Jacinta Patrice Stapleton is an Australian actress born in Melbourne, Victoria. She joined an acting agency at the age of 6 and appeared in her first film at 8, Boulevard of Broken Dreams. This was followed by many children's television shows, including The Flying Doctors and Genie From Down Under, all whilst completing her schooling at the Catholic Girls College, Star of the Sea.
Wanting to expand on her performance skills, she completed the last two years of high school at Sandringham Secondary College, which focused predominantly on the arts. Upon finishing school, Jacinta was asked to appear for five weeks in the highly successful television soap, Neighbours. The role quickly expanded and Jacinta spent three years on the popular show playing the complex and controversial character, Amy. After leaving the soap, she traveled overseas to study acting and voice and has since studied Meisner technique, Practical Aesthetics and more recently, closely with Ivana Chubbuck in Australia and Los Angeles.
Whilst in the UK, Jacinta played Snow White in a theatre production. Upon her return to Australia, she appeared in Patrick Hughes first film, The Director, then landed the role of Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet with The Australian Shakespere Company. Jacinta appeared on various tv dramas in Melbourne and Sydney and also American productions of Beastmaster, Lost World and Stephan King's, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, before landing a lead role in the prime time drama, Stingers. Her performance garnered an AFI nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama. She then appeared in many guest roles before appearing as a recurring character on All Saints, then Out Of The Blue. She also had a small role in Matching Jack, Nadia Tass' film, and played the lead in independent genre film, Muscle Car.
Her most recent credits include playing an American record producer in the highly anticipated INXS telemovie, and her role as the controversial Mercedes Corby in the Schapelle story. She is also a voice artist and has many animated credits to her name.
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