She made history in 2002 by winning both the Australian Film Institute's Best Actress awards in film and television. She won for her performance in the feature film 'Lantana', and for her role in the ABC television series 'Seachange'.
She has three sons: Sam, and twins Jai and Callum. She also has a step-daughter, Shanti.
Formerly married to Brad Robinson - a founding member and guitarist of the band Australian Crawl. It is not known when the couple separated, but he is not the father of any of her three children. Robinson died in 1996 after a battle with cancer.