‘Girls Grammar gave me above all, the resilience, courage and self-reliance to pursue a career path less traveled, one for which I had not seen many role models and which has ultimately given me a lifetime of diverse experiences and contribution. I will always be grateful this pathway was generated and encouraged in the Drama classroom at BGGS with those exceptional teachers.’
Ms Angie Milliken is a renowned Australian actor whose accolades include two AFI Best Actress Awards (My Brother Jack and MDA) and a Centenary Medal for her outstanding achievements in the Australian film industry.
After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Ms Milliken worked across theatre, television and film, receiving critical and popular acclaim. Ms Milliken’s film work includes This Isn’t Funny, Rough Diamonds, Paperback Hero and Dead Heart, and her television career spans Australia and the USA, where she featured in CSI Miami. Her work on stage has seen her perform many acclaimed classic and contemporary works for leading theatre companies, including The Sydney Theatre Company, QT and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she performed Sydney Olympic Arts Festival’s featured production of The White Devil. In 2019, Ms Milliken performed the role of Linda Loman in Queensland Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic 1949 play, Death of a Salesman.
A former Head Girl (1981), Ms Milliken returned to Girls Grammar as a Valedictory Speaker (2004) and as a Foundation Day speaker (2019).