Lisa McCune is one of Australia’s most popular and successful screen and theatre actors, earning an impressive collection of awards celebrating her performances, including four Gold Logies for Most Popular Personality on Australian television.
Lisa recently starred on stage in the lead role of Elizabeth Laine in Conor McPherson’s GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, which earnt her a nomination for Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical at the 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards. Lisa recently narrated Nine Network’s groundbreaking new series BIG MIRACLES and will next be seen hosting the Nine Network lifestyle series THE GARDEN HUSTLE.
After graduating from WAAPA, Lisa appeared in a few television pilots before landing the role of Maggie Doyle in the police drama, BLUE HEELERS, which went on to become one of the most popular and enduring programs on Australian television making Lisa a household name. During her years as Maggie Doyle, she played the lead role of Mary in the Seven Network mini-series, THE POTATO FACTORY, based on Bryce Courtney’s novel.
Lisa’s recent television credits include the Network Ten comedy series HOW TO STAY MARRIED, the ABC series’ EX PM, THE WARRIORS and miniseries THE DIVORCE: THE SOAP OPERA. Her other television credits include IT’S A DATE opposite Peter Helliar for which she received an AACTA Award nomination for Best Performance in a Television Comedy, Network Ten’s drama REEF DOCTORS which she co-produced, telemovie BLOOD BROTHERS, RAKE, SEA PATROL for which she received a Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actress, TRIPPING OVER, TWO TWISTED, MDA, telemovie HELL HAS HARBOUR VIEWS for which she received a Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actress.
Her film credits include Josh Lawson’s feature THE LITTLE DEATH, Rowan Woods’ feature LITTLE FISH and THE INNER SANCTUARY and BODY MELT.
Lisa starred as Maria in the Gordon Frost production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC which she followed with her Green Room Award-winning performance as Sally Bowles in CABARET. Her other stage credits include Bell Shakespeare’s HAMLET, Moisés Kaufman’s 33 VARIATIONS alongside Ellen Burstyn, PEER GYNT for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, MACHU PICCHU for STC and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, THE KING AND I for Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation, earning her a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a Musical, SHANE WARNE THE MUSICAL for the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, SOUTH PACIFIC for Opera Australia earning her a Sydney Theatre Award and Green Room Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, GLORIA, DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, SHE LOVES ME, INTO THE WOODS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC for the MTC, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE for STC, GUYS AND DOLLS for Ambassador Theatre Group earning her a Green Room Award nomination for Best Female Artist in a Leading Role, and the STC & MTC co-production URINETOWN, earning her both a Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award nomination for Best Female Artist.