Jesse Phillips

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Bio.


I was born in Perth and had to grow up fast, chasing my older siblings and learning to compete with the bigger kids. Sport filled my schedule during adolescence, and I played everything I could get involved in, with particular success in football and hockey. In 1999 I stepped onto the elite sporting pathway that took me around the world competing for Australia and in 2003 I made my international debut on the junior Australian sprint kayak team. My resilience was built through the subsequent triumphs (and failures) of European tours spanning 2005 to 2011.

I achieved my childhood dream in 2012 by making the Australian Olympic Team, placing 6th in the final at the London Games with doubles partner Steve Bird. In 2016 I went on to coach at the Rio Olympic Games, after narrowly missing the team. Today I compete in surf life saving ski racing to keep fit, and continue to coach in high performance programs.

I have always loved acting on both screen and stage - although sport took me away for several years - and in 2017 I relished the opportunity to refine my craft at WAAPA, a decision which inspired me to continue with a career in the arts. I now combine my skills as a motivational speaker and facilitator with the skills I have learnt from sports and performing arts to build a new path.

In 2019 I will complete a Psychology degree at Murdoch University and in July I’ll be making my ABC TV debut in ‘KGB’ an indigenous comedy series based in Perth, produced by Mad Kids & Ardiol Media.


 

Agent
Claire Bowen Mgmt

Height
189cm (6' 2")

Weight
83kg (183lb)

Hair Color
Brown

Eye Color
Blue

 

Available in

adelaide

brisbane

melbourne

perth

sydney

 

For all bookings contact JESSE: INFO@JESSEPHILLIPS.com.au

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