Why Is Penny McNamee Famous?

Penny McNamee is a professional actress from Australia who is probably known for her main role in the Australian soap opera, Home and Away alongside Marin Ireland and Sophie Dillman as Tori Morgan. She hasn’t been able to land a breakthrough role yet but her fans have high expectations for coming career years.

Quick Info
Full NamePenny McNamee
Date of Birth17th March of 1983
Birth PlaceNew South Wales, Sydney, Australia
ParentsHelen and Peter McNamee
HusbandMatt Tooke
Weight54 kg
Height5ft 5in
Age37 Years
Net Worth$1.3Million


How was Penny McNamee Childhood Like?

Penny McNamee was born on 17th March of 1983 in the capital of New South Wales, Sydney in Australia. She is the daughter of Helen and Peter McNamee. She grew up with her younger brother and 3 sisters namely Patrick, Mel, Abbey, and her younger sister, Jessica McNamee who is an actress too. She is related to actress Teagan Croft from her younger sister Rebecca. She is further related to the Prime7 news presenter, Madelaine Collignon.

McNamee belongs to the ethnicity white and has Irish ancestry. Her nationality is Australian. She has the birth sign; Pisces and her sexual orientation are straight.

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Body Measurement

Penny McNamee possesses a slim body build having a height of 5 feet 5 inches. She weighs about 54 kg. She has dark brown hair which she often dyes with blonde color. She has blue eyes and probably known for her killer beautiful smile.  She is 37 years old turning 38 in May of 2021. 


Where did go to Penny?

Penny McNamee received her education in Sydney from Barker College. Information regarding her high school hasn’t been disclosed yet but she once declared about staying bullied during her high school life.


Who is Penny McNamee married to?

Penny McNamee is the married and proud mother of Jack Tooke and she gave birth to her second child, a daughter in 2019 named Neve. She tied her knot with Matt Tooke, a marketing agency director in 2009. She once shared in an interview about how her husband is supportive of her career. The couple currently resides in Sydney of New South Wales in Australia.

 She loves the musical and her favorite ones are Wicked and Into the Woods. She is an endometriosis patient which she had for 20 years but only noticed about it in early 2018.

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Social Media

Penny McNamee is an active social media user and is like an open book. She has over 8 thousand followers on Twitter and can be connected by @PennyMcNamee. She is also active on Instagram has over 220 thousand followers and can be connected by @penny.mcnamee. She further uses a Facebook account that contains more than 24 thousand likes and over 32 thousand followers and yes, she can be connected with Penny McNamee Official.


How did Penny start her Career?

Penny McNamee made her film debut in 2003 with the short film, Fuel where she portrayed the character of Hitchhiker.  She made her guest appearance in the Australian tv series, White Collar Blue as Alicia Moore and in the Australian medical drama tv series, All Saints as Suzie Chambers. Following year, she landed appearances in 2 episodes of the miniseries, Salem’s Lot as Ruth Crockett, and landing her first recurring role in drama headland as Charlie Cooper in 2006.


She started appearing in the tv films See No Evil, Hammer Bay, and The Tourist playing small roles. Her other featured films are Careless Love, Monkeywrench, and See No Evil 2.


Television Shows

She continued on making her guest appearances in tv series like Satisfaction, The Pacific, Elementary, Blue Bloods finally landing her first main role in 2016. She portrayed the character of Tori Morgan in the 29th season of the Australian tv soap opera, Home and Away, and is still on her continued appearance till 2021.



While others transcend to their film and television career from the theatre, McNamee transcended for her successful television career to theatres. To this date, she has performed in Florida Studio Theatre and Capitol Theatre. She has performed in the dark comedy, Hurlyburly in 2005 portraying the character of Donna alongside actor Alex Dimitriades. She has further shoed her talent in the musical, The Witches of Eastwick as Jennifer Gabriel. Her performance in the musical earned her Mo Award nomination for Best New talent when she was just 19 years old.

McNamee also made her Broadway debut in 2009 with the musical, Wicked where she portrayed the character of Nessarose. She further appeared in the stage musical, Daddy Long Legs starring as Jerusha Abbot in 2014 which was performed in Florida Studio Theatre.


How many awards has Penny McNamee won?

McNamee received her first nomination when she was just 19 years old. She was nominated with Mo Award for Best New Talent for her performance in the musical, The Witches of Eastwick.  In 2009, she was awarded Green Room Award for Best Female in a Featured Role after her performance in the Broadway play, Wicked.

McNamee was nominated with Logie Award for Best New Talent after her performance in the Australian television soap opera, Home and Away as Tori Morgan. She hasn’t received any further nominations and awards yet but it’s not too late to expect one, right?

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What is the Current Net worth of Penny?

McNamee has an estimated net worth of 1.3 million dollars as of 2021 apart from her real estate in Sydney which she recently sold for 2.05 million dollars. She earns her millions solely from her acting career. She hasn’t endorsed for any brands yet. She has been off-screen for a while now except for her role in the tv series- Home and Away, hopefully, she will make her comeback and reprise a greater film role in the coming years.


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