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Elena Carapetis

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Elena Carapetis
Years active1987–present

Elena Carapetis is an Australian actress and writer, best known for her role as Jackie Kassis in Heartbreak High, as well as numerous other television series and theatre roles.

Early life

Elena Carapatis graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1996.[citation needed]

Acting career


Carapetis has appeared onstage in numerous productions. Her first public performance was in Tonight We Improvise at Adelaide University's Little Theatre on 10 June 1987.[1] This was followed by appearances in Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth in 1988.

In 1990, she appeared in The Courtyard of Miracles at the Lion Theatre, Adelaide.[1]

In 1993, Carapetis performed in As You Like It at the Little Theatre, Adelaide.[1]

In 1997, she appeared in Features of Blown Youth at the Queens Theatre, Adelaide.[1]

In 2002, she performed in Parthenon Air at the Sidetrack Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney.[1]

In 2004, Carapetis appeared in a production of Translations[2] and Hot Fudge[3] with the State Theatre Company of South Australia.

In March 2005, Carapetis first performed in It's A Mother! at the Sidetrack Theatre, Marrickville,[1] as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney.[4] She would return to this show in 2006 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival[5][6] and in 2007 as part of Melbourne's Arts House program.[7]

In 2006 Carapetis again performed in Translations, this time at the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne[8] and the Beckett Theatre, Southbank.[1] In the same year, she appeared in 4:48 Psychosis at The Queens Theatre Stables, Adelaide.[1]

In 2007 Carapetis played in Assassins, Triple Threat, and This Uncharted Hour.[1][9]

In 2008, she appeared in Helly's Magic Cup at The Space, Adelaide.[1]

In 2009, she appeared in The Things We Do For Love[1][10] at the Dunstan Playhouse. She had a leading role in the film Offside.

In 2010, Carapetis performed in Ruby Bruise at the Waterside Theatre, Port Adelaide.[1]

In 2011, appeared in transumer: deviate from the norm at the Waterside Hall, Port Adelaide.[1]

In 2012, she played all "the other" roles in the play Truck Stop, including a doctor, counselor, mother and grungy teenage boy.[11][12]

Films and TV

Carapetis has acted in several feature films, including Look Both Ways (2005) and Bad Blood (2017), and television series , including Heartbreak High (1998–1999), All Saints (2000–2009), and The Hunting (2019).[13]


She has also worked extensively as a voice-over artist on advertising campaigns.[14]


Stage plays

Carapetis wrote the stage play Helen Back in 2011.[15] It has been performed in several places, including Sydney and Adelaide.[16] The play made the shortlist for the drama award at the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards.[17][18]

Her play The Good Son had its world premiere at the Bakehouse Theatre in April 2015. Presented by The Other Ones, it was directed by Corey McMahon, and featured Eugenia Fragos, Renato Musolino, Adriana Bonaccurso and Demitrios Sirilas.[19][20]


In 2007, a script written by Carapetis was selected out of 1,700 submissions as an episode of the 25x5min series Marx and Venus on the SBS.[21]


Feature films

Short films

  • The Pyjama Monologues (2012)[22] ... Helen
  • Dusk (2008),[23] which made the shortlist at the 2008 Tropfest Short Film Festival.[24]
  • Frames (2004)[25] .... Eva


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m AusStage - Elena Carapetis
  2. ^ "Translations – The Adelaide review". Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Hot Fudge – State Theatre Company of South Australia". Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Greek Festival of Sydney". Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  5. ^ "It's A Mother! – Melbourne International Comedy Festival". Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  6. ^ "It's A Mother! – Sidetrack Performance Group". Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  7. ^ It's A Mother! – Melbourne
  8. ^ "Translations – Malthouse Theatre". Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  9. ^ "This Uncharted Hour – The Adelaide Festival Centre". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  10. ^ The Things We Do For Love – Dunstan Playhouse
  11. ^ Australian Stage, 9 June 2012
  12. ^ Schoolgirls play who dares sins - The Age, 18 May 2012
  13. ^ Elena Carapetis at IMDb
  14. ^ International Casting Services & Associates
  15. ^ AusStage - Helen Back
  16. ^ Short + Sweet, Sydney - 2 April 2012
  17. ^ Readings - 7 February 2012
  18. ^ The Australian, Books prizes: let the games begin Archived 14 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine - 6 February 2012
  19. ^ Keen, Suzie (25 March 2015). "Adelaide actress pens an 'Australian tragedy'". InDaily. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  20. ^ "The Good Son | the Bakehouse Theatre".
  21. ^ "Marx and Venus – a script written by Elena Carapetis" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  22. ^ IMDb - The Pyjama Monologues
  23. ^ IMDb – Dusk
  24. ^ 2008 Tropfest Short Film Festival Archived 16 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ IMDb – Frames
  26. ^ IMDb - Poh's Kitchen
  27. ^ IMDb – Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story

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