The Felicity Newman star wasn’t always an actress as she made the career move in 2013 before landing her fan favourite character on Home and Away where she’s been causing trouble
Since Felicity Newman, Jacqui Purvis’ character on Home and Away, debuted, she has generated quite a fuss.
The actress and the actor who plays Theo Poulos on the soap opera have developed close friendships and even share a home.
However, she began her career as a dancer, therefore acting wasn’t her first profession.
When did Jacqui begin acting?
Jacqui may have developed an early interest in acting, but she was originally a dancer.
She started attending classes when she was young, but she stopped after a while and switched to acting around 2013.
The soap opera actor spoke candidly about the transition, admitting that acting has been challenging due to the industry’s high rate of rejection.
She told Stuff, “It’s been hard and a long path; there are a lot of auditions, a lot of rejection.
I wouldn’t have it any other way since there is also a lot of love, amazing people you meet along the path, and amazing careers you have.
During her teen years, Jacqui took acting lessons from Peter Kalos at the renowned Melbourne Actors Lab.
What other shows has Jacqui starred in?
The 2018 movie Sydney, in which Jacqui played the role of Callie, won her multiple accolades, including Best Actress at the Los Angeles Film Awards.
She performed in the independent film A Lion Returns, which was nominated for an AACTA.
Home and Away isn’t her first soap opera appearance either as she played Melissa Lohan on Neighbours back in 2019.
She initially auditioned to play Mackenzie, another Summer Bay resident, but eventually landed the role of Felicity Newman.
Who does Jacqui live with?
Jacqui shares a residence with her Home and Away co-star Matt Evans, who plays Theo Poulos.
She said they had a “fun” living together and that they are good friends as well as roommates. She also called him one of her favourite persons in the entire world.
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