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Zoe Carides
Born (1962-02-19) 19 February 1962 (age 60)
Years active1986 - present
RelativesGia Carides (sister)
Danielle Carides (sister)

Zoe Carides (born 19 February 1962) is an Australian actress of film and television, who is best known for her roles in Death in Brunswick as Sophie, G. P. as Dr. Sonia Kapek and Grass Roots as Liz Murray.


Carides was born in Sydney, Australia.[1] She has a daughter.[2] Her sister is actress Gia Carides who also appeared in Police Rescue. Her brother-in-law was actor Anthony LaPaglia.[3]

Acting roles

Carides has made cameos in many successful Australian television shows, such as All Saints, Acropolis Now, White Collar Blue, Crownies, Janet King, Rake, and Top of the Lake: China Girl.

Zoe also appeared in the iconic 1980s advertisement for the State Bank of Victoria where as she sit in her bed with her partner, she turns and says "it's your money, Ralph". This saying became part of the Australian lexicon for many years with people rhetorically quoting it when talking about any monetary issue.

Carides' first major role was the 1991 film Death in Brunswick as the love interest of Sam Neill's lead character.[4] She also went on to star in Brilliant Lies, which won her an AFI nomination, The Kiss and Police Rescue. She also starred in the independent Australian production of Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns.[5]

After turning 40, Carides set two goals: to have a solo exhibition of her paintings and to record an album of her own music.[3]

In 2005, Carides starred in the Sydney Theatre Company's Influence, by David Williamson, for which she won a Helpmann Award.[6][7] In 2008, she played the part of Pia Jones in the BBC-commissioned Australian soap opera Out of the Blue.[8]

She has also directed two short films: Gifted in 2005, and Not even a Mouse in 2011.[9]

In 2015, Carides appeared in the film Alex & Eve, which was based on the Australian play by Alex Lykos. She plays Chloe, the mother of Greek Alex (played by Richard Brancatisano), who falls in love with Muslim Lebanese Eve (played by Andrea Demetriades).[10]

She released an album of self-written songs, When I was Little, in 2018.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Stones of Death Gail Sorensen
1991 Death in Brunswick Sophie Papafogos
1992 Mad Bomber in Love Rebecca
1992 Seeing Red Red Sessions
1993 Shotgun Wedding Helen Llewellyn
1994 Police Rescue Const. Lorrie 'Flash' Gordon
1994 Gino Lucia Petri
1994 Fuckwit Shannon Short film
1996 Brilliant Lies Katy Connor
1998 The Kiss Sue Short film
1998 The Picture Woman Travelling Woman Short film
2000 Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns Nicki
2001 Midas Narrator (voice) Short film
2008 The Black Balloon Russell's Mum
2010 Good As New Mum Short film
2011 The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg
2011 I Spy Jo Short film
2011 Throw Away the Key 6 Minutes Journalist Short film
2011 Family Values Mum Short film
2013 Mystery Road Shirley
2013 Blinder Ally [11]
2013 The Kiss Woman Short film
2014 A Funny Kind of Love Doctor Barnes
2014 Surviving Bug Sue Short film
2014 Grace Under Water Lou Short film
2015 Airlock Leanne Ashbrook
2015 Alex & Eve Chloe
2016 Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child Rominja
2017 Event Zero Pamela Laird[12]
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Studio 86 Episode: "Strawberry Girl"[13]
Episode: "Sisters in the Bathroom"[14]
1988 Sands of Bedouin TV movie
1989 Acropolis Now Stella Hatzidimitropoulos Episode: "The Proxy Blues"
1990 The Flying Doctors Mandy Sinclair Episode: "Life Line"
1994 Heartland Shelley TV miniseries
1995-1996 G.P. Dr. Sonia Kapek 35 episodes
1997 Good Guys Bad Guys Skye Rinker Episode: "1.8 Million Reasons to Change Your Name: Part 1"
Episode: "1.8 Million Reasons to Change Your Name: Part 2"
1998 Wildside Karen Begbie Episode: "1.32"[15]
1999 Murder Call Dr. Constance Young Episode: "A Blow to the Heart"
1999 Dog's Head Bay Pauline Episode: "The Birthday Boy"
2000-2001 All Saints Sarah Adams 5 episodes
2000-2003 Grass Roots Liz Murray 18 episodes
2001 My Husband My Killer Lydia Iurman TV movie
2002 White Collar Blue Mrs. Zenopoulos Episode: "1.7"
2003 Lucy Lolita De Acha TV movie
2004 Fireflies Kim Porter Episode: "Sons and Lovers"
2006 Monarch Cove Justine Episode: "1.11"
Episode: "1.12"
2006 All Saints Jilly Winters Episode: "Moment of Faith"
2007 Back Seat Beverly TV short
2008 All Saints Sandra Dyer Episode: "Careful What You Wish For"
2008 Out of the Blue Pia Jones 58 episodes
2009 The Cut Goth Skater (voice) Episode: "A Falcon's Tail"
2010 The Pacific[16] Mama Karamanlis Episode: "Melbourne"
2010 Packed to the Rafters Penny Mallory Episode: "When Worlds Collide"
2010 Cops LAC Alison Bristow Episode: "Old Love"
2011 Crownies Gillian Warden Episode: "1.16"
Episode "1.18"
2012 Event Zero Pamela TV series


  1. ^ a b "Zoe Carides".
  2. ^ a b Elphick, Nicole (20 October 2018). "Zoe Carides "bares her soul" in self-penned tunes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Out of the comfort zone, into the unknown". The Sydney Morning Herald. 16 August 2002. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  4. ^ Mcdonald, Dougal (27 April 1991). "More laughs on the page than on screen". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). p. 21. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ Stratton, David (15 June 2000). "Beware of Greeks bearing guns". Variety. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Past nominees and winners | Helpmann Awards". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  7. ^ "2005 Helpmann Awards winners list". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 August 2005. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Watson, Carides to take on Poms". 13 January 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  9. ^ Roach, Vicki (7 March 2011). "Directors cast their eyes on the future". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  10. ^ Buckmaster, Luke (22 October 2015). "Alex & Eve review – cultural clashes and baklava in a Greek-Lebanese love story". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  11. ^ Kalin, Paul (16 January 2013). "Short cuts". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Red carpet event in Warriewood for new Aussie film". 24 August 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Castrol six-hour". Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986). 10 October 1986. p. 11. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Sisters in the Bathroom". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 17 November 1986. p. 21. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Wildside". Torres News (Thursday Island, Qld. : 1957-2015). 31 July 1998. p. 1. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Pacific actors put through 'terrifying' boot camp". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2019.

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