Michala Banas Actor Profile





Melbourne, Australia


158 cm

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Career Highlights

Michala Banas is a mul2--award-winning film, television and theatre actor. With a remarkable career spanning over four decades, Michala has starred in over 70 films, television and theatre productions.
Michala has been a fixture on Australian television, starring in shows like Always Greener, McLeod's Daughters, Winners and Losers, Halifax Retribu2on, Nowhere Boys, Upper Middle Bogan and most recently Gold Diggers, to name a few.
Michala has also made her mark in film with roles in That’s Not My Dog, Ned, Scooby-Doo, and Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows. Some of Michala’s theatre credits include The Memory of Water, Boy Swallows Universe, Avenue Q, The Odd Couple, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Funny Girl.


2020AACTA Award Nomination: Best Drama Series "Halifax Retribution"
2019Canberra Short Film Festival: Best Screenplay For Your Sins
2019London Independent Film Awards: Best Comedy For Your Sins
2019London International Film Awards: Best Comedy For Your Sins
2018AACTA Award Nomination: Best Comedy Program True Story with Hamish and Andy
2017Annual Equity Ensemble Nomination: Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Upper Middle Bogan Series 3
2017Dublin Web Festival Awards Nomination – Best Actress in a Comedy
2017Logie Award Nomination: Best Entertainment Program for Upper Middle Bogan Series 3
2017Logie Award Nomination: Most Outstanding Comedy Series for Upper Middle Bogan Series 3
20164th International EMMY Kids Award Winner for a Series for Nowhere Boys
2016AACTA Awards Winner – Best Television Comedy for Upper Middle Bogan Series 2
2016Kidscreen Award Winner: (Tweens/Teens) Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series for Nowhere Boys
2015AFI/AACTA Award Nomination: Best Children's Television Series for Nowhere Boys Series 2
2015BANFF World Media Festival Rockie Youth Fiction Award Winner for Nowhere Boys
2015Green Room Award Nomination: Best Ensemble for Birdland
2015Screen Producers Award Winner: Children's Television Productions of the Year for Nowhere Boys Series 2
2015Silver Logie Award Winner: Most Outstanding Children's Program for Nowhere Boys
2014Equity Award Winner for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in A Comedy Series for Upper Middle Bogan Series 1
2014Green Room Award Nomination: Best Ensemble Independent Theatre for The Beauty Queen of Leenane
2014Silver Logie Award Winner: Most Outstanding Children's Program for Nowhere Boy
2013AFI/AACTA Award Winner: Best Children's Television Series for Nowhere Boys Series 1
2010Helpmann Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical
2002Logie Award Nomination: Most Popular New Female Talent for Always Greener
1996NZ Film & TV Awards Nomination: Best Juvenile Performance for Mirror Mirror

Short Film.

2021Breathe Claudia Dir. Lesley Pinder
2020Hopscotch Sarah Dir. Bradley Hall & Michael Tyrikos
2020The TestJo (Lead )Dir. Jessica Smith

Short Film.

2018For Your SinsJonnie (Core)Wildebeest
Dir. Julian Lucas
2018Side Swiped Amy (Supporting )Dir. Julian Lucas
2017Speaking DaggersIsabella (Core)Incognita Enterprises
Dir. Sally McLean
2017SuperheroesOlivia (Core)Creative Buzz Films
Dir. Chris Busuttil
2016Limited Time OnlyKaren (Lead)Dir. Marcus Doherty
2013Half WayChantelle (Lead)Dir. Mark Diaco
2010The Colours Of HomeKaren (Lead)Dir. Daniel Pront

Film Film.

2018That's Not My Dog!Michala (Support)Ocean View Entertainment
Dir. Dean Murphy
2017The Show Must Go OnHerself (Documentary)Wellness Roadshow
Dir. Ben Steel

Feature Film.

2016Nowhere Boys: The Book of ShadowsPhoebe Hartley (Support)Screen Australia
Dir. David Caesar
2003NedMuffy (Support)Ned Productions/Ocean Pictures
Dir. Abe Forsythe
2002Scooby Doo: Spooky IslandCarol (Support)Warner Bros
Dir. Raja Gosnell
1985Dangerous OrphansAnna Hanna (Support)Cinepro
Dir. Don Reynolds


2022Joe vs. Carole Dr Hernandez (Supporting )Dir. Justin Tripping, Natalie Bailey
2021Fam Time Belinda Box Seven Studios
Dir. Hayden Guppy
2020AussieWood Jimmy Morricone Dir. Frank Lotito
2020Halifax Retribution Erin Dir. Fiona Banks & Daniel Nettheim
2020Larry the WonderpupPearl (Voice)Dir. Dave Cartel & Ben Shackleford
2019Bad Mothers JesseNine Network Australia
Dir. Geoff Bennett, Sian Davies & Catriona McKenzie
2018Get Krack!n - Series 2Rose Bailey (Guest)ABC/Guesswork Television
Dir. Hayden Guppy
2018Hughesy, We Have a Problem Herself (Guest)Screentime
Dir. Various
2018Show Me the Movie!Herself (Guest)Blink TV Ronde Media
Dir. Randall Churchill, Jon Olb
2018True Story with Hamish & AndyFaye (Guest )Dir. Tim Bartley, Andy Lee, Ryan Shelton
2017Behave Yourself Herself (Guest )
2016Luke Warm SexHPV (Guest)Northern Pictures
Dir. Hayden Guppy
2016The Doctor Blake MysteriesJoyce Ellis (Support)December Media
Dir. Various
2015Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Season 3Enid Shannon (Guest)Every Cloud Productions
Dir. Various
2015Shakespeare RepublicHamlet, Phebe (Support)Incognita Enterprises
Dir. Sally McLean
2014Have You Been Paying Attention? Herself (Guest) Working Dog Productions
Dir. Various
2014Party Tricks Series 1Tanya Keegan (Guest)Southern Star
Dir. Kate Dennis, Emma Freeman
2014Sam Fox: Extreme AdventuresCooper (Guest)SLR Productions
Dir. Various
2014Upper Middle BoganAmber Wheeler (Core)Gristmill
Dir. Wayne Hope, Tony Martin
2013Dirty Laundry LiveHerself (Guest)ABC
Dir. Jon Olb, Jason Annesseley
2013Nowhere BoysPhoebe Hartley (Support)Matchbox Pictures
Dir. Various
2012Beaconsfield Carolyn Russell (Support)Southern Star
Dir. Glendyn Ivin
2011Winners & LosersTiffany Turner (Recurring Guest)Seven Network
Dir. Nicolas Bufalo
2009Talkin' About Your Generation Herself (Guest )
2008NeighboursLibby Kennedy (Recurring Guest)Fremantle Media/Network 10
Dir. Various
2001Always Greener Marissa Taylor (Core)Network Seven
Dir. Various
2001McLeod's DaughtersKate Manfredi (Core )Millenium/Channel 9
Dir. Various
2000BeastMasterLoriel (Guest)Village Roadshow Productions
Dir. Various
2000Round The Twist IVAriel (Recurring Guest)A.C.T.F Productions
Dir. Various
2000Something In The AirAngela O'Connor (Guest)Simpson Le Mesurier/ABC
Dir. Various
2000The Saddle ClubShoshanna (Guest)Crawford Productions
1999Blue HeelersMichaela Brady/Tara Bruckner (Guest)West Street Prod/Network Seven
Dir. Peter Sharpe
1999High FlyersHeather Wrenfield (Guest)West Street Prods/Network 10
Dir. Peter Sharpe
1999The Lost WorldRenata (Guest)Coote/Hayes Productions
Dir. Various
1998FlipperKaren (Guest)Village Roadshow Production Services
Dir. Various
1998Murder CallKylie McDonald (Guest)West Street Prod/Channel 9
Dir. Ray Quint
1997Good Guys, Bad GuysKirsty (Guest)Simpson Le Mesurier
Dir. Paul Moloney
1997State CoronerZoe (Guest)Crawford Productions
Dir. David Cameron
1995Mirror, MirrorLouisa Iredale (Lead)The Gibson Group/Network 10


2021Boy Swallows Universe Frankie Bell (Supporting )Dir. Sam Strong
2009Avenue Q-Australia/NZ Premiere SeasonKate/Lucy (Lead)Arts Asia Pacific

Web Series.

2021My Friend Anxiety Karen (Lead )Dir. Ryan Chamley