Christen O'Leary as Marianne

Christen O'Leary

Marianne trained as a psychologist because she was bright, articulate, a good communicator and fascinated by human behaviour. However, a devastating occurrence in her personal life makes her feel less certain of herself and she begins to seriously doubt her own wisdom.

Christen O'Leary has worked extensively in Melbourne theatre since relocating from her home town of Brisbane almost ten years ago. She has appeared for the MTC in WEDNESDAY TO COME, COSI, THE GIFT OF THE GORGON, ASSASSINS, THE ROVER, COMEDY OF ERRORS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, COMPANY and MAN THE BALLOON. Her Playbox credits include THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS and TEAR FROM A GLASS EYE.

Christen spent 2001 touring Australia with Jacki Weaver in GIRL TALK for Hit Productions. Her television credits include RAW FM, STATE CORONER, SEACHANGE and WORST BEST FRIENDS.

Christen has been nominated for four Green Room Awards, winning twice for her performances in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and COMPANY. In 2002 Christen was seen in LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR at the MTC. She is presently appearing at the Playbox in the world premiere season of RUBY MOON.

Christen says of Marianne, “She has a fascination with people but doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She has a great sense of humour. Because she has suffered loss in her life she has great compassion for people”