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Christopher Daniel "Chris" Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor, musician and writer. A two-time winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor, he is known for his creation and portrayal of several characters in the mockumentary television series W... Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 10, 1974
Birth place: Sydney, Australia
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Writer, Comedian, Actor, Television producer
Education:Macquarie University, Barker College
Nationality:Australia
Awards:Logie Award for Most Popular Actor
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Chris is a vegetarian.


Quotes

#Quote
1When I was in school, I was always writing scripts and dressing up as characters. I'd constantly be that guy who'd get up on stage. I used to write imaginary TV shows, like soap operas, for fun.
2I'm totally not media shy and do interviews all the time and go to events and totally play along and actually enjoy talking to journalists most of the time.
3When I wrote 'We Can Be Heroes,' I was just so excited about the concept of playing loads of characters, and a television series allows you to do that.
4When no one knows you, and you're just trying to break into stuff, it's so good because you can write whatever you want and just say it; it's just between you and the audience. There's no process or worrying about anyone else interfering with what you're doing.
5There are bits of me in all my characters.
6People were making fun of redheads before I came along.
7Playing girls is cool, but its a lot more fun playing boys.
8People think that I'm some kind of genius who's got these statements to say, and... I'm not really.
9I'm not a big comedy show-watcher, but I love Ricky Gervais' stuff and Sacha Baron Cohen's things. But I'm not an expert on them. I've seen them once.
10Like, Australians definitely don't walk around dressed up in blackface going, 'Ha-ha.'
11Mostly, what I watch are reality shows and documentaries.
12It takes me ages to write stuff.
13People are always nice; I never get anything mean said to me on the street.
14It's pretty awful being told you're a racist.
15I'm not really a management-type person. It doesn't suit my personality to be bossing people around.
16If you over-think, it affects things too much; I work instinctively, like painting in a way. Think too much, and you ruin everything.
17I've met big-name actors doing Hollywood films, and they've said that all they want is an in at HBO and their own show.
18I've never been a 16-year-old girl.
19In Australia, I'm built up as this comedy hero, which was never my intention.
20I would love to play a British character one day. My accent wavers between Scottish and Irish very easily, though.
21I'm definitely attracted to the idea of people that have these big aspirations that the audience know might never happen, but they're lost in them.
22I'm not a big fan of 'Jersey Shore' and those kinds of shows where people are really playing up to the cameras.
23I went to a private boys' school, and we had girls in the last two years.
24I'll probably be still playing a school girl when I'm 60.
25I think surprises make TV entertaining.
26I never like to think of any character as being over. I'm always thinking of different ways of bringing them back.
27I think after doing a few shows now, people are ready to put me down.
28I was sure 'Summer Heights High' would be a cult ABC thing; I had no idea it would be such a big hit.
29I think my parents had a hard time dealing with me.
30I just do what I think is funny and what's exciting to me.
31I get asked to do stupid things like panel shows and talk shows and things.
32I like the boundaries, the kinds of conventions of a documentary and having to work within that.
33I have a massive guilt thing about money.
34I like playing all sorts of ages and genders.
35I find actors a little bit too self-conscious.
36I feel like I'm so normal. So normal it's boring.
37I didn't do very well academically; I was always in the bottom class.
38I find myself believing everything that journalists tell me.
39I don't just want to upset people and shock people by saying something really outrageous.
40Films do seem prestigious and glamorous, but when you create something, you want people to see it. TV still reaches so many more people; it still really appeals to me.
41Fans feel they know me, so they want me to be on-the-spot funny, and it's hard to fulfill their expectations.
42I don't like to analyze what I do too much, but I certainly never meet a single person and say, 'You're the next character.' People think that's what I do. They also think that I sit down and observe and try to imitate random people. I've never done that at all.
43You can't get any better than TV on HBO, ABC and BBC3.
44British comedy fans go crazy.
45I'm interested in youth culture - when your parents are running your life, but you think you're the big man - but I'm not trying to make a statement.
46It's barely OK for me to be dressed up as a black guy. But part of me kind of enjoys provoking people.
47Religious humor is not really my area, so I probably wouldn't do anything about that, or politics or something.
48You feel the pressure of going to university because you need a back-up plan, which is why I enrolled.
49I'm so independent in writing stuff and controlling what I do. Sometimes I get calls from people asking to be in their movie, but I'm always writing or editing, and I can never get around to doing it. I'm so much more interested in my own stuff. I think I drive my agent crazy.
50I feel really qualified to write about Australia.
51I get bored with the constant probing for the clichéd tears of the clown, the dark side of the comic.
52I met Kim Kardashian in a nightclub once, and she was really nice. Kanye was with her, but he didn't speak. He just looked at me.
53I've done signings where elderly people will line up to get photos with me and ask me to sign things. They don't even pretend it's for their grandkids. They're like, 'No, it's for me.'
54I find teenage girls endlessly funny.
55To be honest, after all the crap that happened with 'Summer Heights High,' I was like, 'I'm not going to write anything controversial or edgy ever again; I just can't handle the blame.'
56I really like Jeff Lewis and 'Flipping Out' and 'Interior Therapy.' I don't know why I'm obsessed with American real estate and renovation.
57I'm pretty lucky. I don't get too many haters.
58I'm not interested in being one of those comedians who wants to look good and be this 'cool' funny person. I don't care how weird or ugly I look.
59Australia has a thing where apparently it's fine for me to dress up as an Asian woman. No one has questioned that.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular ActorJa'mie: Private School Girl (2013)
2012ADG AwardAustralian Directors GuildBest Direction in a TV Comedy SeriesAngry Boys (2011)· Jeffrey Walker (director)
· Stuart McDonald (director)
2012AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance in a Television ComedyAngry Boys (2011)
2008Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular ActorSummer Heights High (2007)
2008AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Television Comedy SeriesSummer Heights High (2007)· Laura Waters
2008AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance in a Television ComedySummer Heights High (2007)
2006Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New TalentLogie AwardsWe Can Be Heroes (2005)
2006Golden RoseRose d'Or Light Entertainment FestivalBest Male Comedy PerformanceWe Can Be Heroes (2005)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular ActorJonah from Tonga (2014)
2014Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding ActorJa'mie: Private School Girl (2013)
2008Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Comedy ProgramSummer Heights High (2007)· Laura Waters
2008Gold LogieLogie AwardsMost notably for Summer Heights High
2008Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding ActorSummer Heights High (2007)
2006Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Comedy ProgramWe Can Be Heroes (2005)· Laura Waters
2005AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Comedy SeriesWe Can Be Heroes (2005)· Laura Waters
2005AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Screenplay in TelevisionWe Can Be Heroes (2005)
2005AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead Actor in TelevisionWe Can Be Heroes (2005)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jonah from TongaTV Mini-Series created by - 6 episodes, 2014 written by - 6 episodes, 2014
Ja'mie: Private School GirlTV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2013 written by - 6 episodes, 2013
Angry BoysTV Series created by - 12 episodes, 2011 written by - 12 episodes, 2011
Summer Heights High2007TV Series created and written by - 8 episodes
We Can Be HeroesTV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2005 written by - 6 episodes, 2005
Hamish & Andy2004TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Big Bite2003-2004TV Series writer - 14 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jonah from Tonga2014TV Mini-SeriesJonah Takalua
Ja'mie: Private School Girl2013TV SeriesJa'mie
Angry Boys2011TV SeriesDaniel Sims / Nathan Sims / Ruth 'Gran' Sims / ...
Summer Heights High2007TV SeriesJonah / Mr G / Ja'mie
We Can Be Heroes2005TV SeriesPhil / Ricky / Ja'mie / ...
Hamish & Andy2004TV SeriesMr. G / Various
Big Bite2003-2004TV SeriesExtreme Darren / Mr G / Various Characters
Ned2003Customer 1 & Klansman
Young Lions2002TV SeriesMick Dwyer
The Monday Dump2001TV SeriesArmy Reserve Guy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jonah from TongaTV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes, 2014 producer - 6 episodes, 2014
Ja'mie: Private School GirlTV Series executive producer - 6 episodes, 2013 producer - 6 episodes, 2013
Angry BoysTV Series executive producer - 12 episodes, 2011 producer - 12 episodes, 2011
Summer Heights High2007TV Series co-producer - 8 episodes
We Can Be Heroes2005TV Series co-producer - 6 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angry BoysTV Series composer - 19 episodes, 2011 music producer - 6 episodes, 2011

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jonah from Tonga2014TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Ja'mie: Private School Girl2013TV Series 6 episodes
Angry Boys2011TV Series 12 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angry Boys2011TV Series 12 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angry BoysTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
We Can Be Heroes2005TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual TV Week Logie Awards2008TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stop Laughing... This Is Serious2015TV Series documentaryHimself

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