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Anne Tenney
Born 1954 (age 69–70)
Sydney, Australia
Education National Institute of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979-present
Known for Film - The Castle
Television - A Country Practice, Always Greener
Spouse(s) Shane Withington

Anne Tenney (born 1954) is an Australian film, television and theatre actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Melissa "Molly" Jones in the television drama A Country Practice, Liz Taylor in Always Greener, and as Sal Kerrigan opposite Michael Caton in the major hit film The Castle.

Tenney started her career in guest roles in several Australian drama series, before joining the cast of A Country Practice in 1981. She left the show in 1985.

She was then to have roles in Police Rescue, Brides of Christ, E Street, Water Rats, Always Greener, All Saints, headLand and Packed to the Rafters



Year Title Role Type
1987 Australian Summer Role unknown Short film
1989 Luigi's Ladies Jane Feature film
1996 Dead Heart Sarah Feature film
1997 The Castle Sal Kerrigan Feature film
2003 Subterano Elaine Feature film
2013 Spit Mum Short film
2013 The Gift Grace Short film


Year Title Role Type
1979 Skyways Guest role: Eileen TV series, 1 episode
1980 Timelapse Guest role TV series, 1 episode
1980 Australian Theatre Festival: The Department Role unknown Teleplay
1981 Bellamy Guest role: Eileen TV series, episode 11: "A Matter of Upbringing"
1981-1985 A Country Practice Regular role: Molly Jones/Melissa 'Molly' Jones TV series, 299 episodes
1985 Flight Into Hell Regular role: Kate Webber TV miniseries, 2 episodes
1987 Takeover Hilda Oppenheimer TV movie
1988 Fragments of War: The Story of Damien Parer Marie Parer TV movie
1989 Fresh Start Guest role: Linda TV series, 1 episode
1990 Elly & Jools Regular role: Anna Traveller TV series, 12 episodes
1990 E Street Recurring role: Dr. Susan Franklin TV series, 6 episodes
1991 Police Rescue Guest role: Katie McCarthy TV series, 1 episode 9:"One for Dad"
1991 Brides of Christ Guest role: Liz Heffernan TV miniseries, 1 episode
1994 Escape from Jupiter Regular role: Helen TV series, 13 episodes
1995 Fire Recurring role: Anne Risdale TV series, 5 episodes
1995 The Feds: Abduction Suzi Plummer TVovie series, 1 episode
1995-1996 G.P. Recurring guest role: Jenny King TV series, 3 episodes
1997 Big Sky Guest role: Gillian Masters TV series, 1 episode
1997-1999 Water Rats Recurring role: Gail Hawker TV series, 5 episodes
1998 Murder Call Guest role: Nerida Hertzberg TV series, 1 episode
2001-2003 Always Greener Regular role: Liz Taylor TV series, 50 episodes
2005 All Saints Recurring guest role: Trish Turner TV series, 3 episodes
2005-2006 Headland Regular role: Kerry Lewis TV series, 13 episodes
2013 Cliffy Eunice TV movie
2017 Drop Dead Weird Guest role: Arminta Fogle TV series, 1 episode
2019 Drop Dead Weird Guest role: Mrs. O'Shea TV series, 1 episode
2021 Back to the Rafters Guest role: Charmaine TV series, 1 episode
2022 Underbelly: Vanishing Act Regular role: Barbara Grimley TV Miniseries, 2 episodes
2023 RFDS Guest role: Tess TV series, 1 episode

Television guest appearances (as herself)

Year Title Role Type
2001 Good Morning Australia Guest TV series, 1 episode
2006 TV Turns 50: The Events That Stopped a Nation Guest (with A Country Practice cast: Lorrae Desmond, Brian Wenzel, Joan Sydney, Shane Porteous, Josephine Mitchell, Joyce Jacobs & Emily Nichol) TV Special
2010 Today Tonight Guest (A Country Practice location tour) TV series, 1 episode
2015 Studio 10 Guest TV series, 1 episode
2016 Studio 10 Guest (with Noel Hodda) TV series, 1 episode
2018 The Morning Show Guest TV series, 1 episode


In 1985, Tenney won the 'Most Popular Lead Actress' award at the Logies for her role as Melissa 'Molly Jones' in A Country Practice. Tenney went on to win 'NSW Most Popular Female' and 'Most Popular Australian Actress' in 1986 for the same role.


Tenney grew up in Sydney, Australia, graduating from Acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1979. She is married to actor Shane Withington, who played her on screen husband Brenden Jones on A Country Practice.

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