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Inspired by her father’s love of acting and storytelling, Stephanie began drama classes at the age of 7 and has never looked back.


At 19, Stephanie was cast in her first professional acting job playing the role of Jorja Murphy on the popular television series Blue Heelers.


After graduating with an Honours Degree in Performing Arts from Monash University, Stephanie went to Paris to study clowning with renowned teacher Philippe Gaulier.


Later she completed the Full Time course at 16th Street Acting Studio and has also trained with international acting coaches Larry Moss, Susan Batson and Penelope Chater.


In 2012, Stephanie won the award for Best Actress at the Melbourne Short and Sweet Theatre Festival.


Stephanie has performed in 40 plays including a recent production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Southbank Theatre Melbourne. Other theatre highlights include the world premiere of To The Naked Eye and Of Words and War at La Mama, Our Country’s Good directed by Kate Cherry and The Shape of Things directed by Peter Blackburn.


In 2014 and 2015 Stephanie toured Victoria performing in Brecht’s Life of Galileo with Complete Works Theatre Company.


Screen credits include Winners and Losers, Whatever Happened to That Guy, Sweatshop TV pilot and the comedy web series Footballer Wants A Wife.


" ...but the stand out actor is Lillis as Phil's self-effacing fiancee Jenny, turning in a beautifully subtle performance."

Review for the role of Jenny, The Shape of Things

Michelle Perl, The Australian Jewish News

"There was a stand out moment by Stephanie Lillis when she has a moment of intense emotion that flares her character into truth."

Review for the role of Jenny, The Shape of Things

Ruth Richter, Stage Whispers

" But the final acclaim will no doubt have to go to Stephanie Lillis. As Louise, who reacts to the epiphany with moving clarity, Lillis imbues her character with an inspiring love of words, literature, and of writing..."

Review for the role of Louise, Of Words and War

Vera Poh, To Dad With Love

"If I had to single out a performance and image, it would be that of Stephanie Lillis as Lucia Joyce... the bound victim in a straight jacket, her vivacious Irish accent, her ecstatic poetic language, and her expressive dance movements. She becomes an unforgettable image at the end of the performance."

Review for the role of Lucia Joyce, The Seven Ages of Joyce

Trevor Code, The Stars Align for Bloomsday

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