plays Dani Sutherland
Born on the 19th August 1983, Tammin Sursok joined Home and Away as Dani Sutherland.
Tammin was born in
South Africa, Johannesburg and her family moved to Australia when she was 4 years of age.
Tammin is currently in Year
11 and studying by correspondence due to her Home and Away workload. Her favourite subjects are Art, Drama, English and History.
studied drama at school and attended the Trinity Speech and Drama college of England where she received a high distinction
in her final exam.
Tammin has appeared in various commercials, including a Youth and alcohol advertisement and she started modelling
a year ago and has appeared in various campaigns, print and magazine ads.
This is however, Tammin's first television role and while it was quite an audition process, Tammin is thrilled
to join the show.
'I was so excited when I heard I got the part. I couldn't quite believe it. I think it will sink in when I actually
watch my scenes on air. It still feels strange, I was absolutely speechless. This is something I have always wanted to do
and thought if I didn't make it soon I never would- so it came at a good time', she says.
Tammin loves playing Dani Sutherland.
'I love playing her because she has a bit of an edge. She is the type of character that you can really get your
teeth into. You couldn't call her boring', she says.
Tammin joined the show and became part of an instant family, not only with the cast as a whole but as part of an
on screen family.
'It was really the best thing coming into a show with a group of people. I have never felt like I was on my own.
You eventually find your feet and branch out but it has been a great comfort zone being with the other guys', she says.
One of Tammin's other interests apart from acting is dancing, which she has been doing since she was 6 years old.
She was involved with the Sydney Youth Musical theatre, where she studied, dancing, singing and acting.
She was also involved in all her school productions such as playing the lead in 'South Pacific', 'The Sound of
Music' and 'Mid Summer Night's Dream'.
In her spare time, Tammin loves to hang out with people and describes herself as a 'people person'.
'I love to have fun and be surrounded by close friends and family', she says.
Tammin lives at home with her mum and brother Shaun and half sister Michelle.
She also shares her home with her two dogs 'Honey' and 'Smudge'.
Her favourite actress is Julia Roberts, and Catherine Zeta Jones and her favourite actor is Brad Pitt.
Her musical tastes differ dependant on her mood at the time. Tammin is into anything as long as she likes the lyrics.
This can range from pop princess songs to grunge to underground bands.
Susan Rugg[brodie hanson] was born 17th january 1982 in sydney but did live in adelaide for a year when she was 8.Susan first
entered the show as a teenage with a family problem but has now settled into the sutherland family as an extra daughter.
finished school last year and had planned of going to university this year but fate stepped in and she joined Home and Away,she
has deferred her studies to a later stage.
She has been involved in Youth Theatre since she was 7 and attended various
drama schools,this is first long term role but she has appeared on tv before[all saint-guest spot]and is the face for telstra
Susie loves Art,making puppets,cooking and theatre design.
plays Hayley Smith
Rebecca Cartwright, born on the 23rd July, 1983, stars as Hayley Smith in Home & Away. Rebecca is no stranger
to television having notched up various extra and speaking roles on both television and film, including Police Rescue, Heartbreak
High, Water Rats and Totally Wild.
She in fact had a stint on Home and Away in 1991 as an extra.
She has had
a variety of interests, the most prominent being dancing - jazz, tap, ballet, and street dancing, which she has been doing
most of her life. She also loves swimming, roller skating, ice skating, horse riding, aerobics and acrobatics.
trained at the Creative Dance Academy from 1987-1992 and then enrolled at the Australian College of Entertainment for Dance
from 1993-1995, where she was awarded Junior Student of the Year in 1994 and Junior Drama Student of the Year in 1995.
1997 she joined Masque National Institute for Performing Arts where she was awarded Student of the Year.
She has been
involved in professional performances since 1993. Rebecca has performed in pantomimes, Christmas concerts and the NSW Premiers
Concert at The Sydney Entertainment Centre in 1994.
Credits also include entertainment for the Sydney Blues Baseball
team 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 season, and for the Parramatta Rugby League, Eastern Suburbs Rugby League, Western Suburb Rugby
League, Bulldogs Rugby League and the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
She says her most exciting performance, however, would
have to be at Disneyland, California. In 1996 and 1997 Rebecca was given the opportunity to perform on stage at Disneyland
with the Australian College of Entertainment.
The role on Home & Away is a dream come true for Rebecca who says:
'Everyone has been so nice, the cast are great and I love every moment of it, even the early starts.'
Rebecca has been
able to travel with the show, filming in England last year for some social episodes and to re-launch the program in the UK,
and recently travelled to Los Angeles for a Home & Away promotional competition with winners.
Rebecca was nominated
for 'Most Popular New Talent' at the 1999 TV WEEK Logie Awards, having only been on screen at that time since October 1998.
She was thrilled to be nominated in the category along with her co-star Kimberley Cooper who won the award.
believe that I was nominated. I had a great time, as it was the first time I had been to the Logies and I was excited just
to be there. I was so happy that Kimberley won, we were having bets on each other to win, so I won anyway.'