Conservationist, media personality and correspondent Elissa Sursara was born February 14, 1988 in Avalon Beach, Sydney, Australia. A former child actress, Sursara grew up on and off small time television with guest roles on American Gothic, Law & Order: SVU and a minor voice role on Captain Planet.…more
Sursara notes her heroes as broadcaster David Attenborough, primatologist Jane Goodall, conservationist Alexandra Cousteau and journalists Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens.
Elissa Sursara is an atheist.
Among her mentors is Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson.
Sursara is an advocate for a plant-based diet and has not consumed meat since age fifteen.
Elissa Sursara dated dolphin activist and film producer Lincoln O'Barry from late 2011 to mid-2012.
Elissa is a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew member and serves on the organization's Board of Advisors.
Elissa stands at 5'5½" (1.66 m)
Elissa was a friend of actor Heath Ledger, who passed on January 22, 2008. Following his death, Ledger was attacked by the Westboro Baptist Church for his role as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain. Following the attack, a defendant Elissa was targeted by the church for her friendship with Ledger.
Elissa was born in the beach-side community of Avalon in Sydney, Australia.
Elissa's supported charities include Steve Irwin's Wildlife Warriors, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, PETA, the WWF, Greenpeace International, Panthera, The Black Fish, The Great Ape Project and WSPA.
Elissa Sursara: I'm absolutely in love with the world. The worst thing a person can do is disrespect the environment and the responsibilities we have as people to protect the more vulnerable.