Actress Asher Keddie has been gracing our screens, both TV and silver, since the age of 10. In addition to being one of the most well-known faces on Australian TV, Keddie is also a bohemian style icon, both in and out of her Offspring wardrobe when she plays the loveable but unlucky-in-love obstetrician Nina, though there’s more to this actress than her beach blonde hair and boho fashion sense.
1. Who is Asher Keddie and why is she famous?
Keddie is an Australian actress who is best-known for her portrayal of flawed and complex obstetrician Nina Proudman on Network Ten’s Offspring. Her mother and father named her after Jane Asher, a British actress–it would seem Keddie was destined for an acting career of her own from birth, especially since her original dream of being a ballerina was cut short when she dislocated her knee on the evening of her dance audition with the Australian Ballet School. Fate or coincidence? Who knows, but Asher is certainly making the best of it!
2. How old is Asher Keddie?
Keddie was born on July 31st in 1974, making her 44 going on 45.
3. Has Asher Keddie ever posed nude or topless?
For the sake of her art, yes. In her previous works like Love My Way and Hawke, and even as recently as Offspring, she has bared her breasts for sex scenes, but she seems more reserved when it comes to getting naked in her movies and TV shows these days.
4. Is Asher Keddie married?
Asher is married to Irish-Italian artist Vincent Fantauzzo, who is known for his award-winning portraits of celebrities such as acting legend Heath Ledger, director Baz Luhrmann, Brandon Walters, and, of course, wifey Asher!
5. When was Asher Keddie's wedding?
After celeb chef and restaurateur Matt Moran introduced the pair in 2012, Asher and her husband tied the knot on April 9th in 2014 in a private ceremony on Fiji’s Turtle Island to an audience of one, Luca, Asher’s then 4-year-old stepson from Vincent’s previous relationship.
6. Who has Asher Keddie dated in the past?
Actor-musician Jay Bowen co-starred with Keddie in a 2005 production of Cyrano de Bergerac, becoming her boyfriend for 2 years until they married in 2007.
7. Has Asher Keddie been divorced?
Keddie and Bowen split after 5 years of marriage. They owned a farm in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges together where Keddie indulged her passion for horses. The two are said to “still be good mates” who “[moved] on in full support of each other”.
8. Does Asher Keddie have kids?
In addition to 9-year-old Luca, Asher and Vincent welcomed a baby boy into their family on March 1st 2015, Valentino Fantauzzo. ‘Valentino’ was the first baby name the couple had discussed, and they thought the name’s romance and drama perfectly reflected “all things his father is”!
9. Is Asher Keddie pregnant?
10. Does Asher Keddie smoke?
Keddie has been spotted smoking during breaks on the sets of Offspring and Swinging Safari.
11. How much weight has Asher Keddie lost?
This mother doesn’t talk about weight loss, not that she feels the need to fret over her figure. She claims she is “physically fit and...[has] a lot of stamina” due to all the farm chores she does – and besides, she’d rather be “out in the paddocks, feeding the animals and picking up poo” than exercising “in a room” (read: gym). Husband Fantauzzo says his vegetarian wife “eats pasta every night” and occasionally indulges her appetite for wine as it “gets her through the long hours” – now that’s a diet we can get behind!
12. What are Asher Keddie's best fashion statements?
We’re a fan of all the waist-cinching dresses that Asher has worn on the red carpet, but the mother shows off her trim post-baby body in comfortable casual outfits too, sporting lightweight, flowy pieces in whimsical prints that perfectly reflect her bohemian style as Nina Proudman in Offspring too! The actress says both she and Nina “make a choice that’s bold” and “want to have fun”!
13. What are Nina Proudman's best fashion statements?
Nina’s sense of style on Offspring has earned her a cult following with many websites dedicated to Keddie’s costumes while in character on the show (which often sell out), earning her the moniker ‘the Carrie of Australia’ (after SJP’s Sex and the City character)!
14. What TV shows has Asher Keddie appeared in?
Asher has been on TV since she was 10 years old, first appearing on an episode of Five Mile Creek, a Disney family western show. Since her breakthrough role in 2004 as the lead character Julia Jackson in Foxtel’s drama series Love My Way, Asher has had fairly consistent work, including roles in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Blue Heelers (four times as three different characters!), Rush, Party Tricks, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, and her latest work The Cry, based on Helen Fitzgerald’s book. Her most notable role has been as Nina on Offspring, for which she was allegedly earning an annual salary of $500,000 in 2012.
15. Has Asher Keddie been in any movies?
Asher has starred in several movies alongside other Aussie celebs such as
- 2009’s X-Men Origins with Hugh Jackman,
- Beautiful with Debora-Lee Furness (who is married to Jackman),
- Swinging Safari with singer Kylie Minogue and Nip/Tuck’s Julian McMahon in
- TV movie Hawke with Richard Roxburgh of Rake fame.
16. What awards has Asher Keddie won?
Asher has been nominated for a slew of awards and won several of them, including five Silver Logies, a Gold Logie in 2013 for Most Popular TV Personality, a Switched On Audience Choice Award for Best Performance in a Television Drama from the AACTA for her role in Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, and an ASTRA Award for Love My Way in 2007.
17. Is Asher Keddie on Instagram?
With almost 40,000 followers, Asher is indeed on Instagram as asherkeddieofficial, seemingly at the request of her husband, who is glad that he has “finally...convinced this wonderful, talented woman to join Instagram”.
18. Is Asher Keddie on Twitter?
There’s an account under the user handle @asherkeddie that appears to be Keddie’s, but it hasn’t been updated since 2013.