Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseLorenzo Smith, Nick Lipscombe
FactGave birth to her 1st child at age 45, a son named Henry Richard Francis Jackson on August 3, 2015. Henry was conceived with the help of IVF, and was brought home from hospital on Emily's 46th birthday, August 10th. Child's father is her boyfriend, Paul Jackson.

Emily Symons is an Australian actress, best known for her role as Marilyn Chambers on the soap opera Home and Away. She has also appeared in the films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Born in Sydney, Australia, on August 10, 1970, Emily Symons is the daughter of Australian actor Bill Symons and English actress Sheila Hancock. She has two older sisters, Sarah and Emma. Emily was educated at the prestigious Sydney Girls High School.

Emily began her acting career in 1987, appearing in an episode of the Australian television series The Sullivans. She went on to have roles in several other Australian television series, including A Country Practice, E Street, and Heartbreak High. In 1992, she landed the role of Marilyn Chambers on Home and Away. She played the role for six years, until 1998.

In 2003, Emily appeared in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, two of the most successful films of all time. She also had a role in the 2004 film Van Helsing.

Emily has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Craig McLachlan, from 1999 to 2002. Her second marriage was to actor Shane Withington, from 2009 to 2013. She has two children, both from her second marriage.

Emily has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameEmily Symons
Height1.56 m
ProfessionActor, TV Personality


SpouseLorenzo Smith, Nick Lipscombe
ChildrenHenry Richard Francis Jackson


NominationsNational Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer
MoviesComputer Ghosts
TV ShowsRichmond Hill, Home and Away, Emmerdale, Live Talk

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1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 45, a son named Henry Richard Francis Jackson on August 3, 2015. Henry was conceived with the help of IVF, and was brought home from hospital on Emily's 46th birthday, August 10th. Child's father is her boyfriend, Paul Jackson.
2Is in a relationship with Paul Jackson. They have a son together.
3She has a Dog (Labrador) called Star.
4Was first engaged to an Australian lighting technician in c. 1989 but she called the wedding off.
5She has lived in England since 1999 and said in an interview that she watched Emmerdale since she moved there so she already knew about the characters before she joined the show.
6Her father is from the UK.
7Quit Home and Away (1988) in Australia to be with her then-fiancé, English footballer Matt Le Tissier.
8Her second husband, aristocrat Lorenzo Smith, is a descendant of English stationery tycoon W.H. Smith.



Home and Away1989-2016TV SeriesMarilyn Chambers Marilyn Fisher
Emmerdale2001-2008TV SeriesLouise Appleton
Computer Ghosts1988TV MovieAnya
Richmond Hill1988TV SeriesAnne Costello


Night Fever2000TV Series performer - 1 episode


52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards2010TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
Sunrise2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Emmerdale 50002008TV Movie documentaryHerself
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 3rd TVNow Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
This Morning2003-2008TV SeriesHerself
Countdown2007TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Dancing on Ice: Defrosted2007TV SeriesHerself
Dancing on Ice2007TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The 1st TVNow Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
An Audience with Joan Rivers2006TV MovieHerself - Audience Member
Stars in Their Eyes2003-2005TV SeriesHerself Cher Rosemary Clooney
Children in Need2005TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Loose Women2005TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Abbamania 22004TV Movie documentaryHerself
It Shouldn't Happen on a TV Soap2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Good Soap Guide2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2001-2003TV SeriesHerself
Greasemania2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2003TV SeriesHerself
Blankety Blank2002TV SeriesHerself
Live Talk2000TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Night Fever2000TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
G'Day, Summer Bay1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Home and Away: Weddings2005VideoMarilyn Chambers-Fisher (uncredited)
Home and Away1998-2005TV SeriesMarilyn Fisher
Home and Away: Romances2005VideoMarilyn Chambers-Fisher (uncredited)
Home and Away: The Official Summer Bay Special1996VideoMarilyn Chambers (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2002National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular NewcomerEmmerdale Farm (1972)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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