Michala Banas

Michala Banas


11/14/1978, Wellington, New Zealand

Birth Name

Michala Elizabeth Laurinda Banas


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Michala Banas was born in Wellington, New Zealand, 25 years ago, and moved to Australia when she was 10. "I was very sick as a child", she told Girfriend Magazine. "I nearly died of whooping cough. I was born with a malfunctioning kidney and didn't grow for the…more


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    • Michala: (on her decision to leave "McLeod's Daughters") After nearly four years with McLeod's Daughters, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave the series. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities McLeod's has given me as an actor, and I will miss the show dearly. I have sincerely loved working with such an fantastic cast and extremely hard-working crew, many of whom are my dear friends. I would especially like to thank the fans of the show, who have shown my character, Kate, such support over the years, and wish to let them know that Kate will still be working hard at Drover's Run 'til 2008.

    • Michala Banas: Christmas is finally untangling the fairy lights, to discover that one of the lights is blown, so none of them work. Drives me nuts.....if you know what I mean.

    • Michala Banas: I'm in [Scooby-Doo] for all of 30 seconds! I get to pick up a guy and throw him on the ground and go psycho. It's kind of funny for little old me to be doing that.

    • Michala Banas: (About the best Christmas present she has ever received) When I was about three or four, I received a vacuum cleaner. It came with polystyrene balls, which I could sprinkle around the house then vacuum up. Unfortunately, I'd get over the novelty half way through and leave Mum to finish the job!

    • Michala: (About the success of the show "Always Greener") I pinch myself on a regular basis! I've been acting since I was a little girl, and to only now get recognized for it is surreal.

    • Michala: (About her character, Marissa, on "Always Greener") Marissa [Taylor]'s the kind of person I used to be at 16 or 17. She's a little bit rebellious and trying it all. The beauty is I'm five years older than the character and I get to draw on a lot of my own experiences.

    • Michala Banas: (About her acting debuts) I did my first television commercial when I was only eighteen months old! (not that I knew what was going on).

    • Michala: (one of her favourite mottos) Luck is a meeting of opportunity and preparation.

    • Michala: (one of her favourite mottos) Never let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.