DEBORAH MAILMAN (Gail) was the first Aboriginal woman to win the AFI Best Actress Award. She
won in 1998 for her performance in the feature film RADIANCE. Deb has since won two more
AFI Awards, for Best Supporting Actress for her BRAN NUE DAE (2009) and for Best Guest or
Supporting Actress in a television drama for OFFSPRING (2011), and she was nominated for her
much loved work on the series THE SECRET LIFE OF US, a role for which she was twice awarded
Most Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series at the Logies (2002 and 2004).
Deb appeared in Phillip Noyce's film RABBIT-PROOF FENCE, was part of The Actors Company
for the Sydney Theatre Company (2006--2007), and has had roles in THE ALICE, RUSH, THE BOOK OF REVELATION and MONKEY'S MASK. Deb is also a talented writer and director, winning
the IF Award for Best Short Film for RALPH, produced by Goalpost Pictures' Jessie Mangum.
Deb also appeared in the original stage production of THE SAPPHIRES.