Magda Szubanski

Australian actress

Magdalene Mary "Magda" Szubanski (born 12 April 1961) is an English-born Australian actress, comedian, television presenter, radio host, author and LGBT rights advocate. She is best known for playing Sharon Strzelecki in the television comedy show Kath & Kim. She also portrayed Esme Hoggett in the movie Babe (1995) and its sequel Babe: Pig in the City (1998).

Szubanski at Tropfest 2013.

Szubanski was born in Liverpool, Lancashire. She is of Polish, Irish and Scottish ancestry. She moved to Melbourne, Victoria with her family in 1965. She came out as lesbian in 2012.[1][2]


  1. "Gay-gay-gay-gay - Magda comes out". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

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