Kym Wilson (born 1 April 1973) [1] ​ is an Australian actress and former television host.

Early life and career

Wilson was born in Brisbane, Australia. She completed her secondary education at Stella Maris College, Manly. Her first major role was in the television mini-series Brides of Christ and she remains best known for playing Darcy Hudson in A Country Practice . She was subsequently seen in series such as Heartbreak High and All Saints . Wilson also co-hosted the music program " Video Smash Hits " on the Seven Network .


In 1992, Wilson won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent , [2] as well as being nominated for "Most Popular Actress in a miniseries/telemovie" the same year. She was nominated for "Most Popular Actress" in 1993 and 1994. [3] [4]

In 1995, together with then boyfriend Jeremy Sims, Wilson formed the theatrical production company "Pork Chop Productions".

Move to US

She moved to the United States in 1998 to escape press attention over her affair with Michael Hutchence, where she undertook a three-month acting scholarship assisted by the Winston Churchill Fellowship, which she had won before Michael Hutchence's death on 22 November 1997.

Magazine cover

Wilson appeared nude on the cover of the May 1999 edition of Australian Playboy , [5] after she was no longer acting regularly in TV series. She previously appeared semi-naked in Black+White magazine. [7]

Personal life

As of 2008, Wilson was a board member of Australians In Film, based in Los Angeles. [8] She married Sean O'Byrne on 9 October 2009.

Filmography [9]