Julia Zemiro

Recent Role:

Oriana de la Force on Conspiracy 365


Aix-en Provence, France

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  • Biography
  • Julia was born in Aix-en Provence, France in 1967. Her family immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1970.

    In 1993, she graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts and commenced at national tour with Actors at Work for the Bell Shakespeare Company. During this time, Julia was also a frequent guest on ABC's Good News Week and completed 2 seasons with sketch comedy show Totally Full Frontal where she wrote and played over 30 characters.

    Julia has featured in a number of comedy ventures in recent years, including Eurobeat – The Eurovision Musical and Spontaneous Broadway at the Spiegletent during the Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2005.

    Her television hosting duties are varied and include The Great BBQ Challenge, Song for the Socceroos, hit SBS music show RocKwiz and What a Year with Bert Newton.

    Julia also stars in Thank God You're Here on regular occasions, and can be heard on The Jonathan Coleman Experience on the Australian Radio Network.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Julia Zemiro



    Birth Place:

    Aix-en Provence, France

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  • Quotes (11)

    • Julia Zemiro: (on life after appearing on 'Thank God You're Here') Because it's such a huge-rating show, people want to talk to you, they want you to MC events, to be a bit of a celebrity about town. I just feel as if people know I'm around and they're calling me, rather than me sitting around waiting for the phone to ring.

    • Julia Zemiro: (on her first impressions of Melbourne) When I came to Melbourne for the first time in 1991 to study, I just loved it straight away. It was colder. It was more European. It was fresher. It was calmer.

    • Julia Zemiro: (on her first paid position with the Bell Shakespeare Company's 'Actors at Work' which toured schools to promote Shakespeare's plays) It was one of the happiest, most blissful jobs I've ever done because you felt like you were getting through to them a little bit, you were working hard, you were doing Shakespeare every day, and you were getting paid. Just to get money in the bank every Thursday was unbelievable.

    • Julia Zemiro: (comparing work at her father's restaurant to life as a performer) Running a restaurant is a lot like theatre, really. You turn up, you prep, you're on, then everyone goes home and you clean up. And the next day it starts all over again. The pressure is on, you've got an audience. Some nights you nail it, some nights you don't.

    • Julia Zemiro: (on winning role as RocKwiz host) I impressed everyone in that room, including myself.

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    • Julia's father is Algerian and her mother Australian.

    • Julia was a guest presenter at the 2005 ARIA awards.

    • Julia has been performing improv comedy with IMPROV Melbourne and Sydney Theatresports since 1986.

    • Before enrolling at the Victorian College of the Arts to study drama, Julia was studying, but did not complete, an Arts degree at Sydney University where she majored in French and English.

    • Julia has twice won the Best Actress award at the Tropfest Film Festival. She won in 1997 for The Extra and in 2000 for Muffled Love.

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