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Born February 21 1963


She acted the in series McLeod´s Daughters from 2002 to 2009 as Moira Doyle.

Born and raised in the west of Sydney, Doris apparsanel the entertainment world through sport. As a teenager has been asked to represent the NSW sprint 100 meters hurdles and long jump. Her childhood was mainly focused on training.

However, an injury forced her out of the sport competition.

Shortly after, Doris was encouraged to audition for The Nepean College of Arts. Here she concentrated on theater dance and everything related to the movement. Later, she auditioned for NIDA where she also managed to win a place - and so her journey as an actress began.

After three years at NIDA's been offered a contract with the State Theatre of South Australia with John Gaden and Gayle Edwards. She then went on to help create the very physical role of Titania in "Midsummer Night's Dream" in the botanical gardens, which toured nationally.

From Theatre has joined the circus for a love affair with Jean Palacy and studied flying trapeze with the training program through Russian Circus Oz.

Doris has also starred in the television series "Heartbreak Kid."

She helped in the choreography Richard Roxburgh on the second season of the production of a tour.

Since then, Doris has concentrated its efforts on the quality of roles mainly television and theater. Some of her most important television roles were "Elena Seachange" the sitcom "Us and Them" for the network and nine recently in telemovies "Blackjack" with Colin Friels for Network Ten.

She also received a Green Room Award for his role in the comedy "A Beautiful Life" by Michael Futcher and Helen Howard. Doris is very proud of its association with this innovative piece of theatre.



Doris with The Cultural Exchange CEO John Kirkman.

February 2015









Build it and they will come.

Or in the case of Western Sydney — build it because they are already there

The birthplace of some of the country’s leading artists and entertainers is in desperate need of more arts and theatre spaces.

A damning report into the arts in Western Sydney set to be released by Premier Mike Baird tomorrow shows that, despite the region being home to one-third of Sydney’s population, it receives just 5.5 per cent of the state arts funding.

Nationally, the figure is worse — just one per cent of federal funding even though one in 10 Australians call Western Sydney home.

With the NSW government ­announcing the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Western Sydney, Parramatta Council is pushing for a major refurbishment of its Riverside Theatres.

Built in 1988, the theatre hosts thousands of performances yearly and attracts more than 140,000 patrons. But the area needs something bigger.

“Developing a state-of-the-art theatre that attracts world-class productions to Western Sydney will ­enable the creation of a defined cultural precinct on the Parramatta River,” mayor Scott Lloyd said.

Accomplished actress and local resident Doris Younane would love to see a theatre space in Western Sydney that not only puts on ­productions but creates them.

The former star of hit TV shows including McLeod’s Daughters and Heartbreak High, Younane began running the West Side Actors Studio in Parramatta two years ago.


“You have places like Screenwise and NIDA but they are in or near the city. Everyone from out here has to travel out (of the area). In just two years we have placed four actors with agents,” Younane said.


Doris plays in Party Tricks. Party Tricks is an Australian television political drama/comedy series. It started October 2014 on Network Ten.


Till March 29 2014 Doris will be playing in a New Australian play Jump for Jordan. 

Jump for Jordan

© Brett Boardman Photography

Doris on Channel 9's 'Mornings' - 2014. 



The Green Room Award

Best Actress (A Beautiful Life)


Nominated for Australian Entertainment MO Awards

Female Actor (A Beautiful Life)

Memory Walk for dementia in Parramatta

24 Sep, 2010 09:00 AM
Parramatta-born actor Doris Younane, from McLeod’s Daughters, strolled through the park with reporter Liam Pender to discuss her mother’s fight with Alzheimer’s disease and this Sunday’s Memory Walk.

PARRAMATTA Park will be filled with activists, celebrities and residents this Sunday, all walking in the fight against dementia.

‘‘I was born and bred in Parramatta and I think It’s fantastic the Memory Walk for dementia will be held here,’’ said actor Doris Younane. ‘‘We have to get western Sydney out in droves.We want to get families out.’’

Ms Younane became passionate about the cause when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, six years ago.

‘‘It’s not like it’s the end of somebody’s life but you are losing them,’’ she said. ‘‘People with Alzheimer’s do unusual things.’’

Dementia can cause loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning.

‘‘It’s not a happy journey but there are good times,’’ she said. ‘‘I know my mother more now and I spend so much more time with her because of the illness.’’

She said Alzheimer’s Australia had helped her to get through the toughest times.

‘‘When my mum was diagnosed I thought what the hell am I supposed to do? But then I contacted Alzheimer’s Australia.’’

Ms Younane said in the next 40 years a million people in Australia will have dementia and that was a problem too big to ignore.

‘‘Alzheimer’s is not a dirty word. That’s what this walk is about.We need to support the people like Alzheimer’s Australia who are trying to support us.’’

This week Ms Younane was made an ambassador for Alzheimer’s Australia. She will take part in the MemoryWalk through Parramatta Park with fellow ambassadors Ita Buttrose, P.J. Lane (son of the late Don Lane, who had Alzheimer’s) and Maxine McKew.




Year Title Role Notes
1988 Evil Angels (uncredited)  
1989 Mortgage Tina Dodd  
1990 Death in Brunswick Carmel  
1993 The Heartbreak Kid Evdokia  
1994 Resistance Rosa  
2009 The Combination Mary  


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Embassy Kaliani Episode: "Letter of the Law"
1992 All Together Now Sue Jacobs Episode: "Look Through Any Window"
1993 All Together Now Sue Jacobs Episode: "Always on My Mind"
1993 Phoenix Roz Horton Episode: "In on the Joke"
1994 Ocean Girl Celia Episode: "Set Adrift"
1994-1995 Heartbreak High Yola Fatoush 53 episodes
1995 Us and Them Bernie 13 episodes
1996 G.P. Caroline Deacon Episode: "The Ceremony of Innocence"
1997 Murder Call Michelle Balzan Episode: "Dead and Gone"
1998 13 Gantry Row Penny TV movie
1998 Wildside Zelda O'Sullivan Episode: "1.9"
1999 Stingers Lizzie Harper Episode: "Salsa: Part 1"
Episode: "Salsa: Part 2"
1999 SeaChange Elena Connors Episode: "Broken Hearts and Crustaceans"
Episode: "Sink or Swim"
1999 Chuck Finn Natasha Episode: "Goodbye Mr Ffipps"
2000 Halifax f.p. Emma Ford Episode: "A Person of Interest"
2001 Water Rats Pam Elliot Episode: "Bureaucracy Rules, OK?"
2002 McLeod's Daughters Moira / Mystic Miranda Episode: "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
2003 McLeod's Daughters Moira / Mystic Miranda Episode: "Seeing the Light"
2003 BlackJack Christine Ormand TV movie
2004 BlackJack: Sweet Science Christine Vallas TV movie
2005 All Saints Charlene Ponder Episode: "Sins of the Mothers"
2005 BlackJack: In the Money Christine Vallas TV movie
2005 BlackJack: Ace Point Game Christine Vallas TV movie
2005-2009 McLeod's Daughters Moira Doyle 91 episodes
2009 False Witness Jenny Basheer TV movie
2010 Rake Prosecution QC Ms Habib Episode: "R vs Chandler"