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Kate Jenkinson

Kate Jenkinson is an Australian actress best known for her various roles on The Wedge as well as her role as Kendall Quinn on Super Fun Night. She is best known for her role as Allie Novak in the Australian hit television series Wentworth. In 2017, she admitted to being in a same-sex relationship.


Jenkinson graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2004 with the Nigel Rideout Award and has since been a full-time performer in drama and comedy both on stage and screen.


In 2005, Jenkinson was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for her role as Julia in the Black Swan Theater production of Zastrozzi and was a regular on the comedy television series The Wedge from 2005 to 2007. In 2006-07, she appeared as herself in Thank God You’re Here, as well as in Dire Cities, the new pilot for Working Dog.

In 2007, she starred in an episode of Sean Micallef’s “Newstopia” and guest-starred on the Channel 9 drama series “Canal Road”.

She began 2008 with MTC’s Don Juan in Soho, after which she became a series regular on SBS’s The Pride of Bogan and guest roles on Rush, Satisfaction, Tangle, and Whatever Happened to That Guy”. In 2013, she joined the cast of the Australian series Rebel Wilson Super Fun Night. In 2015, she played Carol, the daughter of the title character in Sean Micallef’s sitcom Ex-PM.

In 2015, Jenkinson joined the cast of Wentworth as prisoner Allie Novak. She has since starred in the series and is confirmed to appear in the final season of Wentworth season 8 part 2. In season 8 part 1 we see her as Prison Top Dog.

On April 30, 2019, it was announced that Jenkinson had joined the cast of the Australian medical drama Doctor Doctor (known internationally as The Boy with a Heart). She played the role of Tara Khurdair in the fourth season, which began filming in April 2019 and aired from February to May 2020.


  • 2005 Zastrozzi Giulia Black Swan Theater
  • 2008 Don Juan in Soho Matti/Dahlia Melbourne Theater Company
  • 2010 The Graduate Elaine Robinson Kay + McLean


  • 2005-07 The Wedge Various
  • 2006-07 Thank God You’re Here Herself
  • 2007 Forgotten Cities Miscellaneous
  • 2007 Newstopia Amanda Episode #1.8: “Ghosts of Christmas Past”
  • 2008 Canal Road Felicity Episode #1.10
  • 2008 Bogan Pride Tizneen
  • 2008-09 Rush Nina Wise
  • 2009 Whatever Happened to That Guy? IVF Nurse
  • 2009-10 Satisfaction Jemima
  • 2009-12 Tangle Melanie Recurring (seasons 1-3)
  • 2010 City Homicide Lara Conlon
  • 2010 Wilfred Caddy
  • 2010-12 Lowdown Samantha
  • 2011 Killing Time Wendy Pierce
  • 2012 Agony Aunts Herself
  • 2012 The Straits Antoinette Montebello
  • 2012 Miss Fisher Isabella Murder Mysteries
  • 2011-13 Offspring Kate Reid
  • 2012 Home Husbands Nadine Nadir
  • 2013-14 Super Fun Night Kendall Quinn
  • 2015, 2017 Former Prime Minister Carol
  • 2015- Hide and Seek Rebecca Swift / Marie Quigg
  • 2016- Wentworth Alli Novak Regular role (Season 4 to present)
  • 2018 Have You Been Paying Attention? Herself Guest Quiz Host
  • 2018 Talkin Bout Your Generation Herself
  • 2019 Doctor Doctor Tara Khourdair Regular role (season 4 – 8 episodes)
  • 2021 Amazing Grace Grace Season 1


  • 2004 Nigel Rideout Award Teacher’s Choice WAAPA
  • 2005 Equity Benevolent Guild Zastrozzi Best Newcomer Nominee
  • 2013 Australians in Film Finalist Heath Ledger Scholarship
  • Kate Jenkinson on Instagram
  • Keith Jenkinson on IMDb

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