Celia Pacquola is a stand up comedian, writer and actor who springs effortlessly between stage and screen and has become one of our best-loved and most in-demand performers in any genre.
She's been nominated twice for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award and won the Amused Moose and Helpmann Awards. She was the youngest woman to host the Melbourne Comedy Festival gala in 2016, and appeared on Live At the Apollo and the Just For Laughs Montreal Gala.
She recorded three solo show specials: The Looking Glass for Stan in 2018; All Talk was released globally on Amazon Prime in 2020 and in October 2021 her special Let Me Know How It All Works Out became available on Paramount+. She won the Best Supporting Actress AACTA for her role as Dolly Faraday in the acclaimed ABC1 drama The Beautiful Lie, starred in the AACTA award-winning Laid, Logie Award winning drama Offspring and in all four seasons of Working Dog’s Utopia, for which she won an AACTA Award in 2015.
She made her feature film debut in 2019 with the smash hit NZ film The Breaker Upperers. In 2019 she made her theatrical debut, starring in Black Swan State Theatre/Sydney Theatre Companies’ production of the seldom-seen Australian feminist classic – Oriel Gray’s The Torrents.
TV audiences would know her from appearances on Spicks and Specks, The Project and Have You Been Paying Attention? and more. Internationally, she has been a guest on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Chelsea Lately and The Rob Brydon Show. She was the 2020 winner of Dancing With The Stars on Network Ten, taking home $50K for her chosen Charity Safe Steps Victoria. She co-created, co-wrote and starred in the smash hit comedy Rosehaven with Luke McGregor for ABC TV. Over the show’s five seasons she won the 2017 AACTA for Best Performance in a TV Comedy, nominated twice for Most Popular Actress at the Logies, as well as two AWGIES and numerous further nominations. In 2021 the much-loved series aired for its fifth and final season.
She appears in Binge drama Love Me, and writing for its season Nude Tuesday, a feature film in gibberish with subtitles written by Celia and Ronny Chieng. She's hosting Thank God You're Here on Ch 10 in 2023.