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Chris Lilley

Full / Real Name: Christopher Daniel Lilley
Born: 10 November 1974 (44 years old)
Gender: Male

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Chris Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor and writer best known for his creation and portrayal of several characters in the mockumentary television series We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja'mie: Private School Girl and Jonah from Tonga.

Lilley received international acclaim for his portrayal of five nominees in We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian Of The Year.

Creating and writing Summer Heights High, Chris won the international Rose d'Or Award for Best Male Comedy Performance as well as Logie Awards for Most Outstanding New Talent and Best Comedy Series and the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Best Script Writing.

The series also received nominations for four AFI awards including Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay for Television and Best Lead Male Actor.

Chris began his career as a stand-up comedian and voiceover artist. He graduated to television and gained a cult following for his characters Extreme Darren and Mr G in the sketch comedy series Big Bite And Hamish And Andy.

Chris is also a musician and wrote much of the music for all three of his series. He released the single Naughty Girl, which became one of the highest-selling Top Ten singles of 2008.


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