for five years before the separation.
Fantauzzo is a four-time 'Archibald People's Choice' portrait award winner, with notable portraits of Heath Ledger, Julia Gillard, and Baz Luhrmann among his works. Since he was in his 20s, he has had severe dyslexia, which he had kept hidden from his wife and family.
Does Keddie Have a Child?
Keddie has two children: Luca, 12, her stepson from Fantauzzo's previous marriage, and Valentino, 6, the couple's child, born on 1 March 2015.
In March 2021, she wished Valentino a happy birthday via Instagram with the caption, "6 years ago today you arrived.. our ray of sunshine, Valentino! HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetheart."