Jodie Dorday had been doing ballet and jazz dancing for almost two decades when she auditioned for a role on Xena: Warrior Princess in the mid 90s. Two years later she was nominated for her work in TV drama Home Movie, then won for Anthony McCarten film Via Satellite, playing a pregnant hairstylist. She also acted on Roger Hall comedy Market Forces and Jackson's Wharf. In 2008 Dorday scored the starring role in Burying Brian, playing a housewife who accidentally kills her husband after an argument, and fails to tell the authorities. These days based in Bali, she continues to act on stage, and occasionally on screen.
"I'm a hopeless liar, so it was rather thrilling to have the chance to play a lead character caught up in the web of lies that Jodie and her friends find themselves spinning to try and stay on top of everything — not particularly successfully! "
Jodie Dorday on her role in TV series Burying Brian