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Claire van der Boom…

Claire van der Boom is an award-winning Australian actor who graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2005.

Early television roles include the series Love My Way and East West 101; the role of Stella in the Stephen Spielberg/Tom Hanks mini-series The Pacific, The Man Who Got Away for Screentime, and City Homicide for the Seven Network. Other roles include a series regular role in the television drama Rush, for which Claire was nominated in 2009 for a Silver Logie as Most Outstanding Actress; and the leading role of Sister Berenice, in ABC's telemovie Sisters of War, for which Claire won the Most Outstanding Actress 2010 Silver Logie.

In the US Claire has had numerous television roles, including the recurring role of British character Rachel in the CBS series Hawaii Five-O, opposite Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan; Shirley in Masters of Sex for SHOWTIME; and the guest role of Anne Marie Flynn in Constantine for NBC. Most recently, Claire was seen as Marina, a series regular in NBC's Game of Silence, created by David Hudgins.

In film, Claire has worked both locally and in the US. In Australia, Claire has played leading roles in Nash Edgerton's The Square; Red Hill; Love Is Now and Broke. In the US, highlights include Richard Loncraine's Five Flights Up with Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton; a supporting role in Michel Franco's Chronic opposite Tim Roth; and the lead role of Alison in the feature film Battlecreek, directed by Alison Eastwood.

In theatre, Claire made her Off-Broadway debut in 2012 as Karen in the new David Rabe play An Early History of Fire for the New Group in New York. Later in 2012 Claire stepped in to take over a lead role in Sam Shepard's new play Heartless for the Signature Theatre. Claire returned to the stage in 2015 in The Trouble We Come From opposite Scott Caan for Falcon Theatre, CA, and again in 2016 in Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Double Indemnity, directed by Sam Strong.

… as Dr Frankie Bell

As a Renal Resident at City West Public, Frankie is whip-smart, determined and fiercely protective of her secret: not only is she a transplant doctor, but a transplant patient too — a fact that, if discovered, she fears could destroy her career.