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Cockburn Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Cockburn

1. Heath Ledger (1979-2008)

Heath Ledger was born on April 4, 1979, in Perth, Western Australia, and grew up in the suburb of Gooseberry Hill in the City of Cockburn. He was an acclaimed Australian actor and director. Ledger's most notable roles include his portrayal of the Joker in "The Dark Knight" for which he won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also received critical acclaim for his performances in films like "Brokeback Mountain," "10 Things I Hate About You," and "A Knight's Tale." Tragically, Ledger passed away on January 22, 2008, in New York City.

2. Matilda Brown (born 1987)

Matilda Brown, born on September 21, 1987, in Perth, Western Australia, is an Australian actress, writer, and director. She is the daughter of Bryan Brown, a renowned Australian actor. Matilda has appeared in various television series and films, including "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab," "Rake," and "Let's Talk About." She is known for her talent and contributions to the Australian entertainment industry.

3. Jason Akermanis (born 1977)

Jason Akermanis, born on February 24, 1977, in Brisbane, Queensland, but raised in Spearwood, a suburb in the City of Cockburn, is a former Australian rules footballer. He played for the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs, winning multiple awards throughout his career. Akermanis is considered one of the most skillful and flamboyant players of his generation, and his contributions to Australian rules football have earned him a place in history.

4. Phil Davis (born 1990)

Phil Davis, born on March 30, 1990, in Adelaide, South Australia, but raised in the suburb of Coogee in the City of Cockburn, is a professional Australian rules footballer. He currently plays for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League. Davis has been recognized for his leadership skills, and he captained the Giants from 2014 to 2018. His talents and dedication have made him a respected figure in Australian rules football.

5. Alanna Masterson (born 1988)

Alanna Masterson, born on June 27, 1988, is an American actress who was raised in Cockburn, Western Australia. She is best known for her role as Tara Chambler on the hit television series "The Walking Dead." Masterson has also appeared in other popular TV shows such as "Mistresses" and "Greek." Her talent and contributions to the entertainment industry have gained her recognition worldwide.

6. Ricky Grace (born 1966)

Ricky Grace, born on January 2, 1966, in the United States, is a former professional basketball player who became a naturalized Australian citizen. He moved to Cockburn, Western Australia, to play for the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League (NBL). Grace is considered one of the greatest point guards in Australian basketball history. He won multiple NBL championships with the Wildcats and received numerous accolades throughout his career.

7. Ben O'Donnell (born 1996)

Ben O'Donnell, born on January 3, 1996, in Perth, Western Australia, is an Australian professional rugby sevens player. O'Donnell rose to prominence as a talented rugby player and represented Australia on the international stage. He has participated in various rugby sevens tournaments, including the Commonwealth Games and World Rugby Sevens Series. O'Donnell's dedication and skill have made him a respected figure in Australian rugby.

8. Andrew Wigram (born 1983)

Andrew Wigram, born on May 7, 1983, in Perth, Western Australia, is an Australian musician and composer. He gained recognition as the lead guitarist for the popular Australian indie rock band, Eskimo Joe. Wigram's contributions to the band helped them achieve success, including multiple ARIA Music Awards. His talents and passion for music have made him a significant figure in the Australian music scene.

9. Craige McWhirter (born 1962)

Craige McWhirter, born on March 20, 1962, in Perth, Western Australia, is a former Australian freestyle swimmer. He represented Australia in various international swimming competitions, including the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. McWhirter's remarkable speed and technique in the water earned him numerous medals and accolades throughout his career. He is remembered as one of Australia's finest swimmers.

10. Tamara Taylor (born 1970)

Tamara Taylor, born on September 27, 1970, in Toronto, Canada, grew up in Cockburn, Western Australia. She is a Canadian actress known for her role as Dr. Camille Saroyan on the television series "Bones." Taylor has also appeared in several other TV shows and films, including "Lost," "Altered Carbon," and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." Her versatile performances have garnered critical acclaim and established her as a talented actress.

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