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List of Australian Americans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of notable Australian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

Business

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with the United States
Elisabeth Murdoch 1968– Daughter of Rupert Murdoch and businesswoman born in Australia with dual citizenship father is Australian-American
Rupert Murdoch 1931– CEO of News Corporation born in Australia became naturalized U.S. citizen in 1985
Jacques Nasser 1947– former CEO of Ford Motors born in Lebanon but raised in Australia resides in the U.S.
Matthew Pritzker 1982– investor and businessman Australian mother born in the U.S.; American father

Public service

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with the United States
Richard W. Fisher 1949– Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Australian-American father U.S. citizen at birth
John Henderson blind activist born in Australia emigrated to the U.S. with parents as a child
Martin Indyk 1951– former U.S. Ambassador to Israel British born, Australian raised U.S. diplomat
James Wolfensohn 1933– former President of the World Bank born in Australia naturalized as U.S. citizen in 1980

Politics

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Harry Bridges 1901–1990 International Longshore and Warehouse Union leader born in Australia became naturalized U.S. citizen in 1945
Jeff Merkley 1956– Senator from Oregon Australian paternal grandmother born in the U.S.

Authors

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Geraldine Brooks 1955– author born in Australia father is American; became naturalized U.S. citizen in 2002
Prudence Farrow 1948– author Australian father U.S. born; Irish-American mother
Jill Ker Conway 1934– author born in Australia works in the U.S.
Sumner Locke Elliott 1917–1991 author of Careful, He Might Hear You born in Australia moved to the U.S. in 1948 and became naturalized U.S. citizen in 1955

Scientists

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Bruce Bolt 1930–2015 seismologist born and raised in Australia naturalized American citizen
Philip K. Chapman 1935– astronaut born in Australia emigrated to the U.S.
Terence James Elkins 1936– physicist, 1st ascent of Mount Elkins, 1979 Harold Brown Award recipient born in Australia emigrated to the U.S. in 1963; naturalized U.S. citizen in 1971
Paul D. Scully-Power 1944– oceanographer and astronaut born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen in 1982
Andy Thomas 1951– astronaut born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen in 1986
Elizabeth Blackburn 1948– winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen

Artists

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Pat Oliphant 1935– New York Times cartoonist born in Australia emigrated to U.S. in 1964

Sport

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Carsten Ball 1987– retired tennis player Australian father American-born and resides in the U.S.
Darren Bennett 1965– Australian rules football and American football born in Australia, played AFL played NFL
Jonah Bolden 1996– basketball born in Melbourne father is American
Taj Burrow 1978– surfing born in Australia parents are U.S. citizens
James Cruikshanks 1971– professional wrestling born in Australia moved to U.S. as a child
Taylor Dent 1981– tennis father is Australian Phil Dent mother is American Betty Ann Grubb Stuart and born in the U.S.
Leigh Diffey 1971– auto racing commentator born in Australia became an American citizen in 2011
Colin Edwards 1974– motorcycle racing Australian father born in the U.S.
Dante Exum 1995– basketball born in Melbourne American parents
Luke Hume 1988– rugby born in Australia Dual citizen to the U.S. and Australia
Robert Machado 1973– surfing born in Sydney grew up in and lives in California
David Niu 1966– rugby born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen
Ben Simmons 1996– basketball born in Melbourne Australian mother, father is American[1]
James Spithill 1979– sailing born in Sydney married to an American and skippered Oracle Team USA yacht to two victories
Kyrie Irving 1992– basketball born in Melbourne American parents and Dual Citizen to the U.S. and Australia

Music

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Nellie Breen 1897–1986 dancer and comedian Australian mother born in U.S.; American father
Aaron Brown 1980– violinist and composer raised in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen
Flea 1962– bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers born in Melbourne lived in the U.S. since age 5
MC Lars 1982– rapper father is Australian born in the U.S.
Chloe Rose Lattanzi 1986– singer, actress mother is Australian (born in England) born in the U.S.
Helen Reddy 1941– actress, singer born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen
Cody Simpson 1997– pop singer born in Gold Coast, Queensland moved to the U.S. in 2010
Rebecca St. James 1977– Christian pop rock singer-songwriter born in Sydney family moved to the U.S. at age 14; married Cubbie Fink in 2011
Rick Springfield 1949– singer and actor born in Sydney lives in the U.S.
Mark Stoermer 1977– bassist for The Killers father is Australian born in the U.S.
Iggy Azalea 1990– rapper born in Sydney moved to the U.S. at age 16
Ashton Irwin 1994– drummer for 5 Seconds of Summer born in Sydney father is American; Dual citizen to the U.S. and Australia
Keith Urban 1967– country musician born in New Zealand naturalized U.S. citizen, married to American-born Australian actress Nicole Kidman, resident of Nashville, Tennessee[2]
Brody Dalle 1979– singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Melbourne lives in the U.S.; married Josh Homme in 2007
Joseph Twist 1982– composer in genres including ancient vocal music, opera, contemporary orchestral music, jazz, musical theatre and cabaret born in Brisbane; doctorate and master's degrees from University of Queensland, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and New York University lives in the U.S.

Actors/Actresses

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Simon Baker 1969– actor born in Launceston, Tasmania moved to the U.S. in the 1990s; has been a dual U.S. and Australian citizen since 2010
Jacinda Barrett 1972– actress born in Brisbane moved to the U.S. in the 1990s; married to U.S. citizen Gabriel Macht and became naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009
Cate Blanchett 1969– actress born in Melbourne American father; dual U.S. and Australian citizen
Sean Brosnan 1983– actor and filmmaker Australian mother born in the U.S.
Bonar Colleano 1924–1958 actor Australian parents born and lived in the U.S. until he was 12
Angela White 1985- pornographic actress born in Sydney moved to the U.S. in the 2010s.
Sean Murray 1977– actor born in America to an American father and Australian mother; spent some of his childhood in Australia U.S. citizen
Mia Farrow 1945– actress father is Australian born in the U.S. with dual citizenship
Errol Flynn 1909–1959 actor born in Hobart became naturalized U.S. citizen in 1942
Daniel Goddard 1971- actor born in Sydney became naturalized U.S. citizen in 2020
Mel Gibson 1956– actor Australian paternal grandparents born in the U.S.
Penne Hackforth-Jones 1949–2013 actress Australian maternal grandparents born in the U.S.
Tim Kazurinsky 1950– actor and screenwriter Australian mother born in the U.S.; American father
Keir O'Donnell 1978– actor born in Sydney moved to the U.S. in the 1980s
Leila George 1992– actress born in Sydney; Mother is Australian Greta Scacchi Father is American Vincent D'Onofrio; dual U.S. and Australian citizen
Melissa George 1976– actress born in Australia moved to U.S. in the 1990s; became naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008[3]
Nicholas Hammond 1950– actor and director moved to Australia in the mid-1980s born in the U.S.
Nicole Kidman 1967– actress both parents are Australian; raised in Australia born in the U.S. with dual citizenship
Laurette Luez 1928–1999 actress Australian mother American father; born in the U.S.
Alanna Masterson 1988– actress Australian father born in the U.S.; American mother
Julian McMahon 1968- actor born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen
Poppy Montgomery 1972– Without a Trace actor born in Australia lives and works in the U.S.; dual U.S. and Australian citizen
Meg Mundy 1915–2016 actress Australian mother naturalized U.S. citizen
Nathan Parsons 1988– actor born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen
Liesel Pritzker Simmons 1984– actress Australian mother born in the U.S.; American father
Emilie de Ravin 1981– actress born in Australia became naturalized U.S. citizen in 2018
Ann Richards 1917–2006 actress born in Australia moved to the U.S. in 1942; father was a U.S. citizen
Tristan Rogers 1946– General Hospital actor born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen
Portia de Rossi 1973– Ally McBeal actress and wife of Ellen DeGeneres born in Australia naturalized U.S. citizen
Kristen Stewart 1990– actress mother is Australian born in the U.S.
Sharni Vinson 1983– actress born in Australia lives and works in the U.S.; dual U.S. and Australian citizen
Alex Winter 1965– actor, film director, and screenwriter Australian father American mother; dual U.S. and U.K. citizen
Breanna Yde 2003– actress Australian-born American Actress born in Sydney, New South Wales

Other

Name Born – died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with America
Betsy Bloomingdale 1922–2016 socialite, philanthropist parents are Australian born in the U.S.
Valda Cooper 1915–2008 journalist, one of the first female reporters for the Associated Press born in Melbourne, Australia immigrated to the U.S. as an infant
Bindi Irwin 1998– child television/film personality father is Australian Steve Irwin mother Terri Irwin is from Oregon, dual U.S. and Australian citizen
Robert Irwin 2003– child television/film personality father is Australian Steve Irwin mother Terri Irwin is from Oregon, dual U.S. and Australian citizen
Elizabeth Jagger 1984– model and actress, daughter of Mick Jagger paternal grandmother was Australian American mother; born in the U.S.
Laura James 1990– fashion model, America's Next Top Model winner mother is Australian father is Dynasty actor John James; born in the U.S.
Thelma Keane 1926–2008 negotiated copyrights for The Family Circus, inspiration for the comic's "Mommy" character born and raised in Queensland immigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Bil Keane
Brianna Keilar 1980– television journalist for CNN born in Australia grew up in Orange County, California
Soledad O'Brien 1966– television journalist for CNN father is Australian born in the U.S.
Anne Osborn Krueger 1934– economist Australian father born in the U.S.
Katie Patrick 1980- environmental spokesperson, entrepreneur born in Australia lives in the U.S.
Terry Tao 1975– mathematician, 2006 Fields medalist born in Australia won a Fulbright Scholarship in 1992; attained Ph.D. at Princeton in 1996; married an American
Marsha Waggoner 1940– champion poker player born in Australia lived in the U.S. since 1977
Christopher Wilder 1945–1984 serial killer born in Australia emigrated to the U.S. in 1969; father is a U.S. citizen

References

  1. ^ Silva De, Chris. "The uncomfortable truth about Australia's relationship with its most famous athlete". wwos.nine.com.au. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.hellomagazine.com/homes/2020040587506/nicole-kidman-glimpse-inside-lavish-living-room-nashville-home/
  3. ^ Idato, Michael (March 16, 2009). "Entering a grey area". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
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